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CCSO plans enforcement on South McCall Road

Englewood CCSO 15-1211 062 (2)ENGLEWOOD, FLA. – This is a press release, pre­sented in the for­mat in which it was sent:

Spe­cial Traf­fic Enforce­ment Locations 

(CHARLOTTE COUNTY) — The Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office will pay spe­cial atten­tion to traf­fic enforce­ment at these loca­tions from August 28 – Sep­tem­ber 3, 2017.  Con­tinue read­ing this story…

CCSO investigating Englewood death

Englewood Vehicle Photo copyENGLEWOOD, FLA. – This is a press release, pre­sented in the for­mat in which it was sent:


(Engle­wood)- The Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office responded to a res­i­dence in the 2700 block of Eleventh Avenue in Engle­wood at approx­i­mately 10:01am Sun­day morn­ing for a reported dis­tur­bance. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Englewood teen slams SUV into tree

FHP logoVENICE, Fla. – An Engle­wood teen was taken to Sara­sota Memo­r­ial Hos­pi­tal on Fri­day after a one-car acci­dent on Jacaranda Boulevard.

Todd Park, 17, lost con­trol of his vehi­cle as he was dri­ving south on Jacaranda Boule­vard, toward Engle­wood Road, the Florida High­way Patrol reports. Todd ran the 2000 Toy­ota 4-Runner off the road at a curve; the SUV rotated clock­wise before over­turn­ing, FHP reports. It went 44 feet in a north­east direc­tion and the driver’s side hit a tree. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Englewood motorcyclist killed in head-on collision on 776

FHP logoENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood motor­cy­clist was killed Thurs­day when his vehi­cle was struck by a car dri­ven by an elderly woman, the Florida High­way Patrol said.

Kevin Stu­art Orf, 49, was dri­ving south on Indi­ana Avenue at about 7:40 p.m. and was approach­ing Fox­wood Boule­vard when his motor­cy­cle col­lided with a Dodge Car­a­van that was com­ing the other way, accord­ing to the FHP report released Sat­ur­day. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Englewood driver cited in pedestrian death

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office police cruisers fill the parkinENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood cyclist died Sun­day after being struck by a truck in the park­ing lot at 55 Indi­ana Ave., accord­ing to the Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office.

Police are with­hold­ing the victim’s name pend­ing next of kin, and did not say what com­mu­nity he was from. The dri­ver of the truck, David Allen Schnei­der, 69, of Engle­wood was cited with care­less dri­ving.  Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Englewood baby died Saturday

Charlotte SO color st#5A482.JPGENGLEWOOD -  The Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is inves­ti­gat­ing the death of a 3½-month old male baby who was found to be unre­spon­sive at approx­i­mately 7 a.m. Sat­ur­day. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Mark Chapman, 63: An obituary

The late Mark Chapman at the wheel in December, heading toward Englewood.

The late Mark Chap­man at the wheel in Decem­ber, head­ing toward Englewood.

Mark and his father, 1953 or 1954.

Mark and his father, 1953 or 1954.

(More than half of this obit­u­ary was writ­ten by Mark, in 2014.)

Mark Chap­man, 63, took his final bow Aug. 15, 2016, dying sud­denly due to a brief illness.

Mark was born in Hyan­nis, Mass., June 27, 1953, the son of the late Carl W. and Martha C. Chap­man. He met his wife, Nancy (Guen­ther), at the Smithville The­ater in New Jer­sey in 1976 and they mar­ried a year later. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

CCSO keeping an eye on Boundary Boulevard; South McCall Road and Oriole Boulevard

Deputies will be watching Boundary Boulevard this week.

Deputies will be watch­ing Bound­ary Boule­vard this week.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY – The Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) will pay spe­cial atten­tion to traf­fic enforce­ment at these loca­tions from Sept. 19 to Sept. 25:

Speed Enforce­ment:

      • The entire length of Bound­ary Boulevard
      • Tami­ami Trail (U.S. 41) between Cor­nelius Drive and Toledo Blade Boulevard

Traf­fic light enforce­ment: 

  • South McCall Road and Ori­ole Boulevard
  • Tami­ami Trail (U.S. 41) and Jones Loop Road

Char­lotte County has 19 vehi­cle deaths so far this year, accord­ing to the Depart­ment of High­way Safety & Motor Vehi­cles. There were 19 deaths this same time last year.