Tag Archives: Streetlife

Island police blotter – 03-21-2018

Anna Maria

March 2, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., found property. A city worker found a kayak and reported it to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. The kayak was taken by the MSCO for safekeeping.

March 2, 100 Palm Drive and the beach, hazardous material. A beach walker found a gallon of an unknown chemical and delivered it to MCSO, where it was placed in a hazardous-material locker.

March 5, 300 block of Iris Street. A two-person kayak stored on a raised lift was reported missing.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

March 9, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, unregistered vessel. A 23-year-old man continued jetting around in a personal watercraft after Bradenton Beach police warned him not to operate the vessel. The man was taken into custody and transported to jail.

March 13, Bradenton Beach Marina, 202 Church Ave., warrant arrest. A 42-year-old Bradenton man who called 911 about people following and harassing him was arrested on a warrant. Police determined the man was wanted for a parole violation in Tallahassee. He was taken into custody and transported to the Manatee County jail.

March 13, 100 block of Bridge Street, warrant arrest. An officer arrested a 37-year-old man who police identified as suspicious. After a warrants check, an officer determined he was wanted for a Manatee County parole violation. The officer took the man into custody and he was transported to jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

March 5, Kingfish Boat Ramp, theft. Reporting money was stolen, a man told the MCSO he’d responded to an advertisement about purchasing a motorized bike but, he said, he may have been scammed.

March 5, 300 block of 56th Street, disorderly intoxication. Holmes Beach police filed a request recommending the state attorney arrest a 69-year-old man who alleged another man was parked illegally on his property. The man began arguing with people and swearing at police, who responded and advised the vehicle was legally parked.

March 9, 400 block of Holmes Beach, suspicious circumstance. Holmes Beach police checked on a house after a complainant observed damage to a door. An officer searched the property and all doors were locked and secured.

March 11, 100 block of 81st Street, noise. HBPD responded to a complaint of loud music at 9:37 p.m. An officer reported hearing yelling and cheering in the pool area and measured the noise at 44-69 decibels. Police then found about 10 people playing alcohol-drinking games in the backyard and issued a citation to the renter.

March 13, Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, fraud. Holmes Beach police are investigating a report of fraudulent checks being cashed on the club account. A suspect was caught while cashing another check.

March 14, Feast Restaurant, 5406 Marina Drive, battery. A 56-year-old intoxicated woman from Connecticut stumbled into a woman and slapped a woman who was seated outside D.Coy Ducks Tavern, next to the restaurant. The intoxicated woman also had parked her vehicle on the sidewalk. HBPD responded and arrested the intoxicated woman and transported her to Manatee County jail.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 03-14-2018

Anna Maria

Feb. 22, 400 block of Pine Avenue, fraud. A woman reported an unknown person without permission opened several fraudulent phone accounts in her name and changed her bank account information.

Feb. 24, 700 block of North Shore, suspicious incident. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for help when a woman woke up with her dogs barking and uncertain if anyone had entered her home. The officers found no indications of a break-in and no suspicious activity on the beach. It was later determined a glass shelf had fallen in her living room.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Feb. 27, Anna Maria Island Club condominiums, 2600 Gulf Drive N., burglary. A Cadillac owner alerted by the car’s security system reported the vehicle had been broken into and rummaged through. The owner’s manual was the only item reported missing.

Feb. 28, Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N., trespass. The restaurant owner asked a man and woman with a dog to leave the property because they were disturbing customers. The woman refused. The man and woman were trespassed when police arrived, and they left.

March 4, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., trespass. A Bradenton Beach police officer observed an argument between two patrons. In the officer’s presence, the bartender warned a 56-year-old man to leave and not return.

March 4, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass. A 48-year-old man was arrested for trespass after an officer observed him at the convenience store where he knew the man had previously been warned for trespassing. The man was transported to Manatee County jail, where he was released after a 12th Circuit judge sentenced him to five days served in jail, court costs and fines.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Feb. 26, Holiday Cove RV Resort, 11900 Cortez Road West, burglary. Four boats, a 1999 Seaway, 2013 Sweetwater, 2006 Scout and another vessel with a center console, were burglarized Feb. 21-23. Anchors, fishing poles, tackle boxes, binoculars, a spear gun, a signal light and a personal locator beacon were stolen from the boats.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

March 2, White Avenue on the beach, alcohol. At 12:38 a.m., Holmes Beach police found a man and woman smoking marijuana and drinking wine. An officer cited them for violating a city ordinance against possessing alcohol on the beach and disposed of some marijuana cigarettes, weighing 1.5 grams, found in their possession.

