Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Deputies William W. Weisspfennig Jr. and Nick Luethner recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, Ala. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training facility in... Continue Reading →
Major Michael Anderson Selected to Carry the Flame of Hope as part of Final Leg Torch Run Team for 2019 Special Olympics World Games
Flame serves as beacon of inspiration to thousands during Law Enforcement Torch Runto Abu Dhabi, UAE The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce that Major Michael Anderson has been selected to serve as part of the Final Leg team, serving as a Guardian of the Flame® as they run the “Flame of Hope” throughout the... Continue Reading →
Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission Presents the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office with Excelsior Recognition
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded Excelsior Recognition through the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission. This accomplishment, presented by the Commission, marks the 6th consecutive recognition for the agency. The award was presented this week to Sheriff Bill Prummell, Bureau of Detention Captain Melissa Turney and members of the Professional Compliance team. An accreditation... Continue Reading →
Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Announces New Mobile App
Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell is pleased to announce the launch of the agency’s new mobile application. This mobile app will serve as a new way for the Sheriff's Office to connect with Charlotte County residents and visitors, providing information quickly and efficiently to anyone with a smartphone. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office mobile app... Continue Reading →
Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce Raises Funds for Sheriff’s Addiction Recovery Initiative; Drug Prevention
The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce presented a check today to the The ARCHway Institute for use as scholarship funds for the Sheriff's Addiction Recovery Initiative, a partnership with Charlotte Behavioral Health Care. Dan and Jan Stuckey (of ARCHway) spoke at this week's Punta Gorda Chamber meeting, along with Chrissie Salazar from Drug Free Punta Gorda. The chamber... Continue Reading →
Disturbance Call Leads to Narcotics Investigation and Search Warrant; Multiple Suspects Arrested
Deputies with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance on Sunday, February 10. The investigation led to the discovery of narcotics in the residence, ultimately leading to a search warrant and multiple drug charges on the five subjects present at the home. Information on the investigation and the suspects arrested is posted to our blog.
Narcotics Investigation Leads to Search Warrant; Trafficking Charges
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit served a search warrant on Friday morning at 306 Fitzhugh Street in Punta Gorda. Bobby Gene Mays III (8/28/92) was arrested as a result of the investigation on multiple drug charges. The Punta Gorda Police Department and members of the Sheriff's Office Intelligence, Fugitive Apprehension, and Canine Units also assisted in the search warrant service. More information on the investigation as well as photos of the seized drugs have been posted to our blog.
Online Romance Scams
"Steal my heart, not my money!" With Valentine's Day around the corner and loneliness at an all-time high, it's important to be on high alert when looking for love online. The online world can be a scary place if you're unaware of the possible dangers that are lurking. On the other hand, it can also... Continue Reading →
Sheriff Prummell Signs Up for Drug Free Charlotte County’s Over The Edge Event
Sheriff Bill Prummell has just signed up to "Go Over the Edge" for drug prevention! Drug Free Charlotte County is hosting the Over the Edge event on April 6th, during which participants will be rappelling off of the Sun Trust building in Port Charlotte while raising funds and awareness for the organization. This is the... Continue Reading →
Is Your Vessel a Target for Criminals?
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office recommends the following practices to make your vessel a hard target for criminals. • Record all of your boat’s information such as serial numbers, ID codes, and HIN. Take photos, and mark your property with a unique code, such as your house number. • Install an alarm system designed for... Continue Reading →