Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bank Robbery In East Naples

Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for an armed and dangerous suspect who fired a gunshot while robbing Fifth Third Bank, 95 Price Street, East Naples, on Wednesday morning.

Deputies say the suspect approached employees as they were opening the bank around 8 a.m. He displayed a handgun, fired a shot and forced one employee to open the vault before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash. When he left he stole a silver 2008 Hyundai Sonata. Deputies later recovered the car submerged in a body of water off Auto Ranch Road.

The suspect was wearing a camouflage shirt, jeans and a tan ball cap. His face was covered with a mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call CCSO at 239.252.9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.8477.

CCSO Traffic Enforcement Spots

Monday, June 1:

Pine Ridge Road at Pine Ridge Middle School – Aggressive driving
Rattlesnake Hammock Road and Naples Lakes Boulevard – Aggressive driving
Vanderbilt Beach Road and Oakes Boulevard - Speeding

Tuesday, June 2:

U.S. 41 North and Retreat Drive - Speeding
Santa Barbara Boulevard at Calusa Park Elementary - Speeding
Collier and Green boulevards – Red-light running

Wednesday, June 3:

Airport-Pulling Road and Naples Boulevard – Red-light running
Victory Lane at Palmetto Ridge High School - Speeding
U.S. 41 East and Sandpiper Road - Speeding

Thursday, June 4:

Golden Gate and Coronado parkways – Red-light running
Davis Boulevard and Airport-Pulling Road – Red-light running
Immokalee Road and I-75 northbound exit - Speeding

Friday, June 5:

Livingston Road and Veterans Memorial Boulevard – Aggressive driving
Goodlette-Frank Road and Creekside Boulevard – Aggressive driving
Collier Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road - Speeding

Friday, May 22, 2015

Deputies Search For Missing Woman In East Naples

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a 21-year-old woman who has been missing since Thursday evening.

Deputies say 21-year-old Heather Nicole King was last seen by friends at The Days Inn & Suites, 3387 Tollgate Blvd., East Naples. King suddenly left the area on foot around 7:30 p.m., leaving her cell phone and purse behind.

Deputies said family members are concerned because King’s friends believe she was under the influence of an unknown substance when she left.

Deputies said King is described as white, 5 foot 1 inch tall and 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about King’s whereabouts is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300.

Prepare For Graduation With Safety In Mind

With graduation ceremonies approaching, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office reminds teens and their parents to celebrate safely.

Deputies say it is important for parents, teens and party hosts to understand the laws in order to keep everyone safe.

Some parents host after-graduation parties where alcohol is provided, thinking that they can better protect teens by supervising their drinking, and by keeping them from driving drunk. Deputies are warning parents and guardians that they will be held responsible if any underage drinking occurs on their property and they could be subject to criminal and civil sanctions.

Establishments that sell alcohol are reminded to ask patrons for ID. Underage sales and purchases could result in criminal prosecution.

CCSO offers these tips to help keep teens safe:

* Communicate with your teens regularly and openly about alcohol and drugs.
* Communicate with other parents about your expectations and theirs.
* Discuss your expectations and rules for graduation outings.
* Know who will be driving and what your teen’s plans are.
* Make sure your teen has a cell phone. Have pre-established times when your teen calls in to check in with you.
* Remind your teen not to use alcohol or drugs, or ride in a vehicle with anyone under the influence.
* Never provide alcohol or drugs to your teen or others.
* Remind your teen to buckle up when riding in a vehicle.
* Don’t rent a hotel room for teens.
* Stay up until your teen gets home.

Regular and open communication between parents and teens can make a difference in preventing drunken driving, drug use, DUI accidents, and other destructive behavior. Take the time to give your teens the information and tools they need to stay safe.

Stay Safe Memorial Day Weekend

Whether out on the roadway or open waters, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office wants to make sure you have a safe Memorial Day weekend celebration.

Deputies will be patrolling to make sure drivers are not impaired, obeying speed limits and also checking for seat belt compliance during the current Click It or Ticket initiative.

If you're going to be on the water, make sure you have enough life jackets for everyone aboard, follow all boating laws and be sure to watch out for vessels and swimmers. Also file a float plan with a loved one or close friend.

Click here to view a video on boating safety and to download a copy of a CCSO-recommended float plan.

CCSO Run/Walk Takes Place Tonight

**Online pre-registration is closed but you can still register tonight at the event.**

WHAT: Collier County Sheriff’s Office 5K Run/Walk and Safety Fair

WHEN: Friday, May 22

TIME: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., safety fair

6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 5K run/ride and one-mile walk registration

8 p.m., opening ceremony

WHERE: Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway

SUMMARY: The Collier County Sheriff's Office, CCSO’s Golden Gate Road Patrol and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14 invite residents and visitors to join in on the fifth annual 5K fun run and walk.

The event will feature presentations by CCSO’s Crime Prevention, Aviation, Bomb Squad, K9, Mounted Patrol and SWAT bureaus. Kids will also have a chance to try out their climbing skills on the CCSO rock wall.

The opening ceremony will feature a salute to fallen law enforcement officers.

Deputies will also discuss safety tips and serve free hot dogs, lemonade, snow cones, and popcorn to participants.

Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by the 5K fun run/walk around 8:30 p.m. Participants will start at the community center, follow a route through nearby residential neighborhoods and finish at the community center.

The one-mile family walk will also start at 8:30 p.m.

Entry fee is a suggested $20 donation. Proceeds will provide summer camp scholarships for at-risk youth. Don’t miss out on this educational and healthy family-fun event!

Click here for event flier.

For more information, contact the CCSO Golden Gate substation at 239-455-3121.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

UPDATE: Deputies Search For Missing Girl

UPDATE: Alyssa Batty has been located and is safe.
Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a 12-year-old Golden Gate Estates girl who is missing. 
Family members told deputies they last saw Alyssa Batty around 8 p.m. when she ran away from their driveway at 3150 72nd Ave. NE. 
Detectives said Alyssa is described as white, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 100 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a pink shirt and purple skirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300.