Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.
Sept. 1-Oct. 17, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, derelict vessel. Bradenton Beach police cited a Sarasota man for abandoning a 24-foot sailboat with a damaged mast, inoperable outboard motor and missing rudder.
Sept. 30-Oct. 17, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, derelict vessel. BBPD tagged an abandoned 33-foot sailboat with no mast, sails or engine.
Sept. 17-Oct. 17, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, derelict vessel. A 33-foot 1982 sailboat without a steering mechanism was ticketed as an unseaworthy vessel.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the Bradenton Beach Police Department.
Cortez is policed by MCSO.
Oct. 12, 5600 block of Guava Street, domestic. A 25-year-old man was arrested after grabbing his girlfriend by the throat, making it difficult for her to breathe, and attempting to prevent her from leaving. She broke away and ran to the police station. The boyfriend followed her. The couple had argued about the man going back out to drink at the bars. The man was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.
Oct. 13, 5800 block of Gulf Drive, suspicious circumstances. Condo owners moved furniture to a corner of a room and vacated the premises for construction work. Their contractor arrived and reported the furniture had been repositioned. When the owners returned, they found coffee stains on a dresser, a hanger out of place and the password to an online account had been changed.
Oct. 13, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A man reported gold and silver coins and a gold wedding band valued at $290 stolen from his apartment. The officer checked a pawn database, found the items and referred the report to HBPD’s detective.
Oct. 15, 800 block of Manatee Avenue, marijuana. Conducting a traffic stop for an expired tag, Holmes Beach police officers observed vape pens and cannabis packaging in the front seat. The officers conducted a vehicle search and also found 11 grams of marijuana, TCH oil and a pipe. The driver told police he had smoked marijuana earlier. He was arrested for possessing the drugs and paraphernalia and transported to jail.
Oct. 18, 100 block of 35th Street, marijuana. A Holmes Beach police officer approached a vehicle parked in the dark near the beach access and noticed the odor of cannabis. A 28-year-old man and 20-year-old woman were issued violations for possessing less than 20 grams of the drug.
Oct. 20, 100 block of 52nd Street, construction violation. HBPD responded to a report of unfiltered water being pumped from the ground during pool construction. An officer observed water running out of the construction site without proper filtration and took photographs. The matter was referred to code enforcement.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach police departments and the MCSO.