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Anderson certified as Emergency Number Professional

Laurene Anderson

Lau­rene Anderson

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. Lau­rene Ander­son, the 911 admin­is­tra­tor with the Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office, recently received cer­ti­fi­ca­tion as an Emer­gency Num­ber Pro­fes­sional (ENP) by the National Emer­gency Num­ber Asso­ci­a­tion (NENA).

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Detert earns Florida Sheriffs Association honor

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight (left) and Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell present award to state Sen. Nancy Detert.

Sara­sota County Sher­iff Tom Knight (left) and Char­lotte County Sher­iff Bill Prum­mell present award to state Sen. Nancy Detert.

Sub­mit­ted by Sara­sota Co. Sheriff’s Office

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – State Sen. Nancy Detert was hon­ored recently with the Leg­isla­tive Cham­pion Award at a cer­e­mony held at her Venice office.

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N. Sarasota state rep honored by Sheriffs Asociation

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight presents Legislative Champion Award to  Rep. Ray Pilon.

Sara­sota County Sher­iff Tom Knight presents Leg­isla­tive Cham­pion Award to Rep. Ray Pilon.

Sub­mit­ted by Sara­sota Co. Sheriff’s Office

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – Each year, the Florida Sher­iffs Asso­ci­a­tion rec­og­nizes state leg­is­la­tors who have made sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to crim­i­nal jus­tice and pub­lic safety through their leadership.

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Person of interest sought in residential burglaries

Anyone who recognizes this man is asked to call the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

Any­one who rec­og­nizes this man is asked to call the Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. Char­lotte County detec­tives are search­ing for a man who is a per­son of inter­est in at least two res­i­den­tial bur­glar­ies reported over the week­end in the Engle­wood area.

Over the week­end, two peo­ple who live on King­fisher Drive in the Engle­wood area reported that some­one had entered their res­i­dences, pos­si­bly while they were home.

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Drop your guns Saturday in Sarasota

About 70 guns were turned in at the Saturday turn-in event.

About 70 guns were turned in at the Sat­ur­day turn-in event.

Update: The gun turn-in event yielded more than 70 weapons, includ­ing long rifles, hand­guns, two black pow­der guns and one sawed-off shot­gun, accord­ing to the SCSO.

Sub­mit­ted by Sara­sota Co. Sheriff’s Office

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – The Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office will hold a com­mu­nity gun turn-in event as the lat­est com­po­nent of its ongo­ing anti-violence initiative.

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FHP: Use caution driving in storm

Tropical wave computer model as of 8 p.m. Thursday.

Trop­i­cal wave com­puter model as of 8 p.m. Thursday.

Sub­mit­ted  by Florida High­way Patrol

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With a trop­i­cal wave fore­cast to move across South Florida this week­end, the Florida High­way Patrol urges motorists to use added cau­tion over the next few days.

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Sheriff’s office seeks help ID’ing person who passed fake cash

Suspect  caught on Walmart camera

Sus­pect caught on Wal­mart camera

Sub­mit­ted by Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office is ask­ing the pub­lic to help iden­tify a woman who passed coun­ter­feit bills at the Osprey Wal­mart and another per­son of inter­est in the case.

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Englewood woman charged with child endangerment

Lorie Monstello

Lorie Mon­stello

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood mother who was try­ing to avoid arrest on child neglect charges was tracked down and arrested Tues­day by the Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office Fugi­tive Appre­hen­sion Unit.

Accord­ing to a Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office press release, deputies responded to the Engle­wood home of Lorie Mon­stello in May to assist the Depart­ment of Chil­dren and Fam­i­lies and found Mon­stello was too impaired to care for the three chil­dren who were 10 and 8 years and 5 months old, and there was no food for them to eat. At the time, Mon­stello was taken into cus­tody and admit­ted to a treat­ment facility.

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