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NORTH PORT, Fla. -- North Port Police are looking for who's responsible for shooting up cars with a BB gun. Several cars were damaged over the past week off Tropicaire Boulevard and Ponce De Leon Boulevard. Police say a BB gun was used to shoot at parked cars and windshields. While no one ...
NORTH PORT -- A death near the Sarasota/Charlotte County line is under investigation, according to the North Port Police Department. The Police department informed the public about the investigation being conducted on Winchester Boulevard in post on its official Twitter account. Police activity in ...

NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - A pedestrian has been transported by Bayflite to Sarasota Memorial Hospital after being struck by a vehicle in North Port. At 10:43 a.m. Tuesday, the North Port Police Department responded to the Burger King parking lot near West Price Boulevard and South Toledo Blade ...
Both the Sarasota and North Port Police departments said they will follow Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight's lead in having the school district pay the full ... This week, the Florida Association of District School Superintendents Florida's said that the Legislature did not allocate enough money to put a law ...
Chris Clark at 941-429-7349 or — North Port Police (@NorthPortPolice) March 26, 2018. Walmart Suspect. North Port Police is trying to identify this man. (Source: North Port Police Department). prev. next. NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - North Port Police ...
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) - North Port police released a chilling 911 call made by a woman who stabbed a man after an attempted kidnapping. That man, it turns out, was connected to the Natalee Holloway disappearance investigation. Last Wednesday morning, Emily Heistand drove back home from her ...

NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - The North Port Police Department has placed their assistant police chief on administrative leave Wednesday morning. Mike Pelfrey was placed on paid leave after a complaint was filed for an undisclosed reason, according to North Port spokesperson Josh Taylor. "I can confirm ...
Pelfrey was overseeing the day-to-day operations and activities of the bureaus and divisions within the North Port Police Department, according to his biography. He serves as second in command — acting as the police chief during his absence. Lear has said that once Vespia retires he will select someone ...
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - Police have cleared a multi-vehicle crash at West Price Boulevard and Glenallen Boulevard. The North Port Police Department is reporting the three-vehicle crash that closed all lanes of West Price Boulevard has been cleared. The crash occurred just after 7:30 a.m. Friday ...
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - The North Port Police Department is reporting that all lanes of U.S. 41 in North Port have reopened after officers concluded an earlier investigation. At 4:30 a.m. Thursday, police responded to the intersection of Tuscola Boulevard and U.S. 41 for reports of a pedestrian struck by ...
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - The North Port Police Department has identified the stabbing victim as 32-year-old, John Christopher Ludwick. North Port Police says Ludwick tried to kidnap a young woman in her car and she stabbed him trying to get away. Ludwick was pronounced dead at a local hospital ...
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - Officers with the North Port Police Department are conducting a death investigation at a single-family residence. According to NPPD, detectives are investigating a death that occurred in the 3000 block of Sageblook Ter. in North Port. Authorities say the incident is confined to a ...
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - The North Port Police Department is seeking information on two individuals that might have information on an incident that happened in Lowe's on Sunday, March 11. According to police, a customer was at the Lowe's on Tuscolo Boulevard in North Port around noon, when he ...
While we had 4 very good candidates, the community deserves better than a good candidate", says Lear. "For a variety of reasons, none of the candidates met the standard that I feel our community deserves. As a result, we will be working to re-post the position and continue our efforts to get the great Police ...
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - North Port police say a K9 with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office helped them track down a stabbing suspect. Police were called to a home on San ... According to the North Port Police Department, the female victim has a restraining order against the suspect. North Port Police ...
NORTH PORT, Fla. - An off-duty Sarasota police officer shot himself while at a community center, the department said. The 25-year-old officer, whose identity was not released, was injured in "what appears to be an accidental self-inflicted shooting" at the Morgan Family Community Center on West ...
NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Detectives are investigating after a police officer allegedly accidentally shot himself in North Port, police say. According to North Port Police, just before 6:30 p.m. on Monday, police and fire personnel responded to a call of a shooting at the Morgan Family Community Center. Florida

The first call came in around 3 p.m., and shortly after, four agencies responded, including Charlotte County EMS, North Port Fire, North Port Police, and Florida Fire Service. A few homes were evacuated for precautionary measures, but were not under a mandatory evacuation. The cause of the fire is under ... Florida
NORTH PORT, Fla.-- Police say they arrested a teen for making threats to North Port High School. Police say Thursday night, February 8th, 2018, they received several tips about someone on social media making threats to harm students. According to the North Port Police twitter page, police investigated ... Florida
William T. and Beverly L. Archibald, North Port, Fla., to Carl J. Savino Jr., Scranton; two parcels at Hanson Lake, Benton Twp., for $130,000. • Clarks Summit Development LLC, Clarks Summit, to Clarks Summit Hotel Holdings LLC, Mifflinville; a property at 820 Northern Blvd., South Abington Twp., for $2.51 ... Florida
NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Forestry officials say they are looking for an arsonist responsible for nearly 50 brush fires in three weeks. They've put out an 'arson alert' and are posting signs asking for information leading to an ... While North Port police patrol the area, homeowners say they'll keep an eye out too. Florida
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - The North Port police department and Sarasota County sheriff's office have been working with the Underwater Recovery Force to search a body of water along Biscayne Drive. The search is part of the investigation into the death of Trent Bartol Thomas. Police have made one ... Florida
North Port, Florida - NORTH PORT -- North Port High School students were evacuated on Friday afternoon after a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom ... North Port Police Department shut down West Price between Glenallen Boulevard and Creek Nine Drive at Heron Creek Golf and Country Club. Florida
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) – Police say a standoff where an armed person was barricaded inside of a home ended peacefully. The standoff occurred along Haberland Blvd, about 1.5 miles away from Woodland Middle School. Out of an abundance of caution, the school was placed on lockdown. Florida
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Officials say 911 emergency lines are working again after going out twice in several Tampa Bay area counties. Around 1 p.m, multiple agencies reported that 911 service had been restored. As of 11 a.m. on Wednesday, 911 lines were down in the cities of Tampa, Bradenton, Temple ... Florida
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - A North Port man has been arrested on felony charges for attempted murder. Police say that 25-year-old Michael Martin got into an altercation with his step-father on Saturday, Jan. 27. and threatened to kill him. 00:00 00:00 ... Florida
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – North Port Police have arrested a man they say was involved in the shooting death of a man, and investigators say there is still someone on the loose. When this story broke last week, police told Fox 4 they were looking for two masked gunmen. We don't know if that number has ... Florida
Dontae Lamar Stanley Jr., 21, is believed to be one of two masked men who entered a home in the 8100 block of Chico Avenue on Wednesday, and shot Trent Bartol-Thomas, 19, who was found dead at the scene, according to detectives with the North Port Police Department. Bartol-Thomas is also known ... Florida
NORTH PORT, Fla. - One person was killed in a shooting on Wednesday morning, the North Port Police Department said. The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Port Chico Avenue near Gorgas Street. North Port police believe two men wearing masks entered the home shortly after the ... Florida
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) — Emergency crews responding to a recent crash in North Port had to fight off bees to save the victims. The North Port Police Department responded to the crash Tuesday afternoon on I-75 near mile marker 172. Officers say an SUV went off the road and into the air, then crashed ... Florida
SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla.-- The North Port Police Department is now looking for two suspect in a homicide investigation. Police say they responded to a shooting on the 8100 block of Porto Chico Avenue, around 1:30 Wednesday morning. They have confirmed that one person is dead, but did not identify ... Florida
SARASOTA, FL – When it comes to four-legged crime fighters, the Sarasota Police Department can now claim one of the top dogs. ... Department, Lee County Sheriff's Office, Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, North Port Police Department, Coral Gables Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol. Florida
(Source: North Port Police Dept.) prev. next. NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) – An armed kidnapping suspect, Aaron D. Gainer, that police warned the community to be cautious of if encountered, has been arrested in North Carolina. The 27-year-old is accused of three counts of armed kidnapping, aggravated ... Florida
