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Daily Traffic Enforcement Update
Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit is providing the information listed below in continuing efforts to increase traffic safety awareness and educatio...

Missing Child
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating an 11-year-old Bonita Springs child.

On February 20, 2017, Miguel A...

Sexual Predator Notification
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pursuant to Florida Statute 775.21 the Public Safety Information Act of 1997, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is making formal community notification of a sexua...

Tis’ the Season to be Aware of Traveling Trouble
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sexual Predator On The Move

Monday, February 13, 2017

Pursuant to Florida Statute 775.21 the Public Safety Information Act of 1997, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is making formal community notification of a sexua...

Missing Endangered Adult
Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating an 18-year-old North Fort Myers resident.

On February 11, 2017, at appr...

Burglary Suspects Arrested in Fort Myers
Friday, February 10, 2017

A criminal foursome was arrested after breaking into several vehicles, stealing property and using a stolen credit card in the McGregor/College Parkway area.

Lee County Sheriff's Office Press Release: High School Teacher Charged with Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Certain Minor
Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Lee County high school teacher is headed to the Lee County Jail this evening, charged with Unlawful Sexual Activity with Certain Minor due to an anonymous Crime...

Homicide Investigation - Update #1
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lee County Sheriff's Office Press Release/ Homicide Investigation/ Update #1

The victim in today’s homicide has been identified as Eric Duff, W/M, (DO...

Death Investigation - Update #1
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The decedent is identified as Alexander Joshua Laureano (DOB 09/26/16). At this time foul play is not suspected. The investigation continues and autopsy results w...

Sheriff’s Senior Safety Seminars Return in 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mark your calendar for this year’s series of educational seminars and come join us for one or for all, beginning February through September.

Each sessi...

Annual Report: Overall Crime Down For Ninth Straight Year
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The 2016 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) from the Lee County Sheriff's Office shows overall crime in unincorporated Lee County is down nearly 12% compared to 2015...

Homicide Investigation - Update #2
Monday, January 30, 2017

Major Crimes Unit Detectives have released a description of the suspect that is wanted in the homicide that occurred this morning in Lehigh Acres. 

Narcotics Bust in Lehigh Acres
Friday, January 27, 2017

On January 27th 2017 the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics/Vice Unit and the East District Selective Enforcement Team (SET) wrapped up a month-long investig...

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week Is January 30th – February 3rd 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017

How much do you know about Tax Related Identity Theft? If an identity thief is using your social security number, do you know the warning signs? Would you know wh...

Lee County Sheriff's Office Press Release: Counterfeit Credit Card Crooks Caught and Charged
Thursday, January 26, 2017

On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, detectives with the Lee County Sheriff's Office Highway Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on a Mercedes Benz alon...

Hard Drive Hackers Create Computer Havoc
Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Lee County Sheriff Office fraud line has recently seen an increase in complaints related to technical support scams in which a scammer claims the computer use...

Rental Scam Can Ruin Your Plans
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Are you planning a vacation or looking for a new place to live by searching available properties online using websites such as Craigslist or Trulia? If so, the Le...

Sheriff’s Office and Family Initiative, Inc. Band Together
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

As the population of children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to grow throughout Southwest Florida, the Lee County Sheriff’s ...

Phishing Scam Targets Amazon Shoppers
Thursday, December 15, 2016

If you shop on, listen up. AARP is reporting that a convincing and credible looking email purportedly being sent by Amazon is currently making the roun...

CarFit Event Helps Improve Comfort and Safety “Fit” for Senior Drivers
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

To help the 10,000 Americans turning 65 everyday, mobility experts are hosting a safety program designed to help senior drivers find a better “fit” with their...

Loan Inquiry Leaves Victim in the Red
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A postcard in the mail advertising a variety of lending products, followed by an online application for a short term loan, recently cost one local man $750.00 and...

Scammers Impersonating LCSO, Again!
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Scammers are once again using the name and phone number of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in order to steal cash from residents in what is known as “caller I...

Are You a Target for Identity Thieves?
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Did you know that over 15 million Americans will have their identities stolen this year and most won’t even realize they’ve been victimized until months or ev...

Study Up on these Back to School Scams
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The start of a new school year is just around the corner, which means it’s time for students to shop for new school supplies, clothes, and electronic devices. W...

Residents Continue to Ring Sheriff’s Office Fraud Line
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Southwest Florida residents are targeted everyday by fraudsters posing as IRS agents, desperate grandchildren, online sweethearts, sweepstakes representatives and...

It’s Never Wrong to Do What’s Right
Friday, July 1, 2016

What would you do if you saw a stranger in your neighborhood looking into windows of parked cars? What if you received a knock at the door from someone claiming t...

Fraudulent Schemes Follow Florida Tragedy
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Just hours after the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub on June 12th, phony social media and crowd-funding accounts were created by heartless thieves tr...

Sexual Predator On The Move
Monday, June 6, 2016

Pursuant to Florida Statute 775.21 the Public Safety Information Act of 1997, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is making formal community notification of a sexua...

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is alerting the public about a new e-mail scam circulating the country by criminals using threats of extortion to steal cash f...

Detectives Arrest Suspects in Rash of Vehicle Burglaries
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lee County sheriff's detectives have arrested a couple they say are suspects in dozens of vehicle burglaries in the Lehigh Acres area.

Michael G...

Are You Using the “IT” Factor to Secure Your Vessel?
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

It’s heating up outside and that means many Southwest Florida boaters will be spending time on the water enjoying a little piece of our tropical paradise. Altho...

LEAPP Shred Event Is a Huge Event
Friday, April 29, 2016

The Lee County Sheriff's Office and LEAPP, Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership, helped 423 people shred nearly 6 tons of personal papers on Tuesday in just fou...

Scammers are Gambling on Winning Your Money
Friday, April 29, 2016

Over the last several months, con artists have used a phony lottery ticket scam to steal thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims within the Hispanic commun...

Unsuspecting Seniors Take a Chance, Lose Cash
Friday, April 15, 2016

Scammers pretending to be with the “Jamaican Lottery”, “Mega Million Lottery” and “Publisher’s Clearinghouse” have been busy preying on the elderly ...

Bonita Springs Man Dies Following Car Crash
Thursday, March 24, 2016
A Bonita Springs man has died from injuries he sustained in a single vehicle car crash on Monday. On Monday morning at approximately 9:43 a.m., a Toyota Camry was...
“Spring in to Time Change with these 10 Safety Tips”
Thursday, March 10, 2016

As the fall and winter seasons slowly come to an end, it’s almost time to ring in spring by moving the clocks forward one hour. With a reminder to mark your cal...

Know Who You Invite to Speak to Your Community/Group
Friday, February 19, 2016

Lee County Homeowners Associations and Mobile Home Communities – If you receive a cold call from a group stating they are working with or are a part of the Lee ...

Unlocked Car + Thief = Crime of Opportunity
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in putting a halt to a recent rash of car burglaries by reminding residents that vehicle burglary is most ...

LCSO Launches Partnership with Innovative Online Crime Prevention Tool
Thursday, January 7, 2016

In an effort to bring neighbors, neighborhoods and public safety agencies together in a “virtual” type of Neighborhood Watch, Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott ki...