June 30, 200 block of 82nd Street, license. A driver stopped for a cracked windshield was arrested for driving with a suspended license.
July 1, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard, felony violation of parole. Deputies instructed a man to turn down the music coming from his vehicle. He reportedly complied briefly before turning the volume back up in violation of the city's noise ordinance. During the investigation he gave deputies a false name. Ultimately he was arrested on a Manatee County warrant and charged with obstruction of an investigation and issued a traffic citation for violating the noise ordinance.
July 1, 300 block of Crescent Drive, battery. According to the report, a witness reported that a woman came to her home to swim in her pool. As the woman entered the pool area, another person who, according to the witness, was concealed under a blanket, attacked her. During the attack, the visitor was punched in the mouth and lost a tooth. At this time, the witness attempted unsuccessfully to break up the fight. The victim was able to free herself and fled the area. According to the report, the victim has never had prior contact with the attacker and did not know who she was. A capias request was issued.
July 2, 100 block of Willow Avenue, battery. Deputies investigated an aggravated assault involving a juvenile.
July 4, 100 block of Elm Street at the beach, confiscated fireworks. Deputies patrolling the beach north of the Sandbar Restaurant during the holiday fireworks event confiscated more than $1,500 worth of fireworks from seven individuals.
June 30, 101 Bridge St., Maestro Restaurant, trespass warning. A man was given a trespass warning after having a disagreement with the restaurant owners.
June 30, 400 block of Gulf Drive North, domestic battery. A woman reported her boyfriend hit her on the head and kicked her leg. He was arrested for domestic battery.
July 2, 2000 Coquina Park, battery. Officers responded to assist Manatee County Marine Rescue lifeguards in reference to a man allegedly drinking alcohol at the beach. According to the report, the man refused to dispose of his beer and attempted to leave the park in his vehicle, backing into one of two lifeguard ATVs twice. One lifeguard was reportedly sitting on the ATV when it was hit. According to the report, the lifeguards attempted to detain the man, who got out of his vehicle and pushed one of the lifeguards aside. Officers arrived and arrested the suspect.
July 3, 2500 block of Avenue B, theft. A woman reported her bicycle stolen.
July 3, 2502 Gulf Drive N., Club Bamboo, theft. Some patio furniture was stolen from the pool area.
July 4, 200 Gulf Drive N., BeachHouse Restaurant, criminal mischief. The rear window of a hatchback-style vehicle was shattered and the rear wiper arm mangled. The car had been parked in the restaurant overflow parking area. The vehicle owner told police that a few days prior someone had let the air out of three of his vehicle's tires while he was parked at an Island Circle K store.
July 4, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, theft. A customer reported losing his wallet at the store. According to the report, he left the wallet on the counter after making a purchase. Once he realized he left it inside, he returned to fetch it but it was gone. Store security tapes showed another customer picking up the wallet and leaving the store.
July 4, 200 block of Gulf Drive North, driver's license. A man was arrested for driving with a suspended license. The driver was also wanted on a Manatee County warrant for the same offense in addition to a Pinellas County warrant for obtaining property with a worthless check.
July 5, 2300 block of Avenue B, criminal mischief. Officers responded to a report that juveniles on a riding lawn mower were knocking over mailboxes. At the scene, officers found two 16-year-old males riding a lawn mower and, when asked what they were doing, the teens reportedly told police they were "being stupid" and admitted to knocking over two mailboxes. The teens said they found the lawn mower left out on a curb for trash removal. One of the property owners pressed charges for the damaged mailbox.
June 30, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, burglary. Two men attempted to steal an air compressor from a vehicle in the parking lot.
June 30, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, burglary. A woman reported her briefcase stolen from the front seat of her vehicle. The case reportedly contained her wallet, digital camera and a palm pilot.
July 1, 600 Manatee Ave., Westbay Cove, DUI. Gary MacDonald, 37, of Daytona Beach, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol with property damage and refusing a blood test. According to the report, officers responded to a vehicle crash involving a white Chevy driven by MacDonald that had entered the condominium parking lot from East Bay Drive and struck several light fixtures and a tree. A female, who owns the vehicle but was not driving, was found lying in the passenger seat with an injured arm. MacDonald reportedly told police he tried to turn, hit the brakes, skidded and hit the tree. According to the report, an open bottle of beer was found on the driver's floorboard and an open bottle of rum was also found in the vehicle. Both persons were transported to a hospital. MacDonald refused to give a blood sample despite being informed it could result in his license being suspended for up to a year.
July 1, 7100 Gulf Drive, Nautilus, theft. Three bikes kept in a storage building were reportedly stolen. Upon checking the area for the bikes, an officer found two surfboards that had been stolen from the same storage shed. The following day, an officer found one of the bikes in a bike rack in the 7200 block of Marina Drive. A second bike was retrieved out of the canal at 75th Street and Marina Drive. The third bike was found hidden in bushes on the beach in the 7000 block of Gulf Drive.
July1, 500 block of Bayview Drive, theft. A man reported six sections of vinyl-type gutter material and four downspouts for a construction project had been stolen.
July 1, 500 block of Manatee Avenue West, driver's license. A motorcyclist was issued a written warning for passing a police vehicle on the right side of the road and a criminal citation for not having a valid motorcycle endorsement for his license.
July 1, 3248 E. Bay Drive, Walgreens, theft. A man was arrested for allegedly shoplifting a bottle of gin.
July 2, 5500 block of Holmes Boulevard, warrants. A man was arrested for a Pinellas County warrant. At the time of his arrest, he was found riding a bicycle that had been reported stolen.
July 3, 5362 Gulf Drive, Lapensee Plumbing, theft. According to the report, an employee used a company truck to travel to a job site over the weekend and, when he failed to return the vehicle to the business, it was reported as stolen. The vehicle was found in the driveway of a residence on 57th Street. The employee was present at the location and told police it was a misunderstanding.
July 4, 700 Manatee Avenue, Kingfish Boat Ramp, theft. A man told police when he and his family returned to the boat ramp after a day of fishing, his truck and the attached boat trailer were missing.
July 4, 2900 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman visiting from Georgia reported her bicycle stolen from her rental home.
July 5, 3901 Gulf Drive, Skinny's Place, burglary. According to the report, someone forcibly entered the restaurant after it closed and stole beer and wine. One of two cash registers was broken into, but it had been emptied at the close of business.
July 5, 8605 Gulf Drive, Island Baptist Church, criminal mischief. Numerous light fixtures embedded in the wall along the ramp walkway between two church buildings were broken.