Tag Archives: Streetlife

Streetlife – 08-15-2018

Anna Maria

        Aug. 1, 700 block of North Shore Drive, burglary. Fishing gear valued at $175 was stolen. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office took fingerprints for processing.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        Aug. 2, Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive N., theft. A manager reported three unauthorized credit card transactions totaling $60.50 by a store clerk on a card forgotten by a customer. The alleged fraud involved purchases of cigarettes, beef jerky and a cellphone charger. Bradenton Beach police sent the state attorney the report to review for a warrant arrest.

Aug. 2, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass. A store clerk trespassed a 53-year-old man who allegedly stole ice from the ice machine. The man denied the allegation.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Aug. 3, Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., trespass. A man caused a disturbance. The dock manager revoked the man’s dock privileges and told him to leave.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        Aug. 3, 500 block of Manatee Avenue, tag. A Holmes Beach police officer ran the tag number from a Chrysler and found it belonged to a Honda. A 26-year-old man listing himself as homeless was unable to provide registration, insurance or any document pertaining to the vehicle. The officer seized the tag and arranged for a tow.

Aug. 4, Island Bazaar, 3304 E. Bay Drive, theft. A manager reported an employee stealing from a wildlife donation jar and merchandise, including a public toilet survival kit, fart machine, a shock gum dispenser and shock pen. Valued at about $75, the theft was confirmed by a surveillance video. The juvenile was trespassed and transported to the Holmes Beach police station, where she was released to her grandfather.

Aug. 5, Time Saver, 5353 Gulf Drive, theft. A 37-year-old homeless man was arrested for stealing bottles of rum and vodka with a value of $36.98. A store surveillance camera captured him concealing the items in a bag. Officers found him at the trolley stop in the 5700 block of Marina Drive, a manager trespassed him and he was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Aug. 7, 3000 block of Avenue E, theft. A dirt bike purchased for $1,200 the day before went missing from a man’s driveway. HBPD determined the vehicle was reported stolen from Ocala in January.

Aug. 8, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, marijuana. On patrol, an officer observed a Buick occupied by four people after hours at the beach. Police found a 9 mm handgun and determined it was being carried legally. Officers also found 12.4 grams of marijuana in the dashboard and issued the driver an ordinance violation.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 08-08-2018

Anna Maria

July 22, Gulf Drive and Magnolia Avenue on the beach, theft. Two iPhones and a wallet were reported missing from a beach towel.

July 22, Magnolia Avenue and South Bay Boulevard on the beach, theft. The family who reported a beach theft at Gulf Drive and Magnolia Avenue advised the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office a second theft occurred when they discovered a phone and portable speaker missing.

July 23, 700 block of North Shore Drive, theft. Eight turtle-friendly light bulbs valued at $96 were reported stolen.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

July 24, 200 Bridge St., anchorage, abandoned boat. Bradenton Beach police found a sailboat in poor condition with rain entering the cabin through an open hatch. People in the area told police the owner hadn’t been seen in several months. The officer reported a 1966 Columbia 28-foot sailboat as abandoned and pre-derelict.

July 24, 200 Bridge St., anchorage, abandoned boat. Police responded to a report of a sunken vessel and found a 22-foot Ranger sailboat submerged except for one corner. An officer attempted to determine the owner, to no avail.

July 26, Bridgeport condominiums, 501 Gulf Drive N., theft. A woman’s white-and-red beach cruiser and a pink child’s bike were reported missing from a carport. The bicycles, valued at $200, were left unlocked.

July 27, 2400 block of Avenue B, burglary. An electric saw, WeedEater and battery charger were stolen. The owner did not report the theft a month earlier because he thought someone might have borrowed the saw. He made the report after the WeedEater went missing.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

July 21, 12300 block of 46th Avenue West, suspicious incident. A Manatee County deputy observed a Ford Taurus parked on county right of way. The deputy determined tags on the Taurus didn’t belong to the vehicle and seized them. The deputy attempted to determine the vehicle’s owner, and a homeowner advised it was someone she knew. She placed a note on the vehicle warning it would be towed unless it was removed.

July 24, Tyler’s Ice Cream Shop, 11904 Cortez Road W., trespass. A store clerk reported a man repeatedly entering the store asking customers for money. A deputy responded and the man was trespassed.

