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Swimmers rescued in Venice

Police and fire personnel in Venice rescued two kite boarders in the Gulf of Mexico last night. They responded to a report of trouble 300 yards offshore from Alhambra Road. Emergency crews arrived to find two people hanging onto their boards with the current and wind taking them south from the shore. Firemedics brought both […]

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Marine check on houseboat leads to drug arrests

A check by Charlotte County’s marine patrol unit led to two drug arrests yesaterday. The unit received a report of an oil sheen from a houseboat moored behind a residence on Coral Drive in Punta Gorda. The sheriff’s office says 29-year-old Thaddeus Majtyka told deputies he had pumped out his boat because it took on […]

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Three men charged in vehicle thefts

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrests of three people from Punta Gorda over vehicle thefts. The sheriff’s office says the arrests have resulted from finding fingerprints from one of the boys on one of the stolen vehicles. The office says over the last two months, it has taken similar reports of vehicles […]

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Bike theft suspect caught napping

Deputies caught a bike theft suspect napping at Wal-Mart yesterday. The Charlotte County’s Sheriff’s Office says an Englewood resident reported someone went into his garage and tried taking a bicycle from the ceiling. The resident’s son checked the South McCall Road Wal-Mart and found the missing bike in the bike rack. Store personnel checked surveillence […]

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Fire on I-75 in Venice

Venice’s fire department put out a fire yesterday on I-75. The city says a Chevy Blazer caught fire on the highway one mile south of the exit to State Road 681. Firemedics arrived to find all passengers out of the vehicle without injury. The fire department also ensured no fuel or hazardous material leaked.

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