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Streetlife – 05-23-2018

Anna Maria

May 4, 200 block of Palm Avenue, license. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy stopped a motorist for speeding and determined he was driving on a suspended license. The deputy confiscated the license for disposal and issued the motorist a summons to appear in court.

May 6, 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, license. Pulled over for running a stop sign, a woman gave a deputy a deceased person’s driver’s license. She was arrested for driving on a suspended license.

May 6, Newton Lane and Jacaranda Road, drugs. A deputy observed two men with a dog walk away from their belongings on the beach, leaving some dog items and two bags, one containing a bong. The deputy met the men with their belongings at an intersection, where one man gave permission to search a vehicle. In the search, deputies found marijuana wax. One man was ticketed for parking within 30 feet of stop sign and charged with possessing cannabis and paraphernalia. Friends picked them up.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

May 12, Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive N., trespass. Bradenton Beach police responded to a store manager who told police she wanted to trespass a man who’d tried to steal beer earlier in the day. After taking the report and as he was leaving, the officer observed the man enter the store and witnessed the manager warn him for trespassing. The man was transported to the Salvation Army in Bradenton.

May 11, Cortez Beach, 1000 Gulf Drive S., burglary to vehicle. A woman reported $90, credit cards and an iPad power cord stolen from her locked Jeep. She also told police the glove box was rifled.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

May 11, Anna Maria Island Centre, 3200-3600 block East Bay Drive, trespass. A property manager asked a woman to pick up a pile of wet wipes next to her vehicle, but she refused. The manager trespassed the woman.

May 11, 100 block of 38th Street, information. A box of cremated ashes was found at the beach access. A funeral home in Nashville, Tennessee, was contacted, which resulted in the owner collecting the cremains at the Holmes Beach police station.

May 11, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol ordinance. A male and female were observed with vodka on the beach in violation of a city ordinance. They poured out the alcohol.

May 12, 500 block of 70th Street, vehicle burglary. Items from a vehicle left unlocked at night were scattered around the car the next morning. A wallet, containing identification, gift and credit cards, was reported missing.

May 12, 600 block of Emerald Lane, vehicle burglary. A vehicle left unlocked overnight was found burglarized in the morning. About $5 in change was stolen.

May 12, 400 block of 80th Street, noise. At 10:57 p.m., Holmes Beach police were dispatched to a complaint about a loud party. Police arrived, heard excessive noise from a large group and spoke to a woman responsible for the lease, who became irate and argumentative. Car alarms were activated and people called police multiple times. Police contacted the rental agency for the property and the renter was evicted.

May 13, West Coast Surf Shop, trespass. Three men and two women were arrested in the early morning hours for trespassing after police found them rummaging through a dumpster. The property is marked “No trespassing, construction site.” The women told police they were collecting clothes for the homeless. One woman threw a bag with a small amount of cocaine on the ground and she was charged with possessing an illegal drug.

May 13, Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752 Manatee Ave., alcohol. On patrol, an officer observed a man at a picnic table drinking a beer with several beers around him. The officer told the man to pour out the beers. He argued with the officer and the man was cited for violating the ordinance against alcoholic beverages in a public park.

May 13, 100 block of Aqua Lane, theft. A surveillance camera showed two people in a black SUV stealing a tree orchid and a ceramic flower pot from a driveway. The property was valued at $250.

May 15, Small Island Creamery, 5404 Marina Drive, and Dominos, 5606 Marina Drive. A makeup bag containing needles, a Brillo pad and a spoon with residue were found in the Creamery bathroom. Later that night, a woman matching the Creamery employees’ description of the woman who used the bathroom was observed in front of Dominos. Police asked if the bag was hers and the woman said no, but she had one like it. The officer took the bag for destruction.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 05-16-2018

Anna Maria

April 27, 100 block of Tarpon St., stolen bike. An unsecured bicycle was stolen.

May 8, 100 block of Tern Drive, domestic. A man called 911 for a domestic disturbance involving a family member and another person who’d left the scene before Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies arrived. No violence was reported.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

April 29, 100 block of Bridge Street, license. Bradenton Beach police arrested a 32-year-old woman for driving with a suspended license after she was seen stumbling out of the Sports Lounge and warned not to drive. Thirty minutes later, officers observed her vehicle strike a curb and fail to maintain a single lane as she drove west on Bridge Street. She was transported to the Manatee County jail.

