Tag Archives: Streetlife

Streetlife – 03-20-2019

Anna Maria

March 5, Bayfront Park, 300 N. Bay Blvd., confiscated property. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies observed marijuana smoke spewing from a parked vehicle. On approaching the vehicle, the officer found two occupants with 12 bottles of beer, a bottle of rum, marijuana, a marijuana grinder and a pipe. The deputies determined they were University of Florida students and called their parents. The deputies dumped out the alcohol and placed other items into evidence for destruction.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

March 9, Coquina Beach Park, 1600 Gulf Drive S., driver’s license. A Bradenton Beach police officer saw a man in an SUV pull out from the Coquina Beach parking lot into slow-moving northbound traffic. He passed about 20 cars at a high rate of speed. The officer stopped the man for speeding and determined he was driving on a suspended license. The man was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail and a family member with a valid license removed the vehicle.

March 11, Summer Sands condominium, 1009 Gulf Drive N., vehicle burglary. A man from Ontario, Canada, reported his wallet containing credit cards and identification was stolen from his unlocked vehicle at the condo parking area.

March 9-12, 100 block of 25th Street North, stolen/recovered property. Two unlocked bicycles were reported stolen and later found behind Shell Land, 301 Gulf Drive N., and returned to the owner.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

March 5, 700 Key Royale Drive, Key Royale Club, trespass. An officer was called after two males and two females were seen parking in the lot and entering the golf course with fishing poles. The four received trespass warnings and left the area.

March 7, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, traffic, drug citation. An officer traveling east on Manatee Avenue observed a car drifting into the oncoming lane. After stopping the car, the officer observed a green leafy substance in the driver’s lap and the odor of can- nabis. During a search of the vehicle, the officer located more leafy substance in a container, a digital scale and a cannabis grinder. The substance tested positive for marijuana. The driver was issued a citation for possession of less than 20 grams and for paraphernalia. The cannabis, scale and grinder were entered into the HBPD evidence locker.

March 8, 600 block of Baronet Lane, identity theft. A woman reported two $9,500 bank withdrawals from her bank account. She reported the thief used a Florida driver’s license she had reported stolen in 2013.

March 9, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, driver’s license, drug citation. An officer stopped a vehicle observed traveling southbound on Marina Drive with the driver’s side headlight out. A smell of marijuana was observed and a search located 0.8 gram of can- nabis. The driver was cited for no valid license and for less than 20 grams of marijuana. He was issued a summons and released. A juvenile with him was picked up by a family member.

March 10, 100 block of 73rd Street, theft. An officer responding to a call of suspicious activity at the Coconuts condominiums was contacted by a man who said his fishing poles were taken from his deck. Three Akuna rod and reels valued at $475 and a 7-foot Shumino rig valued at $125 were reported stolen.

March 10, 200 block of 68th Street, noise vio- lation. Officers responded to a noise complaint at a rental and found teenagers jumping from a roof into a swimming pool. The rental agents were called. Alcohol was located in the house. Four of the 12 people were over 21 years old. All were evicted from the property for occupancy violation, noise violation, safety issues, underage drinking and violating the terms of the rental agreement. Officers remained while the renters gath- ered their possessions and left.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narra- tives from the BBpd, HBpd and mcSo.

Reporter Sandy ambrogi contributed to this report.

Streetlife – 03-13-2019

Anna Maria

Feb. 27, Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., battery. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a fight between two employees in the restaurant kitchen. The victim declined to press charges. No injuries were reported.

March 4, 100 block of Hammock Road, domestic disturbance. Family members argued. An MCSO deputy responded, and no physical violence was reported or observed.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

March 2, 200 block of Bay Drive, domestic battery. While arguing about who drank the last beer, a 48-year-old man grabbed his girlfriend’s arm, bruising it between the elbow and shoulder. The man was arrested, taken to BBPD station and booked at the Manatee County jail.

