HIgh School Student Busted

A Port Charlotte High School student is facing charges of Possession of a Weapon on School Grounds, a felony, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of drug paraphernalia. The 15-year-old was arrested Tuesday for bringing 100 razor blades, along with the pot and drug paraphernalia to school. The student told the school’s resource officer that he […]

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Bike Plan Meetings Set

Sarasota County will hold open-house-style meetings this month — one in North Port and one in Englewood — on the draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The plan provides a framework to promote and encourage safe and efficient bicycle and pedestrian travel within the county, as guided by the Comprehensive Plan. Anyone who wants more information […]

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Wal-Mart Theft Thwarted

A woman from Murdock faces Grand Theft charges following her arrest by Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies. 29-year-old Sharika Shanika Smith is accused of trying to steal two home theater systems from the Murdock Wal-Mart store Monday. A Wal-Mart security officer called deputies at 4:18 p.m. to report he had a known shoplifter in custody. He […]

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Driver of Pickup That Hit Deputy Sought

Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for your help locating two Punta Gorda area men wanted for intentionally striking a deputy with their fleeing pickup truck Wednesday night. Detectives are looking for the driver of the white 1996 Toyota Tacoma pickup, Hunter Bruce Morrison, and his passenger Jeffrey Dean May. Detectives said two deputies were […]

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Englewood Drug Raid

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit have arrested three people following a raid on an Englewood home. Jerry Lee Williams Jr.; Marcus Quinton Farrior; and Bruce Veonzal Singleton face multiple charges. The raid came after a stakeout. Deputies found more than 5-thousand dollars in cash, along with drug packaging materials, marijuana and cocaine. They also seized […]

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