Three individuals sought as detectives try to determine how State Street parking garage equipment sustained $18,000 in damage

Sarasota Police Department seeking the public’s help

This photo taken at the State Street parking garage shows two individuals and a dog. Image courtesy Sarasota Police Department

Detectives with the Sarasota Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three individuals who were seen inside the City of Sarasota’s State Street parking garage on Jan. 31, the department has announced.

The garage is located at 1538 State St. in downtown Sarasota.

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 31, the three individuals were seen exiting an elevator in the parking garage, a news release says. After the persons left, someone discovered that a control panel in the garage had sustained $18,000 in damages, the release adds.

Photos were shared on the Sarasota Police Department’s social media pages in February in an effort to identify the three individuals, the release notes, but that initiative was unsuccessful.

One person detectives are seeking left the area in this vehicle. Image courtesy Sarasota Police Department

Photos taken by cameras in the garage show a man leaving the area in a Jeep, the release says. Additionally, a dog is seen with the three individuals.

“Detectives are not saying the three people are suspects at this time” but would like to speak with them in regard to the investigation, the release points out, as this case remains under investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Det. Rya Coppinger at 941-263-6026,leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS, or going online at