Oct. 22, 100 block of Palm Avenue, warrant. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person and found a 45-year-old woman wanted on a Holmes Beach camping ordinance violation. She was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.
Oct. 29, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, found property. A person found ammunition while cleaning a house and wanted to dispose of it properly. MCSO took possession of the rounds of ammunition for destruction.
Nov. 3-4, 100 block of Palm Avenue and 300 block of Bay Boulevard. Deputies on patrol found a 45-year-old woman sleeping in park areas with her belongings. She was issued $250 and $500 tickets for violating the camping ordinance and transported off the island. Holmes Beach police used a department vehicle to assist with her belongings.
Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.
Oct. 31, Beach ’N Rides, theft. A manager reported $120 missing from the cash register after he stepped out of the store for a few minutes.
Cortez is policed by MCSO.
Nov. 1, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, marijuana. Holmes Beach police stopped a black Nissan traveling north after a city license plate reader noted a possible registration violation. An officer noticed the odor of marijuana and found 0.08 grams of the drug and a marijuana pipe in the vehicle. The officer cited the 27-year-old driver for violating the city ordinance against possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana.
Nov. 5, 5200 block of Gulf Drive, Baker Act. Emergency medical services transported a 54-year-old man to a facility after an officer observed the motorist stop twice in 4700-4900 blocks and bang on his BMW sun roof. Approaching the vehicle, the officer saw a suicide note on the front seat and found crystal meth in a pill bottle in a search for weapons or illegal substances. The officer determined the man was likely to do harm to himself, ordered the transport and sent a request to the state attorney to issue a charge for the drug possession.
Nov. 5, 100 block of White Avenue, alcohol. While patrolling the beach access, a police officer observed a couple having sex next to an open bottle of Captain Morgan. The officer issued an alcohol ordinance citation to the 30-year old man who told police the alcohol was his.
Nov. 6, Dollar Tree, 3260 E. Bay Drive, trespass. A 56-year-old man was trespassed after the manager told police the man had defecated on the floor of the store. A police officer used the department vehicle to transport the man to the Cortez Road bridge at his request.
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.