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Island police blotter – 02-15-2017

Anna Maria

Jan. 27, 100 block of Tern, probation violation. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies confronted a juvenile for violating a court-imposed curfew. He subsequently was arrested at Manatee High School and transported to a juvenile detention center.

Jan. 30, North Bay Boulevard and Crescent Drive, disturbance. MCSO deputies responded to a call about a juvenile on a school bus smoking an e-cigarette. The bus driver attempted to confiscate the cigarette under school rules and the juvenile fled.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 27, Island Time Inn, 105 Bridge St., fraud. The resort manager reported to the Bradenton Beach Police Department the resort was duped by a fraudster, who reserved and paid for a future hotel stay with a stolen credit card. Weeks later, the reservation was canceled and the merchant to issued a credit. Island Time management subsequently determined the transactions were on two different cards and the credit to a prepaid card was untraceable. Island Time reimbursed the legitimate credit card holder for the charges.

Feb. 7, Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N., trespass warning. The restaurant operator warned a 39-year-old Bradenton man, who returned after tearing down a string of lights and cursing at customers the night before. The operator said the man would be arrested if he returned.

Feb. 7, Wicked Taco, 101 Seventh St. N., trespass warning. A manager called police about a man passed out at an outdoor table. The manager warned the man not to return to the restaurant.

Feb. 8, Coquina Park, 2650 Gulf Drive S., trespass arrest. A lifeguard reported a man yelling and cursing at people at the concession stand. When an officer arrived, the man was sitting at the trolley stop. BBPD determined the man had previously been trespassed at the park. He was arrested and transported to jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Jan. 28, 4400 block of 124th Street West, overdose. EMS revived a victim of an apparent overdose with Narcan.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

No reports.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 02-08-2017

Anna Maria

Jan. 15, suspicious incident. A report to a Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy advised of an alleged criminal event. A woman told authorities about a possible crime involving three males. A subsequent report indicated MCSO investigators determined there was no criminal act.

Jan. 24, 200 block of Iris Street, battery. An 80-year-old woman reported she fell in her kitchen and injured her wrist. EMS transported her to Blake Medical Center, where she alleged a battery had been committed. MCSO sent a request to the state attorney to issue a charge.

Jan. 25, 400 block Alamanda Drive, disturbance. MCSO deputies responded to domestic dispute and determined it was verbal. There was no sign of violence and none reported. A woman left to find other accommodations for the night.

      Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

      Jan. 23, 600 Gulf Drive and Cortez Beach, theft. A 30-year-old Bradenton woman reported her wallet containing $30 was stolen. She had placed the wallet under a blanket while taking a walk. When she returned, it was missing.

Jan. 28, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., trespass warning. The bartender told a Bradenton Beach officer a woman gave her a hard time about paying a bar tab. An officer advised the woman she could be arrested for defrauding an innkeeper if she refused to make payment. Another officer escorted her off the property.

      Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 26, corner of 45th Street and Gulf Drive, theft. The owner of a 26-inch purple Beach Cruiser bicycle, valued at $50, reported it stolen. The Holmes Beach woman told police it had been left unlocked at the trolley stop.

Jan. 27, Walgreens, 3200 E. Bay Drive, theft. An Anna Maria man reported someone broke his combination lock and stole his gray Giant Cypress bike with two saddlebags, after leaving it locked outside the store. It was valued at $250.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 02-01-2017

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LSV-truck crash results in waterline break While her passenger waits in the open low-speed vehicle, an 83-year-old Pennsylvania woman was ticketed for careless driving Feb. 18 after hitting a delivery truck behind Walgreens, 3216 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. She and her passenger and the LSV were sent careening into the wall of the Benderson shopping center at the back door of The Islander newspaper. The crash damaged a rain spout and trash bins and broke a water line, leaving all of the stores without water for the afternoon. No injuries were reported. Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Anna Maria

Jan. 13, 100 block of Park Avenue, information. A woman reported finding the upper barrel of a Caesar Guerini 70-guage shotgun in her closet.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 15, 100 block of Bridge Street, alcohol violation. A Bradenton Beach officer observed a man drink a beer, leave the can behind a planter and walk away. The officer took the man back to the planter and asked why he’d left the can. The man told the officer he didn’t want another ticket for the offense. The officer wrote him a ticket for violating the city ordinance against consumption of alcohol in public places.

