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

on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:27

**UPDATE #2**

Early this morning, Demetria Gray was taken into custody by the Fort Myers Police Department at a residence on Willard Street.  When officers confronted her, she lied to them and gave them a bogus name, stating that she was not the person they were looking for.  Gray was subsequently arrested and charged with grand theft, dealing in stolen property, providing false ownership information to a pawn broker, providing false information to a law enforcement officer and violation of probation.  She has been booked into the Lee County Jail, where she is being held without bond.

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Distractive duo dupes employee and swipes jewelry

on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:24

September 26, 2014

Distractive duo dupes employee and swipes jewelry

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down two women who worked in tandem to heist roughly $2,000 in jewelry from a Bonita Springs store recently.

Detectives say two black females, one believed to be in her 40s and one in her late teens or early 20s, entered the Flamingo Island Flea Market/Diamonds Forever jewelry store shortly after 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 13th.  One woman walked around the store, while the second suspect engaged the sales associate in

Repeat offender added to 10 Most Wanted list

on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 16:30

September 25, 2014

Repeat offender added to 10 Most Wanted list

She’s been jailed more than a dozen times before, and been convicted of thefts in multiple counties, and now Varaka Stewart is one of Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted fugitives.

Stewart (DOB 12/25/85) is a repeat offender in Lee, Collier and Manatee Counties, charged with a long list of thefts, robbery, battery, burglary, trespassing, and giving false information to law enforcement officers, among other crimes.

Quick moving thief takes TV's and runs

on Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:26

September 24, 2014

Quick moving thief takes TV’s and runs

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown white male who boldly stole three television sets from the Lehigh Acres Wal Mart last week.

According to detectives, the man entered the store at 2523 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15th.  Surveillance cameras spotted him walking directly to the electronics section of the store, where he picked up three 40 inch flat screen television sets, and quickly ran out of the store with the TV’s in hand.

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.

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