• Nov. 1, 500 block of North Shore Drive, harassing phone calls. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a report of harassing phone calls. According to the report, a female complainant said her former boyfriend, with whom she had been involved in a domestic disturbance, was harassing her through his sister. The boyfriend, who is in jail, contacted his sister to ask the ex-girlfriend to stop contacting his family. The complainant felt this was harassment. The deputy advised both parties not to contact one another and they agreed.
• Nov. 2, 500 block of South Drive, domestic disturbance. A husband and wife were arguing. A MCSO deputy reported no violence occurred and the husband voluntarily left the residence to resolve the situation.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• Nov. 8, 700 block of Gulf Drive North, domestic disturbance. Two male relatives began arguing with one another over one of them doing drugs. Bradenton Beach Police responded to investigate, but the officer reported that those involved refused to cooperate, saying it was a family issue. One of the men agreed to leave for the night to diffuse the situation.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• Oct. 32, address deleted, contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A report was filed in May that a woman’s boyfriend was doing LSD in front of her children, and that she was allowing the boyfriend to hit her children with a belt and his hands. An investigation found no evidence of physical abuse, but according to the report, the drug use in front of the children “may have occurred.”
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
• Nov. 3, 100 block of 49th Street, animal problem. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer responded to a call of abandoned animals, after receiving a call of dogs barking. The complainant reported he had not seen anyone at the home of where the dogs were for three days. The officer peered into the window and saw three large dogs. He contacted animal control, which said it would issue a 24-hour notice at the home. If the homeowner did not respond within 24 hours, animal control would enter and take the dogs.
• Nov. 3, 4300 Second Ave., suspicious circumstance. A HBPD officer observed a 51-year-old man and 23-year-old woman at a construction site. Upon making contact with them, the two said they were there to perform caulk work. The officer was unable to contact the construction company to confirm their employment. A second officer arrived and identified the female as a suspect in an arson case where the man was the victim. The two left the construction site and police later learned that the female was not allowed to be in contact with the man per a court order.
• Nov. 4, 4100 block of Fifth Avenue, animal problem. A complainant reported that a possibly rabid raccoon was roaming the playground area near his residence. Police were unable to locate the animal.
• Nov. 3, 5313 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Police made contact with a husband and wife arguing in the parking lot of the Eat Here Restaurant in regards to a cell phone. No physical contact had been made and the couple said they just wanted to go home.
• Nov. 4, 100 block of 77th Street, vehicle burglary. While on patrol, a HBPD officer observed a vehicle near the beach access. A window was down and the glove box was open. The officer tracked down the renter of the vehicle, who reported a missing purse valued at $600. She told police she also had $300 and credit cards in the missing purse.
• Nov. 4, 4300 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. Two bicycles valued at $260 were reported stolen from a garage.
• Nov. 4, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, criminal mischief. A HBPD officer responded to a possible burglary where he discovered a door had been pried open. The officer called the out-of-town homeowners and determined that nothing appeared to be missing per their conversation. All of the home’s electronics were in place and the couple said nothing else of value was in the home, but that they would be returning soon and double check for missing items. Fingerprints were secured at the scene.
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.