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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
ICYMI: Burglar Caught Sleeping on the Job

ICYMI: Burglar Caught Sleeping on the Job

Deputies snapped his picture sleeping next to a bag full of stolen jewelry.
3 'Johns' Arrested in Prostitution Sting

3 'Johns' Arrested in Prostitution Sting

The Sarasota Police Department recently cracked down on prostitution along the Tamiami Trail.
50 Dead Cats, Gun at School, Remembering 9/11

50 Dead Cats, Gun at School, Remembering 9/11

Teens help couple living in car, Duke to issue credits, moldy Capri Sun and other stories from Florida Patch.
Burglar Caught Sleeping on the Job

Burglar Caught Sleeping on the Job

Deputies snapped his picture sleeping next to a bag full of stolen jewelry.
Grandma Battered for Refusing to Pay $20 for Drugs, Cops Say

Grandma Battered for Refusing to Pay $20 for Drugs, Cops Say

A Sarasota man is behind bars following the incident.
Swimmer Swept Up in Intracoastal Waterway Identified

Swimmer Swept Up in Intracoastal Waterway Identified

He was trying to retrieve a child’s toy boat.
Male Nurse Accused of Exposing Himself to Patient

Male Nurse Accused of Exposing Himself to Patient

Sarasota County deputies say the Bradenton man is under investigation for three other similar incidents.
Man Drowns Trying to Get a Child's Toy Boat

Man Drowns Trying to Get a Child's Toy Boat

The 67-year-old was overpowered by the current in the Intracoastal Waterway.
Bad Driver Busted with 22 Pounds of Cocaine

Bad Driver Busted with 22 Pounds of Cocaine

A routine traffic stop turned into a felony trafficking arrest Thursday.
Labor Day Weekend DUI Wolfpack Announced

Labor Day Weekend DUI Wolfpack Announced

Troopers will be out in force in Sarasota, Manatee and Highlands counties.
Man Arrested for Beating, Killing In-Laws' Dachshund

Man Arrested for Beating, Killing In-Laws' Dachshund

A review of home security footage showed the Sarasota County man kicking and beating the dog.
Update: 2 Northbound I-75 Lanes Now Open

Update: 2 Northbound I-75 Lanes Now Open

A crash involving a fuel tanker forced the closing.
WATCH: Deputy Shows How Hot Cars Can Get

WATCH: Deputy Shows How Hot Cars Can Get

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office wants to make people aware of how hot it gets inside parked vehicles.
School Psychologist Charged in Molestation Case

School Psychologist Charged in Molestation Case

The North Port High School employee is being held on $100,000 bond.
WATCH: Boat Thieves Caught in the Act

WATCH: Boat Thieves Caught in the Act

Two men were caught on film hooking up a boat to a trailer and driving away.
Trayvon Martin's Parents Offer Support to Brown Family

Trayvon Martin's Parents Offer Support to Brown Family

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin have both sent their own messages to the family of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
Update: Pedestrian Killed in Sarasota Crash

Update: Pedestrian Killed in Sarasota Crash

The motorist has been cited with careless driving.
'No Warnings, No Excuses': Sarasota Cops to Impaired Drivers

'No Warnings, No Excuses': Sarasota Cops to Impaired Drivers

Local law enforcement will be out in force through Labor Day weekend.
Engine Troubles Prompted Plane's Beach Landing Tuesday

Engine Troubles Prompted Plane's Beach Landing Tuesday

The Pitts S-2B aircraft had just taken off from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport when the trouble began.
Plane Crashes on Siesta Key

Plane Crashes on Siesta Key

Only minor injuries have been reported.