TWO JUVENILES ARRESTED IN STABBING

CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAJOR CRIMES DETECTIVES ARRESTED TWO JUVENILES IN CONNECTION WITH A STABBING IN A DEEP CREEK APARTMENT WEDNESDAY MORNING.  DEPUTIES SAY 20 YEAR OLD ISRAEL ORTIZ WAS ATTACKED IN HIS SANDHILL VILLAS APARTMENT JUST AFTER 11AM AND WAS FLOWN TO LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH A STAB WOUND.  THEY SAY THE INJURY IS NOW IS […]

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SECOND DEGREE MURDER IS OFFICIAL CHARGE

STATE PROSECUTORS HAVE FORMALLY CHARGED A DRIFTER WHO KILLED AN ENGLEWOOD ANTIQUES SHOPPE OWNER TWO WEEKS AGO.  33 YEAR OLD JAMES BESAW WAS CHARGED LAST THURSDAY WITH SECOND DEGREE MURDER AND ROBBERY WITH A DEADLY WEAPON AFTER HE CONFESSED TO ATTACKING 64 YEAR OLD JEFFREY MAZUR WITH A HAMMER ON DECEMBER 29TH FOLLOWING A DISPUTE […]

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THREE KILLED IN ARCADIA ACCIDENT

THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED, INCLUDING A CHILD, IN AN ACCIDENT IN ARCADIA TUESDAY AFTERNOON.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 33 YEAR OLD KAREN BARRETT OF ARCADIA WAS NORTHBOUND ON US 17 NEAR FUGATE STREET AT AROUND 4:30PM WHEN HER DODGE RAM TRUCK DRIFTED INTO THE SOUTHBOUND LANE AND COLLIDED HEAD-ON WITH A FORD VAN DRIVEN […]

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VENICE MAN FOUND DEAD IN BURNED OUT UNIT

A VENICE MAN WAS FOUND DEAD INSIDE A BURNED OUT STORAGE UNIT.  THE VENICE FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED TO A STRUCTURE FIRE AT THE VENICE WAREHOUSE COMPLEX ON SEABOARD AVENUE AT AROUND 9:30 TUESDAY MORNING.  WHEN THEY ARRIVED THEY FOUND A SMALL FIRE HAD ALREADY BURNED OUT IN THE UNIT, BUT THEY ALSO FOUND 49 YEAR […]

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CHARLOTTE LOOKS TO END STREET SOLICITATION

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON TUESDAY BEGAN WORK ON AN ORDINANCE THAT WOULD PROHIBIT SOLICITATION ON ALL PUBLIC ROADS.  THE MEASURE WAS BORN OF COMPLAINTS BY RESIDENTS OF OUT-OF-TOWN PANHANDLERS WHO TRICK MOTORISTS INTO BELIEVING THEIR DONATIONS ARE HELPING AREA VETERANS WHEN IN FACT THEY’RE SHIPPING THE MONEY OUT OF TOWN AND POCKETING SOME OF THE […]

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