May 2-5, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, abandoned boat. A cabin cruiser belonging to a deceased person broke anchor, floated to the Historic Bridge Street Pier and rested there until someone tied it to an anchored vessel. The cruiser was left open to the weather, robbed of engine parts and the family of the deceased told police they didn’t want anything to do with it.

May 4, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, derelict boat. Bradenton Beach police inspected a white sailboat taking on water with open hatches and full of paint cans and other garbage. Police attempts to contact the owner, who hadn’t been seen at the vessel for months, were unsuccessful.

May 4, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, abandoned boat. A cabin cruiser, name Claire Sea, was inspected and found listing in four feet of water. Police made attempts to determine the ownership, to no avail.

May 4, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, abandoned boat. No registration or identifying marks were found on a catamaran with large holes left open to the elements. Police attempts to determine ownership were unsuccessful.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

April 27, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., warrant arrest/trespass. MCSO issued trespass warnings to a man and a woman found loitering on the property. A deputy determined the woman was wanted on a warrant out of Sarasota County. She was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail. After a deputy took the man’s fingerprints, the man left.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

April 30, 5600 block of Flotilla, theft. Two personal watercraft vessels, a trailer and a motor were reported stolen. The items were valued at $12,500. Fingerprints were taken.

May 3, 500 block of Gulf Drive, marijuana. Holmes Beach police pulled over a Bradenton man for a seat belt violation, noted the odor of burnt cannabis, found 12 grams of the drug in a man’s pocket and cited him with violating a city ordinance against marijuana possession.

May 3, Hurricane Hanks, 5346 Gulf Drive, fraud. A woman in her 50s and a man in his 30s ate and drank at an outside table and failed to pay their $64.67 tab. They gave the waitress a prepaid money card that was declined for insufficient funds and left before the server returned. The couple also took a beer glass. Police checked the area for suspects but found none.

May 4, 65th Street beach access. Three bikes were found and placed for safekeeping.

May 4, 400 block of 63rd Street, burglary/theft. An envelope with $1,000 placed in a book in the shelves was found empty and on the floor. A broken key was found stuck in the front door. The reporting party told police he had received an email from his owner, Dolores Baker Real Estate, advising keys to rental properties had been stolen.

May 4, 400 block of 63rd Street, suspicious circumstances. A man told police responding to a burglary in a nearby unit he found his door open and items out of place when he woke up the morning the day before. There was no sign of forced entry and nothing reported missing.

May 5, Dcoy Ducks Bar & Grille, 5410 Marina Drive, theft. A bicycle parked outside the bar for about five minutes was stolen.

May 6, 5300 block on the beach, alcohol. A 21-year-old man was observed drinking a can of beer. The police report states he’d seen the no-alcohol signs but continued to drink because “you know.” He was issued a citation.

May 9, Manatee Public Beach, lost property. A woman reported two diamond rings lost after placing them in her bikini top to put on sunscreen. She valued the rings at $151,000.

May 10, 200 block of 72nd Street, noise. At 1:12 a.m., police were dispatched for loud music. An officer measured 58 decibels. The renter was ticketed because the noise was greater than 50 decibels after 10 p.m. The officer also gave the renter a pamphlet about the noise ordinance. The renter apologized.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 05-09-2018

Anna Maria

April 24, 100 block of Willow Avenue, information. An owner called the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office about trouble with a family member, who was asserting property ownership, but the subject left.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

April 25, Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., drugs. Dispatched to a man and woman passed out on a pier swing, Bradenton Beach police found a couple asleep and their belongings strewn across the pier. Officers awakened them and saw a bag of marijuana protruding from the man’s pocket. In police searches, officers found 1.5 grams of marijuana and 1.5 grams of crystal meth in his pockets and, in a backpack the man had been using as a pillow, prescription drugs and a pipe. The man claimed the pills were not his and that he was holding them for someone in a homeless camp. Police arrested and transported the man to the Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

      April 21, 4500 block of 123rd Street, battery/criminal mischief. A fight broke out when one man tried to return an identification card of another man’s girlfriend. After the fight, the aggressor flattened four tires of a golf cart owned by a third-party and destroyed a stereo. Both men and the third party signed waivers of prosecution.

