Tag Archives: Streetlife

Island police blotter – 02-21-2018

Anna Maria

Feb. 10, Alamanda Road and North Shore Drive, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy observed a car stop at a residence and a passenger exit the vehicle. The deputy saw the driver throw the vehicle into reverse and yell at the other person, who was the motorist’s daughter. The daughter said blood on her shirt was from a bloody nose.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        Feb. 8, Drift In, 120 Bridge St., battery. Bradenton Beach police were dispatched to a fight in the bar and found a female bartender who had been battered. The suspect, a 21-year-old woman and relative of the bartender, had left the scene. Witnesses told police the suspect punched the bartender in the back of her head, causing her to fall off a stool. The suspect struck and kicked the bartender on the ground before leaving the bar. BBPD sent a request to charge the aggressor to the state attorney.

Feb. 8, 100 block of 10th Street, theft. A surfboard valued at $700 was reported stolen.

Feb. 13, Bradenton Beach Police Department, 403 Highland Ave., fraud. A Bradenton Beach woman reported credit card irregularities after purchasing items Feb. 8 at a Cortez market with a Mastercard. She told police she thought it strange the clerk took her card to two areas for the transaction, which included her account and PIN numbers. Later in the day, she told police she noticed three unauthorized transactions on the card from a Venice ATM for $300 and $180 and at a WaWa gas station for $367.85. She canceled the card.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

        Feb.7, H & H Marina, 12444 Cortez Road W., theft. An unknown person stole an outboard boat motor cover from a boat and fled. The cover was valued at $400.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 8, Island Animal Clinic, 5343 Gulf Drive, found property. An employee reported she found two steak knives in a planter while she cleaned the front entryway. A Holmes Beach police officer took the knives and placed them in property locker for safekeeping.

Feb. 9, 43rd Street beach access, alcohol violation. Two juveniles were issued code violations after an officer observed them drinking beer on the beach. The underage drinkers dumped out their cooler and beer and disposed of the cans.

Feb. 12, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue, burglary. An unknown person entered a covered patio and stole a television. No other items were disturbed.

Feb. 13, 3200 block of Gulf Drive, suspended license/drugs. A police officer observed a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot and determined the driver, a 19-year-old Bradenton man, had a suspended license. As the officer was conducting a traffic stop, he smelled burnt cannabis coming from the vehicle. During searches of the driver and the vehicle, the officer found psilocybin mushrooms, marijuana, cannabis resin and paraphernalia. The driver was arrested. His vehicle was towed.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 02-14-2018

Anna Maria

Feb. 6, 100 block of Peppertree Lane, open doors. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies found several doors left open on two residences under construction. They searched and secured the properties, found nothing suspicious, and left a message for the property manager.

Anna Maria is policed by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 27, Coquina Park, 1800 Gulf Drive S., reckless driving. A Bradenton Beach police officer noticed an altered tag on a pickup and observed a man get into the truck. The officer followed the vehicle as it sped into Longboat Key and back to Bradenton Beach. The truck passed five to seven vehicles near the Longboat Pass Bridge, causing oncoming traffic to stop. The officer caught up with the motorist in the parking lot, where he told the officer he’d altered the tag with a Sharpie a while back and forgotten about it. The BBPD cited the man with reckless driving, an expired and altered tag, an expired driver’s license and no proof of insurance.

Feb. 2, 100 block of Gulf Drive North, Marchman Act. BBPD responded to a report of an impaired woman. Police determined she was unable to take care of herself, placed her into custody and transported her to a medical facility.

Feb. 5, Blue Marlin Seafood, 121 Bridge St., disorderly intoxication. An intoxicated 33-year-old Bradenton woman was observed screaming and smashing the restaurant’s outdoor menu board. An officer responded and arrested the woman.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

      Feb. 1, Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. Court W., vehicle burglary. A woman reported a purse missing from her vehicle.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 1, Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast Inn, 5626 Gulf Drive, defrauding innkeeper. A guest left without paying his bill for two nights in two rooms. The charges totaled $1,120.

Feb. 5, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. Police responded to a verbal disturbance between a woman and a Manatee County public works employee about her having slept overnight on the beach. An officer issued a written trespass warning and helped the woman relocate her belongings to the trolley-bus stop, where she was told to board and leave the island.

