March 9, 200 block of Chilson Avenue, fraud. A woman reported an unknown person filed a 2016 tax return using her personal information without permission. It was declined by a tax preparer because her employer, Manatee County School District, reported the employee information compromised.
March 14, 800 block of South Bay Boulevard, lost property. A new watercraft left unsecured on the beach overnight was gone the next morning. The owner believes the tide washed it out to sea.
March 14, 200 block of Oak Avenue, car burglary. A female visitor from Michigan reported a can of Mace missing from her car.
March 16, 800 block of North Shore Drive, scheme to defraud. A visitor from Winchendon, Massachusetts, reported he was a victim of rental fraud.
March 16, 100 block of North Bay Boulevard, domestic disturbance. A man was arrested for battery after he slapped a family member in the face.
March 17, 500 block of Villa Rosa Way, battery. A man punched another man in the face, causing swelling and a possible broken nose after being bullied. The aggressor left the area but agreed to turn himself in the following morning after being contacted by phone.
March 17, 100 block of Peppertree Lane, burglary. A visitor from Canada reported two cars were entered overnight. A neighbor reported seeing car doors ajar. Items taken were not specified.
March 17, various locations, malicious mischief. Eight street signs in Anna Maria went missing. The damaged signs, valued at $220, were later found at Anna Maria City Hall and replaced by public works.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
March 11, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass. The manager approached an officer on foot patrol about a man scaring her inside the store. The manager issued him a trespass warning and the officer escorted him off the property.
March 12, 100 block of Gulf Drive South, battery on law enforcement. A Bradenton Beach officer responded to a woman yelling. She was warned to keep her distance from the officer but she poked him in the shoulder. She was arrested, continued to be verbally abusive and taken to jail.
March 19, 1500 block of Gulf Drive South, disorderly intoxication. A woman was walking in the middle of the road yelling at motorists. A police officer noticed an odor of alcohol on the woman and offered her a ride to Cortez. While transporting her, she became combative and kicked the squad door and window. The officer stopped the vehicle and the woman refused to exit the back seat. Several officers attempted to get the woman to the ground while she flailed. One officer pepper-sprayed her into compliance. She was arrested and transported to the BBPD and Manatee County jail.
March 22, 200 block of Bay Drive North, suspicious circumstances. Reports of self-mutilation and a domestic disturbance ended without a complaint. The man who called in the disturbance was not present when police responded. Police called him, but he refused to return to the residence. BBPD spoke to a woman, who told police the man was drunk, and he had gone to the bathroom, cut his face and then left the apartment on foot. The officer recommended the woman leave the apartment for the night to diffuse the situation.
Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.
March 17, 12304 Cortez Road W., grand theft. A large glass float was stolen from outside the Sea Hagg.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
March 17, 400 block of 62nd Street, assault. A person overheard a next-door neighbor yelling at someone to leave the property and intervened. A scuffle ensued and the alleged aggressor fled the area in his car. No one filed charges.
March 18, 600 block of Manatee Avenue West, trespass warning. Holmes Beach police officers responded to CVS about shoplifting. While two officers reviewed the CCTV tape, two other officers located the suspect in front of Walgreens. The female subject was searched and no merchandise was found. She was issued a trespass warning from CVS as requested by the manager but refused to sign the records copy.
March 19, 5000 block of Marina Drive, battery. A woman accused another woman of shoving her against a vehicle during a verbal confrontation. Bruises and marks were photographed by officers and a request for an arrest warrant was issued.
Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.