July 24, 3800 block of 118th Street, Sunny Shores, suspicious person. A security system alerted a resident of an unauthorized person in his front yard. The owner confronted the man, who said he was looking for something and left in a vehicle.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

July 25, Island Bazaar, 3304 E. Bay Drive, theft. Store clerks and surveillance video led police to a 52-year-old woman suspected of shoplifting. The woman was accompanied by two younger males and allegedly stole $231.96 of merchandise, including a bathing suit, men’s sandals and shoes. She left the area in a white Hyundai. Police have identified the woman and asked the state attorney to review the evidence for a warrant arrest.

July 25, 2800 block of Gulf Drive South, marijuana. A 38-year-old Sarasota man was pulled over by police for not wearing a seat belt. The officer noticed the odor of burnt marijuana. During a search, the man showed police where there was 0.02 grams of marijuana in a door pocket. The man was cited for violating the marijuana ordinance, a seat belt violation and not having his driver’s license.

July 26, Keyes Marina, 5503 Marina Drive, vessel theft. A 55-year-old Ocala man reported $7,400 in fishing gear stolen from his boat while docked at the marina.

July 26, 100 block of 52nd Street and the beach, alcohol. Police observed two juveniles with a cooler of beer and open cans of beer. The minors acknowledged they had been drinking. They were cited for violating a city ordinance and turned over to their parents.

July 26, 200 block of 72nd Street, noise. Police responded to a complaint of loud noise at 11:25 p.m., and heard a few quick screams after about 15 minutes at the location. While in front of a home, an officer advised a man about the noise complaint. The man laughed and said he was in the middle of a “high stakes” pool game in the garage. The man apologized for the noise and said he’d end the game.

July 27, 2700 block of Avenue C, theft. A woman reported her garden hose and reel stolen from the side of her house two days earlier. A neighbor told her two unknown men were in her yard, but the neighbor did not see them take the garden equipment.

July 27, Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752 Manatee Ave., theft. Fishing rods and reels valued at $720 were stolen from a picnic table while a man was packing paddleboards into his car.

July 29, 4200 block of Gulf Drive, Baker Act. Police dispatched to a disturbance found a 51-year-old woman screaming in her front yard. Earlier in the day, police encountered her yelling near St. Bernard Catholic Church. Police transported her for her safety to a medical facility.

July 29, 4100 block of Fifth Avenue, noise. At about 11 p.m., Holmes Beach police responded to a noise complaint and found a large party, where some people appeared underage. The property manager was called and evicted the renter, who was not 25 years old, as required by the rental agreement. An officer also cited the renter with violating the maximum occupancy requirement. All occupants gathered their belongings and left.

July 30, Anna Cabana Bungalows, 3711 Fourth Ave., noise. Holmes Beach police responded to a complaint of a loud pool party at 11:30 p.m. An officer measured 60 decibels in violation of the ordinance against noise greater than 50 decibels after 10 p.m. An officer cited the renter and told the 10 partygoers to keep the noise down. They said they would.

July 30, 100 block of 72nd Street, noise. At 2:14 a.m., police responded to an anonymous complaint of loud music. An officer measured the noise between 59-63 decibels. He then approached a couple in the backyard and asked them to turn down their music. The officer cited them for violating the ordinance.

July 30, 6000 block of Holmes Boulevard, disturbance. A man on a bicycle argued with a man driving a van about his rights to the road. The man on the bike called to the van driver: “Slow down, there are cyclists on the road.” The man in the van responded, “You ran the stop sign. That sign is there for you, too.” The bicyclist swore and flipped off the man in the van. The van swerved in the cyclist’s direction. A witness said the argument was a verbal dispute.

July 31-Aug. 1, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. An unknown person stole $3,360 in iPhones and wallets, as well as debit, credit and identification cards from the center console of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. A couple from Massachusetts told police they locked the vehicle before heading to the beach. A wallet was later found on a beach on Longboat Key and the victim was notified.

Aug. 1, 100 block of 30th Street and the beach, alcohol. A man was sitting on a cooler with a can of Twisted Tea in his hand and four cans of the same alcoholic beverage next to the cooler. Police told the man about the ordinance against alcohol on the beach. The man said he saw no signs. The man was cited for the violation.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 08-01-2018

Anna Maria

July 5, Island Cabana, 403 Pine Ave., shoplifting. Two females took clothes into a dressing room, but returned nothing to the attendant and made no purchase. They refused to allow the manager to look in their bag and left without paying $463.31 for the clothing. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

July 9, 100 block of Palmetto Avenue, lost property. A man reported his white-gold wedding band slipped off his finger while swimming with his wife in the Gulf of Mexico. They were unable to locate the ring.