Feb. 5, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, fraud. Holmes Beach police are investigating reports of $3,000 in fraudulent purchases on two credit cards since November 2017.

Feb. 5, 100 block of Neptune Lane, noise. An officer was dispatched to a complaint about noise from a loud machine and observed water being pumped from a pool at Haley’s Motel at Gulf Drive and 81st Street. The complainant told police the machine had been running 24/7 for about a week. The motel manager told police the machine was necessary to construct the pool. The officer referred the matter to code enforcement.

Feb. 7, Anna Maria Elementary, 4700 Gulf Drive, suspicious circumstances. Two unknown persons were reported on the roof near the main entrance. A custodian told police he yelled at the suspects and they jumped off the roof and left in a pickup truck.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 02-07-2018

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A glossy sheen lay atop the water near the Bradenton Beach Marina Jan. 28. Police and fire officials were unable to determine where the oily substance originated. Islander Photo: Courtesy BBPD

Anna Maria

Jan. 25, 200 block of Willow Avenue, theft. A patio table and chairs were taken from a rental home. The owner told the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office he’d last seen the furniture around the first of the year.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 28, Bradenton Beach Marina, 402 Church Ave., spill. Bradenton Beach police responded to a complaint of an oily substance in the water near the dock and, with marina personnel, looked to find the source. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy reported no sign of a leak from the A.P. Bell docks or surrounding marinas. West Manatee Fire Rescue responded, estimated about a gallon of fuel had escaped and checked both sides of the bridge. The battalion chief concluded the substance would likely dissipate with the expected rain.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Jan. 15, 3600 block of 115th Street Court West, burglary. An unknown person entered an unoccupied home through a window. No items were reported missing but blood, from where the suspect apparently sustained a cut, was found and processed.

Jan. 26, 3800 block of 118th Street West, Baker Act. MCSO deputies responded to a call about an overdose and took the person into custody under the Baker Act.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 21, 33rd Street and the beach, alcohol. Two 19-year-old women from Sarasota and Brandon and a 25-year-old Bradenton man were cited for drinking against a city ordinance. Holmes Beach police found the trio at 12:25 a.m. on the beach with two bottles of wine.

Jan. 22, 100 block of 72nd Street, found bicycles. Two bicycles, a blue beach Sun Cruiser and a gray 10-speed Roadmaster mountain bike, were found. A passerby told police the bicycles had been at the beach access for more than a week. The officer placed the bicycles in safekeeping.

Jan. 23, 500 block of 69th Street, burglary. A caretaker reported a burglary while he was gone for about a month. Taken were a set of silverware valued at $500, a wedding ring valued at $1,000, a gold necklace valued at $300, hair clippers valued at $9 and $10-$300.

Jan. 27, 600 block of Gladstone Lane, noise. At 11:42 p.m., police were dispatched to a complaint of a loud backyard party. Noise meter readings averaged 57 decibels. An officer advised the homeowner the music was too loud. The homeowner responded, saying the party was ending.

Jan. 29, 2800 block of Avenue E, theft. A woman reported someone stole her unlocked black bicycle after 2 p.m. the day before. In the morning, she noticed the bike, an English racer valued at $500, gone from where she left it.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

 

Island police blotter – 01-31-2018

Anna Maria

Jan. 10, 200 block of Magnolia Avenue, abandoned property. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy found a vehicle in the roadway with no tag and a flat tire. The keys were in the ignition. Attempts to contact the vehicle owner were to no avail. The last registered owner told police he’d sold it to someone else. The vehicle was towed.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 15, 2200 block of Avenue C, stolen bike. A renter reported a stolen gray Roadmaster bicycle, which had been provided as part of a vacation rental package. The officer contacted the rental agency and learned it had no paperwork or serial number for the bicycle.

