July 2, 700 block Holly Drive, battery. A woman was arrested for allegedly punching her boyfriend in the face and scratching him.
July 3, 700 block of North Shore Drive, fireworks seizure. Deputies seized illegal fireworks from a man in the process of igniting them.
July 3, Fern Street and North Shore Drive, fireworks seizure. Approximately $300 worth of illegal fireworks were confiscated from a man carrying them onto the beach.
July 3, 100 block of Willow Avenue, fireworks seizure. Approximately $300 worth of fireworks were seized from the beach area.
July 4, 500 block of Magnolia Avenue, theft. A motor was reportedly stolen from a boat parked in a carport.
July 4, 300 block of Gulf Boulevard, fireworks seizure. Approximately $95 worth of illegal fireworks were confiscated from the beach.
July 4, 300 block of Gulf Boulevard, fireworks seizure. Approximately $30 worth of illegal fireworks were confiscated from a beachgoer.
July 4, 7500 block of the beach, Holmes Beach, missing person. An Anna Maria woman reported that her son left to go kayaking in Holmes Beach and had been missing for two hours. As a marine unit was responding to the area, the son turned up at home.
July 4, 10000 block of Gulf Boulevard, fireworks seizure. Deputies made four separate seizures of illegal fireworks.
July 4, 200 Gulf Drive N., BeachHouse Restaurant, assist other agency. A fight broke out between an adult and a juvenile in the restaurant parking lot in which the adult male allegedly slapped the juvenile male. According to the report, the juvenile was identified by the man's son as the suspect who allegedly shot at him with a pellet gun earlier in the day. According to the report, the man's son was at the Oakmont Theater on Cortez Road when he was shot six times with a pellet gun. The son identified the shooter to his father when he saw the juvenile in the restaurant parking lot and the father reportedly accosted the 15-year old-boy out of anger.
July 4, 200 block of Church Avenue, burglary. According to the report, a man heard his dog barking and found a man attempting to gain entry to his vehicle, which was parked in front of his residence. The man reportedly chased the subject, knocking him to the ground, causing the suspect to drop a bag before fleeing. The property found inside the bag was returned to its owner and officers were unable to locate the suspect.
July 4, 200 Gulf Drive N., BeachHouse Restaurant, criminal mischief. A woman filed a report against her ex-boyfriend alleging that he attempted to gain entry to her vehicle and slashed one of the tires.
July 5, 1100 block of Gulf Drive S., assist other agency. An officer stopped a driver after witnessing the vehicle swerve into the bike lane where pedestrians were present. Bradenton Beach officers gave the driver citations for failing to maintain a single lane and driving with a suspended license. According to the report, a Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy, also responding to the scene, arrested the subject, Lyndhurst Herbert, 65, of Bradenton Beach, for driving under the influence of alcohol.
July 1, 5347 Gulf Drive, Holmes Construction, fraud. The business owner filed a report claiming a man he contracted to install elevators in two residences defrauded him. The business owner claims he paid the contractor a 50 percent deposit and the work has yet to be completed. He has been unable to reach the contractor since making payment.
July 1, 3010 Ave. C, Island Pest Control, assist Manatee Sheriff's Office. An employee reports that two customer notified them that someone has used information from their accounts to write bad checks. The customers had already filed reports with the sheriff's office.
July 1, T-end canal at 68th Street, theft. An outboard motor was reportedly stolen off a sailboat.
July 2, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, beverage law. Five teenagers were cited for possession of alcohol under the age of 21.
July 2, 400 block of 72nd Street, disturbance. Officers responded to a reported argument. According to the report, a male and female got into a shoving match while arguing, but the female had gone home by the time officers arrived.
July 3, 3902 Gulf Drive, West Coast Surf Shop, criminal mischief. According to the report, someone shot a bullet at one of the parking signs.
July 4, 100 block of 30th Street, drug arrest. Peter Birch, 20, and Leonid Boletin, 20, both of Bradenton, were arrested for possession of marijuana, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia. According to the report, an officer approached the suspects when he saw their vehicle sitting in the middle of the road with the lights on. Upon investigation, Birch was found in possession of prescription drugs and a marijuana pipe. His passenger, Boletin, was found with marijuana in his possession.
July 4, 5800 block of Gulf Drive, driver's license. A man was arrested for driving with a suspended license.
July 4, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, battery/theft. Officers were called to investigate two men attempting to purchase beer using a stolen credit card. According to the clerk, when the men were notified that the card had been declined, one of them tried to walk out of the store with the beer but was stopped. The two men left the store and officers caught up with them in the parking lot of the public beach. One of the men had the credit card in his possession, it was confirmed stolen by the credit card company and he was arrested. The other man was also arrested based on witness statements. According to the report, once at the police department, one of the suspects attempted to destroy the credit card by grabbing it off the table and putting it in his mouth. In the effort to retrieve the card, one of the officers was reportedly bit on the hand. The suspect then kicked another office in the groin before being restrained.
July 4, 3200 block of E. Bay Drive, driver's license. A woman was given a ticket for driving with a suspended license.
July 6, 3200 block of East Bay Drive, traffic. A man was cited for driving with a suspended license and his vehicle tag was confiscated.
July 7, 700 block of Manatee Avenue, drug/DUI arrest. Richard Meyer, 45, of Holmes Beach, was arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana in addition to failing a field sobriety test after an officer stopped him for traffic violations.
July 7, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Publix, check. An employee reported receiving several worthless checks.
July 7, 700 Key Royale Drive, Key Royale Golf Club, battery. A woman reported that a male coworker kept bumping into and pushing her while making threatening remarks.
July 7, 400 block of 77th Street, theft. A tag from a boat trailer was reported stolen.
July 7, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, burglary. A woman reported that a class ring and two watches, including her grandmother's diamond watch, were stolen from the ashtray of her vehicle.
July 7, 3000 block of Avenue E, battery. Officers responded to a fight in progress. According to the report, a resident stated he was attacked when he walked behind his residence to find out why his dog was barking. The man was hit with an object several times on the back and the suspect then fled. According to the report, the suspect returned to the residence later in the evening and threw a large rock through a window. Officers were able to track the suspect with a K-9 unit and an arrest was made.
July 9, 3902 Gulf Drive, West Coast Surf Shop, theft. A surfboard was reported stolen.
July 9, 8100 block of the beach, theft. A man reported that his surfboard was stolen while at the beach. He stated that he put it down to speak with friends and when he went back for it, it was gone.
July 10, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, burglary. A woman reported two bikes stolen from her garage.
July 10, 7200 block of Palm Drive, theft. A three-wheel bike belonging to a handicapped juvenile was reportedly stolen. According to the report, the juvenile rode to a friend's house, leaving the bike in the yard and when he went to leave the bike was gone.