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Englewood man victim of hit-and-run in Sarasota

FHP seeking information on hit-and-run.

FHP seek­ing infor­ma­tion on hit-and-run.

SARASOTA, Fla. – An Engle­wood man was vic­tim­ized by a hit-and-run dri­ver Sun­day morn­ing in a Sara­sota fast-food restau­rant park­ing lot.

Thomas Flan­ery, 78, was taken to Sara­sota Memo­r­ial Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment of what Florida High­way Patrol reported as minor injuries.

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Gulf Cove crash sends three to hospital

Charges are pending in the 6:50 p.m. Tuesday crash.

Charges are pend­ing in the 6:50 p.m. Tues­day crash.

GULF COVE, Fla. – An Engle­wood woman is in crit­i­cal con­di­tion and a Port Char­lotte cou­ple suf­fered seri­ous injuries in a two-car crash Tues­day in Gulf Cove.

Genevieve Anzelma Seman, 85, of Engle­wood, was air­lifted to Lee Memo­r­ial Hos­pi­tal in Fort Myers after the 6:50 p.m. wreck at South McCall Road and Gillot Boulevard.

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Hit and Run: Drivers face tougher penalties for fleeing the scene of a crash

Leave the scene fo a fatal accident and face 4 years in prison.

Leave the scene fo a fatal acci­dent and face 4 years in prison.

Sub­mit­ted by Florida High­way Patrol

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida has expe­ri­enced an alarm­ing increase in the num­ber of fatal hit-and-run crashes dur­ing the past two years. The Depart­ment of High­way Safety and Motor Vehi­cles is part­ner­ing with the Florida Sher­iffs Asso­ci­a­tion (FSA), the Florida Police Chiefs Asso­ci­a­tion (FPCA), the Florida Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion (FDOT) and Stu­dents Against Destruc­tive Deci­sions (SADD) to get the mes­sage out that flee­ing the scene of an acci­dent can result in tougher penalties.

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Charlotte Co.: What’s open, closed for Presidents Day

Trash collection is unaffected.

Trash col­lec­tion is unaffected.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Char­lotte County Gov­ern­ment offices and facil­i­ties will fol­low these sched­ules on Mon­day, Feb. 16 in obser­vance of President’s Day:

All Char­lotte County Gov­ern­ment Busi­ness Offices, includ­ing Mur­dock Admin­is­tra­tion Cen­ter — Closed

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Sarasota Co.: What’s open, closed for Presidents Day

Most government facilities are closed.

Most gov­ern­ment facil­i­ties are closed.

From the Sara­sota Co. Website

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – Most Sara­sota County Gov­ern­ment offices will be closed Mon­day, Feb. 16, in obser­vance of Pres­i­dents Day.

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SCSO lieutentants graduate from command training course

From left: Lt. Jay Doyle, Lt. Dave Scott, Lt. Russell McManamy, Lt. Debra Kaspar

From left: Lt. Jay Doyle, Lt. Dave Scott, Lt. Rus­sell McManamy, Lt. Debra Kaspar

Sub­mit­ted by Sara­sota Co. Sheriff’s Office

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – Four Sara­sota County lieu­tenants grad­u­ated Fri­day from the 72nd Com­mand Offi­cers Devel­op­ment Course spon­sored by the South­ern Police Insti­tute, Depart­ment of Jus­tice Admin­is­tra­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Louisville.

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CCSO message to tipster: Let’s talk

CCSO wants to talk anonymously.

CCSO wants to talk anonymously.

Sub­mit­ted by CCSO

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — The Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office’s Cold Case detec­tives are attempt­ing to con­tact an anony­mous tip­ster con­cern­ing infor­ma­tion on an unsolved homicide.

On Wednes­day, Feb. 4, a con­cerned cit­i­zen sent in an anony­mous tip through the Sheriff’s Office online report­ing sys­tem con­cern­ing a par­tic­u­lar unsolved mur­der case. The Cold Case detec­tives under­stand and respect the person’s desire to remain anony­mous, but they think the infor­ma­tion pro­vided in the tip was sig­nif­i­cant. They would very much like to speak with the per­son who pro­vided this information.

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Englewood driver victim of hit-and-run in Sarasota

No injuries were reported.

No injuries were reported.

SARASOTA, Fla. – An Engle­wood man was the vic­tim of a hit-and-run dri­ver Wednes­day morn­ing in Sarasota.

Jose Luis Vil­lar­real Jr., 42, was not injured in the col­li­sion in the south­bound lane of U.S. 41 just north of Stick­ney Point Road.

Accord­ing to the Florida High­way Patrol report, Vil­lar­real was dri­ving his white Inter­na­tional box truck south on U.S. 41 in the mid­dle lane, while a sil­ver semi trac­tor was headed south in the right lane. The semi swerved into the mid­dle lane, the reported said, with the trailer hit­ting the box truck. The semi left the scene head south.

Any­one with infor­ma­tion on the where­abouts of the semi dri­ver or vehi­cle should call Florida High­way Patrol Trooper Carl Hupchick at (239) 938‑1800.