Streetlife – 09-25-2019

Anna Maria

      Sept. 9, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Baker Act. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy found a juvenile sitting under an oak tree with a rope. The juvenile female had messages written on her hand and arm indicating she planned to harm herself. She agreed to be taken to a medical facility. The deputy transported her and contacted her mother.

Sept. 10, Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., assist. MCSO deputies assisted a U.S. Coast Guard investigator after a tugboat operator lost control of a  barge. The barge struck the middle of the pier walkway while delivering materials to the T-end. Damage was estimated at about $20,000.

Sept. 12, 200 block of Oak Avenue, suspicious incident. An unknown person or persons cut and removed a window screen. A deputy determined no entry was made.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

      Sept. 14, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass warning. Two men and one woman were issued trespass warnings after Bradenton Beach police arrived to find the men fighting on the store’s front porch. One of the men was bleeding. Emergency personnel treated the man, but he refused to go to the hospital, saying it was a prior work-related injury and not that bad. The three people were told not to return to the property for a year.

Sept. 16, Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive N., towed vehicle. The manager reported a vehicle left on the property, saying she believed it belonged to a person who had been trespassed a week earlier. The vehicle was towed.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.


      Sept. 14, 3600 block of 115th Street West, fight. An argument ensued between neighbors after a man parked his motorcycle. The woman who lived next door to the man pulled his finger. The man took his hand away and declined to press charges.

      Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

      Sept 11, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, theft. A couple reported they paid a contractor $5,000 in advance to build a retaining wall, lay pavers, level and fill areas in their yard with concrete and lay turf at a $6,295 estimated price. The contractor failed to complete the work as promised. Holmes Beach police gave the property owner an affidavit to complete and return to the HBPD.

Sept. 11, Eat Here, 5315 Gulf Drive, trespass warning. A Holmes Beach officer issued a trespass warning to a 49-year-old man found sleeping under a trailer. The man left the area.

Sept. 15, 500 block of Manatee Avenue, camping. A 57-year-old man was found sleeping on a bench with a bottle of whiskey hanging out of his pocket. He told the officer he’d taken the free bus to the island but missed the bus going back. The man was issued a notice to appear in court for violating the camping ordinance.

Holmes Beach is policed by the Holmes Beach Police Department.

        Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and the MCSO.

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