Dec. 2, 5100 block of Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, disturbance. Deputies assisted with a disturbance between a boyfriend and girlfriend. The woman stated the man had come to her workplace prior to business hours and they argued. She reported that he grabbed her address book on his way out and began ripping pages from it before she retrieved it.
Dec. 6, 300 block of 61st Street, Holmes Beach, assist other agency. A man reported finding some baseball cards scattered in his yard and was concerned they may have been stolen from another residence.
Dec. 6, 700 block of Jacaranda Boulevard, attempted burglary. According to the report, someone attempting to gain entry into the residence split the front door jam.
Nov. 29, 1500 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, warrant arrest. A man found sleeping on a park bench was arrested on a Manatee County warrant for violation of probation.
Dec. 1, 100 block of Bridge Street, drug arrest. Wayne Hill, 23, of St. Petersburg, and Joseph Thomas, 19, of Bradenton, were arrested on drug possession charges. According to the report, a patrol officer witnessed the two men make an exchange within a parked vehicle that appeared to be a drug transaction. When the officer approached the vehicle, he reportedly found cocaine on the passenger seat. Hill admitted he had just purchased cocaine from Thomas and was arrested for possession of cocaine. While searching Thomas, the officer found two plastic bags containing cocaine. A digital scale and marijuana were also retrieved from the vehicle. Thomas was charged with possession of marijuana and sale of cocaine.
Dec. 2, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, trespass warning. Officers responded to a disturbance. A woman reportedly had an argument with the clerk and knocked over a trashcan in front of the store as she left. The clerk requested the woman receive a trespass warning.
Dec. 3, 1700 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Park, loitering and prowling. While patrolling the beach, the officer saw a man and woman at the top of a lifeguard stand. The subjects were then seen trying to conceal themselves in nearby bushes. Both subjects were arrested.
Dec. 4, 700 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, traffic arrest. A vehicle was stopped due to the loud volume of its stereo. The driver was arrested for not having a driver’s license.
Dec. 4, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, trespass warning. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person who had locked himself in the store bathroom and would not leave. A trespass warning was issued.
Dec. 6, 2600 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach, burglary. An attempt was reportedly made to forcibly gain entry to a lifeguard stand.
Dec. 1, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, theft. A woman reported the theft of her purse. According to the report, the purse was in the woman’s cart and the store video tape showed a suspect snatch the purse while the woman ordered items from the deli counter. According to the report, the purse was found discarded elsewhere in the store.
Dec. 2, 500 block of 70th Street, burglary. A woman reported several items stolen from her home, including her medication, jewelry and a digital camera.
Dec. 2, 700 block of Manatee Avenue West, driver’s license. A man was issued a traffic citation for driving with an expired license.
Dec. 3, 7700 block of Palm Drive, trespass. A man requested a trespass warning be issued to a friend with whom he had been fighting.
Dec. 5, 100 block of 81st Street, burglary. A woman reported a checkbook and an extra key for her van stolen from her home.
Dec. 5, 3200 E. Bay Drive, Shells restaurant, criminal mischief. A man reported that the windshield of his parked vehicle had been broken.
Dec. 6, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, traffic arrest. A driver was cited for not wearing a seatbelt, no proof of insurance and driving with a suspended license. The driver was also given a verbal warning for speeding and not having the vehicle properly registered.
Dec. 6, 5900 block of Marina Drive, Baker Act. A man was taken into custody under a court-ordered Baker Act.