Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
James Sutton-Baines, 31, of 446 Shade Circle, Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing 40 counts of possession of child pornography. Additional charges are possible.
03/25/2020 1:05 PM
Beginning today, March 18, 2020, the Telephone Reporting Unit will be operated by sworn law enforcement officers and will be in operation daily from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., eastern standard time.
03/18/2020 5:33 PM
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Sarasota Police Department Front Desk and Records Division access was closed Monday, March 16, 2020, and will remain closed until further notice. This closure will not affect officers responding to calls.
03/16/2020 12:50 PM
Darryl King, 42, of Sarasota, pleaded guilty Tuesday to Sexual Battery with a Deadly Weapon, a crime that occurred in 1994 but was solved thanks to DNA. King was sentenced to 25 years in prison followed by lifetime sex offender probation by Judge Debra Riva.
03/11/2020 8:32 AM
Join the Sarasota Police Department on the next "virtual ride-along." Friday, March 13, 2020, at 6 p.m., Twitter users can virtually “ride along” for another ‘Tweet from the Beat’ with Patrol Officers during night shift. This will focus on patrol operations as well as as Operation 'Dry Streets.'
03/10/2020 12:18 PM
Courtney Garner, 36, of Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (crack cocaine).
03/05/2020 3:07 PM
Latoya Carley has been arrested & is facing charges including Trafficking Amphetamine/Methamphetamine (28 grams–200 grams), Sale/Possession with Intent of Controlled Substance with 1000’ feet of a park (MDMA), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone) & Giving a False Name while Detained.
03/05/2020 1:06 PM
On Thursday, February 27, 2020, the Sarasota Police Department Narcotics Unit and Street Crimes Unit, with the assistance of SWAT, executed a search warrant at 3036 31st Way, Sarasota. Three adults were arrested, and illegal narcotics and firearms were seized from the home.
03/03/2020 8:00 AM
Francisco Leyva, of Sarasota, is facing charges of Burglary with Assault or Battery (felony) after a victim said she was sexually assaulted at her home on Thursday morning. Detectives believe there are other victims involving Frankie’s Tree Service where this type of incident has happened before.
02/14/2020 2:12 PM
Four people, one juvenile and three adults, have been arrested following a search warrant that was executed at 1681 22nd Street, Sarasota, on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
02/14/2020 1:04 PM
The fatal traffic crash investigation conducted by the Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit involving two vehicles that happened on Longboat Key on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 is completed. The Sarasota Police Department has a memorandum of understanding with the Town of Longboat Key to assist.
02/13/2020 8:12 AM
The Sarasota Police Department will take social media followers on another “virtual ride-along.” Tuesday, February 11, 2020, beginning at 8 a.m., Twitter users can virtually “ride along” for another ‘Tweet from the Beat’ with Patrol Officers during day shift.
02/10/2020 1:24 PM
Sarasota Police detectives are investigating an incident after a 10-year-old boy was injured by a pellet rifle in the 1700 block of Bethune Court, Sarasota.
02/05/2020 5:17 PM
The Sarasota Police Department is informing the public that Clancy Joseph Lake, 67, has registered as a Sexual Predator living in the City of Sarasota. Lake’s address is 2500 Bay Street, Upstairs Apartment, Sarasota.
02/03/2020 12:43 PM
A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive March 10, 2020, to examine all aspects of the Sarasota Police Department's policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.
02/03/2020 8:18 AM
Sha’Miya Williams, 14, is facing charges of Attempted Murder - Second Degree, following a shooting Wednesday night. Per F.S.S. 985.04 (2) (a) 1., information about juveniles charged with felonies is public record.
01/31/2020 7:57 AM
Judge Charles Roberts has ruled that Henry Lee Porter, 72, will have no bond following a court hearing this week. The court hearing was on Wednesday and Judge Roberts made his decision today, Thursday, January 30, 2020. Porter is currently facing two counts of Sexual Battery with a Child under 12.
01/30/2020 12:16 PM
The Sarasota Music Half Marathon and 10K will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 6:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The race and will feature bands, cheerleaders, lawn gatherings and more along the race course.
01/29/2020 8:22 AM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are investigating a shooting that happened in the 1000 block of 25th Street, Sarasota. The shooting happened at about 11:40pm Saturday. No injuries have been reported.
01/27/2020 8:11 AM
High Visibility Enforcement continues in the City of Sarasota to Improve Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety
The Sarasota Police Department is continuing to implement a High Visibility Enforcement program to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The City of Sarasota ranks in the top 25 cities in the state of Florida for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.
01/22/2020 10:09 AM