Streetlife – 2022-03-16 – Anna Maria Islander


March 7, 100 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier, trespassing. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report that six men jumped a gate at the pier, entering the property after hours. A deputy informed the transgressors of the pier hours and restrictions and they departed without further incident.

March 8, 700 Fern block, flood. The MCSO responded to a complaint that a swimming pool was being pumped out and water was flooding the neighborhood. A deputy contacted the pool company that services the property to shut down the pump.

The MCSO is monitoring Anna Maria.

Bradenton Beach

March 3, 103 Gulf Drive S., Circle K, trespassing. A Bradenton Beach Police Department officer responded to complaints from management, which said two people were “hanging out” under the elevated building in a utility area. The officer approached and identified the subjects, who received trespassing warnings and asked to leave, which they did.

March 4, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Silver Surf Resort, property damage. An officer responded by referring to property damage. An employee, while attempting to back up in the parking lot, crashed into a guest’s vehicle, causing damage. No injuries were reported.

March. 6, 2400 Block of Gulf Drive South, trespassing. A BBPD police officer responded to a call from Manatee County Code Enforcement regarding an attempt to illegally launch a kayak at the Longboat Pass bridge on the Bradenton Beach side. When the officer informed the subject that he could not launch his kayak there, the subject became belligerent. Officer intruded on subject from park and subject complied.

The BBPD monitors Bradenton Beach.


No new reports.

The MCSO is monitoring Cortez.

Holmes Beach

March 2, Holmes Beach Town Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, disturbing public meeting. Two people joined a planning commission meeting via Zoom. After the meeting began, the couple started posting inappropriate videos, including one of a naked man. Zoom access to the meeting was closed and the City Clerk provided a statement.

March 3, 5600 block of Marina Drive, missing person. An officer responded to reports of a missing person on Gulf Drive by OnStar and HBPD located a vehicle registered to that person. The officer conducted a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, who said she was lost. The officer transported her to the Holmes Beach Police Department so a family member could pick her up.

March 3, Dunkin’, 3302 E. Bay Drive, Reclaimed Property. An officer saw a photo posted on Facebook of someone stealing an e-bike and found the suspected culprit. The officer followed the person to his workplace and contacted the person, who admitted to taking the bike. The officer took the bike to HBPD, where its owner picked it up.

March 3, 4000 block of Gulf Drive, reckless driving. An officer saw a speeding motorist and carried out a traffic stop, from which the driver attempted to flee. The officer contacted the driver, who denied trying to evade the officer, and a court summons was issued.

March 4, HBPD, 5801 Marina Drive, fraud. A person called HBPD to report that their son had paid for a gift card from an island business that did not appear to exist. The officer advised that this was a civil matter and referred the complainant to the Better Business Bureau and the company that sold the card.

March 5, Anchor Inn, 3007 Gulf Drive, trespassing. An officer responded to reports of a public order disturbance and spoke with an employee, who asked the officer to intrude on three people. The officer broke in and provided the employee with a case card.

March 6, 800 block of Manatee Avenue, speeding. An officer timed a motorist driving at 80mph in a 35mph zone and carried out a traffic stop. The officer issued a ticket.

March 7, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, trespassing. An officer responded to complaints about a man exposing his genitals to bathers. The officer found the man, who was wearing thong-type underwear, and observed that his genitals were visible. The officer told the man to get dressed and took him off the beach.

March 8, 2800 block Ave E, Baker Act. Officers responded to a caller at the residence the call originated from, but were disconnected. Officers found a woman who said a man in the residence suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Subject exited the house and charged at an officer who drew his firearm. The man then changed direction and ran down the street screaming. The policeman grabbed the man and handcuffed him. He was transported to Centerstone Behavioral Hospital in Bradenton.

The HBPD monitors Holmes Beach.

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

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