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TWO 15 YEAR OLDS CAUGHT STEALING

TWO 15 YEAR OLDS WERE ARRESTED SATURDAY IN CONNECTION WITH A STRING OF VEHICLE BREAK-INS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.  DEPUTIES SAY THEY FOUND THE BOY AND GIRL AS THEY RODE BIKES IN THE AREA OF THE THEFTS AT AROUND 2AM SATURDAY, BUT THEY PEDELED FASTER AS AUTHORITIES CLOSED IN.  THEY THEN DITCHED THE BIKES AND TRIED […]

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CLEANUP OF HOMES CAMPS BEGINS

THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE BEGAN CLEANUP OF TWENTY HOMELESS CAMPS IN PORT CHARLOTTE ON SATURDAY.  THE CAMPS HIT ON SATURDAY WERE EAST OF US 41 AND SHERBOURNE STREET, AND DEPUTIES SPENT MUCH OF LAST WEEK WARNING VAGRANTS OF THEIR PLANS.  SOME 25,000 POUNDS OF ITEMS, TRASH AND GARBAGE WERE CLEANED UP SATURDAY ALONE BY […]

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MORE CHANGES AT THE TOP IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY

PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY CHARLOTTE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR DON ROOT WAS FIRED WEDNESDAY AFTER YELLING AT A MEMBER OF THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY DURING A COMMITTEE MEETING.  ROOT WAS APPARENTLY FRUSTRATED AT ANOTHER COMPANY WHO BACKED OUT OF COMING TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY AT THE LAST SECOND.  ROOT HAS BEEN WITH THE COUNTY SINCE 2007, AND […]

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OFFICER THREATENED WHEN SERVING WARRANT

A NORTH PORT MAN TOLD POLICE DISPATCHERS THAT HE WOULD USE FORCE AGAINST THEM IF THEY TRIED TO ENTER HIS ABIGAIL AVENUE HOME TO SERVE A WARRANT.  POLICE SAY 31 YEAR OLD STEVE REAM WAS WANTED ON CHARGES OF GRAND THEFT AND DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY.  AFTER BEING ALERTED, NUMEROUS OFFICERS SURROUNDED THE HOME AND […]

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DEPUTIES SHOOT A HIT-AND-RUN MOTORIST

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES PURSUING A MOTORIST INVOLVED IN A HIT-AND-RUN ACCIDENT IN THE OSPREY AREA CAUGHT UP WITH THE DRIVER NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF CLARK AND BENEVA ROADS WHERE THE SUSPECT WAS SHOT AFTER AN EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE.  THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED JUST AFTER 9:30 YESTERDAY MORNING AT NORTH TAMIAMI TRAIL AND MONTANA AVENUE, AND A […]

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