The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) had the opportunity to attend and compete in a competition and training event called the Mock Prison Riot. Held every spring at the decommissioned West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville, the Mock Prison Riot features hands-on training and technology exposure to corrections, law enforcement, military, and public... Continue Reading →
This quarter's award ceremony was held at the Laishley Crabhouse. Jim Reddington sponsored the luncheon, allowing the Sheriff's Office to donate the proceeds from the meal ($800!) to the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch. Special Recognition Presentation Cpl. Joe Eilerman & DFC Joella Moore In the past few months, DFC Moore and Cpl. Eilerman saw a... Continue Reading →
A suspect in an April arson investigation was arrested on Monday, May 7th. Christopher De Armas (12/17/85), of Middleburg, Florida, was arrested by detectives on the charge of Arson after a vehicle he recently purchased was set on fire in south Punta Gorda. At approximately 11:00pm on April 3rd, Deputies responded to the 27000 block... Continue Reading →
Corrections Sergeant Wendy Crawford recently returned from a 10 day missions trip to Nairobi, Kenya, with a team from Charlotte County to experience Younglife in Africa. Locally, Sgt. Crawford devotes much of her personal time to the youth in our community though the Younglife organization.
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Canine Unit completed their annual drug detector certification through the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) on April 24th. The certification also served as a mini-regional competition, attended by canine teams from the Punta Gorda and North Port Police Departments. 15 teams competed in total. The USPCA presented trophies to... Continue Reading →
The Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) Task Force released the results of Operation Spring Cleaning, a strategic initiative in 27 Florida counties that focused on the investigation and subsequent arrest of those manufacturing, delivering or trafficking controlled substances. During this operation, here in Charlotte County, we took 98 drug traffickers off the streets, confiscated 9.79 pounds of controlled substances, and seized 4 firearms during the Task Force Operation Spring Cleaning.