May 22, 877 N. Shore Drive, Rod & Reel Pier, theft. A man reported his fishing rod and reel stolen.
May 23, Bean Point Beach, open container. A woman was cited for having an open container of beer on the beach.
May 23, Bean Point Beach, open container. A man was cited for having an open container of beer on the beach.
May 24, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard, criminal mischief. The windshield of a parked vehicle was reportedly smashed with a rock and the front tires were slashed.
May 21, 1100 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, burglary. A woman reportedly found another woman going through the belongings inside her vehicle. She confronted the suspect, who fled on foot. An off-duty police officer from Polk County witnessed the confrontation and pursued the suspect, catching her behind a nearby residence and bringing her back to the scene of the burglary until local police arrived.
May 22, 2300 block of Avenue B, battery. A man was pushed to the ground by his son's friend. The father told police he asked the friends to leave when he found them drinking in his yard late at night.
May 22, 200 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, trespass warning. A man was given a trespass warning after disturbing several people at the beach.
May 23, 500 Gulf Drive S., Cortez Beach, alcohol violation. Two teenagers were found with alcohol at the beach by officers after the posted closing time.
May 25, 2100 block of Avenue B, domestic battery. According to the report, a woman was given a domestic violence packet after she told police her husband grabbed her by her hair.
May 25, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K Parking lot, drug arrest. According to the report, officers responded to a report of a suspicious person. The suspect, Guy Randall Gordon, 46, of Palmetto, was confirmed to be wanted on an exparte order signed by a district judge. During the arrest, Gordon was found to be in possession of marijuana under 20 grams and paraphernalia, and a capias request was issued on drug charges.
May 26, 200 Gulf Drive N., Beach House Restaurant, defrauding an innkeeper. A man was arrested when he attempted to leave the restaurant after dining and his credit card was declined twice. According to the report, the man was also wanted on a Manatee County warrant for violation of parole.
May 21, 400 block of 80th Street, disturbance. According to the report, a man interrupted work on a construction site. The foreman was advised to call the police to issue a trespass warning if the man returned.
May 22, 100 block of 51st Street, trespass. A man reported receiving threats to himself and his work crew from a man disturbing another construction site earlier in the week.
May 22, 4100 block of Sixth Avenue, criminal mischief. A metal mailbox was reportedly damaged.
May 24, 100 block of 51st Street, burglary/criminal mischief. According to the report, approximately $5,000 in damage was done to supplies, parts and labor at an unoccupied structure. An employee reporting for work found water running down the exterior walls of the building from the second floor, the front door knob was cut off, there was a hole in the water heater, bedroom doors were pulled off the hinges, and there was water damage to supplies.
May 24, 2712 Gulf Drive, Cedar Cove Resort, theft. A man reported his white 1999 Ford pickup stolen.
May 25, 3101 Gulf Drive, Mike Norman Realty, assault. An employee reported a man threatened to harm her when she told him she was unable to remove his friend's name from a lease. According to the report, the man was acting "wildly," causing the employees anxiety.
May 25, 3800 block of Fourth Avenue, burglary. According to the report, several rental units were broken into and evidence suggested an unauthorized person stayed in the rental units.
May 26, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, theft. A woman reported her purse stolen.
May 26, 200 block of 67th Street, assault. A man was arrested after he reportedly hit his girlfriend and broke a window.
May 27, 3300 block of Sixth Avenue, battery. A man was arrested for reportedly punching his daughter in the face, causing her lip to swell and nose to bleed.