New Years Eve Firework Safety

Purchasing and setting off fireworks is now legal in much of the state of Florida after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 140 earlier this year. This law allows fireworks on the Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  Follow these safety tips when using fireworks:  Never allow young children to play with... Continue Reading →

CCSO investigate apparent jail suicide

Charlotte County, FL- On the evening of December 26th, an inmate identified as Doug James Gow (02/01/1963) was found unresponsive, alone in his cell with a piece of fabric around his neck. Jail staff immediately began life-saving measures as Charlotte County EMS were en route. Unfortunately, their efforts were unsuccessful. Per policy, corrections deputies walk... Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Vaccination Scams

From the desk of Sheriff Bill Prummell- By now, I think it’s safe to say that we are all tired of this pandemic and the impact it has had on our lives. So, when news broke of a vaccine, there was finally a sense of light at the end of the tunnel. While some people... Continue Reading →

Englewood YouTuber Danny Duncan teams up with CCSO to gift woman raising grandchildren new car

Charlotte County, FL- YouTube sensation Danny Duncan is known for his prank videos and hilarious merch but recently, Danny Duncan teamed up with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office to spread a little holiday cheer. Instead of tickets, CCSO deputies, to include Sheriff Bill Prummell, gifted random individuals $2,500. Duncan's generosity began when they pulled over... Continue Reading →

Joint investigation with FBI uncovers over 400 images of child porn, Port Charlotte man arrested

Between August 4th, 2020 through November 2nd, 2020, numerous Cyber-Tips were reported to the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children regarding child pornography files being uploaded using a web-based chat platform called "FreeChatNow". During this investigation, it was determined that this activity was occurring at 191 Date Street Apt. 204 in Port Charlotte. Brendon... Continue Reading →

Charlotte County Sheriff secures funding under “Safe Policing for Safe Communities Presidential Executive Order”

On June 16, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed the “Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities." Specific criteria must be maintained in order to act in accordance with the stipulations outlined in Executive Order No. 13929. "Law enforcement officers provide the essential protection that all Americans require to raise their families and lead productive... Continue Reading →

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