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Island police blotter – 05-31-2017

Anna Maria

May 5, 100 block of Tern Avenue, curfew. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy, checking on a juvenile not in school, learned the youth’s father did not know the whereabouts of his son.

May 7, 200 block of Pine Avenue, battery. Drinks that were thrown from a moving vehicle struck a woman’s back. No injuries were reported.

May 12, Bortell’s Lounge, 10002 Gulf Drive, domestic disturbance. A man and woman argued about a friend. The man was transported to Bridge Street after the bar manager called police.

May 12, 200 block of Willow Avenue, information. A bumper sticker, stating “Greed is destroying AMI one monstrosity at a time,” was placed on a construction sign.

May 13, 400 block South Bay Boulevard, open windows/doors. Responding to a call about a possible burglary, deputies found a door and several windows unsecured. It was determined later the unit was intentionally left open because the air conditioning was not working.

May 17, 100 block of Park Avenue/beach access, criminal mischief. People dragged a bench to the water’s edge, sat on it and fled.

May 20, 500 block of Kumquat, domestic disturbance. A man told a woman told to leave because his mother was expected. They argued, an MCSO deputy arrived and the woman agreed to leave.

May 23, 200 block of Iris, domestic disturbance. Dispatched to a disturbance, the deputy met with a husband and wife arguing and determined the disagreement was not physical.

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

Bradenton Beach

May 19, 400 block of Second Street, fraud. A woman reported more than $800 in fraudulent transactions had posted to her credit cards.

May 20, 135 Bridge St., theft. A 1997 Nissan outboard motor valued at $900 and a $15 gas can were reported stolen off a dinghy.

May 21, Oma’s Pizza & Restaurant, 201 Gulf Drive, N., theft. A manager reported a pizza delivery driver took $300 after making deliveries the night before. BBPD requested a warrant for the man’s arrest.

May 23, Herb Dolan Park, 100 25th St. N., recovered vehicle. An anonymous caller led the Bradenton Beach police to a 2011 Nissan Altima left in the parking lot with its windows open. A BBPD officer determined it had been stolen out of Sarasota County. The car was towed after it was fingerprinted and a cup and two towels seized.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.

Cortez

May 22, 3900 block of 116th Street Court, burglary. Electronics, including a TV, were stolen.

May 22, 4400 block of 123rd Street, Baker Act. An MCSO deputy responded to a man having hallucinations. He was taken to a treatment facility.

 

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

May 20, 200 block of 64th Street, noise ordinance violation. At about 1:30 a.m., an officer responded to a noise complaint and found several people playing pingpong in a garage. The owner of the rental property was contacted and cited.

May 21, 100 block of 53rd Street, alcohol. An officer responded to a report of two males drinking and tossing glass bottles in the water from the beach. Both were cited for alcohol violations. The bottles were removed and put into the trash.

May 21, 200 block of 54th Street, battery. A man acknowledged he shoved his father into the refrigerator and previously pushed his sister. Family members signed affidavits, stating the man had substance abuse and anger issues due to post-traumatic stress disorder. He was placed under arrest and transported to Manatee County jail.

May 21, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, construction violation.
Code enforcement shut down a construction site for starting work before 7 a.m. All workers at the site were issued citations for violating the stop-work order.

May 21, 500 block of 69th Street, lost property. A man reported a dinghy missing from his dock but located it several hours later.

May 21, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, larceny theft. A man reported chair cushions valued at $700 were stolen from his patio.

May 22, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, vehicle.
A Holmes Beach police officer noticed a tag on a vehicle hanging by one screw. The officer stopped the motorist and determined the tag was not registered to the vehicle. During a check of the car, an open beer was found on the front floorboard. The driver was charged with three misdemeanors and an open-container violation. The tag was confiscated and the car was towed.

May 22, 3300 block of Gulf Drive, noise ordinance violation. Just after 10 p.m., a noise citation was issued for a loud party.May 23, 200

May 23, 200 block of 30th Street, driver’s license. A driver stopped for an expired tag did not have a driver’s license and was issued a summons to appear in court.

