Crime

  17-year-old shot and killed after deputies say was ‘Drug deal gone bad’

Deputies with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) are conducting a homicide investigation on Verna Bethany Road and State Road 64 East in Myakka City.

Police: Sarasota man accused of sexual battery and kidnapping of Orlando woman

Bradenton man charged with animal cruelty in death of dog

CCSO reminds residents to not be an easy target, lock your vehicle

Woman charged with Attempted Murder following break-in

Former Sheriff’s Office employee charged with Scheme to Defraud

Bradenton man charged with Animal Cruelty

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  Off the Market: A mission to end Modern Slavery

Local men indicted on wire fraud, mail fraud, filing false tax returns

MCSO: Bradenton man breaks into the home of his late mother’s husband, steals from and beats him

Troopers searching for driver in hit-and-run crash that injured a Venice man

Florida Attorney General issues warning about COVID-19 texting scam

31-year-old man arrested for alleged home invasion in Englewood

Palmetto PD locate and arrest escapee who managed to flee with his hands cuffed

Police say Giroux was still wearing his handcuffs when they arrested him on Monday.

FHP reminds drivers to be safe after Trooper is involved in crash

Trooper sustains minor injuries.

Vehicle crashes into Clearwater bank after driver mistakenly hits the wrong pedal

Driver and passenger have minor injuries.

BPD is looking for two teen girls

SCSO: Woman wanted for Assault, Battery and False Imprisonment

Fifteen men arrested for Failure to Obtain Workers Compensation Coverage and Unlicensed Contracting

Bradenton man sentenced to 15 years in prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition

Englewood man arrested for possession of child pornography

Palmetto PD attempting to locate escaped arrestee

MCSO: Man wanted for Fleeing to Elude a Law Enforcement Officer

Deputies ask anyone who has seen him to call the Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers

Manatee Sheriff’s Department needs help locating a Robbery suspect

Manatee County Sheriff’s officials are searching for a man named Moises Martinez who is wanted for Robbery.

Police: Holmes Beach man attempts to sexually assault a victim, then stabs and strangles that person

The police chief of the Holmes Beach Police Department arrest stabbing suspect

Salt Life co-founder charged with manslaughter in death of Lake City teen

When officers found Duncan on Oct. 29, they say she suffered a single gunshot wound.

Sarasota Sheriff searching for bank robbery suspect

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery that occurred Monday afternoon in Sarasota at the TD Bank located at 3450 Clark Road.

Sarasota woman arrested after shots fired in mall parking lot

The woman allegedly shot at her ex-husband and a female victim 3 times in the parking lot of the Westfield mall (Siesta Key).

Police conducting shooting investigation in 1500 block of 24th Street in Sarasota

The Sarasota Police Department has confirmed that there has been a shooting incident in the City of Sarasota on Sunday evening.

Venice man charged with kidnapping a North Port man

According to the victim, Pancek bound the victim with zip ties, gagged him, and beat him with a pole and a safe.

CCSO: CNA steals credit card from client with stage 4 cancer

37 year-old woman arrested after stealing her client's credit card and spending over $750.

Florida Highway Patrol holding seven-hour DUI detail in Manatee County

FHP is holding a DUI Wolfpack Detail into Halloween night in Manatee County

CCSO: Woman “hides” Meth in same location as previous arrest, newborn inside the vehicle

Landron faces three charges and also received two traffic infractions.

David L. Stephens sentenced to life in prison for the 1988 murder of Judith Elaine Doherty

Sarasota Police report DNA evidence was the silent witness for 32 years.

FHP: Pedestrian killed in motor vehicle accident

A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a car in Bradenton, FL.

SCSO: Pipe found in woman’s bra as she was booked into jail

Woman charged for smuggling drug paraphernalia into jail, according to officials.

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office investigates thrift store vandalism

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Officials are seeking information on vandals who destroyed the non-profit Project Phoenix thrift store over the weekend.

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reports fatal car collision

Medics reporting 1 victim is deceased on scene|

BCSO: Three California men arrested in connection to deaths of 2 Florida men

California deputies have arrested three men in a double murder investigation involving the deaths of two Florida men.

PGPD: Officers seize 73 bags of cocaine during probation search

73 bags of powder cocaine and crack cocaine (25 grams in total) packaged for sale found inside a Punta Gorda residence.

MCSO: Woman throws her paralyzed son out of his wheelchair and beats him

Woman allegedly throws son out of wheelchair and beat him.

SCSO: Venice man charged in parrot theft

He grabbed a bag of birdseeds before reaching into a large cage and removing one of several small parrots.

NPD: Illegal marijuana grow house found in North Port

NPD uncovers dozens of marijuana plants at an illegal grow house.

Troopers looking for Hit and Run driver that hurt motorcyclist on Monday

FHP SWFL: The Hit and Run driver seriously injured a motorcyclist. Anyone with tips is encouraged to contact FHP or Crimestoppers.

CCSO reports threatening e-mails sent to Democratic voters

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has received complaints referencing voter intimidation via email. These e-mails are allegedly from the Proud Boys. The e-mails state your name, address, and voter information.

The Sarasota School District alerts FBI after threatening photo goes viral

The image that shows a woman holding a gun with the words “Karen Fights Back” was created by a well known YouTube Channel.

12 year old arrested on 11 felony counts for school threats

Child arrested after blaming an acquaintance for threats made to schools.

Investigation underway after police say two dead bodies were found in a home on Anna Maria Island

Bradenton Beach Police say they're investigating a suspicious death after two dead bodies were found in a home.

