Man charged in connection with May 5 Immokalee Homicide

Collier County Sheriff’s Office detectives have charged a 22-year-old man in connection with a May 5 homicide in Immokalee. Stephen Perez Jr., of Immokalee, is charged with murder, possession of a weapon in the commission of murder, and distribution of marijuana in connection with the death of Juan Herrera, 19, of Immokalee. Perez was located […]

Memorial Service to Honor Fallen Officers

Each year, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office conducts a memorial service and candlelight vigil honoring local deputies who have died in the line of duty. This year’s vigil will take place Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m., during National Law Enforcement Memorial Week. The event will take place at the East Naples United Methodist Church, […]

North Collier Professional Fire Fighters Local 2297 to Fill the Boot for MDA

Members of the North Collier Professional Fire Fighters Local 2297 will kick off their annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease in Southwest Florida. “Throughout 2018, MDA and fire fighters are celebrating 64 years of proud partnership, joined together in the fight against life-threatening muscle disease”, said […]

Operation Chill rewards good behavior

If a Collier deputy catches your child in the act, they might just get a “ticket.” The CCSO is again participating in 7-Eleven’s Operation Chill, a program that aims to reduce crime and build rapport between kids and law enforcement. If a deputy spots a child wearing a helmet, picking up trash or observing crosswalk […]

Prepare for Prom with safety in mind

With proms 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-prom parties where alcohol is provided, thinking that they can better protect teens by supervising […]

25 residents displaced because of early morning fire

Immokalee Fire Control crews were on the scene of a two-story multi-family dwelling fire at 121 N 6th St at 5 a.m on Tuesday, March 27. No injuries were reported but at least 25 people were displaced because of the fire and water damage. The fire was caused by an electrical issue in the void […]

One dead following crash in Immokalee

On Saturday, March 3, shortly after 10:30 a.m. a crash occurred at the intersection of State Road 29 and Oil Well Road which left Oil Well Road closed for several hours. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2018 Hyundai Elanta driven by Georgette Simone Laidlaw, 29, of Key Largo was traveling northbound on State […]

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 […]