July 14, Gulf Drive and Magnolia Avenue, traffic. At 3:18 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy observed a speeding motorcycle with blue lights and an illegible tag. The deputy pulled over the motorist, an 18-year-old Lakeland man, who told the officer he bent the tag to avoid paying tolls and didn’t know blue lights were illegal.

July 15, Gulf Drive and Oak Avenue, seat belt. A South Carolina motorist was stopped at 11:24 p.m. for not wearing his seat belt. MCSO determined the man was violating a curfew and not carrying proof of insurance. The deputy issued verbal warnings for the infractions and noted the curfew violation for his probation officer.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

July 18, 100 block of Fifth Street South, drugs. During a traffic stop, a Bradenton Beach police officer noted the odor of cannabis. A passenger first told the officer people in the vehicle had smoked marijuana earlier, but it was gone. Upon a search, the passenger acknowledged a bag of marijuana, which weighed 6 grams, was his. The officer issued a notice to appear in court for the drug violation.

July 23, 100 block of Seventh Street North, stolen bike. A man reported his fat-tire bicycle stolen from his patio. Police found the bike’s steel-cable lock cut, lying on the ground.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

July 12, H&H Marina, 12444 Cortez Road W., burglary. The property manager reported a man carrying a tackle box from a boat. The man told the manager he’d been asked to retrieve it by the boat owner. The man gave the box to the manager and said he’d get the owner. No one came back.

July 17, 3700 block of 115th Street West, burglary. A 34-year-old man, with an address at the Bradenton Beach anchorage, was arrested after neighbors alerted authorities he was operating a pressure-washer outside the residence a shouldn’t be there. When deputies arrived, the man said he had the owner’s permission. While they waited for a warrant check, the man ran into a shed. MCSO arrested the man on outstanding warrants and found a pipe, crystal meth and marijuana in his possession. The next day, the resident found personal property out of place and three sets of headphones and a guitar tuner she’d never seen before and the man was arrested for burglary. Nothing was reported taken.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

July 15, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, license. Holmes Beach police pulled over a 38-year-old Tampa woman at 3:50 a.m. after an officer observed her vehicle crossing the center line. The woman told police she was lost. The officer determined she was driving on a suspended license with four prior convictions. She was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

July 17, CVS, 611 Manatee Ave., found property. A manager reported finding a discarded crack pipe while cleaning the bathroom. Police retained it for destruction.

July 19, Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, trespass. A Holmes Beach officer found three people fishing in the lake after observing their vehicles in the parking lot afterhours. The officer warned them for trespassing.

July 20, Dunkin’ Donuts, 3302 E. Bay Drive, theft. A loss prevention director reported employee theft of $1,369.76. The director told police a manager failed to deposit the store’s receipts July 5 and returned the next day to take employee tips. Holmes Beach police requested an arrest through the state attorney.

July 21, Ace Hardware, 3352 E. Bay Drive, trespass. A man caused a disturbance after a store clerk refused to cut a lock off his bicycle. The man accused the store of selling him an inoperable lock.

July 21, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, warrant. A 25-year-old Bradenton man driving in a 2009 Kia was arrested on a Brevard County warrant for grand theft.

July 21, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, trespass. Holmes Beach police were dispatched for a man selling cake without a permit. The man told the officer he was dropped off by his drug recovery group and was selling to repeat customers. The officer warned the man for trespassing.

July 21, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A 39-year-old woman watched the sunset, fell asleep and awoke to find her purse gone even though she tried to prevent a theft by placing her leg through the strap. The Michael Kors purse, containing her wallet, credit and identification cards, car keys and cell phone, valued at $1,430, were reported stolen. Police checked trash cans in the area to no avail. Her vehicle was left in the parking lot overnight and police gave her a ride home.

July 22, 200 block of Haverkos Court, construction. A fencing contractor was issued a violation for working on Sunday.

July 22, 200 block of 35th Street, trespass. A man was awakened by a noise sounding like someone moving in the house. He investigated and observed a six-foot male with short hair and a strange odor exit through the back door. Nothing was taken. Police searched the area and found no suspects.

July 23, White Sands Beach Resort, fraud. The manager reported a woman failed to pay her rental bill. The woman told the manager she’d stopped payment on her check because she’d lost her remaining checks. The manager reported she owes the resort $1,091.

July 23, 4500 Gulf Drive, found property. A cleaning crew found a .380 caliber loaded handgun and holster left by a renter in a nightstand. HBPD placed it for safekeeping and the renter picked up his property the next day.

