CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - On Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office along with Charlotte County Fire Department was dispatched to 4 separate reports of arson. The incidents occurred between US 41 and Harbor Blvd, and ended at Aaron St. and Gertrude Ave area in Port Charlotte. Unknown subjects set fire to two dumpsters, a fence, and two Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars were damaged as a result of the fire. The State Fire Marshall investigated the fires and classified them as arson.
The investigation is being worked jointly by the State Fire Marshall and the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Unit. At this time there is no indication that the fires were anything other than random. If anyone has information on the person or persons that caused the fires are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or Criminal Investigation Unit at 258-3926.