June 8, 300 block of Palm Avenue, runaway. A man reported his daughter ran away but later reported she returned.
June 12, Ginny’s and Jane E’s Cafe and Coastal Store, 9807 Gulf Drive, trespass. Two females who stole merchandise were located by deputies and returned the items, which were valued at less than $50. They were trespassed and the owner declined to press theft charges.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
June 7, 3800 block of 116th Street Court West, criminal mischief. A woman reported scratch marks on a vehicle.
June 15, 4200 block of 128th Street West, suspicious incident. While running through the neighborhood, a man carrying a green kayak dropped it. The reporting party waited a few days to see if the man would return for the kayak before calling the MCSO. The kayak was stored by MCSO.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
June 14, Haley’s Motel, 8104 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Holmes Beach police responded a report of a man wearing all black, yelling and waking motel guests at midnight. An officer observed a man with a woman, who both said the other man was upset because his father died. The woman and man were intoxicated and the man who had been yelling told police he would go inside and keep the noise down.
June 16, Publix Super Market, 3900 E. Bay Drive, found property. An officer responded to a call and was met by a woman at the customer service desk. She said she found a $50 bill among the cash in a register that didn’t belong to Publix. The officer placed it in a property locker for safekeeping.
June 16, 200 block of 85th Street, burglary. More than $1,000 in fishing gear and a ratchet set were reported stolen. Forced entry was found.
June 16, Island Bazaar, 3304 E. Bay Drive, reckless driving/marijuana. At about 9:30 p.m., people at the Anna Maria Island Centre shopping plaza reported a white car driving on the sidewalk and through the parking lot, squealing tires and almost hitting people, vehicles and property. Police pulled over the car and spoke to a man from Georgia, who told police he liked to smoke and drink and wasn’t trying to hurt anyone. He consented to a police search of his vehicle, where officers found an open beer bottle and a marijuana cigarette. The man was arrested for marijuana possession and transported to jail. He was cited for reckless driving and open container. The 0.02 grams of marijuana were confiscated.
June 18, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. A written trespass warning was issued to a man found sitting in a vehicle after the park closed.
June 18, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, suspicious circumstances. Police stopped a 32-year-old man in a pickup truck at 2:06 a.m. after observing tires screech and the truck partially roll on its side while turning onto Manatee Avenue at a high rate of speed. When stopped, police spoke to a man who was wet and appeared intoxicated. He said his girlfriend and owner of the vehicle may be swimming, but he was on his way to her Bradenton residence to see if she was there. Police determined the girlfriend was in a taxi heading to her residence. She sent the taxi back to get the man. The truck was towed.
June 20, Suncoast Real Estate, 5402 Marina Drive. A man went to the police station and gave an officer a loaded semi-automatic gun, saying an employee found it in a garbage can behind the office. The officer took the gun and magazine for safekeeping.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.