July 23, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, marijuana ordinance. A Holmes Beach police officer reported a Toyota SUV failed to stop for the red traffic signal on Gulf Drive before turning east on Manatee Avenue. An officer pulled over the motorist and noted the odor of marijuana in the vehicle. After a search, HBPD found 1.5 grams of marijuana in the console and issued a citation to a 22-year-old Anna Maria man for violating the ordinance.

July 24, 500 block of 77th Street, theft. Two Yeti coolers were reported stolen.

July 24, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. An intoxicated man and his girlfriend were issued trespass warnings after the man caused a disturbance at the bar. The woman told police she disagreed with the trespass. The couple left in an Uber vehicle.

July 25, D.Coy Ducks Tavern, 5410 Marina Drive, warrant. A woman was observed at 3:15 a.m. walking in the shopping area. Police asked what she was doing and for her identification. The woman responded she was waiting for a ride and her belongings were at D.Coy Ducks. HBPD determined she was wanted on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court. She was 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 – 07-25-2018

Anna Maria

July 8, 9000 block of Gulf Drive, information. An accident was reported to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office by a man who said he had been driving a golf cart when a woman riding a bicycle pulled in front of him. His cart’s bumper struck the woman’s tire, causing her to fall. The biker got up, told the man it was her fault and left.

July 9, Ginny’s and Jane E’s Cafe and Coastal Store, 9807 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Two females on their way to the beach stopped at the restaurant. One female brought along six juveniles “to push” the other female around. The restaurant manager told the group to leave but they failed to do so. Deputies arrived and spoke to the parties. All parties were advised to stay away from each other and the victim was escorted home. No charges were pursued.

July 10, Bayfront Park, 115 N. Bay Blvd., information. Deputies on patrol were approached by a woman who reported a suspicious blue car and a man sitting in a neighbors’ driveway earlier in the day. She also reported the man left a note on the property. Officers recovered the note, which stated: “Need your help immediately. I’ve been shot by a real gun with blood.” MCSO was investigating.

July 13, Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. Bay Blvd., theft. A complainant reported finding deposit slips altered by a former employee and $44,234 in cash missing after 2016-18 audits. MCSO was investigating.

July 13, 100 block of Spring Avenue and the beach, found property. A silver ring was found on the beach. A woman turned the ring into the MCSO substation in Anna Maria, where it was placed for safekeeping.

July 19, Gulf of Mexico and Bean Point, assist. A fisherman in an inflatable boat called 911 from his cellphone when he was unable to paddle to shore. He told the dispatcher he’d started two hours earlier from the beach and a strong current kept taking him farther from shore. Manatee County’s marine unit assisted in the man’s rescue. No injuries occurred.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

July 15, Drift In, 120 Bridge St., trespassing/disorderly conduct. A 31-year-old Jacksonville man was arrested after the manager reported an uncooperative man at the bar after closing time. Bradenton Beach police arrived and advised the man to leave the property, but the man became belligerent and took an aggressive stance. Police used pepper spray against the man but he continued to resist arrest. After struggling to get the man into a squad, he was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

July 9, Annie’s Bait & Tackle, 4334 127th St. W., domestic disturbance. A woman’s ex-husband attempted to engage a man in a fight.

July 10, Annie’s Bait & Tackle, 4334 127th St. W., vehicle theft. Leaving his car parked while he bought bait, a man returned to find the vehicle missing.

July 14, 4600 block of 119th Street, criminal mischief/ damage. After her boat stalled, a woman found a large amount of sand in the boat’s fuel compartment.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

July 11, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. At 10:45 p.m., a Holmes Beach officer responded to a report of a vehicle doing doughnuts and skidding in the parking lot. A 17-year-old male confessed to the officer, who warned him for trespass.

July 14, 100 block of 39th Street, domestic. Responding to a report of a domestic battery, an officer found a 56-year-old woman afraid to open the door. Once police called her from a police radio, the woman came to the door and told the officer her boyfriend had pushed her and left after they argued about her going to a bar. She declined to press charges. The woman left the residence with a relative.

