Fraudulent Use of Credit Card
August 15, 2018
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a fraudulent use of credit card case that occurred on 08/09/18. The pictured unknown suspect attempted to use the victim's stolen credit card at Walgreens, located at 1490 US 41 Bypass S, in Venice. The suspect attempted to purchase a prepaid Visa gift card for $250. The charge was declined.
If you have any information on the pictured suspect, please contact Crimestoppers of Sarasota by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.
Reference Case Number 18-65399
Fraudulent use of Credit Card
June 28, 2018
The victim believes he left his wallet on top of his vehicle while pumping gas at Shell North located at 13280 Tamiami Trl, North Port. The card was utilized twice at Shell North, and again at the ATM inside Marathon located at 13501 Tamiami Trl on 05/27/18. The unknown subject above was driving a dark gray vehicle, possibly a Volkswagon Passat or Jetta, wth a sunroof and spoiler.
If you have any information on the unknown pictured subject or vehicles, please contact Crimestoppers of Sarasota by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.
Ref NPPD 2018-05-1336
Counterfeit Checks at Publix
June 28, 2018
The unknown female subjects above are part of a ring that are uttering counterfeit checks at supermarkets. The photos above are from Publix located at 1251 S Toledo Blade Blvd, North Port. The victim’s checks are all accounted for, but the account information (checking account number and bank routing number) was on a check for a different bank in the amount of $486.95.
If you have any information on the subjects, please contact Crimestoppers of Sarasota by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.
Reference NPPD case number 2018-05-0007
Fraud- Attempt to IdentifyBetween February and March of 2018, the pictured suspects have withdrawn over $11,000 from a victim's bank account at Bank of America at 1237 Stickney Point Rd.
May 10, 2018
If you have any information on the subjects, please contact Crimestoppers of Sarasota by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com
Armed Robbery Five Guys
May 05, 2018
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an Armed Robbery that occurred on 5/3/18 in Sarasota.
Deputies first responded to the Five Guys restaurant at 5354 Fruitville Road at 11:08 p.m. According to store employees, three black males entered the business wearing masks and carrying guns. The suspects took money from the safe as well as cell phones and wallets from employees. A witness in the parking lot reported they may have been travelling in a black Nissan Altima. The suspects are all described as being between 5’9” and 5’11” tall with medium builds. They were wearing dark clothing, masks and gloves.
If you have any information on the subjects or vehicle, please contact Crimestoppers of Sarasota by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com
Armed Robbery Longboat Key
April 10, 2018
On 04/10/2018 at approximately 10:24 P.M. a husband and wife were the victim's of an Armed Robbery/Attempted Carjacking while in the parking lot of their condominium/residence located in the 2200 blk of Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL. The suspect vehicle driven by 27 YOA Latarious Harvey pulled in behind the victim’s vehicle, Harvey remained in the suspect vehicle while two B/M suspects exited and proceeded to rob the victim’s at gun point. Longboat Key Police Detectives are seeking the identity of this person in reference to the Armed Robbery Investigation. If you have information please contact Crimestoppers of Sarasota by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com
FPH Fatal Traffic Crash
March 01, 2018
Sarasota, Fla – On February 10, 2017 at 10:42 pm, the Florida Highway Patrol investigated a four vehicle crash on State Road 610 east of Lockwood Ridge Road. Katarina Huffman, a 20-year-old female, was driving a 2005 Ford Mustang eastbound on University Parkway in the inside lane. A 2015 Nissan Altima, driven by Patrick Wiese, a 56-year-old male was traveling westbound on University Parkway in the center lane. A 2015 Honda, driven by Ariana Padron, a 20-year-old female, was traveling westbound on University Parkway in the center lane behind the Nissan Altima. A 2017 Freightliner truck, driven by Pedro Emilio Cardoza-Gome a 42-year-old male, was traveling westbound on University Parkway in the outside lane.
The on-scene investigation revealed the 2005 Ford Mustang crossed the grass median, for reasons that remain under investigation and entered the westbound lanes. As a result, a traffic crash occurred between the Ford Mustang and the three other vehicles involved. Katarina Huffman was pronounced deceased on scene.
In February 2018, a new witness contacted the Florida Highway Patrol advising that an unknown vehicle, described as a black or grey Nissan Altima or possibly a Honda two-door veered toward the Ford Mustang as it traveled eastbound on University Parkway. In doing so, the front left of this unknown vehicle struck the right front of the Ford Mustang causing the Ford Mustang to cross the median and travel into the westbound lanes. The unknown vehicle was additionally described as having a black bumper sticker with white writing on the bottom right bumper. The unknown vehicle fled the scene after making the initial contact with the Ford Mustang.
If anyone has any information regarding the unknown vehicle or any information regarding this traffic crash, please contact Crimestoppers at 941-366-TIPS.
North Port PD Homicide
January 12, 2018
On 1/10/18 at 1:30am, two black males wearing masks entered the home at the 8100 block of Porto Chico Avenue in North Port Florida. As a result 19-year-old Trent Bartol-Thomas was shot and killed. The suspects were seen leaving in a light colored vehicle.
If you have any information on the subjects or vehicle, please contact
Crimestoppers of Sarasota by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com
December 21, 2017
On 12/21/17 at 0330 hrs, the two listed suspects smashed a window to the Roll your own Tobacco located at 5761 Beneva Rd.
Video surveillance captured the two unknown male suspects wearing gloves, ski masks, and hoodies. They were carrying a suitcase and backpack. These suspects stole several e-cigarette products.
The one suspect is wearing a shirt with the words "If it aint't XO then it gotta go" in a circular pattern on the back.
If you are able to identify the two suspects, you are asked to contact Crimestoppers of Sarasota by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com
Robbery by sudden snatching at UTC mall
December 14, 2017
On 12/14/17 at 1100 hrs, the suspect entered Kay’s Jewelers located at the UTC mall in Sarasota. Upon contact with the sales associate, the suspect requested to see two diamond engagement rings. While holding two of the rings, he asked to see a third. At that time, the suspect snatched the ring out of the associate’s hand and fled the mall.
The suspect is described as a 45-55 yr old Hispanic male, 6’0” 225 lbs. He was wearing a blue/white plaid shirt, dark pants, and black shoes. The suspect left in a 2000’s silver Chevy compact car with black rims.
If you recognize this suspect, you are asked to contact Crimestoppers of Sarasota by calling 941-366-TIPS or online at www.SarasotaCrimestoppers.com