Jan. 17, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., theft. Bradenton Beach police responded to a theft in progress and arrested a 49-year-old man who was stealing liquor. The restaurant owner told police the man was observed holding a bottle of Bacardi Gold rum before he jumped over a stairwell. The owner recovered the rum, valued at $35. A bottle of Wild Turkey bourbon, valued at $60, was retrieved from a bathroom. The man was trespassed, arrested for the theft and transported to Manatee County jail.

Jan. 21, 1100 block of Gulf Drive South, battery. Two BBPD officers responded to a domestic violence call where a woman, fearing more violence, had fled from a man. The woman said the two argued, the man pushed her and she fell to the floor. Police interviewed the man. He allegedly confessed and was arrested.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 23, 600 block of Baronet Lane, larceny/trespass. Holmes Beach police requested the state attorney arrest two women who live in the 600 block of Dundee Lane for taking two decorative stones valued at $300 from the backyard. One woman allegedly confessed to taking the stones to boost her property value.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 01-25-2017

Anna Maria

Jan. 9, 100 block of Spring Ave., information. Damage to a fence bordering a parking lot was reported.

Jan. 13, 100 block of Tuna, suspicious incident. A woman reported a screen was pulled from a side door. A Manatee County deputy responded and determined there was no forced entry.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 1, Drift Inn, 120 Bridge St., theft. After a woman picked up her car — towed from Bridge Street to a Manatee County location — she determined it had been ransacked. She claimed $210 was taken from the center console.

Jan. 12, Bridge Street and Gulf Drive, property damage. On patrol, a Bradenton Beach officer found a traffic sign on a 6-foot pole bent and knocked down. The officer reported the damage to the dispatcher, who forwarded the report to the Florida Department of Transportation, which sent a crew to replace the sign.

Jan. 12, 200 block of Bay Drive, domestic battery. A Bradenton Beach officer responded to a woman who was hit in the face by her boyfriend. She had called earlier about the incident but at first declined to press charges. After the second call, she signed an affidavit. The 51-year-old man was arrested and transported to jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Jan. 6, 12400 block of Baypointe Terrace, fraud. A woman reported an unknown person opened a credit card in her name without her consent.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        Jan. 13, 5000 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. A woman reported a wiper on her vehicle was damaged.

Jan. 14, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol violation/trespass. On patrol, an officer observed a 56-year-old man sitting on a picnic table drinking beer in violation of a city ordinance. The officer issued the man a notice to appear in court for the alcohol violation and warned for trespassing.

Jan. 14, 300 block of 55th Street, noise violation. At 10:45 p.m., police responded to call that reported loud yelling, screaming and laughter from the residence. Officers heard the noise, knocked on the door and told the renter it was a noise violation.

Jan. 16, La Casa Costiera, 7300 Gulf Drive, theft. A battery backup unit was found missing from a garage.

Jan. 16, 5000 Gulf and the beach, alcohol violation. Six males were cited with an ordinance violation after officers observed them drinking beer. The officers had initially responded to a report of people throwing beer bottles or cans from a truck.

        Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 01-18-2017

Anna Maria

Dec. 30, Bayfront Park, 200 block of North Bay Boulevard, information. A man fell from a bench while grilling steaks with friends. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies assisted emergency medical workers, who transported the man to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

Jan. 1, 100 block of Tern Avenue, information. MCSO responded to a complaint about a juvenile on house arrest. The juvenile’s father loaned fishing rods to a group of young friends. MCSO notified a parent about the juvenile’s status and the parent came to pick up the boys. The fishing rods were returned and Holmes Beach police officers took the boys to their parents. MCSO reported the juvenile did not violate his house arrest.

Jan. 6, North Shore Drive and Willow Avenue, disturbance. A woman with two dogs confronted a woman driving and delivering newspapers. The dog walker yelled at the newspaper carrier to slow down her vehicle. The carrier told MCSO she only drove under the speed limit and that the dogs scared her. The dog walker said she would be calling the newspaper to complain.

