Charlotte County Implements Pre-Arrest Diversion Program

Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell is announcing the implementation of an Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Program (APAD) with full participation from stakeholders in Charlotte County. This includes the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, Punta Gorda Police Department, State Attorney's Office, Office of the Public Defender, and the Charlotte County Clerk of Court. During the 2018 legislative session,... Continue Reading →

Robbery Investigation

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a home invasion type robbery of a resident in the 3100 Block of Conway Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL. An initial report indicates that 2 male suspects knocked on a door of a home in that area and posed as utility workers. They stated to the occupant that they... Continue Reading →

Bicycle Anti-Theft Program (BAT)

In 2018, 143 bicycles were reported stolen in Charlotte County. A number that we continue to try and lower by implementing the Bicycle Anti-Theft (BAT) program. This program was created with intentions of returning lost or stolen bicycles, golf carts, and even kayaks to their owners. Deputy Miller flips over bicycles to retrieve serial numbers... Continue Reading →

Suspect Arrested for Sex Offenses Faces Deportation

A suspect arrested on Friday for Lewd and Lascivious Molestation and Distributing Obscene Material to a Minor could now face deportation after an Immigration Detainer was filed Saturday by the Department of Homeland Security. Bulmaro Zarate (DOB 7/20/83) is currently in custody at the Charlotte County Jail. During his processing, a check through federal databases... Continue Reading →

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