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WOMAN GETS 12 YEARS FOR FRAUD

A WOMAN WHO BILKED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FROM RETIREES WHO LIVED IN CHARLOTTE SQUARE CONDOMINIUMS WAS SENTENCED TO A DOZEN YEARS IN PRISON WEDNESDAY IN PUNTA GORDA.  JUDGE ALANE LABODA CALLED THE ACTIONS OF 36 YEAR OLD STACEY TUCK REPREHENSIBLE AND DEPLORABLE AS HE SENTENCE THE NORTH PORT WOMAN AS PART OF A PLEA AGREEMENT.  […]

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VENICE BANK ROBBER SOUGHT

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR A MAN WHO ROBBED A VENICE BANK LATE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON.  DEPUTIES SAY THE MAN STRUCK THE WACHOVIA BANK AT 1301 US 41 BYPASS JUST BEFORE 4PM.  HE IMPLIED THAT HE HAD A GUN BUT NONE WAS ACTUALLY SEEN.  ONCE HE GRABBED THE MONEY, HE FLED ON FOOT, CLIMBING […]

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MAN FOUND DEAD AFTER PORT CHARLOTTE FIRE

CHARLOTTE COUNTY MAJOR CRIMES UNIT DETECTIVES ARE INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF AN ELDERLY MAN WHO WAS FOUND IN A HOME.  AUTHORITIES WERE CALLED TO A FIRE AT 17131 SEASHORE AVENUE IN PORT CHARLOTTE JUST AFTER 7:30PM TUESDAY.  AFTER FIREFIGHTERS DOUSED THE HOME, THEY FOUND THE YET TO BE INDENTIFIED MAN.  WATCH COMMANDER LEIUTENANT RICK MCDONALD […]

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DEPUTIES CLEARED IN AUGUST SARASOTA SHOOTING

THE STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE HAS RULED THAT THE SIX OFFICERS THAT FIRED UPON A MAN AT A BUSY SARASOTA INTERSECTION LAST MONTH WERE JUSTIFIED IN USING DEADLY FORCE.  ALSO, AN INTERNAL REVIEW HAS FOUND THAT SEARGANT JACK BLESSEE AND DEPUTIES GABE ECKERT, BRIAN BIEGEL, BRYAN IVINGS, JOHN SWINNEY, AND DAVID MICHEEL ALL PERFORMED IN A […]

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FAA DISMISSES AIRPORT COMPLAINT

THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION HAS DISMISSED THE PART 16 COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST THE CITY OF VENICE LAST YEAR.  PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY THE COMPLAINT, WHICH WAS FILED ON BEHALF OF THE VENICE JET CENTER IN JULY OF 2009, ASKED FOR PERMISSION TO BUILD FOUR HANGARS IN THE JET CENTER WHICH IS NOW OWNED BY TRISTATE.  HOWEVER, […]

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