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UPDATE #2: Crime Stoppers press release: Daytime crooks caught on camera

on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:48

**UPDATE #2**

Martha Helton has turned herself in to Lee County detectives and Montilongo has been arrested at his Lehigh Acres home.

Crime Stoppers thanks the public for their assistance.

From:Routte, Trish
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2014 7:59 AM
Subject: UPDATE: Crime Stoppers press release: Daytime crooks caught on camera

April 11, 2014


As a result of several Crime Stoppers tips, the two suspects in Monday’s bold daytime home burglary in Lehigh have been identified as Martha Helton, DOB 3/5/84, of Labelle, and Vincent Montilongo, DOB 2/14/74 of Lehigh Acres.

Daytime Crooks Caught on Camera

on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:09

April 9, 2014

Daytime crooks caught on camera

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two men who were caught on surveillance cameras breaking into a Lehigh Acres home earlier this week.

According to detectives, two unknown men cased the home at 641 Glenquist Avenue South prior to breaking in shortly after noon on Monday, April 7.  The men, obviously not realizing there were cameras capturing their every move, then smashed through a window at the back of the house, with the smaller of the two jumping through the window.

Thief Nets Rolex, Cash and Credit in Early Morning Burglary

on Tue, 03/25/2014 - 13:42

March 24, 2014

Thief nets Rolex, cash and credit in early morning burglary

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a man caught on a home security camera stealing from a man who was sleeping just feet away.

The burglary occurred at 836 S. Town and River Drive, Fort Myers, shortly before 4 a.m. on Sunday, March 23rd.  The unknown male can be seen on video methodically rifling through the victim’s belongings which were placed on a table in close proximity to him.

Burglarized Business Owner Offers $5,000 for Return of Stolen Trucks

on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 14:52

January 3, 2013

Burglarized business owner offers $5,000 for return of stolen trucks

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying a troupe of thieves accused of stealing two trucks from a Fort Myers business in the dark of night earlier this week.

On Monday, December 30th, three men are accused of driving away with two locked trucks taken from Sun Coast Industries, 6133 Idlewild Street, around 3 a.m.  The first truck, a white 2000 Ford F650, was equipped with three Blue Miller welding machines and oxygen torches in the back of the truck.

Neighborhood Plagued With String of Break-Ins

on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 19:40

September 5, 2013

Neighborhood plagued with string of break-ins

More than 80 homes and vehicles in one Lee County neighborhood have been targeted by thieves over the last three months, and now Crime Stoppers is hoping the public can help identify at least one of the perpetrators.

Over the last few months, 84 burglaries have been reported in the McGregor Boulevard corridor, spanning from Whiskey Creek to College Parkway.  In each instance, either a car or home was broken into, with thousands of dollars worth of cash, electronics and wallets stolen.

Lee County Home Burglaries

on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 19:17

Several break-ins at a Lee County home has one family determined to find out who damaged their property.  Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers has the story, as well as images of the suspect who deputies are on the hunt for. 

Boca Grande Jet Center Burglary

on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 12:17

A bold break in at a private airport near Boca Grande has owners anxious to see a group of criminals held responsible for their actions.  Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers talked to authorities and has the story on how your information could bring at least three offenders to justice.

Same Suspects Possibly Linked to Two Recent Crimes

on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 18:50

June 11, 2013

Same suspects possibly linked to two recent crimes

The sharing of intelligence information on recent cases may have formed a link between two recent crimes – and now Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help putting names with the faces.  Surveillance photos from a business burglary in Tice, and a home invasion robbery in Cape Coral, show distinct similarities in looks and mannerisms of the men involved with both crimes. 

The first crime was an early morning break on May 9th at the Tinda Cultural De Guatemala at 4515 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers.

Repeat offender sought in connection with multiple North Fort Myers break-ins

on Fri, 11/30/2012 - 15:15

November 24, 2012


As a result of an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers, Brian Kolpack was taken into custody less than an hour ago at 5760 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers.  Kolpack is currently enroute to the Lee County Jail, where he will await booking. 

“Mr. Kolpack’s arrest is the perfect example of what can happen when the community steps up to the plate and works with law enforcement to remove the criminal element from their neighborhoods,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.

Three businesses burglarized in less than 20 minutes

on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 00:00

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying one or more suspects who broke into a trio of Lehigh businesses – all within just minutes of each other.

The spree started shortly before 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 26th at the New Look Beauty Salon, located at 5600 8th Street West.  An employee of the business, and three of his friends, was in the back portion of the salon when they heard the glass front door smash.