Suspects rob Immokalee post office at gunpoint

Deputies with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and crime scene detectives are looking for four men who they said robbed several US post office employees at gunpoint at the Immokalee Post Office on Wednesday morning. No one was hurt during the robbery. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said the men entered through the back door […]

71 year old Immokalee woman killed in hit-and-run

A 71-year-old Immokalee woman was killed in a hit-and-run around 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Margarita Gonzalez-Martinez was in the eastbound lane of Lake Trafford Road, west of Krystal Lane in Immokalee, in the path of a vehicle that struck her on the side. After the collision, the vehicle fled the […]

24 year old Immokalee man arrested for beating child

Manuel Hernandez-Jimenez, 24, was arrested for whipping a child with a cord. The arrest report shows detectives observed lash marks and a small bump on the top of the child’s head and a large one on the back of her head. Hernandez-Jimenez’s landlord reported hearing Hernandez-Jimenez hitting the girl. CCSO said, based on the evidence, […]

LaBelle man accused of sexually abusing three Immokalee girls

On Oct. 9 Hendry County Deputies arrested Fidencio M. Leal Collazo, 36, on suspicion of sexually abusing three girls ages 13, 11 and 8, that lived in Immokalee over a period of about six years. Leal Collazo faces two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, two counts of sexual battery of a child younger than […]

CCSO Traffic Unit Launches Enforcement Campaign

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit will launch a pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign beginning this month with concentrated enforcement efforts through May 2019. In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the CCSO will conduct high-visibility enforcement details beginning today Monday, Sept. 10, at the following locations: • […]

Man threatens to shoot up casino

Leland Thomas is accused of making threats to shoot up the Immokalee Seminole Casino with a machine gun and blow up a police car. Seminole Police arrested Leland Thomas on Monday, Aug. 27, at the casino. Police said Thomas had already been banned for his lifetime from the casino. He is also accused of trespassing […]

CCSO Cautions Residents About Blackmail Scam

Deputies are cautioning residents about a scam that seeks to blackmail victims with pornography allegations. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has received six telephone calls to the agency’s “Call Before You Pay” hotline in recent days from residents who said they were contacted anonymously by someone claiming to have evidence that their computer was being […]

Nominations due August 1 for awards

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce invites community members to nominate a first responder for the 2018 Distinguished Public Service Awards (DPSAs). Entering its 16th year, the Distinguished Public Service Awards recognize the outstanding contribution of an individual or team to their respective public service profession and to the well-being of Collier County. The categories […]

A Big Reason to go to the Polls on August 28

IMMOKALEE – In August, Immokalee voters will have a chance to modify the way that the fire district is funded. With only four percent of residents paying for fire protection, Fire Chief, Michael Choate had to look for other ways to fund the fire department’s budget. The funds are mainly needed to pay firefighter’s salaries. […]

Meet Collier County Sheriff’s Officer Lydia Pitre

Lydia Pitre was born and raised in Puerto Rico and now works for the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Pitre was on the search for a career that was long lasting, beneficial to not only herself but to others, and a career that would leave a positive impact on the community she works in. While visiting […]