Darrell Lee Small (2/3/1972), of North Port, Florida, was sentenced on Wednesday for his involvement in several sales of methamphetamine to an undercover detective in January of 2016. Small's original charges included Conspiracy to Traffic in Drugs and Possession of Methamphetamine. Small received a 25 year sentence for the conspiracy charge and an additional 15... Continue Reading →
Four theft suspects were identified on Wednesday afternoon, less than one hour after their photos were posted to the Sheriff's Office Facebook page. All four were arrested on Thursday, charged with Grand Theft. Learn more on how CCSO is using social media to communicate with residents in our most recent blog post.
Three patrol canines at the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office received new bulletproof vests on Tuesday during a presentation at the Sheriff’s Office. The Retired Law Enforcement Officers Association of Southwest Florida provided the vests to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at no cost to the agency, thanks to a grant from the Charlotte Community Foundation.... Continue Reading →
Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Wednesday (11/21) for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation included compliance checks on 10 commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol and tobacco products throughout Charlotte County. All ten of the establishments checked were in compliance. Commercial establishments checked that DID... Continue Reading →
Over the last several weeks, there have been several reports of suspicious activity in the retail areas of Charlotte County, most notably the Murdock section. There have been reports of this in the Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, and other big box store parking lots. The reports concern a white van with people selling electronic items and speakers from the... Continue Reading →
Every day, Sergeant Terry Cochran's assignment as Courts Sergeant for the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office leads him past the Parents of Murdered Children's Memorial Garden on the Justice Center property. As most court employees do, Sgt. Cochran frequently pauses at the garden to reflect on the victims that the plaques within represent, as well as the family and friends who miss their loved one. Our latest blog post highlights how Sgt. Cochran recruited fellow Justice Center employees to turn reflection into action, making a difference in our community.
As online shopping activity increases in anticipation of the holiday season, thefts of packages from front porches unfortunately increase as well. These thieves, also known as “porch pirates”, are those who take packages from the doorstep of a residence after delivery. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office recommends these helpful tips to stop these package poachers:... Continue Reading →
A 15 year old male was arrested last week for a string of vehicle burglaries that occurred in the early morning hours of October 26th. Two vehicles were also stolen during the spree. Walker Clayton Gross (5/21/03), of Punta Gorda, was arrested on November 7th for his involvement in the thefts and burglaries. The investigation... Continue Reading →
A suspect in a grand theft was identified and arrested after his Uber driver observed a post about theft on the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. Scott Joseph Humbert (8/31/92) is charged with Grand Theft for an incident that occurred at Lone Star Pawn in Port Charlotte. According to the victim, Humbert arrived at... Continue Reading →
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up for the 14th annual Shop with a Cop events. Shop with a Cop provides children with positive interaction and one-on-one time with law enforcement during the holidays. Shopping is done each year by deputies from the Sheriff’s Office along with officers from the Punta Gorda Police Department and... Continue Reading →