AUTHORITIES STILL LOOKING FOR YMCA ATTACKER

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR THE MAN WHO TRIED TO ABDUCT A 16 YEAR OLD GIRL AT THE VENICE YMCA WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  DEPUTIES SAY THE GIRL HAD JUST CLOCKED OUT OF THE DAYCARE AREA AND WAS WALKING THROUGH THE PARKING LOT TO MEET HER MOTHER AT THE CHURCH NEXT DOOR.  AS SHE ENTERED […]

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WILLIAMS IN MORE HOT WATER

VENICE POLICE CHIEF JULIE WILLIAMS IS IN HOT WATER AGAIN, THIS TIME FOR REPORTEDLY HIRING A MICHIGAN-BASED LAW ENFORCEMENT TESTING COMPANY FOR CONTRACT WORK IN VENICE WHILE SERVING AS A CONSULTANT TO THE FIRM.  ACCORDING TO THE HERALD-TRIBUNE, WILLIAMS AGREEMENT WITH EMPCO MAY VIOLATE BOTH STATE AND CITY CONFLICT-OF-INTEREST LAWS.  THE REPORT SAYS BOTH CURRENT […]

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ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING AT THE VENICE YMCA

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A YOUNG GIRL SCREAMED AS A MAN TRIED TO KIDNAP HER IN VENICE LAST NIGHT.  DEPUTIES SAY THE INCIDENT OCCURRED JUST BEFORE 8PM IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE VENICE YMCA AT 701 CENTER ROAD.  THE GIRL TOLD AUTHORITIES THE UNKNOWN WHITE MALE APPROACHED HER FROM BEHIND AND GRABBED HER WHILE […]

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MAN ACCUSED OF MOLESTING TEEN GIRL

A SARASOTA MAN WAS ARRESTED TUESDAY NIGHT AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF MOLESTING A TEEN.  DEPUTIES SAY THE FOURTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL TOLD OFFICIALS AT HER SCHOOL THAT SHE HAD BEEN TOUCHED INAPPROPRIATELY BY 60 YEAR OLD KENNETH CANTON ON AT LEAST FIVE OCCASIONS IN THE PAST YEAR, THE MOST RECENT BEING EARLIER THIS MONTH.  THE […]

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SCHOOL BUS HITS BICYCLE

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO A CRASH INVOLVING A SCHOOL BUS AND A BICYCLE IN VENICE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.  THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT CENTER ROAD AND US 41 JUST AFTER 3:30PM.  THE BUS WAS TRANSPORTING STUDENTS FROM AMI KIDS OF SARASOTA COUNTY, FORMERLY GULF COAST MARINE INSTITUTE SOUTH.  DEPUTIES SAY NONE OF THE STUDENTS ON THE […]

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