LCSO closes lengthy fraud investigations with arrests

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two individuals in fraud cases after more than a year of investigating. On July 15, 2011, the Lee County Sherif..
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Man accused of throwing paint on ex-girlfriend's new car

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested an Arcadia man for breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Port Charlotte, then scratching and throwing p..
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Woman accused of chasing boyfriend with vehicle

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man’s girlfriend after she chased him and attempted to run over him in her large Ford Excursion truck. Ne..
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Collier man charged with 20 counts of child porn possession

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested 35-year-old Jesus Vargas-Garcia, of 5343 Treetop Drive in Naples, on child pornography charges Wednesday. V..
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Woman accused of stabbing 1 victim & clubbing another

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a woman Tuesday for stabbing a woman and hitting a man in the head with a wooden club, and then found to be in ..
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Bicyclist crashes into cop car while fleeing with stolen TV

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who stole a television in a box from the Port Charlotte Walmart and fled with it on his bicycle. He was arr..
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Tips lead to arrest in rental scam case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Acting on tips from the public, Collier County Sheriff's Office detectives were able to identify two rental scam suspects who were shown in a security video w..
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Deep Creek home raided, 3 charged with meth trafficking

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

DEEP CREEK, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics detectives raided a Deep Creek home Tuesday evening and arrested three for Trafficking in Methamphetamine and a fourth for Ob..
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Nurse accused of punching elderly patient with Alzheimer's

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's deputy Tuesday arrested a nurse of the Douglas T. Jacobsen State Veterans Home and charged her with battery on an 85-year-old Alz..
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Man accused of stealing stepmom's rings & pawning them

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's detective arrested a Port Charlotte man today on a warrant for stealing his step-mother’s rings and selling to a pawn shop...
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Theft suspect flees deputies by car, on foot & into a canal

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County deputies arrested 18-year-old Robert Prymus on petty theft charges Monday, but not before he allegedly led them on a chase. A call was made in ..
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Man accused of stealing jewelry and selling to gold buyers

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man on 15 felony charges stemming from a July 18 theft of jewelry from a Punta Gorda home and selling the items to..
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Wanted suspect leads deputies on high-speed chase

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County Sheriff's deputies arrested 21-year-old Cesar Barreras of Tampa on multiple charges after he led officers on a high-speed chase Sunday evening...
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'Huffing' suspect and friend arrested at Walmart

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Punta Gorda man for “huffing” from a spray can and passed out in his car in the Port Charlotte Walm..
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Woman accused of hitting victim twice with her car

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A 22-year-old Fort Myers woman was arrested early Sunday morning after she allegedly hit another woman twice with her vehicle and fled the scene. Witnesses told p..
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Man allegedly dumps motorcycle after it catches fire

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Gulf Cove man for dumping his motorcycle after it caught fire at a gas station Friday night. Neil Jason Bisho..
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Suspects accused of leading CCSO on high-speed chase

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County Sheriff's deputies arrested Vernon Watkins and Gerald James on Thursday, after they allegedly led officers on a six-minute, high-speed chase. T..
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LBHS student allegedly caught with drugs at school

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's School Resource Officer (SRO) at Lemon Bay High School arrested an adult student on felony drug charges Thursday. Gerald O’Rourk..
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HOA treasurer accused of stealing from the association

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

OSPREY, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested 69-year-old Charles Nichols, of 1817 Highland Rd., for taking thousands of dollars from the Osprey Homeowners Associ..
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Miami man allegedly caught transporting stolen cooking oil

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's road deputy arrested a Miami man for transporting stolen cooking oil from a Punta Gorda Publix this morning. Gabriel Arnelio Torres,..
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