Island police blotter – 06-14-2017

Anna Maria

May 28, 100 block of Spring Avenue, lost child. A 5-year-old from Indiana was separated from his parents and a woman found him running down the beach. She walked the boy to the Manatee County sheriff’s substation at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, where the father arrived in search of the boy.

May 30, Magnolia Avenue and North Shore Drive, lost cellphone. A cellphone was found and turned into the MCSO substation.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO. 

Bradenton Beach

June 1, Bradenton Beach Club, 244 17th St., N., lost/stolen property. A 25-year-old man from Kentucky reported his suitcase missing the day after he arrived. The man last recalled seeing the suitcase under the condominium parking garage after unloading it from his vehicle. He reported the suitcase contained items valued at $6,580, including clothes, toiletries, a $3,000 watch and seven pairs of men’s shoes valued at $2,000.

June 6, 200 block of Church Avenue, domestic battery. A 21-year-old man was arrested for striking a woman after a neighbor called police. Police arrived to find the woman with injuries on her face and determined the altercation occurred after the man returned home drunk. The man told police the woman’s injuries were inflicted by another person.

June 6, 100 block of Seventh Street South, disturbance. Responding to a call about a disturbance, a Bradenton Beach police officer determined no physical violence had occurred during an argument between two people.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.


May 31, 3800 block of 116th Street, information. A conch was found on the ground between two properties. The complainant told MCSO he’d been having issues with his neighbor and wanted to document the incident.

June 1, West Manatee Fire Rescue, 10350 Cortez Road W., overdose. A person having a drug overdose was left at the station. Personnel administered four doses of naloxone and the person was transported to Blake Medical Center.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

June 5, 3000 block of Avenue F, noise complaint. An anonymous complaint led Holmes Beach police to a pool party with people yelling and loud music. Officers reported hearing the noise 100 feet from the residence. They listened for 10 minutes and measured the noise at 62 decibels. The renter turned down the music and brought everyone inside. Police explained the noise ordinance and issued a citation.

June 5, Anchor Inn, 3007 Gulf Drive, trespass warning. Police responded a request from the bar to trespass a man after a disturbance. The man was issued the warning after he disputed his bar tab.

June 5, 6500 block of Gulf Drive, alcohol citation. In response to noise complaint, police found a man sitting in the passenger side of a pickup truck drinking a beer. The officer issued the man a citation for violating the ordinance against possessing and consuming alcohol in public.

June 7, Smoothie King, 3248 E. Bay Drive, open container. Dispatched to a complaint of a suspicious person, police found an intoxicated man with two bottles of vodka, one which was open. When an officer asked him to dispose of the open bottle, he failed to comply. The alcohol was confiscated and the man was issued a notice to appear in court for the open container.

June 7, 200 block of Haverkos Court, suspicious circumstances. A resident called police about juveniles who had marijuana and beer inside her apartment and would not leave. When police arrived, one juvenile was at the residence. Police found 0.9 grams of marijuana inside a bag in the apartment. HBPD referred the case to child protective services.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.


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