July 16, 52nd Street and the beach, alcohol. Four underage females were cited for violating the city ordinance against possessing alcohol on the beach. They were observed passing a bottle with pink liquid while sitting on the beach. Police saw one person attempt to hide an alcoholic beverage. The juveniles’ parents were contacted.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 07-18-2018

Anna Maria

July 5, Rod & Reel Pier and 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, trespass/disturbance. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a call about a man walking around the restaurant with a bottle of whiskey, trying to engage customers in a fight. The manager walked the man to the parking lot and deputies arrived to witness the trespass. The report states the 24-year-old man “immediately admitted drinking whiskey because it was his birthday.” Later, the man was reported lying in the road on Magnolia Avenue, having smashed items in his room at a relative’s house and possessing contraband. He became agitated and cursed at officers. He was arrested for drugs and threatening law enforcement and was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

July 11, 2500 block of Avenue B, domestic disturbance. Bradenton Beach police were dispatched to a report of a verbal disturbance. The couple told police they were arguing because they had consumed too much alcohol. The woman left the residence to stay the night at a friend’s place. The man said that was a good idea. No physical violence was observed.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

July 6, 3800 block of 117th Street, disturbance. An argument erupted between two women. Two sisters, one who permitted the other to live rent-free in the past, argued about a three-day eviction notice served the sister. MCSO reported being called out for arguments four times in the past two weeks. No physical violence was observed.

July 9, 4515 119th St. W. and 4511 123rd St. W., thefts. Two Manatee County mosquito traps were reported stolen.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

July 3, 200 block of 29th Street, vehicle theft. A 2011 Ford SUV was stolen and then recovered on the west side of Bradenton by MCSO.

July 6, Manatee Public Beach, warrant. While Holmes Beach police checked on a vehicle in the parking lot after hours, a woman and man approached the officer. HBPD determined the man was wanted on a warrant out of Alachua County, so he was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail. The vehicle was released to the woman.

July 6, 2800 block of Avenue E, theft. Visitors from Ohio left a beach tent and skimboard unsecured in front of the residence. When they returned from dinner at about 8 p.m., the items were gone.

July 8, Manatee Public Beach, alcohol. A Plant City man was cited for an alcohol violation after lifeguards alerted officers to people consuming alcohol on the beach.

July 9, Ugly Grouper Restaurant, 5702-5704 Marina Drive, theft. Clothing, sunglasses and a leather purse valued at $1,000 were reported stolen from an area where the restaurant owners stored remaining inventory from a store. An investigation is continuing.

July 9, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, marijuana ordinance. The driver of a Dodge pickup who failed to stop at a blinking red light on Gulf Drive before turning east at Manatee Avenue was pulled over at 11:23 p.m. The officer noticed an odor of marijuana. He searched the vehicle and found a tin containing 0.6 grams of marijuana and a pipe. The driver said it was from the Fourth of July. The officer cited the driver for violating the ordinance.

July 10, 3300 block of Gulf Drive, probation/warrant/marijuana ordinance. Three 19-year-olds were stopped in a vehicle that failed to stop at a blinking red signal on Gulf Drive at Manatee Avenue. Police noted the occupants moving around in the vehicle and the odor of marijuana and conducted a search. After the search and checking law enforcement databases, one person was arrested for violating probation and driving with a revoked license. Another was arrested on a burglary warrant out of Bradenton. And a third person in the vehicle was cited with possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana with paraphernalia.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 07-11-2018

Anna Maria

June 28, 200 block of Archer Way, suspicious activity. A man reported a suspicious person near his home.

July 1, 9900 block of Gulf, scooter complaint. A complainant reported observing people switching the tag on a scooter and riding scooters without helmets. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy determined a scooter rental business was not violating state law or city ordinance.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        June 30-July 1, Island Time Bar & Grill, 111 Gulf Drive S., stolen/recovered vehicle. An unlocked 2013 Hyundai sedan valued at $13,000 was reported stolen from the parking lot. The next day the owner told police his friends had moved it.

June 30, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., disturbance. Bradenton Beach police responded to a woman who alleged a man slammed her to the ground for no reason. However, surveillance video showed the woman aggressively moved toward the man, sticking her finger in his face, before he pushed her. No one was charged.

July 1, 2400 block of Gulf Drive North, property damage. Visitors from Ohio reported the window of a rental vehicle was smashed the day before. Nothing was taken.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        June 29, 2900 block of Avenue E, vehicle burglaries. An unlocked Ford pickup and Chevy Suburban were burglarized overnight. Stolen from the pickup were a loaded 45-caliber semi-automatic pistol valued at $600 and a wallet containing credit cards. The cards were canceled. Fingerprints were taken.

June 30, Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, trespass. Three Bradenton men were issued trespass warnings after the club manager reported them for fishing at the golf course pond.

