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Island police blotter – 11-09-2016

Anna Maria

Oct. 13, 500 block of Spring Avenue, information. A motorist who was turning around in a parking lot ran over a concrete pole that became lodged under her car. The damage to the pole was estimated at $50.

Oct. 17, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, boater assist. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy assisted a 61-year-old Lakeland man in the early morning hours who had lost his way in the waterway. Minor first aid was administered and family was called to picked him up.

Oct. 20, 10005 Gulf Drive, found property. A small generator was brought to the MCSO substation after BayFest. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce assisted in returning the property to its owner.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

 

Bradenton Beach

Oct. 25, Island Time Bar and Grill, 111 Gulf Drive S., and Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct. A 39-year-old man, listed as homeless, was trespassed from two businesses. At Island Time, he kicked and broke a table. The man was arrested twice within 24 hours and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Oct. 28, BridgeWalk Resort, 106 Bridge St., trespass. A 46-year-old homeless man was issued a warning for trespassing at the motel.

Oct. 29, Sunset Terrace, 2312 Gulf Drive N., theft. A bicycle left locked to a vehicle carrier was reported stolen.

Oct. 30, 100 block of Bridge Street, domestic battery. Bradenton Beach police officers observed two men and a woman fighting. They were arguing about money when the woman’s 28-year-old son pushed the other man to the ground and kicked him. Police detained the aggressor, who remained combative. An officer pepper-sprayed the man and arrested and transported him to the Manatee County jail.

Oct. 30, 200 Bridge Street, Baker Act. A 911 caller reported a man who claimed he wanted to cut his wrists. BBPD responded and took the 27-year-old male to a medical facility.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Oct. 25, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass/ordinance violation.  A 56-year-old woman was found sleeping in a changing stall. Police issued her a trespass warning and a notice to appear in court for camping in violation of a city ordinance.

Oct. 26, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass/ordinance violation. Police found a 23-year-old man sleeping on a trolley bench. He was told to pack up his belongings, warned for trespass and issued a violation for camping.

Holmes Beach is policed by the Holmes Beach Police Department.

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

Island police blotter – 11-02-2016

Anna Maria

Oct. 16, 500 block of Pine Ave., found property. A humidifier was left behind after the BayFest event. It was secured by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Oct. 18, 600 block of Gladiolus Street, theft/burglary. Two kayaks and a necklace were reported stolen Oct. 12. In a supplemental report, MCSO recovered the necklace and two males were arrested Oct. 26 in connection with the incident.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

 

Bradenton Beach

Oct. 10, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., battery. As a 34-year-old man walked out of the bar, he was struck in the back of his head and in the jaw. When Bradenton Beach police arrived, they observed his mouth bleeding. The man refused medical treatment and could not identify a suspect. He went from Bridge Street to a boat in the anchorage. A week later, he advised an officer it may have been three men who accosted him. He also went to the station to make a report but decided not to press charges.

Oct. 23, Island Time, 111 Gulf Drive S., disorderly conduct. A 27-year-old intoxicated man yelled at customers and at the bartender who refused to serve him. An officer handcuffed him when he tried to touch his gun belt and then pepper-sprayed him after the man refused to stop hitting his head on the officer’s patrol vehicle. The man was arrested and transported to Manatee County jail.

Oct. 24, Bridge Street Bazaar, 117 Bridge St., alcohol violation. A 39-year-old man was found drinking beer on a public bench and was issued an ordinance violation.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

No reports.

Holmes Beach is policed by the Holmes Beach Police Department.

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

Island police blotter – Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

Anna Maria

Oct. 10, 600 block of Gladiolus Street, theft. A 100-foot electrical cord that came with a rented golf cart was reported stolen.

Oct. 12, 100 block of Tern Drive, suspicious incident. Two males with backpacks were seen walking and then piloting two kayaks — with transport wheels attached — on a canal.

