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4/20/2015 - Stabbing
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The pictured vehicle is believed to have followed a victim home from the Wells Fargo at 1199 N Beneva Road, Sarasota.  The suspect then attacked and stabbed the victim when they arrived at their residence.

The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be an early to mid-nineties 4-door Mercedes Benz. The suspect is described as a white male in his twenties with short dark hair.


If anyone recognizes the vehicle or it is located gather all information on occupants and contact Crime Stoppers.

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4/3/2015 - Stolen Vehicle Tags
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A total of 14 license plates were stolen in the Osprey area during the evening hours on Friday to the morning hours on Sunday.  Out of the 14 plates, 11 of them were from out of the state and three were from Florida. Ten plates, including the 6 from Bentley’s hotel parking lot, were stolen between 1730 hours on Friday and 0850 hours on Saturday, and four plates were stolen between 1630hrs on Saturday and 0900hrs on Sunday.   License plates were taken off of various makes and models of vehicles.


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3/29/2015 - ANIMAL CRUELTY
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On 03/29/15 between 0200 hrs and 1100 hrs, "Sammy," the above pictured 8 month old hound mix got loose from her fenced in back yard at 3649 Parkins Ter, NP. She was located at the end of her street and her owner saw that she was injured.

The Emergency Animal Hospital in Port Charlotte learned that Sammy was shot with a bb/pellet gun. She went through 3 hours of surgery with 3 doctors working on her.

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On 02/01/15 at about 4:00 PM , the b/f and two b/m subjects 9pictured) filled three large Dillards bags with merchandise at the Sports Authority (18219 Tamiami Trl) and left without paying.

They then put the merchandise in a silver Dodge Journey and went to the Ulta store (next door). The same three suspects stole an unknown amount of perfume and cologne. The suspects then ran from the store and got into the vehicle and went north on US 41.

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On 01/25/15 at around 8:00 pm, a customer observed the above female stuffing iPhone chargers down her shirt at Circle K (13280 Tamiami Trl in North  Port). The subject left in a green Dodge Ram extended cab pickup. I you can Identify this person, or know something about this crime, please "give a tip"

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1/15/2015 - Grand Theft
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On January 15, 2015 just before 6:00 PM at the University Town Center Mall (Saks Fifth) Two black females entered the store through the front doors and stole 3 hand bags that were on a table near the main entrance. They drove off in a white colored SUV. Both suspects were approximately 5’8” 150-180 pounds. One had blonde wig and the other wore a headscarf.

If you know these two or have any information regarding this crime, please "Give a tip"

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12/30/2014 - Strong Arm Robbery
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Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who is a suspect in a strong arm robbery that occurred on December 30, 2014 at Walgreens, 1947 Fruitville Road, Sarasota.

The clerk told officers the suspect didn’t say anything but when she was giving change to a customer, the suspect reached across the counter into an open cash drawer.  The clerk reacted by pushing the suspect away and there was a short struggle before the suspect ran out the door.  The suspect may have taken an undisclosed amount of cash and had a soda in his hand.  The clerk was shaken up but had no injuries.

The suspect is described as a white male, medium build, light short hair, last seen wearing gray cargo shorts, white or gray t-shirt, black sneakers, white socks, black baseball hat with writing on the front.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 941-366-TIPS (8477) or online at

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12/26/2014 - ROBBERY
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Om 12-26-14 at approximately 2045 hours the Sheriff`s Office responded to Sky King Fireworks at 4034 N Washington Blvd.  Three young black males entered the store wearing masks and armed with handguns demanding money.  One suspect was handed the cash drawer and all three fled the area southbound through the parking lot.

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12/21/2014 - Homicide
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The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a Shooting incident that occurred within a local business called Kay`s Lounge, located at 4034 South Washington Boulevard, Sarasota. 

  The incident occurred on December 21, 2014 shortly before 1:30 am. Upon the arrival of Deputies, three males were discovered within the business suffering from gunshot wounds. These victims were airlifted to a local trauma hospital. It was later determined that one female victim had driven to Sarasota Memorial Hospital seeking treatment for injuries related to a gunshot wound sustained during the incident at Kay`s Lounge.

Subsequently, two of the male victims: Todd L Thompson of Bradenton, FL and Vincent E Dipina of Sarasota, FL succumbed to their injuries. The incident is now being investigated as a homicide.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 366-TIPS (8477). Report online at: or send an anonymous text message to: C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) keyword TIP109.

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On 12/13/14 around 17:58 hrs., the unknown male pictured above found a wallet in the bathroom at Walgreens located at 1009 N Sumter Blvd, NP. The subject used the victim’s credit card once at Red box inside Wal-Mart and twice inside Wal-Mart itself for a total of $650.87.

The subject is described as a Hispanic male approximately twenty years of age wearing a grey long sleeve shirt, black shorts and black tennis shoes.

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12/3/2014 - RETAIL THEFT – ULTA
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On 12/03/14 between 1815 hrs. and 1830 hrs., the subjects pictured above stole $1,400.00 worth of perfume from Ulta located at 18395 Tamiami Trl, NP. Video surveillance indicates that they worked together by texting back and forth. The store manager discovered items missing while doing inventory.

The manager was advised by Loss Prevention that the same couple have stolen from another Ulta location recently. If you have any information please contact Crime Stoppers.

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