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Streetlife – 07-18-2018

Anna Maria

July 5, Rod & Reel Pier and 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, trespass/disturbance. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a call about a man walking around the restaurant with a bottle of whiskey, trying to engage customers in a fight. The manager walked the man to the parking lot and deputies arrived to witness the trespass. The report states the 24-year-old man “immediately admitted drinking whiskey because it was his birthday.” Later, the man was reported lying in the road on Magnolia Avenue, having smashed items in his room at a relative’s house and possessing contraband. He became agitated and cursed at officers. He was arrested for drugs and threatening law enforcement and was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

July 11, 2500 block of Avenue B, domestic disturbance. Bradenton Beach police were dispatched to a report of a verbal disturbance. The couple told police they were arguing because they had consumed too much alcohol. The woman left the residence to stay the night at a friend’s place. The man said that was a good idea. No physical violence was observed.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

July 6, 3800 block of 117th Street, disturbance. An argument erupted between two women. Two sisters, one who permitted the other to live rent-free in the past, argued about a three-day eviction notice served the sister. MCSO reported being called out for arguments four times in the past two weeks. No physical violence was observed.

July 9, 4515 119th St. W. and 4511 123rd St. W., thefts. Two Manatee County mosquito traps were reported stolen.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

July 3, 200 block of 29th Street, vehicle theft. A 2011 Ford SUV was stolen and then recovered on the west side of Bradenton by MCSO.

July 6, Manatee Public Beach, warrant. While Holmes Beach police checked on a vehicle in the parking lot after hours, a woman and man approached the officer. HBPD determined the man was wanted on a warrant out of Alachua County, so he was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail. The vehicle was released to the woman.

July 6, 2800 block of Avenue E, theft. Visitors from Ohio left a beach tent and skimboard unsecured in front of the residence. When they returned from dinner at about 8 p.m., the items were gone.

July 8, Manatee Public Beach, alcohol. A Plant City man was cited for an alcohol violation after lifeguards alerted officers to people consuming alcohol on the beach.

July 9, Ugly Grouper Restaurant, 5702-5704 Marina Drive, theft. Clothing, sunglasses and a leather purse valued at $1,000 were reported stolen from an area where the restaurant owners stored remaining inventory from a store. An investigation is continuing.

July 9, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, marijuana ordinance. The driver of a Dodge pickup who failed to stop at a blinking red light on Gulf Drive before turning east at Manatee Avenue was pulled over at 11:23 p.m. The officer noticed an odor of marijuana. He searched the vehicle and found a tin containing 0.6 grams of marijuana and a pipe. The driver said it was from the Fourth of July. The officer cited the driver for violating the ordinance.

July 10, 3300 block of Gulf Drive, probation/warrant/marijuana ordinance. Three 19-year-olds were stopped in a vehicle that failed to stop at a blinking red signal on Gulf Drive at Manatee Avenue. Police noted the occupants moving around in the vehicle and the odor of marijuana and conducted a search. After the search and checking law enforcement databases, one person was arrested for violating probation and driving with a revoked license. Another was arrested on a burglary warrant out of Bradenton. And a third person in the vehicle was cited with possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana with paraphernalia.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 07-11-2018

Anna Maria

June 28, 200 block of Archer Way, suspicious activity. A man reported a suspicious person near his home.

July 1, 9900 block of Gulf, scooter complaint. A complainant reported observing people switching the tag on a scooter and riding scooters without helmets. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy determined a scooter rental business was not violating state law or city ordinance.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        June 30-July 1, Island Time Bar & Grill, 111 Gulf Drive S., stolen/recovered vehicle. An unlocked 2013 Hyundai sedan valued at $13,000 was reported stolen from the parking lot. The next day the owner told police his friends had moved it.

June 30, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., disturbance. Bradenton Beach police responded to a woman who alleged a man slammed her to the ground for no reason. However, surveillance video showed the woman aggressively moved toward the man, sticking her finger in his face, before he pushed her. No one was charged.

