Tag Archives: Streetlife

Island police blotter – 03-15-2017

Anna Maria

Feb. 26, 501 Pine Ave., found property. A gold ring was left on a jewelry counter by a woman who had tried on rings at the specialty store. The clerk gave the ring to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

March 3, 135 Bridge St., towed vehicle. A blue scooter in front of the Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar with an incorrect tag was towed.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

March 3, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A beach bag containing car keys and clothes left near a blanket was taken. Holmes Beach police found the bag near the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe with the help of a Manatee County maintenance worker and the owner retrieved it.

March 4, 5300 Gulf Drive, alcohol violation. Holmes Beach police observed an 18-year-old woman possessing an open can of beer and cited her for consuming alcohol in public against a city ordinance.

March 4, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol violation. A 30-year-old male was cited for violating the city ordinance against public alcohol consumption after he was observed with beer bottles around him and drinking beer from a cup.

March 4, The Doctor’s Office, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Unit B, noise. A police officer warned the manager for letting noise out of the bar. The bar’s front door had been propped open.

March 5, 500 block of 56th Street, suspicious circumstances. HBPD responded to a vandalism complaint and found an SUV with a broken window. The officer was unable to determine how the damage occurred.

March 5, 7400 block of Gulf Drive on the beach, alcohol violation. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies on an ATV patrol advised an HBPD officer that they’d observed a 20-year-old man consuming alcohol on the beach. HBPD cited the man for an ordinance violation.

March 7, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol violation. Two Holmes Beach officers observed three men pour cans of beer into cups. The officers explained the city ordinance against consuming alcohol on the beach and issued citations.

March 7, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol violation. Police observed two men walking from the volleyball court to the lifeguard stand. They were informed of alcohol violations and issued citations. The beer went in the trash.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 03-08-2017

Anna Maria

Feb. 15, 300 block of Magnolia Avenue, runaway, domestic battery. A parent reported a juvenile slapped a sibling, leaving marks, then fled before police arrived. Later that day, the juvenile was arrested in the 4700 block of Gulf Drive North in Holmes Beach and transported to a Manatee County juvenile booking facility.

Feb. 21, 600 block of North Bay Boulevard, suspicious circumstances. A man booked a vacation rental for a three-night stay but, when he arrived, he determined year-round residents occupied the residence. A report was filed.

Feb. 23, 100 block of Pelican Drive, suspicious circumstances. A woman reported her car window broken.

Feb. 24, 100 block of North Bay Boulevard, criminal mischief. An unknown person “intentionally and maliciously” caused $40 in damages to a public structure.

Feb. 25, 200 block of Iris Street, domestic disturbance. A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a reported dispute between a man and woman. The deputy saw no signs of physical violence. MCSO was again called to the residence Feb. 28 for the same issue. Again, no physical violence was reported.

Feb. 26, 100 S. Bay Blvd., City Pier Restaurant, suspicious circumstances. A man ran a $149.95 tab in food and drink, asked the server for a “blunt” and offered $71 for his check. The man allegedly said he would be back the next day to pay his tab.

March 1, 10005 Gulf Drive, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Anna Maria, lost tage. A man reported the tag missing from his trailer and said it might have fallen off when he loaded his boat from the water to the trailer.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Feb. 26, 900 Gulf Drive N., Gulf Drive Cafe, battery arrest. A man was apprehended after he reportedly became aggressive and attacked another man and a woman at the restaurant. The suspect was taken for processing to the BBPD, where he became belligerent and the attending officers used pepper spray. The man was transported to Manatee County jail.

Feb. 27, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, bike theft. The complainant reported he left his bike unattended while he used the restroom. He said the bike was valued at $200.

Feb. 28, 2500 block of Avenue B, grand theft. A man reported a pressure washer, air compressor and Troy-Bilt generator missing from his back porch. The total value reported for the missing items is $725.

