Attempt to Locate

NEWS RELEASE 17-218 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
Pineiro-Melendez    Stolen vehicle

Angel L. Pineiro-Melendez may be driving a 2005 Dodge Dakota truck bearing Florida tag Y88UWD.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help to locate convicted felon Angel L. Pineiro-Melendez, DOB 02/06/91, wanted for Battery and Grand Theft Auto. 

Deputies were first alerted to Pineiro-Melendez’ crimes early Friday morning at approximately 1:15 a.m. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5’7” tall and 170 pounds, with brown eyes, a shaved head and brown beard. Pineiro-Melendez’ last known address is 4669 Donovan Street in Orlando. The stolen vehicle he may be driving is a 2005 Dodge Dakota truck bearing Florida tag Y88UWD. 

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Section at 941.861.4915. If you come into contact with Pineiro-Melendez, call 911 immediately. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers of Sarasota by calling 941.366.TIPS or online at

Pineiro-Melendez was released from the Orange County Jail on August 28 after being arrested for Kidnapping and Aggravated Battery. His prior arrests include more than a dozen felony charges and a conviction in 2008, for Robbery. He was sentenced to seven years in prison and released in 2014.