Caregivers leave elderly man in his own feces

CHARLOTTE COUNTY – The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office arrested two caregivers accused of neglect, after an elderly man was found naked on the floor lying in his feces after Hurricane Irma. According to arrest reports, Farren Webb, and her mother Traci Waggoner, were arrested on November 17th and charged with neglect of an elderly or disabled adult with great harm. The report says in September a friend of the victim decided to check...

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Punta Gorda hires new police chief

PUNTA GORDA- It’s new beginnings for the Punta Gorda police department. City Manager Howard Kunik announced that Pamela Davis will be the new chief. “Every department when they have an interim for a number of months, they always want some stability down the road and we now have it,” said Kunik. Davis is currently the director of professional development and training for the Baltimore Police Department and has 23 years of...

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New Police Chief for city of Punta Gorda

PUNTA GORDA – The city of Punta Gorda hires a new Police Chief. City Manager Howard Kunik announced today that Pamela Davis, a 26-year veteran of law enforcement, will start her role January 2nd. Davis is the Director of the Professional Development and Training Academy for the Baltimore Police Department. Before that, she was with the Anne Arundel county Police Department for 23 years, where she started as a Patrol Officer and became...

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Body discovered in vehicle found in pond

CHARLOTTE COUNTY – The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office discovers a body inside a vehicle found in a pond Saturday, November 18, in Charlotte County. The Sheriff’s Office reports the vehicle was found off I-75 and Tuckers Grade at around 12:30 P.M. The Medical Examiner took custody of the body after the Crime Scene Unit completed processing the vehicle. Stay with us for updates. The post Body discovered in vehicle found in pond...

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Beware of porch pirates

CHARLOTTE- The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be on the lookout for porch pirates. As online shopping activity increases during the holiday season, package thefts from front porches do as well. The Sheriff’s Office recommends these helpful tips to stop package poachers build a lockbox and secure it to a surface. Try to be at home when your package arrives have your package delivered to you at work, so you...

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Veteran shows patriotism in a permanent way

ENGLEWOOD – Driving past Englewood’s Vision Quest Tattoo Wednesday, you would never know there were centuries of history inside. And they’re all on U.S. Army Veteran Christopher O’Neill’s body. “We started with some old tattered flag and an old soldier, we moved down and the final piece was, after the Normandy beach invasion, we put my grandfather there and his initials,” O’Neill said. He lost his grandfather, a WWII veteran, a year...

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