Oct. 13, 400 block of Alamanda Road, suspicious incident. A group of five males and one female arrived Oct. 7 in a golf cart. The property rental agent and owner told police the group stayed overnight at the unit, but they had not rented it. Nothing was found missing. There had been no forced entry. A luggage identification tag with flight arrival information was secured by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Oct. 14, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, burglary and criminal mischief. More than $1,000 in damage was reported to the entry and interior of a residence.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

 

Bradenton Beach

Oct. 15, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., battery. Police responded to a disturbance. A man and woman argued about a theft from the man’s boat, and the argument escalated to yelling and the man alleged the woman spat in his face. The woman admitted to spitting but said her spit did not hit the man. The man asked to press charges. The officer took the man’s affidavit and requested the state attorney to issue a charge. The officer arrested the woman on an outstanding warrant for not answering a summons.

Oct. 16, The Uptown Lot, 110 Bridge St., theft. A wrought iron chair, valued at $849, was stolen. The owner reported the chair had been one of two located outside by the doorway to the business.

Oct. 16, BridgeWalk motel, 100 Bridge St., trespass. A 50-year-old man was trespassed after warning. He had been warned Oct. 14 not to re-visit the property. A Bradenton Beach police officer took the man into custody and transported him to the Manatee County jail.

Oct. 18, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., trespass warning. A bartender flagged a patrol officer and asked for a man to be issued a trespass warning. The bartender told the officer he was tired of people loitering in front of the business. The man was told to leave, warned about the trespass and told not to return.

Oct. 20, Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., trespass warning. Two men lying under the clock tower with an open bottle of vodka and two cups between them were warned about trespassing and alcohol violations. They were told to leave and when police asked if they understood they’d be arrested for trespass if they returned, they replied, “Yes.”

Oct. 20, Bridge Street Bazaar, 117 Bridge St., trespass warning. A manager called police because two males were asleep on a bench on store property. Police woke them up and reported a strong odor of alcohol on their breath. They were warned about the trespass, told to leave and that they faced arrest if they returned.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.

Cortez

Oct. 11, 12400 block of 45th Avenue West, domestic disturbance. A man and woman argued and a deputy responded. No physical violence was observed or reported.

Oct. 13, 4300 block of 127th Street West, Baker Act. A man who had cut himself told police he didn’t want to live. EMS and MCSO responded and transported him to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

Cortez is policed by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Holmes Beach

Oct. 13, 300 block of Clark Drive, theft. A front license tag off a Honda Civic registered in Virginia was reported stolen Oct. 8-11. Holmes Beach police advised the stolen plate was entered into the law enforcement database.

Oct. 13, 500 block of 68th Street, burglary. Paintings, a laptop computer, mirrors, jewelry and a marble bird statue, all valued at $5,000, was reported stolen. Other items of value remained in the residence.

Oct. 14, 100 block of 48th Street, trespass. A woman was found banging on a door at a residence at 6:12 a.m. The man at the residence had told her to leave, but she refused. It was the second time Holmes Beach police had been called that morning out to the residence. She was issued a trespass warning and advised not to return to the property

Holmes Beach is policed by Holmes Beach Police Department.

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

Island police blotter – 10-19-2016

Anna Maria

Sept. 25, 800 block of North Shore Drive, open door. Dispatched to an alarm, a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy arrived to see an open door. MCSO believes the door opened during a storm, when winds were high. The door was secured by the officers.

Oct. 5, 100 S. Bay Blvd., attempt to locate. A person notified the Anna Maria substation about a missing relative possibly on drugs, possibly headed to the Anna Maria City Pier. MCSO did not find the missing person but the subject was reported found the next day.

Oct. 6, Anna Maria General Store, 503 Pine Ave., trespass warning. The owner requested a person be trespassed. An MCSO deputy arrived and the trespass warning was issued.

Oct. 7, Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., attempt to locate. Part of a wedding celebration, an intoxicated woman walked on the beach away from the party. Her family became worried after she was missing for an hour. A deputy was dispatched and the woman was found.

