Oct. 2, 500 block of Magnolia Avenue, suspicious incident. A man contacted the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office about damage to the canvas top of his 1964 Mercedes-Benz.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Sept. 30, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, abandoned/derelict vessel. A Bradenton Beach police officer reported a yellow 40-foot vessel without registration numbers or other identifiers, with no rigging, no helm and no steering, in poor condition.
Sept. 30, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, abandoned/derelict vessel. Without an engine or controls, a boat anchored east of the Historic Bridge Street Pier was found by BBPD with unsecured containers and nets on the deck. Attempts to contact the owner were unsuccessful.
Oct. 4, Circle K, 2500 Gulf Drive N., theft. About $100 in quarters was stolen from a coin-operated vacuum. The complaint said the lock to the vacuum was punctured by a blow torch.
Oct. 4, Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Marchman Act. An intoxicated homeless man was taken into custody and transported to a medical facility.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
Sept. 27, Gulf Drive and 52nd Street, seatbelt/warrant. A Holmes Beach police officer observed a passenger in a vehicle not wearing a seatbelt. The officer arrested the man after determining he had outstanding warrants.
Sept. 28, 2900 block of Gulf Drive, warrants. A 39-year-old motorist stopped for an expired driver’s license, was taken into custody for a warrant from Lee County and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Sept. 29, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. A lifeguard trespassed a 48-year-old man who was staggering near beachgoers and the Anna Maria Island Cafe. The man left the area.
Sept. 29, 5600 Gulf Drive and the beach, fireworks. Dispatched for possible shots fired, a police officer arrived, heard fireworks and noticed a group of people on the beach. A 43-year-old man was cited for violating an ordinance.
Sept. 30, 700 Manatee Ave., warrant. At the intersection of Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive, a police officer pulled over a motorist who failed to stop at a flashing red light. The officer determined the man had an outstanding warrant from Pennsylvania for driving under the influence. He was arrested and transported him to the Manatee County jail.
Oct. 2, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, marijuana. After observing a vehicle run a flashing red light, a Holmes Beach police officer stopped and cited the 24-year-old Ellenton driver for violating the marijuana ordinance. An officer told the driver he could smell marijuana. The driver acknowledged the drug in his pocket. Police confiscated 2.8 grams of a green leafy substance, which field tested as marijuana.
Oct. 2, Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752 Manatee Ave., marijuana. A Holmes Beach police officer approached two men sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot, noticed the odor of marijuana and observed a green leafy substance in the passenger’s lap. The 18- and 19-year-old men were cited with an ordinance violation. The marijuana, weighing 4.3 grams, and grinder were confiscated.
Oct. 2, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, noise. Loud noise between 49th and 50th streets was reported at 11:02 p.m. On arrival, an officer heard kids yelling “Marco, Polo,” screaming and splashing in a pool. The officers went to the backyard and encountered loud music and a male adult watching the children. The man turned down the music, was apologetic and said he was renting from AMI Vacations. The officer referred the report to code enforcement.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.