March 4, 5300 block of Holmes Boulevard, alcohol. Two men were observed drinking beer while walking down the street. A police officer cited them for drinking alcohol in the street against the city ordinance.

March 4, 37th Street and the beach, sex. While conducting a beach check at 12:57 a.m., a police officer observed a male and female having sex. The officer determined the man was 25 and the female was 17. The officer made numerous calls to the female’s mother and then contacted her father, who told the officer his daughter could ride home with her companion.

March 4, Citgo, 3015 Gulf Drive, property damage. The store owner reported a driver of a U-Haul truck ran into two gas pumps while turning into the station. He estimated $15,000 in damage if the pumps have to be replaced.

March 4, 100 block of 52nd Street, drug. Holmes Beach officers responded to a vandalism report and found two men in an SUV and another man hiding under the vehicle. The complainant told the officer another vehicle at the scene, a pickup, had run into a fence. A 3.2-gram bag of marijuana was confiscated. The men were arrested and transported to jail.

March 7, Island Library, 5711 Marina Drive, warrant/resisting. Police were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity of a man and woman harassing patrons. The pair ran away while the officer was waiting for dispatch to confirm a warrant out of Virginia on the woman. They ran onto Marina and Flotilla drives and 59th Street, where the woman was caught and arrested in the 500 block. Police continued to search for the male with an MCSO-provided K-9. The male was not found after a 30-minute search.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 03-07-2018

Anna Maria

Feb. 25, 900 block of North Shore Drive and the beach, suicide attempt. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy, assisted by officers from HBPD, found a man holding a box cutter and blood on his neck, shirt and hands. EMS responded and the man was transported to the hospital.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Feb. 24, Gulf Watch condos, 601 Sixth Street N., stolen tag. A man reported the New York license tag was stolen from his vehicle.

Feb. 24, 100 block of Bridge Street, drug violation. Bradenton Beach police stopped a vehicle for driving without headlights after dark. The officer found several open containers of alcohol and determined the driver and passengers were under 21. An 18-year-old passenger who showed the officer a 14-gram bag of marijuana was issued a notice to appear in court. No violation was issued for the open containers.

Feb. 26, Bridgeport condominiums, 501 Gulf Drive N., burglary. Tennis clothes, car registration, insurance records and Sun Pass cards were stolen from an unlocked Cadillac SUV.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Feb. 12, 3900 block of 116th Street West, domestic disturbance. Deputies were dispatched to a call about two male family members arguing at 8:30 p.m. The argument did not turn physical and no injuries were reported.

Feb. 18, 3800 block of 118th Street West, domestic disturbance. A report of a man pushing a woman sent deputies to a residence, where the parties denied any physical contact and the officers observed no injuries.

        Feb. 20, 3800 block of 116th Street West, trespass. A 20-year-old woman and 32-year-old man were arrested after deputies and a K9 were dispatched to a possible burglary. The pair told the officers they were allowed to stay the night but, an investigation revealed they had no such permission.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 22, 500 block of Manatee Avenue, warrant. After stopping a motorist without a valid driver’s license, a Holmes Beach officer determined the Bradenton man was wanted on an attempted murder warrant out of Manatee County. The driver had given the officer consular cards with different birthdates and the law enforcement database came back with another date. A $50,000 bond was assigned to the man and an immigration hold reported Feb. 23, according to court records. The man was in custody March 3 at the Manatee County jail.

Feb. 22, 100 block of 50th Street and the beach, alcohol. Dispatched to a loud argument at 8 p.m., an officer found people carrying coolers and bottled alcoholic beverages off the beach. Four men and four women from the Orlando area were issued citations for violating the city ordinance against alcohol on the beach.

Feb. 23, Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752 Manatee Ave., camping. While on patrol at 2:49 a.m., a Holmes Beach officer observed a personal watercraft tied up at the ramp and found hammocks where two men were sleeping near the shore. The men told police they’d been living on a sailboat that was being repaired. The officer issued a citation for camping against city ordinance.

