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Submitted by SCSO
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that Christopher Keith McMullen, 30, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Englewood.
McMullen was convicted of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation on a Victim under 15 in Sarasota County in 2003 when he was 19 and sentenced to six years of probation. In 2012, he was sentenced to three years in prison for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
McMullen has just been released and reports that he will live at 847 S. Broadway in Englewood. Because he was convicted prior to 2004, residency restrictions do not apply.
Submitted by Charlotte Co. Sheriff’s Office
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – You open your mail and find a check for a fairly substantial sum made payable to you. It looks like a legitimate check from a major corporation. You skim through the accompanying letter and it seems to make sense. With the holidays just around the corner, a little extra cash would be nice, so you deposit the check as instructed.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Kerry Hunter has returned to Englewood Bank & Trust as a trust business development officer. Hunter will be responsible for developing new client relationships, assisting them with living trusts, IRA rollovers, investment management services and charitable giving strategies, according to a bank press release.
Hunter received a B.A. degree in communication studies from Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. She has 22 years of customer service and 13 years of banking experience, including managing the bank’s Boca Grande office.
She has served as treasurer and two-term president of the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce. She also chaired the Chamber’s Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament, the Boca Grande Christmas Walk and the Englewood Bank & Trust United Way committee. She has been involved with numerous other committees supporting both the Boca Grande and Englewood communities.
By Debbie Bowe
Charlotte Co. Sheriff’s Office
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – A stolen vehicle. A stolen gun. An armed burglary to a business. Attempts to ram patrol cars. A pursuit across the county. And, finally, an arrest.
A Sarasota woman was killed Friday morning by a hit-and-run driver a she walked in the bike lane on Honore Avenue in Sarasota.
Joyce Niemeier Sanders, 74, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident that was reported to FHP at 7:18 a.m.
Police are looking for a brown or gold Ford pickup, 2010 or newer, with right front corner damage (mirror, headlight, bumper).
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.
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.”