A suspect is in custody today on multiple charges, including Attempted Murder, after Deputies responded to the 41000 block of Cook Brown Road in Punta Gorda for a domestic disturbance. At approximately 11:00pm on Monday evening, deputies responded to a reported domestic disturbance on Cook Brown Road. The victim advised 911 dispatcher that Joshua Tanner... Continue Reading →
Juvenile Arrested for School Disruption at Port Charlotte High School
A student at Port Charlotte High School was arrested this afternoon for Disruption of a School Function. On January 26th at approximately 8:00am, a teacher on campus advised the School Resource Officer that a public WiFi network labeled with a bomb threat directed at the school was showing on her laptop as an available network.... Continue Reading →
Sexting: Education and Prevention
We've noticed some confusion in social media comments about the current state law on sexting. The safety and well-being of the youth in our community is always a top priority - please read about our civil citation program and how it will help promote education about the problem to encourage prevention.
Traffic Stop for Tag Light Leads to Methamphetamine, Warrant Arrests
A traffic stop for a simple equipment violation led to two arrests and a criminal citation for the three occupants of the vehicle on Friday evening. On January 19, in the area of Harborview Road and Cortez Street, a Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a Gold Chevrolet for an inoperable tag light. The driver... Continue Reading →
Arrests Made in String of Copper Wire Thefts from Construction Sites
Charlotte County detectives have arrested two suspects were arrested in a string of copper wire thefts targeting construction sites in the Port Charlotte area.
Two Overdoses Lead to Search Warrant; Arrests
On January 11, 2018, Charlotte County deputies responded to two separate overdose incidents involving heroin in Punta Gorda. The overdose calls occurred during the 3:00pm hour and were within 2 miles of each other. In both cases, Charlotte County EMS personnel responded and utilized NARCAN for lifesaving measures. Due to the close proximity and similar... Continue Reading →
Tech Support Scams
How the Scam Works Scammers may call, place alarming pop-up messages on your computer, offer free “security” scans, or set up fake websites – all to convince you that your computer is infected. The scammers try to get you on the phone, and then work to convince you there’s a problem. Finally, they ask you... Continue Reading →
Suspect Arrested for String of Vehicle Burglaries
The investigation into a string of vehicle burglaries that occurred in the evening hours of January 6th ended in the arrest of a suspect within hours of the first crime's occurrence.
Safety Starts At Your Front Door
Your home should be a safe place, a refuge from the outside world. Safety begins at your door: Keep entrances and outdoor areas well-lit. Make sure main entrances are visible from the street and from your neighbors' homes. Keep doors and windows locked. Doorknobs should be at least 40 inches away from glass windows. Have... Continue Reading →