The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office arrested Ian McGuire (DOB 2/1/90) early Thursday morning after a search warrant was served at his Westlund Terrace residence in Port Charlotte. The charges stem from his interference into a law enforcement investigation that occurred on his street in April 2019. Charges on the served warrant are: Harassing a Witness,... Continue Reading →
Officer-Involved Shooting on McKinley Terrace (Englewood)
Just before 9:00pm on Monday evening, deputies with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic disturbance on the 6000 block of McKinley Terrace in Englewood. The 911 caller reported that an intoxicated male subject, identified as Bradley Rundle (DOB 9/3/57) had a gun and had fired multiple rounds within the home. Additional family... Continue Reading →
Drowning – It Can Happen in an Instant
Florida leads the country in drowning deaths of children ages 1-4 years of age with summer being the most dangerous time of the year. Drowning is quick and can happen during the time it takes to pour a cup of coffee, unload the dishwasher or let the dog out. According to the National Safety Council,... Continue Reading →
Substance Use Prevention: Conversation Goals for Summer Break
Excerpted from Talk: They Hear You, a program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (a division of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Research suggests that one of the most important factors in healthy child development is a strong, open relationship with a parent. It is important to start talking to... Continue Reading →
Timothy Rice Arrested in Texas on New Local Charges
Timothy Rice, a registered sex offender previously residing in North Port, Florida, has been arrested on new charges stemming from an investigation into a series of incidents that occurred in March at the Ann Dever Regional Park Pool in Charlotte County. Timothy Rice was located by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office in Texas after our... Continue Reading →
Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Alcohol and Tobacco Sales
Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Wednesday (6/19) for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation included compliance checks on thirteen (13) commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol and tobacco products throughout Charlotte County. Deputies utilized two investigative aides to check for both alcohol and tobacco... Continue Reading →
Buying or Selling Items Online? Meet at a Designated Safe Zone!
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office encourages you to be safe when conducting business transactions resulting from online commerce by choosing safe areas to meet for the exchange of goods and money. Each of our District Offices has an E-Commerce Exchange Safe Zone for customers meeting with individuals to transact business resulting from online deals. Websites such... Continue Reading →
Keeping Children and Teens Safe Online
June is National Internet Safety Month. During school breaks, it is likely your kids will be spending more time online. In fact, according to the National Cyber Security Alliance, children and teens aged 8-18 spend an average of 7 and a half hours each day during the summer on electronic devices! This activity can leave them... Continue Reading →
Charlotte County Man Arrested (again) on Drug Charges, Street Value Totaling Over $13,000.
Anthony Rose (06/13/1989) was arrested during a traffic stop that led to the discovery of an expired registration, 4.7 lbs of Marijuana and 139 THC dab oil cartridges that tested positive for the presence of THC. The street value of the narcotics in his possession totals over $13,000.
Attempt to Identify Robbery Suspects – Pilot Gas Station (Punta Gorda)
Detectives with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's assistance identifying the black males in these photos. They are wanted for questioning for their involvement in a robbery that occurred at the Pilot Gas Station located at 26505 Jones Loop Road in Punta Gorda. UPDATE 6/11: One of the unknown black male suspects... Continue Reading →