March 3, 2200 block of Avenue B, suspicious circumstances. A woman reported several boxes that were packed for a move were opened by an unknown person and a stereo valued at $500 went missing. BBPD advised the woman to recheck her belongings and provide serial numbers for any missing items.

March 4, 100 block of First Street North, battery. Dispatched to a disturbance, a Bradenton Beach police officer found a man lying in the road and another man standing next to him. The man standing was arrested for battery after telling police he punched the man following an argument over a ride home. The victim was unable to fill out a statement due to his impairment. He was transported to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for treatment.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Feb. 27, 10000 block of Cortez Road, break-in. A 38-year-old man reported an unknown person attempted to enter his apartment.

March 3, Swordfish Grill & Tiki Bar, trespass warning. A man was warned for trespassing after he was observed sleeping in a car in the parking lot.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

March 1, 200 block of 84th Street, theft. Dispatched for a theft, Holmes Beach police spoke to a man who noticed 15 $20 bills and a $100 bill were missing after he placed his wallet on a dresser.

March 1, 600 block of North Point Drive, theft. A commercial fisher reported 60, 35 and 25 gallons of fuel siphoned from his gas tanks on his center-console fishing boat Feb. 22-28. HBPD took photographs of evidence on the boat.

March 2, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Marchman Act. A Holmes Beach police officer responded to a report of a man passed out near the restrooms. HBPD contacted emergency medical services and he was transported for treatment to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

March 4, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A $400 black bicycle was reported stolen from a bike stand. The owner told police he locked the bike but could have left the key in the lock before walking to the beach.

March 4, Alvin’s Island, 3602 E. Bay Drive, theft/marijuana. After watching a customer remove price tags and place merchandise into his pockets for three hours, a store manager called police to report a theft. When police arrived, an officer reported the man was biting off a price tag from an item. The store reported $235.19 in attempted stolen items. Nine grams of marijuana was found in the man’s shirt pocket and in a vial that he dropped on the floor.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narra- tives from the BBpd, HBpd and mcSo.

Reporter Sandy ambrogi contributed to this report.

Streetlife – 03-06-2019

Anna Maria

Feb. 10, 875 N. Shore Drive, Rod & Reel Pier, fWc violation. a manatee county Sheriff’s deputy observed a group of people fishing on the pier and noticed the smell of marijuana. When approached, all said they did not have any drugs in their possession and a backpack search produced none. When asked for fishing licenses, one person could not produce one and was charged with a noncriminal offense.

Feb. 24, 9701 gulf drive, Slim’s place Bar and grill, domestic disturbance. a deputy responded to a domestic disturbance call. a man and women told the deputy it was a misunderstanding. domestic packets were given and the subjects were transported home.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Feb. 27, 1800 block of gulf drive, runaway Bay condominiums, property damage. a man vacationing from michigan heard a noise. He went outside and found the rear window broken on his pickup truck cab broken.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 20, 5400 B marina drive, Seaside Laundro- mat, battery. a man reported that a woman became verbally abusive toward him while he was doing laun- dry. She jumped on his back and tried to tackle him. the woman’s roommate arrived and tried to remove her from the laundromat. the victim returned 40 minutes later to find his clothes on the floor with beer poured on them. He contacted police, who took photographs of his injuries and looked at the sur- veillance video from the laundromat. When police went to woman’s home, she became verbally abusive and was arrested and transported to manatee county jail.

Feb. 21, 5600 gulf drive, warrant assist. a patrol officer went to a residence to arrest a man on a felony warrant. He was located nearby in a parked van gasping for air. manatee county emergency medical Services was called and administered naloxone and the man was transported to Blake medical center in Bradenton, where a manatee county Sheriff’s deputy placed the man under arrest.

Feb. 21, 4000 gulf drive, manatee public Beach, theft. a bag was stolen from a picnic table. it con- tained an apple ipad, cash, a credit card and a florida driver’s license. the bag was found and missing only the cash.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

Streetlife is based on incident reports and narra- tives from the BBpd, HBpd and mcSo.

Reporter Sandy ambrogi contributed to this report.

