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ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Charlotte County Community Services will hold a public workshop Tuesday, July 12, to discuss the Manatee Protection Plan. The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tringali Park Community Center, 3460 N. Access Road.
The Manatee Protection Plan will provide streamlined permitting for dock/marina construction while meeting State and Federal listed species regulations.
Updated Thursday, June 23, to show Sarasota is also joining effort.
Submitted by Charlotte Co. Sheriff’s Office
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Charlotte and Sarasota Sheriff’s Offices will take part in the nationwide initiative Operation Dry Water during the weekend of June 24–26. The effort is being undertaken in conjunction with the United States Coast Guard, coordinated by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)
SOUTH GULF COVE, Fla. – The South Gulf Cove Lock is scheduled for maintenance and repairs from Monday, June 27 to Friday, July 1. The lock will be closed to marine traffic each day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Maintenance and repairs include pylon replacement, bumper boards inside and outside the lock, marine growth removal on all surfaces, as well as electrical work and cosmetic repairs to the docks.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Englewood man has been charged with felony DUI Manslaughter in connection with a May 6 South Gulf Cove crash that killed 55-year-old Owen Anders of South Gulf Cove.
Donald Paulsen II, 32, of 560 Pinto Trail, was arrested Wednesday, June 22, and charged with DUI With Death to Human, DUI, and two non-criminal infractions, Careless Driving and Expired Tag. He was held without bond.
Paulsen, an electrician, suffered what the Florida Highway Patrol report termed “serious” injuries in the crash and was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital.
Updated 1:59 p.m.: The missing Englewood girl has been found and is safe and in good health, per CCSO.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating a missing and endangered teen girl. Tyler Wilson of Englewood is 17 years old, 5-foot-6 and 135 pounds, with bleach blonde hair. She has the mental capacity of 13-year-old, according to the CCSO,.
Tyler was last seen at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at 13418 S. McCall Road on a blue bicycle next to a white van at McDonalds. She was last seen wearing jean shorts, sneakers, and a red crop top over a black tank top.
If you have information that can assist in helping safely locate Tyler Wilson, call 911 or contact the Sheriff’s Office.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reports that an Englewood man reported missing since 2:30 a.m. has been found safe and returned home.
Submitted by Lemon Bay Conservancy
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Construction is underway on the $1.17 million habitat restoration project at Lemon Bay Conservancy’s Wildflower Preserve.
With funding from the Southwest Florida Water Management District and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and project leadership from SWFWMD, the Conservancy will, over the next 18 months, be removing invasive species from the Preserve, improving the existing wetlands, adding new freshwater and estuarine wetland areas, and planting native trees and shrubs.
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – The Englewood man who jumped from a second-tier walkway at the Charlotte County Jail earlier this month has died from his injuries.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday, June 10, that David Franklin Szakalos, 54, formerly of 6206 Berkeley St., Englewood, died at “an area hospital.” Szakalos was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers for treatment following the incident at 4:30 p.m. June 3.