Streetlife – 07-04-2018

Anna Maria

        June 21, 100 block of Palm Avenue, drugs. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy noted an odor of marijuana while talking to a motorist he stopped for running a stop sign on Gulf Drive at Magnolia Avenue. Searching the vehicle, deputies found 17 grams of marijuana under the front seat and a scale in the center console. A deputy issued the driver a notice to appear in court on the drug charges and a ticket for running the stop sign. The contraband was seized.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

June 17, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., trespass. A 42-year-old man was issued a trespass warning after arguing with a bartender.

        June 19, Oma’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 201 Gulf Drive N., criminal mischief. Two Oma’s employees reported an unknown person keyed vehicles in the restaurant parking lot, causing $1,500-$5,000 in damages over the course of two months.

June 20, 200 block of Bay Drive North, theft. A property manager reported two secured personal watercrafts stolen. They were valued at $14,000. There was no forced entry found.

June 20, 1800 Gulf Drive North, vehicle burglary. A cross pendant and gold chain, a wallet, $120 and identification cards, were reported stolen from an unlocked SUV.

June 21, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, warrant. A 23-year-old man was arrested on a warrant for operating an unregistered personal watercraft in Bradenton Beach.

June 26, 100 Gulf Drive South-100 Gulf Drive North, theft. Three credit cards were reported stolen from a Tampa man’s wallet. The man went to the beach after he purchased items at Circle K with a credit card, visited a gift shop and placed his wallet containing the cards inside a locked vehicle. Two of his credit cards were later used to make $440.48 in unauthorized purchases.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.


June 20-21, Bradenton Boat Club, 12160 Cortez Road W., burglary. Two boats at a dock were burglarized. Reported stolen from a 24-foot Carolina Skiff and 22-foot Boston Whaler were three coolers, a fishing pole and seat cushions.

June 24, Swordfish Grill, 4628 119th St. W., battery. MCSO deputies responded to a report of a couple’s argument turning physical. Deputies interviewed the parties and arrested a woman.

June 26, 4300 block of 127th Street West, domestic battery/drugs. A 29-year-old Sarasota man was arrested following reports of a man striking a woman in the back seat of a parked vehicle. During the man’s transport to the Manatee County jail, he kicked and hit his head inside the police cage. At the jail, he was searched and four oxycodone pills were found.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        June 22, 33rd Street beach access, vehicle burglary. A woman told police she’d left her purse, containing $100 and credit cards, in a locked vehicle. She found the items missing after she was texted about a purchase at Macy’s she didn’t make. When the woman returned to the vehicle, she saw the missing items and pry marks on a door handle. Holmes Beach police advised the woman to cancel her credit cards.

June 23, Anchor Inn, 3007 Gulf Drive, battery. Bar patrons found a 36-year-old woman passed out in a vehicle in the parking lot and called for help. West Manatee Fire Rescue, EMS and police responded. The woman slapped a firefighter/medic in the face and threatened two EMS paramedics, attempting to bite them. She was arrested and charged with battery.

June 23, Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752 Manatee Ave., illegal camping. A 59-year-old Michigan man was found sleeping next to his bicycle and other belongings. The man was issued a notice to appear in court for camping in a park.

June 23, 3300 block of Gulf Drive, welfare check. At about 2:50 a.m., at the request of the Palmetto Police Department, HBPD officers checked a rental home for a woman thought to be involved in a sexual assault. Officers found two juveniles, who claimed no knowledge of an assault, and the aftermath of what appeared to be a large party. An officer recommended the dayshift notify the Anna Maria Vacations rental manager about the condition of the property.

June 23, 6300 block of Marina Drive, warrant arrest. Stopped for an expired driver’s license, HBPD determined Orange County wanted a 43-year-old man for overdue child support. The man was transported to the Manatee County jail.

June 25, Publix Super Market, 3900 E. Bay Blvd., trespass.  A 64-year-old Bradenton man entered the store with an open beer and became belligerent. The man told police he had been drinking, wanted to leave the city but did not have money for a ride home. The officer warned the man for trespassing and told him not to return. He left on foot.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

        Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.

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