July 1, 2400 block of Gulf Drive North, property damage. Visitors from Ohio reported the window of a rental vehicle was smashed the day before. Nothing was taken.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        June 29, 2900 block of Avenue E, vehicle burglaries. An unlocked Ford pickup and Chevy Suburban were burglarized overnight. Stolen from the pickup were a loaded 45-caliber semi-automatic pistol valued at $600 and a wallet containing credit cards. The cards were canceled. Fingerprints were taken.

June 30, Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, trespass. Three Bradenton men were issued trespass warnings after the club manager reported them for fishing at the golf course pond.

June 30, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol/trespass. A 59-year-old Bradenton man was issued a trespass warning and alcohol citation after a Holmes Beach police officer observed the man drinking beer in an area where alcohol is prohibited. The man also was watching two girls, age 12 and 9, near a picnic table. The officer found the woman who brought the girls to the beach and advised of the incident. He told her the man committed no crime against the girls but the officer was concerned for their safety. The guardian thanked the officer and said she would watch the girls more closely.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 07-04-2018

Anna Maria

        June 21, 100 block of Palm Avenue, drugs. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy noted an odor of marijuana while talking to a motorist he stopped for running a stop sign on Gulf Drive at Magnolia Avenue. Searching the vehicle, deputies found 17 grams of marijuana under the front seat and a scale in the center console. A deputy issued the driver a notice to appear in court on the drug charges and a ticket for running the stop sign. The contraband was seized.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

June 17, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., trespass. A 42-year-old man was issued a trespass warning after arguing with a bartender.

        June 19, Oma’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant, 201 Gulf Drive N., criminal mischief. Two Oma’s employees reported an unknown person keyed vehicles in the restaurant parking lot, causing $1,500-$5,000 in damages over the course of two months.

June 20, 200 block of Bay Drive North, theft. A property manager reported two secured personal watercrafts stolen. They were valued at $14,000. There was no forced entry found.

June 20, 1800 Gulf Drive North, vehicle burglary. A cross pendant and gold chain, a wallet, $120 and identification cards, were reported stolen from an unlocked SUV.

June 21, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, warrant. A 23-year-old man was arrested on a warrant for operating an unregistered personal watercraft in Bradenton Beach.

June 26, 100 Gulf Drive South-100 Gulf Drive North, theft. Three credit cards were reported stolen from a Tampa man’s wallet. The man went to the beach after he purchased items at Circle K with a credit card, visited a gift shop and placed his wallet containing the cards inside a locked vehicle. Two of his credit cards were later used to make $440.48 in unauthorized purchases.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

June 20-21, Bradenton Boat Club, 12160 Cortez Road W., burglary. Two boats at a dock were burglarized. Reported stolen from a 24-foot Carolina Skiff and 22-foot Boston Whaler were three coolers, a fishing pole and seat cushions.

June 24, Swordfish Grill, 4628 119th St. W., battery. MCSO deputies responded to a report of a couple’s argument turning physical. Deputies interviewed the parties and arrested a woman.

June 26, 4300 block of 127th Street West, domestic battery/drugs. A 29-year-old Sarasota man was arrested following reports of a man striking a woman in the back seat of a parked vehicle. During the man’s transport to the Manatee County jail, he kicked and hit his head inside the police cage. At the jail, he was searched and four oxycodone pills were found.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        June 22, 33rd Street beach access, vehicle burglary. A woman told police she’d left her purse, containing $100 and credit cards, in a locked vehicle. She found the items missing after she was texted about a purchase at Macy’s she didn’t make. When the woman returned to the vehicle, she saw the missing items and pry marks on a door handle. Holmes Beach police advised the woman to cancel her credit cards.

June 23, Anchor Inn, 3007 Gulf Drive, battery. Bar patrons found a 36-year-old woman passed out in a vehicle in the parking lot and called for help. West Manatee Fire Rescue, EMS and police responded. The woman slapped a firefighter/medic in the face and threatened two EMS paramedics, attempting to bite them. She was arrested and charged with battery.

June 23, Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752 Manatee Ave., illegal camping. A 59-year-old Michigan man was found sleeping next to his bicycle and other belongings. The man was issued a notice to appear in court for camping in a park.

June 23, 3300 block of Gulf Drive, welfare check. At about 2:50 a.m., at the request of the Palmetto Police Department, HBPD officers checked a rental home for a woman thought to be involved in a sexual assault. Officers found two juveniles, who claimed no knowledge of an assault, and the aftermath of what appeared to be a large party. An officer recommended the dayshift notify the Anna Maria Vacations rental manager about the condition of the property.

