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Suspects sought in overnight burglary

on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:10

**UPDATE #1**

 

After two days of diligent and swift investigation, Lee County detectives have arrested four individuals in connection with the burglary of a Gateway residence this past weekend.

Robert Aponte (DOB 12/11/78), Michael Zeff (DOB 10/15/84), Stephanie Horton (DOB 11/4/93) and Kimberly Sandy (DOB 2/24/86) were all booked into the Lee County Jail early this morning on charges of grand theft, burglary and the fraudulent use of a credit card.  In addition to the arrests, the laptop stolen from the parked car was also recovered and returned to its owner.

Suspects sought in overnight burglary

on Mon, 02/22/2016 - 17:22

February 21, 2016 

Suspects sought in overnight burglary 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying three suspects in an overnight burglary of a Gateway area residence.

Sometime between 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 and 1 a.m. this morning, an unknown suspect or suspects burglarized a vehicle after gaining entrance through an unlocked garage door on Meadow Pine Lane, Fort Myers.  The suspect(s) removed a purse from a vehicle parked in the garage, as well as several landscaping tools and a laptop computer.

Mother, children shot at during home invasion robbery

on Fri, 02/19/2016 - 14:06

February 19, 2016

Mother, children shot at during home invasion robbery

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying and tracking down two men who burst into a Lehigh Acres home early Thursday morning, spraying bullets at a mother and her two children.

Around 4:20 a.m. on Thursday, February 18, the victim’s husband left for work at his usual time.  It’s commonplace for him to knock on the door if he forgets something after he leaves.  Minutes after his departure yesterday, there was a knock at the door of the 25th Street SW home and, assuming it was his

Witnesses help detectives track down campus criminals

on Tue, 02/16/2016 - 12:23

February 16, 2016

Witnesses help detectives track down campus criminals

Two Lee County teenagers were arrested last night after a Valentines Day attack on the campus of Florida Southwestern State College.

Around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, the female victim parked her car on the college’s campus, located at 8099 College Parkway. As she exited her car, a white male approached her and asked if he could use her cell phone.  The victim indicated that she didn’t have her cell on her and that she was unable to assist.

Suspects sought in Lehigh home invasion robbery

on Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:21

February 8, 2015

**UPDATE #1** 

Nearly a month after two adults and five children were held at gunpoint during a Lehigh Acres home invasion, detectives are still on the hunt for the men responsible. 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is hoping that additional pictures of the suspects, which were captured on home surveillance video, will help lead to their identification and ultimate arrest for this violent crime.

Armed Carjacker Nabbed

on Tue, 02/09/2016 - 13:09

Armed Carjacker Nabbed

Monday, February 8, 2016

On January 21, 2016 at 4:45 p.m. Carol E. Gifford W/F 2/20/1939 and George E. Nicol W/M 5-03-1934 were victims of an armed carjacking with a firearm which occurred at 6634 Sway Drive Fort Myers, Florida 33919.

Carol E. Gifford was the driver and was approached by one of the suspects. After the suspect demanded the keys she refused and pushed the suspect away. George got out of the car to assist Carol after the suspect removed her from the car and shoved her to the ground.

The suspect jumped into the driver’s seat and reversed the victim’s vehicle

Homicide Investigation Update #1

on Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:50

Homicide Investigation Update #1

Monday, February 8, 2016

After working diligently to solve this heinous crime, our Major Crimes Unit Detectives have arrested Christopher Darrell Harris (DOB 03-17-91).

Detectives retrieved video surveillance from the Gulf Express and were able to determine a suspect description. Canvases were done in the surrounding areas and deputies located Harris at the Palm Beach Motel, located at 4719 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers.

Harris has been charged with Homicide, Robbery with a Firearm, and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon.

The victim has been

Stolen stash of construction equipment waiting to be claimed

on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 13:42

February 3, 2016

Stolen stash of construction equipment waiting to be claimed

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help getting more than $50,000 worth of stolen construction tools back into the right hands, in the wake of a major discovery during a Lehigh drug bust.

On December 10, members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Unit served a search warrant at a home on 9th Street SW in Lehigh, after several months of investigation.  Upon entering the home, they found several thousand dollars in various forms of narcotics, illegal weapons and cash.

ID’s sought for shady thieves

on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 19:22

February 1, 2016

ID’s sought for shady thieves

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a criminal couple who swiped nearly $4,000 in stolen sunglasses from a Miromar Outlet store last month.

Around 5:30 p.m. on January 1, a black male and female entered the Sunglass Hut store, located at 10801 Miromar Outlet Drive.  After speaking briefly with a store employee, the two left, only to return three more times within the next 30 minutes.  After their last visit, a store clerk realized that a large amount of sunglasses had been removed from the shelves.

Search is on for convenience store robber

on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 15:36

January 27, 2016

 

**UPDATE #1**

Less than two months after robbing a North Fort Myers convenience store, detectives have charged Robert Percoski (DOB 5/21/78) with two recent Lee County crimes.  Percoski was already in custody in the Lee County Jail last night on unrelated charges when he was charged with two additional counts:  one for the robbery of the Circle K on November 29, as well as the attempted robbery of the Regions Bank, located at 13520 N. Cleveland Avenue on December 10th.  The Regions Bank incident occurred when a bank employee was standing outside the building during a

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