THREE ARRESTED FOR DEALING OXYCODONE

THREE PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED MONDAY AFTERNOON AFTER MULTIPLE DRUG DEALS WITH UNDERCOVER DETECTIVES IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.  DEPUTIES SAY 22 YEAR OLD MICHAEL COCHARA OF NORTH PORT AND 32 YEAR OLD JOHN LEMBACHNER OF ELLENTON WERE BOTH TAKEN IN AFTER UNDERCOVER AGENTS PURCHASED OXYCODONE PILLS FROM COCHARA ON THE FIFTH, SIXTH, AND ON MONDAY.  LEMBACHNER REPORTEDLY […]

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SHOP WITH A COP NEEDS FUNDS

MEMBERS OF THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RAISE FUNDS EVERY YEAR FOR 80-100 SECOND TO FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS TO GO SHOPPING WITH A DEPUTY DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, BUT THIS YEAR FUNDS ARE RUNNING A BIT SHORT.  THE SHOP WITH A COP PROGRAM WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 3-4:30PM AT VARIOUS CHARLOTTE COUNTY WAL-MARTS THROUGHOUT THE […]

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JONES LOOKS TO HAVE CHARGES DISMISSED

THE ATTORNEY FOR THE WOMAN CHARGED IN THE 1999 DISAPPEARANCE AND DEATH OF A 4 YEAR OLD GIRL HAS ASKED FOR A HEARING TO HAVE THE CHARGES DISMISSED.  ATTORNEY ROBERT BARRAR SAYS THAT 33 YEAR OLD MELISSA HARDING-JONES, FORMERLY MELISSA COOPER, CANNOT BE CHARGED UNDER GUIDELINES SET FORTH BY THE STATE WHICH SAYS THE FOUR-YEAR […]

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE RAID NETS ONE ARREST

NARCOTICS DETECTIVES OF THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RAIDED A TROPICAL GULF ACRES HOME EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING AND GOT WHAT THEY SUSPECTED WAS THERE.  TWO PEOPLE WERE IN THE HOME AT THE TIME, AS WELL AS CRYSTAL METH, PLASTIC STRAWS, SEVERAL SMOKING PIPES AND OTHER PARAPHERNALIA.  53 YEAR OLD WILLIAM HORNER WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED […]

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MAN CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED BATTERY

A VENICE MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY HIT ANOTHER WITH A CLUB.  SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THE VICTIM RECEIVED A CALL FROM 20 YEAR OLD RYAN CLARKE OF VENICE SAYING HE WANTED THE VICTIM TO COME OUT OF HIS HOUSE AND TALK TO HIM.  WHEN THE VICTIM CAME OUT, CLARKE GOT OUT OF HIS […]

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