      April 23, 4334 127th St. W., Annie’s Bait & Tackle, theft. A Bradenton Beach man reported a Massachusetts tag stolen from his boat trailer.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

April 28, 5600 block of Guava Street, domestic battery. Holmes Beach police arrived at 10:10 a.m. to find a woman crying and talking on her cellphone. The woman told the officers her boyfriend pushed and hit her earlier that morning, causing her head to bleed and injuries to her foot. She also reported the man choked her. The man denied pushing or injuring the woman but told police he wanted her to leave. Police officers arrested the man and transported him to the Manatee County jail.

April 28, 6200 block of Flotilla Drive, suspicious circumstances. Dispatched for a residential burglary, officers met with a man who had gone to sleep at 10 p.m. the night before and awoke at 7 a.m. to find his front door ajar. He told police nothing inside the residence was disturbed or missing but he found an unknown key on the ground in front of the door. Police placed the key into an evidence locker.

April 29, 100 block of 51st Street, battery. An argument between a couple turned physical and a woman was arrested after police interviewed witnesses and believed the man’s story. The man told police the woman had come home intoxicated, woke him up and struck him. Another witness said she smashed items in the house. The woman said the man came home and was disrespectful. Police transported the woman to jail.

April 29, 100 block of 39th Street and the beach, camping/alcohol. At 10:30 p.m., officers observed a makeshift camp on the beach, including glass bottles and trash in the dunes, and found a man and woman sleeping. Police woke them up and they appeared intoxicated. At the station, police determined the couple had warrants out of Georgia. They were arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 05-02-2018

Anna Maria

April 15, 500 block of Blue Heron, open door. Responding to a burglar alarm, a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy found an open door and determined no break-in occurred. The deputy secured the home.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

April 19, 2400 block of Avenue B, disorderly intoxication. Bradenton Beach police responded to an intoxicated woman trying to gain entry to a residence as the owner, who didn’t know the woman, was restraining her. Asked where she was staying, the woman told an officer: “Right (expletive) here.” She then told the officer she loved him, wanted to sleep with him and had to be restrained from grabbing him. She was arrested and went kicking and screaming to the Manatee County jail.

        April 20, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., trespass. Bradenton Beach police witnessed a bartender warn a 33-year-old Palmetto woman for trespass. The bartender told police she caused problems at the bar.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

April 12, 4328 127th St. W., Cortez Watersports, information. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy responded to a disturbance. One man complained another man videotaped him on his cellphone. The officer said videotaping was OK because they were in a public place. The other man said the complainant nearly hit him in his vehicle and yelled profanities at him while he was walking his dog. The officer noted inconsistencies in the man’s story.

April 17. 4110 127th St. W., Seafood Shack, domestic disturbance. A couple’s argument about travel plans and their relationship ended with them deciding to separate and leave Florida.

April 17, 3800 block of 116th Street Court West, fraud. A man reported a financing scam he encountered while attempting to buy a limousine. The man sent a $700 check to what he thought was a legitimate company but, when he discovered the fraud, he contacted his bank and he was reimbursed.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

April 19, Anchor Inn, 3015 Gulf Drive, disorderly intoxication. Holmes Beach police were called about a man without an ID refusing to leave the bar. When officers arrived, the bar manager told them the man left on a bicycle with no lights. A man was observed falling off his bike in the roadway and police activated the squad’s emergency lights. The man became enraged, cursed and refused police directions to sit on the ground. He was handcuffed, arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

April 19, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, drugs. On patrol, an officer observed a woman driving in the parking lot without a seat belt and an improperly displayed vehicle tag. While checking on her driver’s license, the officer noticed the woman clutched her purse to her chest so police searched it and found heroin, marijuana and syringes. She told police the heroin wasn’t hers and the marijuana belonged to her but she was taking it to someone else. The woman was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

April 20, Paradise Bagels, 3220 E. Bay Drive, Baker Act. A woman began acting delusional and her caretakers became unable to care for her. Police took her into custody and to a medical facility.

April 21, 49th Street and the beach, theft. A family left a camera bag with equipment on a bench while taking photos at sunset near the water. They returned to the bench after about 10 minutes and discovered the camera case missing. It contained a camera, lens, charger and memory sticks valued at $370.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 04-25-2018

Anna Maria

No reports.

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

Bradenton Beach

April 9, 500 block of Gulf Drive South, domestic battery/strangulation. An argument between a couple led a 28-year-old man to allegedly squeeze a woman’s neck and impede her airflow. In response, the woman picked up a screwdriver and the man let her go. The man then allegedly struck the woman with a frozen beer mug.

