Tag Archives: Streetlife

Streetlife – 09-19-2018

Anna Maria

Sept. 4, Anna Maria city public works, 402 Pine Ave., theft. A generator belonging to contractor Frank Agnelli was reported stolen. After removing planks at the city pier in July, the Agnelli crew mistakenly moved the generator, valued at $1,000, to the city’s public works building. The city notified Agnelli, but before the contractor picked it up, it went missing.

Sept. 8, Gulf Drive and Magnolia Avenue, traffic/vehicle/marijuana. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy observed a vehicle run a stop sign and determined the vehicle’s registration was expired. After stopping the motorist, the deputy noted an odor of marijuana and resin on a vape cartridge, which was collected for testing. The motorist was ticketed for the traffic infractions.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Aug. 28, 107 Gulf Drive N., trespass warning. A homeless 52-year-old man was found sleeping at a bus stop. He was trespassed by a Manatee County Area Transit trolley driver. The man told police he had nowhere to go and needed help. Police transported him to a medical facility.

Sept. 1, 111 Bridge St., Marchman Act. A 51-year-old man was found sleeping under a tarp in a parking lot. Bradenton Beach police determined the man was intoxicated and unable to care for himself, and transported him to a medical facility.

Sept. 10, 2400 block of Gulf Drive North, property damage. Trimmed tree debris from the Via Roma condominiums fell over a fence onto a neighbor’s property, breaking pipes that connected rain water barrels and causing a water spill. A maintenance technician said Via Roma would repair the damages.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Sept. 6, 3300 block of Gulf Drive, driver’s license/marijuana ordinance. Holmes Beach police stopped a motorist in a pickup truck for a suspended license, a third or subsequent offense, after the officer ran the tag. The female passenger gave an officer permission to search her purse and the officer found 1.7 grams of marijuana. The man was arrested and transported to Manatee County jail. The woman was issued an ordinance citation.

Sept. 8, 6000 block of Marina Drive, marijuana. Stopped for a defective headlight, an officer wrote a motorist a citation for possessing marijuana after viewing a marijuana cigarette on a soda can in the console.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 09-12-2018

Anna Maria

Aug. 23, 100 block of Gull Drive, found property. A property manager found a .40 caliber Glock left in a rental unit and turned it into the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. MCSO checked for warrants and injunctions before returning the handgun to the owner.

Aug. 26, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., lost person. While on patrol, a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy encountered a man who said he was lost. The deputy helped the man recall his residence by driving around the city and he was reunited with his family.

Aug.28, 500 block of Kumquat Drive, domestic. A couple argued about one person not having a job and not paying attention to the other. Police determined the argument did not turn physical.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Aug. 13, Via Roma condominiums, 2408 Gulf Drive N., theft. Rings in a heart-shaped tin were reported stolen. The owner of the jewelry told Bradenton Beach police she forgot them in a unit during her stay in July. She took the rings on vacation, fearing they might be stolen from her Tampa home.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Sept. 1, 3600 block of 117th Street West, domestic. A deputy responded to a disturbance involving a couple who had been drinking. The officer spoke to both parties and determined the argument was verbal.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Sept. 1, Jessie’s Island Store, trespass. A 28-year-old woman from New York went into the store asking to use the clerk’s cellphone. When the clerk told her no, the woman yelled and refused to leave. The woman was warned for trespass and a Holmes Beach police officer transported her off the island.

Sept. 1, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, suspicious circumstances. Holmes Beach police were called to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton after a 21-year-old woman, who was found collapsed on the Palma Sola Causeway, reported she’d been at a beach cafe. Police later learned from her father she may have taken prescription drugs while drinking a Long Island ice tea.

Sept. 1, Freckled Fin, 5337 Gulf Drive, public urination. On patrol, an officer observed a man urinating on a sculpture at the entrance of the bar/restaurant. The man told police he was relieving himself in public because he didn’t want to leave his girlfriend to use the restroom.

