Friday, February 27, 2015

CCSO Wanted Bulletin

The Collier County Sheriff's Office posts a bulletin of people wanted on active criminal warrants in Collier County. You can see their photos and charges.

If you have any information on any of these people, do not attempt to apprehend them.

Call CCSO at 239.252.9300 or our anonymous tips line at 1.800.780.TIPS (8477).

Click here to see this week's wanted bulletin.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

CCSO: Burglaries May Be The Work Of Dinner Set Burglars

Two break-ins this week in North Naples appear to be the work of Dinner Set burglars, say Collier County Sheriff’s Office detectives.

Dinner Set burglars are professional criminals who typically strike upscale homes while the residents are out to dinner.

In the most recent burglary, a home on Troon Lakes Drive in the Pelican Marsh was broken into Wednesday evening. Detectives said the burglars may have entered the home from the lanai and rear sliding glass door. They focused on a particular room and made off with an undisclosed amount of jewelry and designer handbags.

On Monday, a residence on Myrtle Road was broken into. Detective said a rear sliding glass door may have been a point of interest as a possible entry. One room of the house had been disturbed and the burglars left with an undisclosed amount of jewelry.

Detectives say Dinner Set burglars surveil homes typically between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Before entering, they hide in nearby dark locations such as golf courses and watch through the home’s windows for signs of activity. If they do not see anyone inside after 20-30 minutes they attempt to make entry, usually through the master bedroom sliding glass door. They work quickly and are typically out of the home within minutes.

Following these tips can help prevent someone from entering your home and taking your property:

* Keep your doors and windows locked, especially if you’re not home. Turn on your alarm, if you have one.

* Trim bushes and trees away from windows and doors. They can provide a good hiding place for a burglar.

* Don’t place packaging for pricey home goods such as a television or computer box at the end of your driveway for trash pick-up.

* Always report suspicious activity to law enforcement.

* Organize a Neighborhood Watch in your community.

* Schedule a free home security assessment conducted by a CCSO Crime Prevention specialist. Call the Crime Prevention Section at 239.252.0700, or e-mail for more information.

Anyone with information on these burglaries is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.8477 (TIPS).   


New Community Gallery Exhibit To Feature Charter School Art Program

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with Gulf Coast Charter Academy South to display the works of students attending Mr. Michael Grandi’s art class.

CCSO will host a public reception for the 15th installment of the Community Gallery on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The gallery is located at the administrative offices on the second floor of CCSO headquarters, 3319 U.S. 41 E., East Naples.

The “Artistic Expressions” exhibit will feature images inspired by 21 students in third through seventh grades as they explored different techniques and mediums of art throughout the academic school year.

GCCAS enrolls 600  students in VPK through seventh grade. Its goal is to foster pride in academic achievement for all students, coupled with a concerted effort focused on the ELL (English Language Learner) population and through the STEM Model (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

To learn more about GCCAS, visit

The exhibit will be on display to the public through Thursday, April 30, 2015.

The CCSO Community Gallery welcomes any local public service organizations interested in setting up a future exhibit.

For more information about the gallery or how an organization can participate, contact CCSO Media Relations Officer Kristi Lester at 239.252.0608, or

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CCSO Investigating Theft Of $18K In Nickels

Detectives are hoping to cash in on tips from the public in their effort to find who stole 183 boxes filled with rolled nickels totaling $18,500.

The boxes were stolen during a house party Feb. 15 in Monterey, a gated community in North Naples.

Collier County Sheriff’s Office detectives are releasing images of the missing boxes and rolled coins in the hope someone with information will contact the Sheriff’s Office.

The white and blue boxes measure 10 inches long x 4 inches wide and are the size of a large brick. Each box can hold up to 50 rolls, or tubes of coins. Each box has 50 holes on top for each coin roll. Some of the boxes are hand numbered in black ink.

Detectives are asking the public to be especially alert at places where someone would go to redeem change such as at banks and grocery stores with coin counting machines.

