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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Gun safety and an introduction to law enforcement for adolescents are on the upcoming education agenda for the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
The Civilian Gun Safety Course is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office training facility, 25500 Airport Road, Punta Gorda.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – The Board of County Commissioners is seeking volunteers for the following appointments:
Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is seeking the following volunteers to serve: one residential home builder, one for-profit provider, one real estate professional, and one advocate for lower income persons. Terms are for three years. The committee meets 3rd Wednesday of each quarter. For an application, please call Joann Dillon at 941−743−1300 or email: email@example.com
Submitted by Charlotte Co. Sheriff’s Office
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will soon begin utilizing a new communications service to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.
Submitted by Sarasota Co. Sheriff’s Office
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office joins the clerk of the Circuit Court and county comptroller in warning citizens about what is known as “the jury duty scam.”
Sarasota County residents have reported receiving phone calls from people claiming they are court employees or with the “warrant department” and that an arrest warrant has been issued because they failed to report to jury duty. The scammer will then ask for payment to clear up the matter, typically in the form of a “green dot” credit card.
Submitted by Charlotte Co. Utilities
ENGLEWOOD, Fla.– Charlotte County Utilities (CCU) has recently been made aware of a phone scam in which customers are told that they must make a utility payment immediately on the phone or their services will be terminated immediately.
Utility companies throughout the U.S. and Canada are warning their utility customers about such scams. Here’s how the scam works: The person identifies her/himself as a representative from Charlotte County Utilities. He or she tells you that you are late on your bill. You must make an immediate payment, or your utilities services will terminate.
Updated 1:22 p.m. Monday, March 3, with name of deceased.
GULF COVE, Fla. – A Gulf Cove woman was killed early Friday when she was ejected from her 2000 GMC Jimmy after the vehicle overturned, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.
FHP has identified the victim as Karla Cook, 45, of Gulf Cove.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – A two-car crash Thursday night at the intersection of Indiana Avenue and Dearborn Street sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries, and the Florida Highway Patrol is looking for witnesses.
According to the FHP report, at 8:07 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, a 2006 Land Rover SUV driven by G. Getulius Kramer, 79, of Englewood, was heading north in the left turn lane on South Indiana Avenue approaching Dearborn Street. At the same time, a 2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette driven by Arthur J. Large, 83, of Rotonda West, was headed south on North Indiana approaching Dearborn.
Submitted by Sarasota Co. Supervisor of Elections
SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County voters who choose to cast their votes at one of four early voting locations in the March 25 elections will be checking in electronically, according to Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent. She said the elections office plans to introduce electronic poll books (EPBs) during early voting March 10–22, and in all precincts countywide later in the fall.