• Sept. 30, 500 block of South Drive, vehicle burglary. An unknown person entered the complainant’s boat and stole a fire extinguisher, fishing tackle and tools valued at $175.
• Oct. 6, 100 block of Peppertree Lane, Marchman Act. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a suspicious female, who was reported to be disoriented. After making contact with the woman, the deputy determined the woman met the requirements of a Marchman Act and she was transported to the hospital.
• Oct. 4, 300 Gulf Blvd., suspicious incident. A man was witnessed going through a beachgoers personal belongings. Police made contact with the suspect, but didn’t locate any property.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
• Oct. 10, 100 Gulf Drive, Circle K, petit theft. A store clerk reported that a man walked to the counter with two sandwiches and attempted to pay with a credit card. The card was declined, but the man walked out of the store without paying. The clerk yelled out for him to stop and reminded him that his card was declined, at which time the suspect said, “Thank you,” and kept walking.
• Sept. 7, 1000 block of Bay Drive North, vehicle burglary. A complainant reported someone entered his boat and cut two engine hoses, a bilge hose and a coolant hose. He reported several items stolen. The damages and stolen items were valued at about $1,000.
• Oct. 6, 1300 Gulf Drive, Cortez Beach, trespass warning. Police were contacted about a man jumping off the erosion control pier. The man had been warned previously not to jump from the pier, which is marked with no trespassing signs. The man was issued a trespass warning.
• Oct. 8, 300 block of Gulf Drive, no license. Police initiated a traffic stop on a man not wearing a seatbelt. When he was asked for his identification, he told police he never had a driver’s license.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
• Oct. 6, 3900 block of Mariners Way, vehicle theft. A golf cart was stolen from an unsecured garage. Included in the theft was a variety of tools that had been left in the vehicle.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO
• Oct. 8, 611 Manatee Ave., CVS Pharmacy, trespass after warning. A 48-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested for trespassing after a CVS employee recognized the suspect. Police made contact with the man and verified an Oct. 2, 2011, trespass warning. He was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.
• Oct. 3, 200 block of 83rd Street, disturbance. Police responded to a couple arguing after a witness called to say the verbal confrontation was escalating. The witness said no physical contact was made, but the man did stand in front of the woman, preventing her from leaving. The couple agreed to sleep in separate rooms for the night.
• Oct. 3, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard, burglary. An unknown person gained entry to the residence through an unlocked rear door and stole three TVs, a home theater system and a guitar, all valued at $1,850.
• Oct. 4, 3100 Gulf Drive, Island Beach Club, trespass warning. Police responded to a suspicious person and made contact with a man sitting on the steps of the resort. The man said he was homeless and was hoping to see a friend, who he thought lived there. The man was issued a trespass warning.
• Oct. 4, 100 block of White Avenue, trespass. Police were contacted in regards to a suspect using private property to gain access to the beach. The suspect was not located.
• Oct. 4, 5410 Marina Drive, D. Coy Ducks, battery. Police responded to a fight and made contact with a man, who had tied his shirt around his arm to stem the bleeding from a large gash. The man said he was assisting his brother, who was engaged in a physical confrontation. He did not know who cut him. The doorman told police the suspect fell on top of a bicycle and cut his arm.
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.