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

Bradenton Beach

Oct. 1, Pines Trailer Park, 100 Church Ave., stolen vehicle. A man reported his 2006 Chevy van stolen. The next day the unoccupied van was found outside a scrap yard, wiped clean. It was returned to the owner.

Oct. 3, city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., trespass. While conducting building checks, police discovered a man and woman sleeping on a bench. The woman became belligerent and refused to leave. Police arrested the woman and transported her to the Manatee County jail.

Oct. 7, 100 block of Bridge Street, Baker Act. A Bradenton Beach police officer stopped a vehicle that was repeatedly stalling in traffic. After the male motorist exited the vehicle, he fell several times, apparently due to impairment. The officer moved the vehicle off the street and determined the motorist intended to harm himself on finding a loaded gun and suicide notes in the man’s possession. He was transported to a medical facility and his vehicle was towed.

Oct. 9, 100 block of Bridge Street, disorderly conduct. A Bradenton man was arrested after police found him lying in a large planter on the sidewalk at 4:38 a.m. The man became belligerent. Police pepper-sprayed and then arrested the man, who later apologized for his actions and told police he’d had “a very bad day.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.

Cortez

No new reports.

Cortez is policed by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Holmes Beach

Oct. 6, 300 block of 61st Street, battery. A man reported he was battered by an employee he’d fired. The alleged suspect and witness also went to the station. Holmes Beach police interviewed all parties but couldn’t determine the aggressor.

Oct. 6, 3600 block of Sixth Avenue, criminal mischief. Key-like scratches on a 1999 Ford 150 were reported.

Holmes Beach is policed by Holmes Beach Police Department.

Island police blotter – 10-12-2016

Anna Maria

Sept. 29, 8000 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mischief/theft. A campaign sign went missing from a yard and a political sticker on a vehicle was covered.

Sept. 29, 8000 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. Slashed tires were reported.

Oct. 3, North Shore Drive and Cocoanut Avenue, hit and run. No injuries were reported in the 8 a.m. crash after one vehicle hit another and left the scene.

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

Bradenton Beach

Sept. 28, Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., alcohol violation. A Colorado woman was ticketed for drinking an alcoholic beverage on the public area of the pier.

Sept. 28, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive, trespass. A man was issued a trespass warning after he was found with a Mike’s Hard Lemonade allegedly stolen from the store. The officer returned the unopened beverage to the store.

Sept. 29, Bradenton Beach police station, 403 Highland Ave., domestic disturbance. While at the front desk, an officer heard screaming and shouting from the parking lot and responded. He found family members yelling at each other as a 15-year-old walked away. The officer interviewed the parties, referred them to a Bradenton facility and reported the incident to the Florida Department of Children and Family Services’ hotline.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.

Cortez

No new reports.

Cortez is policed by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Holmes Beach

Sept. 27, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, theft. Patio furniture —a rug, a wicker couch and chairs — valued at $1,500 was reported stolen.

Sept. 28, 6900 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A Texas trailer tag was stolen.

Sept. 28, 5000 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. While on his route, a Manatee County Area Transit island trolley driver heard “a loud popping sound.” The driver stopped and observed a shattered window. Police suspect a rock or rocks were thrown at the window.

Sept. 30, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, hit and run. A man was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash with another vehicle after he was seen exiting his damaged vehicle on the east side of the Anna Maria Island Bridge. A Holmes Beach police officer found the suspect, who allegedly told police he left the scene because he was scared and had been driving on a suspended license. The man was transported to the Manatee County jail and ticketed for the license violation.

Sept. 30, 3600 block of Sixth Avenue, property damage. A landlord reported a broken window and missing items.

Holmes Beach is policed by Holmes Beach Police Department.

Island police blotter – 10-05-2016

Anna Maria

Sept. 19, 100 block of Oak Avenue, criminal mischief. Unknown persons damaged a parked vehicle and fled, causing more than $1,500 damage.

Sept. 21, 800 block of North Shore Drive, criminal mischief. A resident reported a barbecue grill damaged.

