FHP launches Stay at the Scene awareness campaign

On Tuesday, February 6, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) introduced their new “Stay at the Scene” awareness campaign. During the month of February, FHP will work to remind drivers that it is important to stay at the scene of a crash if they are involved. FHP said that “Statewide in 2017, there were over 98,000 […]

One dead in vehicle versus pedestrain crash

On Monday, January 29, 2018, deputies responded to a call of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at the intersection of Main Street West and South 2nd Street. Upon arrival they found a male victim laying in the eastbound lanes of Main Street West and silver sport utility vehicle with front-end damage stopped in the roadway. […]

Arrest made in connection with Immokalee burglary

Angel Perez, age 21, was arrested Saturday, January 6, 2018 following a burglary at Crestview Park Apartments in Immokalee. According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Perez is accused of stealing several items valued at over $7,400 which includes two handguns, cash, a diamond plated necklace, an Armani watch, and a gun case. Perez later […]

Hit-and-run leaves one critically injured

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Geraldo Gariby, age 51, of Immokalee was riding his bicycle on Carson Road Extension just north of Lincoln Boulevard near Arrowhead Reserve when the passenger side mirror of a vehicle struck him around 1:47 a.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Gariby was not wearing a helmet at the time […]

Crash claims three lives in Immokalee

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a crash on Custer Avenue in Immokalee just after 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018. When deputies, firefighters, and paramedics arrived they located Ra’Layah Johnson, age 3, who was transported to Naples Community Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. […]

Firefighters receive Phoenix Award

Twelve Immokalee Firefighters were honored with Phoenix Awards last week by Collier County EMS. The Phoenix Award is generally presented to first responders who resuscitate patients in cardiac arrest. According to the American Heart Association, of the approximate 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in 2016, only 12 percent survived thanks to the help of bystanders and […]

New Helicopter Lands At CCSO

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Bureau is welcoming the newest aircraft to its fleet, a Bell UH-1H. More commonly known as a Vietnam-era Huey. The aircraft will be used in a variety of search-and-rescue missions as well as wildfire battles. The need for this kind of aircraft with the ability to carry and dump […]

Detectives Look To Identify Man Who Lured Child

Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in this composite sketch. A witness told deputies that she saw this man try to coax a young girl into his vehicle at Lakewood Boulevard and Estey Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The incident took place at the crosswalk leading to East Naples Middle […]

Fire Prevention Weeks Kicks off October 8th Plan Two Ways Out, Just in Case One is Blocked!

October 8-14 has been proclaimed as “Fire Prevention Week” and this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”. Every second counts when homeowners are advised to evacuate an intense, rapidly growing wildfire. By leaving early, residents avoid being caught in fire, smoke, or road congestion. Evacuating the wildfire area […]

Collier Deputies warn of ‘Grandkid’ Scam

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office wants the community to be wary of telephone calls seeking money to bail loved ones out of jail after several residents reported falling victim to scammers. Often referred to as the “Grandkid Scam,” the caller pretends to be a family member, usually a grandchild, and asks for money. The caller […]