May 18, 110 Tern Drive, runaway juvenile. Following reports of a missing 17-year-old male, Manatee County deputies working with a K9 found the missing teen on the east side of Bradenton. The juvenile was charged with violating a court-imposed curfew for seven nights, taken to a hospital for a dog bite and then to a juvenile booking facility.
May 21, 8600 block of Gulf Drive, drugs. A deputy observed a taillight out on a vehicle and stopped the motorist. Noting the odor of marijuana, the officer searched the vehicle and found a jar of marijuana and plastic bags labeled “purple chaser” and “star fruit.” The 21-year-old Bradenton driver was issued a notice to appear for possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana and ticketed for the equipment violation, after which he called his father for a ride home.
May 24, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., illegal fishing/ trespass. Found illegally netting fish, two males were issued notices to appear in court by a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer. A Manatee County deputy warned the fishers for trespassing.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
May 25, 400 block of North Shore Road, towed vehicle. On patrol, a Bradenton Beach police officer stopped the driver of a 2000 Honda Civic for speeding and called for backup after a passenger began cursing at the officer. Authorities alleged the five women in the Civic are gang members, known for stealing vehicles. The driver had a suspended driver’s license. The vehicle was towed.
May 26, 100 block of 12th Street North, Marchman Act. An intoxicated man who walked into a home and fell asleep on the owner’s couch was taken to a medical facility by a police officer who later found him sitting on a brick wall near the residence.
May 30, Sand Pebble motel, 2218 Gulf Drive N., information. Officers responded to a manager’s report of an unregistered male in a room at the resort, but the subject left on a bike before they arrived. Police believe the bicycle was stolen in March from the Rod & Reel Resort in Anna Maria. A suspect was later found passed out at the Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive N.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
May 28, 3800 block of 116th Street West, domestic disturbance. A deputy responded to an argument and determined no physical violence occurred.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
May 25, Anna Maria Island Centre, Ace Hardware, 3352 E. Bay Drive, ordinance. After his golf cart became stuck in landscaping on the sidewalk outside the store, a 49-year-old Bradenton Beach man was cited for driving the vehicle without a valid driver’s license. Holmes Beach police officers, who reported the man was intoxicated, gave the subject a courtesy ride home and moved the golf cart to a spot in the parking lot at the shopping plaza.
May 25, 4000 block of Sixth Avenue, vehicle burglary. A woman reported an unknown person rummaged through her unlocked vehicle. An iPhone adapter and air-freshener were missing.
May 25, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, suspicious circumstances. A man reported an unknown person entered his unlocked vehicle and rifled through the glove compartment. Nothing was reported missing.
May 26, Freckled Fin Irish Pub, 5337 Gulf Drive, noise. At 11:40 p.m., an officer responded to a complaint of loud music and measured the noise between 75 and 85 decibels from the bar, where no more than 50 decibels are permitted after 10 p.m. The manager turned down the volume. The officer forwarded the report to code enforcement.
May 27, 100 block of 47th Street and the beach, Baker Act. A woman who went into the Gulf of Mexico told police and family members she wanted to hurt herself. An officer took her to a medical facility.
May 27, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, tag/marijuana/alcohol. A Holmes Beach officer ran a vehicle tag and found it had expired in 2011. Police also spoke to the vehicle’s occupants, searched the vehicle and found a small amount of marijuana. A passenger was cited for an alcohol violation. The tag was seized and the vehicle was towed.
May 28, Anna Maria Island Watersports, 505 56th St., theft. A group rented four personal watercraft for two hours. Rental agreements were signed. Three of the four PWCs were returned damaged. When the renters were told they’d have to pay for the damage, they left. A request was sent to the state attorney for the arrest of a suspect.
May 29, Mike Norman Realty, vandalism. An unknown person broke a ceramic planter and pulled down several signs. Damage was estimated at $210.
May 29, 600 block of Foxworth Lane, fraud. Three BB&T bank accounts were fraudulently opened between April 28 and May 1.
May 30, Citgo, 3015 Gulf Drive. A man told police he believed his debit card had been compromised three days earlier. HBPD checked the gas pumps and found no evidence of a skimming device.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.