• Nov. 15, address unlisted, lewd behavior. A complaint was filed with the abuse registry regarding two juveniles who apparently pretended to have sex. The two did engage in other intimate activities that were not necessarily sexual in nature. According to the report, two other juveniles were present and may have participated, but no criminal acts were committed and the abuse was determined to be unfounded.
• Dec. 1, 300 block of South Bay Boulevard, trespass. A Lakeland man and woman were arrested on misdemeanor trespass charges after being found in a home belonging to a couple who live out of the country. The probable cause affidavit did not state if the Lakeland couple were known to the homeowners, but did state they did not have permission to be in the home.
• Nov. 30, 8700 Gulf Drive, Marchman Act. A Holmes Beach man was taken to the hospital for treatment after being found “very intoxicated” by a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy at a trolley stop. The man said he had no one to act as a guardian on his behalf, so the officer initiated the Marchman Act for treatment.
• Dec. 4, 500 block of South Drive, information. Deputies responded to a complainant at the Anna Maria City Pier and observed a man who appeared to be intoxicated. The man said his residence was burglarized by a female neighbor and that she had admitted as much to him. Deputies drove the complainant to his residence so he could show them where the suspect had gained entry, but he changed his story, saying everything was locked, nothing was missing, but the sliding-glass door was open. Deputies made contact with the neighbor who said she had known her neighbor for years, and that sometimes he acted friendly and other times acted like he did not know her at all. She said she noticed his dog at the door and knew he was not home. She assumed the dog needed to go to the bathroom so she let him outside, but never entered the residence. She assured the deputies she would not help her neighbor again.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• Dec. 2, First Street North and Church Avenue, domestic battery. Police responded to a domestic battery. The woman said she and her husband had been drinking that night and became engaged in a verbal dispute upon arriving home. The argument escalated and the man allegedly pushed her to the ground. When she attempted to use her cell phone to call 911, he reportedly knocked it out of her hand and then fled the home. A Holmes Beach Police officer, who had assisted on the initial call, spotted the man a short time later back at the residence and took him into custody. The woman did not wish to press charges. According to the report, she said, “This happens often back in Ohio.” Domestic violence packets were issued to the couple.
• Dec. 2, 100 block of 10th Street, stolen vehicle. A woman reported she woke up to go to the store to get a newspaper and discovered her van was missing. According to the report, she had $250 in Christmas presents inside the van when it was stolen. She told police she left the keys overnight in the center console.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
• Nov. 26, 400 block of 39th Street, trespass/theft. Police made contact with a male complainant, who reported a homeless man had stolen a pool lounge chair valued at $250. The complainant said the man went into some nearby woods. Police entered the woods and found the man sleeping on the chair. According to the report, the man admitted the theft. He was taken into custody on a misdemeanor theft charge. The chair was returned.
• Nov. 26, 400 block of 62nd Street, suspicious circumstance. Police responded to a report of a possible theft and made contact with a female complainant. The woman said someone had been trying to make her crazy for the past 12 years. She said someone had stolen her property, but did not know what was taken. The woman said she was being tormented because someone entered her home every time she left. She said she always returns home to find her phone unplugged, photos turned upside down and seat cushions burned. Police found no evidence of forced entry.
• Nov. 28, 400 block of 74th Street, disturbance. Police responded to a male and female arguing. According to the report, the two were drinking all day and the male had hid the woman’s computer cord, which sparked the argument. Police advised that one of them should leave for the night, and the female did.
• Nov. 29, 4000 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Police responded to the trolley pickup/drop off area at Manatee Public Beach where a female reported that her ex-boyfriend had refused to let her leave the area. Police made contact with the male at a different trolley stop. He said the two had been arguing because he just found out she had been arrested for prostitution. He said it was only an argument and that he left her to do whatever she wanted.
• Nov. 30, theft, 600 block of Emerald Lane, theft. A complainant told police that over the last few weeks several items had disappeared from his property. The items included a wrought iron table, ladder, potted plants and more valued at $600. Police returned on Dec. 1 when the man reported a mower valued at $250 had been stolen from his property.
• Dec. 1, 600 block of Foxworth, suspicious persons. Police made contact with three juveniles wearing backpacks. The officer reported the three males tried to quickly walk away when they spotted his patrol vehicle. With several burglaries being reported in the area, the officer stopped the juveniles and asked them why they were in the area. According to the report, the juveniles were unable to give a concise answer. The officer contacted the parents of each juvenile, who all said their children had lied about where they were supposed to be. A marijuana pipe was found in one of the juvenile’s backpack. All three were released into the custody of their parents.
• Dec. 2, 725 Manatee Avenue, vehicle burglary. A fisher at the Kingfish boat ramp told police he had been fishing all day. When he returned to the boat ramp, he saw his passenger side window had been broken. He then observed about $300 in car stereo equipment had been stolen.
• Dec. 2, 5337 Gulf Drive, theft. An employee at Lobstah’s Restaurant reported another employee had stolen cash and several items from her purse while it was in the manager’s office. The complainant said the suspect was seen entering the office and locking the doors, which she described as very unusual. After the employee unlocked the doors and left, the complainant discovered the items missing from her purse. The office was under video surveillance and police were able to observe a recording of the incident. The suspect had left the building, and she was being sought as of press time.
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.