UPDATE: North Naples man found safe
Updated 09/18/2013 at 6:59 p.m.
Charles Sands has been located and is safe.
Missing Goodland girl found safe, deputies report
Updated 05/08/2013 at 9:45 a.m.
A missing 13-year-old Goodland girl has been found safe, the County Sheriff's Office reports.
Mother grateful for daughter's safe return after North Naples beach search
Published 04/04/2013 at 4:54 p.m.
A Pennsylvania woman wasn’t able to thank the dozens of people who stepped forward to search for her 7-year-old daughter who went missing on Vanderbilt Beach on Easter Sunday but she wants the community to know she is forever grateful.
Collier sheriff seeks public's help in finding East Naples woman
Published 03/26/2013 at 2:18 p.m.
Detectives are searching for a 28-year-old East Naples woman who hasn’t been seen since Sunday morning.
Police Beat: Saturday, Nov. 17
Published 11/17/2012 at 1:42 p.m. 1 Comment
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Deputies recover stolen parrot, arrest accused thief
Published 10/09/2012 at 1:53 p.m.
Thompson's wife told the detective that Thompson moved out of the home on14th Street Southeast about four months ago, but would still come by to care for some of the animals. He brought a Jenday Conure to the house, she ...
North Naples man facing 50 child porn charges
Published 06/01/2012 at 5:23 p.m.
Nicholas Franco, 56, of the 5700 block of Shady Oaks Lane, was charged Friday afternoon with 50 felony counts of possession of child pornography after detectives found images depicting child pornography on his computer.
Deputies search for attempted abduction suspect
Published 04/19/2012 at 11:38 p.m.
Collier County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man they say attempted to abduct a 17-year-old girl from a Golden Gate neighborhood.
Human remains found believed to be missing Estates man
Published 04/05/2012 at 2:36 p.m.
Detectives say human remains found Thursday in a thickly wooded area in Golden Gate Estates are believed to be 59-year-old Oland Rowe of Golden Gate Estates, who was reported missing by his family this week.
Detectives: Homicide suspect may have fled to Mexico
Published 03/30/2012 at 12:06 p.m.
Detectives believe a man suspected of killing a 24-year-old man in Immokalee on Monday may have fled to Mexico.
Sheriff's Office on lookout for missing East Naples woman
Published 01/02/2012 at 7:16 p.m.
Detectives said Colleen O’Hara was last seen around 2 p.m. in Golden Gate. She was on foot. O’Hara does not have her prescribed medication with her. Family members believe O’Hara may harm herself, according to detectives.
Collier deputies searching for missing father, daughter
Published 12/01/2011 at 7:58 p.m.
Sheriff's officials said Alvin Pierre doesn't have custody of daughter Kayla Jasmin and might have taken her to the Miami area.
Man charged with homicide after North Naples nightclub shooting
Published 10/20/2011 at 4:32 p.m.
The shooting happened April 22, 2006, at the former Ridgeport Pub, 5425 Airport-Pulling Road, during a private National Football League draft party. Four people were injured, including Riley, 32, who sustained wounds that resulted in his being a quadriplegic.
Sheriff's Office reminds parents to make sure car seats properly installed in vehicles
Published 09/15/2011 at 11:31 p.m.
As many as three out of four child safety seats are installed improperly, according to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration.
Back-To-School Countdown kicks off next week
Published 08/12/2011 at 10:34 a.m.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office's annual Operation Back-To-School Countdown kicks off next week.
MUGSHOT: 53-year-old accused of soliciting sex from detective posing as teen online
Updated 08/03/2011 at 4:36 p.m.
Bret Lang of Punta Gorda sent nude photographs of himself and of his genitals to an undercover deputy who he believed to be a 14-year-old girl during an online chat in mid-June, detectives said.
Lifetime Network show to feature missing Immokalee child, Adji Desir
Published 07/15/2011 at 11:57 p.m.
The disappearance of Adji Desir will be featured on the television program “Vanished With Beth Holloway” on Monday night on cable’s Lifetime Network.
North Naples woman accused of attacking child, attempting to drown him
Published 07/11/2011 at 12:44 p.m.
A North Naples woman is accused of attacking a child and attempting to drown him at the Summer Wind apartments community pool.
Sheriff's Office: 11 clerks cited for selling alcohol to minors
Updated 07/07/2011 at 5:19 p.m.
Eighty-one out of 93 businesses visited Monday during the operation properly checked IDs and refused to sell alcohol to minors.
Former Collier man arrested in California on child porn charges
Published 06/24/2011 at 11:14 p.m.
Brian Gerardo Escobedo, 22, was awaiting extradition to Florida following his arrest Sunday by the U.S. Border Patrol at the port of entry in San Diego, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
Three arrested in connection with Immokalee store robbery
Published 06/20/2011 at 11:47 p.m. 1 Comment
Three Immokalee residents have been arrested in connection with a Handy Food Store robbery Monday morning. Randal Johnson, 19; Mikera Mungin, 19; and Dante Howard, 23, were arrested on armed robbery charges.
Missing East Naples girl found safe Saturday
Published 05/28/2011 at 5:39 p.m.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office located 13-year-old Maria Jose Jimenez of East Naples on Saturday.
Sheriff's Office searches for 13-year-old who didn't return from school
Published 05/27/2011 at 11:30 p.m.
The Collier County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a 13-year-old East Naples girl who has been missing since Friday afternoon. Maria Jose Jimenez was last seen at East Naples Middle School and she never returned ...
Rash of auto parts thefts reported in Collier County
Published 05/27/2011 at 3:04 p.m.
Catalytic converters have become popular targets for thieves eager to cash in on climbing metal commodity prices across the country, and Collier County is no exception.
Second missing teen in Collier County found and safe
Published 05/27/2011 at 9:24 a.m.