Jan. 21, 1800 Gulf Drive, possession of controlled substance. Bradenton Beach police stopped a 35-year-old Holmes Beach man for failing to drive in a single lane, noticed a strong odor of cannabis and searched the vehicle. Three grams of cannabis and five Alprazolam pills were confiscated. The man was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Jan. 22, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, battery. Two liveaboard boaters became intoxicated on a friend’s boat and a fight ensued. One man poked the eye of another man, who sought treatment at a local hospital. The aggressor was arrested, treated at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton and transported to the Manatee County jail. He remained in custody Jan. 25.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

        Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 11, D.Coy Ducks Bar & Grille, 5410 Marina Drive, disorderly intoxication. A 33-year-old intoxicated man was arrested after arguing and pushing the manager, who had told him to leave the bar. The man was yelling at the manager and others outside the bar when Holmes Beach police arrived. An officer attempted to take the man into custody but, he pulled away, so the officer directed him to the ground. The man was handcuffed and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Jan. 15, 4200 block of Gulf Drive, suspicious circumstances. The door to a woman’s vehicle was found open as she left for work. The woman reported items had been moved inside her vehicle. Nothing was missing and no damage caused. She told officers she heard doors closing about an hour earlier. Officers checked vehicles in the area and did not observe any other disturbances.

Jan. 17, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, civil. Police responded to a family dispute over a lock placed on a bedroom door. Officers assisted with finding the key.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 01-24-2018

Anna Maria

        Dec. 29, Island Charms, 501 Pine Ave., theft. Store personnel reported an unidentified person caught on video stealing a cigar cutter valued at $135 from a display counter.

Jan. 4, 9700 Gulf Drive, confiscated property. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy stopped a driver for a traffic violation, leading to contraband confiscation. Eight grams of marijuana and paraphernalia were deposited for destruction.

Jan. 10, 700 block of North Shore Drive, information. A Waste Management truck struck a vehicle parked in a driveway, causing an estimated $1,000 in damage. The vehicle owner reported the incident to a Waste Management manager and was told the company would assume responsibility for the damage.

Jan. 14, 900 block of North Shore, assist. Five agencies were called at 10:40 p.m. to assist two men on a sailboat south of Rod & Reel Pier about 50 yards from shore after the vessel broke anchor in choppy waters. The sheriff’s office assisted the men as they secured the boat in the dark. Also called were the U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, West Manatee Fire Rescue and Bradenton Beach police. The two men told law enforcement they would remain on the boat until the morning and call 911 if they needed help.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 16, La Costa condos, stolen bike. A Trek bicycle valued at $476 was reported stolen. The owner found the bicycle gone and a lock on the ground the morning after he’d left the bike in a rack.

Bradenton Beach is policed by Bradenton Beach Police Department.

Cortez

Jan. 4, 4400 block of 115th Street West, battery. A male aggressor pushed a 47-year-old man off his bicycle, struck him several times and threatened to kill the man. MCSO issued a request to the state attorney for the aggressor’s arrest.

Jan. 9, 119th Street and Cortez Road West, confiscated property. A deputy observed a white Mitsubishi traveling west, checked its registration and stopped the motorist for driving with an improper tag, and also found the driver’s license was suspended. The license and tag were seized.

        Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 7, 300 block of 61st Street, trespass. Police responded to a call about an assault and found a woman in the yard. The woman told officers she was living with the owner, who had invited another man over, and all three were drinking at a fire pit when a verbal dispute turned physical. The man allegedly shoved the woman to the ground and the woman reportedly punched the man in the face. Waivers of prosecution were signed. The visitor was issued a trespass warning.

Jan. 10, 500 block of 74th Street, suspicious circumstance. Holmes Beach police received a report of a man removing his gun from his residence. Officers checked the area, the man returned and told police he’d been drinking. The officer took the gun for safekeeping.

Jan. 11, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, alcohol. A woman with a Styrofoam cup of wine was cited for violating the city ordinance against possessing alcohol on the street. The vehicle she’d been driving ran out of gas. Police also issued her tickets for expired vehicle registration and parking on the sidewalk. Her vehicle was towed.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

 

Island police blotter – 01-17-2018

Anna Maria

Jan.1, 500 block of South Bay Boulevard, suspicious behavior. An older woman reported her doorbell rang between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., while she was sleeping. Later she found two business cards from Tampa companies for spiritual readings and consultation on her porch and called police. Officers took the cards.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Dec. 26, 2600 block of Gulf Drive S., aggravated battery. A couple on the way to dinner got into an argument and the man smacked the woman’s cellphone away. The man stopped the car and the woman exited and then was struck by the car, causing injury. When the man stopped the car to check on her, the woman got into the car and left the scene. The suspect was arrested for aggravated battery.

