Jan. 31, 700 block of North Shore Drive, fraud. A woman tried to purchase exercise equipment on eBay. The seller instructed her to pay $1,000 by eBay gift cards, so she did. After the equipment was not delivered and the seller failed to return her calls and emails, the woman reported the scam to Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Feb. 12, Anna Maria City Hall/MCSO substation, 10005 Gulf Drive, information. The substation was contacted about a girl who went missing. Law enforcement searched for the missing minor, who was eventually located.
Feb. 14, 600 block of South Bay Boulevard, missing tag. A resident reported his tag was lost or stolen.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
Feb. 15, 2500 block of Avenue B, criminal mischief. A woman reported an unknown person used an unknown object to break her vehicle’s windshield. The damage was estimated at $150.
Feb. 16, 2200 block of Avenue B, domestic disturbance. Bradenton Beach police responded to a couple having an argument. They told an officer they were intoxicated after drinking all day at a festival and arguing because the woman had visited another man. Both agreed there had been no physical contact and declined to separate for the night.
Feb. 18-19, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive, S. trespass. A 57-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested for trespassing while he stood outside the store. The day before, a manager found the man sleeping on a bench outside the store and police warned him he would be arrested if he returned.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
Feb. 14, 8100 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman reported a package containing dietary supplements, valued at $60, went missing between 1:17 p.m., when it was delivered, and 4:30 p.m., when she returned home. She also told Holmes Beach police that packages have been stolen from her residence since July 2017.
Feb. 16, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. An unknown male punched a trolley driver’s window and yelled, “Didn’t you see me?” The male then entered the trolley with a bloody hand and asked for a towel. After being given a paper towel, he left the area. HBPD and Manatee County sheriff’s deputies searched for the man, but found no one matching the description of the male. Traffic cameras were being checked for footage of the incident.
Feb. 16, 200 block of 69th Street, missing/stolen property. Two bicycles, a women’s gold/brown Schwinn with a basket and a men’s blue bicycle, were reported missing or stolen. The bicycles were valued at $150.
Feb. 17, 200 block of 71st Street, construction. A man and woman pressure washing a house for a contractor were issued ordinance violations for working on a Sunday. Their boss went to the scene and apologized.
Feb. 19, 600 block of Foxworth, fraud. Two credit cards that a man had not requested arrived in the mail. The man also told police he checked his other credit cards and learned one account had been closed with a request to expedite a new card to an address that was not his. The man did not know how his identity had been compromised.
Officers advised the man to place fraud alerts to protect his credit.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.