Detectives Seek Information Related to Fire Station Vandalism

NEWS RELEASE 17-210 - SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
Shattered Glass

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information in connection with two acts of vandalism that occurred at a Sarasota County Fire Department station in Sarasota.

Deputies were first called to Station 14 located at 8821 S. Tamiami Trail, on August 3, for reports of a shattered window on the south side of the building. A similar incident occurred on August 31, resulting in a shattered window above the main entry door. On both occasions, deputies located small marbles and stones that may have been thrown using a slingshot. Both windows are hurricane resistant, resulting in damage estimated at more than $4,000.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding these acts of vandalism to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4900 or to submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers of Sarasota by calling 941.366.TIPS, or online at