The nickels were among multiple items stolen during the house party. The other items include a .12-gauge shotgun, a .45-caliber firearm and miscellaneous ammunition.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.8477 (TIPS).

CCSO Traffic Enforcement Spots

Monday, March 2:

Vanderbilt Beach Road and Tiburon Drive - Speeding
Immokalee Road at I-75 southbound exit – Aggressive driving
Collier and Golden Gate boulevards - Speeding

Tuesday, March 3:

Goodlette-Frank Road and Orange Blossom Drive - Speeding
Vanderbilt Beach Road and Logan Boulevard - Speeding
Green and Collier boulevards - Speeding

Wednesday, March 4:

Livingston Road and Golden Gate Parkway – Red-light running
Vineyards Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road - Speeding
Santa Barbara and Devonshire boulevards - Speeding

Thursday, March 5:

Golden Gate Parkway and Livingston Road – Aggressive driving
Immokalee and Livingston roads – Aggressive driving
111th Avenue North at Naples Park Elementary School – Aggressive driving

Friday, March 6:

Shadowlawn Drive and Davis Boulevard – Red-light running
48th Terrace SW at Golden Gate Middle School - Speeding
Rattlesnake Hammock Road and Grand Lely Drive – Speeding

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Can You ID This Man?

Does the man in these surveillance images look familiar?

If you recognize him, the Collier County Sherif’s Office wants to hear from you.

Detectives would like to talk to the man in connection with an attempted unarmed robbery at a CVS store in East Naples.

On Feb. 22, around 4:40 p.m., a man attempted to rob the CVS at 6800 Collier Blvd. He left the store in an unknown direction. Witnesses described the man as white and wearing khaki pants and a navy short-sleeved shirt with white vertical stripes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477 (TIPS).

Update: Can You ID These Young Men?

A citizen tip has led to the arrests of three teenagers on multiple felony counts after detectives released surveillance video showing them breaking into vehicles in a gated community in Golden Gate.

David James Smith, 15, 14889 Indigo Lakes Drive; Adam Thomazin Lindsey, 16, 14479 Jekyll Island Court; and Jacob Christopher Nicol, 17, 5117 S.W. 20th Court, were arrested Monday evening and charged with multiple counts of burglary, burglary while armed and grand theft.

From Dec. 21, 2014 to Dec. 22, 2014, several burglaries to unlocked vehicles were reported in the Laurel Lakes community. The suspects were captured breaking into cars on home video surveillance. After exhausting all investigative leads, CCSO issued a press release of the surveillance video on Feb. 20.

The video press release was published on the CCSO website and the agency’s social media platforms, including YouTube and Facebook as well as distributed to the media. An anonymous tip from the public led detectives to the suspects as a result of the video press release.

Confessions were obtained and numerous stolen items were recovered, including a .45 caliber Glock handgun that had been stolen from inside one of the vehicles.

Further investigation revealed more than 30 vehicles were left unlocked and entered by Smith,
Lindsey and Nicol in both Laurel Lakes and Indigo Lakes communities. 

The investigation continues.

David James Smith

Adam Thorazin Lindsey

Jacob Christopher Nicol

Original news release:
Can You ID These Young Men? 
Collier County Sheriff's Office
Posted Date:  2/20/2015 4:30 PM

Do the three young men in the surveillance video look familiar?

If you recognize them, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office wants to hear from you.
Detectives would like to talk to them in connection with a series of car burglaries in the sheriff's Golden Gate district late last year.

Detectives have released the surveillance video in the hope that someone recognizes the subjects and contacts the Sheriff’s Office.

During the late evening to early morning hours of Dec. 20-Dec. 21, 2014 several car burglaries were committed within Laurel Lakes, a gated community located off Immokalee Road. Among the items reported stolen were .45 caliber Glock firearm, Louis Vuitton purse, Michael Kors wallet, and Apple laptop.

The suspects were captured on the victim’s home surveillance system.

If anyone can identify the suspects in the surveillance video or have information regarding the case, please contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.8477 (TIPS).