Island police blotter – 03-19-2014

Anna Maria

No new reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.


Bradenton Beach

March 9, a 27-year-old man was found near the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., running naked in the street and talking to himself, according to the Bradenton Beach Police Department.

After obtaining the man’s identity, officers found he had left a hospital in Bradenton. He was transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital under the Baker Act, the report said.

March 11, 2500 block of Gulf Drive N., incident. Bradenton Beach police officers responded to a rental in reference to property damage. The renter said he heard a loud sound from the rear of the building and felt the building shake. When he looked out, he saw a yellow Dodge van leaving the scene. The man said there was damage to the rear bumper of a vehicle consistent with the damage to an aluminum drain gutter on the building. The vehicle that left the crime scene was not located.

March 9, 100 block of Bridge Street, Sports Lounge, disturbance complaint. Bradenton Beach Police officers responded to several complaints about a fight involving four men that had broken out inside the bar over a missing cellphone. While the missing cellphone had been turned in to bartenders, the owner accused several people of stealing it. When he finally got it back, he complained that the phone case was missing, which spurred the altercation. While no one was arrested, a man who was not involved in the fight began interfering with the investigation and was handcuffed and put in a patrol vehicle. He was eventually allowed to leave.

March 9, 1500 block of Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, incident. Bradenton Beach Police officers responded to the north boat ramp after receiving reports of a submerged vehicle about 3:30 p.m. They spoke with a 25-year-old Myakka man who said he thought his brake line broke while he was trying to pull his boat from the water. When a tow truck service recovered the Hyundai SUV, the gearshift was still in reverse and the parking break was on.

March 4, 1600 block of Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, assist other agency. Bradenton Beach Police officers assisted the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office with impounding a vehicle that had been involved in an incident of a missing juvenile incident from Arcadia. The juvenile had reportedly taken the vehicle from his parents.

March 7, 100 block of Cortez Road West, traffic stop. MCSO deputies conducted a traffic stop where the driver handed the officer a revoked license. The driver was issued a citation and his license was seized.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.



March 9, 11900 block of Cortez Road, burglary. MSCO officers responded to a burglary at Village Idiot Pizzeria around 9:10 a.m. According to a report, an unknown suspect had used a cement block to smash the glass door of the business and took about $20 from the register.

March 8, 4400 block of 125th Street West. MCSO officers responded to the home of a woman who was taken into custody for violation of probation. She was later released on bond.

March 6, 100 block of Cortez Road, traffic infraction. MCSO officers responded around 6:30 p.m. to a traffic accident involving two vehicles. One of the drivers had a suspended license. His license was seized and placed into evidence.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.


Holmes Beach

No reports available.

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.

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