March 1, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Silver Surf Inn. A woman reported $300 missing from her wallet while it was left in her hotel room. According to the desk clerk, no staff entered the room during the time the woman was gone.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Feb. 20, 3600 block of 117th Street West, dog bite. A woman reported a dog bit her while she was sitting on her porch. She declined emergency medical service, but filed a report.

Feb. 21, 4400 block of 119th Street West, found property. Following the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, a person approached an off-duty officer and turned in a black LiftMaster garage-door opener with one button.

Feb. 24, 4400 block of 125th Street West, domestic disturbance. An officer responded to a reported verbal dispute between a man and a woman. The officer determined the dispute was not physical. However, the woman was arrested on an unrelated warrant.

Feb. 26, 3800 block of 117th Street West, battery. A woman reported an argument with her husband turned physical when he screamed in her face and pushed her. The man had left the residence when the officer arrived and a capias request was completed.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 26, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, marijuana possession and paraphernalia. A female driver was stopped by an officer for not wearing her seatbelt. The officer determined she had a lighted marijuana cigarette in the vehicle, as well as 3.7 grams of loose marijuana, rolling papers, a grinder and a pipe. The officer issued the woman a safety-belt citation and a notice to appear in court for drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana under 20 grams.

Feb. 26, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, alcohol violation. A lifeguard reported two women consuming alcoholic beverages by the volleyball courts. The officer issued ordinance violations to both women.

March 1, 52nd Street beach access, alcohol violation. Found with beers on the beach, an 18-year-old and two juveniles were cited for violating a city ordinance.

March 1, 6504 Gulf Drive, White Sands Beach Resort, fraud. A man checked into a room and left the next morning without paying for his stay.

March 2, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, theft. A woman left her beach bag on the beach while she and a friend took a walk. It was missing when she returned. The bag was later found, contents intact, by a county employee near the concession stand. As of March 3, the bag was still unclaimed.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

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Island police blotter – 03-01-2017

Anna Maria

Feb. 11, 200 block of North Shore Drive, confiscated property. An expired driver’s license was confiscated from a motorist after a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy stopped and warned the man for a traffic infraction.

Feb. 19, 100 block of Cedar Avenue, domestic battery. A woman reported a man pushed her, causing her to fall. The man was arrested.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Feb. 20, Cortez and Gulf Drive, traffic arrest. A Sarasota woman driving west on Cortez Road West drove off the road, onto the sidewalk and around traffic on her way to Bradenton Beach. A 911 caller alerted police, saying the driver also was throwing bottles onto the road. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office sent a helicopter unit. The motorist crossed the Cortez Bridge at about 2 p.m. when a Bradenton Beach police officer stopped her vehicle and asked her if she knew she was driving on the rim of a flat tire. The woman did not reply. Police determined her license was suspended in August 2016 and arrested her for driving on a suspended license. She was transported to Manatee County jail. MCSO declined to press charges for offenses in its jurisdiction.

Feb. 15, Circle K, 100 Gulf Drive S., trespass after warning. A Bradenton Beach police officer watched a 51-year-old man enter the store, where he’d been trespassed a couple of days earlier. The man was transported to Manatee County jail. At his first court appearance the same day, he pleaded no-contest and was sentenced to six months probation and 25 hours of community service.

Feb. 13, Anna Maria Island Club, 2600 Gulf Drive N., grand theft. Fifteen metal roof panels were stolen off a parked trailer. A witness reported seeing a man take bundles of roof panels from the trailer to his red Ford truck and leave. The panels, purchased by the association, were valued at $5,000. An officer radioed MCSO and Holmes Beach police to be on the lookout for the truck.

Feb. 11, Circle K, 100 Gulf Drive S., trespass. A 51-year-old man was trespassed after he took food from the shelves and began eating in the back of the store. Asked to pay for the food, he went to the counter, but had no money. Another customer paid his bill.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Feb. 10, 3900 block of 115th Street Court West, theft. Two bicycles were reported stolen from outside a residence.

Feb. 12, Tyler’s Ice Cream, 11904 Cortez Road W., domestic disturbance. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy responded to a call about a disturbance and interviewed the people involved. The deputy determined no crime occurred.