June 23, 6300 block of Marina Drive, warrant arrest. Stopped for an expired driver’s license, HBPD determined Orange County wanted a 43-year-old man for overdue child support. The man was transported to the Manatee County jail.

June 25, Publix Super Market, 3900 E. Bay Blvd., trespass.  A 64-year-old Bradenton man entered the store with an open beer and became belligerent. The man told police he had been drinking, wanted to leave the city but did not have money for a ride home. The officer warned the man for trespassing and told him not to return. He left on foot.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 06-27-2018

Anna Maria

      June 8, 300 block of Palm Avenue, runaway. A man reported his daughter ran away but later reported she returned.

June 12, Ginny’s and Jane E’s Cafe and Coastal Store, 9807 Gulf Drive, trespass. Two females who stole merchandise were located by deputies and returned the items, which were valued at less than $50. They were trespassed and the owner declined to press theft charges.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

No reports.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

June 7, 3800 block of 116th Street Court West, criminal mischief. A woman reported scratch marks on a vehicle.

June 15, 4200 block of 128th Street West, suspicious incident. While running through the neighborhood, a man carrying a green kayak dropped it. The reporting party waited a few days to see if the man would return for the kayak before calling the MCSO. The kayak was stored by MCSO.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

      June 14, Haley’s Motel, 8104 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Holmes Beach police responded a report of a man wearing all black, yelling and waking motel guests at midnight. An officer observed a man with a woman, who both said the other man was upset because his father died. The woman and man were intoxicated and the man who had been yelling told police he would go inside and keep the noise down.

June 16, Publix Super Market, 3900 E. Bay Drive, found property. An officer responded to a call and was met by a woman at the customer service desk. She said she found a $50 bill among the cash in a register that didn’t belong to Publix. The officer placed it in a property locker for safekeeping.

June 16, 200 block of 85th Street, burglary. More than $1,000 in fishing gear and a ratchet set were reported stolen. Forced entry was found.

June 16, Island Bazaar, 3304 E. Bay Drive, reckless driving/marijuana. At about 9:30 p.m., people at the Anna Maria Island Centre shopping plaza reported a white car driving on the sidewalk and through the parking lot, squealing tires and almost hitting people, vehicles and property. Police pulled over the car and spoke to a man from Georgia, who told police he liked to smoke and drink and wasn’t trying to hurt anyone. He consented to a police search of his vehicle, where officers found an open beer bottle and a marijuana cigarette. The man was arrested for marijuana possession and transported to jail. He was cited for reckless driving and open container. The 0.02 grams of marijuana were confiscated.

June 18, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. A written trespass warning was issued to a man found sitting in a vehicle after the park closed.

June 18, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, suspicious circumstances. Police stopped a 32-year-old man in a pickup truck at 2:06 a.m. after observing tires screech and the truck partially roll on its side while turning onto Manatee Avenue at a high rate of speed. When stopped, police spoke to a man who was wet and appeared intoxicated. He said his girlfriend and owner of the vehicle may be swimming, but he was on his way to her Bradenton residence to see if she was there. Police determined the girlfriend was in a taxi heading to her residence. She sent the taxi back to get the man. The truck was towed.

June 20, Suncoast Real Estate, 5402 Marina Drive. A man went to the police station and gave an officer a loaded semi-automatic gun, saying an employee found it in a garbage can behind the office. The officer took the gun and magazine for safekeeping.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 06-20-2018

Anna Maria

        June 7, 300 block of Pine Avenue, domestic disturbance. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies responded after three 911 calls were abandoned and found a married couple arguing about their child. Officers determined it had been a verbal dispute.

