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Woman charged with killing husband

Sarasota, Florida -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a woman in connection with the death of her husband in the driveway of their home on March 17.

Deputies say just after midnight, the couple's son called 911 asking an ambulance for his father who was lying in the driveway and not breathing. When deputies got there, they found 48-year-old Christopher Williams dead.

Police arrest man in possession of drugs and $6,000

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota Police have arrested a man in possession of various drugs, weapons and money. 

Detectives arrested Dove Giles on Tuesday, May 28. Detectives seized over 52 grams of rock cocaine, 3.8 grams of marijuana, a handgun, ammunition, drug paraphernalia and over $6,000. 

Giles is a convicted felony with a history of narcotics arrests. He is charged with armed trafficking in cocaine. 

Arrests in North Port Road rage incident

Arrests in North Port Road rage incident

Sarasota, Florida -- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men for their roles in a road rage incident Tuesday afternoon in North Port.

Help crack down on crimes of opportunity

Help crack down on crimes of opportunity

Sarasota County, Florida -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is reminding residents to help crack down on vehicle burglaries - a crime of opportunity that can be stopped in a few simple steps.

It takes less than a minute for a thief to break your car window and snatch a purse or valuable electronics that are left in plain view. It takes even less time to reach into a vehicle that's left unlocked and steal the cash in your console or other belongings.

The top five common sense tips to prevent vehicle burglaries are:

Shots fired in Sarasota, none injured

Sarasota, Florida -- The Sarasota Police Department is investigating gunshots in the area of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Goodrich Ave on Wednesday evening. 

On May 22, around 6:15 p.m. officers were called to the area by a citizen, when gunfire was heard and several rounds were shot into a nearby home. Detectives were called to the scene to investigate but no victims were located. Detectives were told from witnesses that a group of people were on the corner when a red Dodge vehicle drove up.  

18-year-old arrested for sharing child porn

Englewood, Florida -- An 18-year-old Englewood teen faces numerous child porn charges after detectives found out he was sharing pornographic images to others.

Detectives say they learned a computer user in Sarasota County was downloading and sharing child pornography on the Internet using peer-to-peer software from a specific IP address. 

After viewing an extensive list of files available from that address, detectives determined many of the titles suggested content including sexual abuse of sexual exploitation of children.

Enhanced traffic patrols designed to keep roadways safe

Enhanced traffic patrols designed to keep roadways safe

Sarasota County, Florida -- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office will use enhanced traffic enforcement over the next few weekends to keep streets safe and take impaired drivers off the road.

Deputies will use “saturation patrols” this weekend and over the Memorial Day holiday weekend to look for traffic offenses, motorists driving without a license, those with warrants and drunk drivers.