Feb. 25, 100 block of 50th Street, battery/drug. A couple was arrested after police found them arguing near the road. The woman said the argument was over family matters. The man told police they were arguing about him refusing to give her car keys after she had several drinks. The woman was arrested for striking the man. The man was arrested for possessing 1 gram of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Feb. 26, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, warrant. Holmes Beach police arrested a man on an outstanding warrant from Hillsborough County. The arrest came after the officer ran the South Carolina tag attached to a black Ford Expedition that came back assigned to a Pontiac Sunfire. The officer reported the SUV had a windshield crack from side to side. The man was taken into custody and ticketed for unsafe equipment and issued a summons for no valid license, an unassigned tag and no vehicle registration. The tag was seized.

Feb. 28, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol. An officer observed a couple having sex and drinking on the beach. The officer issued them citations for possessing alcohol against the city ordinance.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 02-28-2018

Anna Maria

Feb. 7, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, theft. A man reported a temporary tag stolen from a recycle bin after receiving unpaid toll transactions from the tag.

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

Bradenton Beach

Feb. 16, 1000 block of Gulf Drive North, criminal mischief. An unknown person keyed a Mercedes-Benz, causing an estimated $5,000 in damage.

Feb. 17, 100 block of 23rd Street North, disorderly intoxication. Responding to a call about a woman screaming, Bradenton Beach police found an intoxicated man lying in the bed of a pickup bed with his girlfriend. The officer arrested the man, who refused to answer the officer’s questions and cussed loudly. He later apologized for being a “drunk pain in the a–.” He was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

        Feb.14, 4500 block of 124th Street West, battery. A female roommate reported to MCSO a man grabbed her wrist and tore her skin. The man denied touching the woman. The male roommate was taking food from the refrigerator that wasn’t his, according to the woman. The state attorney was asked to review the case for charges.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 16, 38th Street and the beach. Holmes Beach police observed an ultralight aircraft landing in the water, operating as a boat. Later, on land, the operators handed out business cards. Officers issued the business owner a warning for soliciting business against a city ordinance.

Feb. 18, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, fireworks. Responding to a report of gunshots, a police officer observed a 19-year-old male lighting and holding fireworks on the beach. The officer issued a notice to appear in court for the violation.

Feb. 19, 3300 block of Gulf Drive, theft. While on patrol, a man approached a police officer and reported fishing gear, which he valued at $500, had been stolen from the front patio of his condo overnight.

Feb. 19, 2900 block of Avenue E, trespass. Holmes Beach police issued a trespass warning to a 31-year-old who cut through a backyard. The resident told police the same man had been dropped off in the same area the night before.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 02-21-2018

Anna Maria

Feb. 10, Alamanda Road and North Shore Drive, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy observed a car stop at a residence and a passenger exit the vehicle. The deputy saw the driver throw the vehicle into reverse and yell at the other person, who was the motorist’s daughter. The daughter said blood on her shirt was from a bloody nose.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        Feb. 8, Drift In, 120 Bridge St., battery. Bradenton Beach police were dispatched to a fight in the bar and found a female bartender who had been battered. The suspect, a 21-year-old woman and relative of the bartender, had left the scene. Witnesses told police the suspect punched the bartender in the back of her head, causing her to fall off a stool. The suspect struck and kicked the bartender on the ground before leaving the bar. BBPD sent a request to charge the aggressor to the state attorney.

Feb. 8, 100 block of 10th Street, theft. A surfboard valued at $700 was reported stolen.

Feb. 13, Bradenton Beach Police Department, 403 Highland Ave., fraud. A Bradenton Beach woman reported credit card irregularities after purchasing items Feb. 8 at a Cortez market with a Mastercard. She told police she thought it strange the clerk took her card to two areas for the transaction, which included her account and PIN numbers. Later in the day, she told police she noticed three unauthorized transactions on the card from a Venice ATM for $300 and $180 and at a WaWa gas station for $367.85. She canceled the card.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

        Feb.7, H & H Marina, 12444 Cortez Road W., theft. An unknown person stole an outboard boat motor cover from a boat and fled. The cover was valued at $400.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 8, Island Animal Clinic, 5343 Gulf Drive, found property. An employee reported she found two steak knives in a planter while she cleaned the front entryway. A Holmes Beach police officer took the knives and placed them in property locker for safekeeping.

Feb. 9, 43rd Street beach access, alcohol violation. Two juveniles were issued code violations after an officer observed them drinking beer on the beach. The underage drinkers dumped out their cooler and beer and disposed of the cans.

Feb. 12, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue, burglary. An unknown person entered a covered patio and stole a television. No other items were disturbed.

