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Lee County Sheriff's Office is located at 14750 Six Mile, Cypress Pkwy., Fort Myers, 33912-4406 FL. The Lee County Sheriff's Office phone number is (239) 477-1000.
Check out this video on car burglary prevention tips!
Here is just one example of why it is so important to follow our #9PMRoutine! Cristina Mendez with NBC2 interviewed Detective Nees about a rash of car burglaries along McGregor Blvd. Lock it up!! Don’t be a victim! It’s that simple.
Word is spreading like wildfire that the #9PMRoutine really works! Tell your relatives, friends, coworkers, etc to follow the #9PMRoutine so they don't become a victim. Lock your doors and remove all valuables from vehicles. #dontbeavictim
Our very own, Dep. Weber, is currently deployed overseas with the Florida Army National Guard, Bravo battery 3/116th Field Artillery. She sent us this message and picture and we wanted to share it with our followers: “I just wanted to give a shout out to West District for their thoughtfulness in putting together these care packages. The support from them back home means so much and really keeps me going! I can't wait to come back and serve alongside Lee County's finest again. Thank you & stay safe!” Thank you for your service Dep. Weber! We’re happy to hear you’re safe and sound. Stay safe and we can’t wait for you to come back home! 👍🇺🇸
Lee County Sheriff's Office Press Release: Subject Charged in Multi-Agency Vehicle Theft Investigation May 30, 2018 Due to the joint efforts of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Myers Police Department, multiple stolen vehicles were located and recovered yesterday in the Renaissance apartment complex in Fort Myers. Detectives immediately located a Cadillac CTS that had just been reported stolen at the 1600 block of Shakespeare Avenue. During the operation, detectives encountered a Kia Sportage that was reported stolen out of Lee County. The vehicle was being driven by a black male later identified as Shaundre Johnson (DOB 03/08/2002). When located, Johnson attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended by FMPD shortly after. In addition to the aforementioned vehicles, the investigation concluded that Johnson was responsible for the theft of a Ford Focus, Toyota Tacoma, Lincoln Towncar, and a Toyota RAV4. More vehicles in the surrounding area were recovered including a Hyundai Tuscan and Honda Civic that had been reported stolen to the Fort Myers Police Department. Detectives gathered enough information during the course of the investigation that led them to believe that Johnson was responsible for multiple vehicle thefts. Johnson was charged with multiple counts of Grand Theft of a Vehicle and Burglary of a Conveyance and booked into the Juvenile Assessment Center. Shortly after his release, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received information that Johnson was in a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Cape Coral Police Department’s jurisdiction. Cape Coral Police Department is now involved in the investigation and charges are forthcoming.
Lee County Sheriff's Office Press Release: Joint Effort Between Cape PD and LCSO Nabs East Cape Drug Dealer On the 29th of May, 2018 the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, in conjunction with the Cape Coral Police Department, concluded an investigation into local drug trafficker, Johney Hall (B/M DOB 07-12-81), who resides at 1531 SE 42nd Terrace in Cape Coral. The investigation was initiated with the belief that Hall was trafficking narcotics from his home. Upon leaving his residence, a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle being driven by Hall. Hall, who was driving with a suspended driver’s license was found to be in possession of heroin and cocaine. A search warrant for his residence was executed upon completion of the traffic stop. Located inside of Hall’s home was an additional amount of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, THC oils and methamphetamines. Upon conclusion of the investigation, Johney Hall was charged with driving on a suspended license (habitual), trafficking in heroin (11.5 grams), possession of cocaine (18.27 grams), possession of methamphetamines (2.05 grams), possession of marijuana (7.5 grams) and possession of THC oil (4.33 grams). This was a collaborative effort between the Cape Coral Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to rid a quiet Cape Coral neighborhood of a drug trafficker in their community.
Update #1: The roadway is now open. There is a traffic crash at the intersection of Big Pine Way and S Cleveland Avenue. Northbound S Cleveland is closed due to a disabled vehicle. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area.
Over the past two days, Samantha Nunez from GiGi's Playhouse Fort Myers, a Down Syndrome Achievement Center, helped train deputies on best practices for interacting with members of the community affected with Down Syndrome. This training was conducted by our Virtual Roll Call system, which allowed Samantha to interact with deputies from all six districts, as well as with members of the Sanibel Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol. All of these agencies are committed to serving the needs of all of our citizens, and this training allowed our members to learn communication barriers and to overcome those barriers when interacting with members of community affected with Down Syndrome. For more information, please visit https://gigisplayhouse.org/fortmyers/.
May is Bicycle Safety Month, but bike safety should be observed everyday!
