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By Ken Kleinlein
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – My wife, Kathy, received two phone calls in the space of 10 minutes from crooks attempting to take control of her computer. After telling her there were problems with her computer they asked for the serial number so they could make repairs. She recognized the calls as scams and hung up.
Submitted by Charlotte County
SOUTH GULF COVE, Fla. – A special meeting of the South Gulf Cove Non-Urban Street and Drainage Unit Advisory Board is scheduled for 9 a.m., May 3 in Room 119 of the Charlotte County Administration Center, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, Fla.
Submitted by Charlotte Co. Sheriff’s Office
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Charlotte County has seen an increase in crime for the first quarter of 2016, according to Sheriff Bill Prummell.
The majority of the increase, he said in a news release, are thefts from motor vehicles.
Submitted by Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – Law enforcement agencies throughout Sarasota County will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) national event to properly dispose of turned-in prescription medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has permanent drop boxes at the Criminal Justice Center, 2071 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, which is open 24-hours a day; and the South County office, 4531 Englewood Road, Venice, where the hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Submitted by CCSO
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is advising businesses of a recent crime trend. In the past several months, there has been an increase in thefts involving boat motors and their components (lower units) from storage and maintenance facilities.
SOUTH GULF COVE, Fla. – A Pittsburgh, Pa., mother was killed and her infant son was seriously injured Friday morning when they were struck by a sport utility vehicle on Appleton Boulevard.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Mariah Klinefelter, 35, was pushing her 5-month-old son, Noah, in a stroller on the eastbound side of Appleton at the intersection with Bay State Drive when they were struck by an eastbound 2004 Kia Sorrento driven by Allen J. Peterson, 55, of Port Charlotte.
Noah was taken to Bayfront Hospital in Port Charlotte with what FHP termed serious injuries, while his mother was taken to Englewood Hospital.
Alcohol was not a factor, according to the FHP report.
The incident remains under investigation.
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – This video and incident did not happen in Englewood, but, with the number of bikers here, what it reveals, along with the information provided by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office regarding motorcycle accidents, is important.
The video comes after 84 reported traffic crashes involving motorcycles in Sarasota County alone since January 1, 2016. Here is the breakdown by investigating agency:
• Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office – 14
• Sarasota Police Department – 21
• Florida Highway Patrol – 37
• North Port Police Department – 6
• Venice Police Department – 6
Submitted by Charlotte County
SOUTH GULF COVE, Fla. – Chardon Road, from CR 771 (Gasparilla Road) to Anchor Road, will be closed for approximately 10 days starting Tuesday, April 19. This closure is necessary to facilitate the reconstruction of Gasparilla Road.
Traffic is detoured via Ingraham Boulevard; traffic control devices and message boards are in place to assist travelers through the construction area. This work is being conducted in conjunction with the Gasparilla Road Widening Project. More information about this project is available at www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov.