One injured in crash involving a Collier County school bus

COLLIER COUNTY – One person was seriously injured after a crash in Collier County involving a school bus and two other cars. The crash occurred at Golden Gate Boulevard and 2nd Street when 38-year-old Jack Craft of Naples, driving a Ford F-250, rear-ended a car that was stopped for a school bus dropping kids off […]

LaBelle man accused of sexually abusing three Immokalee girls

On Oct. 9 Hendry County Deputies arrested Fidencio M. Leal Collazo, 36, on suspicion of sexually abusing three girls ages 13, 11 and 8, that lived in Immokalee over a period of about six years. Leal Collazo faces two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, two counts of sexual battery of a child younger than […]

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: • […]

Man threatens to shoot up casino

Leland Thomas is accused of making threats to shoot up the Immokalee Seminole Casino with a machine gun and blow up a police car. Seminole Police arrested Leland Thomas on Monday, Aug. 27, at the casino. Police said Thomas had already been banned for his lifetime from the casino. He is also accused of trespassing […]

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 […]

Meet Collier County Sheriff’s Officer Lydia Pitre

Lydia Pitre was born and raised in Puerto Rico and now works for the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. Pitre was on the search for a career that was long lasting, beneficial to not only herself but to others, and a career that would leave a positive impact on the community she works in. While visiting […]

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 […]