Friday, May 6, 2016

Capt. Bishop Completes Commanders Academy



Collier County Sheriff’s Office Captain Rod Bishop was among 30 deputies from around Florida who recently graduated from the Florida Sheriffs Association’s prestigious Commanders Academy.

The two-week program started March 7 and reconvened for its final week on April 4. The Commanders Academy is an exceptionally informative and educational experience that is essential for the next generation of leaders.

The academy provides a comprehensive curriculum and offers programs on leadership skills, business and personal ethics, management training and other topics that relate to the law enforcement profession. These forward-thinking classes prepare commanders for an exceptional career in the service of their communities.

Florida Sheriff’s Association President Sadie Darnell said the Commanders Academy provides supervisors “with the best possible training tools to do their jobs and carry out the mission of law enforcement in a manner that reflects the positives of our profession.”

Captain Bishop is a 24-year-veteran of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. He currently supervises the CCSO Criminal Investigations Division, which includes the General Crimes Bureau, Special Crimes Bureau, Financial Crimes Bureau, Technical Services Bureau, and Crime Scene Bureau. 

“The Commanders Academy is another way we help the Florida offices of Sheriff be the best in the nation,” said Steve Casey, executive director of the Florida Sheriff’s Association.  “Bringing relevant techniques and expertise by well-respected trainers gives our command staff the foundation for continued success.”    


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

3 Suspicious Incident Cases Closed

Following thorough investigations, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office has closed three recent suspicious incidents. In most of the remaining incidents the interaction between the subject and the reporter was not criminal in and of itself. However, CCSO is continuing to investigate to determine the motivation of individuals who made contact with children they do not know. Incidents that have been closed are as follows:

Deputies identified the subject who made contact with the 9-year-old girl April 29 near Thomasson and Bayshore drives and interviewed him Tuesday. Deputies learned that the reason the subject made contact with the girl was because she was crossing in front of his bicycle and he was concerned for her safety. There was no criminal motivation or ill intent on the part of the subject. This case has been closed.

In an incident reported April 15 on 20th Place SW in Golden Gate, deputies determined that the subject who made contact with two elementary-age children was a special needs high school student who did not have criminal motivation or ill intent. This case has been closed.

In an incident reported April 13 on Crestview Circle in Immokalee, the reporter told deputies she saw a man attempting to lure children into a wooded area. CCSO Aviation, K-9 and Patrol units responded and conducted a thorough search of the area with no results. It was also determined that there were no missing children in the area. CCSO has increased patrols and there have been no additional reports involving this subject.  All leads have been thoroughly pursued. This case has been closed.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Deputies Investigate Suspicious Incident In East Naples

Deputies are investigating a suspicious incident involving a child in East Naples Friday afternoon.

A 9-year-old girl told investigators that she was walking home from school near Thomasson and Bayshore drives when an older man riding a black bicycle kept telling her to stop.

She did not speak to the man and kept walking until she made it home safely.

Detectives said the girl described the man as white, around 50 years old with white hair and a white stubble facial hair. He was wearing green camo shorts and no shirt.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has released a composite image of the man based on the girl’s description.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Suspicious Incident in East Naples



Deputies are investigating a suspicious incident involving a child in East Naples Friday evening.
The 7-year-old boy told investigators that he was skating in the parking lot of Whistlers Cove Apartments around 5:30 p.m. Friday when a man he did not know came up to him and offered him candy, then asked him to get in his vehicle.  
The boy ran away and the man left the area in a black truck or van.
Detectives said the boy described the man as white, around 50 years old with brown hair and a gray mustache.
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has released a composite image of the man based on the boy’s description.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Composite Released In Estates Suspicious Incident



Deputies are investigating after two boys reported they were approached by a stranger in Golden Gate Estates on Thursday evening.

The boys, ages 9 and 10, told deputies they were walking along 12th Street Northeast, off Golden Gate Boulevard, around 6:30 p.m. when they were approached by a man in a truck who made suspicious comments toward them.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has released a composite image of the man based on the boys’ description.

Detectives said the man was described as white, possibly in his 60s or 70s and very short in stature with a very thin build.

His vehicle was described as an older model black pickup with an extended cab and a ladder strapped to the roof. The truck had minor dents and scratches and rusty patches on it.

He was last seen driving south on 12th Street Northeast.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimes Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

  

Monday, April 25, 2016

Suspicious Incident In Golden Gate Estates

Deputies are investigating a suspicious incident involving a child in Golden Gate Estates over the weekend.
The 7-year-old girl told her mother that she was playing in their back yard in the Valencia Lakes community around 6:30 p.m. Saturday when a man she did not know came up to the fence and asked if he could pet her dog.  
The man told the girl he wouldn’t hurt her and stayed at the fence for several minutes watching her before walking away.
The incident was reported to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday evening.
Detectives said the girl described the man as white, tall and thin with gray hair, a beard and a mustache. The girl told detectives he wore a brown hat and sunglasses. He took off his sunglasses and she could see he had green eyes.
The mother used her cell phone to show the girl a composite sketch previously released by CCSO in connection with a suspicious incident in North Naples on April 13. The girl told her mother that the man who approached her matched the image in the composite sketch.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).
Previously released sketch.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

CCSO/EMS To Host Emergency Responder Meet & Greet

WHAT: Meet & Greet Your Neighborhood Emergency Personnel

WHEN: Saturday, April 23

TIME: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

LOCATION: EMS Station 71, 95 13th St. S.W., Golden Gate Estates

SUMMARY: The Collier County Sheriff’s Office will host its inaugural Meet & Greet event on Saturday, April 23, at EMS Station 71 in Golden Gate Estates.

CCSO has partnered with Collier County Emergency Medical Services to provide Collier residents and visitors an opportunity to meet one on one with emergency responders during a family-friendly event.

Some activities will include demos of CCSO and EMS vehicles, how to perform CPR, search and rescue techniques and car seat safety. Attendees can also meet with the pups training through the CCSO Second Chance Cell Dog program and climb the rock wall.

Drinks and snacks will be available. Admission is free.