Aug. 1, 700 block of North Shore Drive, burglary. Fishing gear valued at $175 was stolen. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office took fingerprints for processing.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Aug. 2, Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive N., theft. A manager reported three unauthorized credit card transactions totaling $60.50 by a store clerk on a card forgotten by a customer. The alleged fraud involved purchases of cigarettes, beef jerky and a cellphone charger. Bradenton Beach police sent the state attorney the report to review for a warrant arrest.
Aug. 2, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass. A store clerk trespassed a 53-year-old man who allegedly stole ice from the ice machine. The man denied the allegation.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
Aug. 3, Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., trespass. A man caused a disturbance. The dock manager revoked the man’s dock privileges and told him to leave.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
Aug. 3, 500 block of Manatee Avenue, tag. A Holmes Beach police officer ran the tag number from a Chrysler and found it belonged to a Honda. A 26-year-old man listing himself as homeless was unable to provide registration, insurance or any document pertaining to the vehicle. The officer seized the tag and arranged for a tow.
Aug. 4, Island Bazaar, 3304 E. Bay Drive, theft. A manager reported an employee stealing from a wildlife donation jar and merchandise, including a public toilet survival kit, fart machine, a shock gum dispenser and shock pen. Valued at about $75, the theft was confirmed by a surveillance video. The juvenile was trespassed and transported to the Holmes Beach police station, where she was released to her grandfather.
Aug. 5, Time Saver, 5353 Gulf Drive, theft. A 37-year-old homeless man was arrested for stealing bottles of rum and vodka with a value of $36.98. A store surveillance camera captured him concealing the items in a bag. Officers found him at the trolley stop in the 5700 block of Marina Drive, a manager trespassed him and he was transported to the Manatee County jail.
Aug. 7, 3000 block of Avenue E, theft. A dirt bike purchased for $1,200 the day before went missing from a man’s driveway. HBPD determined the vehicle was reported stolen from Ocala in January.
Aug. 8, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, marijuana. On patrol, an officer observed a Buick occupied by four people after hours at the beach. Police found a 9 mm handgun and determined it was being carried legally. Officers also found 12.4 grams of marijuana in the dashboard and issued the driver an ordinance violation.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.