Charlotte County, Punta Gorda to lift curfew Thursday morning

Writer: Matthew Seaver
(Credit: Charlotte County)

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office says it will be lifting its curfew on Thursday at 6 a.m.

Sheriff Bill Prummell said in a news release on Monday that he understands the community’s frustration over the curfew but said that the curfew is in place to keep the community safe.

Prummell also said the sheriff’s office had seen a substantial increase in reports of crime in both areas with and without power. He said deputies have found many people out after curfew who he said had “nefarious intent.”

Based on what the department has seen, the sheriff said he feels safe removing the 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew beginning on Thursday at 6 a.m.

Prummell said he spoke with the Punta Gorda Police Department chief and the city will also be lifting its curfew on thursday morning.

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