• Oct. 2, 200 block of South Bay Boulevard, burglary. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy reported no signs of forced entry after responding to a burglary complaint. The complainant noted missing items, which were not listed in the report.
• Sept. 24, 500 block of Spring Avenue, criminal mischief. A complainant reported someone had knocked over his motorcycle while he was visiting a female friend, causing more than $1,000 in damage. The victim told a MCSO deputy that the woman’s ex-boyfriend had stopped by earlier and knew he was there visiting, but he was not observed near the motorcycle.
• Oct. 6, 300 block of South Bay Boulevard, burglary. A complainant reported someone had entered his residence and stole a television, blue-ray player and food from his refrigerator, all valued at $145.
• Oct. 8, 700 block of Fern Street, identity theft. A man reported to a MCSO deputy that he believed someone was tampering with his identification. The man said it has happened to him several times while “surfing” the Web, according to the report. The complainant was unable to provide any evidence.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• Oct. 8, 100 block of Third Street, vehicle burglary. A complainant told police she left her car doors unlocked overnight. When she opened her vehicle the next day, items valued at $4,420, including a laptop computer and iPad were missing.
• Sept. 29, 400 block of Gulf Drive South, vehicle burglary. An unknown person threw a rock through a vehicle window and stole a checkbook and several personal items.
• Sept. 28, 2400 block of Avenue C, criminal mischief. A complainant reported someone had removed four sections of fence from her backyard. Damages were estimated at $200.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• Oct. 1, 4400 block of 119th Street West, firebomb. A complainant reported he heard a knock on his door. When answered, he was confronted by a male dressed in black, who began taunting him to come outside and fight. The complainant declined, at which time another male threw a bottle filled with lighted gasoline on the victim’s front lawn. The bottle did not break and the fire went out. Sheriff’s deputies were unable to locate the suspects.
• Oct. 4, 4400 block of 125th Street West, fraud. A complainant reported she received a letter from Florida Power & Light informing her that a second account in her name had been opened. She told a MCSO deputy she had not authorized the account.
• Oct. 6, 4400 block of 123rd Street West, trespass warning. A MCSO deputy responded to the listed address and took a statement from a man saying he had been assaulted, but the deputy determined the assault had not occurred. The deputy determined the man who had alleged the incident was not invited to be on the complainant’s property and the man was issued a trespass warning.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
• Sept. 28, 699 Manatee Ave. W., shoplifting. A 31-year-old Holmes Beach man was arrested on a shoplifting charge after video at CVS Pharmacy captured him opening a can of Red Bull inside the store, drinking it and leaving without paying. According to the report, video had captured the same man two days prior leaving the store with a can of Red Bull without paying.
• Oct. 8, 500 block of 67th Street, loitering and prowling. A 24-year-old Holmes Beach man was observed by a witness to be peering into several unoccupied vehicles. Police officers made contact with the man and found in his possession “a large amount of change” and a box-cutter tool. Police arrested him on the misdemeanor charge.
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.