July 8, 9000 block of Gulf Drive, information. An accident was reported to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office by a man who said he had been driving a golf cart when a woman riding a bicycle pulled in front of him. His cart’s bumper struck the woman’s tire, causing her to fall. The biker got up, told the man it was her fault and left.
July 9, Ginny’s and Jane E’s Cafe and Coastal Store, 9807 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Two females on their way to the beach stopped at the restaurant. One female brought along six juveniles “to push” the other female around. The restaurant manager told the group to leave but they failed to do so. Deputies arrived and spoke to the parties. All parties were advised to stay away from each other and the victim was escorted home. No charges were pursued.
July 10, Bayfront Park, 115 N. Bay Blvd., information. Deputies on patrol were approached by a woman who reported a suspicious blue car and a man sitting in a neighbors’ driveway earlier in the day. She also reported the man left a note on the property. Officers recovered the note, which stated: “Need your help immediately. I’ve been shot by a real gun with blood.” MCSO was investigating.
July 13, Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. Bay Blvd., theft. A complainant reported finding deposit slips altered by a former employee and $44,234 in cash missing after 2016-18 audits. MCSO was investigating.
July 13, 100 block of Spring Avenue and the beach, found property. A silver ring was found on the beach. A woman turned the ring into the MCSO substation in Anna Maria, where it was placed for safekeeping.
July 19, Gulf of Mexico and Bean Point, assist. A fisherman in an inflatable boat called 911 from his cellphone when he was unable to paddle to shore. He told the dispatcher he’d started two hours earlier from the beach and a strong current kept taking him farther from shore. Manatee County’s marine unit assisted in the man’s rescue. No injuries occurred.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
July 15, Drift In, 120 Bridge St., trespassing/disorderly conduct. A 31-year-old Jacksonville man was arrested after the manager reported an uncooperative man at the bar after closing time. Bradenton Beach police arrived and advised the man to leave the property, but the man became belligerent and took an aggressive stance. Police used pepper spray against the man but he continued to resist arrest. After struggling to get the man into a squad, he was transported to the Manatee County jail.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
July 9, Annie’s Bait & Tackle, 4334 127th St. W., domestic disturbance. A woman’s ex-husband attempted to engage a man in a fight.
July 10, Annie’s Bait & Tackle, 4334 127th St. W., vehicle theft. Leaving his car parked while he bought bait, a man returned to find the vehicle missing.
July 14, 4600 block of 119th Street, criminal mischief/ damage. After her boat stalled, a woman found a large amount of sand in the boat’s fuel compartment.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
July 11, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. At 10:45 p.m., a Holmes Beach officer responded to a report of a vehicle doing doughnuts and skidding in the parking lot. A 17-year-old male confessed to the officer, who warned him for trespass.
July 14, 100 block of 39th Street, domestic. Responding to a report of a domestic battery, an officer found a 56-year-old woman afraid to open the door. Once police called her from a police radio, the woman came to the door and told the officer her boyfriend had pushed her and left after they argued about her going to a bar. She declined to press charges. The woman left the residence with a relative.
July 16, 52nd Street and the beach, alcohol. Four underage females were cited for violating the city ordinance against possessing alcohol on the beach. They were observed passing a bottle with pink liquid while sitting on the beach. Police saw one person attempt to hide an alcoholic beverage. The juveniles’ parents were contacted.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.