A 28-year-old man started an altercation in an ambulance that ended in the Sarasota County Jail early this morning.
Emergency medical technicians responded to a call from Erich Zimmer, a resident of the 4800 block of Old Bradenton Road, who said he was thinking about hurting himself. Paramedics called Sarasota Police when Zimmer jumped from an ambulance and barricaded himself in an apartment.
Officers tried to negotiate with Zimmer, who then called 911 and said he would use a knife on law enforcement if they attempted to enter. The Sarasota Police Department SWAT Team entered to assure he, and his roommate, were unharmed.
Zimmer was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer for fighting an officer taking him into custody.
Currently 0 Responses
13 Fifth Annual CYD Gingerbread Festival
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
13 CYD Gingerbread Festival
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
14 Free Spirograph Art Event For The Kids
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
14 Green Tara Empowerment
14 Cat Depot: Leashwalking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
14 "Rainforest Friends: The Rainforest from A to Z"
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
17 Financing Our Foodshed with Carol Peppe Hewitt
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
18 8th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Sarasota Chapter #115 of Ikebana International held its annual holiday luncheon demonstration Dec. 2.
Frosty the sandman
Beachgoers maintained the holiday spirit while basking the sun at Siesta Beach this weekend.
The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations held its annual holiday party Monday, at the Sarasota Botanical Garden.