• Jan. 22, 200 block of Lakeview Drive, motor vehicle theft. Unknown persons stole a motor scooter valued at $250.
• Jan. 23, 400 block of North Bay Boulevard, criminal mischief. A man reported someone had broken out the taillights of his girlfriend’s vehicle sometime during the night while it was parked in the driveway.
• Jan. 23, 100 Spring Ave., disturbance. Law enforcement responded to a call at the Sandbar Restaurant of a woman who was following customers. An employee noticed she was wearing an emergency medical bracelet with her husband’s contact information. The husband was contacted.
• Jan. 25, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, burglary. A complainant reported someone managed to gain entry through a locked door and stole several items of fishing gear valued at $1,000.
• Jan. 27, 200 block of Spring Avenue, battery. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped at an intersection while on routine patrol. A vehicle pulled up behind him with its headlights and blinkers flashing. The deputy observed two people in the vehicle throwing punches at each other. The vehicle traveled southward on Gulf Drive and the deputy initiated a traffic stop, making contact with two females. The driver reported she was arguing with her sister when she began to punch her. The sister confirmed the story, saying they were in a “sister rivalry,” and declined to explain further. The deputy arrested the 24-year-old Panama City woman on a misdemeanor battery charge.
• Jan. 28, 8605 Gulf Drive, CrossPointe Fellowship Church, theft. While attending church, a male complainant reported someone stole an acoustic guitar that he had placed on top of his vehicle.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• No new reports.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• No new reports.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
• Jan. 28, 6000 block of Marina Drive. A 36-year-old Bradenton man was arrested for driving while license suspended — habitual offender. A Holmes Beach Police Department officer ran a routine tag check, which came back as a suspended license. The officer made contact with the driver and discovered his license was suspended as an habitual offender in 2003. The subject was booked into the Manatee County jail and held on $2,000 bond. His vehicle was impounded.
• Jan. 24, 400 block of Clark Lane, vehicle burglary/found property. A good Samaritan reported to HBPD some found identification cards. Police learned that the cards belonged to a man whose vehicle had been burglarized the night before and a wallet had been stolen. While returning the ID cards to the victim, a neighbor delivered the victim’s driver’s license, saying he had found it on the road.
• Jan. 24, 3900 block of Sixth Avenue, theft. A man reported two of his vehicle’s hubcaps were stolen while he was away at work. The hubcaps were valued at $60. The victim said he knew that he would likely never see them again, but wanted to report the incident to encourage more patrols near the parking lot where the incident occurred.
• Jan. 26, 2800 block of Avenue B, disturbance. Police responded to a call of a fight and made contact with a group of people. A female living at the residence told police a man had come to the home uninvited and would not leave. His refusal to leave led to a physical altercation with another man. Police issued trespass warnings to the uninvited man as well as two other men.
• Jan. 27, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, vehicle burglary. A man reported that someone entered his Jon boat during the night and stole several items valued at $610, including a depth finder and fishing gear. The victim told police he heard a noise around 4 a.m., but thought it may have been a fish splashing in the water.
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.