Holmes Beach is policed by the Holmes Beach Police Department

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 05-24-2017

Anna Maria

No new reports.

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

Bradenton Beach

May 12, Pines Trailer Park, 30 block of Laverne Drive, disturbance. Responding to a call, a Bradenton Beach police officer found an intoxicated man walking down the street. He told the officer he was locked out of his home. A woman at his residence told the officer the man wouldn’t leave her alone so she could go to bed.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.

Cortez

April 28, Sunny Shores, 3600 block of 117th Street West, trespass warning. After an argument, a man asked a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy to help him trespass his girlfriend from Ohio. She was issued a warning and transported elsewhere.

April 30, Cortez Trailer Park, 12500 block of Cortez Road, trespass warning. An intoxicated Bradenton man, sitting on bench near a “residents only” sign, was issued a trespass warning at the request of a homeowners representative.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

May 9, Manatee Public Beach, disorderly intoxication. A Bradenton man was arrested after a volleyball player told police he had threatened him and people in his party. Holmes Beach police gave the man a breath test, which measured 0.227, and arrested him with 21 cans of beer.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 05-17-2017

Anna Maria

April 29, Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, domestic disturbance. A woman reported to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office her ex-boyfriend was tracking her whereabouts.

April 30, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., trespass. Three men were found sleeping in a vehicle and issued trespass warnings.

April 30, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd, drug paraphernalia. While on beach patrol, a deputy found a grinder, rolling papers, glass pipe, cigarette cutter and a small amount of marijuana. The items were held for destruction by the MCSO.

May 3, 600 block of North Bay Boulevard, Baker Act. An officer was summoned to a home where a woman was threatening to harm herself.

May 4, 200 block of Pine Avenue, theft. A piece of artwork was removed overnight from the front of a residence.

May 6, Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, open door. The door at the theater was found open overnight by officers on routine patrol. The building was searched and the door was secured.

May 8, 200 block of Willow Avenue, burglary. A woman alerted a deputy on patrol two unlocked cars on her property were entered during the night.

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

 

Bradenton Beach

May 3, Cortez Beach, 900 Gulf Drive S., marijuana/paraphernalia. Eight grams of marijuana and paraphernalia, including glass pipes and a grinder, were turned over to Bradenton Beach police by the occupants of a parked vehicle after an officer spotted the vehicle with an open door. The officer noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, searched the vehicle and found no other contraband. The driver signed a statement acknowledging the marijuana was in his possession and the officer issued him a notice to appear in court.

May 6, 2200 block of Avenue A, burglary. A woman came home from work to find the door to her apartment ajar and the door frame and lock damaged. The woman’s dog was home at the time. Nothing was reported missing. Fingerprints were taken.

May 9, Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar, 135 Bridge St., Marchman Act. Responding to a call for a fall, an officer found an extremely intoxicated man. After unsuccessful attempts to locate a friend to help the man, the officer took the man into custody for his safety. The man was transported to a mental health facility.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.

Cortez

April 22, Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St., missing person. A father called MCSO to report an adult son missing from Boca Raton. He was last seen at the restaurant in shorts and flip-flops.

April 25, 3700 block of 116th Street West, Sunny Shores, domestic battery. A pregnant woman reported a man pushed her neck, causing her to fall and hit her head on a glass table. The man left the scene.

April 28, 3600 block of 117th Street West, Sunny Shores, domestic disturbance. MCSO responded to a call about two people arguing. They told the officer the argument did not turn physical and the officer observed no signs of violence.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

May 4, 6000 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. A Sarasota man was arrested following an outburst while working at a house. The man became irate and kicked and punched the house gutter, causing damage. The owner of the company who’d hired the worker also reported the man threw a company cellphone on the pavement, damaging it. He was transported to Manatee County jail and released on $620 bond.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 05-03-2017

Anna Maria

April 11, Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., domestic disturbance. Using a GPS phone-tracking application, a man surmised his girlfriend was not at work as she’d told him. The man went to her workplace and the two argued, but it did not turn physical. They left together on the trolley.