Sept. 3, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, warrants. Holmes Beach police arrested a 25-year-old motorist on three warrants out of Hillsborough County after pulling him over for speeding. He was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Sept. 3, 100 block of 51st Street, fight. Holmes Beach police responded to a backyard fight. A 51-year-old man reported a 25-year-old woman hit him in the face. The man said he’d thrown a pair of pants at a roommate, who was “making out” with the woman, to complain about the clothing left on a bathroom floor. The woman fled. Police found her in the bushes in the 5300 block of Holmes Boulevard. She told police she fought with someone, but had no idea why. The woman had a swollen lip. The man sustained cuts. All parties refused medical treatment. The man declined to press charges.

Sept. 3, 200 block of 72nd Street, construction on holiday. Police responded to an anonymous report of a construction ordinance violation. An officer advised an Eason Builders Group employee about the ordinance and the work stopped. The report was referred to code enforcement.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 09-05-2018

Anna Maria

        Aug. 24, 400 block of Spring Avenue, lost vehicle. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies helped a man find a vehicle he lost saw the night before. It was found in a parking lot at 204 Spring Ave.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Aug. 20, Runaway Bay condominiums, 1802 Gulf Drive N., theft. A woman went to the Bradenton Beach police station and reported her motorized bicycle stolen. It was valued at $1,850.

Aug. 27, 26th Street and Avenue A, criminal mischief. Damage to the window of a front-end loader was reported.

Aug. 28, 900 Gulf Drive, property damage. A construction company employee dropped a flag on a 2015 Toyota Camry traveling north, denting and scratching the vehicle.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Aug. 21-22, 3700 block of 116th St. Court W., domestic. A 55-year-old homeless man was arrested for battery, criminal mischief and trespass after he entered a family’s home, where he lived 11 months ago in an outdoor shed. The man retrieved his belongings and left without incident Aug. 21. The next day he returned, threw objects in a carport and scared the residents. He told Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies another family member had been the aggressor.

Aug. 25, 3600 block of 117th St. W., domestic. MCSO responded to a woman who had fallen and cut her head during an argument with her boyfriend. Deputies determined the woman had been drinking and the argument was verbal.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        Aug. 25, 3100 block of Gulf Drive, drugs. A Holmes Beach police officer stopped a 36-year-old Bradenton Beach motorist for equipment violations. When the man exited the vehicle, a container with five pills fell to the pavement. Police arrested the man for possessing controlled substances and driving with a suspended license.

Aug. 25, 400 block of 42nd St., noise. An officer heard loud music coming from a residence while on patrol at 2:39 a.m. The noise meter registered an average of 55 decibels, with spikes up to 64 decibels. The property renter was cited for violating the noise ordinance.

Aug. 26, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, construction. At a neighbor’s request, police officers stopped at a residence to ask about work being performed on the home and the possible need for a building permit. The code enforcement department was notified.

Aug. 28, 5801 Marina Drive, damaged HBPD truck. As an officer was preparing to report for duty Aug. 26, he noticed his patrol truck window was broken.

Aug. 28, 500 block of 71st St., vehicle burglary. Landscapers reported a backpack, cellphone, wallet, $400 and two sets of car keys stolen from their unlocked truck.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 08-29-2018

Anna Maria

        No reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Aug. 17, Bradenton Beach Marina, 402 Church Ave., property damage. A woman backed a pickup truck into a retaining wall/fence and left. The marina clerk was unsure if the driver was aware of the damage, which he estimated at $50. Bradenton Beach police searched for the vehicle to no avail.

        Aug. 19, 2400 block of Avenue A and Anna Maria Sound, found gun. A vacationing Clermont man brought a loaded gun to the Bradenton Beach police station. He told police he was standing on the dock when he noticed the revolver in the shallow bay water. Police determined the gun, loaded with five rounds, had not been reported lost or stolen.

Aug. 19, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass warning. A 41-year-old man and 30-year-old woman listing their residence as the Bradenton Beach anchorage were warned for trespassing. The manager asked an officer to assist with the warning, saying the man and woman had been told not to bring a dog into the store but continued to do so.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Aug. 15, 3800 block of 118th Street, runaway. A father reported his 16-year-old daughter left his residence. He told the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office she had texted him but would not say where she was.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        Aug. 16, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, sexual offender registration. A Holmes Beach police officer stopped a 27-year-old Palmetto man for failing to wear a seat belt and determined he had an outstanding warrant from Michigan that did not require extradition. The officer noted previous arrests for failing to register as a sex offender. The man told the officer another law enforcement officer told him he was not required to register in Florida. HBPD released the man after ticketing him for violating the seat belt law.

