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Daily Traffic Enforcement Update
Thursday, March 30, 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...

High Visibility Enforcement Promotes Prevention
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A recent High Visibility Enforcement effort by the Lee County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit reached out and touched nearly one-thousand people travelling by vehic...

Narcotics Investigation Leads to Nine Arrests; One Still Wanted
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A two-month investigation into several local Lee County drug dealers has scored nine arrests.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit, along with t...

Silver Alert - Update #1
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Harry Everett Smith has been located and is safe.

(Initial press release from March 29, 2017  11:48 a.m.)

Lee County deputies are askin...

LCSO Partners with MedicAlert to Provide Free Wandering Medical ID Bracelets
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the MedicAlert Foundation, has announced a free program aimed to protect community members with dementia an...

Missing Adult - Update #1
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cody Garcia has been located.

(Initial press release from 3-27-17)

Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in locating a missing...

Missing Adult - Update
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mark Wolf has been located.

(Initial press release March 25, 2017 at 10:09 a.m.)

Missing Adult

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

Lehigh Acres Resident Loses Temper and Gets Cuffed
Friday, March 24, 2017

On March 23, 2017 at approximately, 3:24 p.m., Lee County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to 606 Grandview Drive in Lehigh Acres in reference to a disturban...

Burglary Investigation Leads to Child Cruelty Arrest
Friday, March 24, 2017

Detectives found more than they bargained for while investigating a burglary in Lehigh Acres.

During the investigation, detectives conducted a search of K...

Lee County Sheriff's Office Press Release: Livestock Owner Charged with Cruelty to Animals
Friday, March 24, 2017

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, the Lee County Sheriff's Office Agriculture Unit responded to 5351 Jackson Road, Fort Myers regarding three horses running loose ...

Lee County Sheriff's Office Press Release: Man Attempts to Lure Child in Vehicle
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation regrading a male who attempted to lure a child into a vehicle in the Bay Point Yacht and Racquet Cl...

Lee County Sheriff's Office Press Release: Subject Charged for Falsifying Veteran's Document
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

On January 24, 2017, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Lehigh Acres, Florida in reference to a possible location of a wa...

Lee County Sheriff's Office Press Release: Active Investigation at Cypress Lake High School (Update #1)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Update #1:

On Sunday, March 19, 2017, the Lee County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into the death of Ryan Farrell.  R...

“Tip A Cop” to Benefit Special Olympics
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Media representatives are encouraged to join Southwest Florida law enforcement on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the annual “Tip A Cop” benefit at Longhorn Steakh...

Strangers and the Dangers They Pose
Thursday, March 9, 2017

With spring break, long days and warm weather quickly approaching, kids will be spending more time playing outdoors during their downtime away from school. Parent...

South District Substation Temporarily Closed
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office South District Substation will be closed until further notice due to renovations being done.

If you are in need of gett...

Silver Alert
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Lee County deputies are asking for the public's assistance in locating an 87 year old Fort Myers man.

Samuel Lyman (DOB 11-10-29) of 5933 SW 1st Avenue, C...

Explorers Program Awarded NRA Grant
Thursday, March 2, 2017

The NRA Foundation has awarded the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Program a grant totaling $6,020.30 to fund education on gun safety, “We are very excit...

Marijuana Grow House Harvester Nabbed on I-75 with over $1 million worth of marijuana
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

On March 1, 2017 at approximately 3:00 pm, a Detective with the Lee County Sheriffs Office Highway Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 Toyota Van...

Deputy's Appointment Withdrawn
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

On October 28, 2016, a complaint was filed by a Lee County Citizen regarding what he witnessed at a traffic stop. Due to the nature of the incident, an Internal A...

Judge's Ruling Puts Final Nail in Python II Lawsuit
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The individual that tried to bring a class action lawsuit against the Lee County Sheriff's Office over the use of Python II radar units has been dealt another def...

Sheriff's Office Victorious in "Donning and Doffing" Lawsuit
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A legal battle has come to an end in the much publicized "donning and doffing" lawsuit filed against Sheriff Mike Scott and the Lee County Sheriff's Off...

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

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...

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...

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...