Tag Archives: Streetlife

Island police blotter – 01-18-2017

Anna Maria

Dec. 30, Bayfront Park, 200 block of North Bay Boulevard, information. A man fell from a bench while grilling steaks with friends. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies assisted emergency medical workers, who transported the man to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

Jan. 1, 100 block of Tern Avenue, information. MCSO responded to a complaint about a juvenile on house arrest. The juvenile’s father loaned fishing rods to a group of young friends. MCSO notified a parent about the juvenile’s status and the parent came to pick up the boys. The fishing rods were returned and Holmes Beach police officers took the boys to their parents. MCSO reported the juvenile did not violate his house arrest.

Jan. 6, North Shore Drive and Willow Avenue, disturbance. A woman with two dogs confronted a woman driving and delivering newspapers. The dog walker yelled at the newspaper carrier to slow down her vehicle. The carrier told MCSO she only drove under the speed limit and that the dogs scared her. The dog walker said she would be calling the newspaper to complain.

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

Bradenton Beach

Jan. 6, 2200 block of Avenue B, property damage. A homeowner reported a delivery truck struck her white PVC fence, causing an estimated $800 in damage. Construction workers told a Bradenton Beach police officer they heard a crash and observed the truck at the damaged fence and the driver picking up and stacking fence slats. A witness told police the truck had been too big to fit between the fence and the power pole on the other side of the alley. The homeowner called the truck’s owner and the officer took the report.

Jan. 9, Third Street North, warrant. A Ford Explorer stopped in the middle of the road. An officer conducted a traffic stop, suspecting the driver was either under the influence or lost. The Bradenton man produced his driver’s license but failed to produce registration and insurance. Due to an outstanding warrant in Sarasota County, he was arrested and transported to Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Jan. 1, 52nd Street and the beach, warrant/ordinance violation. A 21-year-old man was arrested on a warrant after a Holmes Beach police officer observed him among a group of people, sitting on a cooler and drinking a beer. The officer arrested the man on a Manatee County warrant and cited him for possessing alcohol on the beach in violation of a city ordinance.

Jan. 6, 100 block of 43rd Street, battery. HBPD responded to a 911 call and found a woman from Virginia who told police she’d been battered by a female relative, who had already left to catch a flight home. An officer spoke to the alleged aggressor on the phone and asked her to return to the scene, but she told police she was catching a plane and hung up. HBPD transported the complainant to the Salvation Army in Bradenton because she had no money and no place to go.

Jan. 7, 400 block of 28th Street, vehicle thefts. Caught on tape, a boat trailer and a 20-foot 1991 Hydra fiberglass boat with a 200-horsepower Yamaha outboard motor were stolen at about 6 a.m. The tape shows a Ford 150, with its vehicle lights turned off, back up to the boat trailer and a person attaching the boat and trailer to the truck before driving away. A neighbor witnessed the theft.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 01-11-2017

Anna Maria

Dec. 24, Poppo’s Taqueria, 210 Pine Ave., fire. A grill fire was extinguished by a worker who was in the process of closing the restaurant. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy and West Manatee Fire Rescue firefighters arrived after the fire was out. The worker told the MCSO when he noticed the flames, he used a fire extinguisher and sand from outside to put out the fire. No patrons were in the restaurant. No one was injured.

Dec. 31, 100 block of North Bay Boulevard, criminal mischief. A roadway sign was damaged. A $25 cost to repair the sign was estimated. The matter was referred to the city public works department.

Jan. 1, 700 block of Jacaranda Road, burglary. MCSO reported a burglar entered the home by unknown means.

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

Bradenton Beach

Dec. 22, Oma’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, 201 Gulf Drive N., trespass. An allegedly intoxicated woman came through a back door to talk to her ex-boyfriend and was told by the owner to leave. Bradenton Beach police responded and interviewed witnesses. BBPD determined there had been no physical violence. The woman was trespassed and told not to return to the restaurant.

Dec. 23, 1600 block of Coquina Beach South, information. Patrolling the closed park at 1:03 a.m., a police officer approached a vehicle and found it occupied by a 15-year-old girl and a man. He noticed an odor of marijuana and saw a marijuana grinder and scale on the back seat. The man told police he was the driver, but produced a suspended driver’s license. The juvenile’s mother was called. The paraphernalia was confiscated.

Dec. 24, 2300 block of Avenue C, vehicle theft. A woman visiting from Dunedin reported a wallet, credit and gift cards stolen from her husband’s Jeep.

