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10/04/2013

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Sarasota News Leader October 4, 2013 Page 78 SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTS 30 IN SECOND RETAIL THEFT CRACKDOWN The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office this The following people were arrested in week released the results of its second oper- Operation Booster Buster II: ation in three months designed to crack down • Benjamin Smith, 26 of, 5073 Bell Meade on retail theft. Drive, Sarasota. Operation Booster Buster II focused on the • Jeremy Prescott, 21, of 930 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota. north end of the county, including the retail corridor near Fruitville Road and Interstate • Jadie Hawkins, 31, of 2919 Seasons Blvd., Sarasota. 75, North Cattlemen Road at University Parkway and Central Sarasota Parkway at • Terri Meyer, 49, of 690 Annie Laurie Lane, U.S. 41, an Oct. 2 news release says. Sarasota. The Sheriff's Office "formed a unique pub- • Trequille Rodreguez, 20, of 2736 Lemon St., Fort Myers. lic-private partnership with major local retailers for the first operation in July, which • Jill Bouziane, 21, of 16314 Hidden Horse has continued with efforts to enhance theft Way, Myakka. detection methods and expanded opportunities to collaborate on reducing retail theft," • Summar Gladhill, 18, of 5446 Dorsay St., Sarasota. the release points out. This second operation resulted in 30 arrests • Taylor Cohen, 19, of 4808 Palm Air Drive, Sarasota. with 30 felony charges and 27 misdemeanor counts; additional charges are pending. The • Vernon Liles, 33, of 20 Whispering Sands offenders had 179 prior felony charges and 34 Drive, Sarasota. prior felony convictions, along with 189 prior misdemeanor charges and 51 misdemeanor • Robert Smith, 27, of 2636 Guava St., Sarasota. convictions, the release notes. Five of the 30 people arrested have been • Melissa Johnston, 26, of 2110 58th Ave. W., Bradenton. "locally identified as Prolific Offenders, or repeat criminals well known to Sarasota • Elizabeth Rosnack, 25, of 2916 71st Avenue County law enforcement," the release adds. Drive E., Bradenton. "Many of the suspects violated probation by committing the retail crime or were in pos- • Nicholas Scialdone, 23, of 2129 Linwood Drive, Sarasota. session of drugs at the time of their arrest." • Steve Staub, 66, of 7801 Bassett Drive, The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office worked Huber Heights, OH. in conjunction with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, as several stores involved • Darrington Abner, 39, of 1817 Eighth Ave. E., Bradenton. were on the county line, the release says.

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