April 14, Bayfront Park, 202 N. Bay Blvd., larceny. An unknown person took $3 off a table.

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

 

Bradenton Beach

April 23, 2100 block of Avenue B, theft. A 55-inch flat-screen TV was stolen and a pool pump was broken in a rental property. The loss was estimated at $1,300.

April 24, 400 Gulf Drive, leaving scene. At about midnight, a Bradenton motorist crashed into a tree. The driver and a passenger ran away from an accident. Police found them hiding in a backyard in the 100 block of Third Street. The unlicensed driver gave police a sworn statement he crashed his mother’s 1995 BMW into a tree and was advised by others to run. According to his statement, he made a “poor decision.”

April 26, North Coquina Park Boat Ramp, 1400 Gulf Drive S., stolen tag. A woman who left her vehicle and went kayaking came back to find her license plate stolen. The bolts were found on the ground behind the vehicle.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.

Cortez

April 11, 3800 block of 115th Street Court West, found property. A caller found a bicycle on the road, picked it up and put it next to a tree. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy responded and looked for its owner, but was unsuccessful. The bicycle was taken to an MCSO property locker.

April 14, 11600 block of 36th Avenue West, battery. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance. A woman alleged a man slapped her, causing her to fall and hit her head. The man denied the allegation, saying the woman fell off a bench. The man was arrested.

April 14, Seafood Shack, defrauding innkeeper. A man docked his boat overnight and left without paying the $50 fee to the dock master.

April 15, on Sarasota Bay at 127th and 129th streets, suspicious incident. A man and woman were reported cutting through yards in the neighborhood. A pressure washer was found on the shore, processed for fingerprints and taken by MCSO to a property locker.

April 17, on Sarasota Bay at 127th and 129th streets, suspicious incident. An anonymous caller told police a man and a woman from an nearshore anchored boat loaded a dingy with items, including a bicycle trailer.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

April 20, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, probation violation/marijuana possession/child abuse. Stopped for speeding, a 21-year-old Sarasota man was arrested for violating his probation and misdemeanor marijuana possession and child abuse. Holmes Beach police found alcohol and 3.7 grams of marijuana in the vehicle and determined one of two minors in the backseat had been drinking from the man’s bottle of rum. The minors were released to their parents. The man also was ticketed for open container.

April 22, 100 block of 52nd Street, theft. An owner reported her iPhone and case stolen from her bag while she went swimming. The phone and case were valued at $1,120.

April 25, 5300 block of Marina Drive, theft. A bicycle, valued at $500, was stolen after having been retrieved from a theft five days earlier. It had been locked behind the hardware store.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 04-26-2017

Anna Maria

April 2, Bayfront Park, 316 North Bay Blvd., trespass. A man and woman sleeping on a beach were trespassed upon an affidavit signed by the director of the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources. The sheriff’s deputy determined the pair had no such prior warnings. They left the park.

April 7, Palm Avenue and Gulf Boulevard, stolen/recovered property. Three bikes reported stolen were found and returned to their owners in less than an hour. They were found at 6300 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, at a place where other stolen bikes had been located.

April 12, 200 block of Iris Street, domestic disturbance. A couple argued about who would go shopping. A cup of tea was thrown. No injuries were reported.

April 17, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, graffiti. Graffiti was found on the building. It consisted of a few names, was not gang-related and was removed by pressure washing.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

April 1, 400 block of Second Street North, public urination. A couple reported a man who lives on a boat in the anchorage area came ashore, urinated in Sarasota Bay and rode away on a bicycle. Bradenton Beach Police Department sent a request to the prosecutor to review the case.

