Last week, a group of 35 cyclists consisting of Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, and EMS personnel took off on a 600-mile ride across the State of Florida, riding in honor of 20 Florida Fallen Heroes who died in the line of duty in 2017. The Brotherhood Ride is a non-profit charity organization, which consists of... Continue Reading →
There are several posts on social media circulating about a suspicious male at various locations around Charlotte County. The posts state that the male attempted to engage children in conversation and/or made the parent feel uncomfortable. Here is an update on the information that we have and what we are doing with it. This post... Continue Reading →
Deputy Joshua Muse was recently honored by the Florida Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) with their Life Saving Medal. The medal recognized his efforts to save the life of another driver after observing the man was in need of medical assistance. Deputy Muse, off-duty at the time, came upon a vehicle... Continue Reading →
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office responded to an address on the 31000 block of Washington Loop at approximately 4:30pm on Sunday, September 9th, in reference to a call for a missing 2-year-old child. Prior to law enforcement arrival, the child was located by family members in a pond on the property. Charlotte County Fire and... Continue Reading →
Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Friday, August 31st, for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation included compliance checks on eleven commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol and tobacco products throughout Charlotte County. Ten of the establishments checked were in compliance, and one was found... Continue Reading →
As International Overdose Awareness Day approaches, it is important to remember that prevention is a critical element to reduce addiction and overdose. Safely disposing of unused medications is one prevention step we all can take. Drug Free Charlotte County has “DisposalRx” medication disposal pouches available, at no cost, to residents in our county. These pouches... Continue Reading →
As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over safety campaign, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office will be concentrating enforcement efforts on impaired driving through the Labor Day holiday. CCSO deputies are joining law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to remove impaired drivers from roadways and save lives.
A search for a suspect on Monday afternoon concluded when K9 Rino located him hiding in heavy brush after tracking to his location. Jeremy Kimla (8/10/87) was arrested on multiple charges Monday after fleeing on foot from what was intended to be a simple traffic stop.
A Lee County man was arrested on Friday for harvesting an endangered plant without a permit after a Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Agriculture Detective observed the violation in South Punta Gorda. The new requirement for a permit went into effect on July 17, 2018, after the Endangered Plant Advisory Council unanimously recommended adding saw palmetto to the Department’s commercially exploited plant list. More information on the new law can be found on the Department of Agriculture website.