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BRUSH FIRE IN NORTH ENGLEWOOD

A BRUSH FIRE BROKE OUT JUST BEFORE 2PM TUESDAY IN A SCRUB JAY PRESERVE NEAR ENGLEWOOD AND MANASOTA BEACH ROADS IN NORTH ENGLEWOOD.  THE THREE ALARM FIRE WAS FOUGHT BY NEARLY FORTY FIREFIGHTERS FROM ENGLEWOOD, VENICE, NORTH PORT, SARASOTA COUNTY, NOKOMIS, AND THE DIVISION OF FORESTRY AND WAS CONTAINED WITHIN AN HOUR.  MANASOTA BEACH ROAD […]

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COOKIE MONSTER VAN FOUND

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THE COOKIE MONSTER VAN THAT WAS STOLEN FROM ROTONDA OVER THE PAST WEEKEND WAS FOUND BY ARCADIA POLICE MONDAY NIGHT.  DETECTIVES SAY THE STOLEN 1978 BLUE ECONOLINE FORD VAN WAS TAKEN TO THE ARCADIA POLICE IMPOUND YARD AND PROCESSED FOR FINGERPRINTS.  IT REMAINS THERE WAITING FOR THE OWNER TO PICK IT […]

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3 OFFICERS DISCIPLINED FOR DRINKING ON THE JOB

TWO CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES AND A SERGEANT WERE DISCIPLINED FOR DRINKING ON THE JOB AFTER THEY DRANK BEER WHILE RETURNING FROM A FUNERAL SERVICE IN TAMPA LAST MONTH FOR THE TWO OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY.  ACCORDING TO A REPORT IN THE SUN, DEPUTIES PAUL DAVIS AND RUSSELL EPEARDS AND SERGEANT PHILIP SCHOFIELD […]

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TWO FACE ROBBERY CHARGES FOR VENICE INCIDENT

TWO MEN ARE BEHIND BARS AFTER ALLEGEDLY JUMPING A MAN OUTSIDE A VENICE GAS STATION LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.  VENICE POLICE SAY THEY RESPONDED TO THE SHELL SERVICE STATION ON US 41 AFTER A DISTURBANCE WAS REPORTED.  THE TWO MEN HAD FLED THE SCENE AND AN OFFICER SPOTTED THE CAR WHICH MATCHED THE DESCRIPTION FROM THE […]

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TWO SISTERS DEAD, TWO OTHERS CRITICAL IN WRECK

TWO OF FOUR SISTERS RIDING IN A TOYOTA PRIUS WERE KILLED IN AN ACCIDENT FRIDAY IN SARASOTA.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 46 YEAR OLD MAUREEN JOHNSON OF ARIZONA WAS NORTH ON RAND BOULEVARD APPROACHING CLARK ROAD JUST AFTER 3PM FRIDAY.  JOHNSON TRIED TO CROSS OVER CLARK WHEN SHE WAS HIT BY A PICK-UP TRUCK […]

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