Punta Gorda Police Department Report~Several businesses in Punta Gorda have been vandalized in the past month by someone using the tag "SKRIBLZ." If anyone has information on these crimes, please contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-780-TIPS or by using the P3 Tips... Read More.
Restaurants and Hotels Permitted to Operate at 100% Capacity. Local municipalities must allow at least 50% operational capacity~Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state will move to Phase 3 of his “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan” for Re-Opening Florida, including allowing restaurants to operate... Read More.
ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Florida small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as... Read More.
THE SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECENTLY CONDUCTED A COUNTY WIDE STING OPERATION TO DETERMINE LEVELS OF COMPLIANCE WITHIN THE PAWN SHOP AND SECONDHAND DEALER INDUSTRIES. DEPUTIES SAY THE SARASOTA, VENICE, AND NORTH PORT POLICE DEPARTMENTS ASSISTED WITH THE UNDERCOVER OPERATION TO SELL GOLD... Read More.
ENGLEWOOD FIRE CONTROL COMMISSIONERS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY WEDNESDAY TO SET UP A METHODOLOGY THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR A LOWER ASSESSMENT RATE FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AND HOUSES OR WORSHIP, BUT WOULD RAISE RATES FOR RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS. COMMISSIONERS WON’T ACTUALLY ADOPT THE NEW ASSESSMENT RATES UNTIL SEPTEMBER... Read More.
ONE MAN WAS ARRESTED AND ANOTHER IS ON THE LOOSE AFTER SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAUGHT THEM BREAKING INTO VEHICLES AT A SARASOTA BUSINESS. SARASOTA COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE CALLED TO UNDERGROUND UTILITY SERVICES ON CATALYST AVENUE JUST AFTER 3AM SUNDAY BY THE ALARM COMPANY... Read More.
A PORT CHARLOTTE MAN IS BEHIND BARS AFTER ALLEGEDLY BURGLARIZING THREE BUSINESSES THERE. CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY 30 YEAR OLD WILLIAM CROW JR. SMASHED IN THE FRONT DOOR OF PAWS ‘R’ US ON TAMIAMI TRAIL AND TOOK $300 DOLLARS CASH, A GUN HOLSTER, AND... Read More.