Feb. 13, 3200 block of Gulf Drive, suspended license/drugs. A police officer observed a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot and determined the driver, a 19-year-old Bradenton man, had a suspended license. As the officer was conducting a traffic stop, he smelled burnt cannabis coming from the vehicle. During searches of the driver and the vehicle, the officer found psilocybin mushrooms, marijuana, cannabis resin and paraphernalia. The driver was arrested. His vehicle was towed.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 02-14-2018

Anna Maria

Feb. 6, 100 block of Peppertree Lane, open doors. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies found several doors left open on two residences under construction. They searched and secured the properties, found nothing suspicious, and left a message for the property manager.

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

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 27, Coquina Park, 1800 Gulf Drive S., reckless driving. A Bradenton Beach police officer noticed an altered tag on a pickup and observed a man get into the truck. The officer followed the vehicle as it sped into Longboat Key and back to Bradenton Beach. The truck passed five to seven vehicles near the Longboat Pass Bridge, causing oncoming traffic to stop. The officer caught up with the motorist in the parking lot, where he told the officer he’d altered the tag with a Sharpie a while back and forgotten about it. The BBPD cited the man with reckless driving, an expired and altered tag, an expired driver’s license and no proof of insurance.

Feb. 2, 100 block of Gulf Drive North, Marchman Act. BBPD responded to a report of an impaired woman. Police determined she was unable to take care of herself, placed her into custody and transported her to a medical facility.

Feb. 5, Blue Marlin Seafood, 121 Bridge St., disorderly intoxication. An intoxicated 33-year-old Bradenton woman was observed screaming and smashing the restaurant’s outdoor menu board. An officer responded and arrested the woman.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

      Feb. 1, Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. Court W., vehicle burglary. A woman reported a purse missing from her vehicle.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 1, Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast Inn, 5626 Gulf Drive, defrauding innkeeper. A guest left without paying his bill for two nights in two rooms. The charges totaled $1,120.

Feb. 5, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. Police responded to a verbal disturbance between a woman and a Manatee County public works employee about her having slept overnight on the beach. An officer issued a written trespass warning and helped the woman relocate her belongings to the trolley-bus stop, where she was told to board and leave the island.

Feb. 5, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, fraud. Holmes Beach police are investigating reports of $3,000 in fraudulent purchases on two credit cards since November 2017.

Feb. 5, 100 block of Neptune Lane, noise. An officer was dispatched to a complaint about noise from a loud machine and observed water being pumped from a pool at Haley’s Motel at Gulf Drive and 81st Street. The complainant told police the machine had been running 24/7 for about a week. The motel manager told police the machine was necessary to construct the pool. The officer referred the matter to code enforcement.

Feb. 7, Anna Maria Elementary, 4700 Gulf Drive, suspicious circumstances. Two unknown persons were reported on the roof near the main entrance. A custodian told police he yelled at the suspects and they jumped off the roof and left in a pickup truck.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 02-07-2018

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A glossy sheen lay atop the water near the Bradenton Beach Marina Jan. 28. Police and fire officials were unable to determine where the oily substance originated. Islander Photo: Courtesy BBPD

Anna Maria

Jan. 25, 200 block of Willow Avenue, theft. A patio table and chairs were taken from a rental home. The owner told the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office he’d last seen the furniture around the first of the year.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 28, Bradenton Beach Marina, 402 Church Ave., spill. Bradenton Beach police responded to a complaint of an oily substance in the water near the dock and, with marina personnel, looked to find the source. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy reported no sign of a leak from the A.P. Bell docks or surrounding marinas. West Manatee Fire Rescue responded, estimated about a gallon of fuel had escaped and checked both sides of the bridge. The battalion chief concluded the substance would likely dissipate with the expected rain.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Jan. 15, 3600 block of 115th Street Court West, burglary. An unknown person entered an unoccupied home through a window. No items were reported missing but blood, from where the suspect apparently sustained a cut, was found and processed.

Jan. 26, 3800 block of 118th Street West, Baker Act. MCSO deputies responded to a call about an overdose and took the person into custody under the Baker Act.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 21, 33rd Street and the beach, alcohol. Two 19-year-old women from Sarasota and Brandon and a 25-year-old Bradenton man were cited for drinking against a city ordinance. Holmes Beach police found the trio at 12:25 a.m. on the beach with two bottles of wine.

Jan. 22, 100 block of 72nd Street, found bicycles. Two bicycles, a blue beach Sun Cruiser and a gray 10-speed Roadmaster mountain bike, were found. A passerby told police the bicycles had been at the beach access for more than a week. The officer placed the bicycles in safekeeping.

