May 2, 875 N. Shore Drive, Rod & Reel Pier, theft. A taxi driver took a passenger from Walmart on Cortez Road in Bradenton to the Rod & Reel Pier. The passenger said he lost his debit card and had no way to pay the $80 tab.
May 4, 600 block of South Bay Boulevard, felony criminal mischief, $1,000 or more. A man reported the back window of his vehicle was intentionally broken. The estimated repair cost was $2,500.
Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.
April 28, 200 Bridge St., anchorage, grand theft less than $5,000. A man went to the police station to report his anchoring system stolen from his sailboat. He said he knew the name of the man who stole the system, reported it and said the man had gone to Key West.
May 1, 100 block of Fourth Street South, burglary to a vehicle. A woman reported two backpacks taken from a vehicle at her home contained $700 cash, a passport, immigration documents, clothes and two pairs of sunglasses, all worth $950. Both backpacks with all contents were later found nearby in the water.
May 1, 100 block of Seventh Street South, burglary to a vehicle. A woman reported a vehicle in her carport was burglarized after she left for work. She reported cash envelopes with $62 and shift reports for work were missing.
May 1, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, trespass warning. A man attempted to get one employee to send a second employee to the parking lot to talk to him. Due to a prior domestic dispute, the employee requested the man be trespassed from the store and parking lot. A BBPD officer trespassed the man.
May 2, 117 Bridge St., the Fish Hole, suspicious circumstances. An officer was dispatched to the Fish Hole for a possible robbery in progress after an employee who was emptying the trash outdoors said a man told him to empty the cash register and leave the money in the trash can. The employee went inside and called 911. The man left the area. Police searched but did not locate the man.
May 2, 118 Bridge St., Sports Lounge, assault. A man who appeared intoxicated made derogatory comments toward customers and threw ice at a person. He was asked to leave by the bartender/manager and called her derogatory names as he went out. He returned, saying he should get a gun and shoot up the bar, and was sent outside, where he tried to put his foot through a window to gain entry. He eventually passed out. The bartender filed a criminal complaint against the man and also requested a trespass warning be filed against him if he returned.
May 8, 100 block of Second Street North, domestic battery. A woman went to a man’s residence to retrieve some personal items and a verbal argument ensued. The woman said the man opened her car door and struck her in the face with his right hand. The man’s father was present and said he stepped between the car and his son. The woman filed a criminal complaint.
May 3, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, arrest. A car was idling with keys in the ignition on Gulf Drive North. The tag returned a capias from an earlier assault and alerted that the suspect was considered a safety threat. A man, who approached carrying a can of gasoline and saying he was out of gas, was identified as the suspect and turned over to the MCSO. He was transported to the Manatee County jail.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
Cortez is policed by MCSO.
April 28, 5400 Marina Drive, Seaside Laundromat and More, theft. A man said that while he was doing laundry, a woman took his key ring and keys.
April 30, 3400 block of Sixth Avenue, theft. A man reported a black bicycle and a red Igloo cooler stolen from his carport. He valued the property at $200.
April 30, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix Super Market, theft. A woman reported her unlocked bicycle stolen from the bike rack while she shopped. The bicycle was valued at $200.
May 4, 200 block of 72nd Street, noise ordinance. A man complained of a loud party at another residence behind his home. Officers took decibel readings, notified the renters of the noise ordinance and issued a citation.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
Street life is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.