WOMAN FOUND IN HOMELESS CAMP

MAJOR CRIMES DETECTIVES OF THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAY THE BODY OF A WOMAN WAS FOUND IN A HOMELESS CAMP.  DEPUTIES SAY THE BODY WAS DISCOVERED JUST AFTER 2PM MONDAY BY TWO PEOPLE ABOUT FORTY YARDS OFF BELMONT AVENUE AND LIME STREET BETWEEN STATE ROAD 776 AND MURDOCK MIDDLE SCHOOL.  DEPUTIES SAY THEY KNOW […]

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FORMER SHERIFF CLEARED IN CONTRACT SQUABBLE

FORMER SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF BILL BALKWILL WAS CLEARED MONDAY BY A JURY AFTER A TWO WEEK CIVIL TRIAL IN WHICH ONE CONTRACTING COMPANY SUED HIM AND ANOTHER CLAIMING FAVORITISM IN THE BIDDING PROCESS.  EXECUTIVES OF ARMOR CORRECTIONAL HEALTH SERVICES WERE ALSO CLEARED OF ANY WRONG DOING IN THE LAWSUIT WHICH WAS BROUGHT FORTH BY PRISON […]

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MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN SARASOTA COUNTY WRECK

A KENTUCKY MOTORCYCLIST WAS KILLED AND ANOTHER WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN THEY WRECKED THEIR BIKES EAST OF THE MYAKKA PARK IN SARASOTA COUNTY SATURDAY NIGHT.  THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL SAYS 67 YEAR OLD GEORGE TAYLOR OF HARRODBURG AND 65 YEAR OLD JAMES ROE OF LEXINGTON WERE BOTH WESTBOUND ON STATE ROAD 72 JUST BEFORE 7:15PM […]

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DEPUTY ATTACKED AFTER RESTAURANT DISPUTE

AN ARCADIA WOMAN WAS ARRESTED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AFTER SHE REPORTEDLY ATTACKED A DEPUTY FOLLOWING A DISPUTE WITH A WAITRESS AT A PUNTA GORDA RESTAURANT.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 27 YEAR OLD AISHEA WILSON WAS WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS AT DENNY’S WHEN SHE REPORTEDLY PAID THE TAB WITH WHAT SHE THOUGHT WAS A ONE […]

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AUTHORITIES STILL LOOKING FOR YMCA ATTACKER

SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR THE MAN WHO TRIED TO ABDUCT A 16 YEAR OLD GIRL AT THE VENICE YMCA WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  DEPUTIES SAY THE GIRL HAD JUST CLOCKED OUT OF THE DAYCARE AREA AND WAS WALKING THROUGH THE PARKING LOT TO MEET HER MOTHER AT THE CHURCH NEXT DOOR.  AS SHE ENTERED […]

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