Dec. 25, 100 block of Bridge St., trespass/resisting officer. A man and his friend were arrested after the man opened the passenger door of a BBPD squad while the officer was in the vehicle working on his computer. The man unplugged the officer’s cellphone from a charger and plugged in his cellphone. As the officer began to detain the man, a friend came to the scene, yelling and swearing at the officer to let his friend go, approaching with his fists clenched. The men said they were playing “a prank” on the officer. They were arrested and transported to Manatee County jail.

Dec. 25, Cortez Beach, 600 Gulf Drive, vehicle theft. A Bradenton woman reported her wallet valued at $75, containing $75 and $370 in food credits, was taken from her unlocked vehicle while she was at the beach.

Dec. 26, 400 block of Gulf Drive North, burglary. An officer on beach patrol noticed a broken window at a residence and called the owner. Inside, officers found a sweating can of soda, an open bottle of water, an empty can of beer and a blood-stain at calf-knee level throughout the residence. A $350 flat-screen television was reported stolen. Photos and fingerprints were taken.

Dec. 27, Coquina Park, 2650 Gulf Drive S., trespass. A Manatee County lifeguard called BBPD to trespass a man alleged to be bothering beach patrons. The lifeguard followed the man to the Coquina North Boat Ramp. When police arrived, they found a 50-year-old man hiding in the mangroves. He was identified by the lifeguard and issued a trespass warning.

Dec. 28, 103 Gulf Drive S., domestic disturbance. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a dispute over a bus pass, but arrived after the alleged fight broke up.

Dec. 31, 200 block of Gulf Drive South, trespass. A man was found sleeping in a stairway. Police issued a trespass warning and told the man he’d be arrested if he returned.

Dec. 31,100 block of Seventh Street North, disturbance/damage. Dispatched to a report of a couple arguing, police found no disturbance. Instead officers found a damaged SUV and a man sitting in a nearby parking lot. The man said he was waiting for his wife to return. Police described the man as intoxicated. Police drove the man to his rental unit and the vehicle was towed.

Jan. 1, Pelican Cove Resort, A Paradise Rentals, 900 block of Gulf Drive, property damage. A truck driver from Zephyrhills was backing out from a delivery at the end of Ninth Street South when he damaged a lawn sprinkler.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Dec. 24, 4400 block of 123rd Street Court West, fraud. A person who wrote a check for $75 reported someone had changed the amount to $4,000 and that it cleared the bank.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 24, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, theft. A visitor from Maine reported a theft of a new Honda generator valued at $999. The man told Holmes Beach police someone stole the generator between noon and 8 p.m. Dec. 23 from outside his camper.

Dec. 26, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, alcohol violation. An officer on patrol observed an illegally parked truck on a berm. As he approached, he saw a man in the driver’s seat putting something under his seat and a beer on the center console. The officer determined no one inside the vehicle had a valid driver’s license. The registered owner, M&L Home Tile Setters of Bradenton, was called to retrieve the truck. A notice to appear in court for alcohol at the beach was issued to the driver.

Dec. 28, 5200 block of Gulf and the beach, alcohol violation. An officer spotted a woman on the beach with a bottle of vodka next to her. The woman told the officer the vodka was hers and she’d been drinking it. The officer issued her a citation for violating the city ordinance that prohibits possessing or consuming alcohol on the beach.

Dec. 29, 100 block of 52nd Street and the beach, ordinance violation. An officer saw two men sleeping in a truck and cited them for illegal camping.

Dec. 29, 52nd Street and the beach, ordinance violation. An officer saw three females sitting near bottles of alcoholic cider.  Two women told the officer they’d been drinking the cider. They were issued citations for violating the city ordinance against alcohol on the beach.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 01-04-2017

Anna Maria

Dec. 19, 200 block of Willow Avenue, domestic dispute. A man and a woman argued. No injuries were observed or reported.

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

Bradenton Beach

No reports.

        Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Dec. 14, 4200 block of Marina Court, theft. A male docked a kayak and lowered a 9-foot motor boat from a lift. When a witness questioned him about what he was doing, his response was he was taking it for repairs and left in the kayak with the boat in tow. The witness later informed the owner, who reported the boat was stolen. The boat was recovered without a motor.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

        Dec. 22, 7800 block of Palm Drive, disorderly intoxication. A witness report of two males banging on car hoods led to Holmes Beach police apprehending a man who appeared intoxicated and under the influence of a narcotic. He was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Dec. 23, 500 block of 65th Street, disorderly intoxication. Police were dispatched for a possible burglary in progress and found an intoxicated man near the front door of the home. The man had banged on the garage and front doors, leaving a small amount of blood. The man told police his parents lived there, but the owner said he did not know the man or want him on his property. The man was arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

        Dec. 23, 100 block of 52nd Street and the beach, ordinance violation. Holmes Beach police observed numerous beer bottles around a group of people at the beach access. The officer informed the group about the city ordinance that prohibits alcohol on the beach. Three people were issued citations for violating the ordinance.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 12-28-2016

Anna Maria

No reports.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Dec. 16, 900 block of Gulf Drive, suspicious circumstances. A woman reported two roommates stole her car and medication. After interviews, police made no arrests. The officer determined the woman knew her roommates were using No reports.the car for five days and it didn’t become an issue until the medication was allegedly stolen. The car was returned but the officer could not determine that the pills were stolen.

Dec. 19, Freckled Fin, 101 Bridge St., information. A woman reported verbal abuse two days after alleging it occurred. She told police a woman threatened to harm her while she was at the restaurant with her family.

Dec. 19, Bridge Tender Inn, 135 Bridge St., information. One man chest-bumped another man into the water from the dinghy dock. The victim declined to press charges. The two agreed to settle their differences with the aggressor paying for the victim’s broken phone and other items that fell in the water.

Dec. 19, 1600 block of Gulf Drive N., information. Dispatched to a call about a battery, Bradenton Beach police arrived to find medical workers treating a woman with a black and swollen eye. The woman told police she fell.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

No reports.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 11, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, ordinance violation. Holmes Beach police observed a 46-year-old sleeping on a trolley bench. He was issued a notice to appear in court for violating the city ordinance against camping.

Dec. 12, Ace Hardware, 3324 E. Bay Drive, ordinance violation. A woman and a man were found sleeping behind the store. A Holmes Beach officer advised them of the no-camping ordinance and issued them notices to appear in court.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 12-21-2016

Anna Maria

Dec. 2, Rod & Reel Pier, battery. A man and woman were fishing at the pier with their children when the man, who had been drinking alcohol, became upset, swore at the woman and pushed and struck her in the chest. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy arrested the man in Holmes Beach.

Dec. 2, Ginny’s & Jane E’s at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, counterfeit. A clerk identified a fake $20 in a transaction. The bill passer claimed not to know it was counterfeit. The bill was seized by the MCSO.

Dec. 6, 100 block of Seagrape Lane, information. A landscaper was cutting a tree when a large branch fell and damaged a park bench. The landscaper replaced the bench.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Dec. 6, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., suspicious circumstances. A man who lost his wallet returned to the bar where he last had the wallet, but had no recollection of what happened. A bartender found credit cards, IDs and other items belonging to the man in a trash can. The bartender said surveillance cameras on the property would be checked for suspicious activity.

      Dec. 7, Dream Inn, 2502 Gulf Drive N., Baker Act. Bradenton Beach police responded to a call for emergency medical services and a woman told an officer she wanted to harm herself.

Dec. 11, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., trespass after warning. A 45-year-old man previously warned not to return to the bar was found on the property with an alcoholic beverage. Told by a police officer he was being arrested, the man started walking backwards, drinking and pulling away from the officer. The officer redirected the man to the ground, handcuffed and took him into custody. He was transported to the Manatee County jail.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Nov. 30, Seafood Shack, 4100 127th St. W., abandoned boat. In June, during Tropical Storm Colin, a vessel drifted and sank near a dock at the marina. The owner told the dock master he would raise his vessel, but has not returned. A citation for illegal dumping was issued.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 6-7, Anchor Inn, 3007 Gulf Drive, battery. A man reported another man struck him while he was shooting pool. The aggressor allegedly struck the man with his chest after he approached from behind, saying, “It’s on now.” A Holmes Beach police officer requested an arrest warrant for the aggressor.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 12-14-2016

Anna Maria

Nov. 22, 100 block of Hammock Road, burglary. An owner reported a forced entry into a residence.

Nov. 28, Ginny’s & Jane E’s at the Old IGA, 9707 Gulf Drive, suspicious incident. The shop received an alarming message interpreted as a possible bomb threat. Manatee County sheriff’s deputies responded and interviewed witnesses. MCSP determined there was no threat.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Nov. 29, 2400 block of Avenue C, criminal mischief. A property manager reported an object smashed a window in the front door of a residence. The window was valued at $600.

