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Crook caught on camera using stolen card

on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 14:47

May 12, 2015

Crook caught on camera using stolen card

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a black male caught red handed using a stolen credit card at several stores in Lehigh Acres.

The victim left his wallet, containing his Florida driver license, credit card and cash inside his car, parked at his residence on Woodburn Drive, on the evening of April 29.  The next morning, he received a phone call from Capital One indicating that there had been suspicious activity on his credit account.

Shooting Investigation

on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 14:45

Shooting Investigation

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

On May 11, 2015 at 10:47 p.m., deputies were called to 5112 27th Street S.W., Lehigh Acres, in reference to a shooting.  A male victim was rushed to the hospital and the Lee County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit assumed the investigation.

Investigators are searching for a vehicle associated with this case and are asking for the public's help.  The vehicle is a 2012 Silver Kia Optima 4-door sedan with Florida license plate 730 MBB.

Deputies searching for Wells Fargo bank robber

on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:45

May 6, 2015 

Deputies searching for Wells Fargo bank robber 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown black male who robbed a south Fort Myers Wells Fargo bank this afternoon. 

Detectives say the unarmed male walked into the Wells Fargo, located at 12751 S. Tamiami Trail, just after 2:30 p.m. this afternoon.  The man demanded cash from the teller, then quickly fled the scene in a silver Nissan Maxima, bearing Florida tags.  The vehicle was last seen headed southbound on US 41. 

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked

Southwest Florida program honored by regional association

on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 14:42

Southwest Florida program honored by regional association 

Last night, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers was honored by the Southeastern Crime Stoppers Association as the Most Productive Program in the Southeast for its efforts during 2014.  The award was based on the number of arrests, cases cleared and the amount of drugs and property seized during that calendar year.  At the awards ceremony, held in Palm Beach County, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers was also given the award for Most Creative Advertising for its daily “Twit” of the day posting.

ID sought for Wal Mart robbery suspect

on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 13:22

May 1, 2015 

**UPDATE #1**

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a man already arrested once this week for five counts of armed robbery, who is now wanted for a sixth similar crime.

A warrant was issued last night for the arrest of Jauron Bryan, DOB 3/25/94, in connection with the armed robbery at the Lehigh Acres Wal Mart, located at 2523 Lee Boulevard, last Saturday night.  This latest charge comes on the heels of five similar charges for which he was arrested late Tuesday night.

Detectives Solve String of Armed Robberies

on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:56

Detectives Solve String of Armed Robberies

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lee County sheriff's detectives say one man is responsible for a rash of armed robberies in Lehigh Acres.  Today that man, Jauron Bryan (DOB 3-25-94) of Lehigh Acres, sits in the Lee County Jail, charged with five (5) counts of Robbery with a Firearm.

Robbery detectives say Bryan's crime spree began on March 10th when he held up the Advance Auto Parts store located at 5640 8th Street SW in Lehigh Advance.  At approximately 8:00 p.m., a male, later identified as Jauron Bryan, entered the store.

ID sought for Wal Mart robbery suspect

on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:49

April 25, 2015

ID sought for Wal Mart robbery suspect 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who robbed a Lehigh Acres Wal Mart clerk at gunpoint earlier this evening. 

Detectives say a black male, aged 20-30, entered the Wal Mart at 2523 Lee Boulevard, Lehigh Acres, shortly before 6 p.m.  The suspect approached a cashier at the store’s Money Center, located at the front of the store, and demanded cash while brandishing a black handgun.  The clerk complied and the suspect fled on foot. 

Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of

Large Cocaine Enterprise Blown Open

on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:39

Large Cocaine Enterprise Blown Open

Friday, April 24, 2015

A large scale cocaine distribution ring stemming from Puerto Rico to Lee County has been shut down thanks to great law enforcement teamwork.

A routine K9 sniff by interdiction dogs identified a shipment of drugs destined for Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres.  U.S. Postal Inspectors were able to secure search warrants for the parcels and a coordinated operation involving the U.S. Postal Service, Lee County Sheriff's Office and Department of Homeland Security led to the identification of a potential suspect.

Joint search warrants were

Hunt is on for SunTrust bank robber

on Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:04

**UPDATE #1**

Early this morning, detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Robbery Unit charged Robert Renshaw (DOB 5/4/64) with the robbery of the SunTrust Bank yesterday afternoon.  Renshaw was located Thursday evening in the area of Shadow Creek Boulevard and US 41, not far from the location of the bank, and brought in for questioning.  A few hours later, he was charged with unarmed robbery, and was booked into the Lee County Jail at 2:17 a.m., where he is being held on $10,000 bond.

This is Renshaw’s 16th arrest in Lee County since 1988.  In addition to his latest charge,

Victim fends off early morning robbers with mace

on Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:45

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying three black men who tried to rob a North Fort Myers resident, then shot him in the foot when met with a can of mace.

The victim was at Par Services around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7th, when the three men approached him in an aggressive manner and attempted to rob him.  The victim immediately pulled out a can of mace, after which one of the men shot the victim in the foot.  All three men then piled into a brown minivan and left the scene in an unknown direction.

The victim was able to provide a description of the

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