Don Platt Dies at 91

Englewood is bidding farewell to one of its pioneers… Its fitting that Don Platt’s daughters talked about him this week at Royal Palm Marina — he’s the one who built it. Don Platt died on Monday, as his daughters Midge Orren and Tammy Birdsong said, peacefully. Don was responsible for building a lot more than […]

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Undercover Underage Booze Op

An undercover operation last month by Sarasota County deputies resulted in seventeen citations for selling alcohol to minors. Investigators checked out sixty business in the county that sold alcohol. They say that clerks at seventeen convenience stores sold beer or other alcohol to underage purchasers. The seventeen have all been issued citations. Officers quick to […]

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25th Arrest For Armed Robbery Suspect

A young Port Charlotte man with a long history of involvement with local authorities has been arrested for armed robbery. Charlotte County deputies say 20-year-old Sadikey Jennis was identified in a photo lineup as the gunman who was one of three men who robbed an Ednor Street residence of three televisions and a game system […]

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17 Local Stores Cited for Underage Alcohol Sales

Seventeen local convenience store clerks were cited for selling alcohol to a minor during an undercover operation conducted by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Alcohol Task Force during the last week of December 2011. The following businesses were found to be in violation of selling alcohol to a person under 21 and the clerks […]

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CCSO NARCS ARREST DRUG DEALER, A TWICE CONVICTED FELON, BOOKED 16 TIMES

(PUNTA GORDA) Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit detectives arrested Jonathan Padilla Soto, aka “CHONO” Monday in connection with a drug deal Dec. 28. Detectives purchased Roxicodone pills from “Chono” during an undercover investigation and later positively identified him as Soto. Soto was arrested last Saturday on four unrelated charges and taken to jail where he […]

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