In order to keep you, your family, pets, and neighbors safe, please consider the following tips as you put the finishing touches on your 4th of July celebration:
Suspect in January Domestic Incident Found Guilty on Kidnapping, Attempted Arson, and Resisting Charges
Joshua Steven Tanner, 43, was found guilty as charged on Wednesday of Kidnapping, Attempted Arson of a Dwelling, and Resisting or Obstructing an Officer without Violence following a 3 day trial in Charlotte County. He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced on July 23rd. The jury deliberated for about an hour... Continue Reading →
Methamphetamine Located in Hidden Container During a Traffic Stop After K9 Alert
Two suspects are in jail this morning, held on drug charges stemming from a traffic stop in South Punta Gorda on their vehicle Tuesday afternoon. James Maroney (9/27/68) and his driver, Alexandra Mousseau (12/10/83), both from Fort Myers, were stopped on June 26th and arrested after methamphetamine was found inside the vehicle.
Suspect in Multiple Burglaries Arrested After Victim Spots Him at Local Store
Dennis Ray Lynn, Jr. (4/17/84), is in custody today on multiple charges after the victim of a June 25th vehicle burglary in Port Charlotte recognized him inside a local store. Lynn was apprehended by deputies after the victim called in his location, positively identifying him from her surveillance video of the burglary at her residence.
Buying or Selling Items Online? Meet at a Designated Safe Zone
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office encourages you to be safe when conducting business transactions resulting from online commerce by choosing safe areas to meet for the exchange of goods and money. Each of our District Offices has as E-Commerce Exchange Safe Zone for customers meeting with individuals to transact business resulting from online deals.
Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of Drugs and a Firearm; Driver Arrested
The driver of a vehicle stopped for a routine traffic violation Monday evening is now in the Charlotte County Jail after deputies discovered he was carrying a concealed weapon without a license and was also in possession of illegal drugs. Ryan Tibor Suta (12/19/81) is currently at the Charlotte County Jail with no bond, facing multiple felony charges.
Harbor Heights Shooting Investigation Continues; Detectives Request Attendees Contact CCSO
Detectives with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit are continuing to piece together details of the disturbance that occurred on Sunday morning at the Harbor Heights Civic Association. Deputies responded to the Civic Association at 2:31am on Sunday morning after several 911 calls reported that shots were fired during an event hosted at... Continue Reading →
Suspected Drug Dealer in Custody after K9 Alert During Traffic Stop
K9 Ladybird doesn't need #takeyourdogtoworkday for an excuse to accompany her Deputy to work, she's a full-time employee! Don't let her sweet name fool you - she's serious about finding drugs when working her beat.
Guilty as Charged: Crimes Against a Child
John Clarence Thurber Jr., 64, faces life in prison after he was found guilty as charged on Thursday. Sentencing is scheduled for July 26th.
Safety Tips for Summer
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 →