Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
As the calendar year winds down, the holiday festivities start up. Make sure you stay off Santa’s “naughty” list: Always choose sober driving and always plan a safe ride home before you party.
12/12/2018 8:36 AM
Beginning in early 2018, the Sarasota Police Department, working in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), began an investigation into a drug trafficking organization being operated by Aquiles S. Lee, 37, of Sarasota.
12/11/2018 2:51 PM
Elijah Smith, 46, of Chilk Avenue, Sarasota, has been arrested for two counts of burglary and one count of robbery in connection to a string of crimes that occurred between November 14th and November 30th throughout the City of Sarasota.
12/10/2018 12:27 PM
On Thursday afternoon, Ronald Wheeler, 71, of Sarasota, was found guilty of Practicing Medicine without a License in connection to a July 2017 case. Wheeler refused a two-year sentence to plead guilty before his trial and will be sentenced later this month.
12/07/2018 12:33 PM
To discourage crimes of opportunity during the holiday season, the Sarasota Police Department will be increasing patrols throughout the City of Sarasota, specifically in the north district, where there has been an increase in violent crime since January 1, 2018.
12/06/2018 11:39 AM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department served an arrest warrant to David L. Stephens, 62, for Homicide and Sexual Battery on Monday, December 3, 2018, in connection to the 1988 cold case homicide of Judith Elaine Doherty.
12/04/2018 1:00 PM
In a proactive and innovative way to protect residents and visitors in the City of Sarasota, the Sarasota Police Department began offering the Sarasota Police Department lobby as a ‘Safe Place’ to conduct online transactions in 2015.
11/30/2018 3:38 PM
Jon Gluvna, 37, of Calliandra Drive, has been arrested for a second time on charges of Transmission of Child Pornography by an Electronic Device.
11/29/2018 9:16 AM
The annual Downtown Sarasota Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. The parade will begin at Main Street and U.S. 301 in downtown Sarasota. The parade will end at J.D. Hamel Park at Main Street and Gulfstream Avenue.
11/26/2018 1:11 PM
Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino will be placing Officer Derrick Gilbert on administrative leave with pay following his arrest for several charges in Pinellas County earlier tonight.
11/09/2018 10:11 PM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying four burglary suspects who were caught on camera burglarizing two convenience stores on Monday, November 5, 2018.
11/09/2018 1:44 PM
City of Sarasota, in conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, will co-host the annual Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. in downtown Sarasota. There will be several road closures and vehicle tow away zones for the parade beginning November 11, 2018 at 8 a.m.
11/05/2018 3:49 PM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department have arrested a Sarasota man after a search warrant was executed at his apartment following two cyber-tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Michael Grider, 46, of Columbia Court, Sarasota, has been arrested.
11/05/2018 10:36 AM
Sarasota Police Officers have arrested a Sarasota man after a traffic stop lead to the seizure of 20 grams of marijuana and the recovery of a stolen firearm.
11/02/2018 12:09 PM
In partnership with 1st Street Credit Union, Regal Cinemas and the Ringling College of Art and Design, the Sarasota Police Department will be hosting their next free ‘Blue + You’ Movie Night featuring ‘The Emoji Movie’ this weekend.
11/02/2018 8:39 AM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect who gained access to the café at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 926 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, on October 23, 2018 at approximately 1:15 a.m.
10/31/2018 12:00 PM
The Sarasota Police Department is informing the public that Matthew Hopkins, 35, has registered as a Sexual Predator living in the City of Sarasota. Hopkins address is 2710 Noble Avenue, Sarasota.
10/29/2018 3:28 PM
On Saturday, October 27, 2018, Officers with the Sarasota Police Department Street Crimes Unit collected 44.5 pounds of unused, expired and unwanted prescriptions drugs during the National Drug Take-Back Initiative with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
10/29/2018 11:53 AM
On Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Sarasota Police Department will once again partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for a National Drug Take-Back Initiative.
10/19/2018 10:29 AM
The Sarasota Police Department is informing the public that Derrick Wesley Speed, 38, has registered as a Sexual Predator living in the City of Sarasota. Speed’s address is 4703 North Tamiami Trail, Room #103, Sarasota. This is the address for the Flamingo Inn. Speed can use their address.
10/16/2018 12:11 PM