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DCSO Teen Driver Challenge Set For September

Desoto County Sheriff's Office Parents, are you hesitant to hand over the car keys? Let us help you with your decision. Sign up your teen NOW for our Teen Driver Challenge!

Arcadia Teen Electrocuted After Car Crash On U.S. 17

ARCADIA — An Arcadia teenager crashed his car and then touched downed power lines after wrecking the car near U.S. 17.  As a result he died, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.The 17-year-old was driving a sedan east on S.W. Robin Road... Read More.

National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 18th-24th 2020

DeSoto County - National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 18th-24th, 2020.Sheriff James F. Potter and the staff at the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office would like to help raise awareness as traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among teens.The DeSoto County Sheriff's... Read More.

TEEN ALLEGEDLY PULLED GUN ON HOMEOWNER

A NORTH PORT TEENAGER WAS ARRESTED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY PULLED A GUN ON A MAN WHO SAYS HE AND TWO FRIENDS VANDALIZED HIS HOME.  NORTH PORT POLICE SAY THE 55 YEAR OLD VICTIM SAID A FENCE OUTSIDE HIS HOME WAS PAINTED... Read More.

GROUP SETTLES WITH FAMILY OF ABUSED TEEN

THE ORDER OF THE CARMELITES HAS AGREED TO PAY THE FAMILY OF A NOKOMIS BOY ALLEGEDLY ABUSED BY ONE OF THEIR PRIESTS $1.75 MILLION DOLLARS.  PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY THE 14 YEAR OLD BOY REMAINS IN COUNSELING AND THE FAMILY IS STILL DISTRAUGHT OVER THE... Read More.

THREE HONORED FOR SAVING TEEN

A FISHERMAN AND TWO FRIENDS OF AN ENGLEWOOD TEEN WERE HONORED WEDNESDAY BY THE ENGLEWOOD FIRE CONTROL DISTRICT AT A CEREMONY AT THE ENGLEWOOD SPORTS COMPLEX.  14 YEAR OLD AUSTIN CRUM AND HIS BUDDIES, TYLER NELSON AND JOEY ADAMS, WHO ARE ALSO 14, SET... Read More.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR MULTIPLE BURGLARIES

A SARASOTA TEEN WAS ARRESTED WEDNESDAY AND THEY ARE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER IN CONNECTION WITH A STRING OF RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES.  DEPUTIES SAY 19 YEAR OLD COREY STRAUGHN WAS ARRESTED AFTER A SEARCH WARRANT OF HIS HOME ON NODOSA AVENUE WAS EXECUTED.  DETECTIVES... Read More.

TESTS COME BACK ON TEEN DRIVER IN MARCH FATAL

PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY THE TEEN DRIVER THAT CRASHED AN SUV IN MARCH KILLING HIM AND THREE OTHER TEENS HAD ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA IN HIS SYSTEM AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.  HOWEVER, THE HERALD TRIBUNE SAYS 19 YEAR OLD SEAN LEONARD HAS YET TO... Read More.