Aug. 18, 5600 block of Guava Street, suspicious incidents. A resident returned home to find a broken glass table in her side yard. The woman also reported other suspicious incidents, including nails in her vehicle’s tires and construction putty on her vehicle.

Aug. 23, 700 Manatee Ave., marijuana ordinance. A Holmes Beach police officer stopped an 18-year-old woman for speeding and noticed the odor of marijuana coming from her vehicle. Police searched the vehicle and found 6.8 grams of marijuana and a marijuana grinder.

Aug. 24, 4000 block of Fifth Avenue, open door. Two officers entered a residence after observing an open door and determining no one was home. They found no problems inside and secured the door.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 08-22-2018

Anna Maria

      Aug. 8, 100 block of Pine Avenue, suspended or revoked license. A vehicle was observed without taillights and, when stopped, the driver presented a license that was suspended/revoked for more than 15 years with three prior convictions. The driver was arrested on a felony charge.

Aug. 10, Crescent Drive at North Bay Boulevard, children locked in vehicle. An officer responded to a call from a woman whose children were accidently locked in a vehicle. An MCSO deputy broke a window to remove the children. They were placed in the patrol vehicle to cool off for 10 minutes.

      Anna Maria is policed by MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Aug. 8, beach at 100 Gulf Drive S., lost or stolen property. A woman went to the police station to report a backpack containing prepaid phone cards and an ID was stolen from the beach.

Aug. 9, Sandpiper Resort Co-op, 2600 block of Gulf Drive N., lost or stolen property. A man reported his wallet missing after it was left it in a vehicle.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Aug. 8, 10300 block of Cortez Road West, Baker Act. A woman went to the Cortez Post Office crying and told people she was hiding from her boyfriend. She later told people at Paradise Bay Estates mobile home park that she was thrown from a moving vehicle. MCSO found the woman with aerial assistance. She was taken by MCSO to a medical facility.

Cortez is policed by MCSO.

Holmes Beach

      Aug. 8, 100 block of 29th Street, burglary. A man reported sometime between Aug. 6 and Aug. 8, a person took $20 in quarters from an unlocked vehicle.

Aug. 10, 200 block of 69th Street, noise ordinance. An officer was dispatched for a noise complaint and heard loud music. The officer went around back after no one answered the front door. He issued a noise citation to the renter. The music was turned down.

Aug. 10, 5300 block of Holmes Boulevard, Island Tattoo, larceny or theft. A worker from Island Tattoo reported two $500 tattoo machines missing from a drawer inside the store.

      Aug. 11, 5300 block of Holmes Boulevard, outstanding warrant, marijuana. An officer stopped a vehicle without brake lights and discovered the driver had a warrant for probation violation in Manatee County. After the driver gave consent to a search, 1.5 grams of marijuana was found. The driver was arrested on the outstanding warrant and issued a citation for cannabis possession. He was transported to Manatee County jail.

Aug. 14, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, marijuana, failure to stop. After failure to stop at a blinking red light at Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive, a driver was stopped by Officer Alex Hurt, who noted an odor of marijuana. The driver said she had a “blunt” in the car. Citations for possession and failure to stop at a red light were issued.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

            Islander reporter Kathy Prucnell was on vacation this week.

Streetlife – 08-15-2018

Anna Maria

        Aug. 1, 700 block of North Shore Drive, burglary. Fishing gear valued at $175 was stolen. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office took fingerprints for processing.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

        Aug. 2, Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive N., theft. A manager reported three unauthorized credit card transactions totaling $60.50 by a store clerk on a card forgotten by a customer. The alleged fraud involved purchases of cigarettes, beef jerky and a cellphone charger. Bradenton Beach police sent the state attorney the report to review for a warrant arrest.

Aug. 2, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass. A store clerk trespassed a 53-year-old man who allegedly stole ice from the ice machine. The man denied the allegation.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Aug. 3, Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., trespass. A man caused a disturbance. The dock manager revoked the man’s dock privileges and told him to leave.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        Aug. 3, 500 block of Manatee Avenue, tag. A Holmes Beach police officer ran the tag number from a Chrysler and found it belonged to a Honda. A 26-year-old man listing himself as homeless was unable to provide registration, insurance or any document pertaining to the vehicle. The officer seized the tag and arranged for a tow.

