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 […]

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 […]

Collier County Sheriff’s Office locates lost hiker

Deputies were called to the Cypress Dome Trail on Sunday afternoon by a hiker who said he was lost in the woods. Just before 3:00pm, Uwe Mueggee of Naples called 911 to report that he had spent several hours on the trail, but couldn’t figure out how to get back to the trailhead. Deputies arrived […]

CCSO reunites lost boy in Immokalee

While on scene of a stolen semi-truck and trailer Saturday, deputies with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office faced another pressing situation. Fernando, age 5, wondered away from his Immokalee home and become lost. Seeing the deputies on Main Street, Fernando made his way up to them looking for help. Community Service Deputy Letty Salls took […]

Stolen semi-truck and trailer crashes in Immokalee

Deputies with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office say that they received a call regarding a stolen Lipman Produce semi-truck and trailer shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Lipman Produce employees say that they noticed the semi-truck and trailer leave their parking lot on Roberts Avenue, strike a yellow traffic pole, then head toward New Market […]

Beware of IRS phone scam

Let’s be honest, we all hate telemarking phone calls and the annoying sales pitch. But, there’s another type of scam authorities want you to be aware of so that you don’t become another victim. Scammers are now targeting unsuspecting individuals by calling and claiming that they are with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Scammers have […]