Crime Stoppers searching for man accused of stealing copper

Authorities are searching for a man they say made away with stolen copper. The unknown suspect committed several copper thefts from the Bernwood Industrial complex at 25130 Bernwood Drive in Bonita Springs. Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call SWFL Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.

North Fort Myers stabbing suspect faces battery charges

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office took a man into custody after a stabbing in North Fort Myers on Saturday. The suspect was seen being treated at Coon and Donald roads, just south of Bayshore Road. Deputies were in the area for about two hours to investigate a stabbing before taking the suspect into custody. The […]

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Loved ones gather to remember man killed in Lehigh Acres road rage incident

Family and friends held a memorial service Saturday for a life taken too soon. Yairo Oropeza was killed June 28 in what deputies call a road-rage incident. Loved ones came together on Saturday to remember the brother and son that was taken from them. Oropeza, 23, touched the lives of everyone around him. “He was always […]

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Woman retires after 41 years at Lee County Sheriff’s Office

After 41 years of working with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Cheryl Carruthers has retired. She is the longest working employee in LCSO’s Communications Division. All it takes is one call. Carruthers received that call from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office 41 years ago offering her a job. “Been here since 1979, and this is […]

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Lee County deputies find dog covered in feces and urine

A woman has been arrested for aggravated animal cruelty after being accused of locking her dog in the bathroom. The dog had been so badly neglected, she had chemical burns on her leg from her own urine. Lee County Sheriff’s deputies found a one-year-old dog named “Queen” trapped inside an apartment, in the corner cowering […]

LCSO: Two arrested for construction thefts

Deputies arrested a man and a woman on Friday accused of construction thefts. Yadira Mompie, 35, and 38-year-old Anyel Contino were arrested after an off-duty deputy noticed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Acroft Avenue and Butte Street in Lehigh Acres. The off-duty deputy recognized the vehicle as one that was possibly involved in […]