STREET SWEEPER CATCHES ON FIRE

A CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTY ON PATROL EARLY FRIDAY MORNING FOUND A STREET SWEEPER FULLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES IN FRONT OF SHECKLER’S PRODUCE ON SOUTH MCCALL ROAD IN ENGLEWOOD.  DEPUTIES SAY THE DRIVER GOT OUT OF THE VEHICLE SAFELY, AND ENGLEWOOD FIREFIGHTERS PUT OUT THE FIRE WITHOUT ANY DAMAGE TO THE BUSINESS.  THE 62 YEAR OLD […]

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VAGRANT CAMP CLEANUP IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY

CHARLOTTE COUNTY VAGRANT CAMPS LOCATED NEAR A MAJOR SHOPPING AREA WILL BE CLEANED OUT AND HOMELESS PEOPLE WILL BE MOVED.  COUNTY DETECTIVE BILLIE HATMAKER, WHO IS SHUTTING DOWN THE CAMPS SAYS, “IT’S NOT A GLAMOROUS JOB, BUT IT HAS TO BE DONE.”  THE AREA IS A MASS OF TENTS, CLOTHES AND MATTRESSES.  BECAUSE THERE WAS […]

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MOM BRINGS SON TO CRACK SALE

A PORT CHARLOTTE WOMAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER SHE SOLD CRACK COCAINE TO AN UNDERCOVER DETECTIVE AND BROUGHT ALONG HER NINE YEAR OLD SON.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 38 YEAR OLD ROBIN BRODERICK MET WITH THE OPERATIVE AROUND 6PM TUESDAY IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE SAM’S CLUB ON MURDOCK CIRCLE AND EXCHANGE ONE AND A […]

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MAN CAUGHT FITTING FOR HEARING AIDS W/O LICENSE

A NOKOMIS MAN IS BEHIND BARS AFTER VIOLATING HIS PROBATION BY DOING THE SAME THING THAT GOT HIM IN TROUBLE IN THE FIRST PLACE.  AUTHORITIES SAY 49 YEAR OLD STEVEN BERHALTER WAS BUSTED IN 2009 FOR FITTING PEOPLE WITH HEARING AIDS WITHOUT A LICENSE, AND HE WAS CAUGHT AGAIN ON TUESDAY.  THE ARREST REPORT SAYS […]

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DNA LINKS MAN TO 12 YEAR OLD HE HAD SEX WITH

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES ARRESTED A PUNTA GORDA MAN IN CONNECTION WITH HAVING SEX WITH A 12 YEAR OLD GIRL LAST JULY.  DEPUTIES SAY THEY GOT BACK THE DNA SAMPLE THAT WAS SENT TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT LAB TAKEN FROM 20 YEAR OLD JAYSON PIQUETTE LAST WEEK AND IT MATCHED SEMEN DNA OBTAINED […]

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