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

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 6, 2200 block of Avenue B, property damage. A homeowner reported a delivery truck struck her white PVC fence, causing an estimated $800 in damage. Construction workers told a Bradenton Beach police officer they heard a crash and observed the truck at the damaged fence and the driver picking up and stacking fence slats. A witness told police the truck had been too big to fit between the fence and the power pole on the other side of the alley. The homeowner called the truck’s owner and the officer took the report.

Jan. 9, Third Street North, warrant. A Ford Explorer stopped in the middle of the road. An officer conducted a traffic stop, suspecting the driver was either under the influence or lost. The Bradenton man produced his driver’s license but failed to produce registration and insurance. Due to an outstanding warrant in Sarasota County, he was arrested and transported to Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 1, 52nd Street and the beach, warrant/ordinance violation. A 21-year-old man was arrested on a warrant after a Holmes Beach police officer observed him among a group of people, sitting on a cooler and drinking a beer. The officer arrested the man on a Manatee County warrant and cited him for possessing alcohol on the beach in violation of a city ordinance.

Jan. 6, 100 block of 43rd Street, battery. HBPD responded to a 911 call and found a woman from Virginia who told police she’d been battered by a female relative, who had already left to catch a flight home. An officer spoke to the alleged aggressor on the phone and asked her to return to the scene, but she told police she was catching a plane and hung up. HBPD transported the complainant to the Salvation Army in Bradenton because she had no money and no place to go.

Jan. 7, 400 block of 28th Street, vehicle thefts. Caught on tape, a boat trailer and a 20-foot 1991 Hydra fiberglass boat with a 200-horsepower Yamaha outboard motor were stolen at about 6 a.m. The tape shows a Ford 150, with its vehicle lights turned off, back up to the boat trailer and a person attaching the boat and trailer to the truck before driving away. A neighbor witnessed the theft.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 01-11-2017

Anna Maria

Dec. 24, Poppo’s Taqueria, 210 Pine Ave., fire. A grill fire was extinguished by a worker who was in the process of closing the restaurant. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy and West Manatee Fire Rescue firefighters arrived after the fire was out. The worker told the MCSO when he noticed the flames, he used a fire extinguisher and sand from outside to put out the fire. No patrons were in the restaurant. No one was injured.

Dec. 31, 100 block of North Bay Boulevard, criminal mischief. A roadway sign was damaged. A $25 cost to repair the sign was estimated. The matter was referred to the city public works department.

Jan. 1, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, burglary. MCSO reported a burglar entered the home by unknown means.

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

Bradenton Beach

Dec. 22, Oma’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, 201 Gulf Drive N., trespass. An allegedly intoxicated woman came through a back door to talk to her ex-boyfriend and was told by the owner to leave. Bradenton Beach police responded and interviewed witnesses. BBPD determined there had been no physical violence. The woman was trespassed and told not to return to the restaurant.

Dec. 23, 1600 block of Coquina Beach South, information. Patrolling the closed park at 1:03 a.m., a police officer approached a vehicle and found it occupied by a 15-year-old girl and a man. He noticed an odor of marijuana and saw a marijuana grinder and scale on the back seat. The man told police he was the driver, but produced a suspended driver’s license. The juvenile’s mother was called. The paraphernalia was confiscated.

Dec. 24, 2300 block of Avenue C, vehicle theft. A woman visiting from Dunedin reported a wallet, credit and gift cards stolen from her husband’s Jeep.

Dec. 25, 100 block of Bridge St., trespass/resisting officer. A man and his friend were arrested after the man opened the passenger door of a BBPD squad while the officer was in the vehicle working on his computer. The man unplugged the officer’s cellphone from a charger and plugged in his cellphone. As the officer began to detain the man, a friend came to the scene, yelling and swearing at the officer to let his friend go, approaching with his fists clenched. The men said they were playing “a prank” on the officer. They were arrested and transported to Manatee County jail.

Dec. 25, Cortez Beach, 600 Gulf Drive, vehicle theft. A Bradenton woman reported her wallet valued at $75, containing $75 and $370 in food credits, was taken from her unlocked vehicle while she was at the beach.

Dec. 26, 400 block of Gulf Drive North, burglary. An officer on beach patrol noticed a broken window at a residence and called the owner. Inside, officers found a sweating can of soda, an open bottle of water, an empty can of beer and a blood-stain at calf-knee level throughout the residence. A $350 flat-screen television was reported stolen. Photos and fingerprints were taken.

