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Broadway Palm fund raiser for Crime Stoppers

on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 16:38

You know you love the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, their shows and, of course, their dinners and desserts!  Now you can enjoy a night out with all those things, while supporting Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at the same time.  Our 6th annual fund raiser is right around the corner, and when you purchase tickets through Crime Stoppers, we are able to keep 100 percent of the proceeds!!

This year’s event is at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on Friday, November 7th. The doors open at 5:30. There is a silent auction featuring about 100 autographed and original items from Hollywood, Sports,

Update #1 Thief steals, then pawns glasses three days after getting out of jail

on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:00

**UPDATE #1**

September 20, 2014

Nearly a month after stealing more than $1,800 worth of sunglasses from a local store, Demetria Gray is still practicing her thieving ways, trying to steal more than $700 in clothes from Old Navy Wednesday night.

According to reports, Gray and two other females went to the Old Navy store, located at 5007 S. Cleveland Avenue Wednesday, September 17th around 7 p.m.  Gray, who is a known shoplifter who has had criminal encounters at other Old Navy stores, was quickly spotted by the store’s loss prevention officers.

Thieves pinch Polos from Lee County store

on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 17:55

September 20, 2014

Thieves pinch Polos from Lee County store

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two men who helped themselves to more than $1,400 in stolen Polo shirts last weekend.

Detectives say surveillance cameras captured images of two Hispanic males entering the Polo store, located at 10901 Corkscrew Road, Estero, on Sunday, September 14th.  The first male entered the store, while waiting on the second male suspect, who arrived carrying two large orange Nike bags.

Vandals make a large statement on Bonita landmark

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:02

September 16, 2014

Vandals make a large statement on Bonita landmark

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help finding out who is behind a massive vandalism of a long-standing Bonita Springs landmark.

Sometime during the early morning hours of Sunday, September 14th, unknown suspects painted the phrase “Lost Boys” across the front of the old “Ship” restaurant, located at 24080 S. Tamiami Trail in Bonita Springs.  The “Ship” is at least 25 feet tall, and the painting covers the entire span of the structure.

Stolen credit cards net nothing for suspected thief

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:54

September 15, 2014

Stolen credit cards net nothing for suspected thief                                                                

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a woman who tried to use stolen credit cards at three south Lee County stores, but got turned down every time.

The victim went to L.A. Fitness in the Gulf Coast Town Center shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 7, where she left her car locked in the middle of the parking lot.

Thieves throw bricks and chairs in quest for clean water

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:43

September 15, 2014

Thieves throw bricks and chairs in quest for clean water

Southwest Floridais asking for the public’s help identifying two men who stole several hundred dollars in water filters, and went on the attack when loss prevention officers tried to stop them.

Deputies say the two black males went to the Wal Mart, located at 545 Pine Island Road, shortly after 4 p.m. on June 14th.  While in the general merchandise section, an employee spotted them loading up water filters, then placing them in store bags.

ID sought for early morning phone prowler

on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 18:36

September 13, 2014

ID sought for early morning phone prowler

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown man who smashed through the front door of a Lehigh Acres Verizon store, stealing at least two iPhones within a matter of seconds.

Surveillance video captured images of the man using a blunt object to smash through the glass front door of the Verizon Store on Lee Boulevard at 3:08 a.m. on Friday, September 12th.  As soon as he gained entry into the store, he immediately grabbed a blue iPhone 5c and a gold iPhone 5s.

Josh Kent Homicide

on Fri, 09/12/2014 - 16:25

A 31-year-old father in the wrong place at the wrong time is murdered in cold blood – and still, years later, his family is searching for answers.  Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers has more details on a mother’s loss – and her relentless dedication to finding her son’s killer.

The thieves wear Prada

on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 21:05

September 6, 2014

The thieves wear Prada

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a distractive duo who pretended to be authentic shoppers, then ran out of a local store with roughly $1,500 in Prada sunglasses.

An employee at the Sunglass Hut at the Coconut Point mall, located at 23111 Fashion Drive, Estero, said that an unknown black male and female entered the store around 8:30 p.m. on Monday, August 18th.  While the two browsed through the selection of shades, the clerk had her back turned momentarily.

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