Jan. 23, 500 block of 69th Street, burglary. A caretaker reported a burglary while he was gone for about a month. Taken were a set of silverware valued at $500, a wedding ring valued at $1,000, a gold necklace valued at $300, hair clippers valued at $9 and $10-$300.

Jan. 27, 600 block of Gladstone Lane, noise. At 11:42 p.m., police were dispatched to a complaint of a loud backyard party. Noise meter readings averaged 57 decibels. An officer advised the homeowner the music was too loud. The homeowner responded, saying the party was ending.

Jan. 29, 2800 block of Avenue E, theft. A woman reported someone stole her unlocked black bicycle after 2 p.m. the day before. In the morning, she noticed the bike, an English racer valued at $500, gone from where she left it.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

 

Island police blotter – 01-31-2018

Anna Maria

Jan. 10, 200 block of Magnolia Avenue, abandoned property. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy found a vehicle in the roadway with no tag and a flat tire. The keys were in the ignition. Attempts to contact the vehicle owner were to no avail. The last registered owner told police he’d sold it to someone else. The vehicle was towed.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 15, 2200 block of Avenue C, stolen bike. A renter reported a stolen gray Roadmaster bicycle, which had been provided as part of a vacation rental package. The officer contacted the rental agency and learned it had no paperwork or serial number for the bicycle.

Jan. 21, 1800 Gulf Drive, possession of controlled substance. Bradenton Beach police stopped a 35-year-old Holmes Beach man for failing to drive in a single lane, noticed a strong odor of cannabis and searched the vehicle. Three grams of cannabis and five Alprazolam pills were confiscated. The man was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Jan. 22, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, battery. Two liveaboard boaters became intoxicated on a friend’s boat and a fight ensued. One man poked the eye of another man, who sought treatment at a local hospital. The aggressor was arrested, treated at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton and transported to the Manatee County jail. He remained in custody Jan. 25.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

        Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 11, D.Coy Ducks Bar & Grille, 5410 Marina Drive, disorderly intoxication. A 33-year-old intoxicated man was arrested after arguing and pushing the manager, who had told him to leave the bar. The man was yelling at the manager and others outside the bar when Holmes Beach police arrived. An officer attempted to take the man into custody but, he pulled away, so the officer directed him to the ground. The man was handcuffed and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Jan. 15, 4200 block of Gulf Drive, suspicious circumstances. The door to a woman’s vehicle was found open as she left for work. The woman reported items had been moved inside her vehicle. Nothing was missing and no damage caused. She told officers she heard doors closing about an hour earlier. Officers checked vehicles in the area and did not observe any other disturbances.

Jan. 17, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, civil. Police responded to a family dispute over a lock placed on a bedroom door. Officers assisted with finding the key.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 01-24-2018

Anna Maria

        Dec. 29, Island Charms, 501 Pine Ave., theft. Store personnel reported an unidentified person caught on video stealing a cigar cutter valued at $135 from a display counter.

Jan. 4, 9700 Gulf Drive, confiscated property. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy stopped a driver for a traffic violation, leading to contraband confiscation. Eight grams of marijuana and paraphernalia were deposited for destruction.

Jan. 10, 700 block of North Shore Drive, information. A Waste Management truck struck a vehicle parked in a driveway, causing an estimated $1,000 in damage. The vehicle owner reported the incident to a Waste Management manager and was told the company would assume responsibility for the damage.

Jan. 14, 900 block of North Shore, assist. Five agencies were called at 10:40 p.m. to assist two men on a sailboat south of Rod & Reel Pier about 50 yards from shore after the vessel broke anchor in choppy waters. The sheriff’s office assisted the men as they secured the boat in the dark. Also called were the U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, West Manatee Fire Rescue and Bradenton Beach police. The two men told law enforcement they would remain on the boat until the morning and call 911 if they needed help.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 16, La Costa condos, stolen bike. A Trek bicycle valued at $476 was reported stolen. The owner found the bicycle gone and a lock on the ground the morning after he’d left the bike in a rack.

Bradenton Beach is policed by Bradenton Beach Police Department.

Cortez

Jan. 4, 4400 block of 115th Street West, battery. A male aggressor pushed a 47-year-old man off his bicycle, struck him several times and threatened to kill the man. MCSO issued a request to the state attorney for the aggressor’s arrest.

