A suspect is in custody at the Charlotte County Jail today after a Thursday evening traffic stop investigation led to the discovery of felony drugs and $193,925 in US Currency inside his vehicle. Robert Flanagan (2/2/1985) of Bradenton, Florida, was stopped by a Charlotte County Sheriff's Office deputy at 11:15pm on Thursday evening near Toledo... Continue Reading →
Canines at the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office are learning to use a new piece of equipment - one that can significantly reduce injuries while improving overall mental and physical vitality. The Canine Unit recently purchased a Dog Trotter, best described as a dog powered treadmill, through the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare. The fund, which provides annual support for the CCSO Canine Unit, is administered by the Charlotte Community Foundation.
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Canine Unit completed their annual drug detector certification through the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) on April 24th. The certification also served as a mini-regional competition, attended by canine teams from the Punta Gorda and North Port Police Departments. 15 teams competed in total. The USPCA presented trophies to... Continue Reading →
K9 Deputies were utilized in two separate incidents Tuesday evening, successfully tracking and locating suspects during potentially dangerous situations for deputies. At approximately 6:00pm Tuesday evening, a suspected prowler was called in by an alert resident on Laramore Street in Port Charlotte. The prowler was identified by the caller as Tony Noble (11/17/86), a wanted... Continue Reading →
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office received a new bulletproof vest for K9 Odin on Tuesday during a presentation at the Sheriff’s Office. The Retired Law Enforcement Officers Association of Southwest Florida provided the vest to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at no cost to the agency. K9 Odin is the 10th patrol dog at the... Continue Reading →
As we continue to grieve the loss of K9 Edo, we are unfortunately left with many questions about the circumstances surrounding his death. This is especially hard for his handler and his family as they continue to mourn. As an agency, we are grateful for the outpouring of support received from this community both during... Continue Reading →