Dec. 19, 10002 Gulf Drive, Bortell's Lounge, criminal mischief. A suspect reportedly threw a beer bottle through the driver's side window of an unoccupied car. According to the report, the suspects fled in a truck without vehicle lights towards Coconut Avenue.
Dec. 23, Anna Maria Island Bridge, information. The bridgetender called police when three men attempted to gain access to his office. The men had left the scene before the officer arrived.
Dec. 23, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, harassment. A woman reported receiving harassing phone calls from her husband.
Dec. 25, 300 block of 73rd Street, shot fired. A 7 year-old boy shot a man in the arm who was walking his dog with an airgun that reportedly fires plastic projectiles. The man was not seriously injured, but told police that the boy aimed the gun and fired at him purposefully. According to the report, there were four other boys in the yard and street playing with similar guns. An officer advised the adult who was to be supervising the boys that a device that fires a projectile is illegal in the city.
Dec. 25, 500 block of Key Royale Drive, battery. A man reported that his girlfriend and her two young children attacked him, causing minor scratches. The woman reported that while riding in her boyfriend's motor home, he slammed on the brakes, causing her to fall. An officer escorted the woman and her children to their home.
Dec. 26, 400 block of 77th Street, battery. A man was reportedly punched in the face by a coworker when they got into an argument at a party.
Dec. 26, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, burglary. Three women reported their purses stolen from their secured vehicle.
Dec. 29, 3907 Gulf Drive, West Coast Surf Shop, shoplifting. A juvenile was charged with shoplifting after attempting to steal a baseball cap.
Dec. 29, 600 block of Gladstone Lane, battery. According to the report, a man admitted that he became aggravated with his wife, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, and pushed her, causing her to fall. She was transported to Blake Medical Center where it was determined she had a broken pelvis. An officer contacted the woman's son in Virginia to advise him of the situation. A capias request was filed against the husband for aggravated domestic battery because of his wife's advanced age and the seriousness of her injury.
Dec. 29, 500 block of 74th Street, theft. A woman reported that her boyfriend took her purse containing her identification in order to prevent her from being able to board a flight she was scheduled to take the next morning. According to the report, the woman had packed her bags and decided to return to Michigan, ending her relationship and the boyfriend reacted by leaving the home with her purse and allegedly wished her luck attempting to board her flight without identification.
Dec. 30, 4100 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, lewdness. A 16-year-old male was arrested after reportedly standing on the curb in front of the beach exposing his genitals to passing traffic.