April 11, Coquina Beach/Cortez Beach, trespass. Officers found a 69-year-old woman sleeping next to a bus stop at 1 a.m. The officers told her to leave because the park closed at midnight, but she ignored the officers. BBPD called emergency medical services to determine if she was having a medical issue. She refused treatment. A female sheriff’s deputy was called to search the woman and she was transported to Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

April 5, 127th and 128th streets and Sarasota Bay, suspicious circumstances. A neighbor reported seeing vehicles park by the bay and a woman taking pictures. The neighbor checked the shoreline and found a Visine bottle with clear liquid she thought to be heroin. Suspecting drug activity, the neighbor took photos of the vehicles and gave the photos and Visine to the sheriff. The MCSO reported the substance in the bottle did not appear to be heroin. The bottle was emptied and placed into an evidence locker.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

April 18, 200 block of 72nd Street, noise. Holmes Beach police issued a noise citation after midnight to a 45-year-old visitor from New York after two people complained about the noise level. An officer responded, heard loud talking, music and laughing and measured the noise level at 55-67 decibels.

April 18, 300 block of 60th Street, Baker Act. A woman was found throwing furniture from a balcony. Her son reported she had destroyed his property after cutting herself. EMS checked her after she faked passing out. She was taken into custody.

April 19, D.Coy Ducks Tavern, 5410 Marina Drive, Marchman Act. Police found a woman passed out in a booth. Officers were unable to wake her due to extreme intoxication. She was taken into custody and transported to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 04-19-2017

Anna Maria

March 31, 700 block of North Shore Drive, suspicious incident. Wooden boards were found atop a chair that had been moved behind a residence. Police reported it looked like a makeshift ladder. No entry was made to the second-floor balcony.

April 1, 100 block of South Bay Boulevard, theft. While parked at the city pier, a motorist reported the tag was taken off a vehicle.

April 2, 300 block of Pine Avenue, underage alcohol possession. Deputies responded to a complaint of a man sitting in a vehicle with its engine running and found a man with slurred speech, several bottles of alcohol and a substance suspected to be marijuana. He was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

April 3, North Shore Drive and North Bay Boulevard, theft. A rented beach cruiser bicycle valued at $100 was stolen from the beach access.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

No reports available.

Cortez

April 1, 12000 block of Cortez Road West, information. As a woman put her vehicle in park, a child on a bicycle ran into her fender. The child appeared unhurt and rode off. The vehicle dent was 4-inches long.

April 2, Holiday Cove RV Resort, 11900 Cortez Road, battery. A couple who had been drinking began arguing. The woman struck the man in the face. A deputy arrested the woman and transported her to jail. She was assigned a $500 bond.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

April 6, 3900 E. Bay Drive, transit-fare evasion. A man took a taxi from Sarasota to Holmes Beach. He failed to pay the driver on arrival at Publix Super Market. The taxi driver called police after the man told the driver he had $8 cash. The fare was $80.

April 9, 400 block of Manatee Avenue, driving on a suspended license/habitual traffic offender. After calling in a suspicious tag, Holmes Beach Police Officer Mike Pilato stopped the vehicle. The attached tag was not assigned to the auto, the sticker had been altered and the driver had 22 prior suspensions and was deemed a habitual traffic offender in April 2016. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Manatee County jail and assigned a $1,500 bond.

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

Island police blotter – 04-12-2017

Anna Maria

March 23, 100 block of Willow Avenue, theft. Thirteen straps belonging to the city were removed from trees. They were valued at $190.

March 25, Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., found property. A black leather purse containing two cellphones and cash was turned into the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. The purse also contained a utility bill. Deputies attempted to track the owner using the address on the bill but were unsuccessful. The items were secured in an MCSO locker.

March 29, near drowning. A 2-year old was found underwater in a Jacuzzi. The child was reported as breathing, alert and conscious. EMS responded and transported the child to a medical center.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

March 29, 1900 block of Gulf Drive South, Marchman Act. Dispatched to a suspicious person call, a Bradenton Beach police officer found a woman passed out next to a pool. As an officer tried to wake her, she mumbled and kept passing out. EMS was called and cleared. The woman told an officer she didn’t know where she lived, used heroin and thought about hurting herself. The officer transported her to a mental health facility.