Jan. 4, 100 block of Gulf Drive South., trespass warning. A Circle K employee flagged down an officer and said a man sitting on the bench at the store had been trespassed from the property. No prior trespass was found. The employee requested a trespass warning, which was issued to the man.

Jan. 5, 100 block of Highland Avenue, felony burglary. A property owner doing a renovation said four power tools, valued at $950 and stored at the building, were stolen overnight. Officers determined the lock on the door was not working and there were no signs of forced entry.

Jan. 8, 120 Bridge St., Drift In, trespass warning. A man was beating on the door of the Drift In after being asked to leave at closing time. The man had walked into the bar and started punching another man. The aggressor was pushed outside by staff and the door was locked. Officers stated the man was belligerent when they found him in the parking lot and trespassed him from the property.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 28, 6300 block of Marina Drive, driving on a suspended/revoked license, third or more offense. An officer observed a truck on Palm Drive and stopped the male driver on Marina Drive. He was not wearing a seatbelt, lacked identification or a driver’s license and said the truck belonged to his boss. The driver had a suspended/revoked license two times prior and failures to appear/pay charges. He was taken to the Manatee County jail and the vehicle was towed.

Dec. 29, 600 block of Manatee Avenue West, trespass warning. The CVS pharmacy manager reported a man stole beer, left the store and was attempting to board a trolley. Officers spoke to the man, who offered to pay for the beer. CVS declined to press charges but requested a trespass warning. The man left the area on foot.

Dec. 30, 4700 block of Gulf Drive, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, driving on a suspended license and failure to prove registration. A woman was stopped on Gulf Drive and the officer observed the odor of marijuana. The woman could not provide a vehicle registration and had a suspended driver’s license. Officers found 12.6 grams of marijuana in her purse and several burnt marijuana cigarettes in the vehicle. The car was towed, and the cannabis was placed in the HBPD evidence locker. The woman was cited and released.

Jan. 5, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, possession of controlled substances and paraphernalia. Police were called to the Publix Super Market following a disturbance in the store, and located a man and woman screaming in the parking lot. The two presented IDs and consented to a search. Officers found Xanax, clonazepam, 0.2 grams of cocaine, as well as a syringe, glass pipe, spoon and a brownish substance that tested positive for heroin. The pair was taken to HBPD and then transported to the Manatee County jail by the MCSO.

Jan. 8, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, battery. Two 12-year- old females told officers a man followed them after they exited the trolley near the Walgreens. The man followed them when they turned and he grabbed one of their shirts when they began to run away. The girls fled into Walgreens and contacted a parent, who arrived and took them to HBPD. Officers located the man, who was first taken into custody but released, pending further investigation and a review of video surveillance from the store.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

Island police blotter – 01-10-2018

Anna Maria

Dec. 21, Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., property damage. A man valeted his car and the valet reported it was damaged. The owner later claimed it was damaged while in the care of the valet.

Anna Maria is policed by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

Dec. 21, Sandpiper Resort Co-op, 2601 Gulf Drive, unlicensed contractor. A contractor was issued a notice to appear in court after a Manatee County code enforcement investigation.

Dec. 31, Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive, N., domestic disturbance. An argument between a couple visiting from Alabama turned physical when the woman poured a beer over the man’s head. The pair went to their car, where the woman allegedly struck the man several times in the head, breaking his glasses.

Jan. 2, 110 block of Bridge Street, trespass. Bradenton Beach police arrested a 22-year-old from New York and a 23-year-old from New Hampshire for trespassing on the second floor of a building under construction.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Dec. 21, Cortez Road and 115th Street West, theft. An unknown person stole the tires, rims and wheels valued at $100 from a mountain bike that was left chained at a bus stop.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 28, 6300 block of Marina Drive, suspended license. Holmes Beach police stopped a man after determining he was driving on a suspended license. He was transported to the HBPD station and later to Manatee County jail.

