Happy first day of Summer! We know it's felt like Summer here since March, but this is a National day, so we'll join in the celebration. As vacations begin, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is here to help ensure your plans go uninterrupted. Remember that crime, particularly package thefts, tends to increase over the summer.... Continue Reading →
Detectives with the Special Investigations Unit arrested an employee of Taiji Massage in Port Charlotte on Wednesday for prostitution. The arrest concluded an investigation conducted over several weeks into the business, stemming from several online tips about illegal activity. On June 21, an undercover Detective entered the Taiji Massage Parlor, located at 2826 Tamimai Trail,... Continue Reading →
Sergeants Christopher Kearney and Shaun Lissow attended the FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute last week, hosted at the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. The course is a dynamic, intensive, and challenging program specifically designed to prepare law enforcement leaders for command level positions. For both Sergeants, this training wrapped up a three year commitment to completing... Continue Reading →
Alert and observant staff, helpful witnesses, and a quick-thinking victim led to the quick arrest of this suspect. A safe community is a team effort! If you see something suspicious in your neighborhood, never hesitate to call our non-emergency number to alert law enforcement. Consider saving it into your phone so you have it when you need it - (941) 639-0013.
"Charlotte County is on point and this is why I know to never commit a crime in this county!" - Terrence Turner, Charlotte County resident Terrence Turner might be the happiest victim of theft our deputies have ever responded to - likely because when deputies responded to his call for service, the bicycle had already been recovered and a suspect was in custody!
Sheriff Bill Prummell was presented with the Ultimate Edger - Law Enforcement Trophy for the "Over the Edge" event that was recently held in April. The event helped Drug Free Charlotte raise funds to assist with drug abuse awareness. The event was sponsored by the Tromble Family Foundation.
Everett Grubb (11/21/61) was sentenced on Thursday for several charges stemming from a 2016 arrest. CCSO Detective Donald Woelke, assigned to the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, arrested Grubb after an investigation into his online file sharing activities. During the 2016 investigation Detective Woelke located a computer during an Internet undercover operation that was using P2P... Continue Reading →
Darnell Horace, (3/5/97), was arrested after a lengthy investigation into a disturbance involving gunfire that disrupted the Gulf Cove community Wednesday morning. Horace's arrest affidavit is still in progress. His charges will be updated in this blog post Thursday morning.