Aug. 4, Island Bazaar, 3304 E. Bay Drive, theft. A manager reported an employee stealing from a wildlife donation jar and merchandise, including a public toilet survival kit, fart machine, a shock gum dispenser and shock pen. Valued at about $75, the theft was confirmed by a surveillance video. The juvenile was trespassed and transported to the Holmes Beach police station, where she was released to her grandfather.

Aug. 5, Time Saver, 5353 Gulf Drive, theft. A 37-year-old homeless man was arrested for stealing bottles of rum and vodka with a value of $36.98. A store surveillance camera captured him concealing the items in a bag. Officers found him at the trolley stop in the 5700 block of Marina Drive, a manager trespassed him and he was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Aug. 7, 3000 block of Avenue E, theft. A dirt bike purchased for $1,200 the day before went missing from a man’s driveway. HBPD determined the vehicle was reported stolen from Ocala in January.

Aug. 8, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, marijuana. On patrol, an officer observed a Buick occupied by four people after hours at the beach. Police found a 9 mm handgun and determined it was being carried legally. Officers also found 12.4 grams of marijuana in the dashboard and issued the driver an ordinance violation.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 08-08-2018

Anna Maria

July 22, Gulf Drive and Magnolia Avenue on the beach, theft. Two iPhones and a wallet were reported missing from a beach towel.

July 22, Magnolia Avenue and South Bay Boulevard on the beach, theft. The family who reported a beach theft at Gulf Drive and Magnolia Avenue advised the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office a second theft occurred when they discovered a phone and portable speaker missing.

July 23, 700 block of North Shore Drive, theft. Eight turtle-friendly light bulbs valued at $96 were reported stolen.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

July 24, 200 Bridge St., anchorage, abandoned boat. Bradenton Beach police found a sailboat in poor condition with rain entering the cabin through an open hatch. People in the area told police the owner hadn’t been seen in several months. The officer reported a 1966 Columbia 28-foot sailboat as abandoned and pre-derelict.

July 24, 200 Bridge St., anchorage, abandoned boat. Police responded to a report of a sunken vessel and found a 22-foot Ranger sailboat submerged except for one corner. An officer attempted to determine the owner, to no avail.

July 26, Bridgeport condominiums, 501 Gulf Drive N., theft. A woman’s white-and-red beach cruiser and a pink child’s bike were reported missing from a carport. The bicycles, valued at $200, were left unlocked.

July 27, 2400 block of Avenue B, burglary. An electric saw, WeedEater and battery charger were stolen. The owner did not report the theft a month earlier because he thought someone might have borrowed the saw. He made the report after the WeedEater went missing.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

July 21, 12300 block of 46th Avenue West, suspicious incident. A Manatee County deputy observed a Ford Taurus parked on county right of way. The deputy determined tags on the Taurus didn’t belong to the vehicle and seized them. The deputy attempted to determine the vehicle’s owner, and a homeowner advised it was someone she knew. She placed a note on the vehicle warning it would be towed unless it was removed.

July 24, Tyler’s Ice Cream Shop, 11904 Cortez Road W., trespass. A store clerk reported a man repeatedly entering the store asking customers for money. A deputy responded and the man was trespassed.

July 24, 3800 block of 118th Street, Sunny Shores, suspicious person. A security system alerted a resident of an unauthorized person in his front yard. The owner confronted the man, who said he was looking for something and left in a vehicle.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

July 25, Island Bazaar, 3304 E. Bay Drive, theft. Store clerks and surveillance video led police to a 52-year-old woman suspected of shoplifting. The woman was accompanied by two younger males and allegedly stole $231.96 of merchandise, including a bathing suit, men’s sandals and shoes. She left the area in a white Hyundai. Police have identified the woman and asked the state attorney to review the evidence for a warrant arrest.

July 25, 2800 block of Gulf Drive South, marijuana. A 38-year-old Sarasota man was pulled over by police for not wearing a seat belt. The officer noticed the odor of burnt marijuana. During a search, the man showed police where there was 0.02 grams of marijuana in a door pocket. The man was cited for violating the marijuana ordinance, a seat belt violation and not having his driver’s license.

