Island police blotter – 08-23-2017

Anna Maria

Aug. 3, 200 block of Willow Avenue, curfew/resisting arrest. Deputies found a male juvenile violating his curfew. As a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy attempted to arrest him, the juvenile ran away. He was later found at his father’s home and again fled, but was located by Bradenton Beach police on a trolley. He was arrested and transported to a juvenile booking facility.

Aug. 5, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., trespass. A deputy found a man sleeping in a wooded area and issued him a trespass warning. The man told the deputy he’d missed the last trolley and decided to sleep at the beach.

Aug. 5, Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, criminal mischief. Paint scratches on a rental vehicle were reported.

Aug. 8, 10005 Gulf Drive, lost bracelet. A gold bracelet engraved with “Happy 50th” and valued at $1,300 was reported lost after an evening at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar in Bradenton Beach and at a neighbor’s house.

Aug. 8, 101 N. Bay Blvd., criminal damage. An unknown person damaged a stall door in a park bathroom. The damage to the city property was estimated at $450.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Aug. 8, 2600 block of Avenue C, Marchman Act. Responding to a suspicious incident report, a Bradenton Beach officer found a woman lying in the road. The officer reported she could not remain awake to answer police questions and, due to her intoxication, she could not care for herself. She was transported to a medical facility.

Aug. 15, 900 block of Gulf Drive South, drug violation. A traffic stop for speeding led an officer to notice the odor of cannabis coming from the vehicle. After a search, the officer arrested a Bradenton man for possession of 3 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.


No reports.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Aug. 10, 400 block of Manatee Avenue, camping. A man missed the last bus to the mainland and decided to sleep in the bushes. A Holmes Beach officer issued him a notice to appear in court for the ordinance violation.

Aug. 11, 3200 Gulf Drive, hit and run. An 18-year-old was arrested for fleeing and resisting arrest after crashing into two vehicles, one near the Kingfish Boat Ramp and another while traveling south in the 3700 block of Gulf Drive. After the second crash, the man exited his vehicle and began running. Officers apprehended the man in the road. Once arrested, he began slamming his head on the patrol vehicle. He apparently calmed down when transported to the Manatee County jail.

Aug. 13, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A chain lock was broken and a woman’s white-and-blue-striped beach cruiser was stolen. The bicycle was valued at $25.

Aug. 14, 3000 block of Avenue F, theft. A girl’s 20-inch bicycle valued at $60 was reported stolen.

Aug. 15, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, sex organ exposure. A man was seen exposing his penis near people using the outdoor showers. Police responded and observed the man exposing himself. He was arrested for lewd behavior and transported to the Manatee County jail.

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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