April 12, 400 block of North Bay Boulevard, Bayfront Park, lost or stolen item. A man reported he forgot his camera, placed on a picnic table. When he returned, the camera was gone.
Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez is policed by MCSO.
April 16, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, Hancock Bank, marijuana possession less than 20 grams. An officer observed a parked car with heavily tinted windows after midnight in the parking lot and learned the occupants were sleeping inside. When they exited the vehicle, they admitted they had been smoking marijuana. Officers seized paraphernalia and several small bags of marijuana totaling 12 grams. A possession citation was issued and the two subjects were advised they were violating camping regulations. They were released.
April 16, 600 block of Dundee Lane, accidental shooting. Officers responded to a 911 call and found a man who accidently shot himself in the thigh while cleaning his gun. He was transported by EMS with a non-life-threatening injury to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.
April 17, 600 block of Emerald Lane, fraud. A man went to the HBPD at city hall and reported credit card transactions made in Bradenton on a Discover Card he did not open. Officers collected receipts from stores and surveillance videos of the suspects.
April 17, 3200 E. Bay Drive, Subway, Anna Maria Island Centre shopping plaza, trespass. Officers responded to a theft in progress after employees saw a man take money from a tip jar. The suspect was sitting outside the business and admitted he took the money. He returned the cash and no charges were filed. He was issued a trespassed warning and left the shopping plaza.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
Street life is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.