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Violent offenders sought after recent outbursts

on Mon, 04/11/2016 - 13:30

April 7, 2016 

Violent offenders sought after recent outbursts 

Southwest Florida is asking for the public’s help tracking down three violent offenders, who have been arrested a collective 148 times in Lee County alone. 

Over the last three weeks, Keeshall Whitfield (DOB 9/24/75), Reginald Tucker (DOB 1/1/80), and Christopher Banks (10/2/71)  have all committed acts of violence in the central part of Lee County.  All are repeat offenders with lengthy criminal histories and each have active warrants for their arrest for battery charges.

Reward offered for information on hit and run driver **UPDATE**

on Thu, 04/07/2016 - 16:38

**UPDATE #1** 

In an effort to encourage people who may have information on the driver who killed Devin Federly to come forward, the Peace River Riders Bicycle Club has committed $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of Devin’s killer – bringing the total reward to $2,000.  Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is offering the initial $1,000 reward. 

“The Charlotte County community, and beyond, is heartbroken over Devin’s death, coupled with the fact that the coward who took his life just fled the scene and didn’t even attempt to render help,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers

Armed burglar steals bike, leaves odd messages at Fort Myers business

on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 14:05

April 6, 2016

Armed burglar steals bike, leaves odd messages at Fort Myers business

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown male, who broke into a Fort Myers business last week, and stole nothing but a bicycle, but left a series of spray painted messages throughout the building.

Just 15 minutes after Tri-Circle Pavers, located at 2709 Jeffcott Street, closed for the night on Wednesday, March 30, an unknown male, carrying both a rifle and handgun, entered the business’ compound.

Spray painting suspect sought in school vandalism

on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 12:12

April 6, 2016

Spray painting suspect sought in school vandalism

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down one or more suspects who took their art skills to an illegal level, and damaged property at Lehigh Senior High School.

When custodial crews arrived at the school, located at 901 Gunnery Road, around 5 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5th, they discovered that between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m., one or more persons trespassed onto school property and spray painted the concrete within the courtyard area.

Armed robber leaves empty-handed after foiled attempt

on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 10:02

March 30, 2016

Armed robber leaves empty-handed after foiled attempt 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an oddly masked robber who held up a Fort Myers Beach 7 Eleven last night. 

Around 9 p.m., a man donning a paintball or gas mask apparatus entered the store, located at 6221 Estero Boulevard.  He immediately presented a gun and instructed the cashier to empty the registers and place all the cash into a bag.

Hunt is on for early morning robber

on Mon, 03/28/2016 - 14:14

March 25, 2016 

Hunt is on for early morning robber 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down an armed robber who held up a Sunoco gas station early this morning. 

Just after 3 a.m., a black male, donned in camouflage clothing, with a red bandana over his face, entered the Sunoco, located at 2311 Buckingham Road.  The man brandished a silver handgun, and pointed it at two female employees, demanding that they open the cash registers.  In fear for their lives, they complied, and the man grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash.

Hunt is on for early morning robber

on Mon, 03/28/2016 - 14:14

March 25, 2016 

Hunt is on for early morning robber 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down an armed robber who held up a Sunoco gas station early this morning. 

Just after 3 a.m., a black male, donned in camouflage clothing, with a red bandana over his face, entered the Sunoco, located at 2311 Buckingham Road.  The man brandished a silver handgun, and pointed it at two female employees, demanding that they open the cash registers.  In fear for their lives, they complied, and the man grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash.

Early morning thieves roll out with stolen tires

on Mon, 03/21/2016 - 14:33

March 21, 2016 

Early morning thieves roll out with stolen tires 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two men who stripped the tires off two Land Rovers early Sunday morning. 

Just after midnight on Sunday, March 20, two men wearing dark clothing strolled through the car lot of a Jaguar dealership, located at 15875 S. Tamiami Trail.  About an hour later, at 1:20 a.m., surveillance video shows one of the men removing the tires from a 2016 Land Rover, leaving the vehicle sitting on its rotors.

Suspects sought in cloned credit card case

on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 15:47

March 9, 2016

 

Suspects sought in cloned credit card case

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two individuals caught on camera going on a thousand dollar shopping spree with someone else’s credit card information.

Last Monday, February 29, the victim noticed a series of fraudulent charges made with her credit card.

Masked vandals target Lehigh Senior High

on Wed, 03/02/2016 - 17:36

March 2, 2016

Masked vandals target Lehigh Senior High 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying at least two suspects who vandalized several areas of the Lehigh Senior High School campus early yesterday morning. 

When administrators arrived to school on Tuesday, March 1, around 6 a.m., they saw that someone had spray painted the front entrance of the school, several vending machines, windows of the school’s weight room and cafeteria, as well as the sides of portables and several trees and trash cans in the courtyard area.

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