Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
The Sarasota Police Department wants to remind all drivers and passengers in vehicles the importance of seat belt use. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, drivers are still traveling throughout the City of Sarasota and Sarasota Police officers wants everyone to buckle up.
05/15/2020 9:15 AM
Effective May 1, 2020, the Sarasota Police Department began partnering with a new vendor, Alarm Program Systems, LLC., to manage registrations, payments and records utilizing “CitySupport” software system.
05/11/2020 3:48 PM
Kelly A. Gaffney, 49, of Bradenton, has been arrested and is facing 241 felony charges and 26 misdemeanor charges including trafficking in morphine, trafficking in oxycodone, criminal use of personal identification and possession of prescription blanks.
04/30/2020 11:02 AM
A couple has been arrested in Sarasota after an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The weapon, a fully loaded 9mm handgun, was found by Sarasota Police officers under the couple’s stroller where their infant child was sitting.
04/24/2020 9:47 AM
The Sarasota Police Department is informing the public that Matthew Lorenzo Hopkins, 36, has registered as a Sexual Predator living in the City of Sarasota. Hopkins’ address is 2200 Cocoanut Avenue, Sarasota.
04/23/2020 1:34 PM
Michael Combs, 48, of Bradenton; Robert Branchfield, 28, of Sarasota; and Eddie Goretcki, 41, of Sarasota, have been arrested and are facing multiple felony charges in connection to copper wire being stolen from subcontractors who were conducting business in the City of Sarasota.
04/21/2020 8:53 AM
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