• Sept. 13, 8605 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. An estimated five vehicles were broken into during church services at CrossPointe Fellowship. The primary complainant reported someone had entered his unlocked vehicle and stole $5 in change from his center console. He told a Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy he was not going to report the incident, but had discovered other vehicles also were burglarized.
• Sept. 9, Gulf Drive, burglary/theft of a firearm. A complainant reported someone had broken into his home and stole two handguns, two watches and numerous pieces of jewelry, all valued at $15,790.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• Sept. 20, 1301 Gulf Drive N., theft. The owner of Coastal Water Sports reported a stolen kayak from the beach where he maintains several rental kayaks locked with a cable. The complainant said the kayak had been secured after its last use, but when he arrived the lock was open and the kayak and paddle valued at $490 were missing.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
• Sept. 13, 3500 block of Fourth Avenue, vehicle burglary. An employee of a house-cleaning company called the Holmes Beach Police Department to report that someone had stolen a purse, wallet and cash valued at $81 from her vehicle. The complainant said she had locked the doors, but left her windows down a few inches while she was inside a house performing her duties.
• Sept. 15, 100 block of 78th Street, information. A complainant called police to report two couples were on the beach kissing and wanted to file a complaint. The complainant was informed that kissing on the beach is not illegal.
• Sept. 15, 6600 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Employees at the Beach Bistro contacted police regarding a male customer who was intoxicated and angry because of the wait for a table, but the man had left the restaurant by the time police arrived. A HBPD officer told the employees to call police if the man returned.
• Sept. 16, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, theft. The owner of Paradise Bagels arrived for work in the morning to find her cash register emptied of $135. She told police that the money was in the register at closing and the key was hidden. There were no signs of forced entry.
• Sept. 16, 5300 block of Sunrise Lane, information. A complainant called HBPD regarding a loaded syringe that was found in a mailbox. The officer contacted EMS and the syringe was removed.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.