July 26, Keyes Marina, 5503 Marina Drive, vessel theft. A 55-year-old Ocala man reported $7,400 in fishing gear stolen from his boat while docked at the marina.

July 26, 100 block of 52nd Street and the beach, alcohol. Police observed two juveniles with a cooler of beer and open cans of beer. The minors acknowledged they had been drinking. They were cited for violating a city ordinance and turned over to their parents.

July 26, 200 block of 72nd Street, noise. Police responded to a complaint of loud noise at 11:25 p.m., and heard a few quick screams after about 15 minutes at the location. While in front of a home, an officer advised a man about the noise complaint. The man laughed and said he was in the middle of a “high stakes” pool game in the garage. The man apologized for the noise and said he’d end the game.

July 27, 2700 block of Avenue C, theft. A woman reported her garden hose and reel stolen from the side of her house two days earlier. A neighbor told her two unknown men were in her yard, but the neighbor did not see them take the garden equipment.

July 27, Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752 Manatee Ave., theft. Fishing rods and reels valued at $720 were stolen from a picnic table while a man was packing paddleboards into his car.

July 29, 4200 block of Gulf Drive, Baker Act. Police dispatched to a disturbance found a 51-year-old woman screaming in her front yard. Earlier in the day, police encountered her yelling near St. Bernard Catholic Church. Police transported her for her safety to a medical facility.

July 29, 4100 block of Fifth Avenue, noise. At about 11 p.m., Holmes Beach police responded to a noise complaint and found a large party, where some people appeared underage. The property manager was called and evicted the renter, who was not 25 years old, as required by the rental agreement. An officer also cited the renter with violating the maximum occupancy requirement. All occupants gathered their belongings and left.

July 30, Anna Cabana Bungalows, 3711 Fourth Ave., noise. Holmes Beach police responded to a complaint of a loud pool party at 11:30 p.m. An officer measured 60 decibels in violation of the ordinance against noise greater than 50 decibels after 10 p.m. An officer cited the renter and told the 10 partygoers to keep the noise down. They said they would.

July 30, 100 block of 72nd Street, noise. At 2:14 a.m., police responded to an anonymous complaint of loud music. An officer measured the noise between 59-63 decibels. He then approached a couple in the backyard and asked them to turn down their music. The officer cited them for violating the ordinance.

July 30, 6000 block of Holmes Boulevard, disturbance. A man on a bicycle argued with a man driving a van about his rights to the road. The man on the bike called to the van driver: “Slow down, there are cyclists on the road.” The man in the van responded, “You ran the stop sign. That sign is there for you, too.” The bicyclist swore and flipped off the man in the van. The van swerved in the cyclist’s direction. A witness said the argument was a verbal dispute.

July 31-Aug. 1, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, vehicle burglary. An unknown person stole $3,360 in iPhones and wallets, as well as debit, credit and identification cards from the center console of a Jeep Grand Cherokee. A couple from Massachusetts told police they locked the vehicle before heading to the beach. A wallet was later found on a beach on Longboat Key and the victim was notified.

Aug. 1, 100 block of 30th Street and the beach, alcohol. A man was sitting on a cooler with a can of Twisted Tea in his hand and four cans of the same alcoholic beverage next to the cooler. Police told the man about the ordinance against alcohol on the beach. The man said he saw no signs. The man was cited for the violation.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 08-01-2018

Anna Maria

July 5, Island Cabana, 403 Pine Ave., shoplifting. Two females took clothes into a dressing room, but returned nothing to the attendant and made no purchase. They refused to allow the manager to look in their bag and left without paying $463.31 for the clothing. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

July 9, 100 block of Palmetto Avenue, lost property. A man reported his white-gold wedding band slipped off his finger while swimming with his wife in the Gulf of Mexico. They were unable to locate the ring.

July 14, Gulf Drive and Magnolia Avenue, traffic. At 3:18 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy observed a speeding motorcycle with blue lights and an illegible tag. The deputy pulled over the motorist, an 18-year-old Lakeland man, who told the officer he bent the tag to avoid paying tolls and didn’t know blue lights were illegal.

