VANDALISM
April 02, 2020

STATUS: OPEN

Detectives are attempting to identify the suspect responsible for vandalizing a Jewish temple in Sarasota. On April 2 just after midnight, the suspect walked onto the grounds of Temple Emanu-El located at 151 McIntosh Road, where he spray-painted multiple swastikas on the temple causing an estimated $5,000 in damage.

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North Port PD - Shooting Investigation
March 09, 2020

The North Port Police Department continues to investigate the Saturday (March 7th, 2020) morning shooting on I- 75 in our City. We believe this is an isolated incident which includes a second unknown vehicle. In fact, we believe our victim was targeted. We have identified Javaris Keon Miller (04/11/1996) of Lehigh Acres as the victim in this case. We’re hoping that releasing this info will help anyone who knew or talked to Mr. Miller in recent days to come forward with useful details.

 

At the time of the shooting, Mr. Miller was driving a white four door 2019 Cadillac XTS. He was traveling from the Palmetto area along I-75 leading up to the shooting. If anyone saw this vehicle involved with anything of note, we would like those details as well.

 

If there are residents who heard gunshots around 3:45am on Saturday, March 7th in the area in question, please let us know.

 

If you have any information regarding the victim or this incident, please contact Crime Stoppers by calling 941- 366-TIPS (8477), or online www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

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Burglary - Attempt to Identify
February 26, 2020

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a residential burglary which occurred on 02/20/20 at a residence on N River Road in Venice.

While the victim was away from his home, a credit card and cash were removed from a wallet on his kitchen table.  The pictured unknown female subject used the stolen credit card at Publix in Palmer Ranch to purchase gift cards and a soda. 

If you have any information regarding the identity of the unknown female subject, please contact Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

Reference Case Number 20-14748

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Theft
February 10, 2020

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft which occurred on 02/05/20 at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop in Venice.

The pictured unknown male subject entered the thrift shop and picked up the victim’s purse which was left on a bench. The subject went into a fitting room with the purse and then exited the store. He returned a short time later and purchased some items with cash. The manager found the purse inside the fitting room with the victim’s wallet and cell phone missing. 

If you have any information regarding the identity of the unknown male subject, please contact Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

Reference Case Number 20-10121

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North Port PD - Sexual Battery / Attempt to ID
December 17, 2019

The North Port Police Department is investigating sexual battery which occurred on 12/08/19 in North Port.

On Sunday, 12/08/19, between 1:00 am and 7:00 am, a victim reported to have been sexually battered by an unknown black male.  The victim provided a description with a sketch artist and the below pictured image was obtained.

The suspect is described as a dark black male, short (approximately just over 5 feet), 50-60 YOA, normal build, non-muscular, short twists in his hair (2”-4”), and a deep/raspy voice. He wore a cream-colored long sleeve shirt/sweater with a brown stripe across the chest, flannel pants with white spots, and sneakers on. He was last seen traveling on a bicycle with blue and green stripped fenders over the wheels in the area of Tamiami Trail and Pan American Blvd.

If you have any information regarding the incident and/or the identity of the unknown male subject, please contact Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

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Attempted Burglary - Attempt to Identify
December 11, 2019

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted burglary which occurred on 11/30/19 in the area of Governors Green in Venice.

During the evening hours on 11/30/19, the pictured unknown subject entered the victim’s screen lanai.  After stepping in, he looks directly at the security camera and flees the area.

The subject, who appears to be a white male, was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, hat, gloves, and a mask. 

If you have any information regarding the identity of the unknown male subject, please contact Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

Reference Case Number 19-99272

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Burglaries - Attempt to Identify
November 04, 2019

STATUS: SOLVED

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple burglaries which occurred near Gocio Elementary School in Sarasota.

Between October 29th and October 30th, four (4) burglaries occurred near Gocio Elementary.  Three incidents occurred during the overnight hours and one occurred during the daytime hours.

The unknown suspect appears to be a white male between 25-35 years of age, 5'11" - 6'1", goatee, and has a very defined tattoo of the State of Florida on his right calf and tattoos on each arm.  The suspect also appears to be wearing slip-on loafer type shoes. It is believed he lives in the area.  

If you have any information regarding these burglaries and/or know the identity of the unknown suspect, please contact Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

Reference Case Numbers 19-86985, 19-87042, 19-87207, or 19-87275

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North Port PD - Vehicle Burglaries
October 10, 2019

The North Port Police Department is currently investigation several vehicle burglaries that occurred during the early morning hours between 10/03/19 - 10/10/19.  These burglaries occurred in the areas of San Mateo Ave, Sylvania Ave, and Kenvil Ave in North Port.  The pictures below show several unknown suspects committing these burglaries.
 
North Port PD is requesting any information regarding the incidents and/or suspects who committed these crimes.
 
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477),  or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.
 
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7-Eleven Theft and Robbery
July 29, 2019

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft and a robbery which occurred on 07/28/19 during the early morning hours.

At approximately 3:41 a.m. Sunday morning, July 28th, three black males believed to be in their teens or early 20’s, entered the 7-Eleven located at 5745 Clark Road in Sarasota, and committed a Grand Theft of cigarettes.

A short time later, at approximately 5:58 a.m., the same three males committed an Armed Robbery at the 7-Eleven located at 4400 Clark Road. During the incident, one of the suspects threatened an employee and implied he was armed with a weapon. The suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477),  or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.

Reference Case Numbers 19-60635 & 19-60649

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Retail Theft
June 21, 2019

STATUS: SOLVED
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a retail theft that occurred at Wal-Mart, located at 4150 S Tamiami Trail, in Venice.  
 
On 06/16/19, at approximately 3:00 am, the pictured unknown male suspect entered the Venice Wal-Mart and stole six (6) camera security systems.  The suspect was able to remove the security devices from the boxes.  He then concealed the items in a backpack and exited the store bypassing all points of sale.
 
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477),  or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.
 
Reference SSO Case Number 19-49447
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