SIX ARRESTED AFTER STING AT BEACH

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED SIX PEOPLE TUESDAY FOR A VARIETY OF INDECENT EXPOSURE RELATED CRIMES AT CASPERSEN BEACH IN VENICE.  DEPUTIES SAY THEY HAD RECEIVED NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ABOUT SEXUAL ACTIVITY AT THE BEACH, SO THEY SET UP A STING OPERATION NEAR THE PICNIC TABLES AND ALONG THE EASTERN TRAILS NEAR THE WATERWAY.  DEPUTIES SAY THE […]

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MAN BUSTED FOR BURGLARIZING THREE BUSINESSES

A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN IS BEHIND BARS AFTER ALLEGEDLY BURGLARIZING THREE BUSINESSES THERE.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 30 YEAR OLD WILLIAM CROW JR. SMASHED IN THE FRONT DOOR OF PAWS ‘R’ US ON TAMIAMI TRAIL AND TOOK $300 DOLLARS CASH, A GUN HOLSTER, AND A LAPTOP.  AUTHORITIES WERE ABLE TO LIFT BLOOD FROM THE BROKEN […]

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WOMAN CRASHED INTO TWO FHP CRUISERS

AN ELDERLY SARASOTA WOMAN WAS SIGHTED FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER CRASHING INTO A FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL CRUISER WHICH BANGED INTO ANOTHER.  TROOPERS SAY THE TWO CRUISERS WERE PROTECTING A VEHICLE THAT WAS BLOCKING THE OUTSIDE RIGHT LANE OF BENEVA ROAD FROM A PREVIOUS CRASH WHEN 79 YEAR OLD MARTHA HOWE APPROACHED IN HER TOYOTA HIGHLANDER JUST […]

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MAN MUGGED WHILE CROSSING STREET

A MAN TRYING TO CROSS A SARASOTA STREET WAS REPORTEDLY MUGGED FRIDAY NIGHT.  SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 52 YEAR OLD WILLIAM THOMPSON WAS CROSSING STICKNEY POINT ROAD FROM RICHARD PLACE JUST AFTER 8:30PM WHEN HE WAS HIT FROM BEHIND BY A HARD OBJECT.  ONE OF THE MEN THEN WENT INTO THOMPSON’S POCKETS AND TOOK HIS […]

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COMMISSIONERS VOTE TO CONTINUE PURSING SPRINGS

NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSIONERS VOTED 4-1 FRIDAY TO CONTINUE TO PURSUE THE PURCHASE OF WARM MINERAL SPRINGS WITH SARASOTA COUNTY.  AN EMERGENCY MEETING WAS CALLED BY NEWLY ELECTED COMMISSIONER LINDA YATES, WHO FEELS THE CITY NEEDS TO STAY OUT OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR WHEN IT COMES TO PURCHASES SUCH AS THIS.  THE MEETING LASTED OVER […]

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