Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Sarasota Police Department learned though the testing conducted by a forensic dental expert that the remains of Jabez Spann, 14, were located in rural Manatee County over the weekend.
02/19/2019 7:35 PM
On Sunday, February 17, 2019, Govinda Howell, 40, of Sarasota, was arrested and is facing charges of Resisting a Law Enforcement Officer without Violence following a traffic stop where he ingested suspected narcotics.
02/19/2019 4:01 PM
This morning, February 19, 2019, at approximately 12:53 a.m., Officers with the Sarasota Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of North Gulfstream Avenue and Bayfront Drive reference to an unknown individual spray painting ‘#MeToo’ on the Unconditional Surrender statue.
02/19/2019 8:44 AM
On February 7, 2019, just after 12 p.m., an off-duty Sarasota Police officer was jogging at Payne Park, 2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota, when he noticed a homeless individual being harassed, pushed and hit by a group of teenagers.
02/07/2019 2:18 PM
Officers with the Sarasota Police Department are continuing their investigation into a traffic fatality that occurred Sunday morning at the intersection of Waldemere Street and South Tamiami Trail (US 41).
02/04/2019 10:36 AM
The Sarasota Police Department will take social media followers on another “virtual ride-along.”
01/29/2019 12:54 PM
The Sarasota Music Half Marathon and 10K will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 6:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. The race and will feature bands, cheerleaders, lawn gatherings and more along the race course.
01/28/2019 8:55 AM
Sarasota Police Partners with the Florida Department of Children and Families for the Save a Life Campaign
Drug overdose is a nationwide epidemic and an increasing number of Floridians are losing their lives to overdose - you can help save a life.
01/14/2019 3:07 PM
Ryheme Livingston, 25, of Bradenton, has been arrested for Robbery with a Firearm (felony) and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (firearm) following a robbery that happened at Central Snappy, 1159 Central Avenue, Sarasota.
01/11/2019 12:09 PM
The Sarasota Police Department is continuing the High Visibility Enforcement program for pedestrian and bicycle safety.
01/10/2019 9:16 AM
Sarasota Police Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 2900 block of Goodrich Avenue, Sarasota, at approximately 4am, Monday, January 7, 2019. Officers were dispatched to the area after the Sarasota County Fire Department (SCFD) reported being shot at during a call.
01/07/2019 3:01 PM
David Evans, 29, of Sarasota, pleaded guilty on Thursday to 20 years in prison in connection to an attempted murder that happened in May 2018.
01/04/2019 11:33 AM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a robbery suspect who was caught on camera New Year’s Eve morning.
01/03/2019 8:32 AM
On Friday, January 4, 2019 at 2 p.m., Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino will hold a swearing-in ceremony for five (5) new Police Officers. The ceremony will be held in the 2nd Floor Community Room at the Sarasota Police Department, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota.
01/02/2019 3:03 PM
Dalton Harney, 19, of Oarsman Court, Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing charges of Trafficking in MDMA after selling to undercover Sarasota Police detectives from September through November.
12/20/2018 8:00 AM
Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino announced the arrest of 36 individuals in Operation Rock Solid during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
12/18/2018 3:05 PM
Chief Bernadette DiPino and members of the Sarasota Police Department Criminal Investigations Division will hold a news conference tomorrow, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 2 p.m., in the 2nd Floor Community Room, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota. Media planning to attend are asked to arrive by 1:45 p.m.
12/17/2018 2:55 PM
The Sarasota Housing Authority, Sarasota Police Department and Target are partnering for the seventh year to provide 100 underprivileged children with a unique holiday experience in Sarasota.
12/17/2018 10:55 AM
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