Occupational Accidental Death

This morning at approximately 9:30 am Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Deputies and Emergency Medical Responders were dispatched to Eldred's Marina, 6301 Boca Grande Causeway regarding an occupational injury with serious injuries. On arrival, it was learned that a male later identified as Otis Long Jr., dob 12-25-1967, sustained fatal injuries while working to deploy a... Continue Reading →

Search Warrant Executed, 2 Arrested, 1 in DCF Care

Port Charlotte, FL - May 27, 2021  Members of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 18282 Eblis Ave., Port Charlotte, where there had been suspected drug activity.  Upon arrival, deputies met with the homeowner, Brandon Tufts (06/17/1985) and advised that they would be conducting a search of the residence. At that time, Brandon began to resist and yelled to his... Continue Reading →

Honoring the fallen heroes

On Monday, May 31, we celebrate Memorial Day. This day is reserved to honor the fallen heroes who served in the armed forces, paying the ultimate price to protect the freedoms we enjoy every day. Their selfless acts should never be taken for granted. I’d like to also recognize the countless people who are survived... Continue Reading →

Charlotte County earns national achievement award for Interagency Cooperation for Helicopter Public Safety Efforts

Charlotte County, FL Charlotte County has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.NACo recognized the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office with the 2021 Achievement Award for its program titled “Interagency Cooperation for Helicopter Public Safety Efforts” in... Continue Reading →

CCSO investigates accidental shooting

Port Charlotte, FL- May 23, 2021 Major Crimes detectives are investigating an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. The incident occurred at the Springs Apartment complex located at 24151 Beatrix Blvd (between Peachland and Veterans Blvd). The 911 call was received at approximately 3:37am with units arriving shortly after. The victim was flown to the hospital and... Continue Reading →

Preventing auto theft

From the desk of Sheriff Bill Prummell- Living in Charlotte County, we’re spoiled. We are surrounded by beaches, golf courses, wildlife, beautiful parks, amazing restaurants, and more.   With all of this in mind, it is easy to become complacent and let our guard down. Unfortunately, there are criminals waiting for you to do just... Continue Reading →

Suspect hops fence in attempt to outrun deputies

Port Charlotte, FL- May 20, 2021 Adam McCarthy (07/23/87) Around 1pm yesterday, members attempted to make a traffic stop on Adam McCarthy (07/23/87). When McCarthy noticed law enforcement behind him he continued driving taking a left onto Hernando Ave then onto Beverly Ave where he resides. Once on Beverly Ave, McCarthy bailed out of his... Continue Reading →

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