Streetlife – 02-27-2019

Anna Maria

Jan. 31, 700 block of North Shore Drive, fraud. A woman tried to purchase exercise equipment on eBay. The seller instructed her to pay $1,000 by eBay gift cards, so she did. After the equipment was not delivered and the seller failed to return her calls and emails, the woman reported the scam to Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Feb. 12, Anna Maria City Hall/MCSO substation, 10005 Gulf Drive, information. The substation was contacted about a girl who went missing. Law enforcement searched for the missing minor, who was eventually located.

Feb. 14, 600 block of South Bay Boulevard, missing tag. A resident reported his tag was lost or stolen.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Feb. 15, 2500 block of Avenue B, criminal mischief. A woman reported an unknown person used an unknown object to break her vehicle’s windshield. The damage was estimated at $150.

Feb. 16, 2200 block of Avenue B, domestic disturbance. Bradenton Beach police responded to a couple having an argument. They told an officer they were intoxicated after drinking all day at a festival and arguing because the woman had visited another man. Both agreed there had been no physical contact and declined to separate for the night.

Feb. 18-19, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive, S. trespass. A 57-year-old Bradenton Beach man was arrested for trespassing while he stood outside the store. The day before, a manager found the man sleeping on a bench outside the store and police warned him he would be arrested if he returned.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 14, 8100 block of Gulf Drive, theft. A woman reported a package containing dietary supplements, valued at $60, went missing between 1:17 p.m., when it was delivered, and 4:30 p.m., when she returned home. She also told Holmes Beach police that packages have been stolen from her residence since July 2017.

Feb. 16, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, criminal mischief. An unknown male punched a trolley driver’s window and yelled, “Didn’t you see me?” The male then entered the trolley with a bloody hand and asked for a towel. After being given a paper towel, he left the area. HBPD and Manatee County sheriff’s deputies searched for the man, but found no one matching the description of the male. Traffic cameras were being checked for footage of the incident.

Feb. 16, 200 block of 69th Street, missing/stolen property. Two bicycles, a women’s gold/brown Schwinn with a basket and a men’s blue bicycle, were reported missing or stolen. The bicycles were valued at $150.

Feb. 17, 200 block of 71st Street, construction. A man and woman pressure washing a house for a contractor were issued ordinance violations for working on a Sunday. Their boss went to the scene and apologized.

Feb. 19, 600 block of Foxworth, fraud. Two credit cards that a man had not requested arrived in the mail. The man also told police he checked his other credit cards and learned one account had been closed with a request to expedite a new card to an address that was not his. The man did not know how his identity had been compromised.

Officers advised the man to place fraud alerts to protect his credit.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 02-20-2019

Anna Maria

Jan. 29, 800 block of North Shore Drive and the beach, distress. Two people called 911 minutes apart to report an unknown man who was apparently in distress. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and the Holmes Beach Police Department searched for the man, but he was not located.

Feb. 9, 800 block of North Shore Drive, domestic disturbance. A father dropped off his daughter with her mother. The parents argued and the father left the scene. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy arrived and determined no physical contact occurred.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Feb. 9, 1700 block of Gulf Drive South, domestic battery. Bradenton Beach police responded to a call for help from a woman who told police her boyfriend smacked her glasses off while they argued over their child. The man was found in east Manatee County, where an MCSO deputy interviewed him and he admitted to the altercation.

Feb. 11, 100 block of Second Street North, theft. A woman reported $5,500 in cash stolen from her dresser drawer. She brought two dresser drawers and other items to the police station for fingerprint processing.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Feb. 8, 5200-5600 block of Gulf Drive, trespass/resisting. Juveniles were running on the beach, throwing rocks and bottles at the Martinque and Martinque North condominiums. When police arrived and ordered them to stop running, three of the youths stopped and were taken to the HBPD station, where their parents picked them up. HBPD found two more juveniles, who had failed to heed police warnings to stop, at their homes and issued juvenile referrals. The juveniles said they were bored and acting out due to peer pressure at school. One subject told police he ran from law enforcement because he was scared. The area was checked for damage the next morning and none were found.

