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Charlotte Co. sergeants graduate from police command course

Sgt. Michael Marsh (left) and Sgt.  Ryan Barber of the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.

Sgt. Michael Marsh (left) and Sgt. Ryan Bar­ber of the Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office.

Sub­mit­ted by CCSO

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).

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Search warrant leads to four Gulf Cove arrests

Michael Carl Saunders (left) and Anna Mae Walchle are being held without bond following Friday morning’s arrests.

Michael Carl Saun­ders (left) and Anna Mae Walchle are being held with­out bond fol­low­ing Fri­day morning’s arrests.

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.

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Englewood man dies from injuries suffered in motorcycle crash

Bruce Sudol, 59, died from injuries when his motorcycle was struck by the ehite minivsn in front of the FHP cruiser.

Bruce Sudol, 59, died from injuries when his motor­cy­cle was struck by the ehite minivsn in front of the FHP cruiser.

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.

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Special traffic enforcement locations include Englewood

Don't let this happen to you. Slow down and drive defensively.

Don’t let this hap­pen to you. Slow down and drive defensively.

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.

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Car hits house in Gulf Cove area, sends three to hospital

FHP logoGULF COVE, Fla. – An early morn­ing crash involv­ing a 2014 BMW and a house sent three area peo­ple to Engle­wood Hos­pi­tal with minor injuries.

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.

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Sarasota Co. Sheriff’s Office supervisors complete command course

From left: Sgt. Adam Lariviere, Sgt. Jeff Vajdik, Lt. Chris Montalbano and Lt. Ryan Brown

From left: Sgt. Adam Lar­iv­iere, Sgt. Jeff Vajdik, Lt. Chris Mon­tal­bano and Lt. Ryan Brown

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.

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Injunction violation complaint leads to drug bust, multiple charges

Mark Matthew Numen

Mark Matthew Numen

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.

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Englewood man charged in crash that critically injured woman

John Andrew Stetina

John Andrew Stetina

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.

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