Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
Alyssa Raffaele, 52, of Sarasota, was sentenced for a traffic fatality that occurred in September 2020 in the City of Sarasota.
09/18/2023 8:33 AM
Sarasota Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a home in the 1600 block of 36th Street, Sarasota, shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023.
09/11/2023 6:06 PM
On September 7, 2023, Kirk Groome, 58, entered a plea of no contest and was convicted on two counts of video voyeurism.
09/11/2023 2:40 PM
The Sarasota Police Department will be conducting High Visibility Enforcement details from now until May 2024 throughout the City of Sarasota to protect the most vulnerable road users.
09/05/2023 2:39 PM
Join our Citizen's Police Academy this September! Immerse yourself in an engaging learning experience where you'll gain insights into law enforcement and community collaboration.
09/05/2023 9:29 AM
On Thursday, August 31, 2023, Sarasota Police Chief Rex Troche held a swearing-in ceremony for 18 new Police Officers, the largest recruit class in department history. The ceremony was held at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
09/01/2023 4:57 PM
The Sarasota Police Department is one of six agencies in the state of Florida to institute ABLE. Having officers trained in ABLE techniques will offset the potential for harm to themselves and enable officers to be better suited to protect citizens in the City of Sarasota.
08/25/2023 8:31 AM
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 13,384 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2021 — that’s one person every 39 minutes.
08/18/2023 9:15 AM
The Sarasota Police Department is informing the public that Warrick Oneil Lee, 51, a sexual predator, has moved into the City of Sarasota.
08/16/2023 5:12 PM
Linval Raymond Cohoone Jr., 39, was sentenced on August 15, 2023, in a Sarasota County Courtroom and he will spend the rest of his life behind bars for crimes investigated by the Sarasota Police Department.
08/16/2023 3:05 PM
U.S. Attorney Roger Handberg announced the unsealing of a 17-count indictment charging seven Bradenton residents with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. If convicted on all counts, each faces a max penalty of life in prison.
08/15/2023 12:59 PM
Kris Burstein, 20, of Sarasota County, has been arrested in connection to the armed robbery on July 17, 2023, at Arlington Park, 2650 Waldemere Street, Sarasota.
08/03/2023 8:28 AM
Daniel Boyce, 36, of Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing a felony charge of scheming to defraud (over $50,000).
07/28/2023 1:57 PM
CASE UPDATE: Johnny Evans, 23, Sarasota, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 35 years in prison in a Sarasota County courtroom on July 24, 2023.
07/25/2023 10:19 AM
The Sarasota Police Department has arrested Antonio L. Morris, 15, of Punta Gorda, in connection to the shooting that happened near St. Armands Circle last week.
07/24/2023 10:16 AM
Michael Sosa, 51, of 1117 Colleton Drive, Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing 40 counts of possession of child pornography.
07/21/2023 2:06 PM
The Sarasota Police Department began investigating Marco Tulio Avila Romero for Lewd and Lascivious Molestation of Elderly and Disabled persons on June 30, 2023.
07/21/2023 10:35 AM
The Sarasota Police Department is investigating several stolen vehicles and auto burglaries/attempted vehicle thefts that have occurred since Tuesday, July 11, 2023.
07/19/2023 11:19 AM
The Sarasota Police Department is investigating a string of auto burglaries involving Kia vehicles that occurred in the area of Sarasota Ave at 40th Street on Monday morning, July 17, 2023. It is believed the same group of suspects is responsible for the crimes.
07/17/2023 11:33 AM
The Sarasota Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened around 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2023, in the 1900 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Way, Sarasota.
07/17/2023 9:53 AM