July 15, Gulf Drive and Oak Avenue, seat belt. A South Carolina motorist was stopped at 11:24 p.m. for not wearing his seat belt. MCSO determined the man was violating a curfew and not carrying proof of insurance. The deputy issued verbal warnings for the infractions and noted the curfew violation for his probation officer.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

July 18, 100 block of Fifth Street South, drugs. During a traffic stop, a Bradenton Beach police officer noted the odor of cannabis. A passenger first told the officer people in the vehicle had smoked marijuana earlier, but it was gone. Upon a search, the passenger acknowledged a bag of marijuana, which weighed 6 grams, was his. The officer issued a notice to appear in court for the drug violation.

July 23, 100 block of Seventh Street North, stolen bike. A man reported his fat-tire bicycle stolen from his patio. Police found the bike’s steel-cable lock cut, lying on the ground.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

July 12, H&H Marina, 12444 Cortez Road W., burglary. The property manager reported a man carrying a tackle box from a boat. The man told the manager he’d been asked to retrieve it by the boat owner. The man gave the box to the manager and said he’d get the owner. No one came back.

July 17, 3700 block of 115th Street West, burglary. A 34-year-old man, with an address at the Bradenton Beach anchorage, was arrested after neighbors alerted authorities he was operating a pressure-washer outside the residence a shouldn’t be there. When deputies arrived, the man said he had the owner’s permission. While they waited for a warrant check, the man ran into a shed. MCSO arrested the man on outstanding warrants and found a pipe, crystal meth and marijuana in his possession. The next day, the resident found personal property out of place and three sets of headphones and a guitar tuner she’d never seen before and the man was arrested for burglary. Nothing was reported taken.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

July 15, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, license. Holmes Beach police pulled over a 38-year-old Tampa woman at 3:50 a.m. after an officer observed her vehicle crossing the center line. The woman told police she was lost. The officer determined she was driving on a suspended license with four prior convictions. She was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

July 17, CVS, 611 Manatee Ave., found property. A manager reported finding a discarded crack pipe while cleaning the bathroom. Police retained it for destruction.

July 19, Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, trespass. A Holmes Beach officer found three people fishing in the lake after observing their vehicles in the parking lot afterhours. The officer warned them for trespassing.

July 20, Dunkin’ Donuts, 3302 E. Bay Drive, theft. A loss prevention director reported employee theft of $1,369.76. The director told police a manager failed to deposit the store’s receipts July 5 and returned the next day to take employee tips. Holmes Beach police requested an arrest through the state attorney.

July 21, Ace Hardware, 3352 E. Bay Drive, trespass. A man caused a disturbance after a store clerk refused to cut a lock off his bicycle. The man accused the store of selling him an inoperable lock.

July 21, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, warrant. A 25-year-old Bradenton man driving in a 2009 Kia was arrested on a Brevard County warrant for grand theft.

July 21, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, trespass. Holmes Beach police were dispatched for a man selling cake without a permit. The man told the officer he was dropped off by his drug recovery group and was selling to repeat customers. The officer warned the man for trespassing.

July 21, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A 39-year-old woman watched the sunset, fell asleep and awoke to find her purse gone even though she tried to prevent a theft by placing her leg through the strap. The Michael Kors purse, containing her wallet, credit and identification cards, car keys and cell phone, valued at $1,430, were reported stolen. Police checked trash cans in the area to no avail. Her vehicle was left in the parking lot overnight and police gave her a ride home.

July 22, 200 block of Haverkos Court, construction. A fencing contractor was issued a violation for working on Sunday.

July 22, 200 block of 35th Street, trespass. A man was awakened by a noise sounding like someone moving in the house. He investigated and observed a six-foot male with short hair and a strange odor exit through the back door. Nothing was taken. Police searched the area and found no suspects.

July 23, White Sands Beach Resort, fraud. The manager reported a woman failed to pay her rental bill. The woman told the manager she’d stopped payment on her check because she’d lost her remaining checks. The manager reported she owes the resort $1,091.

July 23, 4500 Gulf Drive, found property. A cleaning crew found a .380 caliber loaded handgun and holster left by a renter in a nightstand. HBPD placed it for safekeeping and the renter picked up his property the next day.

