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Daily Traffic Enforcement Update
Thursday, May 28, 2015

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

Sexual Predator On The Move
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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 sexu...

Lee County Sheriff''s Office Press Release/ *** Silver Alert *** Update #1
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Update #1

Elhindy has been located by the Lee County Sheriff's Office West District patrol and is safe.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is as...

Death Investigation
Monday, May 25, 2015

On Monday, May 25, 2015 at approximately 1:45 p.m., Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 359 Otiz Ave, Fort Myers, in reference to a Death Investig...

Ft. Myers Beach Fire Under Investigation
Monday, May 25, 2015

On May 24, 2015 at 10:20 p.m., firefighters with the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department responded to a house fire and reported explosion at 3748 Estero Boulevard.&#...

Deputies Respond to Shots Fired Call in Bokeelia
Sunday, May 24, 2015

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, at approximately 10:07 p.m., the Lee County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call stating that there was someone dischargin...

Silver Alert - Update #1
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Uta McElreath was located this morning and is safe.


(Initial press release from May 23, 2015  4:15 a.m.)

The Lee County She...

Deputies: Man Tried to Lure Girl into His Vehicle
Friday, May 22, 2015

A Fort Myers man is under arrest after deputies say he tried to lure a 12 year old girl into his vehicle.

Deputies were called to the area of New York Dri...

Sexual Predator On The Move
Thursday, May 21, 2015

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...

Sexual Predator On The Move
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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...

Death Investigation
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

On Monday, May 18, 2015 at approximately 10:49 a.m., Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 1209 North Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers, in reference ...

Employee Placed on Administrative Leave
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Records Assistant Shelley Bechtol has been placed on Administrative Leave and Sheriff Mike Scott has ordered an Internal Affairs investigation into alleged activi...

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Wave Begins Monday
Friday, May 15, 2015

Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, along with other law enforcement officers around the state and across the country, are joining in the 2015 Nation...

Shooting Investigaton - Update #1
Friday, May 15, 2015

The shooting victim from Monday night has died and the case is now a homicide investigation.  The victim is identified as Andre Demetrick McCarter (DOB 12-12...

Highway Interdiction Unit Makes Cloned Credit Card Seizure During I-75 Traffic Stop
Thursday, May 14, 2015

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at approximately 1:14 p.m., a detective assigned to the Lee County Sheriff's Office Highway Interdiction Unit was patrolling I-75 in F...

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Campaign
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tomorrow, May 14th, 2015, members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit will be participating in a High Visibility Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Op...

Chase Bank Robbery in Fort Myers
Saturday, May 9, 2015

On Saturday, May 9, 2015 at approximately 1:57 pm, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the Chase Bank located at 13051 University Dri...

A Salute to Our Seniors
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office proudly recognizes Older Americans Month 2015, and celebrates the lifetime of contributions and sacrifices made to our nation, c...

Convicted Felon Caught With His Pants Down
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

On May 4, 2015, Lee County Sheriff's Office patrol deputies went to the address 2055 Braman Avenue, Apartment 12, Fort Myers, in reference to a possible location ...

Arrest Made in Lehigh Acres Homicide
Monday, May 4, 2015

Detectives have made an arrest in Friday evening's homicide in Lehigh Acres.  Lazaro Hernandez (DOB 1-2-81) of 3905 SW 25th Street, Lehigh Acres is charged w...

Over Half A Million Dollars Worth of Weed Wiped Out
Friday, May 1, 2015

On April 30, 2015 the Lee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics/Vice Unit, with the assistance of the Field Support Unit, participated in a statewide marijuana grow h...

Missing Endangered Adult - Update
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Wayne Ellerton has been located and is safe.

(Initial release sent on 4/30/15 at 3:55pm)

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking the public’s ...

*Update* Missing Person - Haley Lynn Vagts
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

*Update #1*

Haley Vagts has been located and is safe.  Haley told her family that she saw her photo on the noon news and called to let everyone know ...

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Campaign
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On May 14th, 2015, members of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit will be participating in a High Visibility Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Operation....

Missing Endangered Adult - Charles Myers - Update #1
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

*Update* - Charles Thomas Myers has been located and is safe. 

***Original Press Release***

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for th...

Shredding Rips the Opportunity from Hands of Identity Thieves
Monday, April 20, 2015

For the fourth consecutive year, the Federal Trade Commission released figures showing Florida continues to lead the nation in identity theft complaints. This not...

Law Enforcement Torch Run Tomorrow
Thursday, April 16, 2015

On April 17th, the Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Florida will be taking place. 

The run starts at 8:00 a.m. at t...

Missing Adult - William Stanley Karrels
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Deputies are asking for the public's assistance to locate a missing adult. 

William Stanley Karrels (DOB 12-28-90) is 5 feet 8 inches...

Death Investigation at Moss Marine
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On April 14th, 2015, at approximately 12:44 P.M., Lee County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to Moss Marine, located at 450 Harbor Ct. in reference to a work ...

12th Annual Easter Bunny Toy Run on April 4th, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The 12th Annual Easter Bunny Toy Run, sponsored by the Southwest Florida Harley Owner’s Group and Six Bends Harley-Davidson, will take place on April 4th, 2015....

Spoof Phone Call Rings too Close to Home
Monday, March 30, 2015

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office wants the public to be aware of several incidents that have occurred over the past several days involving caller ID spoofing and...

Fight Ends House Party in Lehigh Acres
Sunday, March 22, 2015

On March 21, 2015, at 11:34 P.M., deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to 3703 7th St. W, Lehigh Acres, in reference to a disturbance...

Tragedy for Missing Person
Thursday, March 19, 2015

On March 19th, 2015, at approximately 4:54 P.M., deputies responded to the area of NE 24th Ave. and NE 28th St. in Cape Coral in reference to a death investigatio...

Tip A Cop to Benefit Special Olympics
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Media representatives are encouraged to join Southwest Florida law enforcement on Sunday, March 22 and Monday, March 23 at the annual “Tip A Cop” benefit at J...

Search Warrant in Bonita Springs Yields Illicit Drugs, Cash
Thursday, March 19, 2015

On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Bonita Springs Narcotics Unit concluded a two month long narcotic investigation in Bonita S...

Arrest Made in Sexual Assault of Young Female
Thursday, March 19, 2015

On March 17th, 2015, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office received information of a possible sex crime involving a juvenile. Due to the nature of the inc...

Gladiolus Drive/Health Park Shooting Investigation
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

On March 18th, 2015, at approximately 9:01 a.m., deputies responded to a Shooting call at Health Park Hospital.  Initial information was received that t...

Six Tips Burglars Don’t Want You to Know
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Researchers who have interviewed hundred’s of incarcerated burglars, both male and female, found there were certain things these thieves looked for when selecti...

Sexual Predator on the Move
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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 sexu...

Missing Endangered Person - Ashley Busch - Update #1
Sunday, March 8, 2015

Ashley Busch has been located and is safe. 

***Original Press Release***

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in ...