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Submitted by Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will pay special attention to traffic enforcement at these locations through July 31:
• The entire length of Melbourne Street in Port Charlotte
Update July 26: Tom Adams Bridge Postponed to 2017
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Tom Adams Bridge will not close Aug. 1, 2016, as previously scheduled, according to the website dedicated to the bridge rehabilitation.
The work has been postponed until 2017. No dates were given.
By Sheriff Bill Prummell
Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – I take this opportunity to say thank you on behalf of all the members of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. Recent tragic events have rocked our country.
Our community has shown its overwhelming support for the Sheriff’s Office. Simple acts of kindness through flowers and goodies and most especially your taking the time to walk up to one of our Sheriff’s Office personnel just to say thank you. All are greatly appreciated. And to the gentlemen who tried to buy me lunch, the gesture was a reward in itself.
Law enforcement officers are human. Therefore, by definition not perfect. However, the large majority of law enforcement officers around the nation have chosen their profession for all the right reasons.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Englewood pedestrian was struck and killed Friday night when she stepped into the path of an oncoming pickup truck.
Kathleen Stringham, 60, 380 N. Elm St., was pronounced dead at the scene after the 10:32 p.m. accident at North Indiana Avenue near East Perry Lane.
The crash forced Florida Highway Patrol, assisted by Sarasota County Sheriff’s units, to close the northbound lanes of North Indiana Avenue (SR 776) during the investigation and restoration of the site.
Submitted by CCSO
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office recently received a complaint from a restaurant owner that involved a possible scheme to defraud. A local restaurant owner advised that a man stated he was in the establishment during a previous time and an employee of that restaurant spilled food on him. As a result, he was forced to dry clean his clothing. He presented a bill for the cleaning and the restaurant owner wrote a check in that amount for compensation.
SOUTH GULF COVE, Fla. – The intersection at Ingraham Boulevard West at CR 771 (Gasparilla Road) will be closed Monday. July 25, for approximately 3 weeks. This road closure is necessary to reconstruct the intersection of Ingraham Boulevard West entering Rotonda.
Submitted by Charlotte County
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Board of County Commissioners is seeking volunteers for the following appointments:
MPO – Charlotte County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB) is seeking two members to serve for the following positions: one Citizen Advocate – user of Sunshine Ride; and one Economically Disadvantaged. The purpose of the LCB is to identify local service needs and to provide information, advice, and direction to the Community Transportation Coordination of service to be provided to the transportation disadvantaged.
Submitted by Charlotte County
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Association of Counties presented Charlotte County Commission Chairman Bill Truex and Commissioner Dr. Chris Constance with the Presidential Advocacy Award during the 2016 FAC Annual Conference & Exposition in Orange County.