June 8, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, suspicious incident. A woman alerted authorities to a possible human bone she found near the shore. Deputies collected the bone for further examination.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        June 9, Coquina Park, 1600 Gulf Drive S., vehicle burglary. A Pennsylvania man reported his Jeep had been burglarized earlier in the day while at the beach. His credit card and $92 were stolen from the locked vehicle. When the man noticed the items were missing, he checked with his credit card issuer and determined someone made $1,283.99 and $748.99 in fraudulent purchases. Checking the vehicle, a BBPD officer found pry marks on a door handle.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        June 7, 300 block of 62nd Street, noise/party. Holmes Beach police responded to a noise complaint about a loud party just after midnight and observed vehicles lining the street and parked in the yard. More than 20 people were inside the residence, including underage drinkers. Other partygoers were in the street. A woman at the house told the officers the guests would stay overnight, but they advised that would violate the maximum occupancy for the property. “She did not take the situation seriously,” a police report stated. Vacasa Rentals was notified and an agent responded and served an eviction notice. The partygoers left the house, mostly calling Uber for rides, although five vehicles were allowed to remain. The officer cited the woman for an open house party and contributing to the delinquency of minors.

June 7, 300 block of 61st Street, battery. An argument turned physical when a female renter allegedly kicked a bedroom door and attempted to hit her male landlord. The renter denied the report, and said the landlord shoved her out of his room. A police officer issued a request to the state attorney to consider a battery charge against the renter. The landlord advised police he’d be starting the eviction process.

June 8, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Baker Act. Holmes Beach police were summoned by lifeguards about a woman on the beach with her dog. An officer determined she was under the influence of drugs and alcohol and needed medical assistance. EMS was called and the woman was transported to a medical facility. Police contacted a relative of the woman to pick up the dog.

June 9, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, drug/license/vehicle. A 34-year-old Bradenton man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and for possessing meth and driving with a suspended license as a habitual traffic offender. An officer observed the man operating a Dodge van with a cracked windshield, ran the tag and pulled him over when he determined the vehicle tag was registered to a Ford pickup and the man was wanted on a Sarasota County warrant in a grand theft case. The man told police he was a meth user but didn’t know about three bags of meth found by police in a hidden compartment near the center console. The vehicle was towed. The tag was seized. A passenger in the vehicle was arrested for possessing crack cocaine pipes.

June 11, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol. A Tampa man sitting at picnic table was cited for possessing alcohol in a prohibited area.

June 13, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary/criminal mischief. A rear window in a vehicle was smashed and a woman’s purse, containing $150, glasses and her driver’s license, was stolen.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

        Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD,  7600 HBPD and MCSO.

Streetlife – 06-13-2018

Anna Maria

June 3, 200 block of Pine Avenue on the beach, found property. Sunglasses and a cellphone with a cracked screen were turned into the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

June 2, Coquina Park South Boat Ramp, 2000 Gulf Drive S., stolen tag. An owner reported a boat trailer tag missing. A Bradenton Beach police officer entered the missing tag into a law enforcement database.June 2, Coquina Beach 2200 Gulf Drive, S., juvenile. An intoxicated female juvenile was reported stumbling on the beach and in the water. Police took her into custody and to a medical facility, where workers contacted her father.

June 3, 700 block of Gulf Drive South, criminal mischief. The owner of a 2007 Kia reported the vehicle’s side mirrors had been broken at their mounts between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Damages of $400 were estimated.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

May 31, Cortez Market, 12203 Cortez Road W., trespass. A woman who told a cashier she’d lost her wallet was trespassed for rude behavior. Her boyfriend returned to the store and said the woman found her wallet.June 1, 11500 block of Cortez Road West, lost/stolen property. Belongings left by a homeless man in January were reported missing when he returned to the location May 24.

June 2, 12000 block of Cortez Road, road rage. A 48-year-old Bradenton motorist encountered road rage and pulled into a parking lot. As the man exited his vehicle, the aggressor put him in a headlock and punched him twice in the face. The man and aggressor were co-workers. An investigation is ongoing.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

June 1, 4000 block of Fifth Avenue, disturbance. A couple argued about a wife taking her husband’s keys after he’d been drinking. Police found the man on Manatee Avenue. He told police he’d been walking in the city but wanted to leave in a family vehicle. The man also told police he didn’t believe he was intoxicated and took a breath test, which measured 0.91 blood-alcohol content, more than the 0.8 BAC legal limit to drive. The man told police he wouldn’t be driving and went to another home to sleep.

June 2, 4800 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. Four fishing rods and reels valued at $780 were stolen. Holmes Beach police are investigating.

