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K9 Kita Sniffs Out Accused Narcotics Dealer

DeSoto County Sheriff's Office On March 21, 2023, DeSoto County Sheriff's Office Detective Pacheco conducted a traffic stop due to a speeding driver. Detective Friend responded to the scene, and K9 Kita sniffed out a total of... Read More.

Russia denies bail for former U.S. Marine accused of spying

A Russian court on Tuesday rejected an American man's bid for release on bail and instead granted an extension to his detention pending a trial on espionage charges, according to Russia's state-run Interfax news agency. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said last week that Paul... Read More.

MAN ACCUSED OF SEVERAL ROBBERIES AT GUNPOINT

A NORTH PORT MAN IS BEHIND BARS AFTER ALLEGEDLY HOLDING UP SEVERAL PEOPLE AT GUNPOINT.  POLICE SAY 18 YEAR OLD JEFF ALCEUS WAS RECENTLY ARRESTED AFTER THEY SEARCHED THE BEDROOM IN HIS MOTHER’S HOME.  THEY REPORTEDLY FOUND A .25 CALIBER HANDGUN, A BB GUN,... Read More.

WOMAN ACCUSED OF FORGING CHECKS

A HARBOUR HEIGHTS WOMAN IS BEHIND BARS AFTER ALLEGEDLY STEALING AND FORGING CHECKS FROM A WOMAN KNOWN TO HER.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DETECTIVES SAY THE VICTIM’S BANK CONTACTED THE WOMAN’S ATTORNEY AFTER SEEING SOME SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY ON HER CHECKING ACCOUNT.  DEPUTIES CONTACTED THE VENICE POLICE... Read More.

TEEN ACCUSED OF GROWING POT IN WOODS

A NORTH PORT TEEN WAS ARRESTED AFTER SOMEONE SPOTTED HIM WATERING MARIJUANA PLANTS IN THE WOODS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY.  DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE CONTACTED JUST BEFORE NOON TUESDAY REGARDING A SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN A WOODED AREA NEAR CREST STREET AND TARIKO AVENUE.  DEPUTIES FOUND... Read More.

WOMAN ACCUSED OF BITING EX-BOYFRIEND

A PUNTA GORDA WOMAN WAS ARRESTED WEDNESDAY EVENING AFTER ALLEGEDLY BREAKING INTO THE HOME OF AN EX-BOYFRIEND AND ATTACKING HIM AND HIS CURRENT GIRLFRIEND.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 48 YEAR OLD LYNNE BUREK OF PORT CHARLOTTE ENTERED THE HOME THROUGH A GARAGE DOOR AND... Read More.

PRISONER ACCUSED OF KILLING CELL MATE

A FORMER PRISONER AT THE CHARLOTTE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AND A CONVICTED KILLER HAS BEEN BROUGHT BACK TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY TO FACE MURDER CHARGES IN THE DEATH OF HIS CELL MATE.  THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SAYS 28 YEAR OLD RICKY MORRIS WAS FOUND BY... Read More.

MAN ACCUSED OF IMPERSONATING A COP

A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER ALLEGEDLY IMPERSONATING A COP TO HIT ON A NEIGHBOR.  DEPUTIES SAY A PORT CHARLOTTE WOMAN TOLD THEM SHE WAS ON HER WAY TO WORK LAST THURSDAY MORNING WHEN A CAR BEHIND HER STARTED HONKING.  THE MAN HAD... Read More.