Streetlife – 10-24-2018

Anna Maria

      Oct. 8, 700 block of North Shore Drive, trespass on construction site/marijuana. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy arrested a man for trespassing and, after searching him, found he possessed less than 21 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia. He was transported to Manatee County jail.

      Oct. 10, Rod & Reel Pier, 873 N. Shore Drive, suspicious incident. On patrol, a deputy observed an unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot after the restaurant closed. MCSO deputies searched a nearby vacant building and found evidence of squatters, but did not determine whether a burglary occurred because they were unable to find the building owner.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Oct. 5, Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar, 135 Bridge St., fight. Two employees, chasing a man who had punched another man in the face, flagged down a Bradenton Beach police officer. The man who had been struck at the bar declined medical attention. Holmes Beach police caught the suspect, but the victim refused to press charges.

Oct. 10, BridgeWalk Resort, 100 Bridge St., trespass warning. A 40-year-old man was trespassed by the owner after taking a rental bike that did not belong to him. The bicycle was returned to the rental company.

Oct. 16, Coquina Beach, 1500 Gulf Drive S., trespass warning. A lifeguard trespassed a man after two women told police the man exposed his sexual organs as they walked past him at a beach access. The man denied exposing himself and told police the women were out to get him.

Oct. 16, Cortez Beach at Sixth Street South, suspicious circumstances. Bradenton Beach officers responded to a disturbance at 10:23 p.m. and met the reporting party. The complainant said a couple had been arguing in a car when the woman tried to exit the vehicle and the man forced her back in and drove north. Police searched the area and sent alerts to Holmes Beach and MCSO. No results were reported.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.


Oct. 8, Manatee Fruit Greenhouse, 11703 40th Ave. W., trespass warnings. Two men were warned by the property manager for trespassing in a sheriff deputy’s presence.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

      Oct. 7, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass warning. A 61-year-old man was trespassed after a Holmes Beach police officer observed him watching women near the women’s bathroom.

Oct. 7, Freckled Fin, 5337 Gulf Drive, disturbance. HBPD responded to a fight and found two intoxicated persons in a verbal altercation. There were no signs of physical harm and the subjects left the area.

Oct. 10, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, warrant. A front seat passenger not wearing a seat belt was observed in a vehicle by a police officer in the 4000 block of Gulf Drive. The officer stopped the vehicle and determined the 43-year-old man had outstanding warrants from Manatee County for reckless driving and violating probation. He was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Oct. 10, Anchor Inn, 3007 Gulf Drive, trespass. Police responded to a manager’s call about an intoxicated woman. When an officer arrived, he found the subject walking away in the parking lot. The 33-year-old woman was issued a trespass warning.

Oct. 13, Freckled Fin, 5337 Gulf Drive, noise. On patrol, an officer heard loud music from outside speakers at 11:13 p.m. and took meter readings, which averaged 71 decibels. The legal limit after 10 p.m. is 50 decibels. The officer warned the bar owner about the ordinance violation, told him the speakers must be turned off and the doors closed.

Oct. 14, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A Bradenton man reported a wallet with $200 and credit cards, keys, two cellphones and several hats and shirts were stolen. He discovered them missing when he and his wife returned from swimming in the Gulf.

Oct. 16, Jessie’s Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, theft. Police are investigating reports of more than $4,400 stolen from the cash register. HBPD issued requests for the warrant arrests of two suspects.

Oct. 17, 100 block of 43rd Street, child support/paraphernalia/false name. A police officer observed a vehicle traveling south with the trunk popped open and followed the vehicle to a parking lot. Police questioned the male driver and female passenger. The woman gave several false names to law enforcement before giving her true name. HBPD determined she was wanted for failure to pay child support in Manatee County. After her arrest, police found a crack pipe, unknown pills, straws, toothpicks and a steel wool scouring pad in her possession. She was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Oct. 17, Kingfish Boat Ramp, warrant. Running a tag, a Holmes Beach officer determined the registered owner of a Kia sedan was a habitual traffic offender and pulled over the vehicle. The officer observed a syringe in plain view. The driver told police his license was suspended and there was “stuff” stashed under the passenger seat. Police found a green case containing paraphernalia, white powder and morphine pills. The powder tested faint for heroin, which the passenger said was creatine. Both men denied knowledge of who owned the green case. The tag was seized. The driver was arrested and transported to jail. The drugs and paraphernalia were secured for evidence and destruction.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

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