June 30, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol/trespass. A 59-year-old Bradenton man was issued a trespass warning and alcohol citation after a Holmes Beach police officer observed the man drinking beer in an area where alcohol is prohibited. The man also was watching two girls, age 12 and 9, near a picnic table. The officer found the woman who brought the girls to the beach and advised of the incident. He told her the man committed no crime against the girls but the officer was concerned for their safety. The guardian thanked the officer and said she would watch the girls more closely.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 07-04-2018

Anna Maria

        June 21, 100 block of Palm Avenue, drugs. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy noted an odor of marijuana while talking to a motorist he stopped for running a stop sign on Gulf Drive at Magnolia Avenue. Searching the vehicle, deputies found 17 grams of marijuana under the front seat and a scale in the center console. A deputy issued the driver a notice to appear in court on the drug charges and a ticket for running the stop sign. The contraband was seized.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

June 17, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., trespass. A 42-year-old man was issued a trespass warning after arguing with a bartender.

        June 19, Oma’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 201 Gulf Drive N., criminal mischief. Two Oma’s employees reported an unknown person keyed vehicles in the restaurant parking lot, causing $1,500-$5,000 in damages over the course of two months.

June 20, 200 block of Bay Drive North, theft. A property manager reported two secured personal watercrafts stolen. They were valued at $14,000. There was no forced entry found.

June 20, 1800 Gulf Drive North, vehicle burglary. A cross pendant and gold chain, a wallet, $120 and identification cards, were reported stolen from an unlocked SUV.

June 21, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, warrant. A 23-year-old man was arrested on a warrant for operating an unregistered personal watercraft in Bradenton Beach.

June 26, 100 Gulf Drive South-100 Gulf Drive North, theft. Three credit cards were reported stolen from a Tampa man’s wallet. The man went to the beach after he purchased items at Circle K with a credit card, visited a gift shop and placed his wallet containing the cards inside a locked vehicle. Two of his credit cards were later used to make $440.48 in unauthorized purchases.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

June 20-21, Bradenton Boat Club, 12160 Cortez Road W., burglary. Two boats at a dock were burglarized. Reported stolen from a 24-foot Carolina Skiff and 22-foot Boston Whaler were three coolers, a fishing pole and seat cushions.

June 24, Swordfish Grill, 4628 119th St. W., battery. MCSO deputies responded to a report of a couple’s argument turning physical. Deputies interviewed the parties and arrested a woman.

June 26, 4300 block of 127th Street West, domestic battery/drugs. A 29-year-old Sarasota man was arrested following reports of a man striking a woman in the back seat of a parked vehicle. During the man’s transport to the Manatee County jail, he kicked and hit his head inside the police cage. At the jail, he was searched and four oxycodone pills were found.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        June 22, 33rd Street beach access, vehicle burglary. A woman told police she’d left her purse, containing $100 and credit cards, in a locked vehicle. She found the items missing after she was texted about a purchase at Macy’s she didn’t make. When the woman returned to the vehicle, she saw the missing items and pry marks on a door handle. Holmes Beach police advised the woman to cancel her credit cards.

June 23, Anchor Inn, 3007 Gulf Drive, battery. Bar patrons found a 36-year-old woman passed out in a vehicle in the parking lot and called for help. West Manatee Fire Rescue, EMS and police responded. The woman slapped a firefighter/medic in the face and threatened two EMS paramedics, attempting to bite them. She was arrested and charged with battery.

June 23, Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752 Manatee Ave., illegal camping. A 59-year-old Michigan man was found sleeping next to his bicycle and other belongings. The man was issued a notice to appear in court for camping in a park.

June 23, 3300 block of Gulf Drive, welfare check. At about 2:50 a.m., at the request of the Palmetto Police Department, HBPD officers checked a rental home for a woman thought to be involved in a sexual assault. Officers found two juveniles, who claimed no knowledge of an assault, and the aftermath of what appeared to be a large party. An officer recommended the dayshift notify the Anna Maria Vacations rental manager about the condition of the property.

June 23, 6300 block of Marina Drive, warrant arrest. Stopped for an expired driver’s license, HBPD determined Orange County wanted a 43-year-old man for overdue child support. The man was transported to the Manatee County jail.

June 25, Publix Super Market, 3900 E. Bay Blvd., trespass.  A 64-year-old Bradenton man entered the store with an open beer and became belligerent. The man told police he had been drinking, wanted to leave the city but did not have money for a ride home. The officer warned the man for trespassing and told him not to return. He left on foot.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 06-27-2018

Anna Maria

      June 8, 300 block of Palm Avenue, runaway. A man reported his daughter ran away but later reported she returned.

