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Charlotte Co. detectives seek help in island golf cart thefts

Map indicates (yellow dots) where golf carts were taken.

Map indi­cates (yel­low dots) where golf carts were taken.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

KNIGHTS ISLAND, Fla. – The idea of a Sun­day drive was taken to extremes this past week­end when six golf carts from dif­fer­ent parts of Knights Island were stolen, dri­ven around and left at other parts of the island, accord­ing to a Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office report.

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Englewood disturbance call results in multiple arrests

Melissa Currie (left) and Austin Currie

Melissa Cur­rie (left) and Austin Currie

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – When deputies were dis­patched Mon­day evening to a report of a ver­bal dis­tur­bance between two juve­niles, they had no idea it would result in the arrests of a South Car­olina woman, her son and two teens, and the recov­ery of a stolen vehicle.

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Truck reported stolen, recovered, then stolen again

This is not the stolen truck, but a similar model. The actual vehicle has two silver-colored, diamond-plated tool boxes in the bed of the truck, one toward the front and one toward the rear of the bed.

This is not the stolen truck, but a sim­i­lar model. The actual vehi­cle has two silver-colored, diamond-plated tool boxes in the bed of the truck, one toward the front and one toward the rear of the bed.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – A truck that was reported stolen Fri­day and located Sat­ur­day was stolen again just hours after the owner got it back.

The vic­tim ini­tially reported that his truck, a 2005 gold Dodge 4 door 4×4 pickup truck, was stolen out of the dri­ve­way of his Hum­boldt Street home. He said he had last seen his truck at about 11 p.m. Thurs­day, but noticed it was miss­ing mid-day Friday.

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CCSO looking for missing, endangered 19-year-old

Jacob Aaron Taylor

Jacob Aaron Taylor

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – The Sheriff’s Office is look­ing for a 19 year old man who left his Port Char­lotte home yes­ter­day evening. He is listed as a miss­ing endan­gered adult due to var­i­ous med­ical issues.

Jacob Aaron Tay­lor, of the 22000 block of Her­nando Avenue in Port Char­lotte, was reported miss­ing about 6:30 pm Mon­day August 18 after he abruptly left his house on foot. Prior to leav­ing he broke sev­eral items inside the house.

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Englewood man unhurt after I-75 crash

A truck trailer dragged and wound up atop the car.

A truck trailer dragged and wound up atop the car.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An 86-year-old Engle­wood man escaped injury Mon­day after­noon when his Volk­swagon Jetta was struck by a truck on I-75.

About 2:35 p.m., John Bryan was headed north in the inside lane on I-75 about a mile north of Palm Beach Boule­vard near mile marker 142.

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Schools are open — be alert for children

Slow down for safety - and your wallet.

Slow down for safety — and your wallet.

Sub­mit­ted by Sara­sota and Char­lotte Co. Sher­iffs’ Offices

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – As chil­dren get ready to head back to school, Sara­sota County Sher­iff Tom Knight and Char­lotte County Sher­iff Bill Prum­mel are urg­ing dri­vers and kids to take extra care.

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Promotions continue for CAP cadets

From left: Maj. Paul Reeves (commander of Squadron FL-051); lst Lt. Mikehla Hicks; Staff Sgt. Stephen Krause; Mstr. Sgt. Jordan Gerald; Chf. Mstr. Sgt. Cooper Whitten; Mstr. Sgt. Jordan Gerald; Sen. Airman Jeremy Jennings; and Ist Lt. Austin Alonzo. Well-deserved congratulations to all on their latest accomplishments.

From left: Maj. Paul Reeves (com­man­der of Squadron FL-051); lst Lt. Mikehla Hicks; Staff Sgt. Stephen Krause; Mstr. Sgt. Jor­dan Ger­ald; Chf. Mstr. Sgt. Cooper Whit­ten; Mstr. Sgt. Jor­dan Ger­ald; Sen. Air­man Jeremy Jen­nings; and Ist Lt. Austin Alonzo.

Sub­mit­ted by CAP

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. –The cadet unit of the Char­lotte County Com­pos­ite Squadron con­tin­ued its record of pro­mot­ing a group of enlisted mem­bers and offi­cers in July, accord­ing to Maj. Earle Bretz of Englewood.

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Supervisors of elections offer early voting for Aug. 26 primary

Early voting runs Aug. 16-23

Early vot­ing runs Aug. 16–23

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Early vot­ing for the Aug. 26, pri­mary elec­tion will begin on Sat­ur­day, Aug. 16, and con­tinue through Sat­ur­day, Aug. 23.

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