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Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Genevieve Judge
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
Fax: 941-954-7034

  • November 20, 2019 Shooting Investigation

    Sarasota Police Investigating Shooting

    Sarasota Police Officers are investigating a shooting that happened just before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2019, near the area of 30th Street and North Washington Boulevard (US 301). When Officers arrived, they found one person with non-life-threatening injuries.

    11/21/2019 2:19 PM

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    Duo arrested for burglaries; Stolen bulldog recovered & reunited with owner in California

    Tracie Eileen Defee, 52, of California, and Michael Paine, 48, of Sarasota, have been arrested and are facing multiple felony charges following a burglary spree in the Lido Key area of the city of Sarasota in October 2019. A bulldog, named Maggie, was also with the duo during the burglaries.

    11/21/2019 8:39 AM

  • Guss, Maxwell

    Brookside Middle School Teacher Arrested for Lewd & Lascivious Conduct

    Maxwell Guss, 34, of Bradenton, was arrested on Monday afternoon on two (2) counts of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct by a Person Over 18. Guss has been on administrative leave from Brookside Middle School where he was a business teacher. Detectives believe there may be additional victims.

    11/18/2019 1:40 PM

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    Vehicle crashes into home overnight – No injuries, minor damage to home, driver arrested

    Lousner Silencieux, 37, of Sarasota has been arrested and is facing multiple charges following a hit and run crash where a vehicle hit a home in the 1400 block of Myrtle Street in Sarasota Thursday night.

    11/15/2019 8:29 AM

  • Nov 10, 2019 Shooting Scene Photo

    Teenager arrested in connection to Sunday night shooting

    Darion Lee, 16, of Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing two charges of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, felony charges, in connection to a shooting that happened Sunday, November 10, 2019 near the intersection of Carver Street and Orange Avenue in the City of Sarasota.

    11/13/2019 9:20 AM

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    Sarasota Police Honored with IACP Chief David Cameron Leadership in Environmental Crimes Award

    Last week, Chief Bernadette DiPino traveled to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) training conference in Chicago. While attending the conference, Sarasota Police Department Legal Advisor Joe Polzak accepted the IACP Chief David Cameron Leadership in Environmental Crimes Award.

    11/05/2019 8:09 AM

  • 2019 Veterans Day Parade Road Closure Map

    Road Closures for Veterans Day Parade – Monday, November 11, 2019

    The City of Sarasota, in conjunction with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, will co-host the annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10 a.m. in downtown Sarasota. There will be several road closures and vehicle tow away zones for the parade.

    11/04/2019 12:55 PM