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, […]

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 […]