July 17, Gagne Construction, 214 Pine Ave., fraud. A complainant reported an attempt to cash a fraudulent check. The bank notified the business before cashing the check and there was no loss of funds.
July 20, 300 block of Hardin Avenue, domestic disturbance. An argument between vacationers was called into the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy responded, interviewed the parties and determined the couple was arguing but no physical contact occurred.
Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.
July 23, Drift In, 120 Bridge St., trespass. Flagged down by a bartender, a Bradenton Beach police officer assisted in trespassing a 33-year-old woman who evidently had too much to drink. Officers waited until an Uber driver picked up the woman.
July 25-26, Circle K, 2519 Gulf Drive N. and Florida Credit Union, 5700 26th St. W., Bradenton, stolen and recovered vehicle. A Bradenton man left his 2005 Buick running when he went into the convenience store and returned to find it gone. A day later, the vehicle was found in the credit union parking lot. The victim’s personal belongings, including a wallet, $200 and an Android phone, were still in the vehicle.
July 29, Via Roma Beach Resort, 2408 Gulf Drive N., battery. A woman pressed charges against a man who struck a cellphone out of her hand while she was recording him on the beach. She told Bradenton Beach police officers she was prompted by an incident with the man the night before. The man told police he did not intend any harm, but he didn’t want to be recorded. Later in the day, members of the man’s family allegedly taunted the woman and gave her the finger while in the swimming pool. She again called police. Bradenton Beach officers responded and advised her it was not against the law to call names and gesture.
July 29, Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., trespass warning. A 32-year-old woman and 33-year-old man were trespassed after they were found sleeping beneath the elevated building.
July 29, LaCosta condominiums, 1800 Gulf Drive N., loitering, trespass and burglary. Witnesses reported a man walking in the condo parking garage and entering a maintenance closet. The man, 32, was arrested after a surveillance video showed him pulling at vehicle door handles in the garage.
Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.
July 23, 4600 block of 119th Street W., theft. A complainant reported that a man he paid $9,000 to work on his boat had not started work.
Cortez is policed by MCSO.
July 30, 2900 block of Avenue B, disturbance. Holmes Beach police officers were called to a disturbance of a man and woman after the woman came back from the airport and found the man in the residence with another woman. The returning woman claimed she was on the lease and the man was not. The woman was later found walking on Avenue C and told police she was going to her mom’s but would start the eviction process in the morning. The man advised he would move out later in the day.
July 30, 200 block of Harbor Drive, thefts. Two boat owners reported fishing gear stolen from their vessels.
Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.