Feb. 13, Seafood Shack, 4110 127 St. W., theft. The Waves Boat & Social Club reported a trailer tag stolen. An MCSO deputy entered the tag number into a law enforcement database.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 17, 200 block of North Harbor Drive, suspicious circumstances. A 30-foot Grady-White boat was reported adrift behind Anna Maria Elementary School. Holmes Beach police attempted to contact its owners and then towed the boat to the residence, where a neighbor said it had been docked. Police raised the boat out of the water with a lift at the dock.

Feb. 17, 600 block of Emerald Lane, theft. A woman told police someone took a boatlift cover from her dock Feb. 16-17.

Feb. 20, 52nd Street beach access, alcohol violation. Found with beers on the beach, an 18-year-old and a juvenile were cited for violating a city ordinance.

Feb. 20, Jessie’s Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, theft. Two 17-year-olds were caught stealing a can of Mike’s Hard Lemonade. When the clerk asked them to put the can back, they attempted to run from the store. The clerk detained them until a Holmes Beach police officer arrived. The officer asked why they took the item and, according to the report, the males replied they wanted “a good day on the beach.” They were handcuffed to prevent them from running, taken to the station and released to their parents.

Feb. 21, 4500 block on the beach, vehicle-on-beach violation. An 18-year-old Bradenton man was cited for violating a city ordinance that prohibits driving on the beach. The man told the officer he thought it was OK to drive his 2004 Jeep on the beach.

Feb. 21, 200 block of 69th Street, noise. A neighbor called police complaining he couldn’t sleep. The responding officer issued a citation to a renter after hearing loud music and talk at about 10:30 p.m. While issuing the citation, the officer noted that the noise ceased.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 02-22-2017

Anna Maria

No reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Feb. 13, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive N., battery. Bradenton Beach police arrested a 37-year-old Bradenton woman who fled after she pulled the hair and scratched the neck of a woman while in the back seat of a parked vehicle. A witness told police the woman was upset about a Facebook post. Officers found the suspect a block north, waiting for a trolley.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 3, 5500 block of Gulf Drive, theft. Two chairs and a table valued at $1,200 were reported stolen from the outdoor deck of a rental home. Police believe they were taken sometime after Jan. 27.

Feb. 3, 500 block of Manatee Ave., criminal mischief. A Holmes Beach police officer was driving eastbound when he noticed a Honda CRV disabled on the roadside. The officer also heard something hit his police truck and observed glass in the road. The officer stopped and spoke to a couple from Illinois who’d been traveling in the CRV. The pair said they were shaken but OK after a rock shattered a window in the vehicle. The rock was found in the westbound lane.

Feb. 3, 4000 block of Fifth Avenue, trespass. An unauthorized entry into a rental home was reported by a rental agent. Two backpacks, two bikes, a marijuana pipe, snacks, a school identification card and two pairs of shoes were left behind. The property was seized. Fingerprints were collected.

Feb. 3, 400 block of 72nd St., disturbance. After police were dispatched, an officer met with an intoxicated man who told police he and his wife argued about someone staying at their house. The man said his wife had left with the dogs.

Feb. 16, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, bicycle theft. A woman reported to police she left her lavender Beach Cruiser unlocked at noon Feb. 14 behind Publix Super Market. When she returned for the bike an hour later, it was gone.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 02-15-2017

Anna Maria

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

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

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

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

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

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

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

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

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

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

No reports.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 02-08-2017

Anna Maria

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

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

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

      Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

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

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

      Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

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

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

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 02-01-2017

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

Anna Maria

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

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

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

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

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

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

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

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 01-25-2017

Anna Maria

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

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

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

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

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

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

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

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

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

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

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

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

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

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

        Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 01-18-2017

Anna Maria

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

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

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

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

Bradenton Beach

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

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

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

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

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

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

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 01-11-2017

Anna Maria

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

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

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

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

Bradenton Beach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

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

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

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

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

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

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

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

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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