VENICE WOMAN CHARGED IN NEW YEAR’S FATAL

A VENICE WOMAN HAS BEEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH A FATAL ACCIDENT ON NEW YEAR’S DAY.  AUTHORITIES SAY 24 YEAR OLD SHANNON ZIMNIE TOLD THEM THAT IT WAS 42 YEAR OLD RICHARD JONES OF SARASOTA WHO WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL WHEN A FORD TAURUS CRASHED INTO A HOME ON THE 4600 BLOCK OF ARGONAUT ROAD […]

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STEP-DAD CHANGES PLEA

THE STEP-FATHER OF A TEENAGER KILLED BY A DRUG OVERDOSE IN A NORTH PORT MOTEL LAST YEAR HAS CHANGED HIS PLEA.  A STATEMENT FROM U S ATTORNEY BRAIN ALBRITTON SAYS THAT 36 YEAR OLD BILLY JACK COURTRIGHT PLEAD GUILTY JUNE 30TH TO DISTRIBUTING OXYCODONE, THE USE OF WHICH RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF 15 YEAR […]

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COUPLE CATCHES THIEVES STEALING BOAT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DETECTIVES ARRESTED TWO MEN AFTER THEY WERE CAUGHT TRYING TO STEAL A BOAT BY THE OWNERS.  DEPUTIES SAY SARAH FREEMAN OF 256 TORRINGTON STREET IN PORT CHARLOTTE HEARD A NOISE IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE AT AROUND 10:30 THURSDAY NIGHT.  SHE NOTICED A PICK-UP AND ALERTED HER HUSBAND JOHN, WHO SAW TWO MEN […]

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TWO ARRESTED, A THIRD SOUGHT IN BURGLARY

TWO BROTHERS ARE BEHIND BARS AND A THIRD MAN IS BEING SOUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH THE BURGLARY OF A CAR DEALERSHIP LAST WEEK IN PORT CHARLOTTE.  DEPUTIES SAY THEY RECEIVED A CALL AT 3:15AM LAST MONDAY FROM THREE PEOPLE WHO REPORTED SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN THE AREA OF THE CAR CENTER ON PEACHLAND BOULEVARD.  THEY SAW […]

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MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING THREE DEPUTIES

AN ENGLEWOOD MAN IS BEHIND BARS AFTER ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING THREE SARASOTA SHERIFF’S OFFICIALS AND DAMAGING A CRUISER.  30 YEAR OLD JAMES KURKOWSKI, JR. WAS OBSERVED BY A DEPUTY SITTING IN HIS CAR WITH HIS ARMS AND HEAD ON THE STEERING WHEEL AND THE ENGINE RUNNING AT INDIANA AVENUE AND CARROLL CIRCLE JUST AFTER 4:30AM WEDNESDAY.  […]

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