May 28, Manatee County Sheriff’s substation, 207 Pine Ave., information. Three wallets — containing credit, debit and insurance cards — were turned into the MCSO.
June 1, Slim’s Place, 9701 Gulf Drive, confiscated property. Deputies observed a man in a parked vehicle with a vape device in a cup holder while responding to an alarm. Asked about the contents of the vape device, the man acknowledged the substance was THC oil. The deputies confiscated the vape device and drug, placing them in an MCSO property locker to be destroyed.
June 3, Cypress Avenue and Tuna Street, beach ordinance. Dispatched for a vehicle stuck in the sand, a deputy determined a man had driven the vehicle onto the beach to retrieve fishing gear. The man was cited for violating an ordinance that prohibits vehicles on the beach.
June 3, address redacted by MCSO, domestic. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance where a person was transported to a medical facility.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
May 31, Bayview Terrace Condominiums, 117 Seventh St. N., vehicle burglary. More than a dozen tools valued at $2,000 — a generator, skill saw, drill set, chop saw, hammers, blowers and batteries — were stolen. Duncan Seawall of Sarasota reported the theft from a locked trailer.
June 2, Coquina Beach, 1600 Gulf Drive S., battery. Two men who were drinking vodka squabbled and one man struck the other man with a branch. Police arrived and observed a man bleeding. Lifeguards and emergency services treated the injured man and transported him to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton. A suspect was found under the Cortez Bridge, arrested and taken to jail.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
May 30, 3700 block of 115th Street Court West, battery and resisting arrest. A 30-year-old man was arrested by deputies after an argument with his girlfriend turned physical. While being handcuffed, he pulled away and an officer restrained him. He was transported to jail.
June 1, 3700 block of 115th Street West, burglary/resisting arrest. A 59-year-old man went to a neighbor’s house appearing intoxicated and asking for beer. The woman refused and the man allegedly threw an empty beer container at her. Later, the woman found the man on her lanai, banging on her door and demanding beer. He continued banging and broke the glass. Deputies found the suspect, with cuts on his hands and blood on his shorts, at his residence. The man was transported to jail.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
May 30, 200 block of Haverkos Lane, theft. An unknown person took an unlocked bicycle from a resident’s front yard between midnight and 7 a.m.
May 30, 100 block of 47th Street, beach ordinance. An 18-year-old Bradenton man drove his vehicle onto the beach to listen to music and was ticketed for a first offense of driving on the beach.
June 1, 100 block of 55th Street, fraud. A vacation homeowner reported an unauthorized advertisement after she found people trying to open her door. The agent at Vacasa who handles her property told her the agency had no information pertaining to the renter. The renter told police Florida Vacation Rentals was paid $1,470 for the rental based on an ad on Craigslist.
June 2, 3200 E. Bay Drive, assault. Juveniles reported a man in a Toyota Tundra flashed a 6-inch knife while they were waiting for a trolley. License plate recognition cameras and footage from Walgreens assisted police in locating a suspect vehicle, although no arrest was made at that time.
Street life is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.