• July 12, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier, Baker Act. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy was flagged by a man who said he lost his keys at the city pier. The deputy helped the man search for his keys while obtaining identification and checking for warrants. A “be on the lookout” had been issued for the man by the Holmes Beach Police Department in relation to concerns for his welfare. The deputy conducted an interview and determined the man was a threat to himself. The man initially resisted before being taken to the hospital.
• July 13, 700 block of North Shore Drive, petit theft. A complainant reported his trashcan was stolen and trash was thrown in the road.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• July 26, 2600 block of Gulf Drive North, DWLS. A Bradenton Beach police officer observed a man driving in and out of his lane and followed the suspect to a parking lot. When the officer approached the suspect, the driver put his vehicle into reverse in an attempt to flee. The officer drew his weapon and ordered the driver to stop, at which time he complied, but reached into a duffel bag. The officer then ordered the driver to show his hands. The suspect was handcuffed and detained. A check revealed his driver’s license was revoked and he was listed as a “career offender.” He was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.
• July 19, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, criminal mischief. A lifeguard reported someone broke the gate at the bottom of the lifeguard stand. As he went upstairs, he also observed that someone kicked in the wall of the shower. Damages were estimated at $40.
• July 16, 1800 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach Park. A Manatee County Marine Rescue officer observed a female driver run into three parking bollards at the bus turnaround with her vehicle. Police responded and made contact with Danielle Davis, 42, near Longboat Pass. She was arrested for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• July 19, 7900 block of Tamiami Trail, Bradenton, solicitation of prostitution. A 58-year-old Cortez man was arrested during an undercover prostitution sting. According to the report, the suspect approached the undercover female deputy and asked for sex. The man agreed to the price offered and was arrested.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
• July 24, 9000 Manatee Ave. W., Kingfish Boat Ramp, battery. A 19-year-old Bradenton man was arrested on three misdemeanor charges. According to the probable cause affidavit, the man was arguing with his girlfriend aboard a boat while preparing to dock at the boat ramp. Witnesses saw the man push the woman off the boat. As the boat pulled into the ramp, one witness approached the man to ask if everything was OK, at which time the suspect punched him in the face. Police arrived and took the suspect into custody. While in the patrol car, he began kicking the door, causing damage. The man had to be removed from the vehicle and leg restraints were placed on him. He was charged with domestic battery, battery and criminal mischief.
• July 20, 5200 block of Gulf Drive, no driver’s license. A Holmes Beach police officer stopped a 27-year-old Bradenton man for driving 20 mph under the speed limit and obstructing traffic. After initiating the traffic stop, it was determined the driver did not have a valid driver’s license and he was arrested.
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.