The Venice Police Department reported the following arrests:
NORTH PORT — A 15-year-old who girl told police she was sexually assaulted by a stranger now faces criminal charges for filing a false report — one for the reported sexual attack, and another for a report of another battery this week.
SARASOTA — A Sarasota man who had been a church bishop is facing charges of sexual battery on a child under the age of 12 that allegedly took place in 1990.
A Sarasota woman was arrested Tuesday on a felony count of exploitation of the elderly, accused of having stolen more than $1.1 million from a Nokomis woman for whom she was a caregiver.
ENGLEWOOD — Olivia Van Buren watched as a man on a motorcycle weaved in and out of traffic on Tuesday afternoon before suddenly hitting the mirror of another driver’s car.
TALLAHASSEE — As of Jan. 1, motorists in Florida can be stopped and cited for texting and driving while holding a wireless device in a designated school crossing, school zone or active work zone.
January is “Move Over” month, and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is urging all motorists to move over for emergency and service vehicles stopped along the roadway.
NORTH PORT — Robert Junior McKenzie, the man accused of raping a 72-year-old homeless woman in a public gazebo in North Port three weeks ago, has been arrested in West Virginia, authorities said Monday.