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