July 16, 300 block of Magnolia Avenue, battery. A 23-year-old man on vacation argued with his wife. He forcibly removed the car keys from the woman and took her cellphone. Family members witnessed the couple fighting and attempted to separate the man and the woman. All parties declined medical attention. The man was arrested for battery by a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy and transported to the county jail.
Anna Maria is policed by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
July 19, Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., trespass. Bradenton Beach police found a 33-year-old man sleeping next to the building and warned him for trespassing. He left the area.
July 21, Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N., battery. A fight broke out between four men at the bar. According to one man, he was jumped by three men. Another man said he and another man argued about a song and that man struck him in the back of the head. Several witnesses told different stories about the fight. Emergency services treated the injuries. One man signed a waiver of prosecution. No one wanted to press charges. The men left.
July 21, 100 block of Bridge Street and the beach, disorderly intoxication. Beachgoers reported a man drinking and littering on the beach. Police found pizza boxes, cans, bottles, clothes and chairs near a man who was asleep with a beer in his hand. After officers woke him up, police arrested him due to his unsteady demeanor.
July 21, 100 block of Fourth Street South, drugs. A police officer stopped a vehicle for a seize-tag order. The female driver said she had no insurance and showed the officer 17.5 grams of marijuana, saying her boyfriend left it in the vehicle. The officer issued the woman a notice to appear in court and confiscated the tag and drugs.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
Cortez is policed by MCSO.
July 17, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. Holmes Beach police assisted a manager with a trespass warning after he called 911 about a man taking a cafe chair onto the beach. The manager said he repeatedly told the man not to take the chair. The man left the property.
July 18, 100 block of 52nd Street, water. A resident reported flooding at a city park and several properties due to a pool being drained. HBPD responded and code enforcement suggested the police officers unplug the pumps. The plugs were burnt and melted. Frank Agnelli of Agnelli Pools arrived on the scene and told officers the pumps had to function to remove the water or the pool walls would cave in and possibly damage the house. Agnelli agreed a melted plug should not be used. He told police another outlet would be used for the pump for 12 hours, after which his workers would finish the walls.
July 18, 500 block of 67th Street, noise. A noise citation was issued to an owner after a neighbor called HBPD three times 9:56-10:10 p.m. about loud music. When police arrived, they took noise meter readings of 44-65 decibels. Daytime noise is restricted to 65 decibels. After 10 p.m., there is a 50-decibel limit. The owner told police she was celebrating her husband’s birthday with friends, new to the neighborhood and unaware of the noise ordinance.
July 19, 5100 block of Gulf Drive, alcohol. While on patrol, a police officer pulled over an SUV for speeding and issued the 20-year-old driver an alcohol violation. Eleven cartridges of THC wax and a drug pipe were seized. The vehicle was towed.
July 19, 7100 block of Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. Fishing equipment valued at $7,340 was stolen from a Jeep Cherokee overnight. There was no evidence of forced entry and the back hatch was found open.
July 20, 100 block of 67th Street and the beach, grill. Holmes Beach police ticketed a woman from New York who was sitting under a canopy with a lit outdoor grill. The woman advised she was unaware of the ordinance. The officer directed her husband to a sign at the beach access.
July 22, 100 block of 50th Street, noise. Officers responded to a noise complaint at 10:17 p.m. and found children laughing, yelling and singing. Officers took meter readings between 50-65 decibels. Police cited the renter for the noise violation. The renter apologized.
Holmes Beach is policed by Holmes Beach Police Department.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.