Island police blotter – 08-16-2017

Anna Maria

No reports.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Aug. 2, 100 block of 12th Street North, domestic. Bradenton Beach police responded to a call about a man hitting a mirror on his wife’s vehicle. The man told police they had argued.

Aug. 5, Coquina Park, 2650 Gulf Drive S., theft. Upon returning from the beach, a woman found clothes she’d left in bag on a picnic table strewn in a bathhouse. An officer helped her search the area for her ID, credit cards and an iPod, but to no avail.

Aug. 6, Cortez Beach, 1000 Gulf Drive S., theft. A woman was sitting on the beach when a man approached her, took her bag and, when, confronted by a witness, the man ran off. The bag contained her cellphone and sandals. The witness identified the man from a photo lineup but an attempt to find him proved unsuccessful.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.


July 29, 12100 block of 45th Avenue, vehicle burglary. Various items were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

July 29, Haley’s Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, assist. Manatee County sheriff’s deputy helped track down a woman who had texted a friend that she intended to kill herself. Police found the woman unconscious and EMS transported her to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

Aug. 3, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard, theft. Two rental bicycles were stolen. One bicycle was found next door, where a juvenile told police another juvenile had taken both bikes. Still missing was a lime green beach cruiser valued at $400.

Aug. 5, 4000 Gulf Drive, sex. Two people were having sex on the beach next to an open bottle of rum and incense candle. They were cited with an alcohol violation. Holmes Beach police reported the couple was intoxicated and they called for a ride home.

Aug. 6, 100 block of 78th Street, seagrapes. A five-man landscaping crew was reported working on Sunday in violation of a city ordinance. Police forwarded the matter to code enforcement to determine if any environmental violations occurred due to the crew trimming seagrapes beyond a seawall.

Aug. 6, 4700 block of Gulf Drive on the beach, noise/alcohol. Loud music blasted from a large speaker on the beach near a woman with a beer. Police issued her a citation for the alcohol and a warning for the noise violation. She turned off the music and dumped out the beer.

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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