June 2, 200 block of 71st Street, noise/underage drinking/occupancy. Holmes Beach police responded to a noise complaint and observed 18 people enter a residence. Officers determined a father had rented the home for his daughter as a graduation gift and drinking had been going on throughout the day. Police contacted the rental agent, Vacasa Rentals, and the occupants were required to leave for the night. Police referred the report to code enforcement.

June 3, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, construction. Police responded to a report of contractors working on Sunday. The supervisor was contacted and a ticket was issued.

June 5, 699 Manatee Ave., camping. A passerby alerted police about a man sleeping at a vacant building. An officer woke the man and issued a citation.

June 5, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, warrant arrest. An officer stopped a 67-year-old Palmetto motorist on a suspended driver’s license and seize tag order for the vehicle. The officer also determined the woman driver was wanted for an outstanding warrant from Okaloosa County. She was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail. The tag was seized and the vehicle towed.

June 5, 3000 block of Avenue C, domestic battery. A man flagged down police after an argument with his 20-year-old girlfriend. The man believed she was driving recklessly, so he turned off the car. The girlfriend struck him in the face, stomach and on his head with what he thought was her cellphone. Police found the woman at her 62nd Street residence, where she told officers the couple had argued about the time she left work and he took the keys to a vehicle and wouldn’t give them back. The girlfriend was arrested.

June 6, Hurricane Hanks Bar & Grill, 5346 Gulf Drive, theft. The owner reported a manager was paying himself more than his salary. An investigation as to the alleged fraudulent activity was initiated. The manager was fired that day, according to the owner.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 06-06-2018

Anna Maria

        May 18, 110 Tern Drive, runaway juvenile. Following reports of a missing 17-year-old male, Manatee County deputies working with a K9 found the missing teen on the east side of Bradenton. The juvenile was charged with violating a court-imposed curfew for seven nights, taken to a hospital for a dog bite and then to a juvenile booking facility.

        May 21, 8600 block of Gulf Drive, drugs. A deputy observed a taillight out on a vehicle and stopped the motorist. Noting the odor of marijuana, the officer searched the vehicle and found a jar of marijuana and plastic bags labeled “purple chaser” and “star fruit.” The 21-year-old Bradenton driver was issued a notice to appear for possessing less than 20 grams of marijuana and ticketed for the equipment violation, after which he called his father for a ride home.

May 24, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., illegal fishing/ trespass. Found illegally netting fish, two males were issued notices to appear in court by a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer. A Manatee County deputy warned the fishers for trespassing.

        Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        May 25, 400 block of North Shore Road, towed vehicle. On patrol, a Bradenton Beach police officer stopped the driver of a 2000 Honda Civic for speeding and called for backup after a passenger began cursing at the officer. Authorities alleged the five women in the Civic are gang members, known for stealing vehicles. The driver had a suspended driver’s license. The vehicle was towed.

May 26, 100 block of 12th Street North, Marchman Act. An intoxicated man who walked into a home and fell asleep on the owner’s couch was taken to a medical facility by a police officer who later found him sitting on a brick wall near the residence.

May 30, Sand Pebble motel, 2218 Gulf Drive N., information. Officers responded to a manager’s report of an unregistered male in a room at the resort, but the subject left on a bike before they arrived. Police believe the bicycle was stolen in March from the Rod & Reel Resort in Anna Maria. A suspect was later found passed out at the Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive N.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

May 28, 3800 block of 116th Street West, domestic disturbance. A deputy responded to an argument and determined no physical violence occurred.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        May 25, Anna Maria Island Centre, Ace Hardware, 3352 E. Bay Drive, ordinance. After his golf cart became stuck in landscaping on the sidewalk outside the store, a 49-year-old Bradenton Beach man was cited for driving the vehicle without a valid driver’s license. Holmes Beach police officers, who reported the man was intoxicated, gave the subject a courtesy ride home and moved the golf cart to a spot in the parking lot at the shopping plaza.

        May 25, 4000 block of Sixth Avenue, vehicle burglary. A woman reported an unknown person rummaged through her unlocked vehicle. An iPhone adapter and air-freshener were missing.

