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 →
Death Investigation at the Charlotte County Jail – Update
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 →
Death Investigation at the Charlotte County Jail
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).
Internal Investigation Involving Former CCSO Sergeant James White Closed; Charge of Violation of Law Sustained
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).
Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Alcohol and Tobacco Sales
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.
Death Investigation on Gardner Drive Ruled a Murder-Suicide
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.
Suspected Burglar Arrested After Alert Residents Report Suspicious Behavior
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.
Traffic Operation Targets Speeding Motorcycles; Air Unit Assists
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.
Dealing with Anger; Guest Blog from Charlotte Behavioral Health Care
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 →
CCSO Deputy Participates in Brotherhood Ride to Honor Fallen Heroes
Last week, a group of 35 cyclists consisting of Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, and EMS personnel took off on a 600-mile ride across the State of Florida, riding in honor of 20 Florida Fallen Heroes who died in the line of duty in 2017. The Brotherhood Ride is a non-profit charity organization, which consists of... Continue Reading →