Car-hopping thieves admit to 50 break-ins in one night

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Two North Fort Myers men are arrested, after one admits to stealing from at least 50 unlocked cars in Cape Coral in one night.Dalton Mercado, 18, and Pedro Merca..
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2 Arrested after shots fired in E. Naples

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Witness descriptions helped detectives make two arrests on felony charges after three shots were fired into an East Naples residence Monday afternoon, narrowl..
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Woman accused of beating boyfriend with a sledge hammer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- A 52-year-old Naples woman is accused of beating her boyfriend of 18 years with a sledge hammer on Monday night. Angela Rhodes was arrested for the crime and charged ..
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Tropical Gulf Acres man arrested on drug charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TROPICAL GULF ACRES, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives executed a search warrant on a Tropical Gulf Acres home south of Punta Gorda and made an arrest on d..
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Woman allegedly severely beats victim inside Denny's

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Deep Creek woman involved in a fight at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday morning inside Denny’s Restaurant in Port Charl..
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Man arrested after girlfriend stabs him in self defense

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Port Charlotte man who struck his girlfriend in the face in their home and she then stabbed him in self-defense..
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Man accused of having sex with an 11-yr.-old girl

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SOUTH GULF COVE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 37-year-old South Gulf Cove man last Friday for having sex with an 11-year-old girl. The girl told a deputy Ap..
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First suspect arrested in Pin Street Bowling Alley robbery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police have arrested one of the suspects from a brazen bowling alley robbery earlier this week. Eric Fletcher is being held at the Lee County Jail with..
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Dealer allegedly sells 557 grams of pot to undercover cops

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives arrested a marijuana dealer after purchasing a total of 556.8 grams of pot during two undercover operatio..
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Bonita man arrested for witness tampering on elderly victim

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A Bonita Springs man allegedly threatened an elderly woman after a car accident led to a fraud and exploitation incident with the suspect's son. The suspect t..
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Report: man spits in deputy's face, charged with battery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lynn Bauer, a 42-year-old male inmate at the Lee County Jail, was charged with battery after he allegedly grabbed a corrections deputy and spit in his face. Accor..
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Teen suspects leave $3,000 in damages to Englewood home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD EAST, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested two teen boys for burglarizing an Englewood East home and doing $3,000 in damages. A 13-year-old and 14-year-ol..
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Man allegedly has sex with 14-yr.-old runaway multiple times

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested Warren David Lee Thompson, 28, of 4718 North Fairway Drive, on charges for having sex with a 14-year-old runawa..
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Man allegedly steals from aunt after getting out of jail

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested 21-year-old Harry Alexander Beatty, of 20526 Midway Boulevard, for pawning jewelry he stole from his aunt after..
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Neighbor allegedly catches burglar red-handed

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested an Englewood man Monday for burglarizing three vehicles near his home. Andrew Darrell Neiding, 23, of 2075 Georgia A..
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Police: Taco Bell customer ruined computer system

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Taco Bell customer is facing felony charges after police say he threw his soda on a cash register after becoming upset that his order wasn't prepared cor..
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2 Arrested in Punta Gorda prostitution sting

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit detectives, assisted by Punta Gorda Police officers, conducted an undercover prostitution operation Monday that resulte..
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Three masked men rob bowling alley with guns, fire shots

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Three armed robbery suspects forced victims to the ground and shot witnesses when they tried to stop the thieves Monday night.  It all started at Pin Street..
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Englewood man arrested on child pornography charges

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested 41-year-old John Anthony Hughes, of 1302 Overbrook Road in Englewood, for possession of child pornography. As a r..
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Only on WINK: Bonita woman allegedly gropes TSA officer

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Genevieve Judge

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A traveler turns the tables on the TSA, giving her own version of a personal pat down.  Now she's facing charges for getting too close for comfort.  P..
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