Sept. 23, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard, Bayfront Park, criminal mischief. The city of Anna Maria reported two signs spray-painted. An officer photographed the damage.

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

Bradenton Beach

Sept. 23, 100 block of Ninth Street South, criminal mischief. An unsuccessful attempt was made to gain entry into an unoccupied condominium, leaving pry marks on the front door.

Sept. 24, 200 block of Bridge Street, trespass warning. Two males loitering on the city dock were told to move along, at which point, one became verbal with a police officer. The subject was issued a trespass warning.

Sept. 27, 200 block of Bridge Street, verbal disturbance. While at the boat anchorage on the waterfront, officers were approached by a man requesting assistance with an intoxicated female roommate. He said she had refused to let him sleep and was disturbing boaters in the anchorage. The female cursed at police and claimed she worked for the Sarasota Police Department. A domestic packet was issued.

Sept. 28, 100 block of Bridge Street, trespass warning. Police and EMS were called about a person passed out near the BridgeWalk motel office. The subject was awakened and trespassed, having been warned not to sleep on public or private property.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.

Cortez

No new reports.

Cortez is policed by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Holmes Beach

Sept. 17, 100 block of White Avenue, alcohol consumption on beach. Four people were observed drinking alcohol on the beach and issued citations. A leafy, green substance found at the scene was disposed of by an officer.

Sept. 18, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, DUI and possession of marijuana, less than 20 grams. A vehicle was observed crossing the center line on Gulf Drive. When stopped, the odor of alcohol was present. Police conducted a series of field sobriety tests until the driver ceased to submit. The driver also was arrested for alleged possession of marijuana of 3.3 grams.

Sept. 19, 3200 block of Gulf Drive, burglary over $1,000. A cleaning person for a vacation rental company reported a stereo system, a 51-inch television and other items missing from a unit.

Sept. 22, 5300 block of Holmes Boulevard, camping. Four people were cited for camping behind a local business. One person was arrested on a Manatee County warrant.

Holmes Beach is policed by Holmes Beach Police Department.

Island police blotter – 09-28-2016

Anna Maria

No reports.

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

 

Bradenton Beach

Sept. 13, 100 block of Gulf Drive South, domestic disturbance. A Bradenton Beach police officer responded to a report of a couple arguing on the sidewalk. They told police the argument was about the man being friendly with other women. The couple calmed down, began to converse peacefully and assured police they were OK. They continued their walk.

Sept. 20, 2000 block of Coquina Gulfside Park, drug paraphernalia. A 24-year-old woman pushing a pickup truck in the parking lot was arrested for possessing pipes for marijuana, crack cocaine and other paraphernalia. Police determined the license tag on the truck was not been registered to the vehicle. The woman consented to a vehicle search after acknowledging there was drug paraphernalia inside. She was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

 

Cortez

Sept. 9, 4200 block of 126th Street, criminal mischief. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy responded to a condominium parking area where a man was spraying a fire extinguisher for no apparent reason. The man admitted to breaking the glass on the fire extinguisher case and said he was trying to get home. He agreed to pay $40 in damages he caused and a condo representative declined to prosecute.

Sept. 16, 4200 block of Marina Court, fraud. A man reported an unknown person had made two unauthorized charges to his credit card and the merchandise ordered was shipped to Jacksonville.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

 

Holmes Beach

Sept. 12, 500 block of Key Royale, theft. A license tag from a boat trailer stored in a garage was stolen. The trailer owner received a call from the Orlando Police Department asking whether he’d allowed a woman to use his trailer tag. He advised police he had not given any such permission.

Sept. 14, Sun & Surf Lifestyle Apparel, 5418 Marina Drive, shoplifting. Pink baby shoes and other items were allegedly stolen by a 49-year-old woman. She was arrested as she walked south on Holmes Boulevard after a store manager reported the theft to the Holmes Beach Police Department. The woman was in possession of $112 in merchandise believed to be stolen from Sun & Surf and other stores. Police confiscated the items. The woman was transported to Manatee County jail.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

Island police blotter – 09-21-2016

Anna Maria

Sept. 2, 100 block of Crescent Drive, information. Three witnesses observed a driver in a pickup on a barricaded street. The street had been closed to vehicle traffic by the city of Anna Maria due to flooding. A woman told a deputy she was concerned about vehicles pushing water into homes.

