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Submitted by Charlotte Co. Sheriff’s Office
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – A 15-year-old girl, previously from this area, is missing from another county and may be back in Charlotte County.
Lindsey Marie Turner ran away with another teen, who eventually returned home. The other teen indicated that Lindsey may have come to Charlotte County. She is listed as a missing/runaway juvenile.
Lindsey is described as a white female with straight blonde hair and blue eyes. She weighs about 105 pounds.
Anyone with information on the location of Lindsey Marie Turner is asked to please call the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 639‑2101 or other appropriate law enforcement agency if outside Charlotte County.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Charlotte County deputies are asking for assistance in identifying a man who allegedly took merchandise from the Walmart Super Center in Murdock without paying and then failed to comply with requests from Walmart loss prevention personnel.
Loss prevention personnel reported Wednesday, May 20, that a man and woman entered the Walmart Super Center at 19100 Murdock Circle in Port Charlotte, at about 3:40 p.m. The couple selected a set of hub caps from the automotive section and a bag of rabbit food from the pet section.
Correction: The street number in the address where the fire occurred was incorrect. It was 70 North Gulf Blvd.
KNIGHT ISLAND, Fla. – The State Fire Marshal and Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the cause of a devastating house fire that left two people dead early Sunday at 70 N. Gulf Blvd. on Knight Island.
Two bodies, a male and a female, were found in the debris, according to department spokeswoman Dee Hawkins-Garland. The identities of the victims had not been released as of 11:35 a.m. Monday, according to the Charlotte County Coroner’s Office.
SARASOTA, Fla. – A 76-year-old Rotonda West man was one of four drivers involved in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday afternoon in North Port.
William Henry Fernham suffered minor injuries in the 4:38 p.m. incident at U.S. 41 and De Leon Drive, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, but was not taken to the hospital.
Submitted by Charlotte Co. Sheriff’s Office
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – The Fraternal Order of Police, in conjunction with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, will host the 2015 Fallen Officer Memorial at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the FOP Lodge, 23300 Harper Ave., Charlotte Harbor.
This event commemorates the memory of the 117 national law enforcement officers and the six Florida law enforcement officers that have fallen in the service of their communities in 2014.
Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell and Chief Albert “Butch” Arenal are among the invited guest speakers. Presentations will be made by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard, the Punta Gorda Police Department Honor Guard and the FOP Women’s Auxiliary. The National Anthem will be performed by Meghan Keeting.
The community is invited to attend and show support for the families of these heroes.
Submitted by Sarasota Co. Sheriff’s Office
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the National Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign to save lives and remind motorists that Florida law requires them to buckle up.
From May 18 to 31, law enforcement agencies throughout the United States are intensifying efforts to enforce seat belt laws for all motorists around the clock. Failing to wear seat belts will cost drivers $116. This campaign intentionally includes the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a time known for increased traffic volume on Florida’s roadways.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The eastbound and westbound outside lanes of South McCall Road from Oriole Boulevard to Wilmington Boulevard will be closed during business hours from Monday, May 18, through Friday, May 22.
Overnight lane closures will be necessary from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. that Monday and Tuesday.
These lane closures are due to construction activities in conjunction with the Winchester Boulevard South extension project. Upon completion, Winchester Boulevard will be a direct connector from Placida Road to I-75 via River Road in Sarasota County. Construction is projected to be complete in late summer 2015.
Updated 4:45 p.m. May 13: The missing teen has been located, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Submitted by Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a 17-year-old boy who voluntarily walked away from his Port Charlotte home about 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 12.