Crime

MCSO employee arrested following investigation for using a computer to solicit illegal acts

Deputies: Man turns himself in, charged with attempted murder

Sheriff: Burger King worker shot, killed in waiting dispute

  Deputies: 30-year-old man arrested for breaking into home in Manatee County

Tampa teen charged in Twitter hacking case

Homicide investigation underway in Manatee County following shooting

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25-year-old man arrested for allegedly videotaping underage girl changing clothes at the beach

Man sentenced to eight years in prison for scheming to defraud family owned business in Sarasota

Officials investigating North Port officer-involved shooting

Sheriff: Woman killed, man injured in music video shooting

  Man arrested in connection with Sarasota burglary spree

Deputies: Woman had guns in diaper bag at Walt Disney World

Man charged in connection with anti-Semitic vandalism of two local temples

A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with the vandalism of two local temples.

Sheriff: Funeral costs for Polk Co. homicide victims covered by donations

Funeral expenses for the victims of a gruesome triple homicide have been covered by generous donations from the community, according to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

Body of 5-year-old child found in Highlands County lake, mother charged

The body of a 5-year-old boy was found in Lake Lelia overnight, Highlands County Sheriff’s officials confirm.

Married couple arrested for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly man in North Port

Police have arrested a married couple from Port Charlotte and charged them for attempting to exploit an elderly man out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  2 men, 1 woman arrested in Polk County triple homicide

North Port Police seeking witnesses in March homicide

Polk Co. Sheriff: $30K reward offered for information in triple homicide

Subject of AMBER Alert found safe, suspect captured

  LEO’s investigating the murders of three men that happened during a fishing trip in Florida

Man killed in parking garage at Florida’s Hard Rock Casino

Police: Worker in assisted living facility used residents’ credit cards

A worker in a local assisted living facility was taken into custody after police say she made multiple charges on credit cards belonging to residents.

Police seeking information after 2 killed in shooting near I-75 in Tampa

The exit ramp to 260 southbound on I-75 is closed Thursday morning after two men were found shot to death in a car.

SCSO deputies arrest two Miami men for allegedly stealing nearly $9,000 worth of merchandise from local Home Depot stores

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has arrested two Miami men in connection to allegedly stealing nearly $9,000 in merchandise from local Home Depot stores.

2 Sarasota temples hit by vandal

Two Sarasota area temples were vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti.

Walmart shopper pulls gun on man in dispute over mask

Investigators are searching for a man who they say pulled a gun on a shopper in a Florida Walmart store.

Bradenton man sentenced to 22 years for death of infant

A Bradenton man was sentenced to 22 years for the death of an infant in 2017.

Suspected skimming device found at 7-11 gas station in Sarasota on Monday

The Sarasota Police Department (SPD) is encouraging customers who may have purchased gas at a specific 7-11 gas station in Sarasota on Monday to pay close to their bank accounts and search for any unknown transactions.

Charlotte High School teacher charged with sexual battery

A teacher at Charlotte High School has been arrested and charged with sexual battery.

AMBER Alert cancelled, missing 5-year-old found safe

UPDATE: The Amber Alert for 5-year-old Naomi Herring has been cancelled. Herring has been found. Thank you for helping us get the word out.

Man charged in Florida church arson attack

A man accused of setting a Florida church on fire is being held without bail on charges that include attempted second-degree murder and arson.

Man sets fire in Florida church after plowing van inside

A Florida church sustained extensive damage when a driver plowed a van through the front door and then set the sanctuary on fire.

Manatee Co. Schools employee arrested for possession of child pornography

An employee at Haile Middle School in Bradenton is facing multiple charges for possessing child pornography.

Man charged with murder in connection with the death of his father

Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of his father as a result of an altercation that occurred back in February.

Missing children featured on gas station TVs in Florida

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is working with San Francisco-based advertising agency Muhtayzik Hoffer to feature missing children on gas pump video screens in markets across the U.S. during the month of July.

  U.S. Attorney’s Office releases more info on Bradenton church arrests

Four men behind a “Miracle Mineral Solution” that was marketed as a treatment for COVID-19 are facing federal charges.

  Sarasota County sheriff’s car broken into outside his home

Authorities say the department issued vehicle driven by Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight was broken into overnight.

Police investigating a shooting that has occurred in Bradenton

The Bradenton Police Department is investigating a shooting that has taken place in Bradenton.

SPD to crack down on boaters under the influence with Operation Dry Water

The Sarasota Police Department Members will be cracking down on those who operate boats under the influence.

Sheriff: Man killed dog because ‘it looked at him crazy’

A Bradenton man is in jail after sheriff’s officials say he killed a dog because it “looked at him crazy.”

Police: Two men arrested in Sarasota after allegedly being caught climbing on construction crane

The Sarasota Police Department has arrested two men who allegedly were caught climbing a construction crane in Sarasota.

Bradenton woman arrested for allegedly coughing on beach-goers and spitting on code enforcement officers

Law enforcement officers have arrested a 49-year-old Bradenton woman who allegedly coughed on some people at Manatee Public Beach and also spit on two code enforcement officers.

  Two Suncoast men arrested for alleged scheme to defraud investors

Two Suncoast men are facing charges of creating a bogus investment that targeted senior citizens out of their savings.

Business Owner Arrested for Defrauding Medicaid Out of More Than $200,000

Home and Community-Based Services Business Owner Arrested for Defrauding Medicaid Out of More Than $200,000

  24-year-old man arrested and charged with second degree murder in connection to homicide committed in Bradenton

Deputies have arrested 24-year-old David Laycock and he is being charged with second degree murder for a homicide that occurred in Bradenton on Saturday morning.

