Composite Released In Golden Gate Estates Suspicious Incident

Deputies are investigating after a teenage girl reported she was approached by a stranger in Golden Gate Estates on Monday morning. The 15-year-old told deputies she was walking to her school bus stop on Wilson Boulevard when a man approached and asked her for “all her stuff.” The man then grabbed her left arm, but […]

Supervisor of Elections Office accepting scholarship applications

$1,200 Scholarship Opportunity Being Offered by the FSASE Collier County, Fla.— January 7, 2019: Jennifer J. Edwards, Collier County Supervisor of Elections, is currently accepting applications for a scholarship opportunity provided by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE). The FSASE is offering three $1,200 scholarships to eligible Florida residents enrolled or accepted […]

Ave Maria celebrates over 250 new home sales in 2018

As Southwest Florida continues to grow, the town of Ave Maria paves the way as the number-one selling new home community with over 250 new home sales in 2018. The master planned community, located in eastern Collier County, is developed by Barron Collier Companies and features a mix of single-family home builders including CC Homes, […]

Heritage & Harvest Original Works by Paul Arsenault

January 9 to March 23, 2019 at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch, 1215 Roberts Avenue West, Immokalee Florida 34142.For over 44 years, Paul Arsenault has devoted his painting to the places and events that visually speak to southwest Florida’s history. The painted stories in this exhibition explore the heartland of Florida and its […]

BOCC approve grants for Immokalee Regional Airport

The Board of County Commissioners today approved two grants for more than $550,000 for upgrades at the Immokalee Regional Airport (IMM). A Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant for $352,000 is earmarked for design to rehabilitate Runway 18/36, one of two runways at the airport, and an additional FDOT grant for $200,000 will help cover […]

Estates man arrested after bullet strikes neighbor in home

A 41-year-old Golden Gate Estates man who detectives say was shooting a handgun in his backyard Sunday, December 30, 2018 was arrested after one of the bullets struck a neighbor inside her residence. Juan Arreguin, 2980 6th Ave. S.E., is charged with one count of shooting a missile into a dwelling, a felony, and one […]

New Composites released

Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying two individuals from two separate ongoing investigations. We recently updated our composite sketches for each of these cases, hoping to identify the man and woman pictured. The first composite is of a woman whose body was found in 1978 off of State Road 29 in Big […]

When You See Flashing Lights, Move Over, Florida, It’s The Law

TALLAHASSEE – January is Move Over month and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges all motorists to move over for emergency and service vehicles stopped along the roadway. Preliminarily in 2018, there were 231 crashes and almost 17,000 citations issued for motorists failing to move over. DHSMV and the Florida […]

Immokalee man fatally stabbed on New Years Eve

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a stabbing about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of Chadwick Circle, in the area of Farm Workers Village. The man was identified as Schimael Deroses, 21, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Detectives are investigating the stabbing as a homicide. At press time no […]

With dry season upon us remember to adhere to irrigation restrictions

We all know that fresh water is an extremely important resource in Southwest Florida. As we move into the dry season, residents and businesses are reminded that landscape irrigation is year-round by the South Florida Water Management District’s Year-round Landscape Irrigation Rule and local ordinances. Collier County residents and businesses are reminded to adhere to […]