July 19, 300 block of South Bay Boulevard, trespass. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about a “man and his son walking along a private beach and refusing to leave.” The MCSO said the two people were not on the complainant’s property when law enforcement arrived. The report said, “Complainant was upset with deputies because we did not walk up to every person in the water and the beach … and advise them not to walk through his yard.”
July 21, 101 N. Bay Blvd., Two Scoops, disturbance. The MCSO dispatched a deputy to deal with calls involving a customer asked to wear a mask in accordance with a municipal mandate refused and struck an employee. The employee did not want medical treatment. The MCSO was looking for a suspect on Pine Avenue and at other businesses in the area.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
July 19, Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., trespass. An officer from the Bradenton Beach Police Department responded to reports of a fight. Upon arrival, the officer found two men — one bleeding from a cut on his eyebrow. Witnesses said the men had harassed other people on the pier before fighting each other. No one pursued charges and the officer trespassed the men from the pier for a year.
July 20, Adventure Forth, 103 Gulf Drive N., larceny. A business owner visited the BBPD to report the theft of two rental bicycles from outside his building. The owner said the bikes likely were not locked or secured. The man was given a victim right’s pamphlet.
BBPD polices Bradenton Beach.
No new reports.
MCSO polices Cortez.
July 14, 6200 block of Holmes Boulevard, fraud. A woman reported a fraudulent transaction from her bank account.
July 16, 2700 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A locked bike was stolen from a bike rack. A report was filed.
July 18, 3800 block of Gulf Drive, warrant. While conducting a beach patrol, an officer encountered three people at the beach after hours. One person said he may have a warrant with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office for a missed court date. The officer determined the man did have a warrant. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Manatee County jail.
July 19, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, battery. A woman claimed that another woman spit on her during a verbal altercation in the parking lot. Statements were taken and a video of the incident was shared with the HBPD and submitted to the state attorney’s office.
July 19, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, stolen plate. An officer was alerted by the license plate reader system to a stolen plate. The vehicle was located but was not occupied and the registered owner was contacted. The owner said the vehicle had been sold to an unknown individual. The car was towed and the plate was held as evidence.
HBPD polices Holmes Beach.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.