April 14, 1603 Gulf Drive North, battery/obstruction. A man listing a West Virginia address was arrested after allegedly striking a condo groundskeeper who was closing a swimming pool for the night. The groundskeeper asked the man whether he was staying at the property and the man struck him and fled on a bicycle. Bradenton Beach police found the man in the 2000 block of Gulf Drive North, took him into custody and he was transported to the Manatee County jail.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

April 11, 7100 block of Palm Drive, marijuana. Holmes Beach police found a 762-capacity automatic rifle magazine and two knives in a vehicle search after noticing a billy club in the backseat. An officer stopped the car for dark window tint and a taillight out and noticed the odor of burnt marijuana. A passenger told police they were cleaning houses. The 26-year-old driver was issued a notice to appear for possessing a gram of marijuana and a pipe and cited for a suspended license. The marijuana, paraphernalia, ammunition and weapons were confiscated.

April 11, 6300 block of Flotilla Drive, stalking. A woman reported a man she previously dated left her a gift on her doorstep after she told him not to contact her. Police left messages for the man, asking him not to contact the woman and to retrieve his package.

April 13, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A tag was stolen from a car in the parking lot. HBPD reported the tag the law enforcement database.

April 14, 100 block of 49th Street, drugs. Cocaine was found when police searched a 53-year-old man arrested for driving on a suspended license. Police observed the man’s vehicle run through three stop signs before pulling him over. As an officer was making the stop, the driver jumped out of the vehicle and stated, “You got me.” The man was charged with possessing cocaine, running a stop sign, driving with a suspended license, attaching a tag not assigned, and no vehicle registration or insurance. He was transported to Manatee County jail.

April 14, 200 block of 67th Street, property found. A South Carolina man called police to report that he found BB guns in a trash can. The property owner told police she wanted the guns that were in her trash and an officer arranged for a pickup.

April 14, 4600 block of Gulf Drive, disturbance. Road rage was reported by a Bradenton woman driving west on Manatee Avenue. She reported a woman driver in a silver Toyota cut her off and followed her vehicle. A male then exited the Toyota and confronted her, yelling obscenities and “to get back to her side of town.”

April 14, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. A Riverview man left his vehicle in the parking lot, went to the beach and returned at 5:30 p.m. to find a slashed tire. The man told police he had previously argued with an unknown person about the parking spot.

April 14, 5900 block of Flotilla Drive, suspicious incident. A 37-year-old man reported an unknown person in a white SUV tried to run him over in his driveway and an hour later called police to report the person was at a restaurant on Cortez Road West. MCSO advised HBPD that everything was fine at the restaurant. The complainant told police it was not safe for him at home and he left the area.

April 14, Citgo, 3015 Gulf Drive, skimmers. The gas station owner reported credit card skimming devices on two pumps. Holmes Beach police found no locks and no obvious pry marks on the outside of the pumps.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 04-18-2018

Anna Maria
March 22, Rod & Reel Resort, 877 N. Shore Drive, theft. Three unsecured bicycles were stolen from a bike rack at the motel.

March 28, 200 block of Sycamore Avenue, property damage. A complainant waived prosecution after police responded to a report of a broken window and tracked an alleged vandal to North Shore Drive. The female complainant told a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy the incident began when “kids” came to her house to buy marijuana and a family member gave them coffee grounds.

March 29, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., confiscated property. A deputy confiscated an invalid driver’s license from a person cited for an alcohol violation.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach
April 8, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass. An apparently drunk 47-year-old Bradenton Beach man was trespassed by a store clerk after the man refused to leave.

Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched, found the man sitting on a bench, witnessed the clerk’s trespass and told the man to leave. The man refused and police arrested and transported him to the Manatee County jail after he called an officer a North Korean dictator and asked irrelevant questions, such as: Are you Irish?

April 9, Wicked Cantina, 101 Seventh St. N., theft. Two mountain bikes valued at $1,700 were reported stolen from a bike rack. The complainant told police his family rode the bikes and left them unlocked outside the restaurant the prior day.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez
April 4, Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St., domestic disturbance. While on a building check, a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy heard a male and female arguing. There were no signs of physical contact, and the couple said the argument was only verbal.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach
April 5, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. A 25-year-old Bradenton man causing a disturbance was trespassed by Holmes Beach police. When police arrived, they separated the man and the cafe manager. The man left.