Sept. 3, Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., alcohol violation. Three men were issued city citations for possessing alcohol on the pier.

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

 

Bradenton Beach

Sept. 12, Cortez Beach, 500 Gulf Drive, theft. A woman reported leaving her belongings on the beach unattended to watch the sunset. When she returned, her bag, containing an iPad valued at $300, wallet, $25 and keys, were gone.

Sept. 13, Katie Pierola Park, 2200 Gulf Drive N., alcohol violation/trespass. Bradenton Beach police responded to a complaint of two men drinking alcohol. When they arrived, the officers saw them drinking beer, with their empty containers in a box and a 12-pack of Natural Light nearby in a cooler. The cooler and beer were seized as evidence. The men were issued tickets for the alcohol and trespass warnings. The officer advised the men they could get the cooler back after paying the tickets.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

 

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

 

Holmes Beach

Sept. 4, 100 block of 46th Street and the beach, alcohol violation. Police issued two people alcohol violations. A 20-year-old woman told police she’d brought alcohol to the beach in a water bottle and the man agreed, saying he was intoxicated.

Sept. 4, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, battery. An 8-year-old boy reported he was punched by a lady who’d left the beach. Family members directed police to a vehicle in the beach parking lot. Holmes Beach police officers asked the vehicle occupants if anyone had hit the boy. A female teenager allegedly responded, “I did.” She told police she’d hit the boy after he threw sticks and hit her. HBPD sent a request to the state attorney’s office to issue a charge.

Sept. 5, Hurricane Liquors, 5344 Gulf Drive, theft. A man and his accomplice allegedly stole a 17.5 liter of Bacardi rum, valued at $24.99. Officers responded to a shoplifting-in-progress call and questioned the man about the “ice-cold” bottle in his bag. The two men were arrested for the theft and booked at the Manatee County jail. They also were issued trespass warnings from the store.

Sept. 5, 2900 block of Avenue E, criminal mischief. An outdoor sculpture valued at $500 was vandalized.

Sept. 5, 100 block of 45th Street and the beach, alcohol violation. Two males were consuming beer on the beach. Each was issued a citation.

Sept. 6, 500 block of 56th Street, theft. A decal registration tag was reported stolen from a vehicle.

Sept. 8, 3300 block of East Bay Drive, camping violation. A man was reported sleeping in a chair. HBPD responded, issued a citation for the ordinance violation and drove the man off the island.

Sept. 9, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol violation. Two people were sitting at a picnic table at the south end of the beach. One was observed in possession of an alcoholic beverage and was ticketed.

Sept. 10, West Coast Surf Shop, 3902 Gulf Drive, theft. A security alarm sounded and a store clerk asked a person to return to the store. The man came back, pulled a hat and wallet valued at $46.88 from of his swimsuit and dropped the items on the floor. Holmes Beach police arrested the man for theft.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

Island police blotter – 09-14-2016

Anna Maria

Aug. 27, 200 block of Willow Avenue, domestic disturbance. A couple was reported arguing, but there were no signs of physical violence. The man left and the woman became concerned about his safety. He was found to be OK.

Aug. 28, 100 block of Spring Avenue, information. A moped tag was confiscated.

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

 

Bradenton Beach

Aug. 27, Drift Inn, 120 Bridge St., battery. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office reported an argument escalated to one person hitting another in the face. The couple left the area. No arrest was reported.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.

 

Cortez

Aug. 28, 4500 block of 124th Street West, intoxication. An MCSO deputy responded to a report of an intoxicated man on a dock near A.P. Bell Fish Co. and found a man in his underwear. A woman reported finding him on her back porch and asked how he would get home. The man replied he would walk home, which was several miles away. The officer transported the man to Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

 

Holmes Beach

Aug. 29, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass/alcohol. A Holmes Beach police officer observed three people sitting at a table at 11:25 p.m., after the beach and restaurant had closed. One man observed drinking a beer was issued a citation for violating the city ordinance against alcohol on the beach. All three were issued trespass warnings.

