Jan. 22, 100 S. Bay Blvd., City Pier Restaurant, grand theft. Someone entered a locked safe with an easily accessible key and reportedly removed more than $1,000 during operating hours.
Jan. 18, 1007 Gulf Drive N., Summer Sands Resort, theft. A bike left at a bike rack was reportedly stolen.
Jan. 19, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, trespass. A man was arrested for trespassing on the property after having already received a warning.
Jan. 19, 101 22nd St. N., Tropic Isle Inn, grand theft. The owner reported that a former employee stole money. According to the report, the employee allegedly charged a guest a lower rate for paying in cash and then kept the cash.
Jan. 20, 118 Bridge St., Sports Lounge, battery. A man reported a woman for grabbing him by the neck and scratching him. He filed allegations that she has been abusive towards him. The woman told police she approached the man believing he stole a necklace from her and filed her own report, accusing him of grand theft.
Jan. 21, 200 block of 84th Street, battery. A woman reported that her husband choked and slapped her during an argument over finances. The husband told police he did so in response to his wife throwing a computer mouse at him and shutting the laptop computer closed on his hands while he was typing. The man was arrested.
Jan. 23, 200 block of South Harbor Drive, disturbance. A woman reported that her husband hit her on the side of the face with a large wooden bowl, unprovoked. According to the report, the man did not remember doing this when the police arrived at the scene. He has reportedly been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, but has no history of violent outbursts. Officers asked that the husband spend the night with his son until his doctor could be contacted.
Jan. 25, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn, trespass/escape. Officers responded to a report of a woman trespassing on the property after she had already been issued a warning. According to the report, she resisted arrest and attempted to harm herself by hitting her head against the patrol car door several times. She was subdued with pepper spray. According to the report, while enroute to Port Manatee Jail, the woman pulled her arms under her legs so that her hands were cuffed in front of her body and when the officer slowed the vehicle in order to stop and recuff her hands, she kicked out the passenger door window, climbed out the window and ran. She was found in the mangroves in the 12300 block of Manatee Avenue. At this point she was transported to Blake Medical Center under the Baker Act.