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 […]

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 […]