Partnership Policing Communications Coordinator (PIO)
Desk Phone: 941-954-7094
The Sarasota Police Department is again implementing a High Visibility Enforcement program to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. The City of Sarasota ranks in the top 25 cities in the state of Florida for traffic crashes resulting in serious and fatal injuries to pedestrians and bicyclists.
08/16/2021 12:37 PM
Sarasota Police officers are investigating a traffic fatality that happened just before 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, in the 1100 block of N. Washington Blvd. (U.S. 301), Sarasota.
06/08/2023 3:03 PM
Peggy Hinkle, 53, of Sarasota, is facing two charges of Attempted Murder following a shooting that happened in the 1100 block of Sylvan Drive, Sarasota, at about 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.
06/08/2023 1:19 PM
The Sarasota Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred around 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, in the 1500 block of 20th Street, Sarasota.
06/07/2023 8:56 AM
A Sarasota woman has been arrested for a shooting that happened in the 700 block of Central Avenue, Sarasota, shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023.
06/04/2023 9:51 AM
A motorcycle and a pick-up truck crashed at the intersection of S Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) and Grove Street.
06/02/2023 9:16 AM
The Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating a fatal crash that happened just after 2:45 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2023, in the City of Sarasota.
06/01/2023 2:15 PM
Nevaun Chamberlain, 23, Sarasota County, is facing a charge of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm for a shooting that occurred in the City of Sarasota on Sunday, May 28, 2023.
05/30/2023 12:33 PM
The Sarasota Police Department has completed its High Visibility Enforcement program to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety.
05/23/2023 10:38 AM
The Sarasota Police Department, in partnership with the Deb Kabinoff Fund, the Sarasota Police Foundation, and UnidosNow, gifted iPads to 100 students at the 1500 North Orange Mobile Home Park on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
Sarasota Police Chief Rex Troche held the Sarasota Police Department 2022 Annual Awards Ceremony Wednesday, May 17, 2023. The ceremony was held at the Sarasota Police Department, 2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota.
05/19/2023 10:50 AM
The Sarasota Police Department collected 30 firearms, including various rifles, handguns, shotguns, and various types of ammunition, during the second ‘Done with a Gun’ turn-in event held Saturday, May 13, 2023. The first event was held in January 2022, where 31 firearms were turned in.
05/15/2023 7:55 AM
The Sarasota Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service have arrested 24-year-old Dorian Brooks. Both agencies responded to a residence in the 5100 block of Old Bradenton Road, Sarasota, around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Brooks was arrested around 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
05/03/2023 11:19 PM
Sarasota Police officers have arrested Michele Little, 29, of Sarasota. She is facing a felony charge of Indecent, Lewd, or Lascivious Touching of Certain Minors after misconduct with a 17-year-old male student. Little is a teacher at Sarasota Military Academy High School campus.
04/28/2023 5:08 PM
Pernell Ware, 46, of Bradenton, has been arrested and is facing several felony charges. Ware was wanted on a felony warrant for Trafficking Cocaine of 28 grams or more but less than 200 grams.
04/27/2023 12:28 PM
The Sarasota Police Department’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) within the Criminal Investigation Division investigates crimes against children consisting of sexual assault, child pornography, child physical abuse, allegations of child neglect, & other matter at the direction of the division commander.
04/27/2023 8:42 AM
Anabel Ossombi, 27, of Bradenton, has been arrested and is facing several felony charges, including criminal use of personal identification (over 30 victims), scheme to defraud (over $50,000), and money laundering. Ossombi has been employed by the United States Postal Service (USPS) since May 2022.
04/21/2023 7:09 AM
Sarasota Police to Partner with DEA & Local Community Groups for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
The event will allow the community to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
04/19/2023 10:58 AM
A Sarasota man is sentenced to life in prison for committing sexual battery of a child in 2021.
04/12/2023 9:23 AM
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.
04/11/2023 2:49 PM