The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office today released the results of its second operation in three months designed to crack down on retail theft.
“Operation Booster Buster II” focused on the north end of the county, including the retail corridor near Fruitville Road and I-75, North Cattlemen Road at University Parkway and Central Sarasota Parkway at US 41. The operation ran for six days between September 18 and September 26.
The sheriff’s office formed a unique public-private partnership with major local retailers for the first operation in July, which has continued with efforts to enhance theft detection methods and expanded opportunities to collaborate on reducing retail theft.
This operation resulted in 30 arrests with 30 felony charges, 27 misdemeanors and additional charges are pending. The offenders had 179 prior felony charges and 34 prior felony convictions; 189 prior misdemeanor charges and 51 misdemeanor convictions.
Five of the 30 people arrested are locally identified as Prolific Offenders, or repeat criminals well known to Sarasota County law enforcement. Many of the suspects violated probation by committing the retail crime or were in possession of drugs at the time of their arrest.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office worked in conjunction with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office as several stores involved were on the county line.
The following people were arrested in Operation Booster Buster II:
Benjamin Smith, 04/02/87, 5073 Bell Meade Dr., Sarasota
Jeremy Prescott, 06/24/92, 930 N. Beneva Rd., Sarasota
Jadie Hawkins, 03/24/82, 2919 Seasons Blvd., Sarasota
Terri Meyer, 03/16/64, 690 Annie Laurie Ln., Sarasota
Trequille Rodreguez, 05/21/93, 2736 Lemon St., Ft Myers
Jill Bouziane, 09/22/92, 16314 Hidden Horse Wy, Myakka
Summar Gladhill, 08/21/95, 5446 Dorsay St., Sarasota
Taylor Cohen:, 05/17/94, 4808 Palm Air Dr., Sarasota
Vernon Liles 03/10/80, 20 Whisper Sands Dr., Sarasota
Robert Smith, 05/23/86, 2636 Guava St., Sarasota
Melissa Johnston, 09/22/87, 2110 58th Ave Dr W., Bradenton
Elizabeth Rosnack, 07/30/88, 2916 71st Ave E., Sarasota
Nicholas Scialdone, 03/15/90, 2129 Linwood Dr., Sarasota
Steve Staub, 01/08/47, 7801 Bassett Dr., Huber Heights, OH
Darrington Abner, 11/10/73, 1817 8th Ave E., Bradenton
Mario Corona, DOB 4/25/89, 1510 33rd Avenue East, Bradenton
Jonathan Simonell, DOB 10/29/86, 2843 Bay St., Sarasota
Jason Davis, DOB 11/18/92, 3721 Stokes Dr., Sarasota
Brian Frost, DOB 6/29/93, 4912 Las Vegas Dr., Sarasota
Sarah Welch, DOB 11/7/76, 3039 Woodpine Lane, Sarasota
Henry Sutchekzdenek, DOB 4/20/88, LKA Englewood
Thomas Songer, DOB 12/24/89, 354 Patterson Ave., Osprey
Ethan White, DOB 4/7/91, 1126 Lake Point Drive, Lakeland
Stephen Ultsch, DOB 12/1/91, 2080 Pinehurst St., Sarasota
Michael Maggio, DOB 2/8/85, 2129 Cork Oak St., Sarasota
Stacey Griffith, DOB 3/31/82, 1790 Coconut Dr., Venice
Marc Deprossimo, DOB 9/20/77, 1790 Coconut Dr., Venice
Tyler Williams, DOB 3/26/91, 3016 17th Street, Sarasota
Hannah Treiber, DOB 3/16/89, LKA Rotunda West