April 5, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, license/cannabis. A motorist was cited for expired registration, driving with a suspended license and violating a marijuana ordinance. An officer stopped the vehicle for an expired registration and noticed the odor of burnt cannabis and asked the driver if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. The motorist answered no, but gave the officer permission to search the vehicle. A marijuana cigarette and a burnt joint were found. The vehicle was towed.

April 6, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue, warrant arrest. Stopped for not wearing a seat belt, a Sarasota man was arrested by HBPD on a Manatee County warrant for theft. Recovered from the man’s vehicle were clothes with sale tags attached. The man was transported to the Manatee County jail.

April 10, 400 block of 28th Street, theft. An anchor box, two anchors, flotation devices and a bait net were stolen from a man’s boat. The owner told police he last saw the box on his boat April 5.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 04-18-2018

Anna Maria

      March 22, Rod & Reel Resort, 877 N. Shore Drive, theft. Three unsecured bicycles were stolen from a bike rack at the motel.

March 28, 200 block of Sycamore Avenue, property damage. A complainant waived prosecution after police responded to a report of a broken window and tracked an alleged vandal to North Shore Drive. The female complainant told a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy the incident began when “kids” came to her house to buy marijuana and a family member gave them coffee grounds.

March 29, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., confiscated property. A deputy confiscated an invalid driver’s license from a person cited for an alcohol violation.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

April 8, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass. An apparently drunk 47-year-old Bradenton Beach man was trespassed by a store clerk after the man refused to leave. Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched, found the man sitting on a bench, witnessed the clerk’s trespass and told the man to leave. The man refused and police arrested and transported him to the Manatee County jail after he called an officer a North Korean dictator and asked irrelevant questions, such as: Are you Irish?

      April 9, Wicked Cantina, 101 Seventh St. N., theft. Two mountain bikes valued at $1,700 were reported stolen from a bike rack. The complainant told police his family rode the bikes and left them unlocked outside the restaurant the prior day.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

April 4, Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St., domestic disturbance. While on a building check, a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy heard a male and female arguing. There were no signs of physical contact, and the couple said the argument was only verbal.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

April 5, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. A 25-year-old Bradenton man causing a disturbance was trespassed by Holmes Beach police. When police arrived, they separated the man and the cafe manager. The man left.

April 5, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, license/cannabis. A motorist was cited for expired registration, driving with a suspended license and violating a marijuana ordinance. An officer stopped the vehicle for an expired registration and noticed the odor of burnt cannabis and asked the driver if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. The motorist answered no, but gave the officer permission to search the vehicle. A marijuana cigarette and a burnt joint were found. The vehicle was towed.

April 6, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue, warrant arrest. Stopped for not wearing a seat belt, a Sarasota man was arrested by HBPD on a Manatee County warrant for theft. Recovered from the man’s vehicle were clothes with sale tags attached. The man was transported to the Manatee County jail.

April 10, 400 block of 28th Street, theft. An anchor box, two anchors, flotation devices and a bait net were stolen from a man’s boat. The owner told police he last saw the box on his boat April 5.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 04-11-2018

Anna Maria

        March 24, Gulf Drive and Magnolia Avenue, marijuana. Two bags of marijuana and a roach, weighing a total of 19.2 grams, were confiscated by Manatee County sheriff’s deputies during the arrest of a 24-year-old Bradenton man driving a black truck in an erratic manner. A deputy observed the motorist failing to maintain a single lane, swerving into a bike lane and running a stop sign. His wife was called to drive the truck.

March 26, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, bicycle theft.

A bike was stolen after a renter left it overnight in a driveway. Attached to the bicycle was a pink sticker, reading “#HI.”

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        March 28, Coquina Park, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Marchman Act. While on beach patrol, a Bradenton Beach police officer observed a 49-year-old man stumbling. The officer took him to a medical facility after determining the man could not take care of himself.

March 31, 100 block of Fourth Street North and Highland Avenue, marijuana/paraphernalia. Two 19-year-old males were arrested for possessing about 53 grams of marijuana and a marijuana pipe after an officer followed a suspicious vehicle. The officer stopped the motorist, noticed a strong odor of cannabis and searched the car. After police read their Miranda rights, both men said the drug was theirs.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        March 28, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. The manager trespassed three men after they allegedly harassed some female patrons and carried alcoholic beverages into the cafe. Police reported the men were listed on a law enforcement database as violent sexual predators. One man told a Holmes Beach police officer he made a comment to a girl who he had observed adjusting her bikini top.

