Authorities seek Immokalee man for sexual batter

A District judge has approved a warrant for the arrest of Roberto Lopez, 40 of Immokalee who sexually battered a juvenile under the age of 12. Authorities have not released the child’s age or other identifying information. The under 12 designation is per Florida Statute and designates the enhanced penalty associated with the charge. Deputies […]

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: • […]

Take Action to keep Collier Schools Safe

Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office are asking the entire community to help keep our kids safe in school this year. “As all of us are aware, school safety is not just about traffic and slow-speed zones anymore,” Sheriff Rambosk said. “It takes an entire community working together to keep our schools […]

CCSO Cautions Residents About Blackmail Scam

Deputies are cautioning residents about a scam that seeks to blackmail victims with pornography allegations. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has received six telephone calls to the agency’s “Call Before You Pay” hotline in recent days from residents who said they were contacted anonymously by someone claiming to have evidence that their computer was being […]

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 […]

Our School Doors are Locked for Safety

Dr. Kamela Patton, Superintendent, Collier County Public Schools Kevin Rambosk, Collier County Sheriff Sheriff Rambosk and I, along with our leadership teams, have met extensively since the tragic Parkland school shooting to review our security plans. This is in addition to the long-standing partnership between Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) and Collier County Sheriff’s Office […]

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 […]

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 […]

Year long cocaine trafficking operation nets twelve arrests

A yearlong Collier County Sheriff’s Office investigation into illegal drug activity in Immokalee culminated with the arrests of 12 people Thursday morning June 16 on cocaine trafficking and state racketeering charges. Detectives with CCSO’s Vice and Narcotics Bureau partnered with the 20th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration […]