Hit and Run

Immokalee – On November 28, 2018 at 7:11 p.m., Florida Highway Patrol Troopers responded to a fatal traffic crash on Lake Trafford Road near Krystal Lane. A 2004 Mercury SUV was traveling east on Lake Trafford Road while Ms. Margarita Gonzalez, age 71 of Immokalee, was within the same eastbound lane, west of Krystal Lane. […]

Be wary of mailbox theft check washing activity

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of checks being stolen from mailboxes. These checks are then washed with ink-removing chemicals and rewritten to a new payee for large amounts of money. CCSO offers following tips to help prevent becoming a victim of mail theft/check washing: *Bank online. Refrain from mailing checks, cash, gift […]

Composite Released In Golden Gate Estates Suspicious Incident

Deputies are investigating after a teenage girl reported she was approached by a stranger in Golden Gate Estates on Monday morning. The 15-year-old told deputies she was walking to her school bus stop on Wilson Boulevard when a man approached and asked her for “all her stuff.” The man then grabbed her left arm, but […]

Estates man arrested after bullet strikes neighbor in home

A 41-year-old Golden Gate Estates man who detectives say was shooting a handgun in his backyard Sunday, December 30, 2018 was arrested after one of the bullets struck a neighbor inside her residence. Juan Arreguin, 2980 6th Ave. S.E., is charged with one count of shooting a missile into a dwelling, a felony, and one […]

New Composites released

Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying two individuals from two separate ongoing investigations. We recently updated our composite sketches for each of these cases, hoping to identify the man and woman pictured. The first composite is of a woman whose body was found in 1978 off of State Road 29 in Big […]

When You See Flashing Lights, Move Over, Florida, It’s The Law

TALLAHASSEE – January is Move Over month and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges all motorists to move over for emergency and service vehicles stopped along the roadway. Preliminarily in 2018, there were 231 crashes and almost 17,000 citations issued for motorists failing to move over. DHSMV and the Florida […]

Immokalee man fatally stabbed on New Years Eve

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a stabbing about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of Chadwick Circle, in the area of Farm Workers Village. The man was identified as Schimael Deroses, 21, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Detectives are investigating the stabbing as a homicide. At press time no […]

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, […]