May 30, 2018 On May 28, 2018, Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to multiple residential areas where victims indicated that their vehicles were broken into and items inside the vehicles were stolen. The victims informed the responding deputies that they believed the burglaries occurred overnight. One vehicle had three firearms stolen from inside including two pistols and an AR 15. Most of the vehicles were found to have been left unlocked. The investigations were turned over to detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office West District Criminal Investigations Division. During the course of the investigation, detectives gathered information that led them to believe that Jonathon Rancifer (DOB 08/02/2003) was responsible for the vehicle burglaries. After probable cause was established, deputies obtained a search warrant for the home of Jonathon Rancifer where he was subsequently detained. During the execution of the search warrant, Rancifer’s mother, Jessica Rancifer (08/25/1975), became uncooperative, began screaming obscenities and attempted to prevent deputies from searching the home. As a result, Jessica Rancifer was arrested and charged with resisting officer without violence. Jonathon Rancifer was charged with multiple counts of Burglary, Grand Theft of a Firearm, and Grand Theft.
It's time for the #9PMRoutine! Lock those doors and secure all valuables. #dontbeavictim
Lee County Sheriff's Office Press Release: Deadly Workplace Accident in Bonita Springs Update #1 May 29, 2018 The decedent has since been identified as John Pullen, DOB 4/07/1971. Next of kin has been notified. The investigation remains ongoing. May 29, 2018 On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3300 Bonita Beach Road SW, Bonita Springs, in reference to a man who was injured by a concrete wall. The man was transported to North Collier Hospital where he died shortly after his arrival. OSHA is responding. Next of kin notification is pending. cm/18-247646
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month...please drive carefully and always be on the lookout for motorcyclists on the roads.
Last week, Lt. Vallejo, Sgt. Quiepo, and Deputy Castellon represented the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at the Nations Association Charities 39th Annual Scholarship Gala for 2018. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is a proud sponsor and our representatives were proud to celebrate and observe the scholars earn over twenty thousands dollars in scholarships money awarded to them on this wonderful event.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY in Fort Myers Police Department's jurisdiction. Please be cautious and drive safely!
2018 National Click It or Ticket Campaign 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 2018 National Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization. This two-week campaign runs from Monday, May 21st through Sunday, June 3rd, and it is geared to educating and encouraging motorists to “buckle up” in a collective effort to increase citizen seat belt compliance and reduce injuries and deaths on our roads. In 2013, there were 9,580 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012 seat belts saved an estimated 12,174 people from dying. From 2008 – 2012 seat belts saved nearly 63,000 lives. In addition in 2012 3,031 additional lives could have been saved if all unrestrained passenger vehicle occupants 5 and older involved in fatal crashes had worn their seat belts. Day or night, local law enforcement officers are on the lookout for those not wearing their seat belts--and for good reason. In 2012, 61 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m. – 5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts. If all passenger vehicle occupants 5 and older involved in fatal crashes had worn their seat belts; an additional 3,031 lives could have been saved in 2012 alone. Among young adults 18 to 34 years old killed in crashes, 61 percent were completely unrestrained—the highest percentage of all age groups. In 2013, there were 638 children 12 and younger killed in motor vehicle crashes. Of those fatalities, more than a third (38%) were unrestrained. Please remember: *Air bags are designed to work with seat belts, not replace them. *Be sure the seat belt is properly positioned, never put the shoulder strap behind you or under your arm. *Before you buy a new car, check to see that its seat belts are a good fit for you. *Learn how to properly use and install child safety seats or boosters. Seat belts save lives! For more seat belt safety information log on to www.nhtsa.gov.
We hope everyone had a nice and safe Memorial Day. Now it’s time to follow the #9PMRoutine. Lock your doors and remove all valuables from your vehicles. #dontbeavictim
Are you #HurricanePrepared? NOW is the time. With less than a week until the official start of #HurricaneSeason, please get a plan together for yourself and your family.
Commander George Rook, of the Jamaica Bay Veterans Association, hosted a Memorial Day service within the Jamaica Bay community for residents. George is a silver star and Purple Heart Recipient having served during the Vietnam War. A large number of residents showed up to honor our Veterans and hear comments from guest speaker, Undersheriff Carmine Marceno. It was a heartfelt ceremony with many Veterans in attendance.
Today, we remember and honor those that served our country and those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. We are forever grateful for their service. We hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day!
It’s 9:00pm...are you doors locked? Are your valuables secured? Follow the #9PMRoutine so you don’t become a victim!
DISCLAIMER: No birds were harmed during this rescue. The deputy is not choking the bird, he’s merely holding it to secure it’s head so it couldn’t turn around and bite him. Dep. Van Pelt found this injured juvenile cormorant on Fort Myers Beach. It was unable to fly and was having breathing problems. The cormorant was transported and turned over to CROW - Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. If you ever come across an injured animal, please do not handle them. Call us or CROW so a trained professional can safely get them contained and transported for treatment.
We’re still getting rained on here in #SWFL. Here’s your reminder...if you’re using your windshield wipers, please turn on your lights. You’re more visible in the rain with lights on! And...you all should know this by know but we’re going to say it again; please do not drive with your four-way flashers on. It is illegal. If you’re unable to see out your windshield due to heavy rain, please pull over into a safe area and wait until the rain lets up enough for you to see.
Have you followed the #9PMRoutine? It’s past 9:00pm, so please make sure to lock your doors and remove all valuables from your vehicles. #lockyourdoors #dontbeavictim