March 30, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., criminal mischief. Two tires were slashed on a trailer parked in front of the bar. The estimated damage was $200.

April 1, Cortez Road and Gulf Drive North, resisting arrest. Police responded to a report of a female jumping out into traffic. When officers arrived, they encountered a woman and man at the crest of the Cortez Bridge. The woman told police she was attempting to get a ride home. Police determined the man had an outstanding warrant from Illinois. When the man heard the radio report about the warrant, he attempted to jump from the bridge to the water. The officers pulled him back and a fight ensued. The man was arrested and taken to Manatee County jail.

April 2, Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar, 135 Bridge St., overdose. People on the street flagged down a Bradenton Beach police officer after a 27-year-old Bradenton man collapsed at the restaurant’s outdoor bar. Good Samaritans helped open the man’s air passage. EMS responded, determined it was an overdose and administered Narcan, reviving the man. EMS transported him to a medical center.

Cortez

March 27, 10200 block of 46th Avenue, fraud. A former Manatee County School District employee reported a fraudulent tax return was filed using his personal information. The school district reported a data breach involving numerous employees.

March 28, 4500 block of 124th Street, burglary. Three fishing rods and reels were stolen from a back porch.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

March 29, 300 block of 63rd Street, domestic battery. A couple’s argument turned physical when a man pushed food into a woman’s face. The woman said the chili oil from the food burned her eyes. The man allegedly pushed her into a shower and poured shampoo over her head. Holmes Beach police arrived and found a broken lamp, cuts on the man’s face and marks on the woman’s forehead. The man was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail. He was released on $1,000 bond.

March 30, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, aggravated assault. An Indiana man was arrested after another man reported an argument. The two argued over a bike. During the altercation, the victim reported the man pulled up his shirt and brandished a black gun. HBPD recovered an air pistol.

March 30, 5300 block of Marina Drive, theft. A handsaw, laser and battery charger were reported missing from a construction site.

March 31, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, animal bite. A woman reported a dog bit her while on a walk. She showed the officer four puncture wounds. The dog owner was alerted. Police observed a long tether and dog feces in the owner’s yard and confirmed the dog had been vaccinated for rabies in 2016. The officer referred the case to Manatee County Animal Services.

April 1, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A manager from the cafe reported a theft of $3,250 from the register in March.

April 2, 4400 block of Gulf Drive, trespassing/criminal mischief. Officers responded to a burglary in progress. A resident reported waking up due to noise on the roof and saw legs hanging outside a window. The resident called 911 and reported a man in his 20s climbing from the house into a tree. Police found screens were cut and a lock opened and looked for a second suspect. When police arrived, they arrested a 20-year-old found hiding nearby in bushes, but could not find a second suspect.

April 2, CVS, 611 Manatee Ave., trespass. A man was trespassed after a manager reported him harassing customers.

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

Island police blotter – 04-05-2017

Anna Maria

March 16, 10005 Gulf Drive, found property. A person turned in a pink money holder containing a large amount of cash. The property was secured by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        March 28, Bridgewalk Resort, 100 Bridge St., theft. A visitor reported $300 stolen from a wallet in a motel room the day before. Bradenton Beach police responded and reported no signs of forced entry.

March 28, 117 Bridge St., trespass. A man was issued a trespass warning after an officer saw him exit a van on a vacant lot in violation of a no-camping ordinance. The officer noted that the man twice had been warned a week earlier for the same infraction.

March 30, 20 block of Laverne Drive, disorderly conduct. A couple was yelling as they walked through Pines Trailer Park at about 1:30 a.m. Police responded to calls about the disturbance and found a woman laying naked in the street. She became combative when approached by police. The man threatened a male resident, cursing and lunging in his direction. A police officer pepper-sprayed the man. Officers arrested and transported the man and the woman to the Manatee County jail.

