May 13, 200 block of North Bay Boulevard, information. Deputies from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a sinking boat. People on the boat were OK and the boat was pulled to shore and towed.
May 14-17, 300 block of Magnolia Avenue and 100 block of Tern Drive, runaway. A runaway juvenile on probation went missing and was found.
May 16, 100 block of Crescent Drive, burglary. A resident reported her home was burglarized. Jewelry, purses and a firearm were stolen.
May 19, 300 block of Poinsettia Road, domestic disturbance. A deputy responded to an argument between a couple but found no signs of violence.
May 23, 100 block of Pine Avenue, domestic disturbance. Vacationers argued about whether to take their children to the pool or the beach. The couple reported the argument was verbal and a sheriff’s deputy found no evidence of violence.
Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.
May 18, 200 block of Gulf Drive North and the beach, assist. A 51-year-old man on a powered glider fell from 30-40 feet in the air into the surf, just missing children in the water. A wing collapsed and the glider spun out of control after he lifted off the beach at Coquina Gulfside Park. A Bradenton Beach police officer advised the man the activity in the park was not permitted. Paramedics determined the man was in good health and he walked away a bit shaken.
May 20, Sports Lounge, battery. A 34-year-old man, who struck another man in the face was arrested by police who broke up the fight outside the bar.
May 21, Old Bridge Village, 300 Bay Drive, criminal mischief. A resort manager reported damage to a door during the weekend, saying it looked like someone tried to pry it open.
May 22, Cortez Bridge, domestic battery/injunction violation. Police responded to a report of a verbal disturbance and found a man who said he’d been struck in the face several times by his ex-girlfriend. The woman had found him on Bridge Street. She denied the altercation to police, but then said it did happen — that she was mad because the man wouldn’t retrieve his belongings from her house and he’d spent his paycheck. BBPD determined the woman violated a no-contact court order. She was arrested on the battery and violating the injunction.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
May 16, 4500 block of 123rd Street West, domestic. A sheriff’s deputy responded to a call about a domestic battery but found no one injured.
Cortez is policed by MCSO.
May 18, 3900 block of Gulf Drive, license/vehicle tag. Holmes Beach police cited a 42-year-old man for operating a vehicle without a license, proof of insurance and a proper tag. An officer also warned the man for inoperable tag lights. The tag was seized and the vehicle was towed. A friend picked him up.
May 19, 100 block of 78th Street, non-friendly turtle lighting. Police were dispatched for lights shining on the beach from a two-story home. No occupants were observed, but an officer determined the lights were not “turtle safe.” The officer took photos and referred the case to code enforcement.
May 21, Grassy Point Preserve, 3000 Avenue C, camping. Two officers saw foot tracks in the mud, which led to a vacant fish camp. There, they found two tents, chicken wire, fishing rods, two kayaks, a generator, propane tanks, food and a cellphone. Police reported a suspicious vehicle at the same location 11 days earlier. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was contacted.
May 21, 7600 block of Palm Avenue, license/tag. A motorist from Venice was arrested for driving on a suspended license after a police officer observed his vehicle with one headlight out. His license and vehicle tag were confiscated and his vehicle towed. A friend picked him up.
May 22, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, license/tag. Police ran a vehicle tag and determined it was not assigned and the driver had numerous license suspensions. The driver was cited and the vehicle was towed.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.