March 29, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglaries. Two break-ins were reported in the parking lot, where car windows were broken and purses and money were taken. One purse was found in the 100 block of 33rd Street and returned to its owner.

March 20, beach access and 68th Street, camping. A 52-year-old Alabama man was found sleeping. He gathered his belongings and left after police cited him for violating the ordinance against camping on the beach.

March 31, 200 block of 81st Street, noise. At 10:27 p.m., police were dispatched for a loud, large party. Due to the excessive noise, no one answered when police rang the doorbell and knocked at the front door. Officers walked to the backyard, where a man identified himself as the homeowner. He told police the party was a wedding reception. The homeowner advised he’d bring everyone inside. Police issued him a citation.

April 1, 2900 block of Avenue E, theft. A 21-speed mountain bicycle left unsecured in the front yard was stolen sometime during a man’s 30-minute trip to the beach to watch the sunset. The bike was valued at $500.

April 1, CVS, 611 Manatee Ave., missing/recovered person. Holmes Beach police received a report of a missing person. A Bradenton man told authorities his autistic son called for a ride from CVS, but when the man arrived, the son had left. HBPD issued an alert to other agencies about the missing person and contacted Verizon, which pinged the son’s cellphone. After several hours, Manatee County sheriff’s deputies found him walking on El Conquistador Parkway in Bradenton and a family member was called to take him home.

April 3, 200 block of 66th Street, battery. A Holmes Beach officer responded to a complaint about a neighbor throwing an aluminum chair at a woman. No injuries were observed and the woman declined medical treatment. A request was sent to the state attorney to review the case for possible charges.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 04-04-2018

Anna Maria

March 18, Bortell’s Lounge, 10002 Gulf Drive, battery. A female bartender reported a man forcibly grabbed her face, hurting her jaw, as he was leaving. The man had been drinking at the bar and acted angry and disrespectful after he was told he would not be served more alcohol. The bartender sought a restraining order from the court.

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

Bradenton Beach

March 23, Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N. A Sarasota man reported vehicle damage after using a valet service the night before. A surveillance video showed the valet hitting parking poles with the man’s vehicle. The valet company and the man agreed to handle the matter privately. The vehicle owner waived prosecution.

March 23, Lay-Z-Liv-N condos, 2312 Ave. C, domestic disturbance. Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched at 11:20 p.m. to a couple arguing. The man refused to give the woman keys to their rental car and, in turn, the woman took his cellphone. They told the officers the argument was verbal and agreed to separate for the night.

March 25, Coquina Beach, 2000 Gulf Drive S., theft. Very Wang Pearls of St. Petersburg, a vendor at the Beach Market at Coquina Beach, reported a stolen necklace. The owner told police she didn’t see anyone take the necklace, valued at $218.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

March 23, 3800 block of 116th Street Court West, domestic disturbance. A woman called 911, saying a man wouldn’t leave her alone while she was trying to get her property out of his house. Both denied any physical contact occurred.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

March 22, 5211 Gulf Drive, domestic disturbance. A man approached Holmes Beach police officers and told them his on-and-off-again girlfriend did not want to leave his vehicle. The woman accused the man of taking St. Patrick’s beads from another woman. The man said she’d ripped his shirt and he’d had enough. They signed waivers of prosecution.

March 22, Jessie’s Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, battery/theft. Police were looking for a white male in his 30s, about 6-feet tall, who punched a store clerk at about 8:50 p.m. Before fleeing, the man took beer and cheese from a cooler but returned the items when the clerk confronted him. EMS responded and treated the clerk.

March 23, Gulf Sands, 4200 Gulf Drive, theft. Unlocked in a bike rack, a 21-speed men’s mountain bike was stolen.

March 24, 100 block of 81st Street, theft. A “Salty Margarita” sign was removed from a residence by two men in their late 20s or 30s. A video from a surveillance camera shows they removed the sign with a step ladder and drill and ran toward the beach.

March 24, Small Town Creamery, 5404 Marina Drive, criminal mischief. A sculpture, valued at $500, was damaged after a break-in the night before. The store’s surveillance camera showed two males kicking the sculpture, breaking it in half and walking away at 1:12 a.m.