Dec. 27, Coquina Park, 2650 Gulf Drive S., trespass. A Manatee County lifeguard called BBPD to trespass a man alleged to be bothering beach patrons. The lifeguard followed the man to the Coquina North Boat Ramp. When police arrived, they found a 50-year-old man hiding in the mangroves. He was identified by the lifeguard and issued a trespass warning.

Dec. 28, 103 Gulf Drive S., domestic disturbance. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a dispute over a bus pass, but arrived after the alleged fight broke up.

Dec. 31, 200 block of Gulf Drive South, trespass. A man was found sleeping in a stairway. Police issued a trespass warning and told the man he’d be arrested if he returned.

Dec. 31,100 block of Seventh Street North, disturbance/damage. Dispatched to a report of a couple arguing, police found no disturbance. Instead officers found a damaged SUV and a man sitting in a nearby parking lot. The man said he was waiting for his wife to return. Police described the man as intoxicated. Police drove the man to his rental unit and the vehicle was towed.

Jan. 1, Pelican Cove Resort, A Paradise Rentals, 900 block of Gulf Drive, property damage. A truck driver from Zephyrhills was backing out from a delivery at the end of Ninth Street South when he damaged a lawn sprinkler.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Dec. 24, 4400 block of 123rd Street Court West, fraud. A person who wrote a check for $75 reported someone had changed the amount to $4,000 and that it cleared the bank.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 24, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A visitor from Maine reported a theft of a new Honda generator valued at $999. The man told Holmes Beach police someone stole the generator between noon and 8 p.m. Dec. 23 from outside his camper.

Dec. 26, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol violation. An officer on patrol observed an illegally parked truck on a berm. As he approached, he saw a man in the driver’s seat putting something under his seat and a beer on the center console. The officer determined no one inside the vehicle had a valid driver’s license. The registered owner, M&L Home Tile Setters of Bradenton, was called to retrieve the truck. A notice to appear in court for alcohol at the beach was issued to the driver.

Dec. 28, 5200 block of Gulf and the beach, alcohol violation. An officer spotted a woman on the beach with a bottle of vodka next to her. The woman told the officer the vodka was hers and she’d been drinking it. The officer issued her a citation for violating the city ordinance that prohibits possessing or consuming alcohol on the beach.

Dec. 29, 100 block of 52nd Street and the beach, ordinance violation. An officer saw two men sleeping in a truck and cited them for illegal camping.

Dec. 29, 52nd Street and the beach, ordinance violation. An officer saw three females sitting near bottles of alcoholic cider.  Two women told the officer they’d been drinking the cider. They were issued citations for violating the city ordinance against alcohol on the beach.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 01-04-2017

Anna Maria

Dec. 19, 200 block of Willow Avenue, domestic dispute. A man and a woman argued. No injuries were observed or reported.

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

Bradenton Beach

No reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Dec. 14, 4200 block of Marina Court, theft. A male docked a kayak and lowered a 9-foot motor boat from a lift. When a witness questioned him about what he was doing, his response was he was taking it for repairs and left in the kayak with the boat in tow. The witness later informed the owner, who reported the boat was stolen. The boat was recovered without a motor.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        Dec. 22, 7800 block of Palm Drive, disorderly intoxication. A witness report of two males banging on car hoods led to Holmes Beach police apprehending a man who appeared intoxicated and under the influence of a narcotic. He was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Dec. 23, 500 block of 65th Street, disorderly intoxication. Police were dispatched for a possible burglary in progress and found an intoxicated man near the front door of the home. The man had banged on the garage and front doors, leaving a small amount of blood. The man told police his parents lived there, but the owner said he did not know the man or want him on his property. The man was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

        Dec. 23, 100 block of 52nd Street and the beach, ordinance violation. Holmes Beach police observed numerous beer bottles around a group of people at the beach access. The officer informed the group about the city ordinance that prohibits alcohol on the beach. Three people were issued citations for violating the ordinance.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 12-28-2016

Anna Maria

No reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Dec. 16, 900 block of Gulf Drive, suspicious circumstances. A woman reported two roommates stole her car and medication. After interviews, police made no arrests. The officer determined the woman knew her roommates were using No reports.the car for five days and it didn’t become an issue until the medication was allegedly stolen. The car was returned but the officer could not determine that the pills were stolen.