July 23, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, marijuana ordinance. A Holmes Beach police officer reported a Toyota SUV failed to stop for the red traffic signal on Gulf Drive before turning east on Manatee Avenue. An officer pulled over the motorist and noted the odor of marijuana in the vehicle. After a search, HBPD found 1.5 grams of marijuana in the console and issued a citation to a 22-year-old Anna Maria man for violating the ordinance.

July 24, 500 block of 77th Street, theft. Two Yeti coolers were reported stolen.

July 24, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. An intoxicated man and his girlfriend were issued trespass warnings after the man caused a disturbance at the bar. The woman told police she disagreed with the trespass. The couple left in an Uber vehicle.

July 25, D.Coy Ducks Tavern, 5410 Marina Drive, warrant. A woman was observed at 3:15 a.m. walking in the shopping area. Police asked what she was doing and for her identification. The woman responded she was waiting for a ride and her belongings were at D.Coy Ducks. HBPD determined she was wanted on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court. She was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 07-25-2018

Anna Maria

July 8, 9000 block of Gulf Drive, information. An accident was reported to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office by a man who said he had been driving a golf cart when a woman riding a bicycle pulled in front of him. His cart’s bumper struck the woman’s tire, causing her to fall. The biker got up, told the man it was her fault and left.

July 9, Ginny’s and Jane E’s Cafe and Coastal Store, 9807 Gulf Drive, disturbance. Two females on their way to the beach stopped at the restaurant. One female brought along six juveniles “to push” the other female around. The restaurant manager told the group to leave but they failed to do so. Deputies arrived and spoke to the parties. All parties were advised to stay away from each other and the victim was escorted home. No charges were pursued.

July 10, Bayfront Park, 115 N. Bay Blvd., information. Deputies on patrol were approached by a woman who reported a suspicious blue car and a man sitting in a neighbors’ driveway earlier in the day. She also reported the man left a note on the property. Officers recovered the note, which stated: “Need your help immediately. I’ve been shot by a real gun with blood.” MCSO was investigating.

July 13, Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. Bay Blvd., theft. A complainant reported finding deposit slips altered by a former employee and $44,234 in cash missing after 2016-18 audits. MCSO was investigating.

July 13, 100 block of Spring Avenue and the beach, found property. A silver ring was found on the beach. A woman turned the ring into the MCSO substation in Anna Maria, where it was placed for safekeeping.

July 19, Gulf of Mexico and Bean Point, assist. A fisherman in an inflatable boat called 911 from his cellphone when he was unable to paddle to shore. He told the dispatcher he’d started two hours earlier from the beach and a strong current kept taking him farther from shore. Manatee County’s marine unit assisted in the man’s rescue. No injuries occurred.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

July 15, Drift In, 120 Bridge St., trespassing/disorderly conduct. A 31-year-old Jacksonville man was arrested after the manager reported an uncooperative man at the bar after closing time. Bradenton Beach police arrived and advised the man to leave the property, but the man became belligerent and took an aggressive stance. Police used pepper spray against the man but he continued to resist arrest. After struggling to get the man into a squad, he was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

July 9, Annie’s Bait & Tackle, 4334 127th St. W., domestic disturbance. A woman’s ex-husband attempted to engage a man in a fight.

July 10, Annie’s Bait & Tackle, 4334 127th St. W., vehicle theft. Leaving his car parked while he bought bait, a man returned to find the vehicle missing.

July 14, 4600 block of 119th Street, criminal mischief/ damage. After her boat stalled, a woman found a large amount of sand in the boat’s fuel compartment.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

July 11, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespass. At 10:45 p.m., a Holmes Beach officer responded to a report of a vehicle doing doughnuts and skidding in the parking lot. A 17-year-old male confessed to the officer, who warned him for trespass.

July 14, 100 block of 39th Street, domestic. Responding to a report of a domestic battery, an officer found a 56-year-old woman afraid to open the door. Once police called her from a police radio, the woman came to the door and told the officer her boyfriend had pushed her and left after they argued about her going to a bar. She declined to press charges. The woman left the residence with a relative.

July 16, 52nd Street and the beach, alcohol. Four underage females were cited for violating the city ordinance against possessing alcohol on the beach. They were observed passing a bottle with pink liquid while sitting on the beach. Police saw one person attempt to hide an alcoholic beverage. The juveniles’ parents were contacted.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

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.