According to the states U.S. Attorney’s Office, 43-year-old Ronde Yarrell sold drugs to undercover officers on five different occasions. In the last transaction, Yarrell sold 6-grams of heroin an undercover officer, according to court documents.
It happened Tuesday around 2:30am. Deputies say the victim was walking to 7-Eleven when 34-year-old Clayton Rhodes of Bradenton pulled up in a vehicle and flashed what appeared to be a firearm, threatening to shoot the victim if the victim didn't get in the vehicle.
Jeremiah Waters, a transient man who lives in a wooded area in Venice, allegedly asked the victim her age. When she responded she was 13-years old, she says Waters commented that she was “too young” to do anything but that he could still talk to her.
Bradley Negron-Cruz, 27, was arrested at his home on the 4200 block of Bell Avenue after detectives say they linked his Skype account to the downloads. While at the home, deputies say they also found breakable glass bottles containing flammable substances often referred to as “Molotov cocktails.”
Deputies say he is wanted in connection with several recent auto burglaries in Sarasota County neighborhoods near Clark and Sawyer roads. The suspect travels on foot and often carries a large backpack, as well as a towel to not leave evidence.
Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning Floridians that if unwitting users click on the website, a program is activated that can access and steal sensitive user data. Her office says it is suspected that the website is being spread through infected email attachments and online advertisements.
Around 10:40am Tuesday, police received a tip that Courtney Garner was in the area of 23rd Street and North Osprey Avenue. Garner was wanted on a federal felony warrant for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Deputies began investigating in December 2019 after receiving a cyber tip from Google that in October 2019, 32 images of suspected child porn depicting a child under the age of 10 were uploaded to Google Photos.
Around 9:30am Monday on the 2400 block of Washington Court, officers saw the Mercedes in a handicap spot and ran the license plate. When it came back a mismatch, they spoke to the woman, but she refused to identify herself.
Tuesday night, deputies were in the area of Seminole Boulevard and Tamiami Trail in Venice when they say 33-year-old Frank Crouse and 27-year-old Dylan Rodgers were riding bikes and failed to stop at the stop sign and cut off a marked patrol vehicles.
News outlets report 32-year-old Jennifer Sahr was expected in court Wednesday for a bond hearing in the cold case. She is accused in the death of an infant called Baby Boy Horry, whose body was found in December 2008.
Last Friday, deputies took 71-year-old William Willis into custody following an investigation that the sheriff’s office says showed he uploaded child pornography to social media from his home on Princeton Road.
Just before 2:30pm last Friday, deputies say 911 was called to the 4700 block of Vignette Way in Sarasota on a report of a person with a leg injury. When paramedics arrived, deputies say 21-year-old Jacob Prizio ran into the roadway and aimed a loaded handgun at the ambulance.
One dolphin was discovered dead in the water off Naples last week. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the animal was killed by a bullet, stab wounds, or possibly both.
The sheriff says 43-year-old Ceceil Truelove is a convicted felon wanted on federal indictments for possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense, and distribution of a quantity of meth. The FBI and FDLE were searching for him.
For years, Deborah Dalzell’s murder was a mystery. No one knew who or why she was raped and murdered in her Sarasota County home. Then in 2018, Luke Fleming was arrested after his DNA was linked to the case.
Troopers say around 11:30pm, 36-year-old Ralphie Moreno of Bradenton was driving southbound on 9th Street East, approaching 301 Boulevard. The driver of a pickup truck, 37-year-old Osvin Velasquez Varela of Bradenton, attempted to turn left in front of Moreno onto 301 and the vehicles collided.
The Palm Beach Post reports that the fire occurred Tuesday morning in Delray Beach. Delray Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Dani Moschella says the Atlantic High School students suspected of starting the blaze face arson and burglary charges.
State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced during a news conference Tuesday that an Osceola County grand jury had formally charged Anthony Todt. Florida law requires a grand jury indictment for capital crimes.
Ailenys Carmenate wiped back tears before the bond court judge had even called her name. She's facing several charges, including two counts of attempted premeditated murder, after police say she tried to strangle her infant daughter.
Police say they were called shortly before 6am to a home on the 2800 block of Southern Parkway West after a report of a shooting. There, they found 21-year-old Ryan Booth of Bradenton dead in the front yard from what looked like gunshot wounds.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office announced on Facebook last week that deputies and animal control officers executed a search warrant earlier this month on February 4th at a rural home off CR18 in what they describe as a “rescue turned hoarder” situation.
The trial for the man accused of raping and murdering a Sarasota woman in 1999 begins Tuesday morning. The murder of Deborah Dalzell went cold until detectives cracked the case nearly twenty years later through DNA technology.
On Thursday, deputies were called to the 900 block of Mill Creek Road. There, they say a man told them that his neighbor, 66-year-old Michael Boston, had come to his front door, angry that there were ruts in his lawn and blaming him for the damage.
It was the morning of February 5, 2020 and 42-year-old Trooper Bullock, an Air Force veteran and a 19-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol, was on duty along I-95. At 9:09am, he stopped in the northbound lanes near mile marker 107 in Palm City to help a disabled motorist.
Three separate victims came to the sheriff's office earlier this month after finding transactions at Walmart they did not make. Each was charged with $254.94 and the last place each had eaten was at Prime Serious Steak in Port Charlotte.
William Brian Slider, 57, was arrested in June 2019, after agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement found an IP address connected to Slider’s home had downloaded 79 videos. The videos were found on a laptop in Slider’s living room and many depicted sexual battery on young children.
Jabez Spann was 14-years-old when he disappeared on Labor Day in 2017. He was last seen at a candlelight vigil on 22nd Street and Palmadelia Avenue in Sarasota, just two blocks away from his home. A witness saw Spann with two other boys at around one in the morning that night.
The sheriff’s office began investigating in December 2019 after an IP address connected to a home on the 2000 block of Sun Home Street in Sarasota was uploading child porn. Deputies say 65-year-old Gerald Nicolas lived at the home and downloaded the images.
Joseph Smith was convicted of the February 2004 murder of 11-year-old Carlie Brucia. The case drew national attention after surveillance video showed a man, later identified as Smith, taking Brucia from behind a car wash on Bee Ridge Road.
Troopers say Andy Gonzalez was behind the wheel of a 2013 Honda CRV and was driving at a high rate of speed east on Lee Boulevard near Colin Avenue in Lee County when he went off the road, hitting two trees.
Sandy Hawkins reached an agreement with Palm Beach County prosecutors on Friday. He will spend the next year at a Christian residence for the homeless and if he stays out of trouble the charges will be dropped.
Joseph Hennessy, 39, of Sarasota was arrested last week and charged with Computer Crime Damage and Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device. He was previously the chief technology officer of a Suncoast business, which was unnamed in a probable cause affidavit.
Police were called to a home on Bay Street in Sarasota around 11am after the woman called to report what happened. She told officers that Frankie's Tree Service had come to her home and an employee, 49-year-old Francisco Leyva of Sarasota, had knocked on the door to discuss the job with her.
Police were called to the Main Street Condominiums on the 200 block of 3rd Street West around 10am Friday where they found 48-year-old Rene Escobedo Balditt dead. Police say he had been stabbed several times in the upper body.
Kevin Brown and a pair of young teens leading Manatee County Sheriff deputies on a high speed chase Tuesday night around 10:30. Once deputies spotted the stolen vehicle in the BP gas station parking lot on Manatee Avenue East, the teens sped off at a high rate of speed down 27th Street East.