Crime

DUI suspect: ‘Thanks for arresting me. I could have killed someone tonight’

An Englewood man suspected of DUI thanked the deputy for arresting him Monday evening, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said.

Arrest made in Bradenton 2012 double homicide

Sarasota woman charged with DUI after crashing into Sarasota Deputy’s cruiser

Sarasota County Sheriffs Office: Overdose leads to manslaughter charge

State Attorney now pursuing murder charges for suspected burglar

Polk Sheriff’s Office: Teacher arrested for DUI

FHP: 2 arrested for aggravated assault in Bradenton

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Polk County Sheriff: Man arrested for carjacking Amazon van

Human Trafficking operation ends with several arrests during Super Bowl week

Sheriff: Investigation underway after hacker attempts to poison Florida town’s water supply

2 arrested during investigation into bike thefts in Manatee County

Palmetto man arrested in connection with 2015 sexual battery of a juvenile

Sheriff: 2 Polk County men with long histories steal several hundred dollars worth of cologne

Charges announced in the death of Corporal Brian LaVigne

Charges have been announced in the killing of Corporal Brian LaVigne.

  Sarasota Sheriff Sworn-in

Kurt Hoffman – whose career includes stints with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, as Assistant State Attorney for the 12th District, and most recently as General Counsel and Captain -- then Colonel under Sheriff Tom Knight --took office today.

North Port woman arrested for providing unlicensed dental services

A North Port woman was arrested and charged after investigators say she was offering unlicensed dentistry services out of her home.

Police investigating possible shooting incident on 26th Avenue West in Bradenton

The Bradenton Police Department is investigating a shooting incident in the city.

Home invasion suspect tells police he was only acting as ‘vigilante’ to get drugs off the street

Palmetto man accused of assaulting man with baseball bat

Police: Sarasota man found safe in Martin County

FHP: North Port man arrested for threatening trooper with golf club

MCSO: Pharmacy bandit is charged following a month-long investigation.

‘Operation Guardians of the Innocence VI’ nets 13 arrests in Polk County

Sarasota Police trying identify 2 people trying to break into local grocery store

Police say the two people tried to gain access to inside of the store located on the 500 block of N. Beneva in Sarasota on three different days.

With friends like these, who needs enemies

A Bradenton man is in jail after putting a gun to his friend's head and stealing his jewelry and money.

CCSO: 8 inmates test positive for COVID-19

The inmates are said to be experiencing minor symptoms and are being treated by on-site medical professionals.

Fatal car collision in Charlotte County kills Good Samaritan

A 21-year-old male, not involved in the accident, was hit by a pickup truck and killed after stopping on the right shoulder of the interstate to attempt to run across to help.

SCSO: Bank robbery at SunTrust Bank

Deputies say the robbery happened around 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

Sheriff: Women charged after dragging nude woman through parking lot after robbery

Two women have been charged after deputies say they dragged a nude woman through a hotel parking lot after stealing her casino winnings.

Car fire creates traffic delays in North Port

Crews responding to car fire in North Port.

Sarasota Police Department searching for missing man

Police need help locating Rene Robinson of Sarasota.

Manatee Sheriff’s Office searching for two men who committed separate crimes

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office asks the public to help deputies locate two men who live in the area.

Manatee County Sheriff identifies dead body found in mobile home park, woman arrested

A Manatee County woman is in custody after a deceased individual was found near the trailer park at Windmill Manor in Bradenton.

Police respond to a shooting in Bradenton

An active scene is being reported at 608 12th Av W in Bradenton.

Two people arrested in Panama City Beach murder case

Panama City Beach Police say two people have been arrested in connection to a murder of a man.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office attempts to identify Publix liquor store Armed Robbery suspect

Just before 8 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2020, the suspect walked into the Publix Liquor store located at 24001 Peachland Boulevard in Port Charlotte and demanded cash from the employee while brandishing a handgun.

New felony charges filed against DeSoto prisoner accused of escaping work detail

New charges have been filed against a convicted murderer serving time at DeSoto Correctional Institution after escaping his work detail in Arcadia earlier this week.

Missing endangered alert issued for Bradenton man

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office issues a missing endangered adult for a 22-year-old man.

Suspect identified in St. Petersburg Police officer-involved shooting

St. Petersburg Police have released more information on the suspect in an officer-involved shooting.

Man arrested after allegedly beating woman and child with metal pole after being accused of stealing

A 31-year-old man has been arrested by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office after allegedly beating a woman and her daughter with a metal pole after being accused of stealing.

SCSO continuing shooting investigation on intersection of Desoto Road and Tuttle Avenue, 5300 block of Tuttle Avenue closed off

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) says they are continuing to investigate a shooting incident that occurred on Monday night.

  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.

Deputies conducting homicide investigation in Myakka City on Verna Bethany Road

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.

Tampa Police Department actively investigating a homicide

Detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred in the area of N Nebraska Avenue and E Castle Court.

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

Man booked into the Orange County Jail on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, carjacking, sexual battery and battery.

Bradenton man charged with animal cruelty in death of dog

A Manatee County man was charged with animal cruelty after investigators say a dog died after being tethered outside in hot temperatures with no shade.

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

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office reminds Suncoast residents to lock their vehicles.

Woman charged with Attempted Murder following break-in

27 year-old woman breaks into her co-worker's home and attacks co-worker's husband.

Former Sheriff’s Office employee charged with Scheme to Defraud

Detectives says the 41-year-old female employee collected more than $6,000 for hours she never worked.

Bradenton man charged with Animal Cruelty

Six dogs found abandoned, in distress, and malnourished at a home in Manatee County.

  Off the Market: A mission to end Modern Slavery

Florida third in the U.S. for human trafficking and more than 11,000 were human trafficked in the U.S. in 2019

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

The men who are from Sarasota and Bradenton are also charged with Evasion of Payment of Income Taxes, and Fraud and False Statements.

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

Charged with Home Invasion with a Weapon.

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

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers are searching for the unknown driver of a sedan-like vehicle that was involved in a hit and run incident in Port Charlotte in which a Venice man was injured.

Florida Attorney General issues warning about COVID-19 texting scam

Florida’s Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning state taxpayers of a new COVID-19 related text scam that misleads recipients into giving out their banking information in exchange for a $1,200 stimulus check.

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

Deputies with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man in connection to a home invasion burglary that took place in Englewood on Turner Street earlier this month on Nov. 9.

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.

Port Charlotte sex offender sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges related to child pornography

Charges date back to 2018.

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

Police need help finding the two girls.

SCSO: Woman wanted for Assault, Battery and False Imprisonment

A 35-year-old woman is wanted. Anyone who knows her whereabouts is encouraged to alert the Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers SRQ.

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

Men arrested as a result of a MCSO Compensation Fraud and Unlicensed Contractor Sting.

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

His probation officer found cocaine, guns, and ammunition during a home compliance visit.

Englewood man arrested for possession of child pornography

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 34-year-old Englewood man on five felony counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

Palmetto PD attempting to locate escaped arrestee

The subject was in custody for obstruction as he is a prime suspect in an Armed Robbery that took place at Suncoast Baptist Church and another at Taco Bell.

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.