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Lehigh store burglarized by someone in the know

on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:06
July 21, 2014
 
Lehigh store burglarized by someone in the know
 
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help identifying an unknown suspect who broke into a Dollar General store and knew all the right things to commit the crime, seemingly unnoticed.
 
Detectives say the unknown suspect used keys to gain entry to the Dollar General, located at 701 Gretchen Ave.

UPDATE: Crime Stoppers press release: Felon jailed for trying to run over deputies now sought for burglary

on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:02

**UPDATE #1**

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Fugitive Warrants Unit, Octavius Pullen has been taken into custody.  Detectives arrested Pullen late this afternoon and he was booked into the Lee County Jail at 3:55 p.m., where he was charged with armed burglary, grand theft and the grand theft of a firearm.

“These criminals can run, but ultimately they will get caught,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.

GTA Summer Uptick

on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:57

July has been designated as National Auto Theft Awareness Month, and it’s coincidentally a time when car owners are getting hit hard by thieves looking to commit quick, and profitable, crimes.  Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers has information on how you can help law enforcement… and yourself.

Thieves scout victim's routine, make off with thousands in electronics

on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:54

July 16, 2014

Thieves scout victim’s routine, make off with thousands in electronics

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying thieves who clearly did their homework, and burglarized a Lee County home less than two minutes after the victim left to bring her daughter to summer camp.

According to detectives, the victim left her Griffin Boulevard home at 9:02 a.m. on Friday, July 11, to bring her daughter to camp, as she does every day.  Two minutes later, the suspect’s vehicle could be seen on camera pulling into the driveway.

ID's sought for suspects in rash of car burglaries

on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:26

July 15, 2014

ID’s sought for suspects in rash of car burglaries

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying at least two young men believed to be responsible for a series of car burglaries in south Lee County last week.

According to deputies, several unlocked cars were targeted by thieves during the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 9.  In one instance, a home video surveillance system captured images of two white males breaking into a victims unlocked car on Beaulieu Court.

Felon jailed for trying to run over deputies now sought for burglary

on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:12

July 14, 2014

Felon jailed for trying to run over deputies now sought for burglary

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a man who was jailed just last week after running from deputies, and ultimately tried to run one over.

Octavius Pullen, DOB 12/14/85, was arrested last Tuesday, July 8th after a series of events that stemmed from him simply not pulling over for a traffic stop.  When a deputy attempted the stop in the area of Palm Beach Boulevard and Ortiz Avenue around 2 p.m., Pullen and his partner in crime, Joshua White, took off.

Hendry County livestock theft

on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:22

Suspect sought in smash and grab car burglary

on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 15:18

July 7, 2014

Suspect sought in smash and grab car burglary

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an oddly dressed man who charged up more than $800 in fraudulent purchases with credit cards stolen just minutes before from a local park.

According to detectives, the victim left her purse in a locked car at Buckingham Park on Buckingham Road shortly after 5 p.m. on June 29th.  While at the park playing with her daughter, someone smashed through the passenger side window and grabbed the victim’s purse, which contained credit cards and personal

Suspect Sought in Smash and Grab Car Burglary

on Mon, 07/07/2014 - 13:10

July 7, 2014

Suspect Sought in Smash and Grab Car Burglary

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an oddly dressed man who charged up more than $800 in fraudulent purchases with credit cards stolen just minutes before from a local park. According to detectives, the victim left her purse in a locked car at Buckingham Park on Buckingham Road shortly after 5 p.m. on June 29th.

Search is on for driver who took off after damaging beach water lines

on Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:55

July 4, 2014

Search is on for driver who took off after damaging beach water lines

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help piecing together information and tracking down the driver who slammed into a fire hydrant on Fort Myers Beach last week, then took off, leaving more than $25,000 in damage.

Deputies say what they believe to be a black vehicle struck a fire hydrant at 2915 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28th.  The crash caused the water main to break, affecting several blocks with both flooding and water service.

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