April 24, 100 block of Willow Avenue, information. An owner called the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office about trouble with a family member, who was asserting property ownership, but the subject left.
Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.
April 25, Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., drugs. Dispatched to a man and woman passed out on a pier swing, Bradenton Beach police found a couple asleep and their belongings strewn across the pier. Officers awakened them and saw a bag of marijuana protruding from the man’s pocket. In police searches, officers found 1.5 grams of marijuana and 1.5 grams of crystal meth in his pockets and, in a backpack the man had been using as a pillow, prescription drugs and a pipe. The man claimed the pills were not his and that he was holding them for someone in a homeless camp. Police arrested and transported the man to the Manatee County jail.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
April 21, 4500 block of 123rd Street, battery/criminal mischief. A fight broke out when one man tried to return an identification card of another man’s girlfriend. After the fight, the aggressor flattened four tires of a golf cart owned by a third-party and destroyed a stereo. Both men and the third party signed waivers of prosecution.
April 23, 4334 127th St. W., Annie’s Bait & Tackle, theft. A Bradenton Beach man reported a Massachusetts tag stolen from his boat trailer.
Cortez is policed by MCSO.
April 28, 5600 block of Guava Street, domestic battery. Holmes Beach police arrived at 10:10 a.m. to find a woman crying and talking on her cellphone. The woman told the officers her boyfriend pushed and hit her earlier that morning, causing her head to bleed and injuries to her foot. She also reported the man choked her. The man denied pushing or injuring the woman but told police he wanted her to leave. Police officers arrested the man and transported him to the Manatee County jail.
April 28, 6200 block of Flotilla Drive, suspicious circumstances. Dispatched for a residential burglary, officers met with a man who had gone to sleep at 10 p.m. the night before and awoke at 7 a.m. to find his front door ajar. He told police nothing inside the residence was disturbed or missing but he found an unknown key on the ground in front of the door. Police placed the key into an evidence locker.
April 29, 100 block of 51st Street, battery. An argument between a couple turned physical and a woman was arrested after police interviewed witnesses and believed the man’s story. The man told police the woman had come home intoxicated, woke him up and struck him. Another witness said she smashed items in the house. The woman said the man came home and was disrespectful. Police transported the woman to jail.
April 29, 100 block of 39th Street and the beach, camping/alcohol. At 10:30 p.m., officers observed a makeshift camp on the beach, including glass bottles and trash in the dunes, and found a man and woman sleeping. Police woke them up and they appeared intoxicated. At the station, police determined the couple had warrants out of Georgia. They were arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.