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ID sought for shopper who loaded up on someone else’s dime

on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 17:53

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a woman who has been on the run for nearly six months, after using stolen credit cards to rack up more than $1,000 in fraudulent purchases.

According to detectives, the victim parked his car at Planet Fitness, 15501 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, in the early evening hours of July 2, 2014.  When he returned to his vehicle, nothing appeared to be out of place.

Detectives on the hunt for repeat offender

on Sat, 01/10/2015 - 11:00

January 13, 2015

**UPDATE #1**

As a result of a Crime Stoppers tip, Eddie Deleon was taken into custody last night in Sarasota County.  Deputies from Lee County followed up on an anonymous lead and found Deleon around 7 p.m. on January 12th.  He was arrested without incident and booked into the Sarasota County Jail on Lee County’s charges of violation of probation for fleeing and eluding officers.  He is also a person of interest in several other pending cases.  Deleon is currently being held without bond, pending extradition back to Lee County.

Note:  A photo from Deleon’s booking last

ID sought in armed robbery at Lehigh Family Dollar

on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 16:02

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a masked gunman who robbed the Family Dollar store in Lehigh Acres around 7:30 p.m. last night, January 7th.

According to detectives, a tall male, of unknown race, dressed in all black and donning a black ski mask, walked into the store, located at 1111 Homestead Road, in the early evening hours and immediately approached the cashier.  The suspect pulled out a black, full sized semi-automatic pistol and ordered the employee to put all the cash from the register into his bag.

Accused child rapist back behind bars after nearly a decade on the run

on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 18:37

An accused child rapist was taken into custody this morning, nearly 10 years to the day after he allegedly sexually abused a teenage girl.

Martin Galnarez, DOB 5/6/74, was arrested shortly after 11 a.m. this morning in Corpus Christi, TX, as a result of an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip.  The charges against Galnarez first came to light in January 2005, when he was accused of getting the young girl drunk, then raping her on at least two occasions.

Reward increased for arrest of canine killer

on Wed, 12/31/2014 - 15:07

Just days after a three year old German Shepherd was shot to death in his own backyard, anonymous donors are stepping up to the plate and adding to the reward being offered by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers for the person responsible for the crime.

Shortly before 6 a.m. on Sunday, December 28th, Kenneth Harrison awoke to gunfire outside his house on Towles Street.  He found his dog “Hank” with gunshot wounds to his hind leg, front paw and side – injuries which later caused Hank’s death.

Family increases reward in hopes of finding a killer

on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:27

**UPDATE #1**

Now that the entire Garcia family has arrived in town, they decided this morning to offer an additional $3,000 reward, on top of the initial $5,000 which was offered yesterday.  So now, in total, the reward amount for information leading to an arrest in Rene Garcia’s murder is $9,000 ($8,000 from the family and $1,000 from Crime Stoppers).

For additional information, contact Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator, at

Note to the media:  Family members are respectfully declining any media interviews at this time.

Nearly 48 hours after the murder of

ID sought for attempted attacker

on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:14

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown Hispanic male who attempted to sexually assault a female at a mobile home park last Wednesday morning.

Detectives say the victim was walking back to her home at the Covered Wagon Mobile Home Park, located at 21450 S. Tamiami Trail, around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, December 3.  She immediately noticed a man nearby, who began to follow her back to her trailer.  During that time, the man called out to her several times, however she ignored his statements.