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Compromised card used to cop copious amounts of fast food credit

on Mon, 05/30/2016 - 12:53

Compromised card used to cop copious amounts of fast food credit 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down an unknown female who used a fraudulent credit card in an attempt to purchase more than $1,000 worth of Burger King gift cards.  On Friday afternoon, May 27, the suspect used the compromised card to successfully purchase $800 in gift cards from a Burger King in Naples.  Then last night, around 8:15 p.m., the same woman tried to purchase eight more gift cards, valued at $100 each, from the Burger King located at 26799 S.

Statewide manhunt underway for accused killer

on Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:06

May 26, 2016

 

**UPDATE #1**

 

The manhunt for the convicted felon accused of murdering Tyrone Morse in the middle of a Harlem Heights neighborhood earlier this month is now over.

Within the last hour, members of the US Marshals Fugitive Warrants Task Force arrested Timothy Dortch, Jr. at a Motel 6 in Spring Hill, FL.  US Marshals in Lee County have been working non-stop to track Dortch down, and this afternoon they worked in tandem with their partners from the Tampa US Marshals Field Office, where Dortch was found hiding out in a hotel room.

Previous tipster could help propel ZombiCon investigation

on Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:08

May 25, 2016

 

**UPDATE #1**

 

Additional information was developed today in regards to the ZombiCon shooting, which is now being investigated by the Fort Myers Police Department.  However, Crime Stoppers is still asking for the person who provided the tip between November 11 and 13 to call the anonymous hotline next Wednesday, June 1, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. so that additional information on that particular tip can be obtained.  The hotline will be manned by local staff during that time frame, in hopes that the November tipster will reach back out.

Bicycle riding felon fails after attempting to rob North Fort Myers store

on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:40

May 24, 2016

Bicycle riding felon fails after attempting to rob North Fort Myers store

A North Fort Myers man is on his way back to jail this evening, after attempting to rob the Dollar World store yesterday morning.

Just before 10 a.m. on Monday, May 23, a clerk at the Dollar World, located at 1309 Laurel Drive, was in front of the store when a masked male, wearing a black hoodie, approached him.

Previous tipster could help propel ZombiCon investigation

on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 17:58

May 24, 2016

 

Previous tipster could help propel ZombiCon investigation

Just over seven months since the horrific ZombiCon shooting in downtown Fort Myers, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is hoping that one previous tipster will reach back out, in hopes of answering some additional questions which could move the case one step closer to closure.

On October 17, 2015, the annual zombie-themed event turned tragic as at least one shooter fired into the crowd, killing one man and injuring four others.

Statewide manhunt underway for accused killer

on Fri, 05/20/2016 - 18:55

May 20, 2016

Statewide manhunt underway for accused killer

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a man accused of gunning down a father of six during broad daylight in Harlem Heights earlier this month.

Members of the US Marshals Fugitive Warrants Task Force are actively searching for Timothy Dortch, Jr. (DOB 11/27/91) in relation to the May 11th murder of Tyrone Jason Morse (DOB 5/15/75).  Morse was killed during a shooting at the 4700 block of Duera Mae Drive, in the Harlem Heights community.

Would be burglar caught on camera canvassing neighborhood

on Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:39

May 19, 2016

Would be burglar caught on camera canvassing neighborhood

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown man who attempted to break into vehicles in a North Fort Myers neighborhood last night.

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, a homeowner in the 1600 block of St. Clair Avenue E. noticed that someone tried to break into his car.  Fortunately, the resident had outdoor security cameras, which captured clear images of the man attempting to break into both cars parked in the driveway.

Suspect sought after random act of road rage

on Thu, 05/19/2016 - 14:42

May 19, 2016

 

Suspect sought after random act of road rage

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a suspect accused of pepper spraying a motorist while stopped at a red light Tuesday afternoon.

The victim said he was at a red light at the intersection of Palm Beach Boulevard and New York Drive around 3:30 p.m. on May 17th, when he heard a man in the car next to him screaming profanities at the top of his voice.  The victim rolled down his window to advise the agitated driver that he had a child in the car.

Tow truck driver shot after argument with a stranger

on Thu, 05/19/2016 - 13:43

May 19, 2016

 

**UPDATE #1**

As a result of several Crime Stoppers tips, the accused shooter in Monday’s altercation at Old Fashion Auto has been identified as Lester Alexis Bermudez Lozada (DOB 8/26/94).  Bermudez Lozada is known to frequent the Lehigh Acres area, as well as the Daniels Parkway/Treeline Avenue neighborhood.  He was armed Monday with a semi-automatic handgun and should be considered both violent and dangerous.

Thieves haul away with hotel’s hefty ATM

on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:31

May 18, 2016

 

Thieves haul away with hotel’s hefty ATM

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two men who casually strolled into a Lee County hotel early yesterday morning, and walked out with a 500-plus pound ATM machine in tow.

Video surveillance at the Baymont Inn and Suites, located at 9401 Marketplace Road, shows two white males walking into the hotel through a side door just after 3 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17.  Within five minutes of their arrival, the men could be seen hoisting up the machine and carrying it outside the hotel.

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