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Suspect vehicle caught on camera: Have you seen his truck?

Charlotte Co. detectives are seeking the owner of this truck, shown in surveillance photos at the El Jobean Fishing Pier on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Char­lotte Co. detec­tives are seek­ing the owner of this truck, shown in sur­veil­lance pho­tos at the El Jobean Fish­ing Pier on Sat­ur­day, Oct. 3.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

EL JOBEAN, Fla. – Char­lotte County detec­tives are seek­ing more infor­ma­tion about a vehi­cle seen on sur­veil­lance video at the El Jobean fish­ing pier park­ing area dur­ing the time of a vehi­cle bur­glary last weekend.

Detec­tives obtained video that showed a red pickup truck in the fish­ing pier park­ing lot on Sat­ur­day, Oct. 3.

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Where’s Chance? Detectives seeking info on missing 9-week-old boy

Information about the well-being and whereabouts of Chance Walsh, 9 weeks, is being sought.

Infor­ma­tion about the well-being and where­abouts of Chance Walsh, 9 weeks, is being sought.

Sub­mit­ted by SCSO

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – The Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office is inves­ti­gat­ing the dis­ap­pear­ance of a baby boy from North Port and is ask­ing the pub­lic for infor­ma­tion on his par­ents’ activ­i­ties before they left the state.

On Oct. 4, the mater­nal grand­mother of 9-week-old Chance Walsh con­tacted the Sheriff’s Office con­cerned that she had not seen him since Sept. 9.

Accord­ing to a SCSO press release, she and the boy’s pater­nal grand­mother made sev­eral unsuc­cess­ful attempts to check on Chance’s wel­fare because his par­ents, Kris­ten Bury and Joseph Walsh, are long­time drug users. The fam­ily con­tacted law enforce­ment after the pair told them they were in a vehi­cle crash in South Car­olina, but told rel­a­tives sev­eral dif­fer­ent sto­ries includ­ing that the child was unharmed, that he died in the crash and that they gave him to a woman at a hotel in Georgia.

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El Jobean crash injures 4, including Englewood trio

An El Jobean man was cited in the incident.

An El Jobean man was cited in the incident.

EL JOBEAN, Fla. – Three Engle­wood res­i­dents were among four peo­ple injured in a late-morning, two-car crash Tues­day, Oct. 6, at the inter­sec­tion of El Jobean Road and River­wood Drive.

Jeremy Wal­ter McArthur, 39, Naomi Lyn Erno, 33, and Eliz­a­beth Car­raro, 15, were all taken to Faw­cett Med­ical Cen­ter in Port Char­lotte with minor injuries after their 1999 Chrysler van was and another vehicle.

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Weather woes force temporary extension of Gulf Cove road closure

Work on the intersection now planned to end Oct. 16.

Work on the inter­sec­tion now planned to end Oct. 16.

GULF COVE, Fla. – The tem­po­rary road clo­sure on San Domingo Boule­vard at Gas­par­illa Road has been extended again, to Fri­day, Oct. 16, as bad weather has delayed progress.

This road clo­sure is nec­es­sary to recon­struct the inter­sec­tion of San Domingo Boule­vard enter­ing South Gulf Cove. Traf­fic is detoured via Ingra­ham Boule­vard; vari­able mes­sage boards, flash­ing arrows and traf­fic con­trol devices are in place to assist trav­el­ers through the con­struc­tion area.

This work is being con­ducted in con­junc­tion with the Gas­par­illa Road Widen­ing Project.

2 Englewood-area victims injured critically in Port Charlotte crash

Charges are pending against the driver.

Charges are pend­ing against the driver.

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Two Englewood-area peo­ple were crit­i­cally injured in a single-car crash Sat­ur­day night at the inter­sec­tion of Mid­way Boule­vard and Darby Drive in Port Charlotte.

Richard Mcnew, 51, of South Gulf Cove, and Leah Hen­dricks, 50, were air­lifted to Lee Memo­r­ial Hos­pi­tal in Fort Myers.

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Body of missing Venice man found in woods near college

Neil Smith

Neil Smith

Sub­mit­ted by Sara­sota Co. Sheriff’s Office

VENICE, Fla. – The body of a Venice man who was reported miss­ing 11 days ago was found today, accord­ing to a 3:47 p.m. email news release from the Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office.

There was no cause of death given for Neil Smith, 72, of Venice, whose body was found near the State Col­lege of Florida’s campus.

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Sarasota Co. turn-in event nets 122 pounds of unwanted meds

Drugs dropped off at the Sarasota County turn-in event.

Drugs dropped off at the Sara­sota County turn-in event.

Submit­ted by Sara­sota CO. Sheriff’s Office

VENICE, Fla. – Sara­sota County cit­i­zens turned in 122 pounds of pre­scrip­tion med­ica­tion Sat­ur­day to the Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office dur­ing the National Drug Turn In event. The unused/expired pre­scrip­tion drugs will be held in the prop­erty room until the Drug Enforce­ment Admin­is­tra­tion (DEA) retrieves them for incineration.

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Man wanted for attempted murder caught in Georgia

One of the electronic billboards posted throughout the Tampa Bay area.

One of the elec­tronic bill­boards posted through­out the Tampa Bay area.

Update from the Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office: Christo­pher Hig­gin­botham has been taken into cus­tody in White County, Geor­gia. His cap­ture was facil­i­tated by our Fugi­tive Appre­hen­sion Unit, work­ing in con­junc­tion with the United States Mar­shals Ser­vice and the White County Sheriff’s Office. He was stay­ing at the home of a friend who was not aware of his wanted status.

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Sub­mit­ted by Sara­sota Co. Sheriff’s Office

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office is ask­ing the pub­lic for assis­tance locat­ing a wanted man seen in Sara­sota recently.

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