Immokalee man arrested on multiple charges

An Immokalee man was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday, July 30 in connection with a string of recent vehicle thefts and vehicle burglaries in Ave Maria and Immokalee. Jimmy Andrew Smith, 18, 4646 County Route 850, is charged with three counts of grand theft auto, two counts of grand theft, five counts of vehicle burglary, […]

Two Teens Arrested in Homicide

Two Immokalee teens are facing murder charges following a drive-by shooting Tuesday evening. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19-year-old Jesus Montelongo III, 19, and 17-year-old Malachi Montelongo, on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Deputies responded to calls of a shooting along Amos Court at 6:21 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies […]

I75 in Collier County

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was parked stationary in the westbound paved emergency lane of I75 Alligator Alley at the 98 mile marker at approximately 8:44 am. A flatbed tow truck (Southwest Transport),  was traveling WB in the right lane.  The tow truck veered into the emergency lane, resulting in the right side of the […]

Florida Highway Patrol ~Dui Wolfpack Detail~

Collier County, Florida – The Florida Highway Patrol will hold a DUI Wolfpack Operation beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019 until 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2019.  The Wolfpack Operation will take place in Collier County.  The Wolfpack Operation will focus on Interstate 75 and major state and county roadways. The […]

Prepare for Graduation with safety in mind

With graduation ceremonies approaching, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office reminds teens and their parents to celebrate safely. Deputies say it is important for parents, teens and party hosts to understand the laws in order to keep everyone safe. Some parents host after-graduation parties where alcohol is provided, thinking that they can better protect teens by […]

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign is in force

Wearing your seat belt not only saves lives, it can also save you from getting a ticket. It used to be officers could only ticket unbuckled drivers if they had been stopped for another violation. Now, you can be pulled over simply for not wearing your seat belt. As a reminder to drivers, the annual […]

Utilizing science and technology to improve local K-9 skills

K-9 Officers and their partners train and work hard everyday to protect us. A specialized faction of these officers are dedicated to explosive detection work, and innovative methods of training have grown exponentially over the past few years. The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) Science and Technology Program invited law enforcement from all over […]

Pedestrian Education, Developing Safety and DUI Wolfpack Detail

The Florida Highway Patrol will hold a DUI Wolfpack Operation beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 until 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  The Wolfpack Operation will take place in Lee and Collier County.  The Wolfpack Operation will focus on Interstate 75 and major state and county roadways. The Florida Highway […]

Two Home Invasion Robbers Get 45 Years In Prison

Two Immokalee men were sentenced to 45 years in prison Wednesday for their roles in a string of violent home-invasion robberies in Collier County and the City of Naples, while a third suspect is heading to trial. At a hearing in Collier County Circuit Court, Henry Adam “Ricky” Contreras, 53, and his son Johnathan Contreras, […]

Beware Of Jury Duty Scam

Your phone rings. The caller says you missed jury duty and that you need to pay a fine or you’ll be arrested. Don’t believe it; it’s a scam. A form of the jury duty scam is once again making the rounds in Collier County. The scam typically involves a suspicious telephone call from someone pretending […]

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