Punta Gorda Police Department

  • Agency: Punta Gorda Police Department
  • Address: 1410 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, 33950 FL
  • Chief: Albert A Arenal (Acting Chief of Police)
Phone: (941) 575-5519
Fax: (941) 575-5502

Punta Gorda Police Department is located at 1410 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, 33950 FL. The Acting Chief of Police of the department is Albert A Arenal. The Punta Gorda Police Department phone number is (941) 575-5519.

Punta Gorda Police Department News

Thanks to the Baker Center for inviting us to join in on the Community Walk About this morning!

Officer Joe Angelini along with members of PGFD helped Walmart on Taylor Road celebrate the grand opening of their online grocery pickup service today!

Remembering Punta Gorda Police Departments Law enforcement Heroes On Tuesday, October 10, 1978 Assistant Chief Richard Beecher was killed while searching for an escaped murderer. While conducting a search, Assistant Chief Beecher flagged down a truck and stepped up on the running board to speak to the driver. After questioning the driver, he stepped down off the running boardand was struck by a passing motorist. Assistant Chief Beecher was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries a few hours later. Assistant Chief Richard Beecher was hired by the agency in 1969.

This morning students, parents, and teachers along with several officers with PGPD walked/biked together to Sallie Jones Elementary for International Walk/Bike to School Day!

OCCUPIED RESIDENTIAL BURLGARY SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN SARASOTA COUNTY On the morning of September 21, 2017, officers and detectives with the Punta Gorda Police Department responded to 1500 block of San Marino Court in reference to an occupied residential burglary in progress. The suspects, later identified as Taniesha Marie Parker and Kenneth Roy Brown had fled the scene before officers arrived. The victims were at home when the female victim observed Parker in the laundry room of the residence and Brown entering the garage. The female victim ordered Parker to leave and when she did not a physical altercation ensued. The female victim was able to wrestle Parker into the garage and then out into the driveway where Parker entered the victim’s vehicle and started it before the female victim pulled her out of the vehicle. The male victim heard the altercation, called 9-1-1, and retrieved his firearm. The male victim held Parker at gunpoint at which time Brown entered the vehicle they had arrived in, a gray 2015 Jaguar XJ which had been reported stolen the day prior in Fort Myers, and attempted to strike the victims with the vehicle. Brown then circled around and fearing that he was going to attempt to strike them again the male victim discharged his firearm possibly striking the passenger side of the vehicle. Parker fled the scene on foot and Brown fled in the vehicle. On September 22, 2017, detectives received information regarding two individuals arrested by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s office for multiple vehicle and residential burglaries that matched the description of the suspects in this case. Detectives made contact with Parker and Brown at the Sarasota County Jail where they acknowledged their involvement in the burglary on San Marino Court. Arrest warrants were issued with Parker being held on $725,000 bond and Brown being held on $525,000 bond.

Our friends at Publix stopped by today with a cake just to say thank you for all of the work done by first responders and police and fire staff during Hurricane Irma! We love PG!

We were so glad to have our friends from Bloom Academy stop by the police department for a tour on Friday. These pre-K kids spent time with School Resource Officer Joe Angelini meeting the different staff and seeing what happens at the police department. Pictured with the kids and their teachers is SRO Joe Angelini and Interim Chief Jason Ciaschini.

UPDATE ON OCCUPIED BURGLARY The suspects in the occupied residential burglary that occurred yesterday in the 1500 block of San Marino Court have been identified and are currently in custody in the Sarasota County Jail on unrelated charges.

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 is International Walk/Bike to School Day! All students, parents, and staff of Sallie Jones Elementary School are invited to meet School Resource Officer Joe Angelini as well as members of the PGPD Bike Team and Patrol Unit at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Cooper Street and East Ann Street across from Charlotte High (514 East Grace Street/Old Health Department) and walk/bike to school together! Come join us for a fun and healthy way to start your day!

09.22.2017 *Update* The two suspects in this case have been identified by law enforcement and are currently in custody at the Sarasota County jail on unrelated charges. Earlier today we had an occupied residential burglary in the 1500 block of San Marino where the suspects, a male and female, targeted the vehicle parked in the open garage. Both suspects entered the laundry room of the residence to obtain the keys to the victim's vehicle. They were confronted by the residents and after a physical disturbance fled the area in a stolen Jaguar bearing Florida license plate INFB21. The Jaguar is depicted in the attached photograph. If you have seen the Jaguar please contact the police department by calling 941-639-4111.

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The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida set up their emergency mobile pantry yesterday at the Cooper Street Recreation Center to provide food and water to the community!

Larry Taylor with the Punta Gorda Kiwanis Club stopped by to drop off care packages for officers to keep in their patrol vehicles for when they come into contact with a distressed child. Larry said they were next headed out to Arcadia and Collier County with food and supplies for hurricane victims. Thanks Kiwanis!!!

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The Punta Gorda Police Department will still be holding testing for new officers from September 19-21, 2017. Applications must be submitted by close of business on Friday, September 15, 2017. Applications can be found at http://www.ci.punta-gorda.fl.us/government/human-resources/employment-opportunities

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The Charlotte County curfew of 9:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. will still be in effect tonight. Violating curfew is a misdemeanor. Be safe Punta Gorda!

City Facilities to Reopen https://goo.gl/2Niqck