HOSTAGE STANDOFF ENDS PEACEFULLY

NORTH PORT POLICE AND THE SARASOTA COUNTY SWAT TEAM WERE HELD AT BAY FOR SEVERAL HOURS BY A MAN WHO HAD GOTTEN INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND.  POLICE SAY THEY WERE CALLED TO 6342 TALBOT STREET JUST AFTER 5:30PM TUESDAY.  PRIOR TO THEIR ARRIVAL A CALLER TOLD POLICE THAT THE MAN, LATER IDENTIFIED AS […]

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MAN SHOT AND KILLED IN NORTH PORT HOME

A TEACHER AT THE MANATEE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS WAS SHOT AND KILLED INSIDE HIS NORTH PORT HOME TUESDAY NIGHT.  POLICE SAY THEY WERE CALLED TO 2565 ALBREN STREET AT AROUND 10:15PM WHERE THEY FOUND 61 YEAR OLD KENNETH ELLIS ON THE GROUND WITH AN APPARENT GUNSHOT WOUND TO HIS UPPER TORSO.  ELLIS WAS RUSHED […]

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DRIVING DRUNK WITH CHILD

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED A SARASOTA WOMAN EARLY THIS MORNING AFTER SHE WAS PULLED OVER FOR SPEEDING.  DEPUTIES STOPPED 29 YEAR OLD JENNIFER CALVILLO JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT ON TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH OF STICKNEY POINT ROAD AFTER THEY CLOCKED HER GOING 70 IN A POSTED 45 MILE PER HOUR ZONE.  WHEN THE DEPUTY QUESTIONED CALVILLO HE […]

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BODY FOUND THAT OF MISSING PORT CHARLOTTE MAN

NORTH PORT POLICE SAY THE BODY FOUND IN A WOODED AREA NEAR GLADVIEW CIRCLE AND VANOVER TERRACE MARCH 18TH WAS THAT OF A MISSING PORT CHARLOTTE MAN.  AUTHORITIES SAY 27 YEAR OLD ROBERT FOLKINS HAD DRIVEN DOWN UNEXPECTEDLY FROM PENNSYLVANIA ON MARCH 14TH AND HAD PARKED HIS TRUCK ACROSS THE STREET FROM HIS PARENT’S PORT […]

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MAN ROBS A MARSHALL’S STORE IN SARASOTA

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING FOR AN OLDER MAN WHO ROBBED A DEPARTMENT STORE IN SOUTH SARASOTA LATE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.  DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE CALLED TO THE MARSHALL’S AT 6561 SOUTH TAMIAMI TRAIL JUST BEFORE 6PM IN REFERENCE TO A SHOPLIFTING THAT TURNED INTO A ROBBERY.  A LOSS PREVENTION EMPLOYEE AT THE STORE SAW THE […]

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