March 25, 600 block of Dundee Lane, noise. Holmes Beach police were dispatched at 10:40 p.m. to a complaint of singing, laughing, yelling and noise coming from a pool. The officers took decibel readings of 53-63 and issued a citation to a relative of the homeowner.

March 25, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, noise. At 11:08 p.m., police were dispatched to a complaint of loud music. An officer took a noise meter reading of 56 decibels and reported loud laughing, talking and screaming coming from the rear of the residence. A neighbor also complained of the noise. The officer cited a renter with a noise violation.

March 27, 500 block of 77th Street, noise. Police issued a 29-year-old St. Louis woman a noise citation after officers responded to a complaint about dogs barking excessively outdoors at a residence. The officer reported knocking on doors and windows for 30 minutes. They entered the house for a welfare check and found the woman lying in bed. She told police she was dog sitting and had left the dogs outside.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 03-28-2018

Anna Maria

March 10, 100 block of Crescent Drive, suspicious incident. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy responded to a visitor’s complaint about a neighbor asking personal questions, such as how many children were in his party. The deputy advised the visitor about a registered sex offender living nearby. No violations occurred.

March 12, Gulf and Magnolia drives, confiscated tag. A sheriff’s deputy confiscated a vehicle tag after pulling over a motorist who failed to stop for a stop sign. The officer determined the motorist’s license was suspended and the vehicle was registered to another man. The registered owner told police he’d sold the vehicle to the motorist in March 2017.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

March 16, 100 block of Ninth Street North, domestic battery. Reports of a man beating up his girlfriend were answered by Bradenton Beach police, who arrested a 34-year-old man after the couple argued about the girlfriend’s co-worker. The woman allegedly tried to leave, but she said the man wouldn’t let her. He allegedly grabbed her phone and smashed it on the floor. She ran to the bathroom and attempted to barricade the door, which the man broke down, allegedly causing minor injuries. The man told police the woman had been drinking and she’d previously reported him for the same type of situation. Police took the man into custody and transported him to Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

March 10, 4400 block of 124th Street West, suspicious incident. A woman reported a vehicle window broken by an unknown source. She estimated $200 in damage.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

March 15, Skinny’s Place, 3901 Gulf Drive, dine-and-dash. Holmes Beach police were dispatched to a call about four juveniles who ordered and ate food, after which three of the four people failed to pay and ran. As an officer searched the area, dispatch led him to 77th Street on the beach, where juveniles were reported drinking. After backup arrived, the suspects were identified. Skinny’s manager accepted $40 from one of the suspects and declined to prosecute.

March 16, Freckled Fin Irish Pub, 5337 Gulf Drive, noise. A police officer responded to a complaint about loud music at 11:01 p.m. He spoke to the manager after measuring 63.3-65.3 decibels coming from the restaurant/bar while its doors were closed. The case was referred to code enforcement for follow up.

March 17, Doctor’s Office, 5312 Holmes Blvd., fire pit. On patrol, a police officer observed a fire in a fire pit and didn’t see anyone tending the fire. Due to a similar report in January, pictures were taken and the matter was forwarded to code enforcement.

March 18, Freckled Fin Irish Pub, 5337 Gulf Drive, noise. A neighbor awakened by loud music led police to the bar/restaurant at 11:17 p.m., where an officer measured 57 decibels of noise and advised the owner of the violation. The case was referred to code enforcement.

March 18, 3600 block of Gulf Drive, cannabis. At 2:45 a.m., an officer stopped a red Volvo for no tag lights. Upon approaching, he noticed an odor of burnt cannabis. The officer noted heavy smoke coming from the vehicle when the windows were rolled down. The occupants were issued ordinance violations for possessing marijuana. The driver was cited for no tag light, a window-tint violation and driving after curfew.

March 19, 5900 block of Flotilla Drive, overdose. A Holmes Beach police officer arrived at a residence as EMS was treating a 29-year-old woman for a drug overdose. The woman told police she used heroin every day. The officer advised help was available at treatment centers. She responded she was aware of the option. The woman was transported to Blake Medical Center.

March 21, Walgreens parking lot, 3200 E. Bay Drive, suspicious person. A motorist reported an unknown intoxicated male pulling on her vehicle’s door handle, trying to get into the vehicle. While she drove away, she heard the man mutter something about people sitting at the trolley stop. Holmes Beach police officers canvassed the area and checked with Bradenton Beach Police Department and the trolley drivers on duty, trying to locate the suspect, to no avail.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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