Two Homes Damaged In Sarasota County Blaze

Two homes extensively damaged by fire in central Sarasota County yesterday afternoon. Firefighters say the blaze broke out in a storage shed behind one house in the 4500 block of Groveland Avenue, spread to the house and then to the home next door. This in a residential area south of Bee Ridge Road and east […]

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FBI On Trail Of Sun Coast Banker

The net may be closing in on a missing Sun Coast bank director who allegedly disappeared with over 20-million dollars of his clients’ money. The F-B-I has now released a video showing Aubrey Price on the day of his disappearance. Price owned several properties in Sarasota and Manatee Counties and is accused of embezzling millions […]

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Death Penalty Sought In Briles Murder

He’s already in prison for life in a series of violent home invasion robberies in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Now, prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against 41-year-old Delmer Smith for the murder of the wife a prominent Sun Coast physician. Smith is being accused of killing Kathleen Briles, who was married to Doctor James […]

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Felon Charged With Carload of Drugs

A convicted felon charged with seven drug counts and two weapons charges after a traffic stop for a defective headlight. Charlotte County deputies say 40-year-old Daniel Miller of Port Charlotte had a car-load of crimes when he was pulled over on the routine stop. Officers say they found a loaded .38 caliber revolver, nine millimeter […]

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Property Managers Charged In Thefts

A Port Charlotte property manager and his assistant were arrested today in what investigators say is a scheme to collect rent deposits and not turn them over to property owners. Charlotte County detectives say 42-year-old Robert Zobel and his assistant, 31-year-old Crystal Stott — who’s also described as Zobel’s live-in girlfriend — are charged with […]

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