March 23, 100 block of Willow Avenue, theft. Thirteen straps belonging to the city were removed from trees. They were valued at $190.
March 25, Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., found property. A black leather purse containing two cellphones and cash was turned into the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. The purse also contained a utility bill. Deputies attempted to track the owner using the address on the bill but were unsuccessful. The items were secured in an MCSO locker.
March 29, near drowning. A 2-year old was found underwater in a Jacuzzi. The child was reported as breathing, alert and conscious. EMS responded and transported the child to a medical center.
Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.
March 29, 1900 block of Gulf Drive South, Marchman Act. Dispatched to a suspicious person call, a Bradenton Beach police officer found a woman passed out next to a pool. As an officer tried to wake her, she mumbled and kept passing out. EMS was called and cleared. The woman told an officer she didn’t know where she lived, used heroin and thought about hurting herself. The officer transported her to a mental health facility.
March 30, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., criminal mischief. Two tires were slashed on a trailer parked in front of the bar. The estimated damage was $200.
April 1, Cortez Road and Gulf Drive North, resisting arrest. Police responded to a report of a female jumping out into traffic. When officers arrived, they encountered a woman and man at the crest of the Cortez Bridge. The woman told police she was attempting to get a ride home. Police determined the man had an outstanding warrant from Illinois. When the man heard the radio report about the warrant, he attempted to jump from the bridge to the water. The officers pulled him back and a fight ensued. The man was arrested and taken to Manatee County jail.
April 2, Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar, 135 Bridge St., overdose. People on the street flagged down a Bradenton Beach police officer after a 27-year-old Bradenton man collapsed at the restaurant’s outdoor bar. Good Samaritans helped open the man’s air passage. EMS responded, determined it was an overdose and administered Narcan, reviving the man. EMS transported him to a medical center.
March 27, 10200 block of 46th Avenue, fraud. A former Manatee County School District employee reported a fraudulent tax return was filed using his personal information. The school district reported a data breach involving numerous employees.
March 28, 4500 block of 124th Street, burglary. Three fishing rods and reels were stolen from a back porch.
Cortez is policed by the MCSO.
March 29, 300 block of 63rd Street, domestic battery. A couple’s argument turned physical when a man pushed food into a woman’s face. The woman said the chili oil from the food burned her eyes. The man allegedly pushed her into a shower and poured shampoo over her head. Holmes Beach police arrived and found a broken lamp, cuts on the man’s face and marks on the woman’s forehead. The man was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail. He was released on $1,000 bond.
March 30, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, aggravated assault. An Indiana man was arrested after another man reported an argument. The two argued over a bike. During the altercation, the victim reported the man pulled up his shirt and brandished a black gun. HBPD recovered an air pistol.
March 30, 5300 block of Marina Drive, theft. A handsaw, laser and battery charger were reported missing from a construction site.
March 31, 4900 block of Gulf Drive, animal bite. A woman reported a dog bit her while on a walk. She showed the officer four puncture wounds. The dog owner was alerted. Police observed a long tether and dog feces in the owner’s yard and confirmed the dog had been vaccinated for rabies in 2016. The officer referred the case to Manatee County Animal Services.
April 1, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A manager from the cafe reported a theft of $3,250 from the register in March.
April 2, 4400 block of Gulf Drive, trespassing/criminal mischief. Officers responded to a burglary in progress. A resident reported waking up due to noise on the roof and saw legs hanging outside a window. The resident called 911 and reported a man in his 20s climbing from the house into a tree. Police found screens were cut and a lock opened and looked for a second suspect. When police arrived, they arrested a 20-year-old found hiding nearby in bushes, but could not find a second suspect.
April 2, CVS, 611 Manatee Ave., trespass. A man was trespassed after a manager reported him harassing customers.
Streetlife is based on incident reports and narratives from the BBPD, HBPD and MCSO.