UPDATE May 8, 2023 Layni Carver, aged 55, has been identified as the deceased individual. The cause of death is yet to be determined, pending the availability of toxicology results which are expected in the coming weeks. As soon as the results are obtained, they will be promptly released. Punta Gorda, FL - May 6,... Continue Reading →
Kayvon A. McGuinness (11/15/2001) Port Charlotte, FL - April 4, 2023 The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office including our Major Crimes Unit, Intelligence Unit, and Road Patrol deputies, assisted the FBI Task Force with a search warrant at 3322 Easy Street early this morning. After receiving an online tip, via the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC),... Continue Reading →
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.
Dennis Ray Lynn, Jr. (4/17/84), is in custody today on multiple charges after the victim of a June 25th vehicle burglary in Port Charlotte recognized him inside a local store. Lynn was apprehended by deputies after the victim called in his location, positively identifying him from her surveillance video of the burglary at her residence.
Detectives have arrested a suspect for a spree of burglaries to unlocked vehicles that occurred in the Deep Creek area, and one in Port Charlotte. The Deep Creek burglaries occurred on the evening of May 6th into the early morning hours of May 7th, and the burglary in Port Charlotte was reported on the evening... Continue Reading →
A traffic stop for a simple equipment violation led to two arrests and a criminal citation for the three occupants of the vehicle on Friday evening. On January 19, in the area of Harborview Road and Cortez Street, a Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a Gold Chevrolet for an inoperable tag light. The driver... Continue Reading →