May 25, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, suspicious circumstances. A man reported an unknown person entered his unlocked vehicle and rifled through the glove compartment. Nothing was reported missing.

May 26, Freckled Fin Irish Pub, 5337 Gulf Drive, noise. At 11:40 p.m., an officer responded to a complaint of loud music and measured the noise between 75 and 85 decibels from the bar, where no more than 50 decibels are permitted after 10 p.m. The manager turned down the volume. The officer forwarded the report to code enforcement.

May 27, 100 block of 47th Street and the beach, Baker Act. A woman who went into the Gulf of Mexico told police and family members she wanted to hurt herself. An officer took her to a medical facility.

May 27, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, tag/marijuana/alcohol. A Holmes Beach officer ran a vehicle tag and found it had expired in 2011. Police also spoke to the vehicle’s occupants, searched the vehicle and found a small amount of marijuana. A passenger was cited for an alcohol violation. The tag was seized and the vehicle was towed.

        May 28, Anna Maria Island Watersports, 505 56th St., theft. A group rented four personal watercraft for two hours. Rental agreements were signed. Three of the four PWCs were returned damaged. When the renters were told they’d have to pay for the damage, they left. A request was sent to the state attorney for the arrest of a suspect.

May 29, Mike Norman Realty, vandalism. An unknown person broke a ceramic planter and pulled down several signs. Damage was estimated at $210.

May 29, 600 block of Foxworth Lane, fraud. Three BB&T bank accounts were fraudulently opened between April 28 and May 1.

        May 30, Citgo, 3015 Gulf Drive. A man told police he believed his debit card had been compromised three days earlier. HBPD checked the gas pumps and found no evidence of a skimming device.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 05-30-2018

Anna Maria

May 13, 200 block of North Bay Boulevard, information. Deputies from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a sinking boat. People on the boat were OK and the boat was pulled to shore and towed.

May 14-17, 300 block of Magnolia Avenue and 100 block of Tern Drive, runaway. A runaway juvenile on probation went missing and was found.

May 16, 100 block of Crescent Drive, burglary. A resident reported her home was burglarized. Jewelry, purses and a firearm were stolen.

May 19, 300 block of Poinsettia Road, domestic disturbance. A deputy responded to an argument between a couple but found no signs of violence.

May 23, 100 block of Pine Avenue, domestic disturbance. Vacationers argued about whether to take their children to the pool or the beach. The couple reported the argument was verbal and a sheriff’s deputy found no evidence of violence.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

May 18, 200 block of Gulf Drive North and the beach, assist. A 51-year-old man on a powered glider fell from 30-40 feet in the air into the surf, just missing children in the water. A wing collapsed and the glider spun out of control after he lifted off the beach at Coquina Gulfside Park. A Bradenton Beach police officer advised the man the activity in the park was not permitted. Paramedics determined the man was in good health and he walked away a bit shaken.

May 20, Sports Lounge, battery. A 34-year-old man, who struck another man in the face was arrested by police who broke up the fight outside the bar.

May 21, Old Bridge Village, 300 Bay Drive, criminal mischief. A resort manager reported damage to a door during the weekend, saying it looked like someone tried to pry it open.

May 22, Cortez Bridge, domestic battery/injunction violation. Police responded to a report of a verbal disturbance and found a man who said he’d been struck in the face several times by his ex-girlfriend. The woman had found him on Bridge Street. She denied the altercation to police, but then said it did happen — that she was mad because the man wouldn’t retrieve his belongings from her house and he’d spent his paycheck. BBPD determined the woman violated a no-contact court order. She was arrested on the battery and violating the injunction.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

May 16, 4500 block of 123rd Street West, domestic. A sheriff’s deputy responded to a call about a domestic battery but found no one injured.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

May 18, 3900 block of Gulf Drive, license/vehicle tag. Holmes Beach police cited a 42-year-old man for operating a vehicle without a license, proof of insurance and a proper tag. An officer also warned the man for inoperable tag lights. The tag was seized and the vehicle was towed. A friend picked him up.

May 19, 100 block of 78th Street, non-friendly turtle lighting. Police were dispatched for lights shining on the beach from a two-story home. No occupants were observed, but an officer determined the lights were not “turtle safe.” The officer took photos and referred the case to code enforcement.

