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.
This letter to the community from Sheriff Bill Prummell was featured in the Charlotte Sun on August 9, 2018. “Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome” is a mantra ingrained in the Marine Corps that constantly addresses complex situations and then develops solutions to be successful. Since the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office implemented Intelligence Led Policing (ILP) in... Continue Reading →
The Red Dot Program is a medical alert program that allows 911 personnel and first responders to access important medical and emergency contact information for participating members. When Firefighters, Paramedics, or Law Enforcement arrive at your home to provide emergency care, they may ask you and/or your family members the questions below. What is your... Continue Reading →
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.
An alert resident led to the arrest of a package thief on Thursday, after he immediately reported suspicious activity on his street to the Sheriff's Office. The resident called the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office at approximately 2:00pm, reporting that he observed a white male riding a bicycle around his neighbor's home on the 2000 block... Continue Reading →
The Charlotte County Jail has a new tool to help prevent the introduction of drugs and other contraband - the RadPro SecurPass, which uses transmission imaging to conduct a virtual body scan.
Four women are in custody today on theft charges after they were caught shoplifting a deli chicken and lemonade from Walmart (19100 Murdock Circle) Tuesday. Tamesha Davis (2/11/92), Harneisha Loggins (8/9/96), Tardazia Seay (12/25/95), and Tamara Thomas (5/27/96), are all from Lehigh Acres and are suspects in several thefts in Charlotte County. An alert employee... Continue Reading →
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office held their quarterly awards ceremony on Friday, honoring Members of the Quarter and Life Saver Recognitions. The event was sponsored by and held at Cheney Brothers, with all proceeds from the lunch benefiting the Florida Sheriffs Association Youth Ranch.
A homeless man was arrested Monday afternoon on multiple burglary and theft charges, stemming from an investigation that began in the morning after victims began calling in reports to the Sheriff's Office. The successful investigation included assistance from specialty units including aviation and canine, and ended in the arrest of a suspect after an alert citizen took the initiative to immediately say something to law enforcement after observing suspicious behavior in the parking lot of a local store.