Streetlife – 01-16-2019

Anna Maria

Jan. 7, 500 block of Villa Rosa Way, juvenile disturbance. A father went to the MCSO-Anna Maria substation to report his daughter ran away, while the daughter called 911 to report her father “went crazy.” At the house, a deputy reported the mother “began antagonizing” deputies and the daughter fled on foot. The daughter returned to the house and was taken by Florida Department of Children and Families to stay the night elsewhere.

Anna Maria is policed by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 6, 700 block of Gulf Drive North, warrant/drugs. Bradenton Beach police, assisting Sarasota Police Department with an investigation, arrested a 54-year-old Pensacola man wanted on warrants for grand theft. The man initially lied, giving officers the name of his twin brother. Police determined the man’s identity and arrested him on the warrant and for giving a false name. On a pat-down, officers found he had unprescribed pills in his shirt pocket and added charges for possessing controlled substances. Police determined the 2009 BMW the man and his wife were using stolen, so it was transported to the BBPD station for safekeeping.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.


Jan. 4, 3700 block of 117th Street, battery police/domestic. A 44-year-old woman was arrested for pushing a sheriff’s deputy after officers responded to a domestic disturbance between the woman and her boyfriend. The woman became enraged when the officer said he would give her boyfriend a wallet he had left behind.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 20, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, marijuana. After pulling over a vehicle for nonfunctioning tag lights, Holmes Beach police ticketed a 29-year-old passenger for possessing 5.6 grams of marijuana in violation of the city ordinance.

Dec. 23, 2700 block of Avenue C, disturbance. A 911 call alerted Holmes Beach police to a woman screaming. When officers responded, they found a 13-year-old girl in a driveway, who told police she had refused to get in a car with her mother’s boyfriend and an altercation ensued. She also told police she hated the boyfriend due to his past abuse to her mother. The teen was visiting her grandmother, who struggled with the boyfriend as he tried to force the girl into the car. HBPD requested the state attorney review the case for charges against the boyfriend.

Dec. 26, Palm Harbor Drive, noise. Holmes Beach police were dispatched at 12:20 p.m. in response to noise complaints. From the street, officers reported hearing loud music and yelling. An officer observed eight vehicles at the residence and three people shouting on the deck of the house. The noisemakers went inside when they saw the officer attempting to take decibel meter readings. The officer spoke to the property owner and reported the owner seemed unaware and unconcerned about the noise. The report was flagged for follow-up.

Dec. 31, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, traffic. Numerous people approached a Holmes Beach police officer about a yellow pickup truck almost hitting people in the beach parking lot. The officer then observed a woman driver almost collide with vehicles in front and behind her. When the light turned green, she accelerated and nearly hit another vehicle and curb before the yellow truck came to rest in the grass. The officer requested Manatee County Sheriff’s Office backup for an investigation into a possibly impaired driver, but a deputy was unable to respond. The woman was ticketed for careless driving, failure to wear a seat belt and violating a vehicle registration law. An HBPD officer escorted her home and her vehicle was towed.

Jan. 1, 7300 block of Gulf Drive at the beach, alcohol. Two men and a woman in their 20s from St. Petersburg, Tampa and Atlantic Beach were drinking beer and running with a dog in the surf. They were cited for possessing alcohol on the beach.

Jan. 1, 100 block of 50th Street, criminal mischief. A 62-year-old person reported an unknown person threw a rock that shattered the vehicle sunroof.

Jan. 1, Sunbow Bay, 3800 block of East Bay Drive, burglary/theft. Unknown persons cut a bicycle lock and stole a woman’s bicycle valued at $500.

Holmes Beach is policed by the Holmes Beach Police Department.

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

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