Nov. 30, Circle K, 100 Gulf Drive, warrant arrest. Bradenton Beach police arrested a 39-year-old man on Monroe County warrants. He was on the front porch of the store.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Nov. 25, 4400 block of 124th Street, overdose. A family member found a man losing consciousness and called for emergency medical treatment. EMS administered two doses of Narcan. The man was revived and transported to a hospital for further treatment. Possible drugs and paraphernalia were present in the room where the man was found.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Dec. 1, 500 block of 72nd St., burglary. An owner returned home after six weeks and found items missing valued at $6,500, including silverware, designer dresses and coins. There was no forced entry.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 12-07-2016

Anna Maria

Nov. 21, 600 block of Gladiolus, burglary. An owner reported a forced entry.

Nov. 23, Island Scooter, 9908 Gulf Drive, civil dispute. An owner reported a scooter returned by a customer with damage.

Nov. 25, 90 block of North Shore Drive, information. Responding to a call, a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy found a woman crying in the road. The woman told the officer she argued with her husband, but there had been no physical altercation. The deputy transported the woman to her Holmes Beach rental home.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Nov. 23, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., trespass warning. A bartender flagged down a Bradenton Beach police officer and requested a 45-year-old man be trespassed. The bartender told the man in the officer’s presence he was no longer welcome on the property. The officer then warned the man not to return or he would face arrest.

Nov. 28, 2200 block of Avenue B, property damage. $500 in damage to a white PVC fence occurred Nov. 23-28. The owner told police he believed a vehicle backed into the fence.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Nov. 19, 4300 block 123rd Street West, battery. Two family members were drinking and arguing when one person allegedly slapped the other. The alleged aggressor was arrested at about 9:15 p.m. and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Nov. 21, Tide Tables Restaurant and Marina, 12507 Cortez Road W., suspicious incidents. A caller reported a woman in her early 20s acting crazy and upset. MCSO deputies responded twice and were unable to locate the woman. On the second time out, a man handed a deputy a cellphone that had been ringing next to the woman before she walked away. MCSO was unable to determine the phone ownership and held it for safekeeping.

Nov. 28, Seafood Shack marina, 4110 127th St. W., theft. The owner of a boat reported numerous items, valued at $3,175, stolen from her boat. The owner had rented the boat to a captain, who she had served with eviction papers.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Nov. 13, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, domestic battery. A man punched a woman in the face at the beach trolley stop and left. The two had argued about taking a picture at the beach. The woman refused medical treatment and a friend took her home. Holmes Beach police sent a request for the man’s arrest to the state attorney’s office.

Nov. 16, 500 block of 56th Street, burglary. A break-in sometime prior to Nov. 14 and stolen Bose radio, valued at $400, were reported.

Nov. 16, 400 block of 62nd Street, larceny. A blue Huffy Cruiser bicycle with a wire basket and a bag attached to the handlebars was taken from a residence Nov. 15-16. The bicycle was valued at $200.

Nov. 17, 3000 block of Gulf Drive, ordinance violation. Responding to a call about two suspicious males, Holmes Beach police officers observed a man stumbling on the street and asked what was in the cup the man was holding. After the 57-year-old said “beer,” police issued a notice to appear in court for possessing an open container of alcohol.

Nov. 17, 200 block of 29th Street, warrant. In response to a report of two suspicious males, HBPD arrested a 32-year-old man on an outstanding Manatee County warrant. The man was transported to the county jail.

Nov. 18, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, ordinance violation.   A man sleeping in a mini-van parked in the beach lot after the park closed was issued a ticket for camping against city ordinance.

Nov. 20, 4400 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A $7,000 diamond wedding ring was stolen after a forced entry, possibly 6-9 p.m. Nov. 18, when the family was at the beach.

Holmes Beach is policed by the HBPD.

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

Island police blotter – 11-30-2016

Anna Maria

Nov. 11, Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, information. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy found a lollipop containing fentanyl citrate — an opiate anesthetic — and packaged the item for disposal.

Nov. 15, 200 block of Willow Avenue, open door. Deputies responded to a call about an open door, found it open but nothing suspicious after checking the property. The MCSO was unsuccessful in attempts to contact the property owner.

Nov. 18, 200 block of Periwinkle Plaza, disturbance. A deputy responded to a domestic call and determined it was only a verbal argument. There was no sign or report of physical violence.

Nov. 18, 100 Sycamore Avenue at the Gulf of Mexico, information. While on patrol, a deputy found a marijuana pipe with a green leafy substance and secured the items for disposal.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Nov. 9, Drift Inn, 120 Bridge St., battery. A woman reported being slapped at the bar.

