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Two Manatee County Sheriff’s Detectives Resign After Misconduct at Conference

Two buddy cops grab a twelve pack of beer and a little whiskey, while attending a law enforcement conference. It’s about dinner time, they’ve already had one or a bunch, and plan on having a few more over their meal. Now that dinner is overtravis allison and peter brroks resign and the pre-dinner drinks have long been forgotten, it’s time for a whiskey dessert. Turns out, that dessert was a little too strong for officers Travis Allison and Peter Brooks.

Travis Allison’s bar rage.

Travis Allison began his tenure at the apartment August 2010. On August 4th, 2014 around 12:45am,  the local Sheriff’s office was called about a suspicious person at Aqua Grill, off 950 sawgrass Village Dr.…

Sarasota County Bus Driver Arrested in Prostitution Sting While On Duty

In Sarasota, Florida, a public bus driver is picking up a lot more than passengers. 43 year old Rodrigue Macharie was caught in a police sting operation at 9:45 Thursday morning. Macharie was driving the county SCAT vehicle, a transport forlawyer for soliciting a prostitute in sarasota fl special needs passengers, and solicited a young women, who turned out to be an undercover officer, running a prostitution sting operation. Macharie was arrested at U.S 41 and 42nd street, resulting in administrative leave pending investigations.

The pick up.

According to Sgt. Demetri Konstantopoulos, of the Sarasota Police Department, said Macherie showed up in the county vehicle and in his county uniform.…

Audit Reveals Mishandling of Large Amount of Drugs & Evidence

The Sarasota Police Department recently made public an audit which began in August of 2013. The audit revealed the Sarasota Police Department couldn’t account for 2167 drug related pieces of evidence. The report has received a strongsarasota drug charge attorney response from the community, which is understandable considering the amount and volume of drugs and drug related items lost.

Defense attorney Andrea Morgensen believes an error this great sets off alarm bells. The 20 page internal audit investigated the SPD’s property and it’s evidence producers. The audit found the department falls short in eight catagories, three of which are high priority. The fear is that fraud or serious violations may have occurred, namely, the mishandling of a large amount of drugs.…

Sarasota Sheriff’s Office Hosts Gun Buy Back Event

Going through the attic, you notice an old box in the back of the dark space. You reach in and find a few old guns. You don’t have any use for them and you are not really sure what to do with them so you call the local authorities for advice. IfAttorney for gun charges in sarasota florida you were in Sarasota, Florida, you would be pleasantly surprised at the response on the other end of the phone. They were welcoming, provided instructions on where to drop off the weapons, and in fact, they even offered you cash for the weapons. In Sarasota, the Sheriff’s department is taking steps to remove unwanted firearms from the streets, with a gun buyback program.…

To Catch a Predator Sting – Operation Guardian Angel in North Port FL

North Port Police Operation Guardian Angel – The North Port Police department working in conjunction with several other agencies arrested 11 people who were willing to and did travel to have sexual relations with a minor. internet sex crimes and traveling to meet a minor charges in sarasotaThese operations have been heavily supported but a recent investigation by News 10 revealed that some of the tactics previously employed were questionable.

The investigation revealed that many of the persons arrested were minding their own business and specifically looking for adults when they were contacted by law enforcement. The story alleges that law enforcement performs a bait and switch by advertising in adult sites then once they hook the person they switch the bait.…

New Bail Payment Options in Sarasota County

A new bail payment processing procedure effective April 16, 2014 could help Sarasota residents who have been granted bail avoid spending unnecessary time in prison. Under the new policy, bail payments of up to $750 can be made via GovPayNet using credit, debit or prepaid cards. Prior to Wednesday morning, individuals who were granted bail were sometimes forced to spend the night or weekend in jail if the banks were not open and cash was not accessible at the time of their arrest. This was especially true on holidays.

Not only were events like this heartbreaking for inmates who might have wished to spend the holidays at home, but the unnecessary incarceration of inmates who simply couldn’t access bail money due to timing issues was an incredible burden on Sarasota taxpayers as well.…

Florida Voters Will Get to Determine if Marijuana Should be Legal for Medical Purposes

On January 28, 2014 the Florida Supreme Court determined that Florida voters will have the opportunity to determine whether Marijuana should be legal for medicinal purposes.  In its opinion the Court determined that the Medicinal Marijuana in Floridaproposed language of the constitutional amendment was not misleading, therefore allowing Florida citizens to vote on whether marijuana use should be legal for individuals that need it for treatment of their pain.

For the last several years many states have passed legislation that allows their citizens to be prescribed marijuana for medicinal purposes.  This major shift of thinking allows citizens, especially those suffering from horrendous pain, to use marijuana for medicinal purposes.  If sixty percent of the citizens agree that marijuana should be legal, then Florida would be the 21st state to decriminalize its use for medicinal purposes.…

“Bieber Fever” Increases as Details of the Pop Star’s DUI Arrest Continue to Filter In

After suffering some serious PR bumps in the road over the past year, Justin Bieber, the 19 year-old pop singer, hasJustin Bieber Drunk Driving Arrest seemingly just run into a veritable wall of trouble. While initially charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving on an expired license from Georgia, more charges could be pending. According to Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond Martinez, Bieber was booked into a Miami jail after being stopped at 4:10 a.m. and failing  field sobriety tests. Bieber’s arrest report states his face was flushed, his eyes were bloodshot and there was a distinct odor of alcohol on his breath.…

Do’s and Don’ts for the 2014 Gasparilla Pirate Fest & Parade

Due to a number of complaints from local Tampa residents, officials for the annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest have changed some of the rules regarding what is allowed—and what isn’t. Being unaware of these rules will not gasparilla 2014 pirate festallow you to avoid a ticket, so read the following and take it to heart before going out on January 25th, to enjoy the myriad of exciting events at the Gasparilla Pirate Fest.

Resist the urge to engage in any of the following behaviors during the Gasparilla Festival, Invasion, Brunch or Parade in order to avoid marring your day and possibly having to deal with a ticket or even an arrest:

  1. If you are under 21, you know it is illegal for you to drink alcoholic beverages.

Your Guide to Partying Safely at the 2014 Gasparilla Pirate Fest

It’s time to party hearty at the upcoming annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest, and Tampa residents are gearing up for the excitement. The festivities take place on January 25th, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m. when the Gasparilla FL: Buccaneers 2012 GasparillaPirate Fest Street Festival welcomes visitors and ending as the last weary pirate gives up the ghost around 10:00 p.m. The activities throughout the day include the exciting Parade of Pirates beginning at 2:00 p.m., the Gasparilla Invasion Brunch, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and the Gasparilla Invasion, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Well over 300,000 people in the Tampa area attend this exhilarating, annual event, and while good times are had by all, it is prudent to pay attention to some simple rules regarding underage drinking, public intoxication and open containers.…

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