Suspect leads deputies on a chase into the Gulf

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies were searching for a "suspicious" person this morning. When they found him, he ran into the Gulf of Mexico at the Connecticut ..
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Police: Woman chased boyfriend with knife

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay area woman faces assault charges after allegedly chasing her boyfriend in a car and attempting to run him off the road.    T..
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LCSO busts 4 grow houses in Lehigh Acres, arrests 7

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff’s Office located and dismantled four different grow houses in Lehigh Acres today. Seven people were arrested and 177 marijuana plan..
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The power of the saw palmetto berry

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Rachel Spangenthal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - These saw palmetto berries hold a lot of potential. "This is a very important food source for the bears and other wildlife in Florida's ecosystems," said Jor..
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Charlotte Co. duo charged with possessing, distributing meth

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Three people, including two from Charlotte County, have been charged with possessing and distributing meth. Ivan Cabrerra-Pineda and Brittany Farabee are bo..
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CCSO makes major drug trafficking arrest

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The arrest of an alleged drug kingpin from Golden Gate has exposed a multistate pill trafficking operation and is expected to put a major dent in the pill sup..
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LCSO finds bags of stolen razors & marijuana in traffic stop

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested 24-year-old Abdiel Delgado just before 3:00 p.m. on Thursday after allegedly finding three plastic trash bags contai..
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Fort Myers Police ID 31 alleged drug dealers

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Investigations Group with the assistance of the Violent Crimes Task Force, Community Policing Officers, Public Ho..
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Man accused of running grow house in the presence of kids

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

NAPLES, Fla.- Collier County Sheriff's deputies arrested Carlos Antunez, 40, of 530 Wilson Blvd., for allegedly running an elaborate indoor marijuana growing operation at on the sa..
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Video shows couple assaulting donut shop worker

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) - A man and his wife are accused of assaulting a Dunkin' Donuts employee for getting their coffee order wrong.    The incident on Tuesday at th..
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911 call discusses school gunman's mental health

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Megan Wood

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) - Emergency dispatchers were told that the suspect in a shooting and standoff at a suburban Atlanta school was off his medication and he thought he should have g..
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Man accused of stealing 427 lbs of saw palmetto berries

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 42-year-old man accused of stealing 427 pounds of saw palmetto berries on Tuesday morning. Edius Audate faces gra..
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Police ID suspect in Ga. school shooting

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Megan Wood

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Police say the suspect in a shooting at an Atlanta-area elementary school is 20 years old and faces several charges, including aggravated assault on a police of..
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Naples grandfather arrested, accused of kidnapping grandson

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Rachel Spangenthal

NAPLES, Fla. - "My son is safe, I've been waiting for two years to hear that." For the first time since her son Zachary disappeared from her California home, Stephanie Byrd will hu..
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3 men caught over shark limit in Englewood

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office's Marine Patrol Unit issued three men citations last Thursday for having possession of more than the legal limit of sharks on..
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Lehigh Acres woman fights off attacker with cup of coffee

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres woman used a creative weapon to help her fight off an attacker hiding in the back of her car. Deputies say the woman went into the 7-11 on Lee Bo..
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Suspected jewelry thief at the center of Cape stand-off

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police said the man responsible for ransacking a jewelry store is the same man at the center of a stand-off with SWAT last Friday. An entire neighborho..
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CCSO arrests 4 accused of making meth

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County deputies arrested four individuals for allegedly cooking meth. Narcotics deputies searched a home on Olean Blvd., and reportedly found materi..
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Teen allegedly threatens another student with a knife on bus

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Cape Coral Police arrested a 13-year-old Cape Coral Charter School student Friday afternoon, who allegedly brought a knife with a 7-inch blade to school, and ..
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Fort Myers man arrested, accused of knowingly spreading HIV

Updated 11 months ago   
By: Katie Walls

Fort Myers, Fla. -- Late Friday night, Sheriff's deputies arrested a Fort Myers man accused of knowingly spreading HIV.  Chris Cifatte and Corey Lazar have been working on thi..
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