Boating crash suspect bonds out of jail

A Sarasota man accused and charged with crashing into docked boats on Saturday has bonded out of jail.

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office determines man in surveillance photo is not a suspect in 2018 homicide

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking new information in a 2018 homicide.

Interstate altercation leads to shooting

A man in a car shot at someone in a truck Thursday.

Man arrested in connection with horse theft and animal cruelty.

A St. Petersburg man has been arrested in connection with the theft and slaughter of a horse that happened in December of 2019.

Florida man pleads guilty to financing a sex-trafficking ring in the Philippines

Florida man who financed and patronized child sex-trafficking ring in the Philippines pleads guilty.

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office hopes photo will provide leads in 2018 homicide

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking new information in a 2018 homicide.

FHP reports Hit and Run driver arrested

Bradenton Man arrested and transported to the Manatee County Jail

‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris asks for jail release until trial

A judge said Wednesday that she will decide soon whether to allow Jerry Harris to be released from jail and placed on home confinement while he awaits trial on child pornography charges.

HCSO: looking for a man who stole cash from a store at gunpoint

HCSO shares a video of a robbery that happened Saturday in Valrico

DBFR: Metal crashes through windshield of vehicle traveling on I-95

Driver has minor injuries from shattered glass.

  Surveillance shows Ford F-150 fleeing the scene after fatal hit and run crash

FHP says they found that Ford F-150 just nearly 3 miles away from where the fatal crash happened.

DOJ: More than 14,200 defendants charged with crimes related to firearms in Fiscal Year 2020

the Department of Justice announced it has charged more than 14,200 defendants crimes related to firearms during Fiscal Year (FY) 2020

Disbarred Florida Attorney sentenced to 6 months in jail followed by probation

Christopher Brady was the attorney for his twin brother, Matthew Brady, who was in an active custody battle with the mother of his child.

MCSO: Woman arrested for battery for allegedly assaulting mother

Officers say Stubek asked her mother to go to the store and buy beer. When her mother refused, Stubek threw a bottle at her, hitting her on the shoulder.

FHP: 2 arrested for speeding over Skyway Bridge

Troopers say they arrested 28-year-old Danielle Hebner and 32-year-old Francisco Pavez for reckless driving around 5:45 p.m. in St. Petersburg.

The Venice Police Department will participate in Drug Take Back Day

The Venice Police Department will join several law enforcement agencies throughout Sarasota County on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day so citizens may properly dispose of prescription medications.

Police: Deceased woman found inside of green Nissan Xterra in large pond in Venice

The Venice Police Department (VPD) is reporting that they have found the body of a dead woman inside of a green Nissan Xterra in a large pond in Venice.

Aggravated Battery charge filed against driver who rammed victim near Hyde Park protest

The charge against Munoz is Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, which is a second-degree felony. The victim’s name is not being released consistent with the rights of crime victims contained in Florida’s Constitution, commonly referred to as Marsy’s Law.

Port Charlotte Man Indicted on Federal Child Pornography Charge

Throughout the entire investigation, over 300 images and videos were recovered from the multiple devices seized from the residence.

Sheriff: Trio steals cash from Bradenton man at hotel

Bradenton trio works together to rob unsuspecting victim, according to law enforcement.

Tampa pill mill owners sentenced to prison for illegal distribution of opioids

Tampa pill mill owners sentenced to prison for illegal distribution of opioids

Police identify victim in Bradenton Homicide, 2 juveniles arrested

Bradenton police say a man was found dead in the late afternoon at the Treesdale Apartment Complex located at 1818 MLK Avenue.

Bradenton Police will begin High Visibility Enforcement program

The program will allow BPD to increase awareness of pedestrian and bicycle safety through education and enforcement. The funds will be used to post overtime officers at several key corridors within Bradenton that are known high-volume collision locations.

Sarasota Police will wear body cameras in 2021

The City Commission unanimously agreed on Monday to purchase 122 cameras from Axon Enterprises for a program that will likely begin by July 2021 and cost $3.6 million for five years.

Police: Walmart maintenance worker arrested on Video Voyeurism charges

Joey Kauffman, 54, arrested this weekend after a female victim recently came forward saying Kauffman was seen using a cell phone to shoot photos up and underneath her clothing.

Department of Justice: Florida men travel to Croatia to engage in sexual activity with minor

According to the indictment, for nearly a year, Pulido used the internet to entice and coerce a minor victim, under the age of 16, to engage in sexual activity with him. In June 2018, Pulido traveled from Florida to Croatia for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with the victim.

Shooting investigation underway in Nokomis

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a shooting investigation in Nokomis.

Man arrested in connection with North Port homicide

The North Port Police Department is currently conducting a homicide investigation in the city.

Police: Sarasota man arrested for kidnapping

According to the Sarasota Police Department, Ty Dareen Kareem Hayes, 30, is charged with kidnapping and felony battery after battering a woman in the parking lot of the America Best Value Inn Hotel in Sarasota, FL located at 811 S. Tamiami Trail.

Police: More charges for three attempted murder suspects

Three defendants charged in an alleged drug deal gone bad, which involved a shooting in Venice, are facing enhanced or additional charges.

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office release more information about weekend shooting

Deputies with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office have released more information following a weekend shooting that left one person dead.

Police: Former boyfriend burns his girlfriend’s house down and confesses in text message

20-year-old Sarasota resident arrested and charged with Arson.