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Public Information Office (PIO)

The Public Information Office strives to be responsive and professional in its activities. We act in full compliance with the Florida Public Records Law and in the best interests of the agency, the news media, and the people of Lee County. Routine media inquiries and records requests are handled as expeditiously as possible during normal business hours.

This office handles all media inquiries, issues news releases, responds to public records by members of the media, coordinates agency social media, special projects and other communications.

The office is staffed Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at our Main Headquarters off Six Mile Cypress Pkwy. For general media inquiries, please contact the Public Information Office at 239.477.1340.

Written records, including arrest affidavits and offense reports, are not available after hours. Staff will not have information readily available regarding non-fatal vehicle crashes, routine arrests, crimes not resulting in death or critical injury, or the status of cases that are not considered breaking news.

Should there be a high profile or large scale incident after hours, on holidays or weekends the media will be notified in the form of a press release.

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Mumma

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Pearson

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Santero

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We’re currently looking for a missing Fort Myers juvenile.

17-year-old Deleah Gray has long black braids and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black hoodie, gray sweatpants, and crocs in the area of 6750 Panther Lane.

⚠️TRAFFIC ADVISORY⚠️

Please be advised of a crash at Hancock Bridge Parkway and Beau Drive resulting in a road closure.

Westbound traffic will be shut down for an undetermined amount of time. Please avoid the area and seek an alternate route, if possible.

⚠️TRAFFIC ADVISORY⚠️

Please be advised of a crash at Imperial Parkway and East Terry Street resulting in a road closure.

The crash involved a school bus, but we are happy to report no students were hurt.

The southbound lanes of Imperial Parkway are shut down at this time.

⚠️TRAFFIC ADVISORY⚠️

The NB lanes of McGregor Blvd. are shut down at Willems Drive due to a vehicle crash that resulted in a chemical spill.

Traffic from McGregor is being rerouted to Pine Ridge Road. The NB lanes of McGregor will be closed for an undetermined amount of time.

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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF LCSO AVIATIONJanuary marks 50 years since the LCSO Aviation Unit was founded.Our hangar doors first opened in 1972, and we've been proudly patrolling Lee County from the skies since then.From the population of Lee County to the technology onboard our choppers, a lot has changed in 50 years. But what will always remain the same is our commitment to keep Lee County safe.On land, sea or sky, we're here if you need us. ... See MoreSee Less
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“These suspects don’t deserve to own a pet if they aren’t going to properly care for it,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “I’m grateful to the detectives in our Animal Cruelty Task Force for saving this dog, and putting these criminals behind bars.”On January 24, 2022, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Animal Cruelty Task Force was notified by Lee County Domestic Animal Services that a six-year-old Chihuahua was suffering from a fractured leg.It was learned that in addition to those injuries, Chapulin, the Chihuahua, had an extensive medical history from the last six months.Due to the suspicious nature of Chapulin’s injuries, ACTF and East District detectives arrived on scene to assume the investigation. They learned that since July of 2021, Chapulin suffered from a variety of medical issues to include fractured ribs and severe bruising.Chapulin’s owners were then identified as Leonardo Gutierrez (DOB 06/07/1996) and Rebecca Tapia (DOB 12/06/1989). Detectives learned that Chapulin’s owners did not seek medical care within a timely manner, thus forcing the animal to suffer.Further investigation revealed that Chaplain’s injuries were likely caused by non-accidental blunt force trauma.On January 26, 2022, detectives arrested Leonardo Gutierrez and Rebecca Tapia and charged them with Aggravated Animal Cruelty. They were taken to the Lee County jail. ... See MoreSee Less
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“Selling cocaine in Lee County won’t get you profits, it’ll get you an extended stay in the Marceno Motel,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “My Narcotics Unit and partners at the State Attorney’s Office will make sure that drug dealers are taken off our streets and brought to justice.”In 2019, the Lee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit conducted an undercover operation, resulting in the arrest of Stanley James Giffin (DOB 04/25/1989) for several cocaine charges. On January 25, 2022, Griffin was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison. ... See MoreSee Less
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***UPDATEDeleah has been located.ORIGINAL POSTThe Lee County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for a missing Fort Myers juvenile.17-year-old Deleah Gray has long black braids and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black hoodie, gray sweatpants, and crocs in the area of 6750 Panther LaneIf you have any information regarding Deleah's whereabouts, please call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 239-477-1000. ... See MoreSee Less
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