Two Florida residents headed home after the holidays without their young cat after the feline was found stowed away inside a piece of checked luggage at the Erie International Airport on New Year's Day. Slim, a 6-month-old female cat, was discovered inside a piece of luggage filled with clothes and other ... Florida
NORTH PORT, Fla-- An attempted robbery Wednesday night has the North Port Police increasing patrols outside the George Mullen Activity Center. Police said around 9:00 p.m. a man pulled a gun on a staff member at the activity center and demanded money. According to the staff member, the man ran ... Florida
SARASOTA, Fla. – The Sarasota Police Department arrested two teens accused of stealing a car in North Port. Julien Guevara, 16, faces felony charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing to elude and stealing a vehicle. The passenger Haley Decker, 13, also faces a felony charge of ... Florida
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - North Port Police are asking the public to help identify a driver who fled the scene of a vehicle crash Saturday. The crash occurred at Price Blvd. near North Porth Highschool when a vehicle rear-ended another vehicle. The driver and vehicle responsible for causing the crash ... Florida
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - The North Port Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of one person early Saturday morning. According to officers, Christine Fuhlman, 46, of Port Charlotte, suffered fatal injuries after her vehicle overturned around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Florida
NORTH PORT, Fla. - North Port Police sent out a tweet early Sunday morning asking residents to help identify two suspects tied to a string of recent car burglaries. NPPD is looking to identify these subjects regarding vehicle Burglaries in the area of Pan American and Narramore. If you have information ... Florida
North Port Police seek two in vehicle burglaries. According to officers, the pair were seen in the area of Pan American Blvd. and Narramore St. prev. next. NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - The North Port Police Department is looking to identify two suspects with regards to vehicle burglaries. According to officers ... Florida
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) – Police in North Port spread a little Christmas cheer to an 11-year-old boy battling a brain tumor. According to his family's GoFundMe page, Michael Retz was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor in October. Days later, he underwent a 10-hour operation to remove most of the ... Florida
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) – Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a number of suspects stole lawn equipment in North Port earlier this month. Video released by the North Port Police Department shows at least three hooded men rummaging through vehicles at an undisclosed location. Florida
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) — Police say they have located a missing elderly woman out of North Port. North Port police sent the alert out early Sunday morning for Joyce Jacobs. Jacobs suffers from dementia and diabetes, and has a history of heart problems. Jacobs had been missing from her home since ... Florida
NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Police are now investigating how a K9 dog got loose and was found dead after going missing from his handler's home. The dog, Edo had worked with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office for the past two years. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office reported over the weekend that a K9 ... Florida
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - North Port police are asking Suncoast residents for help identifying a man they say broke into multiple properties last month. Detectives say the man in the security photos entered the shed of one property and the lanai of another property on Nov. 19. The suspect also broke into ... Florida
NPPD Chief Vespia is honored by the North Port High JROTC ahead of his retirement. ... NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB)- The North Port High School ROTC honored retiring Police Chief Kevin Vespia today. ... “He's been my personal role model,” said Dillon Stover, who's part of the ROTC at North Port High. Florida
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) – As far as crimes go, this is pretty low. A North Port man was arrested for burglarizing a home while Hurricane Irma tore through the area. If that's not bad enough, the home is owned by first responders. Police say as Irma's winds whipped through North Port, 32-year-old Jeffery ... Florida
NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) — Imagine thinking your next door neighbor is dealing drugs, and police agree. They respond to the home 51 times in just a few months. But it turns out shutting the whole thing down isn't so easy, so 8 On Your Side went to find out why. The house with the red door on San Mateo ... Florida
NORTH PORT, FL (WWSB) - Authorities did not locate a bomb at North Port High School after North Port Police and the Sarasota Sheriff's Office completed a thorough search of the campus. At 5:30 p.m. North Port Police Tweeted that the search on the North Port High campus was complete and nothing was ... Florida
The North Port Police Department is currently on scene at a standoff near the intersection of E. Price Boulevard and S. Haberland Boulevard. The address of the incident is 3601 E. Price Blvd. in North Port, Fla. The suspect is barricaded in the home and is armed. Nearby Woodland Middle School is on ... Florida


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