Aug. 8, 100 block of Pine Avenue, suspended or revoked license. A vehicle was observed without taillights and, when stopped, the driver presented a license that was suspended/revoked for more than 15 years with three prior convictions. The driver was arrested on a felony charge.
Aug. 10, Crescent Drive at North Bay Boulevard, children locked in vehicle. An officer responded to a call from a woman whose children were accidently locked in a vehicle. An MCSO deputy broke a window to remove the children. They were placed in the patrol vehicle to cool off for 10 minutes.
Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.
Aug. 8, beach at 100 Gulf Drive S., lost or stolen property. A woman went to the police station to report a backpack containing prepaid phone cards and an ID was stolen from the beach.
Aug. 9, Sandpiper Resort Co-op, 2600 block of Gulf Drive N., lost or stolen property. A man reported his wallet missing after it was left it in a vehicle.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
Aug. 8, 10300 block of Cortez Road West, Baker Act. A woman went to the Cortez Post Office crying and told people she was hiding from her boyfriend. She later told people at Paradise Bay Estates mobile home park that she was thrown from a moving vehicle. MCSO found the woman with aerial assistance. She was taken by MCSO to a medical facility.
Cortez is policed by MCSO.
Aug. 8, 100 block of 29th Street, burglary. A man reported sometime between Aug. 6 and Aug. 8, a person took $20 in quarters from an unlocked vehicle.
Aug. 10, 200 block of 69th Street, noise ordinance. An officer was dispatched for a noise complaint and heard loud music. The officer went around back after no one answered the front door. He issued a noise citation to the renter. The music was turned down.
Aug. 10, 5300 block of Holmes Boulevard, Island Tattoo, larceny or theft. A worker from Island Tattoo reported two $500 tattoo machines missing from a drawer inside the store.
Aug. 11, 5300 block of Holmes Boulevard, outstanding warrant, marijuana. An officer stopped a vehicle without brake lights and discovered the driver had a warrant for probation violation in Manatee County. After the driver gave consent to a search, 1.5 grams of marijuana was found. The driver was arrested on the outstanding warrant and issued a citation for cannabis possession. He was transported to Manatee County jail.
Aug. 14, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, marijuana, failure to stop. After failure to stop at a blinking red light at Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive, a driver was stopped by Officer Alex Hurt, who noted an odor of marijuana. The driver said she had a “blunt” in the car. Citations for possession and failure to stop at a red light were issued.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, the HBPD and MCSO.
Islander reporter Kathy Prucnell was on vacation this week.