Feb. 9, 3900 E. Bay Drive, criminal mischief/assist West Manatee Fire Rescue. Firefighters and police responded at 1:18 a.m. to a 2007 GMC engulfed in flames in the parking lot of the Publix Super Market. HBPD determined two 22-year-old men from Apollo Beach had been driving in circles, doing doughnuts and burnouts, leaving burnt rubber on the payment, when the fire started. One of the men told police they were trying to impress a 19-year-old woman who was waiting in another parking lot. The vehicle’s interior and engine were deemed a total loss. The estimated value of the vehicle was listed at $30,000. Publix reported the damage to the parking lot at $4,000.

Feb. 9, 3900 E. Bay Drive, information. A witness observed a male swing at a parked car in the Publix parking lot. When police arrived, they found glass from the taillight under the car. The witness said the male appeared angry and left the area with other people. Police later found two juveniles near the 34th Street Beach access, one who told police he had broken light. The car owner did not want to press charges for the taillight damage. The juveniles were released to their guardians.

Feb. 11, Jessie’s Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, theft/heroin. A 24-year-old Bradenton woman was arrested for theft and possessing drugs and paraphernalia after taking chips, beef jerky and soda and stuffing them into her pants while in the store. When a clerk confronted the woman about the theft, the woman handed over the items, which were valued at $10.97. Police arrived as the woman attempted to get in the backseat of a vehicle that had a driver and another person in the front seats. The woman told the officer she was a drug user and “messed up.” She told police she had heroin and a needle in her purse. An officer found two needles, 0.1 grams of heroin, a suboxone strip and two syringes. She was arrested and transported to jail.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 02-13-2019

Anna Maria

No reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

Feb. 4, Blue Marlin Seafood, 121 Bridge St., disturbance. A 60-year-old man went to the Bradenton Beach police station saying he and his girlfriend dined at the restaurant two days earlier, where an argument ensued with a manager. He’d advised the manager his friend was sick and needed help. The manager escorted the friend to the bathroom and came back with the bill, which he told the man to pay and leave. The men argued and the manager crumpled up the bill and threw it at him.

Feb. 6, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, assist. Dispatched for a possible drowning, a Bradenton Beach police officer arrived to the bayfront near the city pier to find people screaming about a man struggling in the water. The officer enlisted a boater in a dinghy to carry him to the man, who was holding onto an anchor line. U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission boats arrived and the man was taken ashore. The man told police he was fishing when his rudder got stuck to one side, causing him to flip out of his boat and the boat to run amok.

Feb. 6, 200 Bridge St. anchorage, stolen boat. A Bradenton man reported the theft of his 10-foot dinghy — with an outboard motor, oars, life preservers and an anchor — after leaving it unsecured for a week at the dinghy dock.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 31, 2800 block of Gulf Drive, information. A contractor reported possible vandalism to a water pump at a job site. He told Holmes Beach police his workers found a PVC pipe disconnected from the pump, causing the motor to burn up. The contractor said he was alerted to several complaints from residents about the noise from the pumps.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 02-06-2019

Anna Maria

Jan. 23, Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, criminal damage to property. A woman reported her vehicle being scratched from front to back a week earlier in the parking lot.

Jan. 24, Crescent Drive, information. A radar speed sign was struck by an unknown vehicle and found not working by Anna Maria’s public works director.

Jan. 25, 500 block of Kumquat Drive, domestic disturbance. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies responded to a couple arguing about the man not paying attention to the woman and wanting to play video games.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 26, Gulf Drive North and Cortez Road, towed vehicle. A 24-year-old Bradenton man traveling west over the Cortez Bridge drove through the intersection at Gulf Drive into a rocky, sandy area, blocking traffic. The man told police he didn’t know the area. Police arranged a tow.