May 21, Grassy Point Preserve, 3000 Avenue C, camping. Two officers saw foot tracks in the mud, which led to a vacant fish camp. There, they found two tents, chicken wire, fishing rods, two kayaks, a generator, propane tanks, food and a cellphone. Police reported a suspicious vehicle at the same location 11 days earlier. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was contacted.

May 21, 7600 block of Palm Avenue, license/tag. A motorist from Venice was arrested for driving on a suspended license after a police officer observed his vehicle with one headlight out. His license and vehicle tag were confiscated and his vehicle towed. A friend picked him up.

May 22, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, license/tag. Police ran a vehicle tag and determined it was not assigned and the driver had numerous license suspensions. The driver was cited and the vehicle was towed.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 05-23-2018

Anna Maria

May 4, 200 block of Palm Avenue, license. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy stopped a motorist for speeding and determined he was driving on a suspended license. The deputy confiscated the license for disposal and issued the motorist a summons to appear in court.

May 6, 400 block of Magnolia Avenue, license. Pulled over for running a stop sign, a woman gave a deputy a deceased person’s driver’s license. She was arrested for driving on a suspended license.

May 6, Newton Lane and Jacaranda Road, drugs. A deputy observed two men with a dog walk away from their belongings on the beach, leaving some dog items and two bags, one containing a bong. The deputy met the men with their belongings at an intersection, where one man gave permission to search a vehicle. In the search, deputies found marijuana wax. One man was ticketed for parking within 30 feet of stop sign and charged with possessing cannabis and paraphernalia. Friends picked them up.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

May 12, Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive N., trespass. Bradenton Beach police responded to a store manager who told police she wanted to trespass a man who’d tried to steal beer earlier in the day. After taking the report and as he was leaving, the officer observed the man enter the store and witnessed the manager warn him for trespassing. The man was transported to the Salvation Army in Bradenton.

May 11, Cortez Beach, 1000 Gulf Drive S., burglary to vehicle. A woman reported $90, credit cards and an iPad power cord stolen from her locked Jeep. She also told police the glove box was rifled.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

May 11, Anna Maria Island Centre, 3200-3600 block East Bay Drive, trespass. A property manager asked a woman to pick up a pile of wet wipes next to her vehicle, but she refused. The manager trespassed the woman.

May 11, 100 block of 38th Street, information. A box of cremated ashes was found at the beach access. A funeral home in Nashville, Tennessee, was contacted, which resulted in the owner collecting the cremains at the Holmes Beach police station.

May 11, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol ordinance. A male and female were observed with vodka on the beach in violation of a city ordinance. They poured out the alcohol.

May 12, 500 block of 70th Street, vehicle burglary. Items from a vehicle left unlocked at night were scattered around the car the next morning. A wallet, containing identification, gift and credit cards, was reported missing.

May 12, 600 block of Emerald Lane, vehicle burglary. A vehicle left unlocked overnight was found burglarized in the morning. About $5 in change was stolen.

May 12, 400 block of 80th Street, noise. At 10:57 p.m., Holmes Beach police were dispatched to a complaint about a loud party. Police arrived, heard excessive noise from a large group and spoke to a woman responsible for the lease, who became irate and argumentative. Car alarms were activated and people called police multiple times. Police contacted the rental agency for the property and the renter was evicted.

May 13, West Coast Surf Shop, trespass. Three men and two women were arrested in the early morning hours for trespassing after police found them rummaging through a dumpster. The property is marked “No trespassing, construction site.” The women told police they were collecting clothes for the homeless. One woman threw a bag with a small amount of cocaine on the ground and she was charged with possessing an illegal drug.

May 13, Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752 Manatee Ave., alcohol. On patrol, an officer observed a man at a picnic table drinking a beer with several beers around him. The officer told the man to pour out the beers. He argued with the officer and the man was cited for violating the ordinance against alcoholic beverages in a public park.

May 13, 100 block of Aqua Lane, theft. A surveillance camera showed two people in a black SUV stealing a tree orchid and a ceramic flower pot from a driveway. The property was valued at $250.

