March 23, 200 block of Pine Avenue, driver's license. A driver was stopped for running a stop sign. A records check revealed he had no driver's license. He was given a traffic citation.
March 16, 600 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, burglary. Two women claim they locked their purses in the trunk of their car and when they returned discovered their cash and credit cards were missing.
March 18, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, drug arrest. David Lawson, 48, of Bradenton, was found sitting in the sea oats at the public beach. He was asked to empty his pockets and was found in possession of marijuana. He was given a notice to appear.
March 19, 5800 block of Gulf Drive, suspicious incident. A woman reported her husband missing. She advised that he suffers from Alzheimer's disease and somehow had left the residence. According to the report, he was found by the officer walking in the 5400 block of Marina Drive and was taken home.
March 19, 5410 Marina Drive, D.Coy Ducks, drug equipment. Officers responded to a report of a disturbance. When they arrived, the persons involved had dispersed, except for Joshua Floyd, 23, of Holmes Beach, who was found hiding behind a vehicle. According to the report, he admitted to taking part in the disturbance. In the process of conducting a pat-down for weapons, the officer discovered a pipe used to smoke drugs in the defendant's pocket.
March 21, 4307 Gulf Drive, Caymen Cay, burglary. A woman reported that someone entered her car and went through the center console leaving the contents on her front seat.
March 21, 600 Manatee Ave., Westbay Cove, burglary. A woman reported some jewelry missing from a dresser drawer.
March 22, 3407 E. Bay Drive, Sandy Pointe 2 condominium, theft. A woman reported her bike and fishing poles were stolen from her carport.
March 22, 3324 E. Bay Drive, West Marine store, theft. According to the report, an employee was allegedly making false merchandise returns and keeping the cash.
March, 22, 2700 block of Avenue C, burglary. A man reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle, which was parked in his driveway. According to the report, the perpetrator found a set of keys in the pocket of the car door and attempted to start the car with them, however the keys were not for the vehicle and a portion of one broke off in the ignition.
March 23, 600 Manatee Ave., Westbay Cove, assault. Officers responded to a vehicle crash in which the driver of a Jeep struck a tree. When officers approached the scene, the driver reportedly became enraged, yelling and swearing at them. According to the report, he began punching the hood of a police vehicle. He was placed under arrest.