Jan. 29, 500 block of Gulf Drive South, domestic battery. A 33-year-old woman was arrested after Bradenton Beach police officers arrived to find her hitting a man, who was covering his face, curled up on a sofa. The woman told police she was defending herself after the man hit her.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 19, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, drugs. A 21-year-old man was arrested for theft and possessing a controlled substance after taking another person’s prescription off the counter while at the Walgreens liquor store. Holmes Beach police found the man in possession of 74 hydrocodone pills in a nearby parking lot and took him into custody.

Jan. 20, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, domestic disturbance. Holmes Beach police confiscated a semi-automatic gun, two magazines and 17 rounds of ammunition after officers responded to a disturbance. A man and his fiance argued about the man being intoxicated and wanting to drive. A woman witnessed the argument. The man told the witness to take his gun, after he emptied the ammunition from the firearm. Police later found the gun in a glove box and seized it for safekeeping.

Jan. 20, 5300 block of Marina Drive, disorderly intoxication. Holmes Beach police arrested a 46-year-old man yelling at cars in an irate manner. The man was visibly intoxicated, refused to answer officers’ questions and became aggressive. He was taken into custody and to the Manatee County jail.

Jan. 22, 5800 block of Marina Drive, fraud. Holmes Beach police were dispatched to a call about a woman alleging more than $350 in fraudulent charges on her bank account, and told the officers she encountered a similar issue a year ago.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 01-30-2019

Anna Maria

Jan. 9, Pine Avenue and Tarpon Street, drug arrest. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies pulled over a vehicle and arrested a juvenile for misdemeanor marijuana possession and paraphernalia after observing the vehicle had stopped at an intersection for a long time.

Jan. 13, 200 block of Pine, runaway. A habitual runaway, whose parents live in Anna Maria, showed up at the sheriff’s substation. Deputies determined she was staying at a friend’s house and the runaway’s father was working with a specialized law enforcement team about the continuing problem. The deputy left a message with the friend’s mother to ensure the runaway was living there.

Jan. 22, Gulf Drive and Willow Avenue, Baker Act. Deputies stopped a vehicle after observing it without its headlights on after dark. The woman was incoherent and EMS was summoned. She was taken to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton under the Baker Act.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

      Jan. 16, Island Time Bar and Grill, 111 Gulf Drive S., warrant. Bradenton Beach police arrested a 37-year-old man on two warrants for violating his probation. He was taken into custody and transported to the Manatee County jail.

      Jan. 18, Coquina Boat Ramp, 2651 Gulf Drive, stolen boat. MCSO advised a BBPD officer of a stolen boat in the city jurisdiction. The officer contacted the Tampa owner, who declined to retrieve the boat due to the boat’s condition. The boat was towed.

      Jan. 19, Wicked Cantina, 101 Seventh St. N., defrauding an innkeeper/trespass. A 40-year-old man was arrested after a manager reported a customer becoming belligerent with employees and refusing to pay a $5.30 bill. He cursed at the server and said he was broke. The man later apologized to police, saying he found out earlier his girlfriend of 15 years had cheated on him and he’d gone out drinking.

Jan. 20, Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., trespass. Bradenton Beach police on patrol at about 11:50 p.m. observed a man and a woman in their 30s get undressed behind a bar on Bridge Street. The officers advised the couple to get dressed. Police later found the same people exposing themselves under the convenience store. The couple said they were on vacation and did nothing wrong. The store manager trespassed the man and woman. At the station, the couple apologized. The man told the officers he’d just met the woman at a bar and “didn’t think this was a big deal.”

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

      Jan. 11, 3700 block of 117th Street West, domestic disturbance. Two sisters argued and 911 was called. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies observed no injuries and determined no physical violence occurred.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 12, Dunkin Donuts, 3302 E. Bay Drive, information. Holmes Beach police responded to a clerk’s report of a female customer’s husband making threats after the clerk waited on the woman. The clerk admitted she hadn’t initially seen the woman at the counter. The clerk told police she apologized for making the woman wait and that she made an offensive remark about the woman’s height. The female customer apparently complained about her coffee being cold and left. Her husband then entered the store, yelled and threatened the staff, who told police they feared the man would return and cause them harm. The workers were advised to call the police if the couple returned or if they encountered an irate customer.

