5 Arrested on drug charges in Punta Gorda raid

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics detectives raided a Punta Gorda apartment at 1231 Slash Pine Circle, unit #113 ( in The Pines) Thursday morning. Five arrest..
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Lehigh man arrested in connection with starvation of 2 dogs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres man has been charged in connection with the starvation of two pet dogs left in his care. Kevin James Gdowik of 2808 West 23rd Street in Lehigh Ac..
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Desoto teacher accused of sexual battery on a student

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DESOTO COUNTY, Fla.- A Desoto County High School teacher was arrested Wednesday for sexual battery on one of his female students from 2009 through 2010. Luis Alvarez was arrested i..
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4 Arrested in Army/Navy store burglary & home invasion

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit detectives have made four arrests in the Feb. 8 burglary and theft of 25 weapons from the Army/Navy store, 273..
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2 Pt. Charlotte teens arrested for home invasion

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives have arrested two teens in connection with the Apr. 8 armed home invasion robbery in the 18400 block of Robinson Avenue,..
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Police cruiser shot near site of Trayvon Martin shooting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SANFORD, Fla.- Authorities say an empty police cruiser was shot up on Tuesday morning, in the same area where Trayvon Martin was killed.Police say the car, parked at an elementary ..
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2nd Man arrested in Feb. home invasion robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested the second of three gunmen involved in a Feb. 23 armed home invasion robbery in the 21300 block ..
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2 Men shot and killed when debt collection goes awry

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 19-year-old Joshuat Lopez-Santana, of 1001 Temple Avenue in Bradenton, in connection with the double shootin..
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Man allegedly pulls gun on family in road rage incident

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man who pulled a handgun on a visiting family of four stemming from a road rage incident Friday. Ch..
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Burglary suspect returns to the scene on his bike

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 48-year-old Fort Myers man was arrested for burglary after returning to the scene of the crime on his bicycle. On Wednesday, the Fort Myers Police Department re..
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Teen arrested for burglary, 10th booking

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD EAST, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office arrested a 15-year-old Englewood boy for Burglary. A witness reported he saw a young man looking in a front window in th..
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Mother arrested after toddler dies in crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 31-year-old Cape Coral woman has been arrested for negligent manslaughter after a car accident at Fowler and Market Streets that killed her 2-year-old daughter ..
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Teen allegedly steals weapons from 2 vehicles

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office arrested a man for stealing weapons from two vehicles in Port Charlotte. Thomas David Solesbee, 18, of 21882 Calvin Lane..
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Man & baby in stroller hit in Lehigh Acres, injuries minor

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- Danger for a man and his baby talking a walk along a Lehigh Acres road on Tuesday night.Florida Highway Patrol troopers tell WINK News, the man was at Lee Str..
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Only on WINK: Rays player involved in two crashes day of DUI

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.  -- WINK News has learned the Tampa Bay Rays player, Matthew Bush, who is accused of DUI and a hit and run that left a Charlotte County man in the hospi..
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Multi-agency weapons bust yields 14 arrests

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fourteen people have been arrested in a major Fort Myers weapons bust. Local, state and federal officials Tuesday announced the conclusion of a six-month operatio..
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Man arrested for stealing brass and copper from Home Depot

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A homeless Naples man was arrested for grand theft after shoplifting fro Home Depot on Tuesday. Lonnie Heckelman slipped multiple brass fittings, copper tubing cutter..
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Mom speeding in a school zone leads to drug charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy saw a woman driver speeding in an East Elementary school zone at 8:36 a.m. Monday and made a traffic stop that led to multipl..
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Traffic stop leads to drug trafficking arrest

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy observed a man driving and not wearing his seat belt that led to drug trafficking charges. The incident occurred at Fairway D..
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Man arrested for stabbing bicyclist in Punta Gorda

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested a Port Charlotte man for stabbing a bicyclist Friday afternoon south of Punta Gorda. Armando Fra..
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