Robert W. Sanchez Sentenced to 29 Years in Prison

Punta Gorda, FL- September 8, 2022 On November 9, 2020, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit received a Department of Children and Families investigation for a criminal investigation for allegations of inappropriate sexual abuse of a minor. Robert William Sanchez (02/27/86) was arrested on December 11, 2020, after Major Crimes executed a search warrant... Continue Reading →

Swaying Palm Murder-Suicide

Update- September 8, 2022: The female subject who later passed due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound has been identified as Laura K. Sergeant (02/15/1963). Punta Gorda, FL - September 7, 2022 Punta Gorda woman shoots man multiple times before committing suicide. A 59-year-old female made a 9-1-1 call advising she had just shot a man... Continue Reading →

Death Investigation on 41 Bridge Deemed Suicide

Charlotte County, FL - September 6, 2022 At 6:59 this morning, a caller advised they observed a body hanging from the crest of the southbound Punta Gorda bridge. Multiple CCSO units arrived including Road Patrol, Major Crimes, Crime Scene, Marine, and Punta Gorda Police Department. During the investigation, traffic was limited to the left lane.... Continue Reading →

Child Pornography Arrest

Charlotte County, FL - September 2, 2022 On August 18th 2022, TFO Don Woelke received several Cyber-Tip Reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) reported by Google Inc. In the reported Cyber-Tip reports from NCMEC, it contained fourteen (14) files believed to be child sexual exploitation material. Google Inc. was able... Continue Reading →

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