Aug. 31, 400 block of Bay Palms Drive, burglary. An empty bottle of bourbon — and an overwhelming smell of bourbon — was reported at a residence after a break-in. A $400 computer and a set of keys were reported missing. The bottle was seized as evidence.

Sept. 1, 100 block of 53rd Street, alcohol. Police responded to a report of a man drinking on the beach and pulling up sea turtle nest markers. The officer ticketed the man for an alcohol violation and warned him of the laws against tampering with turtle nests.

Sept. 2, 100 block of 50th Street, noise violation. Police responded to loud party at a vacation rental, attended by about 50 people. An officer ticketed the renter and referred the matter to code enforcement. The renter told police he had arrived at the residence about two hours earlier.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 09-07-2016

Anna Maria

Aug. 24, 600 block of Gladiolus Street, theft. A man reported the theft of cash and credit cards.

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

Bradenton Beach

        Aug. 25, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., battery. Bradenton Beach police responded to a battery with injuries at 1:30 a.m. and found a 31-year-old man lying in front of the bar with his face bleeding with a bump and cut on the back of his head. A witness told police a fight broke out in the bar when a woman pulled a knife on bar patrons. The fight ended outside where the injured man fell. The aggressors left the scene. Police retrieved a knife with a 6-inch blade from the bartender. EMS arrived and took the injured, intoxicated man to Blake Medical Center.

Aug. 28, Club Bamboo South, 2412 Gulf Drive N., criminal mischief. Five plastic lawn chairs and two lounge chairs were taken from the pool area, damaged and left on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Aug. 20, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, fraud. A Holmes Beach police officer stopped a vehicle that ran a red light at the intersection of Manatee Avenue at East Bay Drive and determined the motorist had altered the temporary tag on his vehicle. He was ticketed for driving on a suspended license and unlawful use of a temporary tag.

Aug. 20, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, stolen tag. A man reported the theft of a New York license tag from a vehicle in a carport.

Aug. 20, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, ordinance violation. On patrol, a Holmes Beach police officer observed a 52-year-old man sleeping on a trolley bench at 2:45 a.m. The man was reported as homeless. He told the officer he came to the island to camp. The officer issued the man a violation for illegal camping.

Aug. 21, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, ordinance violation. A 29-year-old woman reported as homeless was issued a violation of the city’s no-camping ordinance by an officer, who observed her sleeping at 2:45 a.m. on a bench. The officer reported she was intoxicated and uncooperative.

Aug. 21, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A woman reported she and her family left a bag containing keys and clothes on the beach while they swam in the Gulf for a few minutes. They returned to find the bag gone. The woman later told police she’d found the bag in bushes nearby, but the keys and some of the clothing were missing.

Aug. 21, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, ordinance violation. While investigating a loud music complaint, police found a 22-year-old Davenport man with a bottle of Malibu rum. He was issued an alcohol citation.

Aug. 22, 3200 block of East Bay, ordinance violation. An HBPD officer on routine patrol observed a 46-year-old man sleeping on a bench at 2:45 a.m. The officer reported the man was intoxicated and cited him for violating the no-camping ordinance.

Aug. 24, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, obstruction, battery and trespass. Police responded to a report of two women fighting in the parking lot and found the alleged aggressor on a trolley. After refusing repeated police orders to exit the trolley, an officer took the woman by the arm and led her from the vehicle. The victim told police the woman hit her during an argument over paying for drinks. The aggressor was arrested and placed in the police vehicle. On the way to the Manatee County jail, she slipped out of the handcuffs and banged on the back of the vehicle. The officer stopped, re-handcuffed her and placed her legs in shackles. He booked her in the jail on battery and obstructing a police officer and issued her a trespass from the public beach.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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