Cortez

        March 21, 11910 Cortez Road, Holiday Cove RV Park, theft. Unknown suspects took a 15-horsepower Tohatsu motor from a boat and carried it across a ditch, but were unable to lift it over a railing to the street. The motor was found near the ditch.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

March 24, Big Fish Realty, 5351 Gulf Drive, theft. Purple-and-white Adirondack-style chairs valued at $40 were reported stolen from the front patio.

March 24, 300 block of 68th Street, theft. A man reported his blue Huffy beach cruiser bicycle was stolen March 20 from his carport. He valued the bike at $150.

March 25, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, juvenile arrest. A Holmes Beach police officer on patrol observed two males in an illegally parked vehicle, the front passenger rolling a marijuana cigarette. The officer pulled up to the vehicle and observed the passenger weighing a bag of marijuana on a scale. Announcing his presence, the officer asked for identification. HBPD determined both males were juveniles and arrested the passenger for possessing marijuana, which weighed 25.5 grams. The officer also reported finding a substance resembling crack cocaine, which was sent to a lab for testing. The passenger was taken to a juvenile booking center. The other juvenile was released to his parent.

March 26, 3200 Gulf Drive and the beach, alcohol violation. Three men in their 20s were playing Frisbee near a supply of alcoholic cider and admitted to police they’d been drinking. They were issued citations for consuming alcohol in public against the city ordinance.

March 26, CVS, 611 Manatee Ave., theft. A man and woman attempted to purchase 13 items for $137.38 with a personal check. While store employees were advising the woman she needed to present identification, the man walked out of the store with the items. The woman told the employees she would get her ID from her car. Neither the man or woman returned. CVS determined the proffered check was on a closed account.

March 28, 5600 block of Holmes Boulevard, theft. A rented pink-and-blue beach cruiser bike, valued at $70, was reported stolen a day after it went missing.

March 29, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol violation. Police observed two women in their 20s drinking beer. Each was cited for violating the ordinance against public consumption of alcohol. The officer directed them to pour out the beer and place the cooler in their vehicle.

March 29, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol violation. A Bradenton couple in their 40s were cited for drinking beer.

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

Island police blotter – 03-29-2017

Anna Maria

March 9, 200 block of Chilson Avenue, fraud. A woman reported an unknown person filed a 2016 tax return using her personal information without permission. It was declined by a tax preparer because her employer, Manatee County School District, reported the employee information compromised.

March 14, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, lost property. A new watercraft left unsecured on the beach overnight was gone the next morning. The owner believes the tide washed it out to sea.

March 14, 200 block of Oak Avenue, car burglary. A female visitor from Michigan reported a can of Mace missing from her car.

March 16, 800 block of North Shore Drive, scheme to defraud. A visitor from Winchendon, Massachusetts, reported he was a victim of rental fraud.

March 16, 100 block of North Bay Boulevard, domestic disturbance. A man was arrested for battery after he slapped a family member in the face.

March 17, 500 block of Villa Rosa Way, battery. A man punched another man in the face, causing swelling and a possible broken nose after being bullied. The aggressor left the area but agreed to turn himself in the following morning after being contacted by phone.

March 17, 100 block of Peppertree Lane, burglary. A visitor from Canada reported two cars were entered overnight. A neighbor reported seeing car doors ajar. Items taken were not specified.

March 17, various locations, malicious mischief. Eight street signs in Anna Maria went missing. The damaged signs, valued at $220, were later found at Anna Maria City Hall and replaced by public works.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

March 11, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass. The manager approached an officer on foot patrol about a man scaring her inside the store. The manager issued him a trespass warning and the officer escorted him off the property.

March 12, 100 block of Gulf Drive South, battery on law enforcement. A Bradenton Beach officer responded to a woman yelling. She was warned to keep her distance from the officer but she poked him in the shoulder. She was arrested, continued to be verbally abusive and taken to jail.

