Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
March 30, 1000 block of Gulf Drive South, domestic violence. A fight broke out among family members after a 16-year-old refused to clean out a bait bucket as requested by his cousin. One male allegedly put the cousin in a headlock against the wall and fought with others who attempted a rescue. The male was arrested and transported to the juvenile detention center. Because minors were at the residence, Bradenton Beach police contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families.
March 31, 2300 block of Gulf Drive North, stolen bicycle. An owner reported his beach cruiser valued at $750 stolen from his garage midday, while he’d left his garage door open. Another bicycle whose ownership was unknown was left in its place in his garage.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
March 27, Paradise Bay Estates, 10315 Cortez Road W., battery. A female resident became upset about what she believed was unlawful mangrove cutting. She confronted a man hired by the homeowner’s association to clean a drainage ditch, striking him twice with a cane. The resident admitted to tapping the work crew manager and asserted she owned the ditch. However, the association maintained a survey was done and the resident owns only half the ditch. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy told the owner the ownership question was a civil matter. The work crew manager declined to press charges and signed a waiver of prosecution. The deputy warned the woman that if she hit anyone else, she would be arrested for battery.
March 28, Seafood Shack, car theft. A Cortez woman reported her vehicle stolen. The matter also was listed as a civil dispute over ownership.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
March 28, 3200 E. Bay Drive, weapon/marijuana. An 18-year-old Tampa man and passenger in a vehicle were arrested for carrying a weapon and possessing marijuana after police stopped the vehicle for failing to obey a traffic device. Holmes Beach police conducted a search of the vehicle, noting an odor of marijuana, and found a handgun under the man’s seat. The man told police the marijuana belonged to him and he did not have a conceal-carry gun permit. The man also was not 21, the age required for a permit.
March 30, Publix Super Market, 3900 E. Bay Drive, theft. HBPD arrested a 40-year-old man who allegedly stole a sandwich, bag of chips and an 18-pack of Busch beer. After being confronted by a manager, the man left on a bicycle. Police found him in a vehicle in the 100 block of 33rd Street.
March 30, Jessie’s Island Store, 5701 Marina Drive, warrant. A store manager called police after an unknown man asked the manager to hold a bag of his clothing. After law enforcement located the man, he told officers he was about to interview at the Ugly Grouper and did not want to go to the interview with his belongings. HBPD determined the man was wanted on a Sarasota County warrant and he was arrested and transported to jail.
Street life is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.