The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at 609 Ennis Terrace on Friday morning, after a two month investigation by the Narcotics Unit. The investigation was the result of several online tips about suspicious activity and drug sales at the home. The search warrant service involved members of SWAT, Intel and Traffic Units,... Continue Reading →
Investigators have located and notified the next of kin for the inmate who was found deceased in his cell on Wednesday evening at the Charlotte County Jail. The inmate's name is David Todd Griggs (5/3/1964). David Griggs entered the Charlotte County Jail on September 22, 2018, after an arrest for active warrants and drug possession.... Continue Reading →
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an inmate tonight at the Charlotte County Jail. The inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at 5:15pm after last being checked at approximately 5:00pm. Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are on scene and conducting an investigation. Further information will be available after the Medical Examiner completes their report. Additional details are in the release (link below).
An Internal Affairs investigation involving former CCSO Sergeant James White is now closed following the release of an investigative report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Details of the investigation are posted on our blog (link below).
Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Saturday (9/22) for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. Nine of the establishments checked were in compliance, and one was found not in compliance after selling alcohol to a minor.
A death investigation that began on the evening of September 20th has been ruled a murder/suicide, following an examination of the evidence on scene and autopsy reports from the Medical Examiner.
A suspect is in custody on multiple charges this morning, after residents at Heritage Oak Park (19520 Heritage Oak Blvd) called in a suspicious person on Sunday. This is an excellent example of a community member reporting suspicious activity in their neighborhood. Details on the incident and arrest are posted to our blog.
A suspect who fled a traffic stop on his motorcycle discovered there was one member of the Sheriff's Office fleet he couldn't outrun – because they can fly! That suspect, tracked by our aviation unit, was arrested during a two day traffic enforcement operation targeting speeding motorcycles. The operation was put together in response to multiple complaints for motorcycles speeding in the Port Charlotte area. Details on the arrest and operation's results are available on our blog.
This article is part of an ongoing agency focus on preventing assaults in Charlotte County, highlighted in a community letter from Sheriff Prummell in August. The article is authored by Jean Tucker, LMHC, Assistant Vice President of Outpatient Services at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care. Dealing with anger – whether yours or someone else’s - can... Continue Reading →