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Criminal combo works in cahoots to steal electronics

on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:34

October 14, 2015

Criminal combo works in cahoots to steal electronics

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two men who worked in tandem in attempt to steal more than $800 in electronics from a South Fort Myers Target store last weekend.

Shortly after 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 10th, a black male walked in to the Target store, located at 13711 S. Tamiami Trial, and headed to the electronics section.  He was accompanied by an unknown white male.

Lehigh school evacuated following written bomb threat

on Tue, 10/13/2015 - 10:41

October 12, 2015

Lehigh school evacuated following written bomb threat

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying yet another individual who made a bomb threat at a Lee County high school.

This morning around 8:30 a.m. school officials at East Lee County High School, 715 Thomas Sherwin Ave., Lehigh Acres, were notified that an unknown individual had left a written message on a partition in the boy’s bathroom that there was a bomb in the school.

Operation Seizes More than $100,000 in Counterfeit Products

on Sat, 10/10/2015 - 16:32

Operation Seizes More than $100,000 in Counterfeit Products

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office South District Criminal Investigations Unit today concluded “Operation Knock Off the Knock-offs.”  The counterfeit product sales investigation culminated in the arrest of two people.

This investigation was completed through a partnership with A Action Investigations which represent the trademark victims of counterfeit products including Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch and Coach.

The investigation began several weeks ago when detectives made undercover purchases of

Beef thief ditches dinner during chase

on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 20:05

**UPDATE # 1**

 

As a result of anonymous tips, this week’s beef thief has been identified, and now Crime Stoppers needs your help wrangling him in.

Eric Daniels, DOB 6/10/88, is wanted in connection with this week’s theft at the Target in South Fort Myers.  In addition to the Target theft, he’s also a suspect in yet another theft on Thursday, October 8th at the CVS Store, located at 12255 S. Cleveland Avenue.  Store employees said Daniels entered the store yesterday around 3:30 p.m.

Purse snatcher robs mother at knifepoint

on Thu, 10/08/2015 - 19:06

October 8, 2015

Purse snatcher robs mother at knifepoint

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown black male who snatched a Tice woman’s purse at knifepoint earlier this week.

The victim arrived at her Chattanooga Drive home around 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6th with her two children.  Before entering the house, she brought a garbage can to the edge of the driveway, when she noticed a black male riding a bicycle westbound on Chattanooga.

Robbery-Purse Snatching

on Thu, 10/08/2015 - 16:59

Robbery-Purse Snatching

Thursday, October 8, 2015

On October 7, 2015 the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded at to 85 Joel Blvd Lehigh Acres at 9:56 p.m. for a report of a robbery to the person.

The female victim told deputies that the suspect grabbed her purse from her shoulder as she getting into her vehicle. The victim fought back in attempt to keep her purse. The suspect pulled her to the ground and began kicking her. The victim let go and the suspect ran off on foot.

Suspect was described as a young black male, possibly 18-22, 5’4, medium to heavy set, wearing all black clothing,

Dunbar students put on lock down after bomb threat

on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 19:24

October 7, 2015

Dunbar students put on lock down after bomb threat

Students at Dunbar High School remained on campus longer than usual today, after a bomb threat was called into the school just minutes before dismissal.

At 1:38 p.m., an unknown male, who may have been a black teenager, called the school, located at 3800 Edison Avenue, and stated there was a bomb at the school.  Due to a shooting incident in the nearby Harlem Lakes subdivision, the school was in the process of being put on lock down at the same exact time the bomb threat was called in.

Beef thief ditches dinner during chase

on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 16:58

October 7, 2015

Beef thief ditches dinner during chase

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying an unknown black male who tried to steal more than $120 of meat from a Lee County Target, but bailed on the beef when loss prevention officers chased after him.

Just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, an unknown black male loaded up a hand held basket at the Target store located at 13711 S. Tamiami Trail with several pounds of pork chops, sirloin and other beef.

Bomb threat prompts evacuation at South Fort Myers High

on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 16:24

October 7, 2015

Bomb threat prompts evacuation at South Fort Myers High 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help determining who was behind a bomb threat made to South Fort Myers High School this morning. 

At 9:47 a.m., an unknown male called the main number at South Fort Myers High School, located at 14020 Plantation Road, implying that that there was a bomb in the school.  School administrators immediately cleared the school, with more than 2,500 students being evacuated.

Backpack bandit bolts with stolen baby food

on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 11:34

October 6, 2015 

Backpack bandit bolts with stolen baby food 

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for public’s help identifying a woman who made a quick trip to a south Fort Myers Target store yesterday noon, and walked out minutes later with more than $200 in stolen baby food. 

Loss prevention officers spotted the woman at Target, located at 3711 Tamiami Trail, around 4:20 p.m. on Monday, October 5th, walking around the store with a large purse.  They soon observed her pick up a $20 backpack, and load the backpack and her purse with 13 containers of baby food.

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