On Monday, August 12, 2019, classes will resume for students in the City of Sarasota. As students head back to class, the Sarasota Police Department wants to remind drivers there is a zero-tolerance policy for speeding in school zones and passing school buses that have sign signs extended.
08/08/2019 10:57 AM
James R. Geenen, 39, of 2190 Webber Street, Sarasota, was arrested on Friday, August 2, 2019, on a warrant. Geenen was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force.
08/06/2019 10:42 AM
Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department Criminal investigation Division are continuing their investigation into a body that was found in the water near the water basin of the Hyatt shortly before 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019.
08/01/2019 3:03 PM
Jeremy Johnson, 28, of Dixie Avenue, Sarasota, and Zolia Williams, 32, of 24th Street, Sarasota have both been arrested and are facing multiple felony charges including human trafficking.
07/31/2019 10:52 AM
The Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating a traffic fatality crash that happened Saturday, July 27, 2019, at approximately 9:15 p.m.
07/29/2019 3:01 PM
On Friday, July 26, 2019, at approximately 7:10pm, detectives with the Sarasota Police Department arrested Bicente V. Morales, age 43, on a charge of Sexual Battery of a Victim Under 12. Morales is a pastor at the House of Restoration Ministry, 2909 Pershing Avenue, Sarasota.
07/29/2019 11:04 AM
To help address the root causes of chronic homelessness, the City of Sarasota launched the first homeless court in the state of Florida in collaboration with the 12th Judicial Circuit Court, Office of the State Attorney, Office of the Public Defender, Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness and Gul
07/23/2019 11:00 AM
After extensive review of the proposed fiscal year 2019-20 budget, the City Commission on Monday set the preliminary operating millage rate at 3.2632 mills, unchanged from last year’s rate and one of the lowest in the state of Florida.
07/17/2019 9:50 AM
Officers with the Sarasota Police Department will be taking part in Operation Southern Shield. The Sarasota Police Department is partnering with law enforcement agencies from throughout Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.
07/16/2019 2:07 PM
The Sarasota Police Department, in partnership with the City of Sarasota Parks and Recreation, is inviting the community to a free community ‘Blue + You BBQ’ on Sunday August 4, 2019, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Gillespie Park, 710 North Osprey Avenue, Sarasota.
07/16/2019 1:00 PM
The Sarasota Housing Authority will partner with the Sarasota Police Department once again for the annual Books and Badges Literacy Event. Books and Badges will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 3 p.m. to coincide with National Summer Learning Week.
07/15/2019 10:36 AM
Students in Sarasota return to school on August 12, 2019. Before students head back to class, the Sarasota Police Department, in partnership with the community, wants to ‘Pack the Patrol Car’ with school supplies for the upcoming school year for the third year in a row.
07/08/2019 1:59 PM
Featuring improved access to the most desirable on-street parking spaces, the new downtown parking program will begin the week Monday, July 8 as the Parking Operations Division rolls out the Judicial Parking District followed by the Downtown Parking District.
07/08/2019 10:55 AM
The City of Sarasota and the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast have begun to discuss ways to preserve the 300-acre Bobby Jones Golf Club property in perpetuity for golf, recreation and as natural lands.
06/28/2019 3:58 PM
City of Sarasota administrative offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
06/27/2019 8:20 AM
The 35th Annual Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival will be held June 29 – July 7, 2019 and will attract thousands of people to the City of Sarasota. The Sarasota Police Department is committed to keeping our residents and visitors safe.
06/26/2019 8:33 AM
Sarasota Police Detectives are searching for two people of interest in the theft of a pharmaceutical delivery truck on June 17, 2019 at approximately 12:25 p.m. The truck had an undisclosed amount of pharmaceutical drugs inside.
06/25/2019 2:03 PM
Phillip Stutzman, 43, of Lakewood Ranch, has been arrested and is facing three felony charges of Unlicensed Practice of a Healthcare Professional. Three different female victims have come forward. Sarasota Police detectives believe there are additional victims.
06/25/2019 8:11 AM