Red Dot Program Provides First Responders with Medical Information During Emergencies; Registration is Free

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 →

Harvesting Palmetto Berries Requires a Permit; Violators Face Misdemeanor Charges

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. 

Homeless Man Arrested in String of Englewood Burglaries

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. 

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