• May 27, 200 block of Archer Way, burglary. Someone gained entry to the property through a fenced-in backyard and attempted to dismantle a fold-up canopy. The attempt was unsuccessful, but the unknown suspect caused $20 in damages.
• May 28, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, fraud. A complainant reported her adult daughter used her debit card without permission to obtain $200 from her bank account.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• May 26, 1300 block of Gulf Drive North, resisting arrest and battery. A 50-year-old Orlando man was arrested for resisting arrest without violence and misdemeanor battery. According to the report, the suspect was taking photographs of a woman and children on the beach. She asked the man to stop and he refused, shoving the woman in the stomach. Witnesses reported seeing the incident. Police made contact with the suspect, who allegedly became belligerent. The man was ordered to leave the beach, but refused. As officers attempted to arrest him, the man pulled away, at which time two BBPD officers took him to the ground and placed him in custody.
• May 9, 1400 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, domestic disturbance. Police responded to an argument and tried to separate a group of males from a female to determine what happened. One of the males became uncooperative and had to be handcuffed. Police determined that no physical contact had occurred during the argument.
• May 25, 500 block of Gulf Drive North, domestic disturbance. A man allowed his son to move into his home, who in turn moved in his girlfriend and her brother. The two younger men reported to police that the woman needed to be committed for a drug problem. The officer provided instruction on how to initiate a Baker Act for someone struggling with substance abuse issues.
• May 28, 402 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach Marina, battery. Two employees were questioned over an incident where one man said the other struck and pushed him. The argument involved the suspect taking a military ready to eat meal belonging to the complainant. The complainant said the suspect struck him with the MRE and then pushed him. The two men began to fight and were separated by a third party. The suspect said the two were arguing over a cell-phone charger. He admitted to throwing the MRE, but said it was the complainant who first made physical contact with him, at which time he pushed the man back. The two were advised that the report would be forwarded to the state attorney’s office for possible criminal charges.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• May 24, address unreported, suspicious incident. A female complainant reported that her mother, who rents her the home, continues to enter the residence without permission. The complainant said the mother has been warned in the past by law enforcement. The deputy made contact with the mother and informed her that as a landlord, she did not have the right to enter the residence without her daughter’s permission. According to the report, the mother became belligerent, and said she would begin the process to evict her daughter.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
• May 26, 4800 block of Gulf Drive, DUI. An off-duty Bradenton Beach police officer contacted the Holmes Beach Police Department in regards to a possible DUI. The HBPD officer made contact with Sylvia Hart, 60, of Holmes Beach, after observing erratic driving. The officer observed a strong odor of alcohol and contacted an MCSO deputy, who asked Hart if she had been drinking. According to the report, Hart admitted to drinking six beers. A field sobriety test was administered and Hart allegedly failed that and a subsequent Breathalyzer test. She was arrested for misdemeanor DUI.
• May 27, 100 block of 48th Street, domestic battery. A 33-year-old woman was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery. According to the report, the woman grabbed her partner by the neck and threw her to the ground. The complainant got up to run, at which time she was tripped. The suspect grabbed her by the hair, pulling out several clumps. The complainant left for the night and reported the incident the following day while at the hospital receiving treatment for injuries related to the incident.
• May 12, 4500 block of Third Avenue, suspicious incident. Police responded to a complaint of a couple on the beach being “too friendly,” according to the report. As police arrived, the couple was leaving, but admitted they had been drinking on beach. They were advised that drinking on the beach is illegal. The officer then received a call that the man had returned to yell at beachgoers for calling the police. He was contacted at home and warned not to return to the beach or he would be arrested.
• May 12, 5600 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A complainant reported an unlocked bicycle valued at $75 was stolen from his carport.
• May 13, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman reported that while paying for gas inside a gas station, someone entered her open vehicle window and stole her handicap placard from her rearview mirror.
• May 13, 8200 Marina Drive, beverage law. An officer responded to a call of underage males drinking and made contact with two men under the age of 21. The men attempted to discard cans of beer as the officer approached. A search of one suspect’s vehicle found more beer. The man had told the officer there was no more alcohol, but then said he lied because he has multiple arrests for possession of alcohol and also was on probation. Both men were issued a notice to appear.
• May 13, 2710 Gulf Drive, Cedar Cove Resort, vehicle burglary. A manager reported several vehicle burglaries had occurred overnight, but all of the guests had left except for one. The victim reported a stolen GPS unit valued at $200. The manager said video would show two suspects entering the vehicles.
• May 14, 200 block of 83rd Street, disturbance. Two women were arguing about rent money. One of the women said the other was not paying her share of the rent and she was moving out. Neither woman reported an act of physical violence.
• May 15, 3200 E. Bay Drive, Walgreens, trespass warning. Employees reported a man going in and out of the store’s bathroom and suspected he was doing drugs. Police made contact with the man and found syringes inside his backpack. The man was issued a trespass warning.
• May 16, 3232 E. Bay Drive, Subway, petit theft. A complainant reported someone stole $81 from a shelf in the employee area.
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.