Jan.1, 500 block of South Bay Boulevard, suspicious behavior. An older woman reported her doorbell rang between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m., while she was sleeping. Later she found two business cards from Tampa companies for spiritual readings and consultation on her porch and called police. Officers took the cards.
Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.
Dec. 26, 2600 block of Gulf Drive S., aggravated battery. A couple on the way to dinner got into an argument and the man smacked the woman’s cellphone away. The man stopped the car and the woman exited and then was struck by the car, causing injury. When the man stopped the car to check on her, the woman got into the car and left the scene. The suspect was arrested for aggravated battery.
Jan. 4, 100 block of Gulf Drive South., trespass warning. A Circle K employee flagged down an officer and said a man sitting on the bench at the store had been trespassed from the property. No prior trespass was found. The employee requested a trespass warning, which was issued to the man.
Jan. 5, 100 block of Highland Avenue, felony burglary. A property owner doing a renovation said four power tools, valued at $950 and stored at the building, were stolen overnight. Officers determined the lock on the door was not working and there were no signs of forced entry.
Jan. 8, 120 Bridge St., Drift In, trespass warning. A man was beating on the door of the Drift In after being asked to leave at closing time. The man had walked into the bar and started punching another man. The aggressor was pushed outside by staff and the door was locked. Officers stated the man was belligerent when they found him in the parking lot and trespassed him from the property.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
Dec. 28, 6300 block of Marina Drive, driving on a suspended/revoked license, third or more offense. An officer observed a truck on Palm Drive and stopped the male driver on Marina Drive. He was not wearing a seatbelt, lacked identification or a driver’s license and said the truck belonged to his boss. The driver had a suspended/revoked license two times prior and failures to appear/pay charges. He was taken to the Manatee County jail and the vehicle was towed.
Dec. 29, 600 block of Manatee Avenue West, trespass warning. The CVS pharmacy manager reported a man stole beer, left the store and was attempting to board a trolley. Officers spoke to the man, who offered to pay for the beer. CVS declined to press charges but requested a trespass warning. The man left the area on foot.
Dec. 30, 4700 block of Gulf Drive, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, driving on a suspended license and failure to prove registration. A woman was stopped on Gulf Drive and the officer observed the odor of marijuana. The woman could not provide a vehicle registration and had a suspended driver’s license. Officers found 12.6 grams of marijuana in her purse and several burnt marijuana cigarettes in the vehicle. The car was towed, and the cannabis was placed in the HBPD evidence locker. The woman was cited and released.
Jan. 5, 3900 block of East Bay Drive, possession of controlled substances and paraphernalia. Police were called to the Publix Super Market following a disturbance in the store, and located a man and woman screaming in the parking lot. The two presented IDs and consented to a search. Officers found Xanax, clonazepam, 0.2 grams of cocaine, as well as a syringe, glass pipe, spoon and a brownish substance that tested positive for heroin. The pair was taken to HBPD and then transported to the Manatee County jail by the MCSO.
Jan. 8, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, battery. Two 12-year- old females told officers a man followed them after they exited the trolley near the Walgreens. The man followed them when they turned and he grabbed one of their shirts when they began to run away. The girls fled into Walgreens and contacted a parent, who arrived and took them to HBPD. Officers located the man, who was first taken into custody but released, pending further investigation and a review of video surveillance from the store.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.