April 20, 875 N. Shore, Rod & Reel Pier, trespass complaint. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office dispatched a deputy to a report of trespass. The caller reported people passing beyond a locked gate to access the pier, which was closed to the public. A deputy reported the entry was from the beach rather than through the gate. People were found and informed of the restrictions.
April 21, 900 S. Bay Blvd., Galati Marine, domestic-related. The MCSO dispatched a deputy to respond to a report of a domestic-related situation. The report stated a man said he and his girlfriend engaged in a “huge” argument about “cures for COVID.” The man reported some “cuts and scratches,” but declined medical treatment. The woman was no longer present.
April 21, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier, suspicious circumstances. A caller observed a collection of boats — about nine vessels — near the beach and asked for a deputy to determine if “something needs to be said to them.” A marine unit was dispatched.
April 21, 100 block of Spring Avenue, disturbance. The MCSO responded to a complaint from a female who said three people on the beach verbally harassed her. A report said the suspects were gone and the complainant’s video showed no crime occurred.
April 21, 200 block of Spruce Avenue, noise complaint. The MCSO responded at about 11:15 p.m. to a report of loud noise. A deputy said people outside enjoying the night were told to turn down their volume.
April 22, 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, suspicious persons. The MCSO received a report at 4:55 p.m. that was classified as suspicious persons. The complainant, who was not at the site, reported a group of “eight-10 kids not social distancing” while playing sports at the Center of Anna Maria Island, which was closed to the public.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
No new reports.
The Bradenton Beach Police Department polices Bradenton Beach.
No new reports.
MCSO polices Cortez.
April 17, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, recovered stolen tag. While on patrol, a Holmes Beach police officer was alerted by the license plate reader system to a stolen trailer tag. The officer located a boat trailer with the tag attached in the store parking lot. The trailer’s owner said he lost his tag at a boat ramp but found one nearby in the water and, thinking it was his, he attached it to the trailer. The officer seized the tag and the man was released.
April 17, 5424 Marina Drive, Jessie’s Island Store, fraud. A man mailed a check from the store and the intended recipient notified him it was not received, but the check was cashed. The man reported the activity to his bank. No further action was taken by HBPD.
April 17, 400 block of Manatee Avenue West, fraud. A man received a phone call and deposited money into an account but the call was a scam. A report was filed.
April 17, 5200 block of Gulf Drive, beachfront, animal violation. A man was playing with his dog on the beach. An HBPD officer issued the man a citation and asked him to leave the beach with the dog.
April 18, 3800 block of Gulf Drive, battery. Officers were called to a fight between two groups of people on the beach. A man with injuries from the fight was intoxicated and attempted to accost officers. He was restrained and transported to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton. An investigation was ongoing.
April 21, 752 Manatee Ave. W., Kingfish Boat Ramp, camping. An officer saw a woman camping in the area near the boat ramp. The woman was issued a notice to appear in court.
HBPD polices Holmes Beach.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.