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Missing teen may be in Charlotte County

Have you seen Lindsey Marie Turner?

Have you seen Lind­sey Marie Turner?

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – A 15-year-old girl, pre­vi­ously from this area, is miss­ing from another county and may be back in Char­lotte County.

Lind­sey Marie Turner ran away with another teen, who even­tu­ally returned home. The other teen indi­cated that Lind­sey may have come to Char­lotte County. She is listed as a missing/runaway juvenile.

Lind­sey is described as a white female with straight blonde hair and blue eyes.  She weighs about 105 pounds.

Any­one with infor­ma­tion on the loca­tion of Lind­sey Marie Turner is asked to please call the Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 639‑2101 or other appro­pri­ate law enforce­ment agency if out­side Char­lotte County.

Deputies seek man accused of stealing from Murdock Walmart

Charlotte Co. deputies are seeking this man, shown May 20 leaving the Murdock Walmart.

Char­lotte Co. deputies are seek­ing this man, shown May 20 leav­ing the Mur­dock Walmart.

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Char­lotte County deputies are ask­ing for assis­tance in iden­ti­fy­ing a man who allegedly took mer­chan­dise from the Wal­mart Super Cen­ter in Mur­dock with­out pay­ing and then failed to com­ply with requests from Wal­mart loss pre­ven­tion personnel.

Loss pre­ven­tion per­son­nel reported Wednes­day, May 20, that a man and woman entered the Wal­mart Super Cen­ter at 19100 Mur­dock Cir­cle in Port Char­lotte, at about 3:40 p.m. The cou­ple selected a set of hub caps from the auto­mo­tive sec­tion and a bag of rab­bit food from the pet section.

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State, local officials probing fatal Knight Island blaze


 Cor­rec­tion: The street num­ber in the address where the fire occurred was incor­rect. It was 70 North Gulf Blvd.

KNIGHT ISLAND, Fla. – The State Fire Mar­shal and Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office are inves­ti­gat­ing the cause of a dev­as­tat­ing house fire that left two peo­ple dead early Sun­day at 70 N. Gulf Blvd. on Knight Island.

Two bod­ies, a male and a female, were found in the debris, accord­ing to depart­ment spokes­woman Dee Hawkins-Garland. The iden­ti­ties of the vic­tims had not been released as of 11:35 a.m. Mon­day, accord­ing to the Char­lotte County Coroner’s Office.


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Rotonda man involved in North Port 4-vehicle hit-and-run crash

FHP is looking for witnesses to the accident

FHP is look­ing for wit­nesses to the accident

SARASOTA, Fla. – A 76-year-old Rotonda West man was one of four dri­vers involved in a hit-and-run crash Tues­day after­noon in North Port.

William Henry Fern­ham suf­fered minor injuries in the 4:38 p.m. inci­dent at U.S. 41 and De Leon Drive, accord­ing to the Florida High­way Patrol, but was not taken to the hospital.

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Community invited to memorial services

The 2015 Fallen Officer Memorial will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the FOP Lodge, 23300 Harper Ave., Charlotte Harbor.

The 2015 Fallen Offi­cer Memo­r­ial will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tues­day, May 19, at the FOP Lodge, 23300 Harper Ave., Char­lotte Harbor.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – The Fra­ter­nal Order of Police, in con­junc­tion with the Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office, will host the 2015 Fallen Offi­cer Memo­r­ial at 6:30 p.m. Tues­day, May 19, at the FOP Lodge, 23300 Harper Ave., Char­lotte Harbor.

This event com­mem­o­rates the mem­ory of the 117 national law enforce­ment offi­cers and the six Florida law enforce­ment offi­cers that have fallen in the ser­vice of their com­mu­ni­ties in 2014.

Char­lotte County Sher­iff Bill Prum­mell and Chief Albert “Butch” Are­nal are among the invited guest speak­ers. Pre­sen­ta­tions will be made by the Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, the Punta Gorda Police Depart­ment Honor Guard and the FOP Women’s Aux­il­iary. The National Anthem will be per­formed by Meghan Keeting.

The com­mu­nity is invited to attend and show sup­port for the fam­i­lies of these heroes.

National Click It or Ticket push starts Monday

Buckle up for face a fine.

Buckle up for face a $116 fine.

Sub­mit­ted by Sara­sota Co. Sheriff’s Office

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – The Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the National Click It or Ticket Enforce­ment Cam­paign to save lives and remind motorists that Florida law requires them to buckle up.

From May 18 to 31, law enforce­ment agen­cies through­out the United States are inten­si­fy­ing efforts to enforce seat belt laws for all motorists around the clock. Fail­ing to wear seat belts will cost dri­vers $116. This cam­paign inten­tion­ally includes the Memo­r­ial Day hol­i­day week­end, a time known for increased traf­fic vol­ume on Florida’s roadways.

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Temporary lane closures on South McCall begin Monday, May 18

Watch for lane closures starting May 18.

Watch for lane clo­sures start­ing May 18.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The   east­bound and west­bound out­side lanes of South McCall Road from Ori­ole Boule­vard to Wilm­ing­ton Boule­vard will be closed dur­ing busi­ness hours from Mon­day, May 18, through Fri­day, May 22.

Overnight lane clo­sures will be nec­es­sary from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. that Mon­day and Tuesday.

These lane clo­sures are due to con­struc­tion activ­i­ties in con­junc­tion with the Win­ches­ter Boule­vard South exten­sion project. Upon com­ple­tion, Win­ches­ter Boule­vard will be a direct con­nec­tor from Placida Road to I-75 via River Road in Sara­sota County. Con­struc­tion is pro­jected to be com­plete in late sum­mer 2015.

Missing/endangered juvenile located

Updated 4:45 p.m. May 13: The miss­ing teen has been located,  accord­ing to the Sheriff’s Office.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Char­lotte County Sheriff’s deputies are look­ing for a 17-year-old boy who vol­un­tar­ily walked away from his Port Char­lotte home about 4 p.m. Tues­day, May 12.

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