March 19, 1500 block of Gulf Drive South, disorderly intoxication. A woman was walking in the middle of the road yelling at motorists. A police officer noticed an odor of alcohol on the woman and offered her a ride to Cortez. While transporting her, she became combative and kicked the squad door and window. The officer stopped the vehicle and the woman refused to exit the back seat. Several officers attempted to get the woman to the ground while she flailed. One officer pepper-sprayed her into compliance. She was arrested and transported to the BBPD and Manatee County jail.

March 22, 200 block of Bay Drive North, suspicious circumstances. Reports of self-mutilation and a domestic disturbance ended without a complaint. The man who called in the disturbance was not present when police responded. Police called him, but he refused to return to the residence. BBPD spoke to a woman, who told police the man was drunk, and he had gone to the bathroom, cut his face and then left the apartment on foot. The officer recommended the woman leave the apartment for the night to diffuse the situation.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

March 17, 12304 Cortez Road W., grand theft. A large glass float was stolen from outside the Sea Hagg.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

March 17, 400 block of 62nd Street, assault. A person overheard a next-door neighbor yelling at someone to leave the property and intervened. A scuffle ensued and the alleged aggressor fled the area in his car. No one filed charges.

March 18, 600 block of Manatee Avenue West, trespass warning. Holmes Beach police officers responded to CVS about shoplifting. While two officers reviewed the CCTV tape, two other officers located the suspect in front of Walgreens. The female subject was searched and no merchandise was found. She was issued a trespass warning from CVS as requested by the manager but refused to sign the records copy.

March 19, 5000 block of Marina Drive, battery. A woman accused another woman of shoving her against a vehicle during a verbal confrontation. Bruises and marks were photographed by officers and a request for an arrest warrant was issued.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 03-22-2017

Anna Maria

March 3, Sunrise Garden Resort, 512 Spring Ave., trespass/theft. Vacationers who arrived at their accommodation found an unknown woman in their unit. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy warned the woman for trespassing and asked the state attorney to issue a theft charge for the $200 value of the rental.

March 3, 200 block of Iris Street, domestic disturbance. A deputy responded to a report of physical violence. Though the pair acknowledged an argument, upon further questioning, the complaining party said no violence occurred.

March 5, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, burglary. A man reported an unknown person broke into an upstairs unit and took $1,112 of power tools, including air compressors and a nail gun.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

March 9, Sports Bar, 118 Bridge St., disorderly conduct. Bradenton Beach police responded to a report of a drunken person. When officers arrived, the doorman asked that a 17-year-old trying to enter the bar be trespassed. As police attempted the warning, the teen refused to cooperate, showed signs of impairment and became belligerent, striking handcuffed hands against a window in the squad. An officer pepper-sprayed her and transported her to Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton. The officer next attempted to book her at a juvenile facility, but because she threatened suicide, the facility refused to admit her. The officer invoked the Baker Act, took her into custody and transported her to a mental health facility.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

March 5, 12300 block of Cortez Road West, probation violation. A man was cited for violating a misdemeanor probation.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

March 11, 500 block of 71st Street, dog bite. A dog’s leash became entangled in a golf cart and, as the driver attempted to leave, the dog allegedly attacked him. Officers observed a bite on the man’s leg and advised the owners of the dog that Manatee County Animal Services would be notified.

March 12, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. Two men argued over a parking space at the Manatee Public Beach. When the man who parked in the spot returned several hours later, there were scratches on both sides of his car. The victim identified the suspect and provided two videos to police, a cellphone video of the threats made by the man and a security camera video showing the suspect scratching the car.

March 12, Publix Super Market, 3900 E. Bay Drive, trespass. A man observed attempting to steal meat fled the store. He was found at a nearby store. The Publix manager advised the man he could no longer enter Publix. A trespass warning was issued and the man left the area.

March 14, 2800 block of Gulf Drive, noise ordinance. Just after 1 a.m., a neighbor complained of loud music and voices. Officers responded, heard the noise from the street and issued the property owner a noise violation. The noisemaker apologized and the noise ceased.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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