• Jan. 4, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, vehicle burglary. While inside a local restaurant, an unknown person stole four fishing rods and reels from the complaint’s open truck bed.
• Jan. 6, 8605 Gulf Drive, CrossPointe Fellowship. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Department deputy responded to the listed organization. Unknown persons used some sort of an object to damage one of the doors. The suspect was unable to gain entry, but caused about $200 damages.
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
• Dec. 23, 500 block of 72nd Street, vehicle theft. Police made contact with a man, who said he let a friend stay the night. At some point, the friend stole his mother’s vehicle and phone. The mother was contacted and she later met with police to fill out the necessary paperwork to list the vehicle as stolen. The suspect later contacted the mother to let her know her car was at his house and that he had it cleaned. At this point, the woman no longer wished to press charges.
• Dec. 25, 4700 block of Gulf Drive, fugitive. While on routine patrol a Holmes Beach Police Department officer was stopped by a man yelling that he needed help. At this point, two men in another vehicle arrived and attempted to pull the complainant from his vehicle. The officer stopped the attempt and called for backup. The two men refused to explain their actions, but the victim said one of the men had scammed him for $40,000 and his father-in-law for $250,000. As it turned out, all three men were connected through various marriages. The victim said the suspect had been telling him for two years that he was in the witness protection program and that any word to law enforcement of his activities would endanger the family. The victim learned this was untrue and began seeking an officer when the suspect arrived in an attempt to stop him. Police ran a warrants check and while the suspect is not in the witness protection program, he does have an extradition warrant from Wisconsin. He was placed under arrest and booked into the Manatee County jail to await extradition.
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.