As International Overdose Awareness Day approaches, it is important to remember that prevention is a critical element to reduce addiction and overdose. Safely disposing of unused medications is one prevention step we all can take. Drug Free Charlotte County has “DisposalRx” medication disposal pouches available, at no cost, to residents in our county. These pouches... Continue Reading →
As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over safety campaign, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office will be concentrating enforcement efforts on impaired driving through the Labor Day holiday. CCSO deputies are joining law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to remove impaired drivers from roadways and save lives.
A search for a suspect on Monday afternoon concluded when K9 Rino located him hiding in heavy brush after tracking to his location. Jeremy Kimla (8/10/87) was arrested on multiple charges Monday after fleeing on foot from what was intended to be a simple traffic stop.
This letter to the community from Sheriff Bill Prummell was featured in the Charlotte Sun on August 9, 2018. “Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome” is a mantra ingrained in the Marine Corps that constantly addresses complex situations and then develops solutions to be successful. Since the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office implemented Intelligence Led Policing (ILP) in... Continue Reading →
The Red Dot Program is a medical alert program that allows 911 personnel and first responders to access important medical and emergency contact information for participating members. When Firefighters, Paramedics, or Law Enforcement arrive at your home to provide emergency care, they may ask you and/or your family members the questions below. What is your... Continue Reading →
A Lee County man was arrested on Friday for harvesting an endangered plant without a permit after a Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Agriculture Detective observed the violation in South Punta Gorda. The new requirement for a permit went into effect on July 17, 2018, after the Endangered Plant Advisory Council unanimously recommended adding saw palmetto to the Department’s commercially exploited plant list. More information on the new law can be found on the Department of Agriculture website.
An alert resident led to the arrest of a package thief on Thursday, after he immediately reported suspicious activity on his street to the Sheriff's Office. The resident called the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office at approximately 2:00pm, reporting that he observed a white male riding a bicycle around his neighbor's home on the 2000 block... Continue Reading →
The Charlotte County Jail has a new tool to help prevent the introduction of drugs and other contraband - the RadPro SecurPass, which uses transmission imaging to conduct a virtual body scan.
Four women are in custody today on theft charges after they were caught shoplifting a deli chicken and lemonade from Walmart (19100 Murdock Circle) Tuesday. Tamesha Davis (2/11/92), Harneisha Loggins (8/9/96), Tardazia Seay (12/25/95), and Tamara Thomas (5/27/96), are all from Lehigh Acres and are suspects in several thefts in Charlotte County. An alert employee... Continue Reading →