Charlotte County Deputy dragged from car as suspect flees traffic stop

Update 2/25/21 5:05pm: Glen Alonzo Steele // Sarasota County Jail booking photo A warrant has officially been signed by the judge for the arrest of Glen Alonzo Steele on the following charges: Possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine)Possession of a controlled substance (Cocaine)Possession, a controlled substance (Clonazepam)Possession with intent to use drug paraphernaliaBattery on law... Continue Reading →

Reemployment Assistance Scams

We have learned that there have been some cases of people fraudulently filing for reemployment assistance. In these scams, individuals use a number of different methods to attempt to convince their "mark" to provide personal information or payment. In some cases, they already have the personal information and are applying for benefits under that person's... Continue Reading →

Sheriff Prummell explains new Incident-Based Reporting System, What it means for Charlotte County

From the desk of Sheriff Prummell- In an effort to update the standard for nationwide crime reporting, the FBI is requiring law enforcement agencies to submit crime statistics using an incident-based method called the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).  As of January 1, 2021, Florida adopted this standard at the lead of the Florida Department... Continue Reading →

Headlight violation exposes illegal drug operation, Suspects distribute illegal Mexican pharmaceuticals

Charlotte County, FL- After a vehicle was observed traveling on Tamiami Trail near Toledo Blade Blvd. without a working headlight, a night shift Sergeant conducted a traffic stop on the white F-150 around 1:00AM. The driver of the F-150 was identified as Esteban G. Garcia (05/06/1955). Additionally, his passenger was identified as Lorenzo A. Martinez... Continue Reading →

Identity Theft Awareness Week

From the desk of Sheriff Prummell- As Identity Theft Awareness Week officially comes to an end, I want to remind you all that this is an issue that requires your diligence year-round. Identity theft can be difficult to spot until after it has happened, so be sure to check your accounts and credit report regularly.... Continue Reading →

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