HCSO seizes Altair Training Solutions

On June 19, 2018, Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden received, from the court, a Writ of Possession Instanter ordering Sheriff Whidden to seize all of the property named in the writ and turn it over to the new owner and remove any persons on the property known as Altair Training Solutions, a regional training facility […]

Meet Officer Daniel McDonald

Daniel McDonald was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and now is a sergeant with the Collier County sheriff’s office. June 5, 2018 made it 28 years since he was sworn into the police department. After working four years at the Naples Police Department he transferred to the Immokalee substation where he has been working […]

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, […]

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 […]

Zombicon shooting suspect has ties to Immokalee

On Monday, February 26, 2018, the Fort Myers Police Department announced that an arrest had finally been made in connection to the October 17, 2015 Zombicon shooting which left Expavious Taylor, 20, dead and five others wounded. Detectives with the Fort Myers Police Department and agents with the FBI arrested Jose Raul Bonilla, 23, with […]

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. […]

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. […]

Human Remains Identified

The Collier County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that human remains discovered Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, are those of Jacob “Jake” Ruddy, a Collier County man who was 25 when his family reported him missing last November. Family members told the Collier County Sheriff’s Office that they last saw Jacob Ruddy on Nov. 6, 2016. […]

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 […]