• Dec. 18, 100 block of Crescent Drive, suspicious incident. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a possible burglary attempt. Upon arriving to the scene, he observed no suspicious activity. He made contact with the complainant, who reported someone had knocked loudly on her door several times. She told the deputy she asked who it was with no response. The deputy noted no signs of an attempted entry and filed a suspicious incident report.
• Dec. 18, intersection of South Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue, battery. A complainant went to the Anna Maria Sheriff’s Office substation to report an incident between himself and his boss. The complainant reported that his boss shoved him against his vehicle.
• Dec. 21, Lakeview Place, petit theft. The owner of a rental unit was preparing her property for a new renter when she observed a garbage can was missing.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• Dec. 21, 2513 Gulf Drive N., theft. Two men entered the Circle K and grabbed two 18-packs of beer. The men walked the beer to the counter, but as the clerk approached them, the men fled the store without paying.
• Dec. 20, 100 block of Gulf Drive South, criminal mischief. A man was performing some maintenance work for an out-of-town relative when he noticed a storage unit had been broken into and damage was caused to the unit. No items were reported missing.
• Dec. 17, 300 block of Gulf Drive South, ordinance violation. A female complainant reported that her neighbor was allowing his dog to potty on her property. She told police that the man does pick up the feces, but makes no effort to clean the area where the dog urinates. She said she has confronted her neighbor, and said he laughs at her. She claims to have a video of the dog on her property and would submit the video to police.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• Dec. 22, 4200 block of 125th Street West, information. A complainant reported that a man and woman came to her door to sell magazine subscriptions. The man began to compliment her on her jewelry and subsequently demanded $40. The woman told the two suspects to leave before she called law enforcement. Two neighbors reported similar circumstances.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
• Dec. 22, 3002 Gulf Drive, domestic battery. A woman told a friend she wanted to leave the Anchor Inn and go home. When she began calling for a taxi, a 40-year-old Bradenton man grabbed her phone and pulled her hair. The incident was witnessed and documented. The man was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery.
• Dec. 18, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, information. A Holmes Beach Police officer spoke to a man who said his dog had been very ill for two days and then died. A veterinarian told the man his dog had ingested a large amount of antifreeze. The owner said he had no antifreeze on his property. He suspected someone had given the antifreeze to his dog and wanted the incident documented.
• Dec. 18, 400 block of 39th Street, trespass warning. A property manager called HBPD to report a suspicious male on the property. An officer made contact with the man, who said he was waiting on a friend and was not aware he was on private property. The man was issued a trespass warning.
• Dec. 18, 500 block of 70th Street, trespass. A woman reported that more than 50 Xanax pills were missing and believed a friend had stolen the pills. Per the officer’s request, the friend emptied her purse and no pills were discovered. She did admit taking two of the pills, but with the complainant’s permission. She accused the complainant of selling some of the pills and named a third woman as a possible suspect in the theft of the remaining pills. The complainant wanted her friend trespassed from the property.
• Dec. 19, 3700 block of East Bay Drive, battery. A male complainant reported he was asleep when his brother and girlfriend came home and began to hit him. The man’s mother confirmed the story, but the officer observed both to be intoxicated. He advised them to go to HBPD in the morning if they wanted to sign an affidavit.
• Dec. 21, 200 block of 83rd Street, burglary. A woman’s son checked on her house while she was out of town. Upon entering the residence, he observed the back door open and a TV valued at $800 was missing.
• Dec. 21, 3900 E. Bay Drive, information. A female complainant exited Publix and saw folded papers on her vehicle’s windshield. She opened the papers and saw nude photos of her mother’s boyfriend that she said were taken from a website. She believed her mother’s ex-boyfriend may have placed the photos on her vehicle.
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.