Streetlife – 07-08-2020

Anna Maria

June 26, 200 block of Oak Avenue, larceny. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office took a report that tools were taken overnight from a residential construction site in the area. The home has windows but no doors. MCSO planned to check security cameras from nearby properties.

June 27, Willow Avenue beach access, beverage violation. A deputy issued a violation to an individual with an open container of alcohol on the beach.

June 29, 100 block of Hammock Road, noise. An MCSO deputy responded to a complaint of loud noise at a vacation rental property. The deputy reported, “Upon arrival, with my windows down, I did not hear any noise.” The deputy contacted the renter, who said a neighbor had been swearing at his party. No violation was issued.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

June 16, Tortuga Inn Beach Resort, 1325 Gulf Drive N., recovered property. A Bradenton Beach police officer responded to a call from motel management that housekeepers found a firearm in an empty room. Neither of the room’s prior tenants claimed the weapon. The officer confiscated the gun.

June 24, Via Roma Beach Resort, 2408 Gulf Drive N., public disturbance. An officer arrived at the motel after two men became involved in a physical altercation over beach chairs. Neither party wanted to press charges and they were told to stay away from each other for the remainder of their visits.

June 27, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass warning. An assistant manager at the store told an officer that a homeless man who trespassed the day prior had returned. The officer issued a trespass warning to the man for a year.

June 30, 600 block of Gulf Drive S., missing property. A pair of beachgoers told officers they failed to find their property after taking a long walk. Missing property included a purse, car keys and clothing. There was no witness and no further action was taken.

      BBPD polices Bradenton Beach.


June 22, Cortez Trailer Park, 12507 Cortez Road W., stolen vehicle. A resident from the Cortez Trailer Park reported a missing golf cart to the MCSO. There was no sign of entry at the residence and there were no surveillance cameras in the area.

      MCSO polices Cortez.

Holmes Beach

June 24, 500 block of Manatee Avenue West, traffic. An officer responded to a car accident and determined a driver involved did not have registration or proof of insurance. The vehicle was towed.

June 24, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, larceny. A bag containing personal items was stolen from the beach. No suspects were identified.

June 25, Anna Maria Island Shops, 3232 E. Bay Drive, camping. An officer on patrol spotted a man sleeping on a bench at the shopping center. He was issued a notice to appear after multiple warnings. The man left the area and no further action was taken.

June 25, 100 block of 52nd Street, alcohol. An officer on patrol was called to the beach on a report of two men drinking alcohol. Both were given citations and left the area.

June 26, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, disturbance. A man and woman got into a verbal altercation on the trolley. Officers arrived at the trolley stop and the situation was resolved.

June 27, 6700 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. Officers were called to a burglary in a vacation rental unit. Multiple items were stolen from the unit and from the renter’s vehicle. Fingerprints and photographs were taken.

June 27, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, information. HBPD responded to a dispute where a man threw a woman’s phone into the water. The phone was not recovered. The woman declined to press charges.

June 27, 5800 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman reported a bicycle stolen.

June 27, 200 block of 56th Street, noise. An officer was dispatched to a property on a complaint of loud music. The officer took readings that exceeded the permitted decibel level and issued a citation.

June 30, 4800 block of Gulf Drive, traffic/marijuana. An officer received a license plate reader hit on a vehicle. Upon stopping the female motorist, the officer determined she did not have insurance and her license was suspended. The male passenger was in possession of 19.9 grams of marijuana. The tag was seized and the vehicle transported to a home on the island.

June 30, 100 block of 52nd Street, alcohol. An officer on patrol was alerted to a female consuming alcohol near a beach access. The juvenile was cited and released.

June 30, 4300 block of Gulf Drive, marijuana. An officer was alerted to a vehicle driving with no headlights. Upon stopping the juvenile female motorist, the officer smelled marijuana. She was issued a citation for possession of 2 grams of marijuana and released to a parent.

HBPD polices Holmes Beach.

            Streetlife is compiled by staff and based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.