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  • Narcotics Charges Arrest - March 2019

    Eight People Arrested on Illegal Narcotics Charges in Sarasota

    Officers were made aware of the illegal narcotics transactions following a recent neighborhood association meeting with the Sarasota Police Department and residents in the community.

    03/21/2019 10:02 AM

  • Lind, Christopher

    Sarasota man charged with sexual battery

    A Sarasota man has been arrested and is facing charges of sexual battery. Christopher Lind, 38, of Sarasota, was arrested on March 9, 2019.

    03/20/2019 8:07 AM

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    Sarasota Police Attempt to Identify Burglary Suspect

    Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect who gained access to a home in the 400 block of Meadow Lark Drive, Sarasota.

    03/18/2019 10:55 AM

  • Rashaad Williams, 21

    Traffic stop leads to firearm, ammunition & marijuana

    Rashaad Williams, 21, of Sarasota, and Ke’Andre Walker, 20, of Sarasota, have both been arrested and are facing multiple charges following a traffic stop early Friday morning.

    03/15/2019 10:09 AM

  • Griffin in Custody

    James Griffin, Jr. in Custody in Manatee County

    James Griffin, Jr, 17, has turned himself into the Juvenile Assessment Center in Manatee County. This center is part of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Griffin turned himself in shortly before 2 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019.

    03/11/2019 1:34 PM

  • Allen, Marlette

    Arrest Made in December 2018 Laundromat Robbery

    Marlette Allen, 34, of 18th Street, Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing charges of Strong Arm Robbery (felony) in connection to a robbery that was caught on camera on New Year’s Eve morning.

    03/11/2019 1:13 PM

  • Recycling Bins

    Residents urged to continue using recycling bins until April 1

    As new, large recycling carts are delivered curbside this month, City of Sarasota residents are urged to continue using their classic recycling bins until April 1.

    03/11/2019 8:57 AM

  • SCFD Ambulance

    Arrest made in shooting involving Sarasota County Fire Department paramedics

    Tyran Young, 32, is facing multiple felony charges in connection to a shooting that occurred in January 2019. Sarasota Police Officers were dispatched to the 2900 block of Goodrich Ave on January 7th, in Sarasota, after paramedics with SCFD reported being shot at during a call.

    03/07/2019 8:53 PM

  • New Recycling Carts

    City rolling out new recycling carts

    The City will begin rolling out new recycling carts for residents next week as it officially launches its “single-stream” collection service.

    02/28/2019 12:55 PM

  • Promotional Ceremony

    Sarasota Police Promotional Ceremony: Friday, March 1, 2019

    The Sarasota Police Department invites family, friends, co-workers, residents, media and community members for a Promotional Ceremony happening Friday, March 1, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Sarasota Police Headquarters, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota, in the 2nd Floor Community Room.

    02/27/2019 1:52 PM

  • Fire at Pioneer Park

    Attempt to Locate Individuals Seen Moments before Fire at Pioneer Park Playground

    Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department, in collaboration with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, are investigating a suspicious fire that happened at a playground at Pioneer Park, 1121 Cocoanut Avenue, Sarasota, at approximately 9 p.m., last night, Monday, February 25, 2019.

    02/26/2019 11:24 AM

  • Spann

    Remains of Jabez Spann Located in rural Manatee County

    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

  • News Release Logo

    Suspect hospitalized for ingesting drugs during traffic stop

    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

  • 19-010362 (1)

    Vandalism to Unconditional Surrender statue under investigation

    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

  • 2019 City Qualified Opportunity Zones Map

    Four areas of City named ‘Opportunity Zones’ for investment

    Four economically distressed areas of the City could soon see long-term investment and job creation after being designated as “Qualified Opportunity Zones” under the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

    02/15/2019 8:17 AM

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    City Hall to observe Presidents Day holiday

    City administration offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, in recognition of the Presidents Day holiday.

    02/11/2019 8:50 AM

  • St Armands Garage, Parking

    St. Armands Garage opens; Paid parking program begins Feb. 12

    The much-anticipated St. Armands Garage, 57 N. Adams Drive, will open to the public Tuesday, Feb. 12, with nearly 500 public parking spaces launching a paid parking program at St. Armands Circle to boost parking availability and reduce street congestion.

    02/08/2019 10:00 AM

  • News Release Logo

    Additional Arrests Made in Assault of Off-Duty Sarasota Officer

    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

  • 2-3-2019 Traffic Fatality Waldemere US 41

    Sarasota Police Investigating Traffic Fatality

    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

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    Community meeting set for Orange Ave.-MLK Way construction

    The City of Sarasota will host a community meeting to discuss potential impacts from an upcoming water main replacement project on Orange Avenue from 19th Street to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

    02/04/2019 9:28 AM