Nov. 18, 100 block of Bridge Street, Marchman Act. Dispatched to a call about a naked man bothering people and businesses at 2:16 p.m., two police officers found a 22-year-old man with his pants on, but no shirt and shoes. The man became irate with the officers, who determined he could not care for himself due to substance impairment. He was transported to a medical facility.

Nov. 21, Runaway Bay, 1801 Gulf Drive N., burglary. A resident reported a 46-inch flat-screen TV, valued at $530, and two bottles of wine stolen between Oct. 16 and Nov. 21. The suspect left candy and beer in the refrigerator. The resident also reported a scratch on the door frame next to the door handle, which a police officer confirmed.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Nov. 16, Holiday Cove RV Resort, 11900 Cortez Road W., criminal mischief. A ground lighting fixture was reported smashed. The complainant told the MCSO two unknown persons used a two-by-four. A patrol request was made for the area.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Nov. 12, Harrington House Bed & Breakfast Inn, 5626 Gulf Drive, battery. A man from New York was arrested for slapping a woman. Holmes Beach police officers found the couple arguing in the driveway. Based on a witness affidavit and the victim’s red, swollen face, the officers took the man into custody and transported him to the Manatee County jail.

Nov. 17, Jessie’s Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive, theft. Police arrested a 50-year-old man, who was observed stealing a 24-ounce can of Bud Light, valued at $2.99. The man dropped the can when the store manager confronted him outside the store. The man was taken into custody 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.

Island police blotter – 11-23-2016

Anna Maria

Oct. 31, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., trespass. A man was issued a trespass warning for sleeping in a wooded area. He told a Manatee County sheriff’s deputy he missed a trolley to Bradenton Beach, where he sometimes lives on a boat, so he decided to sleep on the beach. After the warning was issued, the man packed up his belongings and departed.

Nov. 9, 100 block of Willow Ave., information. A Manatee County sheriff’s deputy was summoned to take a report about a child-related incident the day prior at the city election polling place, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

Nov. 11, Sports Lounge, 118 Bridge St., lewd and lascivious/resisting arrest/trespass warnings. After speaking to a bartender, who asked that a man be trespassed, a Bradenton Beach police officer found the man outside the building engaged in sexual activity with another man. An officer yelled for the men to stop, but they ran. The officer apprehended them after a chase. Two additional officers were called to the scene and issued trespass warnings to both men. They were arrested and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Nov. 13, 100 block of Bridge Street, Marchman Act. Police took a 54-year-old intoxicated man into custody after advising him he couldn’t sleep on city property. The man then moved from one bench to another and passed out. The BBPD transported the man to a medical center under the act, which requires law enforcement and hospitals to provide for the safety, assessment and stabilization of substance abusers.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Nov. 7, Cortez Kitchen, 4528 119th St. W., vehicle theft. A tag was stolen while the vehicle’s owner attended the Cortez Stone Crab Festival. The MCSO entered the stolen tag into a law enforcement database.

        Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

No reports.

Holmes Beach is policed by the Holmes Beach Police Department.

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

Island police blotter – 11-16-2016

Anna Maria

Nov. 4, 400 block of Pine Avenue, theft. A boat stolen from a dock in Anna Maria was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard in Lee County prior to it being reported stolen. The boat was towed to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office facility.

Nov. 6, 200 block of Coconut Avenue, burglary. Forced entry was made overnight into a truck parked at a residence and items in excessive of $300 were taken.

Nov. 7, 500 block of Pine Avenue, theft. Victim reported a yellow kayak stolen from outside a residence.

Anna Maria is policed by the MCSO.

Bradenton Beach

No reports.

Bradenton Beach is policed by the BBPD.

Cortez

Nov. 1, 4500 block of 119th Street West, trespass warning and resisting arrest without violence. A complaint was made of a homeless man sleeping in a boat stored on the property. When ordered to remove his belongings and vacate, the man did not respond. He later approached a deputy with a wrench in hand and did not drop it until the officer raised his taser. He was placed under arrest but continued to resist, was tased, and transported to the Manatee County jail.

Cortez is policed by the MCSO.

Holmes Beach

Oct. 29, 3000 block of Avenue E, noise complaint. At 10:30 p.m. a live band was playing outside a residence at a backyard pool. Officers responded to a noise ordinance complaint and the music stopped.

Oct. 30, 3300 Gulf Drive, camping. A homeless man was cited for camping in the garage underneath an elevated condominium and ordered to vacate the area.

Holmes Beach is policed by the Holmes Beach Police Department.

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