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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Sgt. Michael Marsh and Sgt. Ryan Barber of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office have graduated from the 73rd class of the University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute, Command Officers Development Course (CODC).
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Four Gulf Cove-area residents were arrested Friday and charged with multiple drug violations after being served with a search warrant by Charlotte County narcotics detectives.
Narcotics detectives, along with members of the Street Crimes Unit, K9 Unit and SWAT Team, served the warrant early Friday at 5441 Kennel St., according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Englewood motorcyclist who was critically injured Wednesday morning when he was stuck by a minivan at North Indiana Avenue and East Dearborn Street died Thursday at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.
Bruce Sudol, 59, was riding a Honda model CH150D at the time of the crash.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Used to be that Englewood roads were targeted every week in the special traffic enforcement schedule. Not anymore.
This week? The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will be watching drivers along the entire length of Gulfstream Boulevard.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Victoria Gentile, 24, of North Venice was behind the wheel at 3 a.m. Sunday, July 19,headed east on Wilmington Boulevard approaching Coliseum Boulevard from the north. Gentile didn’t make it around the curve north of Coliseum, instead traveling across the northbound lanes onto the shoulder, striking a utility pole.
Submitted by SCSO
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – Four Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office supervisors have graduated from the 73rd Command Officers Development Course sponsored by the Southern Police Institute, Department of Justice Administration, University of Louisville.
Submitted by Charlotte Co. Sheriff’s Office
ROTONDA WEST, Fla. – An investigation that began Wednesday as the violation of a domestic violence injunction wound up with two people being arrested on multiple charges, including cultivation of marijuana.
Deputies spoke with the victim who said she had an order for protection against domestic violence that prohibited Mark Matthew Numen, 44, of 255 Marker Road in Rotonda West, from being near her. She said Numen had been to her place of business on at least three occasions, including earlier this week.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Englewood resident was arrested early Sunday after a crash that left a Port Charlotte in critical condition.
John Andrew Stetina, 32, of 1982 Massachusetts Ave., is charged with refusal to submit to testing, driving under the influence with damage to person or property and driving under the influence with serious bodily injury to another. He is being held on $82,500 bond, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s website.
The woman, Alexandrea Marie Van Manen, 27, was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers after the 12:50 a.m. crash. She was a passenger in a 2015 Volkswagon Jetta driven by James Dillin Ayuso, 23, also of Port Charlotte. Ayuso was not injured.