Jan. 15, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, drug arrest. A 29-year-old man was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana and paraphernalia possession after a Holmes Beach police officer pulled him over for speeding and noticed the odor of marijuana. The officer found 15 grams of marijuana, a rubber case containing .06 grams of THC resin, two bongs, a marijuana pipe, three packs of rolling papers and a cannabis shredder.

Holmes Beach is policed by HBPD.

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

Streetlife – 01-23-2019

Anna Maria

Jan. 7, North Shore Drive and Pine Avenue, alcohol violation. While on patrol, a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy observed a vehicle without taillights traveling west on Pine Avenue. Stopping the vehicle, the officer observed a 12-pack of Budweiser beer behind the driver’s seat and determined the male driver was under the legal drinking age. The deputy issued the 20-year-old a notice to appear in court for the misdemeanor and poured the beer on the ground. The man told the officer the beer belonged to his brother.

Jan. 8, 9800 block of Gulf Drive, marijuana. Two deputies on patrol observed a vehicle in a parking lot with a man slumped over the steering wheel. They approached the vehicle and noticed an odor of marijuana, searched the vehicle and found a vaping device and a spoon containing a brown sticky residue. The items tested positive for THC and were seized as evidence. Charges are pending lab results of the preliminary test.

Jan. 8, 100 block of Maple Avenue, suspicious incidents. A woman returned from out of town to find several leafless trees and two palm trees with palm fronds torn off. The woman told the MCSO she would check with an arborist to determine if the trees were either deliberately harmed or weather damaged.

Jan. 10, Bayfront Park, 309 N. Bay Blvd., information. A bag of a green leafy substance was turned into the MCSO. A deputy secured it for destruction.

Anna Maria is policed by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

No reports.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Jan. 5, The Seafood Shack Marina, Bar & Grill, 4110 127th St. W., battery/trespass. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies separated two people who were fighting. The aggressor was arrested for battery and issued a trespass warning.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 3, Martinque South condominiums, 5300 Gulf Drive, information. The building superintendent reported unknown persons left the pool shower running and threw patio chairs and a clay pot containing a plant, which broke into pieces, into the pool.

Jan. 3, 100 block of White Avenue, information. A visitor from Iceland flagged down a Holmes Beach police officer and reported his $1,000 iPhone had been stolen and the bag the phone had been inside appeared to have been cut with a knife. The officer attempted to locate the phone but was unsuccessful.

Jan. 4, 100 block of 34th Street, fleeing and eluding. A 15-year-old male was found in the 10000 block of Manatee Avenue after he ran from Holmes Beach police officers, who had pulled his vehicle over for speeding. Police searched the vehicle and reported finding a bong and a plastic bag with marijuana residue. He told police he fled because he was scared, having only a learner’s permit.

Jan. 5, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, marijuana ordinance. Observing a car in the parking lot after hours, an officer approached the vehicle and saw a marijuana-like substance on the lap of the driver. The driver and passenger were identified as under 18. The driver acknowledged having a bag of weed in the center console. He told police he and the passenger planned to “smoke a little” with friends. The driver was ticketed for possessing 4.5 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia. The contraband was confiscated and processed for destruction.

Jan. 6, 200 block of 65th St., construction ordinance. A commercial painter was cited for working on a Sunday.

Jan. 7, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, speeding, cocaine possession. A Toyota was clocked traveling 50 mph in a 35-mph zone. While checking the vehicle’s occupants for warrants, a passenger opened a bottle and a bag containing white powder fell to the ground. Police searched the vehicle and found 1.5 grams of a substance that tested positive for cocaine. The driver was cited for speeding and released. The passenger was arrested for drug possession and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Jan. 7, Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752 Manatee Ave., camping. Police observed a man asleep in a sleeping bag next to a picnic table. An officer issued a notice to appear in court for violating an anti-camping ordinance. The man left the area.

