Oct. 17, 200 block of Lakeview Drive, suspicious incident. An unknown person entered a cottage being remodeled. Footprints were found on brown paper left by a flooring contractor, but nothing was missing. Contractors working on the project were contacted and denied being inside.
Oct. 21, 200 block of Oak Avenue, burglary. A complainant reported someone entered a residence without permission and removed a TV and other electronics valued at $5,800.
Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.
Oct. 24, 1000 block of Gulf Drive North, domestic violence. Responding to a dropped 911 call, Bradenton Beach police arrested a Bradenton woman for battery. The woman told police a former boyfriend grabbed her, spit in her face and threw her phone into the parking lot after they argued about him speaking to women on the street. The man, on the other hand, said the woman smashed her own phone, repeatedly struck him in the face and kicked him in the ribs. An officer determined the woman was the aggressor based on the man’s injuries.
Oct. 28, Daquiri Deck, 113 Bridge St., suspicious incident. At 3:15 a.m., a Bradenton Beach police officer observed a woman climb from a construction site and followed her to the side of a restaurant and bar, where she began washing mud from her legs and shoes. The officer approached the woman, who told police she was employed by the bar, but then advised she was a former employee. A man joined the woman and the officer, who advised both people to leave. They did.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.
Cortez is policed by MCSO.
Oct. 23, 5400 block of Marina Drive, criminal mischief. A man was driving north when an unknown male broke his driver’s side window with an unknown object. Holmes Beach police canvassed the area for the perpetrator but did not find a suspect.
Oct. 23, Publix, 3900 E. Bay Drive, theft. Ribeye steaks, other meat and antihistamines valued at $95 were taken by a Bradenton man. The man was seen putting the items under his clothing and leaving the store parking lot in a white truck. Holmes Beach police pulled over the truck, found two packages of meat and the antihistamine and arrested the man.
Oct. 24, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass/camping. Police found a man lying on the ground, behind dumpsters at the north end of the parking lot. The man initially told police he was fine, but after being cited for violating the camping ordinance and trespass, he signed the trespass warning with a curse word and requested medical attention. Emergency medical services responded and reported he was fine. He left the property.
Oct. 26, 2700 block of Gulf Drive, suspicious incident. Police observed a male riding a black mountain bike without lights at 3:39 a.m. and attempted to stop the bicyclist. The male failed to stop and fled through the Sunset Beach condominium parking garage. Officers searched the area and found the bike lying in the grass near the garage, but not the man. The bike was placed for safekeeping.
Oct. 26, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, domestic. A Bradenton woman was arrested for slapping and punching her boyfriend, who told police he punched a wall to release anger and did not want to press charges against the woman. The woman denied the violence. After interviewing the witnesses, an officer determined the woman was the primary aggressor and transported her to the Manatee County jail.
Oct. 28, 52nd Street and the beach, alcohol. Two underage females were seen drinking alcohol on the beach. Their bottles of alcohol were dumped. Police called their parents, who responded to the scene, and the girls were released.
Oct. 28, 52nd Street and the beach, alcohol. Police issued citations to a group of people drinking alcohol on the beach. The drinkers left with a designated driver, who provided the officers with a breath sample evidencing she had not been drinking.
Oct. 29, 700 block of Manatee, license/marijuana. A police officer stopped a motorist driving erratically and found he had no license and four small bags of marijuana. He was issued a summons for driving without a license and a ticket for possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and the MCSO.