Jan. 9, 119th Street and Cortez Road West, confiscated property. A deputy observed a white Mitsubishi traveling west, checked its registration and stopped the motorist for driving with an improper tag, and also found the driver’s license was suspended. The license and tag were seized.

        Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 7, 300 block of 61st Street, trespass. Police responded to a call about an assault and found a woman in the yard. The woman told officers she was living with the owner, who had invited another man over, and all three were drinking at a fire pit when a verbal dispute turned physical. The man allegedly shoved the woman to the ground and the woman reportedly punched the man in the face. Waivers of prosecution were signed. The visitor was issued a trespass warning.

Jan. 10, 500 block of 74th Street, suspicious circumstance. Holmes Beach police received a report of a man removing his gun from his residence. Officers checked the area, the man returned and told police he’d been drinking. The officer took the gun for safekeeping.

Jan. 11, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, alcohol. A woman with a Styrofoam cup of wine was cited for violating the city ordinance against possessing alcohol on the street. The vehicle she’d been driving ran out of gas. Police also issued her tickets for expired vehicle registration and parking on the sidewalk. Her vehicle was towed.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

 

Island police blotter – 01-17-2018

Anna Maria

Jan.1, 500 block of South Bay Boulevard, suspicious behavior. An older woman reported her doorbell rang between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., while she was sleeping. Later she found two business cards from Tampa companies for spiritual readings and consultation on her porch and called police. Officers took the cards.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Dec. 26, 2600 block of Gulf Drive S., aggravated battery. A couple on the way to dinner got into an argument and the man smacked the woman’s cellphone away. The man stopped the car and the woman exited and then was struck by the car, causing injury. When the man stopped the car to check on her, the woman got into the car and left the scene. The suspect was arrested for aggravated battery.

Jan. 4, 100 block of Gulf Drive South., trespass warning. A Circle K employee flagged down an officer and said a man sitting on the bench at the store had been trespassed from the property. No prior trespass was found. The employee requested a trespass warning, which was issued to the man.

Jan. 5, 100 block of Highland Avenue, felony burglary. A property owner doing a renovation said four power tools, valued at $950 and stored at the building, were stolen overnight. Officers determined the lock on the door was not working and there were no signs of forced entry.

Jan. 8, 120 Bridge St., Drift In, trespass warning. A man was beating on the door of the Drift In after being asked to leave at closing time. The man had walked into the bar and started punching another man. The aggressor was pushed outside by staff and the door was locked. Officers stated the man was belligerent when they found him in the parking lot and trespassed him from the property.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 28, 6300 block of Marina Drive, driving on a suspended/revoked license, third or more offense. An officer observed a truck on Palm Drive and stopped the male driver on Marina Drive. He was not wearing a seatbelt, lacked identification or a driver’s license and said the truck belonged to his boss. The driver had a suspended/revoked license two times prior and failures to appear/pay charges. He was taken to the Manatee County jail and the vehicle was towed.

Dec. 29, 600 block of Manatee Avenue West, trespass warning. The CVS pharmacy manager reported a man stole beer, left the store and was attempting to board a trolley. Officers spoke to the man, who offered to pay for the beer. CVS declined to press charges but requested a trespass warning. The man left the area on foot.

Dec. 30, 4700 block of Gulf Drive, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, driving on a suspended license and failure to prove registration. A woman was stopped on Gulf Drive and the officer observed the odor of marijuana. The woman could not provide a vehicle registration and had a suspended driver’s license. Officers found 12.6 grams of marijuana in her purse and several burnt marijuana cigarettes in the vehicle. The car was towed, and the cannabis was placed in the HBPD evidence locker. The woman was cited and released.

Jan. 5, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, possession of controlled substances and paraphernalia. Police were called to the Publix Super Market following a disturbance in the store, and located a man and woman screaming in the parking lot. The two presented IDs and consented to a search. Officers found Xanax, clonazepam, 0.2 grams of cocaine, as well as a syringe, glass pipe, spoon and a brownish substance that tested positive for heroin. The pair was taken to HBPD and then transported to the Manatee County jail by the MCSO.

Jan. 8, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, battery. Two 12-year- old females told officers a man followed them after they exited the trolley near the Walgreens. The man followed them when they turned and he grabbed one of their shirts when they began to run away. The girls fled into Walgreens and contacted a parent, who arrived and took them to HBPD. Officers located the man, who was first taken into custody but released, pending further investigation and a review of video surveillance from the store.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.