Anna Maria City
July 3, 1000 block Gulf Drive, theft. The complainant said someone attempted to steal a kayak from his pickup truck, cutting tie lines in the process.
July 4, 200 block Bay Drive South, disorderly conduct. Officers were called regarding a man who was attempting to pick fights outside on Bridge Street. Officers approached the man, attempted to quiet him, and were met with profanity, according to the report. He was arrested.
July 4, 100 block Gulf Drive North, information. Officers responded to a report of a fight and found a man bleeding from the nose and mouth. He identified the man who struck him; the other man was located and said the other man hit him first. The bleeding man was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment. Since there were no witnesses as to who was the primary aggressor, officers “let both parties involved go their separate ways,” according to the report.
July 4, 200 Highland Avenue, warrant. Officers noticed a man staggering down the road and yelling. A record check revealed he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and he was taken to jail.
July 5, 2200 Gulf Drive South, south boat ramp, burglary. Officers responded to a burglary of a vehicle at the boat ramp and found a man holding a cell phone. It was later determined that the man had taken the phone from a pickup truck. The owner of the truck arrived and said the phone was his, and the man who had been holding the phone was arrested.
July 6, 2100 block Avenue A, burglary. The complainant said someone took his car, which was later recovered in Holmes Beach with a flat tire. The car’s owner identified who had access to the car keys, police questioned the suspect and he was arrested after admitting he had taken the car without permission.
July 6, Cortez Beach, domestic battery. Officers responded to a fight in the parking lot at the beach. Witnesses said that a man and woman had been fighting. The woman refused to file charges, but the man was arrested on felony battery charges.
July 8, 700 Gulf Drive N., Wally’s Bar, battery. The complainant said he was leaving the bar when he was beaten by the suspect, according to the report. Due to conflicting reports regarding the matter, the matter was dropped.
June 29, 200 block 66th Street, theft. The complainant said someone took his bicycle, valued at $500, from his home.
June 30, Key Royale, water restriction violation. Officers responded to numerous yard irrigation violations.
June 30, 600 Manatee Ave., theft. The complainant said someone took his bicycle from his condo unit.
July 1, 100 block 29th Street, theft. The complainant said someone took five fishing poles, with a total value of $1,000, from outside the resort unit in which he was staying overnight.
July 4, 6900 block Gulf Drive, theft. The complainant said someone took six fishing poles from his unlocked vehicle overnight.
July 4, 5800 block Gulf Drive, theft. The complainant said someone took two rental bicycles from his condominium.
July 4, 300 block Clark Drive, criminal mischief. The complainant said someone had scratched his car with a key.
July 4, 7600 block Gulf Drive, warrants. Officers responded to a burglary call and observed a woman walking away from the residence. She was stopped, and a record check revealed she had outstanding warrants from Sarasota. She was arrested.
July 4, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, trespass. Officers issued a trespass warning on a woman after lifeguards asked her to leave the beach and she refused.
July 4, 500 block 71st Street, burglary. The complainant said someone took a bicycle from her garage.
July 4, 200 block North Harbor Drive, trespass. The property owner requested his stepbrother be issued a trespass warning from the property due to intoxication and unruliness. The warning was issued.
July 6, 500 block Manatee Avenue, driver’s license. Officers stopped a driver who was traveling at a high rate of speed. A record check revealed he did not have proper insurance or registration on the vehicle, nor did he have a valid driver’s license. He was arrested.
July 8, 3900 East Bay Drive, Publix, shoplifting. Officers responded to a call of a man who allegedly took steaks and lobster from the store without paying for them. Store personnel chased the man and eventually caught him and led him back to the store as officers arrived. Items taken totaled $141. The man was charged with retail theft, resisting a merchant and was issued a trespass warning.
July 8, 6300 block Gulf Drive, theft. The complainant said someone took a patio table, valued at $50, from his home.
July 9, 3800 block East Bay Drive, theft. The complainant said someone took his bicycle, valued at $395, from in front of his condominium unit.
July 9, 600 Manatee Ave., theft. The complainant said someone took his bicycle, valued at $20, from in front of his condominium unit.
July 10, 100 block Neptune Lane, water ban. Officers responded to a call of a homeowner watering his yard on a day not assigned. The homeowner was informed of proper days to water, and he said he would comply.
July 10, 3000 block at beach, fireworks. Officers responded to a call of fireworks being fired and confiscated the fireworks.