Neighbors stop would-be robbers with machete

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Corey Lazar

Would be car thieves get a surprise when the would-be victims go on the attack to protect their property. Neighbors down Apache Street in Lehigh Acres stopped the crooks right..
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Pt. Charlotte man found guilty on tax fraud charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Peter Hesser, 51, of Port Charlotte, was found guilty of three counts of filing fraudulent tax returns and one count of tax evasion on Wednesday. Hesser was..
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Deputies arrest Pt. Charlotte woman after 3 drug buys

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Narcotics Detectives arrested a Port Charlotte woman Tuesday on multiple drug-related charges after having conducted three separate drug purc..
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Arrest made in early morning Lehigh Acres grow house fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A fire broke out at 4305 13th Street S.W. in Lehigh Acres around 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Upon arrival, officials found 168 marijuana plants inside the reside..
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Man charged after kittens found in freezer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay area man faces charges after authorities say a visitor found four kittens - one of which was dead - in his freezer.    The Pi..
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17-year-old arrested for Lehigh Acres Graffiti

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 17-year-old in connection with graffiti that has been seen in various parts of Lehigh Acres, especially along Gunner..
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Ex-prison guard charged with workers' comp fraud

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A former Florida prison guard is free on bond after being charged with faking illness to fraudulently collect more than $2.7 million in workers' compensation.&nb..
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Couple accused of using stolen Walmart gift card

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives Thursday arrested a Tropical Gulf Acres couple after using a stolen Walmart gift card. Paul William Bowling, 29, and Stepha..
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Man crashes car into Estero River, cited for DUI

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ESTERO, Fla. - A 2006 Chevy crashed into the Estero River before 9:45 p.m. on Thursday. The driver was arrested for DUI. It happened near U.S. 41 and Corkscrew Rd. The driver, 60-y..
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Wife of murdered firefighter arrested on burglary charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla.- The wife of a murdered Charlotte County firefighter was arrested on burglary charges just before 8:30 this morning. Sarasota County deputies arrested 40-year..
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Woman allegedly comes at deputy with 12-inch knife

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SOUTH PUNTA GORDA HEIGHTS, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested two people after being called to the Trail Apartments three times last night for continued disturbance..
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CVS armed robbery suspect in custody thanks to FMPD K-9

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Wednesday, the Fort Myers Police Department arrested 30-year-old Charles Wilkins, of North Fort Myers, for robbing a local drug store. At 7:12 a.m., offi..
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Cape suspect accused of burglarizing more than a dozen homes

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla.-   Cape Coral Police Detectives have arrested a serial burglar and have linked him to dozens of burglaries, grand thefts, and fraudulent pawn transaction..
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Man arrested in connection with Deep Creek purse snatching

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a man Tuesday for Perjury and Accessory After the Fact involving an elderly Arcadia woman who had her purse sto..
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2 men accused of pointing a rifle at 3 adults and a baby

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested two men on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon after pointing a rifle from their passing car tow..
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Police search for armed robber in North Fort Myers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Megan Wood

North Fort Myers, Fla. -- Lee County Sheriff's Office say they are searching for a white male who robbed the Circle-K at Pondella Road and Barrett Road. Authorites say the man..
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Purse stolen out of elderly Arcadia couple's vehicle

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DEEP CREEK, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a man for stealing a purse out of an elderly Arcadia couple’s car at the Murphy’s gas station in the De..
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Fla. man arrested after naked golf course run

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TARPON SPRING, Fla. (AP) - A southwest Florida man is facing several charges after authorities say he ran naked around a golf course and sideswiped a deputy's car during a police c..
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Ft. Myers man charged with stealing 2 TVs from Walmart

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DEEP CREEK, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Fort Myers man for walking out of Walmart near Deep Creek on Monday with two 32-inch flat screen televisions. Donal..
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Fla. man charged with killing teen over loud music

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jessica Whelan

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man is facing murder and attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old student at a Jacksonville gas station because the teen's music wa..
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