May 15, Small Island Creamery, 5404 Marina Drive, and Dominos, 5606 Marina Drive. A makeup bag containing needles, a Brillo pad and a spoon with residue were found in the Creamery bathroom. Later that night, a woman matching the Creamery employees’ description of the woman who used the bathroom was observed in front of Dominos. Police asked if the bag was hers and the woman said no, but she had one like it. The officer took the bag for destruction.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 05-16-2018

Anna Maria

April 27, 100 block of Tarpon St., stolen bike. An unsecured bicycle was stolen.

May 8, 100 block of Tern Drive, domestic. A man called 911 for a domestic disturbance involving a family member and another person who’d left the scene before Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies arrived. No violence was reported.

Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

April 29, 100 block of Bridge Street, license. Bradenton Beach police arrested a 32-year-old woman for driving with a suspended license after she was seen stumbling out of the Sports Lounge and warned not to drive. Thirty minutes later, officers observed her vehicle strike a curb and fail to maintain a single lane as she drove west on Bridge Street. She was transported to the Manatee County jail.

May 2-5, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, abandoned boat. A cabin cruiser belonging to a deceased person broke anchor, floated to the Historic Bridge Street Pier and rested there until someone tied it to an anchored vessel. The cruiser was left open to the weather, robbed of engine parts and the family of the deceased told police they didn’t want anything to do with it.

May 4, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, derelict boat. Bradenton Beach police inspected a white sailboat taking on water with open hatches and full of paint cans and other garbage. Police attempts to contact the owner, who hadn’t been seen at the vessel for months, were unsuccessful.

May 4, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, abandoned boat. A cabin cruiser, name Claire Sea, was inspected and found listing in four feet of water. Police made attempts to determine the ownership, to no avail.

May 4, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, abandoned boat. No registration or identifying marks were found on a catamaran with large holes left open to the elements. Police attempts to determine ownership were unsuccessful.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

April 27, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., warrant arrest/trespass. MCSO issued trespass warnings to a man and a woman found loitering on the property. A deputy determined the woman was wanted on a warrant out of Sarasota County. She was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail. After a deputy took the man’s fingerprints, the man left.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

April 30, 5600 block of Flotilla, theft. Two personal watercraft vessels, a trailer and a motor were reported stolen. The items were valued at $12,500. Fingerprints were taken.

May 3, 500 block of Gulf Drive, marijuana. Holmes Beach police pulled over a Bradenton man for a seat belt violation, noted the odor of burnt cannabis, found 12 grams of the drug in a man’s pocket and cited him with violating a city ordinance against marijuana possession.

May 3, Hurricane Hanks, 5346 Gulf Drive, fraud. A woman in her 50s and a man in his 30s ate and drank at an outside table and failed to pay their $64.67 tab. They gave the waitress a prepaid money card that was declined for insufficient funds and left before the server returned. The couple also took a beer glass. Police checked the area for suspects but found none.

May 4, 65th Street beach access. Three bikes were found and placed for safekeeping.

May 4, 400 block of 63rd Street, burglary/theft. An envelope with $1,000 placed in a book in the shelves was found empty and on the floor. A broken key was found stuck in the front door. The reporting party told police he had received an email from his owner, Dolores Baker Real Estate, advising keys to rental properties had been stolen.

May 4, 400 block of 63rd Street, suspicious circumstances. A man told police responding to a burglary in a nearby unit he found his door open and items out of place when he woke up the morning the day before. There was no sign of forced entry and nothing reported missing.

May 5, Dcoy Ducks Bar & Grille, 5410 Marina Drive, theft. A bicycle parked outside the bar for about five minutes was stolen.

May 6, 5300 block on the beach, alcohol. A 21-year-old man was observed drinking a can of beer. The police report states he’d seen the no-alcohol signs but continued to drink because “you know.” He was issued a citation.

May 9, Manatee Public Beach, lost property. A woman reported two diamond rings lost after placing them in her bikini top to put on sunscreen. She valued the rings at $151,000.

May 10, 200 block of 72nd Street, noise. At 1:12 a.m., police were dispatched for loud music. An officer measured 58 decibels. The renter was ticketed because the noise was greater than 50 decibels after 10 p.m. The officer also gave the renter a pamphlet about the noise ordinance. The renter apologized.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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