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Rotonda driver injured, cited after crash with bus

The bus driver suffered minor injuries, but two passengers were unhurt.

The bus dri­ver suf­fered minor injuries, but two pas­sen­gers were unhurt.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood woman was injured Mon­day after­noon when she failed to stop at a stop sign and drove into a bus on South McCall Road, accord­ing to the Florida High­way Patrol.

Pamela Ann Dodrill, 65, was taken to Venice Regional Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment of her unspec­i­fied injuries, clas­si­fied as seri­ous in the FHP report.

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Sex offender registers as Englewood resident

Nathaniel Ray Barrett

Nathaniel Ray Barrett

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – A reg­is­tered sex­ual offender has taken up res­i­dent in Englewood.

Nathaniel Ray Bar­rett, 21, has reg­is­tered with the Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office as a res­i­dent at 501 South McCall Road.

Accord­ing to the Sex­ual Offender Reg­istry, Bar­rett was found guilty in Char­lotte County May 21, 2012, of sex­ual battery/injury not likely. He is clas­si­fied as released, sub­ject to reg­is­tra­tion. Accord­ing to the web­site, that means “No longer under any form of con­fine­ment, super­vi­sion or any other court imposed sanc­tion. Still required to reg­is­ter in accor­dance with Florida law.”

Englewood woman charged with serving alcohol to underage person

Susan Gale Adcock

Susan Gale Adcock

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — An Engle­wood woman was arrested Thurs­day and charged with slling alco­hol to an under­age per­son. Susan Gale Adcock, 44, of 6800 Placida Road, a server at the White Ele­phant Pub, 1855 Gulf Blvd., allegedly did not ask for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and served the inves­tiga­tive aide a rum and coke.

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Citizen’s Law Enforcement program has 25 more graduates

Fall Class of 2014 of the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Citizens Law Enforcement Academy.

Fall Class of 2014 of the Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office Cit­i­zens Law Enforce­ment Academy.

Sara­sota Co. Sheriff’s Office

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – The Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office grad­u­ated 25 peo­ple from the 42nd class of the Cit­i­zens Law Enforce­ment Acad­emy (CLEA) dur­ing a recent ceremony.

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Manasota Key drainage improvements begin Thursday

Watch out for construction starting Thursday on Shoreview Drive on Manasota Key.

Watch out for con­struc­tion start­ing Thurs­day on Shore­view Drive on Man­a­sota Key.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Char­lotte County Pub­lic Works will begin a drainage improve­ment project on Shore­view Drive (Man­a­sota Key) on Thurs­day, Oct. 16, with work expected to be com­plete in mid-November.

Work includes pipe instal­la­tion and swale regard­ing, which may require inter­mit­tent lane clo­sures. When inter­mit­tent lane clo­sures are nec­es­sary, flag­gers and traf­fic con­trol devices will be in place to direct trav­el­ers through the con­struc­tion area.

The Pub­lic Works Depart­ment reminds motorists to remain alert at all times and to exer­cise cau­tion while trav­el­ing in the vicin­ity of con­struc­tion zones.

Stolen credit cards used in Englewood stores

Charlotte County detectives are trying to identify a suspect who was caught on video allegedly using or trying to use a stolen credit card in Englewood.

Char­lotte County detec­tives are try­ing to iden­tify a sus­pect who was caught on video allegedly using or try­ing to use a stolen credit card in Englewood.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Eco­nomic Crimes detec­tives are try­ing to iden­tify a man who was caught on video using or try­ing to use a stolen credit card last week.

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Detour announced for overnight Cape Haze Drive closure

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ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Cape Haze Drive, between Pom­pano Street and Arling­ton Drive, will be closed overnight Thurs­day, Oct. 16.   Pike Elec­tric will be installing a new con­crete pole for Florida Power & Light trans­mis­sion lines that will require a crane to be set-up on Cape Haze Drive.

In order to reduce the impact to the trav­el­ing pub­lic, this sec­tion of Cape Haze Drive  will close at 8 p.m. Thurs­day and will re-open no later than 6 a.m. Fri­day, Oct. 17.  Detour signs and traf­fic con­trol devices will be in place to direct traf­fic around the con­struc­tion zone (the detour route is attached for reference.)

The Pub­lic Works Depart­ment reminds motorists to remain alert at all times and to exer­cise cau­tion while trav­el­ing in the vicin­ity of con­struc­tion zones.

Rotonda West man hurt in I-75 chain-reaction crash

FHP cited a driver for causing a crash that seriously injured a Rotonda West man.

FHP cited a dri­ver for caus­ing a crash that seri­ously injured a Rotonda West man.

ROTONDA WEST, Fla. – A Rotonda West man was injured Fri­day when his vehi­cle was caught in the mid­dle of a chain-reaction rear-end col­li­sion on Inter­state 75 in Man­a­tee County.

John McBride, 45, was taken to Blake Med­ical Cen­ter in Braden­ton with unspec­i­fied seri­ous injuries, accord­ing to a Florida High­way Patrol report.

Accord­ing to the FHP report, McBride was trav­el­ing south on I-75 at 7:15 a.m. Fri­day, third n a line of four vehi­cles. The first, a Toy­ota Corolla, stopped for traf­fic, caus­ing the two fol­low­ing vehi­cles to top. The fourth car in line, a 2007 Mit­subishi Eclipse, did not stop, slam­ming into McBride’s 2006 Chevy Sil­ver­ado pickup, caus­ing it to strike a Chevy Camaro and roll on its side. The Camaro then hit the Corolla.

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