• Oct. 29, 204 Palmetto Ave., burglary. Unknown suspects cut the lock on the outside cooler at Slim’s Place, making off with 10 cases of beer and two kegs.
• Oct. 17, address unlisted, child sexual abuse investigation. A representative of the Florida Abuse Hotline contacted the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office to report a possible sexual assault of a minor in Anna Maria. According to the report, the tip contained few details. The incident is being investigated.
• Oct. 23, 300 block of Crescent Drive, theft. A male juvenile entered the bedroom of a female juvenile through her window. Sometime later, two friends of the male visitor tapped on the window and climbed through. The two friends were asked to leave moments later by the female. Before they left, the two males asked their friend if they wanted to “go into town” to do a drug deal, and he agreed. The three males exited the bedroom window and the female left her bedroom. At some point, one of the visitors apparently stole an iPad. The victim assumed it was her friend and assumed it would be returned the next day, but he denied having it. He also denied knowing if one of the other males was in possession of the iPad.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• Oct. 31, 500 block of North Shore Drive, battery. A 41-year-old Anna Maria man was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge following an argument with his girlfriend. According to the report, the couple was arguing when the man grabbed the victim’s cellphone from her hand. The argument subsided until the couple arrived at the victim’s home. They again began to argue, at which time the victim said her boyfriend hit her. She tried to lock herself into his vehicle, but he had the keys. The report states the man opened the car door, pulled her from the car and threw her to the ground. The victim was able to escape into her home, at which time she called the Bradenton Beach Police Department. Officers responded and arrested the man.
• Oct. 14, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass warning. Video at the Circle K allegedly shows a man entering the store and buying beer. The man came back into the store empty-handed, but showed up at the counter with a bag containing more beer. He asked for a pack of cigarettes and paid for them. The clerk asked the man about the beer, at which time the suspect said it was the beer he had purchased 20 minutes earlier. The store clerk said the man needed to pay for the beer, and he did, but police were contacted and the man was issued a trespass warning.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• Oct. 29, 4400 block of 123rd Street, criminal mischief. A complainant reported that two of his vehicle tires were slashed.
• Oct. 29, 4500 block of 123rd Street, criminal mischief. A complainant reported someone cut two tires on his truck and flatbed trailer.
• Oct. 30, 4300 block of 126th Street, burglary. Unknown suspects broke a rear door using a paving brick to gain entry into the home. The resident was not home at the time a MCSO deputy responded to the call, so a list of stolen items was not provided at the time of the report.
• Oct. 31, 4500 block of 124th Street West, domestic disturbance. A MCSO deputy made contact with a couple that was arguing. The woman had recently delivered a baby and reported being depressed and under stress. She said she recently returned to work after maternity leave, and she had been arguing with her live-in boyfriend over finances due to the fact that he was unemployed. No physical contact had been made during the argument. The deputy issued domestic violence packets.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
• Oct. 23, 6800 block of Gulf Drive, disturbance. A male complainant reported his wife was ill and family members all returned home with the exception of his adult daughter. The man said his daughter’s presence was an inconvenience. The father agreed to pay for a motel room for the daughter.
• Oct. 23, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach City Hall, assist. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer was asked to standby as a city employee was terminated. The subject left without incident. The officer reported he was not aware of the reasoning for the termination, but said the former employee smelled of alcohol when he spoke to him.
• Oct. 24, 3015 Gulf Drive, theft. While on patrol, a HBPD officer observed a man running from the CITGO gas station with a 12-pack of beer. The officer watched the man jump into some nearby bushes. He was placed in handcuffs and returned to the store, where the clerk confirmed the suspect stole the beer. The manager did not wish to press charges, but the suspect was issued a trespass warning.
• Oct. 25, 400 block of 28th Street, suspicious incident. Police received a call from a male complainant reporting someone was outside his door saying “What are you doing?” and “I see you.” When the officer arrived to the home, he observed a motion-activated Halloween decoration as the source of the voices, which someone had placed in front of the complainant’s front door.
• Oct. 25, 5386 Gulf Drive, information. A bookkeeper for the Beach Bistro reported that someone had cashed three fraudulent checks at a bank in Orlando using the restaurant’s bank account number. The signatures were forged from a check that was previously written to an Orlando seafood company.
• Oct. 26, 6300 block of Holmes Boulevard, disturbance. Police responded to a possible domestic disturbance and made contact with a couple, who told the HBPD officer they had been drinking with friends. The man wanted to go to bed, which apparently sparked the argument. The woman said she would sleep at a friend’s house for the night.
• Oct. 26, 500 block of 83rd Street, criminal mischief. A complainant reported someone had poured an unknown liquid substance on his vehicle. The liquid ate the paint from the metal surface, causing an estimated $3,000 in damages.
• Oct. 27, 2800 block of Avenue E, theft of services. A woman received a $90 water bill while in Tampa, and returned home to check for a possible leak. She told police her normal bill is around $20. A neighbor reported that workers from a local construction company had tapped into her outside faucet to use her water. Police are investigating.
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.