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05/17/2013

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CRIME BLOTTER Ron Johnson, Tyler Radkey and Shawn Whitfield were linked to at least 32 crimes in Operation Red Flag, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. Contributed image 53 ARRESTED IN OPERATION RED FLAG IN NORTH SARASOTA COUNTY The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office on May areas to the west, where a number of burglar15 announced the results of Operation Red ies were occurring," the office reported. Flag, a crime reduction initiative designed to enhance the safety of local residents. Using Intelligence to Action (I2A), the agency's intelligence-led policing model, "deputies developed a proactive plan to deter crime in north Sarasota County, particularly near The operation included the arrest of three teenagers, who upon further investigation, were ultimately connected to at least 28 vehicle burglaries, two auto thefts and two cases involving the fraudulent use of a credit card, the report adds. 17th Street and Lockwood Ridge Road north Those men are Ron Johnson, 17; Tyler Radkey, 19; to University Parkway and unincorporated and Shawn Whitfield, 19, according to the report.

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