April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to celebrate the good things our communities do to promote healthy child development, support families and help prevent child abuse and neglect. The first step in helping abused children is learning to recognize the symptoms of child abuse. Although child abuse is divided into four types --... Continue Reading →

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is urging motorists to eliminate distractions while driving in an effort to reduce distracted driving crashes statewide. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), a division of the FLHSMV, is partnering with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Police Chiefs Association, Florida Sheriffs Association and AAA –... Continue Reading →

Body Identified

The body that was located by the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office floating in Prairie Creek on March 30th, 2019, has now been positively identified as that of Gage Randolph Jackson, dob 1/18/2000, 32755 Washington Loop Rd. Punta Gorda, FL. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is still investigating this case, much like any other Missing Persons... Continue Reading →

Suspect in Domestic Violence Incident Flees Deputies, Climbs Tree

A suspect wanted on domestic violence charges stemming from an incident on March 21 was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a search involving Aviation and K9 Units. Christopher Cooper (DOB 10/6/83) was arrested after a K9 track led to the area he was hiding and he was located in a tree. In addition to the original Domestic Battery charge, he was additionally charged with Resisting an Officer Without Violence and Violation of Probation (Sarasota County). Additional information on the incident is posted to our blog.

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