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The Sarasota Police Department is seeking the public's help to find a missing man in need of medication. Francis F. Anderson, 66, was last seen in the 1400 block of 16th Street in Sarasota around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning. Anderson is 5-foot-8, about 185 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes, police said.
With the decision to hire its own police force, the expected $3.1 million budget deficit Sarasota County Schools was facing dropped to $2.4 million, and could drop to $1.4 million. The School Board gave staff the go-ahead on April 17 to continue planning to start its own police force — something New ...

Human remains found in a Sarasota creek Monday are not those of a missing Sarasota teenager. Sarasota police confirmed Tuesday through work with the District 12 Medical Examiner's Office by using dental records that the remains do not belong to Jabez Spann. Spann has been missing since ...
The Sarasota County School Board hopes to employ its own police force as early as next school year. The decision to move forward with this idea comes as a way to avoid having to contract with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office and local police stations, who employ and supervise sworn law enforcement ...
Human remains discovered by children on Monday are being analyzed by District 12 Medical Examiner's Office. SARASOTA — Skeletal human remains found a half-mile from where Jabez Spann lived and allegedly witnessed a murder are being analyzed by the District 12 Medical Examiner's Office.
Police are working to identify human remains found in the 1900 block of Gillespie Avenue in Sarasota Monday afternoon. The Sarasota Police Department Dive Team, Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Technicians are at the scene working diligently to identify the individual. The body's race ...

A Sarasota police officer fired his gun at an SUV, shooting two people inside, after police say the vehicle driven by a Venice High School football player accelerated and struck him, putting him in fear for his life. Sarasota police are investigating the Tuesday morning officer-involved shooting in Janie's ...
SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Officers are reminding residents to "always, always, always" lock your car and remove valuables from vehicles. The warning comes from the Sarasota Police Department who is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who allegedly stole a wallet from an unlocked car.
(WFLA) - A popular public movie night in Sarasota has been canceled because of a police protest. Sarasota police frequently host ... "The police need to be accountable for what they're doing when they're doing something like that,” said Juliana Musheyev with ANSWER Suncoast. Activists are demanding ...
According to the Sarasota Police Department, the event is cancelled out of concerns for protest activity. SPD was planning on showing a movie and having free child seat checks, but will reschedule the event. A future date has not been scheduled yet. “The safety of our children, their families, our residents ...
Protesters were expected to be outside police headquarters demanding justice for a Newtown man arrested last week. SARASOTA — The Sarasota Police Department Blue + You Movie night on Saturday has been canceled due to a protest that was scheduled to take place outside police headquarters.
A Bradenton man is facing felony charges after police say he bit and punched officers while he was high on drugs. Sarasota police officers were called to the 1700 block of Gore Court, Sarasota around 7 p.m. Thursday to help Sarasota County Emergency Services with a patient who was ill and violent, ...
SARASOTA — A Sarasota man has filed a complaint with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office and the Sarasota County Commission asking for an investigation and an apology for the actions of three deputies who he claims pointed their pistols and yelled obscenities at him — unprovoked — during a traffic ...
“I never put myself in position to have police draw guns on me. I've had my trouble in the past, but I know I didn't do anything wrong.” Hunter said he made a promise to his teenage son he wouldn't get in trouble again. “That totally changed everything for me,” he said. “I used to live that life four or five years ...
ROUND ROCK, Texas — The suspect in a spate of bombing attacks that have terrorized Austin over the past month blew himself up with an explosive device as authorities closed in, the police said early Wednesday. Authorities had zeroed in on the suspect in the last 24 to 36 hours and located his vehicle ...
SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Sarasota Police Department is searching for a robbery suspect on the Suncoast. According to the Sarasota Police Department, ... Police say the suspect robbed the hotel clerks from the Quality Inn and Days Inn on North Tamiami Trail. No injuries were reported in either incidents.
SARSAOTA, FL (WWSB) - Sarasota Police Department says they are searching for a male suspect that stole from a Verizon store on Wednesday, March 14. According to the ... Sarasota Police says they have video of the suspect running out of the store, but need help identifying the man. The Verizon store ...

Sarasota police arrested men from Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota after a prostitution operation last week. The undercover operation targeted individuals soliciting prostitutes along North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, according to Sarasota police. Five men were arrested and charged with ...
The newest member of the Sarasota Police Department has a nose that knows explosive materials. K9 Bobbi, a 2-year-old German shepherd from Slovakia, is a bomb odor detection K9 trained to find explosive devices and materials. She is partnered with patrol officer Adam Arena and the pair will be ...
The more than 50 suspected drug dealers targeted as part of the latest undercover drug buy operation by Sarasota Police Department have a total of more than 1,000 prior felony charges on their records, police said. As of Friday, Operation Four Corners has netted 49 arrests out of 54 people targeted, ...
SARASOTA, FL – Speeding may be encouraged when you're a NASCAR driver competing on a raceway. However, Sarasota Police warn residents that speeding on local roads jeopardizes the lives of bicyclists and pedestrians in the community. To emphasize the point, Sarasota Police are partnering with ...
Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School was closed Monday after the Sarasota Police Department was warned of a "concerning social media post" shared over the weekend. “We have no reason to believe there is a threat to Cardinal Mooney High School at this time,” said a spokesperson for the Sarasota ...
SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Authorities in Sarasota are alerting the public that a social media threat circulating through the city indicating a shooting at "SHS" is not a local threat. According to the Sarasota Police Department, screenshots of a Facebook post indicating there would be a shooting at "SHS" were ...
SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) - Now that the Sarasota Police Department has completed its investigation into an incident of alleged police brutality that was caught on video, the head of the agency is breaking her silence. A disturbing video shows officers deploying a taser and beating Chad Washington in front ...
SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) - An investigation is underway in connection to an alleged police brutality case in Sarasota. Witnesses claim officers beat and used a Taser on an innocent man, but the police have a different story. On Thursday evening, neighbors on Gore Court emerged to the sound of screaming ...
SARASOTA — Darnesha McMillan said she watched as a Sarasota police officer reached for his gun on Thursday during a scuffle with her fiance — a 35-year-old black man — in the kitchen of their Newtown home. A terrified McMillan, who was participating in a protest against police brutality on Sunday, ...
Black Lives Matter Manasota protesters are disputing the Sarasota Police Department's accounts of the arrest of a man they say attacked police officers last week. The incident took place Thursday around 7 p.m. in the 1700 block of Gore Court where officers were arresting Chad Washington, 35, who had ...
Dozens of protesters took to the streets of Newtown on Sunday demanding justice for the arrest of a man by Sarasota police, calling for an end of racism and brutality from the department. “No racist police,” protesters chanted. “No justice. No peace. What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now.


 

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