Holmes Beach is policed by Holmes Beach Police Department.

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

Island police blotter – 01-03-2018

Anna Maria

Dec. 16-18, 100 block of White Avenue, suspicious incidents. Used linens led a keyholder and owner to suspect unauthorized use of a rental unit. The vacation rental home was initially found secured but, after two days, was found unsecured. The owner told Manatee County sheriff’s deputies a former renter possibly had a key and used the residence from time to time.

Anna Maria is policed by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

Dec. 22, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass warning. A clerk flagged down a Bradenton Beach police officer to trespass a 31-year-old man who had caused problems with customers. The clerk also told police the man may have stolen items from the store.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Dec. 4, 3800 block of 116th Street West, battery. Two women consumed a few beers together, after which one woman went to the other woman’s residence to retrieve her bike. There, the woman struck the woman who came for her bicycle several times in the face and hit her in the head with a beer bottle. The victim was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton. The aggressor was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 18, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass/alcohol. Holmes Beach police arrested a 57-year-old Bradenton man sitting at a picnic table with a bottle of vodka. The man also had a smaller bottle of vodka and some personal items on his bicycle. He was cited for an alcohol ordinance violation and arrested for trespass after previously being warned. Police transported the man to the Manatee County jail.

Dec. 19, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, 0.02 violation/drugs. Two 18-year-old men were stopped at 3:20 a.m. for a traffic violation. Police determined the driver possessed contraband, including a Xanax pill and 7 grams of cannabis. The driver also was cited under the 0.02 driving-impaired law for those under age 21. The passenger was cited for unlawfully possessing alcohol. They were transported to the Manatee County jail.

Dec. 21, 200 block of 72nd Street, noise. Holmes Beach police responded at 10:51 p.m. to a complaint of a loud party. Police took meter readings, measuring 47, 54 and 55 decibels. A 29-year-old male vacationing from Washington, D.C., was issued a noise citation. A city ordinance prohibits noise louder than 50 decibels after 10 p.m.

Dec. 24, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, marijuana possession and trespass. Police observed two males in the beach parking lot after hours. While an officer was issuing trespass warnings, one man handed him 2.6 grams of marijuana. The officer arrested the man for possessing the drug.

Dec. 24, Jessie’s Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, trespass/warrant. A 23-year-old Bradenton woman was warned for trespass after a clerk observed her trying to steal a $1.75 cigar. She was arrested on an outstanding Manatee County warrant.

Dec. 25, 200 block of 65th Street, noise. Police were called for people yelling and laughing in a pool area at 4:03 a.m. A vacationer from Illinois was issued a noise violation.

Dec. 26, 100 block of 78th Street, burglary/criminal mischief. A burglar broke a door jamb, entered a residence and stole a TV stand. The television was left on the floor.

Holmes Beach is policed by Holmes Beach Police Department.

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

Island police blotter – 12-27-2017

Anna Maria

Dec. 7, Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd. A man and woman were hanging out in the pier parking lot at 1:14 a.m., when a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy approached their vehicle. The officer requested their driver’s licenses and determined the male driver had a California license and an expired Florida license. While the officer was in the squad, the man approached the deputy and asked to get his license back. The officer told him to return to the vehicle, which he did. He called 911, complaining to the dispatch operator the officer wouldn’t return his license. The deputy advised the driver not to make false 911 calls and how to handle future traffic stops. The man apologized to the officer.

Dec. 14, 501 Pine Ave., property damage. Gutters were damaged by a garbage truck.

Dec. 17, 200 block of Chilson Avenue, domestic disturbance. Two siblings argued about dinner arrangements. A deputy responded to the disturbance and found an elderly parent was safe, but hiding in a closet. No injuries were observed or reported.

Anna Maria is policed by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

Dec. 17, 100 block of Third Street, domestic battery. An argument over a bank account led a husband to body bump his wife at the top of an outside stairwell, nearly causing her to fall down the stairs. Bradenton Beach police responded and the woman told officers she felt threatened and pressed charges. The man was arrested, transported to the Manatee County jail and released on court supervision.