The second teenager missing this week in Collier County has been found safe, the Sheriff's Office reports.
1 teen found and safe: Collier deputies still search for missing 17-year-old
Updated 05/25/2011 at 8:32 p.m.
Deputies are searching for two missing teenagers, including one who has a condition that may require medical attention.
Collier sheriff invites residents to ‘run for fun’
Published 05/23/2011 at 10:51 p.m.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office and its Golden Gate road patrol invite residents to join in the inaugural 5K fun run and bike ride on Friday evening.
MUG SHOT: Man accused of making fake 911 call about shooting to avoid driving ticket
Published 04/26/2011 at 11:59 a.m.
A North Naples man was in jail Tuesday after he called 911 from his cell phone to report shots fired in an effort to divert a deputy from arresting him for driving with a suspended license, sheriff's reports said.
Collier deputies locate missing North Naples woman
Updated 04/12/2011 at 9:08 a.m.
Avis Barbara Foster has been located and is safe, the Collier County Sheriff's Office reports.
Golden Gate man arrested on 30 counts of child porn charges
Updated 03/15/2011 at 5:01 p.m.
A 42-year-old Golden Gate man was arrested Tuesday after deputies found images and videos of child pornography on his home computer.
Suspicion of affair leads to arrest of Immokalee man
Published 03/02/2011 at 4:30 p.m.
An Immokalee man accused of attacking another man told deputies the man was having an affair with his wife, his arrest report said.
Collier detective poses as teen girl to nab man on online solicitation charges
Published 02/25/2011 at 12:45 p.m.
A 20-year-old man has been charged with soliciting a Collier County Sheriff's Office detective he thought to be a 13-year-old girl for sex.
Bonita Shores man charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell
Published 02/18/2011 at 4:30 p.m.
A Bonita Shores man faces felony drug charges after deputies found marijuana at his residence Friday.
Collier deputies charge Ohio man with 5 vehicle break-ins
Published 02/17/2011 at 9:46 a.m.
An Ohio man who had been in Collier County for less than a week faces multiple felony charges following a series of recent vehicle break-ins at a North Naples golf course community, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office.
MUG SHOT: North Naples woman arrested for strangling, beating father
Published 02/16/2011 at 7:32 p.m.
A North Naples woman was arrested Monday on a charge of battery of a person 65-years-old or older after Collier deputies were told she had pushed her father to the ground, strangled him and hit him in the face multiple ...
East Naples man arrested for threatening a man with a knife
Published 01/21/2011 at 6:54 p.m.
A 28-year-old East Naples man was arrested Wednesday after Collier County Sheriff's deputies say he barged into another man’s room and threatened him with a knife.
Missing East Naples woman found OK
Updated 11/05/2010 at 8:33 a.m.
Collier County deputies are asking for the public's help in locating a 80-year-old East Naples woman who has been missing since Thursday evening.
Collier deputies search for missing East Naples man
Published 09/24/2010 at 7:24 a.m.
Deputies are asking of the public's help in locating a 40-year-old man who has been missing since Thursday morning.
Unmasked: Man accused of wearing Halloween costume in store robbery
Updated 09/17/2010 at 6:18 p.m.
A man who robbed a Golden Gate convenience store wearing a Halloween mask and carrying a gun Sept. 8 was arrested Thursday, deputies said.
Grow house bust nets $1.2 million in marijuana
Updated 09/15/2010 at 4:05 p.m.
Detectives uprooted two operations used to grow marijuana at a Golden Gate Estates residence Wednesday in one of the largest pot production busts in Collier County Sheriff's Office history.
Missing Golden Gate Estates woman found safe
Published 08/06/2010 at 5:09 a.m.
Deputies are looking for a missing Golden Gate Estates woman.
Have a ball with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office this summer
Published 06/23/2010 at 12:07 p.m.
Two of the keys to keeping kids on the right path are preventing them from getting bored and making sure there are positive influences in their lives. That’s why the Collier County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the community to ...
Collier deputies warn cruise passengers
Published 06/19/2010 at 8:36 a.m.
Residents who were on a Royal Caribbean cruise between November 2009 and June 2010 and had their home burglarized should contact the Collier County Sheriff's Office at (239) 252-9300.
Collier Sheriff's Office using Facebook to bring leads to Cold Cases
Updated 06/03/2010 at 4:22 p.m.
For most people, Facebook is a way to stay in touch with friends. But the Collier County Sheriff's Office is using it to bring justice to homicide victims and the families they left behind.
Free hot dogs at Sheriff's Office meet-and-greet in Golden Gate
Published 05/26/2010 at 10:56 a.m.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office will provide free hot dogs and lemonade to Golden Gate residents during a Friday Night Franks event Friday, May 28.
Tips for making sure you have a safe shopping experience
Published 11/26/2009 at 10:32 p.m.
The Collier Sheriff’s Office is reminding the community to follow these holiday shopping tips.
Someone attempted to pull teen into car, Collier deputies investigating
Published 11/12/2009 at 4:18 p.m.
Deputies are investigating a report of a teenager who said someone tried to grab her and pull her into a vehicle while she was walking in Naples Park on Wednesday.
Teen out on murder charge busted for burglary
Published 11/06/2009 at 11:46 a.m.
A teenager who was out on bond on a murder charge was back in jail Thursday on unrelated felony charges in connection with a burglary in October in East Naples.
East Naples man gets 15 years for home burglary
Published 09/09/2009 at 1:40 p.m.
An East Naples man who is a career criminal in Collier County has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison for breaking into a neighbor's house, according to sheriff's reports.
Home-invasion robbery reported in Golden Gate
Published 09/02/2009 at 11:12 a.m.
Deputies are investigating a report of a home-invasion robbery in Golden Gate on Tuesday night.