Daycare owner arrested after toddler drowns in her care

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- A Lehigh Acres daycare owner is under arrest tonight for her role in the death of a 2-year-old child.  Melissa Smith, 42, is charged with Aggravated Mansla..
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FMPD arrests 18 suspected drug dealers

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Tuesday, the Fort Myers Police Department’s Special Investigations Group with assistance from the Violent Crimes Task Force, Community Policing Officers,..
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LCSO arrests 2 teens on attempted murder charges

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County deputies have arrested two teens on attempted homicide charges.  It all stems from a shooting on July 1st when two people were shot at. One was gr..
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Man says he stole more than $90,000 in scholarship funds

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office has arrested a former member of the Englewood Masonic Lodge for stealing more than $90,000 from the group's scholarship fund. ..
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CCSO asks for public's help to ID credit card fraud suspect

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is attempting to identify a man who tried to buy liquor with a fraudulent credit card on July 3 at a Charlotte Harbor bu..
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LCSO arrests the man responsible for bridge bomb scare

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee County Sheriff's deputies have identified the man accused in the bomb scare that shut down the Caloosahatchee Bridge yesterday morning as 29-year-old Brandon ..
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Woman crashes into tree while allegedly trying to hit her ex

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

IMMOKALEE, Fla.- Collier County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 45-year-old Hollywood, Florida woman Tuesday on aggravated assault and DUI charges, after she allegedly attempted to r..
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Arrest made after 2 killed in Fla. parking lot

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Police have charged a man they say killed two brothers in the parking lot of a Jacksonville restaurant.    Police said surveillance footage..
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Cops: Fla. woman threw baby at deputy

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Pensacola woman has been arrested after authorities say they tried arrest her for shoplifting and she threw the baby at a deputy as she tried to escape.&nb..
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Man arrested for the 1999 death of Pilar Rodriguez

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Sheriff Bill Prummell announced that following the plea this morning of one defendant in the case of the 1999 death of a 4-year old, a second suspect has been ar..
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Tenant finds child pornography allegedly made by landlord

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers man is facing child porn-related charges, after investigators say he had hundreds of sexually explicit images on flash drives, but it's how authoriti..
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Former NFL player leaves child alone in car

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - A former University of Florida and NFL player was arrested after authorities say he left a 3-year-old girl alone in a car while he went into a Clearwater st..
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FMPD arrests Taco Bell parking lot armed robbery suspect

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police arrested 27-year-old Tyrone Samuel for allegedly robbing a woman at gunpoint in front of her children in the Taco Bell parking lot on July 5th. ..
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Baby suffers multiple burns from a fork, babysitter arrested

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Fort Myers Police arrested a 15-year-old on Sunday, after the infant he was babysitting was found covered in burn marks. The teen watched the 1-year-old victim on..
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Fla. man charged with killing lover

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A former corrections officer has been charged with kidnapping and killing his lover in central Florida woman.    Police said 42-year-old Leon..
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Authorities arrest 255 on child porn charges, 2 from SWFL

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Officials arrested 255 accused child predators and identified 61 victims of child sexual exploitation during the five-week-long "Operation iGuardian," which..
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ATF investigation in Lehigh leads to drug & weapons arrest

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- Strong presence of law enforcement on Long Island Street, just off Bell Blvd., last night led to the arrest of 28-year-old Jermaine Alterma for drug and weapons..
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Naples man accused of possessing 30 child pornography images

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Rachel Spangenthal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A Naples man has been arrested for possession of child pornography. Officials say 61-year-old Joe Matusiak was sending photos from his internet IP address int..
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3 Englewood runaways face a total of 100 charges

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- Three Englewood juveniles, who had run away from their homes, have been charged with a total of 100 charges. The three teens were all located late Wednesday mornin..
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CCSO arrests 1 in YMCA canoe theft

Updated 1 years ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Detectives arrested a Punta Gorda man on Wednesday on Grand Theft charges related to thefts from the YMCA Center in Charlotte Harbor. On Monday, the YMCA Ce..
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