April 16, 300 block of Pine Avenue, possible marijuana found. An officer investigating a crash came upon a leafy green substance. The substance was seized and destroyed.
April 21, 100 block of Spring Avenue at the beach access, felon in possession of a firearm, possession less than 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia. A sheriff’s deputy observed a truck with a female passenger blocking the beach access. There was an odor of marijuana. A male returned, and the deputy searched the truck. Officers located a loaded firearm, less than 20 grams of marijuana, two crack pipes and two partially burnt marijuana cigarettes. The male was charged with firearm possession by a convicted felon and the female was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis and paraphernalia.
Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.
April 10, 1800 Gulf Drive N., La Costa Condominiums, grand theft second-degree. An owner at La Costa said he parked his Toyota Rav4 in guest parking and went to the beach, leaving the car unlocked and the keys on the front floorboard. When he returned, the vehicle was gone. Witnesses and surveillance footage showed a man driving the vehicle. Later, the vehicle was located in east Manatee County, where it was damaged during a police pursuit. The driver was arrested.
April 14, 700 block of Gulf Drive North, property damage. A man called the BBPD to report a pickup truck knocked over a fire hydrant near the Wicked Cantina and Imperial House condominiums. Utility workers were dispatched.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez is policed by MCSO.
April 20, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix Super Market, theft. Officers responded to a report that two men took beer without paying. Officers took a description of the men and checked surveillance video. The beer was valued at $41.50.
April 22, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, camping citation. A man was found asleep in his car in the parking lot of the Anna Maria Island Center shopping plaza. When officers told him to leave, his car battery had died and the vehicle was out of gas. An officer took him to buy gas and jumped the car and then the man left the area.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
Street life is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.