Sarasota police are trying to identify a woman who entered a WalMart store on July 3, 2017, and July 22, 201, and stole multiple cases of beer. At about 6:40 p.m. on July 3, 2017, and at 9 p.m. on July 22, 2017, the woman is seen on camera entering WalMart at 3500 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, and stealing the beer. On July 22, 2017, an employee followed the woman out of the store and saw her get into a black, older model Dodge Charger with two black males. On July 3, 2017, the woman had blue hair and on July 22, 2017, the woman had black hair. Anyone with any information can contact Officer Kevin Cavallaro at Kevin.Cavallaro@SarasotaFL.gov
The Florida Department of Corrections says it has received ‘credible intelligence’ that inmates are planning disturbances this weekend to coincide with a prisoners’ rights march in Washington. And so, they are canceling all visitation.
During Wednesday's plea hearing in Miami, ISIS sympathizer James Gonzalo Medina seemed reluctant to accept responsibility for his planned bombing of an Aventura synagogue, suggesting he was ‘manipulated’ by a federal confidential informant and an FBI undercover employee.
Dashcam shows the moment a speeding sheriff’s deputy plowed into a Smart Car at 104 mph on a Florida highway. Palm Beach County Deputy Brandon Hegele slammed into the back of 60-year-old Harry Deshommes in May 2016, 2017. Deshommes suffered traumatic brain injury, a broken left arm, back, ribs and pelvis and had to have his spleen removed. Hegele’s trial on a charge of reckless driving is scheduled to start on Aug. 28. This is the sixth on-duty collision the officer has been involved in.
Philadelphia police released a video of an unknown male wearing a mask, holding a gun and fatally shooting a man on March 19, 2017. Police say the suspect fired numerous shots at one of two men walking on Roberts, striking him several times. The offender fled north on Green Street in a silver mini-van. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he died a short time later.
Formal charges have been filed against Nancy Ambrose, who police say collected donations while claiming to be president of the North American Butterfly Association Manasota Chapter even after it was dissolved and used the money for expenses other than the garden. The State Attorney’s Office has declined to file one of the fraud charges she was facing, however.
A video released last week shows a Crestline, Ohio elementary teacher and a teacher's aide dragging a 7-year-old autistic boy through a school hallway. The incident happened on May 8, 2017, but the video was made public last week. The duo, who has been on administrative leave since the incident, will not face criminal charges.