May 2, 2000 Gulf Drive, Coquina Beach park, property damage. A large Australian pine tree limb fell on a parked car, causing damage to the front fender and hood of the vehicle. No one was injured.
May 2, 2500 block of Avenue A, information. A water fountain in a park area was apparently broken by some juveniles. According to the report, officers determined the fountain was accidentally broken.
May 3, 109 First St. N., Bridgewalk, drug arrest. Robert Lawton, 35, of Bradenton, was arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana after an officer reported seeing Lawton walking around the parking lot with a knife in his hand. Lawton refused to drop his knife and the officer waited for backup before apprehending the suspect.
May 5, 900 block of Gulf Drive South, warrant. A woman stopped for speeding was arrested on a Pinellas County warrant for receiving goods with a worthless check.
May 8, 100 block of 12th Street, lost property. A woman reported her handgun missing from her residence. According to the report, the woman recently moved to a new residence and is unsure if the gun was misplaced during the move or stolen.
May 8, 2200 Gulf Drive North, Seaside Inn and Resort, trespass warning. A couple were given a trespass warning after they parked along the beach-access walkway in front of a dumpster used by the resort. The couple was issued a trespass warning after threatening to "get even" with the manager, who had called police to have the vehicle moved.
May 11, 1700 block of Gulf Drive South, towed vehicle. A vehicle was towed after it apparently broke down and was left parked on the right of way.
May 15, 4509 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Harbor Lane apartments, battery. A capias request was issued for a man who beat up his neighbor in the parking lot of their apartment complex.
May 17, 1800 Gulf Drive, Coquina Beach, suspended license. During a routine traffic stop, officers determined the driver had a suspended license and an active warrant from Georgia with no extradition. He was reportedly given a notice to appear. A passenger in the vehicle was also arrested on a Sarasota County warrant.
May 14, 3602 E. Bay Drive, Beach Unlimited, shoplifting. An employee was caught by an officer attempting to steal more than $300 in merchandise after closing the store for the night. A store manager responded to the scene and offered the employee an opportunity to purchase all the merchandise in lieu of pressing charges. The employee chose to purchase the items and was subsequently fired and informed the items could not be returned.
May 15, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, warrant. A man was arrested on a Hillsborough County warrant when he was questioned for being at the beach after closing.
May 15, 3700 block of Gulf Drive, aggravated assault. A woman was arrested for reportedly attempting to run down a female pedestrian with her car. According to the report, the two women had an argument on the phone earlier in the evening and the suspect was heard by a third party threatening to harm the other woman in this manner.
May 16, 202 52nd St., Holmes Beach Marina, theft. A man reported his boat's registration decal stolen.
May 16, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, burglary. A man's wallet was reported stolen from his vehicle.
May 17, 5600 Marina Drive, Ginny's Antiques, larceny. A large rust-covered metal artwork, titled "Eclipse, was stolen from the front of the store where it is always kept. According to the report, the piece weighs 65 pounds and is worth approximately $1,200. The sculpture is about 4 feet tall.
May 18, 200 block of Harbor Lane, dog bite. A man reported his neighbor's Yorkshire terrier bit his forearm. According to the report, the man did appear to the bleeding from a bite mark on his arm. Manatee County Animal Services responded and quarantined the dog and gave the owner two citations.
May 19, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach Police Department, information. A woman reported that she discovered a man was using her rental address for his vehicle registration. The woman told police she has never rented her property to anyone.
May 20, 200 block of 72nd Street, theft. A man reported his bicycle stolen.