Reemployment Assistance Scams

We have learned that there have been some cases of people fraudulently filing for reemployment assistance. In these scams, individuals use a number of different methods to attempt to convince their "mark" to provide personal information or payment. In some cases, they already have the personal information and are applying for benefits under that person's... Continue Reading →

Sheriff Prummell explains new Incident-Based Reporting System, What it means for Charlotte County

From the desk of Sheriff Prummell- In an effort to update the standard for nationwide crime reporting, the FBI is requiring law enforcement agencies to submit crime statistics using an incident-based method called the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).  As of January 1, 2021, Florida adopted this standard at the lead of the Florida Department... Continue Reading →

Headlight violation exposes illegal drug operation, Suspects distribute illegal Mexican pharmaceuticals

Charlotte County, FL- After a vehicle was observed traveling on Tamiami Trail near Toledo Blade Blvd. without a working headlight, a night shift Sergeant conducted a traffic stop on the white F-150 around 1:00AM. The driver of the F-150 was identified as Esteban G. Garcia (05/06/1955). Additionally, his passenger was identified as Lorenzo A. Martinez... Continue Reading →

Identity Theft Awareness Week

From the desk of Sheriff Prummell- As Identity Theft Awareness Week officially comes to an end, I want to remind you all that this is an issue that requires your diligence year-round. Identity theft can be difficult to spot until after it has happened, so be sure to check your accounts and credit report regularly.... Continue Reading →

CCSO Celebrates Centennial Year

From the desk of Sheriff Bill Prummell- As the calendar has turned to 2021, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office has begun another year of service to Charlotte County. It is my honor to continue to lead this agency as we celebrate our 100-year anniversary of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.  Throughout the existence of the CCSO, there have been a total of 16 Sheriffs,... Continue Reading →

Providing crucial services to inmates in the midst of COVID-19

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Detention Bureau provides numerous programs to help inmates while in custody. Currently the agency is providing Substance Abuse, Batters Intervention, Anger Management, Parenting, Jobs for Life, GED, and various digital courses through North American Learning Institute on the Inmate Communication Devices.  Pandemic restrictions have unfortunately created challenges by limiting in-person... Continue Reading →

From the desk of Sheriff Prummell

As you are all likely aware, tragedy struck our community on Wednesday morning in the form of a domestic murder-suicide. I first want to express my sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased. I also want to share a couple of things that I observed while on the scene and in the time... Continue Reading →

Great Falls Terrace Murder Suicide

UPDATE 1/21/21 (9:59am): The suspect has been identified as 70 year old Allyn Harry Harris of 912 Great Falls Terrace. While completely nude, Harris fired multiple rounds into a vehicle murdering a woman in the driveway of their home. The vehicle, while still in reverse, rolled across the street into a neighbors fence. The victims... Continue Reading →

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