The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office caught three known offenders as they drove around Venice late last night doing drugs and trying to sell stolen goods.
Shortly after patrol deputies responded to two residential burglaries on Bahama Road where $1,400 worth of fishing rods and reels were stolen, members of the Tactical Unit spotted a vehicle with several fishing rods extending out the window. Deputies contacted the driver, prolific offender Marianne Dolleman, 360 Foxglove Road, who said Steven Scott and Kayla Masek, both of 281 Mount Vernon Drive, paid her to drive them around so Scott could try to sell the stolen items.
During a search of the vehicle deputies also found two drug pipes, a syringe that tested positive for opiates and a bag of Ryobi tools which were later determined to be stolen in a third burglary on Sunset Beach Drive. Deputies also found two bracelets which Scott had stolen from Dolleman’s home earlier in the night.
Dolleman is charged with Dealing in Stolen Property; Masek is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Scott is charged with four counts of Burglary.
Scott was arrested last month during "Operation Booster Buster" for stealing from Beall’s Outlet in Venice, had been arrested in February for failing to appear in court on Grand Theft charges. Altogether the trio has a local history of 35 arrests.