May 4, 100 block of Willow Avenue, vehicle damage. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office dispatched deputies to a report of vehicle damage at about 1:30 p.m. The incident was classified as a hit-and-run, as the driver of a red pickup damaged a Volkswagen Tiguan and a Toyota Tundra and then left the scene.
May 5, 8600 block of Gulf Drive, BOLO. At about 4 p.m., the MCSO dispatch notified deputies to be on the lookout for juveniles driving recklessly in a golf cart from East Bay Drive to Anna Maria, where they drove on the beach at the Spring Avenue access.
May 5, 800 block of North Shore Drive, disturbance. The MCSO was called to a home where a male and female were arguing over money. The man left for the night with some personal effects.
May 5, 100 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier, trespass complaint. The MCSO responded to a report of people trespassing at the new pier, which remains under construction and is not open to the public.
May 5, 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, domestic. The MCSO was called to a fight between two men at about 11:20 p.m. The parties were separated and one of the men left the scene.
May 6, 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, civil complaint. The complainant reported the alleged theft of a car battery and a shotgun by family members — a woman in her 70s, a male in his 30s.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
May 1, 100 block of 10th Street South, burglary. A resident reported that a man entered her home without permission and stole a can of beer. The man was caught on security camera video, which was provided to the Bradenton Beach Police Department. The resident was told to contact the department if more information became available.
May 1, North Coquina Boat Ramp, 1600 Gulf Drive S., towed vehicle. A police officer identified an unregistered vehicle parked at the North Coquina Boat Ramp with no tags. In lieu of a known or registered owner, the officer called Norm’s Towing to remove the vehicle to an impound yard.
May 1, Intracoastal Waterway, recovered stolen boat. Multiple people witnessed a man who had been fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway near Herb Dolan South Park take a resident’s boat from its anchorage. Witnesses took pictures of the vehicle the suspect drove to the park, which police used to find the suspect’s home in Holmes Beach. Officers from the BBPD and the Holmes Beach Police Department visited the home, where they detained the suspect. The boat was found anchored at a dock near the Sandpiper Resort in Holmes Beach and was returned to the owners.
May 4, Coquina Beach, 1800 Gulf Drive S., trespassing. Police officers arrested a man trespassing at Coquina Beach because he had previously been given a trespass warning for the premises.
BBPD polices Bradenton Beach.
No new reports.
MCSO polices Cortez.
April 29, 100 block of 50th Street, alcohol. An officer observed a female walking toward the beach access with an open bottle of wine. When the officer approached the woman, she attempted to hide the bottle under a towel. She was given a notice to appear for possession of an alcoholic beverage on the beach.
April 30, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, trespass after warning. A store employee called HBPD to report an intoxicated male. Police determined the man had a previous trespass warning. He was issued a notice to appear and asked to leave the premises.
May 1, 5325 Marine Drive, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club, theft. A person reported four fishing poles and other equipment stolen from his docked boat. The HBPD identified a suspect and recovered two fishing poles.
May 3, 200 block of Manatee Avenue West, traffic. A vehicle parked in a city right of way was towed.
May 5, 5200 block of Marina Drive, vehicle theft. A license plate reader alerted HBPD that a stolen vehicle entered the city. Upon apprehending the driver, officers determined the motorist and three passengers were juveniles. The driver, also in possession of 3.5 grams of marijuana, was arrested for grand theft auto and taken to the Manatee County Juvenile Detention Center. The passengers were taken to the police department until their parents arrived.
May 5, 200 block of 64th Street, marijuana. An officer on patrol conducted a traffic stop. Upon issuing the driver a warning, the officer smelled marijuana. The driver handed over a bag containing 6 grams of marijuana and was given a citation for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
HBPD polices Holmes Beach.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.