Dec. 19, Coquina Park, Gulf Drive South, juvenile/warrant arrest. Police approached a vehicle in a parking lot after hours and found two adults and a juvenile inside. The driver consented to a vehicle search, during which officers found a container with a clear substance and pipe tucked near where the juvenile was sitting. A field test identified the substance as methamphetamine. The juvenile was arrested for possessing a controlled substance and paraphernalia, and transported to a detention facility. The driver was arrested on a Manatee County warrant related to failing to appear in court on another case.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Dec. 8, 3600 block of 117th Street Court West, theft. A woman reported a man’s wedding ring missing from her wallet. She told police she’d kept it there for her husband while he was on a fishing trip.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 8, Holmes Beach police station, 5801 Marina Drive, found property. A wallet containing $120, two credit cards and a Florida’s driver’s license were turned into the HBPD. Police were unable to find the owner.

Dec. 15, Publix Super Market, 3900 E. Bay Drive, theft. A motorized shopping cart went missing from Publix and police found a man driving the cart in the 3200 block of East Bay Drive. Asked what he was doing with the cart, the man told police he was looking for his van and his family. He was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail. The cart was returned to Publix.

Dec. 17, 5315 Gulf Drive, theft. A 21-speed blue Schwinn bicycle valued at $100 was reported stolen from a parking lot.

Dec. 18, Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752 Manatee Ave., criminal mischief. A Ford pickup and a boat on a trailer were left by the owner Dec. 15 in the parking lot. He returned Dec. 17 to find his truck keyed. The owner told police he left a note on his dash with his phone number and return date. He said he found another note on his vehicle on his return to the boat ramp, stating “See the sign F———?? Next time we cut ur (sic) tires A——!” The officer placed the note into evidence.

Dec. 19, 3900 E. Bay Drive, warrant. A woman reported a suspicious male in a sedan following her from the Publix parking lot to a mobile home in Bradenton Beach. An officer determined the man had an outstanding warrant from Polk County, found him in the Publix parking lot and arrested him. He was transported to jail.

Holmes Beach is policed by Holmes Beach Police Department.

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

Island police blotter – 12-20-2017

Anna Maria

Nov. 30, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., theft. A Bradenton woman reported medication stolen from a vial in her purse that she left in a room while attending a funeral service. After the service, she discovered someone had removed 49 pills.

Anna Maria is policed by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

Nov. 30, Anna Maria Island Resort, 115 Third St., battery. Two women signed affidavits at the Bradenton Beach police station to press charges against a third woman. One woman alleged the aggressor pushed her, resulting in a neck injury. The other woman alleged the aggressor poked her finger into her shoulder several times. Bradenton Beach police issued a request to the 12th Circuit Court for the aggressor’s arrest.

Dec. 9, 1600 block of Gulf Drive South, warrant arrest. A 52-year-old Bradenton man was arrested on a Manatee County warrant. At 2:05 a.m., a Bradenton Beach police officer observed a white Ford truck with one headlight out, made the traffic stop and confirmed the outstanding warrant. The truck and a vessel being towed on a trailer were towed.

Dec. 9, 106 Bridge St., domestic battery. A 51-year-old Bradenton man, matching the description of a man who allegedly struck a woman earlier in the evening, was arrested on the east side of the Cortez Bridge by Bradenton Beach police. A witness reported seeing the woman struck twice in the head near the BridgeWalk Resort. A surveillance video confirmed the beating. The man was carrying a handgun, which was taken from him during the arrest.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Dec. 4, 3800 block of 116th Street Court West, battery. A former roommate picked up a woman after work. While driving her home, the roommate allegedly grabbed her neck and hit and punched her several times for no apparent reason.
Dec. 5, 3800 block of 118th Street West, domestic disturbance. Coffee spilled to the floor and an argument erupted. The couple denied any physical violence. No injuries were reported.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 8, 200 block of 78th Street, lost/found person. Holmes Beach police helped MCSO deputies search for an intoxicated woman. Her husband had left the woman at a bus bench near the 8500 block of Gulf Drive, expecting her to walk back to their condo in the 7100 block. Four hours later, the wife contacted the husband from her cellphone. She later returned home.

Holmes Beach is policed by Holmes Beach Police Department.

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