July 31, 200 block of Willow Avenue, found child. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office received a call that a 5-year-old girl went to a home to say she was lost. A deputy reported that the child likes to play hide-and-seek and went missing while the family prepared to go out for dinner. She was returned to her parents.
Aug. 2, 200 block of Gladiolus Street, burglary. The MCSO investigated a report of a burglary to an unoccupied dwelling. The complainant found the window on a back door “smashed in,” possibly with a rock. Someone had rummaged through possessions at the rental property.
Aug. 3, 200 block of Chilson Avenue, disturbance. The MCSO received a complaint that neighbors were cutting mangroves at her property. The MCSO referred the complaint to city hall.
The MCSO polices Anna Maria.
Aug. 1, Bradenton Beach dinghy dock, 200 Bridge St., trespass warning. A Bradenton Beach police officer saw a man maintaining a dinghy on the dock. The man had been warned not to use the dock for repairs. So the officer issued a trespass warning.
Aug. 3, 100 block of Bridge Street, domestic disturbance. A BBPD officer, responding to reports of a disturbance, found a woman with blood on her face and arms. She said her husband punched her vehicle’s passenger-side mirror, cut his hand, smeared his blood on her and left. She declined to sign paperwork.
Aug. 3, Coquina Beach, 2650 Gulf Drive S., trespass warning. A BBPD officer observed three people spearfishing from the seawall near Longboat Pass. Code enforcement officers and marine rescue members on the scene asked the trio to put the spears in their vehicles. One person continued to spear a fish. Trespass warnings were issued to all three.
BBPD polices Bradenton Beach.
No new reports.
MCSO polices Cortez.
July 30, 3800 block of Gulf Drive, vehicle theft, missing person. An officer received a license plate reader hit on a vehicle for a stolen car. He stopped the motorist, who was a juvenile reported missing. The owner of the car retrieved it and the juvenile’s parents were contacted. The juvenile was taken to the Manatee County juvenile assessment center.
July 31, 5100 block of Gulf Drive, traffic. An officer checked a vehicle plate and found no record of a driver’s license or ID number assigned to the registered owner. Upon stopping the motorist, the officer determined he did not have a license. The driver was issued a notice to appear.
July 31, 4500 block of Gulf Drive, traffic, marijuana. An officer was alerted by the LPR system to a vehicle with expired registration and stopped the motorist. The officer smelled marijuana on approaching the vehicle. The driver handed the officer a marijuana cigar and a bag containing marijuana. The driver was issued citations for expired registration and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.
July 31, 100 block of 51st Street, noise, delinquency. While on patrol, two officers were sent to a rental property on a noise complaint. Officers reported observing juveniles running with cases of alcohol and a decibel reading confirmed excessive noise. The officers called for backup units, canvassed the area and found some of the juveniles. Parents were contacted. The renter was issued a notice to appear for an open house party and cited for noise.
Aug. 1, 4100 block of Gulf Drive, traffic. An officer received an LPR notification on a vehicle and stopped the motorist. The officer determined the driver’s license was suspended and registration expired. The driver was issued citations and the vehicle was towed.
Aug. 1, Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752 Manatee Ave. W., petit theft. A person reported a lost or stolen cellphone and was provided with a case number.
Aug. 1, 100 block of 52nd Street, alcohol. While conducting beach patrol, an officer observed three juveniles drinking alcoholic beverages. Their parents were contacted and the juveniles were issued citations.
Aug. 4, 600 block of Key Royale Drive, fraud. A woman reported that an unknown person wrote a fake check on her account. A report was filed.
HBPD polices Holmes Beach.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.