May 24, 200 block of Iris Street, domestic. Manatee County Sheriff’s Office dispatched an officer for a disturbance but no injuries were reported.
May 24, 100 block of Palm Drive. A person was reported for defecating on the beach.
Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.
May 28, 1800 Gulf Drive South, traffic arrest. A 21-year-old Tampa man was stopped after an officer observed him driving erratically. The man was arrested for driving without a license and transported to Manatee County jail. During the vehicle search, police found a wallet belonging to someone else in the trunk. The wallet was seized and placed in a property locker. The vehicle was towed.
May 29, city anchorage, 200 Bridge St., domestic disturbance. An argument led to a woman in a canoe calling for help. When police arrived, they found the woman had come ashore. The woman told police she wasn’t hurt, but was having marital problems. After talking with police, the couple went separate ways.
May 30, Cortez Beach, 400 Gulf Drive S., drug overdose. Police responded to a parking lot and found a Manatee County Marine Rescue paramedic treating an unconscious 29-year-old woman. A bystander advised that the woman had used heroin and fentanyl before coming to the beach. The paramedic administered naloxone, which revived the woman, who was transported to Blake Medical Center.
No new reports.
May 26, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, disorderly and lost property. Responding to a report of an intoxicated man, Holmes Beach police encountered a man who told an officer he’d drank an unknown amount of alcohol at the bar and gone swimming. When the man came out of the water, he could not find his keys, hat, bank cards, wallet and towel on the beach. The man cursed loudly and continued to swear and berate police when they arrived. He was arrested for disorderly intoxication and booked at the Manatee County jail.
May 28, 3800 Gulf Drive and the beach, alcohol violations. Three visitors were issued citations for drinking beer on the beach.
May 28, 4000 Gulf Drive, camping violation. A man found sleeping in the bushes at 1 a.m. was cited for violating a city overnight camping ordinance.
May 28, 5000 block of Gulf Drive and the beach, alcohol violation. A man was cited for drinking an alcoholic beverage.
May 28, 6300 block of Holmes Boulevard, noise violation. HBPD received two noise complaints between 3 and 3:15 p.m. As an officer responded, he heard loud noise at the residence where he was told people were singing karaoke. The officer issued a noise citation to the renter, who’d initially refused to sign the citation. The officer warned the renter he would face arrest for contempt if he didn’t sign. The renter signed the paper.
May 29, D.Coy Ducks Tavern, 5410 Marina Drive, battery. A fight broke out and a Tampa man reported minor injuries. The bar’s manager told police a large group started fighting, but dispersed before police arrived. Upon viewing video, police determined the bystander was hit by a suspect fighting with another man. Emergency medical services treated the injured man.
May 29, Driftwood Motel, 5108 Gulf Drive, marijuana. Police responded to a disturbance with a knife and found a 21-year-old Bradenton man with 1.6 grams of marijuana in his pockets. The officer issued the man a notice to appear in court. No injuries were reported.
May 30, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, criminal mischief. A church representative reported its sign, valued at $383, had been vandalized.
Holmes Beach is policed by the Holmes Beach Police Department
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.