February 2, 2023 – Port Charlotte, FLA North Port man was arrested on several charges, including possession and trafficking cocaine, after failing to stop at a red light late Monday night.On Monday, January 30, 2023, a deputy observed a 2008 Suzuki Forenza fail to... Read More.
The DeSoto County Sheriff's Office has officially arrested attempted murder suspects 19-year-old Carlos Manuel Lopez and 13-year-old Jeavani Luna.
UPDATE ON SHOOTING INVESTIGATION The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division (CID) has been working tirelessly on this shooting investigation since it occurred on 1/29/2023. The victim, who was shot through the back/spine, remains hospitalized at... Read More.
PUNTA GORDA — Rachel Syngo, of Punta Gorda has been appointed to The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Watermelon Promotion Board.The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the appointment of 10 members to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. The appointees from... Read More.
On Sunday, January 29, 2023, DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office responded to SE Hillsborough Avenue in reference to a shooting.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the Hometown Heroes housing assistance program has awarded more than $50 million in down payment and closing cost assistance to Florida’s hometown heroes. The program assists individuals such as law enforcement officers, educators, healthcare professionals, and... Read More.
DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office STOP and take a good look at this wanted murder suspect on the run! Right now the search is on for Matthew Scott... Read More.
DeSoto CountyLocal State of Emergency BOCC MeetingThe Board of County Commissioners will hold a Local State of Emergency meeting Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at 8:55 AM to extend the local state of emergency as recovery efforts continue for Hurricane Ian. The meeting will be... Read More.
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office This week Detective Albritton busted this sneaky suspect and convicted felon, Bryan Jeffery Lucas, on a traffic stop! It was a team effort as K9 Lucy conducted a free air sniff and found... Read More.
WAS YOUR RESIDENCE UNINHABITABLE FROM HURRICANE IAN OR HURRICANE NICOLE? You can apply for a tax refund for 2022, if your residence was deemed uninhabitable for at least 30 days or more. DEADLINE: APRIL 3, 2023 Individuals applying should bring the following documents for proof of uninhabitability: Utility Bill Building... Read More.