Dec. 6, 100 block of Palm Avenue. A woman reported a suitcase and its contents, valued at $300-$5,000, were stolen while she was at the property. Manatee County sheriff’s detectives were investigating.
Dec. 7, Bayfront Park, drugs. Deputies on bike patrol found a male and female sleeping in a vehicle parked at the Rod & Reel Pier. When a 24-year-old man opened the vehicle door, an odor of marijuana came from inside. The man was arrested after police found 15 grams of marijuana and a methamphetamine pipe in the vehicle.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Dec. 9, 2400 block of Avenue B, burglary. A woman moving out of a residence left the home unlocked and a flat-screen TV went missing.
Dec. 10, Shell Land, 301 Gulf Drive S., fraud. A counterfeit $100 was tendered to a store clerk by a man in his mid-40s. The man purchased a T-shirt and sunglasses and the clerk gave him $59 in change. As the clerk put the bill in the register, she realized it was fake and attempted to stop the man, but he’d already left in a vehicle.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
Dec. 6, 3700 block of 115th Street West, domestic disturbance. A couple argued over their relationship. No violence occurred.
Dec. 8, 4500 block of 124th Street Court West, domestic disturbance. Three family members argued. Deputies interviewed those involved and determined no violence took place.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
Dec. 7, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, Baker Act. Holmes Beach police were called to a man lying under a seagrape tree, crying. He told police he needed help. Officers transported him to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.
Dec. 8, 3900 block of Gulf Drive, battery. Two men argued after one man became impatient, drove around the vehicle of the other man and nearly hit children crossing the street. The man who had stopped his vehicle for the children exited his vehicle and spoke to the impatient motorist, who then spat in the man’s face. After being spat on, he tossed a can of Red Bull at the impatient driver. The responding police officer issued requests to the state attorney to charge both men with battery.
Dec. 8, 7400 Marina Drive, vessel fire at the dock. An electrical short in a bilge pump was blamed for a fire on a 1997 23-foot Carolina Skiff. HBPD and West Manatee Fire Rescue responded. WMFR determined there was no foul play involved.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.