Friday, October 19, 2012

Update on Attempted Lake Sarasota Burglary


Man arrested in Sarasota home burglary
Published: October 18, 2012


Yuller Martinez

A Hialeah man has been arrested and a second man is being sought after a woman reported her home was broken into this morning, Sarasota County deputies said.

Yuller Martinez, 21, has been charged with being a principle to burglary of an occupied dwelling, deputies said.

According to an affidavit, Amber Neese, 30, called deputies to report someone had broken into her home in the 7100 block of Lago Way about 10:45 a.m. She told the 911 operator she had seen a man ringing the doorbell, and then called her father, who told her no one was expected at the house. She then saw the man looking through the front window, then heard glass breaking from the living room.

Neese ran to the bedroom and pushed a dresser in front of the door, the affidavit said. She later heard noises that sounded like someone trying to enter through a rear sliding glass door.

A deputy arrived at the home and saw a Ford Explorer in the driveway. The deputy then heard banging coming from the rear of the home. The deputy spoke with Martinez, who was in the Ford. Martinez told the deputy he was handing out fliers in the neighborhood and had seen no one, the affidavit said.

Deputies searched the area around the home and found a French door on the side of the home was smashed, but the door couldn't be unlocked. The rear sliding glass door had been removed. There was also a large hole in the fence where someone apparently had fled the backyard.

Deputies ran a check on the Ford and found out it had been rented. The person who rented it said her husband, who is not Martinez, left with the car early today from Hialeah and was supposed to be in Orlando handing out fliers. A backpack with fliers was found in the vehicle.

The renter said she didn't know Martinez or where her husband was. A background check discovered the renter's husband has a criminal history which includes burglary.

The investigation is continuing. Via TBO.com.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mowing, Early Voting, Red Tide, Rev3, more

Greetings!

Welcome to the new Sarasota County Community Connections. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, or just let us know how you like the new look, at communityconnections@scgov.net. 
Mowing schedule for Oct. 11-20
Here is the schedule for Sarasota County's roadside mowing and median maintenance program for Oct. 11-20, subject to weather conditions.
Red tide monitoring continues
There currently are no reports of fish kills on Sarasota County beaches, but staff from Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, lifeguards and the Health Department continue to monitor beaches for signs of red tide following cleanup efforts earlier this month.  
Early voting starts for Nov. 6 election
Vote early for the Nov. 6 General Election from Saturday, Oct. 27, through Saturday, Nov. 3.    
County launches Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan wiki 
Sarasota County wants your input and comments on the draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The wiki will be open for review and comment until Dec. 31. 
SCAT Routes 7 and 8 detoured on Orange Avenue 
Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) bus riders will have detours during October on SCAT Routes 7 and 8 in the area of Orange Avenue in Sarasota due to drainage project construction.
Venice community cleans up Oct. 27
Sarasota County will hold its annual free community cleanup in the Venice area from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Dumpsters will be provided by Waste Management and will be available at three locations for refuse from residents.
Rev3 coming to south county
Would you like to be on national television? Invite your neighbors, friends and family to gather along the Florida HalfRev Triathlon race course on Sunday, Oct. 28, in Venice, Englewood, North Port and Charlotte County. More than 600 athletes will compete for a top spot in Revolution3's end-of-season finale that includes a first prize of $7,000 - one of the largest prize purses in the triathlon sport.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Fire Prevention Open House, Red Tide, Mowing, more...




Greetings!


Welcome to the new Sarasota County Community Connections.
We've changed our look to make things easier for you to find. Please take a look around, then share this with your family, friends and neighbors. Contact us if you have questions, ideas for articles, or feedback on the system, or just let us know how you like the new look, at communityconnections@scgov.net. 

Fire Prevention Open House is hot!
SATURDAY: Bring the entire family to the Sarasota County Fire Department's annual Open House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Fire demonstrations, clowns, face painting, games and fire trucks. It all takes place at Fire Station 5, 400 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota. 

Osprey-Vamo cleanup set for Oct. 6
SATURDAY: Sarasota County will hold its annual free community cleanup in the Osprey and Vamo area from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Dumpsters will be provided by Waste Management and will be available at three locations for refuse from residents.

Mowing schedule for Oct. 1-13
Here is the schedule for Sarasota County's roadside mowing and median maintenance program for Oct. 1-13, subject to weather conditions.

Red tide moving offshore
Sarasota County is scheduling cleanups for Blind Pass Beach and Manasota Beach after fish began washing up on shore on Wednesday. County health officials suspect a red tide bloom in the gulf off of Charlotte County is the cause.

Hope for Homeowners seminar Oct. 9
If you think you may be in danger of losing your home, don't ignore the problem. Join the community conversation about the housing crisis at Selby Library from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 9.

Libraries closing Oct. 8 for training
All Sarasota County libraries will be closed Monday, Oct. 8, while employees participate in training. Access to outside book returns will not be affected by the closure; and borrowed items may be returned. 

BMX rolls in again Oct. 12-15 
BMX racers ages 2-5 from around the world will compete for a world title at the 2012 Strider World Championships.

Mobile health services in October
The Health Department's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff will provide free and low-cost health services at 13 sites around the county during October.

Time to get your thumb green again
Sarasota County Master Gardeners holds their 8th Annual Plant Sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Bee Ridge Park, 4430 Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. In case of rain, the event will move to Oct. 14. Admission is free.

County launches Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan wiki 
Sarasota County wants your input and comments on the draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The wiki will be open for review and comment starting Monday, Oct.1. It will close Dec. 31. 

Voter registration hours extended
Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections offices will remain open until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, which is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 General Election. Staff will accept new voter registrations, address and name changes and signature updates.
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