June 12, Ginny’s and Jane E’s Cafe and Coastal Store, 9807 Gulf Drive, trespass. Two females who stole merchandise were located by deputies and returned the items, which were valued at less than $50. They were trespassed and the owner declined to press theft charges.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

No reports.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

June 7, 3800 block of 116th Street Court West, criminal mischief. A woman reported scratch marks on a vehicle.

June 15, 4200 block of 128th Street West, suspicious incident. While running through the neighborhood, a man carrying a green kayak dropped it. The reporting party waited a few days to see if the man would return for the kayak before calling the MCSO. The kayak was stored by MCSO.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

      June 14, Haley’s Motel, 8104 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Holmes Beach police responded a report of a man wearing all black, yelling and waking motel guests at midnight. An officer observed a man with a woman, who both said the other man was upset because his father died. The woman and man were intoxicated and the man who had been yelling told police he would go inside and keep the noise down.

June 16, Publix Super Market, 3900 E. Bay Drive, found property. An officer responded to a call and was met by a woman at the customer service desk. She said she found a $50 bill among the cash in a register that didn’t belong to Publix. The officer placed it in a property locker for safekeeping.

June 16, 200 block of 85th Street, burglary. More than $1,000 in fishing gear and a ratchet set were reported stolen. Forced entry was found.

June 16, Island Bazaar, 3304 E. Bay Drive, reckless driving/marijuana. At about 9:30 p.m., people at the Anna Maria Island Centre shopping plaza reported a white car driving on the sidewalk and through the parking lot, squealing tires and almost hitting people, vehicles and property. Police pulled over the car and spoke to a man from Georgia, who told police he liked to smoke and drink and wasn’t trying to hurt anyone. He consented to a police search of his vehicle, where officers found an open beer bottle and a marijuana cigarette. The man was arrested for marijuana possession and transported to jail. He was cited for reckless driving and open container. The 0.02 grams of marijuana were confiscated.

June 18, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. A written trespass warning was issued to a man found sitting in a vehicle after the park closed.

June 18, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, suspicious circumstances. Police stopped a 32-year-old man in a pickup truck at 2:06 a.m. after observing tires screech and the truck partially roll on its side while turning onto Manatee Avenue at a high rate of speed. When stopped, police spoke to a man who was wet and appeared intoxicated. He said his girlfriend and owner of the vehicle may be swimming, but he was on his way to her Bradenton residence to see if she was there. Police determined the girlfriend was in a taxi heading to her residence. She sent the taxi back to get the man. The truck was towed.

June 20, Suncoast Real Estate, 5402 Marina Drive. A man went to the police station and gave an officer a loaded semi-automatic gun, saying an employee found it in a garbage can behind the office. The officer took the gun and magazine for safekeeping.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 06-20-2018

Anna Maria

        June 7, 300 block of Pine Avenue, domestic disturbance. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies responded after three 911 calls were abandoned and found a married couple arguing about their child. Officers determined it had been a verbal dispute.

June 8, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, suspicious incident. A woman alerted authorities to a possible human bone she found near the shore. Deputies collected the bone for further examination.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        June 9, Coquina Park, 1600 Gulf Drive S., vehicle burglary. A Pennsylvania man reported his Jeep had been burglarized earlier in the day while at the beach. His credit card and $92 were stolen from the locked vehicle. When the man noticed the items were missing, he checked with his credit card issuer and determined someone made $1,283.99 and $748.99 in fraudulent purchases. Checking the vehicle, a BBPD officer found pry marks on a door handle.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        June 7, 300 block of 62nd Street, noise/party. Holmes Beach police responded to a noise complaint about a loud party just after midnight and observed vehicles lining the street and parked in the yard. More than 20 people were inside the residence, including underage drinkers. Other partygoers were in the street. A woman at the house told the officers the guests would stay overnight, but they advised that would violate the maximum occupancy for the property. “She did not take the situation seriously,” a police report stated. Vacasa Rentals was notified and an agent responded and served an eviction notice. The partygoers left the house, mostly calling Uber for rides, although five vehicles were allowed to remain. The officer cited the woman for an open house party and contributing to the delinquency of minors.

June 7, 300 block of 61st Street, battery. An argument turned physical when a female renter allegedly kicked a bedroom door and attempted to hit her male landlord. The renter denied the report, and said the landlord shoved her out of his room. A police officer issued a request to the state attorney to consider a battery charge against the renter. The landlord advised police he’d be starting the eviction process.

June 8, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Baker Act. Holmes Beach police were summoned by lifeguards about a woman on the beach with her dog. An officer determined she was under the influence of drugs and alcohol and needed medical assistance. EMS was called and the woman was transported to a medical facility. Police contacted a relative of the woman to pick up the dog.

