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 →

Arrest Made in Theft of More than $20K

Detectives from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Detective Division have arrested and charged the below named persons, David Lee Harmon, dob 4/11/1963 and Samantha Labbe, dob 5/26/1990 with Grand Theft More than $20K Less than $100K and Dealing Traffic Stolen Property. Both of these charges are Felonies. The victim, an elderly female, allowed Harmon and... Continue Reading →

Suspicious Incident

UPDATE            UPDATE          UPDATE          UPDATE The Van and occupants have been located. This incident was domestic in nature and it was determined that no crime occurred. Thank you for your assistance. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious incident that occurred in the area of US 41 and Burnt Store Rd., Punta Gorda, FL at... Continue Reading →

White Van Speaker Scam

Over the last several weeks, there have been several reports of suspicious activity in the retail areas of Charlotte County, most notably the Murdock section. There have been reports of this in the Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, and other big box store parking lots. The reports concern a white van with people selling electronic items and speakers from the... Continue Reading →

School Threat

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office along with the Charlotte County School Department received information of a possible threat of violence that may take place at Port Charlotte High School next week. After a thorough and comprehensive investigation, this threat was deemed to be not credible.  The student who made these threats was interviewed and it was... Continue Reading →

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