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

Sarasota Police Department / Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Investigation Near Beneva Road

Post Date:04/11/2023 2:49 PM

Both individuals have been arrested and are being processed at the Sarasota County Jail.  The individuals are juveniles and boys, ages 16 and 15.

The driver, 16, is facing charges of:

  • Grand theft of a motor vehicle
  • Fleeing to Elude
  • Obstruction without Violence

The passenger, 15, is facing charges of:

  • Obstruction without Violence

Additional charges will be forthcoming from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.


The Sarasota Police Department and the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office are working a crash and an additional criminal investigation in the 900 block of Beneva Road, Sarasota.  Just before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2023, Sarasota Police officers received a tip that two suspicious occupants of a vehicle were driving recklessly near the area of 23rd Street and Osprey Avenue, Sarasota, wearing ski masks.  The vehicle description was a green Kia Soul. 

Sarasota Police officers spotted a green Kia Sol in the area of Fruitville Road and Beneva Road as the vehicle was traveling east.  Before Sarasota Police officers could stop the vehicle, the vehicle exited city limits, traveled just into Sarasota County, and struck an outside shed type of building in the 900 block of Beneva Road.  No one was injured. 

Two people are in custody.  The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is handling the crash investigation, and the Sarasota Police Department is handling the additional criminal investigation.  This is all the information we have available to share at this time, and additional information will be released when able.





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