June 9, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, drug/license/vehicle. A 34-year-old Bradenton man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and for possessing meth and driving with a suspended license as a habitual traffic offender. An officer observed the man operating a Dodge van with a cracked windshield, ran the tag and pulled him over when he determined the vehicle tag was registered to a Ford pickup and the man was wanted on a Sarasota County warrant in a grand theft case. The man told police he was a meth user but didn’t know about three bags of meth found by police in a hidden compartment near the center console. The vehicle was towed. The tag was seized. A passenger in the vehicle was arrested for possessing crack cocaine pipes.

June 11, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol. A Tampa man sitting at picnic table was cited for possessing alcohol in a prohibited area.

June 13, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary/criminal mischief. A rear window in a vehicle was smashed and a woman’s purse, containing $150, glasses and her driver’s license, was stolen.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

        Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD,  7600 HBPD and MCSO.

Streetlife – 06-13-2018

Anna Maria

June 3, 200 block of Pine Avenue on the beach, found property. Sunglasses and a cellphone with a cracked screen were turned into the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

June 2, Coquina Park South Boat Ramp, 2000 Gulf Drive S., stolen tag. An owner reported a boat trailer tag missing. A Bradenton Beach police officer entered the missing tag into a law enforcement database.June 2, Coquina Beach 2200 Gulf Drive, S., juvenile. An intoxicated female juvenile was reported stumbling on the beach and in the water. Police took her into custody and to a medical facility, where workers contacted her father.

June 3, 700 block of Gulf Drive South, criminal mischief. The owner of a 2007 Kia reported the vehicle’s side mirrors had been broken at their mounts between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Damages of $400 were estimated.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

May 31, Cortez Market, 12203 Cortez Road W., trespass. A woman who told a cashier she’d lost her wallet was trespassed for rude behavior. Her boyfriend returned to the store and said the woman found her wallet.June 1, 11500 block of Cortez Road West, lost/stolen property. Belongings left by a homeless man in January were reported missing when he returned to the location May 24.

June 2, 12000 block of Cortez Road, road rage. A 48-year-old Bradenton motorist encountered road rage and pulled into a parking lot. As the man exited his vehicle, the aggressor put him in a headlock and punched him twice in the face. The man and aggressor were co-workers. An investigation is ongoing.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

June 1, 4000 block of Fifth Avenue, disturbance. A couple argued about a wife taking her husband’s keys after he’d been drinking. Police found the man on Manatee Avenue. He told police he’d been walking in the city but wanted to leave in a family vehicle. The man also told police he didn’t believe he was intoxicated and took a breath test, which measured 0.91 blood-alcohol content, more than the 0.8 BAC legal limit to drive. The man told police he wouldn’t be driving and went to another home to sleep.

June 2, 4800 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. Four fishing rods and reels valued at $780 were stolen. Holmes Beach police are investigating.

June 2, 200 block of 71st Street, noise/underage drinking/occupancy. Holmes Beach police responded to a noise complaint and observed 18 people enter a residence. Officers determined a father had rented the home for his daughter as a graduation gift and drinking had been going on throughout the day. Police contacted the rental agent, Vacasa Rentals, and the occupants were required to leave for the night. Police referred the report to code enforcement.

June 3, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, construction. Police responded to a report of contractors working on Sunday. The supervisor was contacted and a ticket was issued.

June 5, 699 Manatee Ave., camping. A passerby alerted police about a man sleeping at a vacant building. An officer woke the man and issued a citation.

June 5, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, warrant arrest. An officer stopped a 67-year-old Palmetto motorist on a suspended driver’s license and seize tag order for the vehicle. The officer also determined the woman driver was wanted for an outstanding warrant from Okaloosa County. She was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail. The tag was seized and the vehicle towed.

June 5, 3000 block of Avenue C, domestic battery. A man flagged down police after an argument with his 20-year-old girlfriend. The man believed she was driving recklessly, so he turned off the car. The girlfriend struck him in the face, stomach and on his head with what he thought was her cellphone. Police found the woman at her 62nd Street residence, where she told officers the couple had argued about the time she left work and he took the keys to a vehicle and wouldn’t give them back. The girlfriend was arrested.

June 6, Hurricane Hanks Bar & Grill, 5346 Gulf Drive, theft. The owner reported a manager was paying himself more than his salary. An investigation as to the alleged fraudulent activity was initiated. The manager was fired that day, according to the owner.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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