Sarasota officer charged with stalking officer

Posted at 5:23 AM, Apr 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 14:59:13-04

A Sarasota officer has been charged with stalking another officer for months after briefly dating one another in 2015. 

According to court documents, Sarasota PD officer Gregory Tancibok sent numerous "disturbing" texts and voicemails to a co-worker after they ended their intimate relationship in December 2015. The victim said Tancibok sent dozens of harassing texts about "cheating" on him, even though their relationship ended months prior.

She became worried when the harassment started lining up with the timing of her private life. The report said she would receive calls, voicemails and up to a dozen texts when she would return home with her new boyfriend. 

According to the report, the victim was dealing with a "sensitive and embarrassing" medical issue, and Tancibok threatened to spread that information around to coworkers and friends. He admitted to officials that this was partly out of spite. He also admitted to having told "numerous people" already at the time of the interview with detectives.

Tancibok told investigators he felt the victim was presenting her dating life in a specific attempt to make him jealous. 

At first, the victim said she simply ignored the messages, hoping Tancibok would become disinterested and "go away." Eventually, the victim began asking Tancibok to stop. When that didn't seem to be working, she filed a formal complaint through the chain of command at Sarasota PD. 

Tancibok's employment status is unconfirmed at time of publishing, but we are working to uncover further details. 

His arraignment is scheduled for May 2 at the Sarasota County Courthouse. 

Officials have not yet provided Tancibok's mug shot.