Jan. 29, 800 block of North Shore Drive and the beach, distress. Two people called 911 minutes apart to report an unknown man who was apparently in distress. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and the Holmes Beach Police Department searched for the man, but he was not located.
Feb. 9, 800 block of North Shore Drive, domestic disturbance. A father dropped off his daughter with her mother. The parents argued and the father left the scene. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy arrived and determined no physical contact occurred.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Feb. 9, 1700 block of Gulf Drive South, domestic battery. Bradenton Beach police responded to a call for help from a woman who told police her boyfriend smacked her glasses off while they argued over their child. The man was found in east Manatee County, where an MCSO deputy interviewed him and he admitted to the altercation.
Feb. 11, 100 block of Second Street North, theft. A woman reported $5,500 in cash stolen from her dresser drawer. She brought two dresser drawers and other items to the police station for fingerprint processing.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
Feb. 8, 5200-5600 block of Gulf Drive, trespass/resisting. Juveniles were running on the beach, throwing rocks and bottles at the Martinque and Martinque North condominiums. When police arrived and ordered them to stop running, three of the youths stopped and were taken to the HBPD station, where their parents picked them up. HBPD found two more juveniles, who had failed to heed police warnings to stop, at their homes and issued juvenile referrals. The juveniles said they were bored and acting out due to peer pressure at school. One subject told police he ran from law enforcement because he was scared. The area was checked for damage the next morning and none were found.
Feb. 9, 3900 E. Bay Drive, criminal mischief/assist West Manatee Fire Rescue. Firefighters and police responded at 1:18 a.m. to a 2007 GMC engulfed in flames in the parking lot of the Publix Super Market. HBPD determined two 22-year-old men from Apollo Beach had been driving in circles, doing doughnuts and burnouts, leaving burnt rubber on the payment, when the fire started. One of the men told police they were trying to impress a 19-year-old woman who was waiting in another parking lot. The vehicle’s interior and engine were deemed a total loss. The estimated value of the vehicle was listed at $30,000. Publix reported the damage to the parking lot at $4,000.
Feb. 9, 3900 E. Bay Drive, information. A witness observed a male swing at a parked car in the Publix parking lot. When police arrived, they found glass from the taillight under the car. The witness said the male appeared angry and left the area with other people. Police later found two juveniles near the 34th Street Beach access, one who told police he had broken light. The car owner did not want to press charges for the taillight damage. The juveniles were released to their guardians.
Feb. 11, Jessie’s Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, theft/heroin. A 24-year-old Bradenton woman was arrested for theft and possessing drugs and paraphernalia after taking chips, beef jerky and soda and stuffing them into her pants while in the store. When a clerk confronted the woman about the theft, the woman handed over the items, which were valued at $10.97. Police arrived as the woman attempted to get in the backseat of a vehicle that had a driver and another person in the front seats. The woman told the officer she was a drug user and “messed up.” She told police she had heroin and a needle in her purse. An officer found two needles, 0.1 grams of heroin, a suboxone strip and two syringes. She was arrested and transported to jail.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.