Jan. 9, Publix, 3900 E. Bay Drive, warrant. Police were dispatched to Publix Super Market regarding an employee wanted on a warrant. The manager identified the suspect. He was arrested on multiple warrants and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Holmes Beach is policed by the Holmes Beach Police Department.

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

Streetlife – 01-16-2019

Anna Maria

Jan. 7, 500 block of Villa Rosa Way, juvenile disturbance. A father went to the MCSO-Anna Maria substation to report his daughter ran away, while the daughter called 911 to report her father “went crazy.” At the house, a deputy reported the mother “began antagonizing” deputies and the daughter fled on foot. The daughter returned to the house and was taken by Florida Department of Children and Families to stay the night elsewhere.

Anna Maria is policed by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 6, 700 block of Gulf Drive North, warrant/drugs. Bradenton Beach police, assisting Sarasota Police Department with an investigation, arrested a 54-year-old Pensacola man wanted on warrants for grand theft. The man initially lied, giving officers the name of his twin brother. Police determined the man’s identity and arrested him on the warrant and for giving a false name. On a pat-down, officers found he had unprescribed pills in his shirt pocket and added charges for possessing controlled substances. Police determined the 2009 BMW the man and his wife were using stolen, so it was transported to the BBPD station for safekeeping.

Bradenton Beach is policed by BBPD.

Cortez

Jan. 4, 3700 block of 117th Street, battery police/domestic. A 44-year-old woman was arrested for pushing a sheriff’s deputy after officers responded to a domestic disturbance between the woman and her boyfriend. The woman became enraged when the officer said he would give her boyfriend a wallet he had left behind.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 20, 600 block of Manatee Avenue, marijuana. After pulling over a vehicle for nonfunctioning tag lights, Holmes Beach police ticketed a 29-year-old passenger for possessing 5.6 grams of marijuana in violation of the city ordinance.

Dec. 23, 2700 block of Avenue C, disturbance. A 911 call alerted Holmes Beach police to a woman screaming. When officers responded, they found a 13-year-old girl in a driveway, who told police she had refused to get in a car with her mother’s boyfriend and an altercation ensued. She also told police she hated the boyfriend due to his past abuse to her mother. The teen was visiting her grandmother, who struggled with the boyfriend as he tried to force the girl into the car. HBPD requested the state attorney review the case for charges against the boyfriend.

Dec. 26, Palm Harbor Drive, noise. Holmes Beach police were dispatched at 12:20 p.m. in response to noise complaints. From the street, officers reported hearing loud music and yelling. An officer observed eight vehicles at the residence and three people shouting on the deck of the house. The noisemakers went inside when they saw the officer attempting to take decibel meter readings. The officer spoke to the property owner and reported the owner seemed unaware and unconcerned about the noise. The report was flagged for follow-up.

Dec. 31, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, traffic. Numerous people approached a Holmes Beach police officer about a yellow pickup truck almost hitting people in the beach parking lot. The officer then observed a woman driver almost collide with vehicles in front and behind her. When the light turned green, she accelerated and nearly hit another vehicle and curb before the yellow truck came to rest in the grass. The officer requested Manatee County Sheriff’s Office backup for an investigation into a possibly impaired driver, but a deputy was unable to respond. The woman was ticketed for careless driving, failure to wear a seat belt and violating a vehicle registration law. An HBPD officer escorted her home and her vehicle was towed.

Jan. 1, 7300 block of Gulf Drive at the beach, alcohol. Two men and a woman in their 20s from St. Petersburg, Tampa and Atlantic Beach were drinking beer and running with a dog in the surf. They were cited for possessing alcohol on the beach.

Jan. 1, 100 block of 50th Street, criminal mischief. A 62-year-old person reported an unknown person threw a rock that shattered the vehicle sunroof.

Jan. 1, Sunbow Bay, 3800 block of East Bay Drive, burglary/theft. Unknown persons cut a bicycle lock and stole a woman’s bicycle valued at $500.

Holmes Beach is policed by the Holmes Beach Police Department.

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