Sheriff: Nokomis man arrested after threatening the Black Lives Matter movement

A Nokomis man is in jail after sheriff’s officials say he posted several threatening messages on social media targeted at the Black Lives Matter movement.

  Police arrest two men in Michigan accused of murdering a Bradenton man in October 2019

Bradenton Police announced on Tuesday that two men have been identified as the alleged suspects of a homicide that occurred in Bradenton in October of last year, and they have been arrested.

Off-duty Florida wildlife officer found fatally shot

Authorities say an off-duty Florida wildlife officer has been found fatally shot.

Troopers searching for driver involved in hit and run incident on University Parkway and Lockwood Ridge Road

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers are searching for the driver of an unknown vehicle that was involved in a hit and run incident on Sunday morning in Sarasota.

Man sentenced for collecting dead mom’s social security

A Florida man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for collecting his mother’s Social Security payments for nearly a decade after her death.

Man charged in 2019 fatal hit-and-run

A Manatee County man has been charged in connection with a 2019 double-fatal hit-and-run.

  Police searching for man who allegedly broke into a donut shop in Bradenton and stole money

The Bradenton Police Department (BPD) is searching for a man who allegedly broke in Turners Donuts in Bradenton on Wednesday morning.

Two men arrested and charged with home invasion of a boat

Two men have been arrested and charged with home invasion of a boat in Manatee County.

  Bradenton man arrested and facing attempted murder charge after trying to stab another man

A Bradenton man is behind bars tonight facing attempted murder after he tried to stab another man to death.

Police: Additional victims come forward to accuse Englewood physician of Sexual Battery

A former Englewood doctor turned himself in again to police after more women came forward alleging sexual battery.

Deputies searching for suspects responsible for multiple burglaries that took place at many Bradenton businesses overnight

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is searching for multiple suspects who were apart of burglaries that took place on Sunday night and early Monday morning in Bradenton.

Woman sentenced for supporting Islamic State

A Florida woman has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison for attempting to send cellphones to the Middle East to be used as bomb detonators by the Islamic State terrorist group.

2 arrested in 2019 robbery, homicide

Two Suncoast men have been arrested in a 2019 murder and robbery.

1 person dead following shooting in Bradenton

Police are on scene following a shooting in Bradenton that left one person dead.

Sheriff: Registered nurse stole oxycodone

A registered nurse is in jail after investigators say she stole oxycodone from her Sarasota employer.

  Deputies investigating two burglaries that took place at two Bradenton businesses

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is investigating two burglaries that occurred at two Bradenton businesses earlier this week.

Florida man charged after runaway toddler is seen on highway

A Florida man has been arrested after a driver spotted a runaway toddler in diapers on a highway near midnight.

Police respond to large crowds, shooting in Florida beach

Florida officials say a crowd of more than 200 people gathered on a beachside road despite pandemic restrictions and were seen partying and dancing.

Police: Florida boy, 9, shot by teenage uncle

Police say a teenage boy has been arrested in Florida on suspicion he shot his 9-year-old nephew in the arm with a stolen gun.

Police: Mother arrested and charged for murder of nine-year-old son in South Florida

Police have arrested the boy’s mother, Patricia Ripley, and she is facing charges of first-degree murder and attempted premeditated murder.

Sarasota sex offender arrested for possession of child pornography

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a registered sex offender on 96 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

Police: Arrest made after two ‘melon-heads’ shoplift

Detectives in Virginia have made an arrest after two men wearing hollowed-out watermelon masks allegedly stole from a local convenience store.

  Bradenton woman charged in theft of heirloom from deceased man

A Bradenton woman was arrested after police say she stole a priceless ring belonging to a deceased patient at a Venice nursing home.

  Murder suspect extradited to Manatee County

A suspect in a Manatee County homicide has been extradited to face charges.

  Investigators still searching for person behind anti-semitic vandalism, reward offered

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is hoping that the public will be able to identify a man who vandalized a Temple with anti-semitic graffiti. The incident occurred back in April but so far no leads have come in.

  Sarasota teen arrested after allegedly stealing car and crashing it

A Sarasota teenager is behind bars after deputies say he stole a car and crashed it in the Gulf Gate Community.

  FCCI executive fired after being charged with battery of an officer, resisting arrest

An executive for Sarasota-based FCCI is out on bond following an arrest for trespassing that culminated in charges of resisting arrest and battery on an officer.

  Sarasota Co. Sheriff announces arrest in armed burglary

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has announced an arrest in a break-in that ended with a man pulling a blade on a woman.

Grand jury in Parkland shooting seeks to make sure it has enough time

With grand jury proceedings suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, a statewide grand jury that has investigated the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is seeking to make sure it has enough time to conduct its work.

Kidnapping conviction against former Sarasota County deputy overturned

Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal overturned part of a former Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputy’s conviction.

  Police searching for vehicle involved in a ‘car hit and run’ incident on Tuesday

Police are searching for a grey car that was involved in a hit and run incident with another vehicle on Tuesday in North Port.

Englewood Doctor charged with sexual battery, molestation of patients

An Englewood physician has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of Sexual Battery after multiple patients made reports to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators seeking answers after gator found shot with arrows

Officials with the Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers are hoping that someone knows who injured an alligator with two arrows.

Bicyclist critically injured during hit-and-run incident in Holmes Beach

The incident took place on Monday around 2:30 p.m. on State Road 64 and East Bay Drive.