Dec. 19, Freckled Fin, 101 Bridge St., information. A woman reported verbal abuse two days after alleging it occurred. She told police a woman threatened to harm her while she was at the restaurant with her family.

Dec. 19, Bridge Tender Inn, 135 Bridge St., information. One man chest-bumped another man into the water from the dinghy dock. The victim declined to press charges. The two agreed to settle their differences with the aggressor paying for the victim’s broken phone and other items that fell in the water.

Dec. 19, 1600 block of Gulf Drive N., information. Dispatched to a call about a battery, Bradenton Beach police arrived to find medical workers treating a woman with a black and swollen eye. The woman told police she fell.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 11, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, ordinance violation. Holmes Beach police observed a 46-year-old sleeping on a trolley bench. He was issued a notice to appear in court for violating the city ordinance against camping.

Dec. 12, Ace Hardware, 3324 E. Bay Drive, ordinance violation. A woman and a man were found sleeping behind the store. A Holmes Beach officer advised them of the no-camping ordinance and issued them notices to appear in court.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 12-21-2016

Anna Maria

Dec. 2, Rod & Reel Pier, battery. A man and woman were fishing at the pier with their children when the man, who had been drinking alcohol, became upset, swore at the woman and pushed and struck her in the chest. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy arrested the man in Holmes Beach.

Dec. 2, Ginny’s & Jane E’s at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, counterfeit. A clerk identified a fake $20 in a transaction. The bill passer claimed not to know it was counterfeit. The bill was seized by the MCSO.

Dec. 6, 100 block of Seagrape Lane, information. A landscaper was cutting a tree when a large branch fell and damaged a park bench. The landscaper replaced the bench.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Dec. 6, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., suspicious circumstances. A man who lost his wallet returned to the bar where he last had the wallet, but had no recollection of what happened. A bartender found credit cards, IDs and other items belonging to the man in a trash can. The bartender said surveillance cameras on the property would be checked for suspicious activity.

      Dec. 7, Dream Inn, 2502 Gulf Drive N., Baker Act. Bradenton Beach police responded to a call for emergency medical services and a woman told an officer she wanted to harm herself.

Dec. 11, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., trespass after warning. A 45-year-old man previously warned not to return to the bar was found on the property with an alcoholic beverage. Told by a police officer he was being arrested, the man started walking backwards, drinking and pulling away from the officer. The officer redirected the man to the ground, handcuffed and took him into custody. He was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Nov. 30, Seafood Shack, 4100 127th St. W., abandoned boat. In June, during Tropical Storm Colin, a vessel drifted and sank near a dock at the marina. The owner told the dock master he would raise his vessel, but has not returned. A citation for illegal dumping was issued.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 6-7, Anchor Inn, 3007 Gulf Drive, battery. A man reported another man struck him while he was shooting pool. The aggressor allegedly struck the man with his chest after he approached from behind, saying, “It’s on now.” A Holmes Beach police officer requested an arrest warrant for the aggressor.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 12-14-2016

Anna Maria

Nov. 22, 100 block of Hammock Road, burglary. An owner reported a forced entry into a residence.

Nov. 28, Ginny’s & Jane E’s at the Old IGA, 9707 Gulf Drive, suspicious incident. The shop received an alarming message interpreted as a possible bomb threat. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies responded and interviewed witnesses. MCSP determined there was no threat.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Nov. 29, 2400 block of Avenue C, criminal mischief. A property manager reported an object smashed a window in the front door of a residence. The window was valued at $600.

Nov. 30, Circle K, 100 Gulf Drive, warrant arrest. Bradenton Beach police arrested a 39-year-old man on Monroe County warrants. He was on the front porch of the store.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Nov. 25, 4400 block of 124th Street, overdose. A family member found a man losing consciousness and called for emergency medical treatment. EMS administered two doses of Narcan. The man was revived and transported to a hospital for further treatment. Possible drugs and paraphernalia were present in the room where the man was found.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 1, 500 block of 72nd St., burglary. An owner returned home after six weeks and found items missing valued at $6,500, including silverware, designer dresses and coins. There was no forced entry.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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