Wednesday, April 23, 2014

CCSO Traffic Enforcement Spots

Monday, April 28:

Vanderbilt Beach Road and Collier Boulevard - Speeding
Immokalee and Goodlette-Frank roads – Red-light running
Rattlesnake Hammock Road and Grand Lely Drive - Speeding

Tuesday, April 29:

Pine Ridge Road and Whippoorwill Lane – Red-light running
Livingston Road and Orange Blossom Drive – Aggressive driving
Golden Gate Parkway and 44th Street Southwest – Aggressive driving

Wednesday, April 30:

Vanderbilt Beach Road and Wilshire Lakes Boulevard - Speeding
Airport-Pulling Road and Cougar Drive – Red-light running
Santa Barbara and Hunter boulevards - Speeding

Thursday, May 1:

Texas Avenue at Parkside Elementary – Aggressive driving
U.S. 41 East and Airport-Pulling Road – Red-light running
Radio and Livingston roads – Red-light running

Friday, May 2:

U.S. 41 North and Old 41 Road - Speeding
Immokalee and Airport-Pulling roads – Red-light running
Vineyards Boulevard and Vanderbilt Beach Road - Speeding

Deputies Search For Missing Runaway

Deputies are looking for a Golden Gate Estates teen who ran away from her home on Sunday.
Logan Desiray Martini, 16, was last seen with her boyfriend Kyle Livengood in the Orangetree subdivision in Golden Gate Estates. Martini is 5 feet 1 inch 110 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.

Family members are concerned about her.

If you have any information on Logan's whereabouts, please contact the Collier County Sheriff at 239-252-9300.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Learn More About Identity Theft Tonight In North Naples

Tips on avoiding identity theft will be offered at two community events hosted by the newly formed Collier ID Theft Task Force.

The events, titled: “Identity Theft: Tips To Reduce Your Risk Of Becoming A Victim,” are free and open to the public.

The first is set for 5 to 6:15 p.m., Monday, April 21 at the North Naples Fire Control & Rescue District training center, 1855 Veterans Park Drive, Naples. Bob Harden, host of The Bob Harden Show on www.bobharden.com, will be the moderator.

The second is set for Thursday, May 1, 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the Jewish Family & Community Services center, 5025 Costello Drive, Naples. The moderator will be Naples Daily News Editorial Editor Jeff Lytle.

At both events, Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk will present identity fraud safety information, along with co-presenter Carrie Kerskie, an identity theft expert and private investigator. Kerskie is author of the book, “Your Public Identity: Because Nothing Is Private Anymore.”

Sheriff Rambosk is co-chairman of the task force, along with Mike Reagen, who retired last year from his post as president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Collier Foundation, Kerskie is a key component of the group, which also includes law enforcement advisors Naples Police Chief Tom Weschler and Marco Island Police Chief Don Hunter.

Home Invasion Task Force Update


The multijurisdictional task force investigating five recent home invasion robberies in Collier County and the City of Naples is continuing to work daily to identify and arrest those responsible for these crimes.

The task force is made up of members representing the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, the Naples Police Department, the Marco Island Police Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI.

The crimes began Feb. 13, when the suspects targeted a home on White Boulevard. The next one took place Feb. 19 at a home on Golden Oaks Lane. The third home invasion was reported Feb. 24 on 17th Avenue South. That one was followed by one on March 11 at a home on Osprey Trail in The Estuary. The most recent home invasion took place April 3 at a home on Groveland Terrace in Quail West.

The suspects wear dark clothing, gloves and masks and target high-end homes. They restrain the occupants, render telephones and cell phones in the home inoperable, and make off with cash and jewelry. The suspects have gained access to the homes by either entering through unlocked doors or approaching residents who were outside on their own property in the evening hours.

Task force members are asking the community to contact law enforcement anytime they see something suspicious. Information about something as seemingly harmless as an unfamiliar vehicle driving through a neighborhood could be the tip the task force needs to break the case.

“No piece of information is too small,” said CCSO Lt. John Morrisseau, who is leading the task force. “Trust your instincts and report anything that seems suspicious. “

The task force recently partnered with Crime Stoppers of Southwest Florida to publicize the case. Click here to watch the Crime Stoppers segment.

In addition, representatives from the CCSO Crime Prevention Bureau have been out in the community speaking to homeowner and civic associations, stressing the importance of having good home security measures in place and encouraging them to develop a family safety plan so that they are prepared in the event of an emergency. Click here to view CCSO’s family safety plan handout.

Anyone with information is asked to call the home invasion hotline at 239.252.0300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.8477.



Friday, April 18, 2014

Free Car Seat Fittings Saturday


Not sure if you’ve properly installed your child’s car seat? Have your car seat checked or fitted for free by a Collier County Sheriff’s Office child passenger safety technician Saturday.
CCSO will join Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and Lee Memorial Health System for a car seat safety check from 9 a.m. to noon at Ecobaby & Home, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, #150.

The program is free and open to the public.

Bilingual fitting technicians will be available.

Florida law requires parents to use a child restraint system. If children are not properly restrained while traveling in a vehicle, they could easily be injured in a collision or any other emergency situation.


To schedule an appointment for a free inspection at a time convenient to you, contact CCSO car seat safety technician Marianna Herrera at 239.252.0367, or e-mail trafficsafety@colliersheriff.net. Or call Golisano Children’s Hospital at 239.565.8371 for more information or to book a convenient time for a car seat fitting.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Miami Man Charged With Cashing Bogus Checks

A Miami man faces multiple felony charges after detectives say he cashed fraudulent checks at banks around Collier County.

Collier County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Ricardo Rodriguez, 47, 850 Biscayne Blvd., Lot K, on multiple felony counts, including grand theft, uttering a forged instrument and scheming to defraud.

Rodriguez was arrested Thursday at the Collier County jail, where he had been since his arrest Wednesday on similar charges by Naples Police Department detectives.

CCSO detectives said the checks were stolen after being placed in the mail by various businesses located in Collier County. The payees and dollar amounts on the checks were altered. Rodriguez used several names and possibly stolen identities to cash the checks, most of which were for $798.36.

Nearly a dozen businesses in Collier County and the City of Naples were victims, detectives said.


This investigation and arrest is an example of the successful partnership the Sheriff’s Office has with the Naples Police Department and local banking industry. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CCSO Traffic Enforcement Spots

Monday, April 21:

Bayshore and Thomasson drives – Aggressive driving
Collier and Davis boulevards – Red-light running
Pine Ridge Road and Logan Boulevard – Red-light running

Tuesday, April 22:

Radio and Airport-Pulling roads - Speeding
44th Terrace Southwest at Golden Terrace Elementary – Aggressive driving
Immokalee Road at I-75 northbound exit - Speeding

Wednesday, April 23:

Pine Ridge and Goodlette-Frank roads – Red-light running
Vanderbilt Beach Road and Oakes Boulevard - Speeding
Airport-Pulling Road at Pelican Marsh Elementary – Aggressive driving

Thursday, April 24:

Livingston and Immokalee roads – Red-light running
U.S. 41 East and Martin Street - Speeding
Collier Boulevard and Rattlesnake Hammock Road - Speeding

Friday, April 25:

Naples Boulevard – Aggressive driving
Airport-Pulling Road and Golden Gate Parkway – Red-light running
Orange Blossom Drive and Goodlette-Frank Road - Speeding