Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CCSO Traffic Enforcement Spots

Monday, April 13:

Airport-Pulling Road at Poinciana Elementary School – Aggressive driving
Radio Road and Santa Barbara Boulevard – Red-light running
U.S. 41 North and Pelican Bay Boulevard - Speeding

Tuesday, April 14:

Immokalee Road and I-75 southbound exit – Red-light running
Livingston Road and Marbella Lakes Drive - Speeding
Collier and Green boulevards – Red-light running

Wednesday, April 15:

Shadowlawn Drive at Shadowlawn Elementary School – Aggressive driving
Rattlesnake Hammock Road and Grand Lely Drive - Speeding
Pine Ridge Road and Osceola Trail - Speeding

Thursday, April 16:

Vanderbilt Beach Road and Vineyards Boulevard – Aggressive driving
Texas Avenue at Parkside Elementary School – Aggressive driving
Airport-Pulling Road and U.S. 41 East – Red-light running

Friday, April 17:

Goodlette-Frank and Immokalee roads – Red-light running
Naples Boulevard – Aggressive driving
Collier Boulevard and U.S. 41 East – Red-light running

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CCSO Traffic Enforcement Spots

Monday, March 23:

U.S. 41 North and Old 41 Road – Aggressive driving
44th Terrace SW and Golden Terrace Elementary School – Aggressive driving
Collier and Davis boulevards – Red-light running

Tuesday, March 24:

Airport-Pulling Road and Cougar Drive - Speeding
Santa Barbara and Green boulevards – Aggressive driving
Immokalee Road and Palm River Boulevard – Red-light running

Wednesday, March 25:

Vineyards Boulevard at Vineyards Elementary School - Speeding
U.S. 41 East and Manatee Road - Speeding
Vanderbilt Beach Road and U.S. 41 North – Red-light running

Thursday, March 26:

Davis Boulevard and Brookside Drive – Aggressive driving
Thomasson and Bayshore drives – Aggressive driving
U.S. 41 North and Strada Place - Speeding

Friday, March 27:

Glades Boulevard and Airport-Pulling Road – Red-light running
Immokalee Road and Strand Boulevard – Red-light running
Pine Ridge Road and I-75 northbound exit – Aggressive driving

Monday, March 16, 2015

Celebrate O'Safely

St. Patrick’s Day can be a lot of fun, and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind revelers to celebrate responsibly.

CCSO recommends the following safety precautions:

• Plan a safe way home before the celebration begins.

• Designate a sober driver before anyone begins drinking.

• If you’re impaired, use a taxi or call a sober friend or family member to get home.

• If you see a drunken driver on the road in Collier County, call 911 or 239.252.9300
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting free CarFit checkups for senior citizens at Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Golden Gate from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. 
CarFit is national program developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association and is designed to give a quick, yet comprehensive check on how well an older driver and their vehicle work together. 
CCSO representatives will complete a 12-point checklist with each driver. Some of these items include: determining the correct position of the driver’s seat, the driver’s ability to easily reach pedals and proper adjustment of mirrors.
Each checkup takes approximately 20 minutes. 
To schedule your free appointment, contact the CCSO’s Victim & Senior Advocacy Unit at 239.252.0722.

Friday, March 13, 2015

CCSO Seeks Public’s Help Locating Robbery Suspect

Josue Alberto Lobo Cruz

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office continues to try to locate a second suspect who was involved in an armed holdup of an East Naples convenience store in February.

 Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating Josue Alberto Lobo Cruz, 26. Cruz is wanted on an active warrant in connection with the Feb. 27 robbery at Rose Food Mart, 6026 Radio Road in East Naples.

Detectives say Cruz and another man, Cesar Augusto Bertrand Zelaya, robbed the store while wearing black ski masks. Zelaya brandished a gun. They made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The CCSO warrant charges Cruz with robbery with a firearm, grand theft, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery.

Detectives arrested Zelaya, 30, on Tuesday on multiple counts of armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery. In addition to the Rose Food Mart robbery, Zelaya is charged with two other convenience store robberies in Collier County this year.   

Cruz is described as white, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. His last known address was in the 1200 block of Granada Boulevard in Naples.

Detectives said Cruz is known to frequent area gambling establishments and has ties to Collier and Lee counties.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts 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 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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New Hires At CCSO

Sheriff Kevin Rambosk swore in newly appointed Collier County Sheriff’s Office employees at a ceremony Tuesday, March 10.
Sheriff Rambosk administered the oath of office to 10 new members at a ceremony at the Professional Development Center, 615 Third Ave. S., Naples.

In front of their families, friends and new colleagues, these men and women affirmed to carry out their duties as deputy sheriffs. They will serve in a variety of positions including crime scene, corrections, communications, and information technology.

Darlene Casey was appointed to systems analyst in the information technology department. Casey worked for a church in North Naples before coming to CCSO. She was born and raised in Long Island, N.Y., and has been a Collier County resident for several years. She graduated from Hodges University, where she earned a master’s degree in business administration.

Judy Coldwell was appointed to jail technician. She previously worked in the jail commissary. She was born and raised in Michigan and has resided in Collier County for more than 25 years.  She attended Michigan State University, where she earned a bachelor’s of science degree in motivational speaking and management. 

Helen Diaz was appointed to dispatcher. She was born in Miami and has resided in Collier County for more than 10 years. She attends Florida Southwestern University, where she is majoring in pre-med and education.
Molly Dixon was appointed to crime scene investigator. She recently moved to Collier County from Massachusetts. She comes to CCSO from working at U.S. Security Associates. Her law enforcement experience includes an internship with the West Haven Police Department in Connecticut. She is a graduate of Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, where she studied criminal justice. 
Robert Goodman is in training to become a Corrections deputy. He comes to CCSO from working at Future Aviation Inc. The Naples native graduated from Gulf Coast High School. He served in the Marine Corps. as an armorer. 

Robert Halman was appointed to community service deputy. He previously worked at the University of Florida Extension. He was born and raised in Georgia and has been in Collier County for nearly a decade.  He is a graduate of both Clemson University and the University of Georgia. He graduated the auxiliary deputy academy in Georgia in 1948 and was a firefighter/EMT in Maryland.

Pierre Richard Jean was appointed to Corrections officer. He comes to CCSO from the Glades County Sheriff’s Office. He was born and raised in Montreal and has resided in Collier County for six years.  He served four years in the Army and is a graduate of Hopkinsville Community College, where he studied social and behavioral health. 

Ashley Miller was appointed to fiscal clerk. She previously worked at JP Morgan Chase. She was born and raised in Collier County and attends Florida Gulf Coast University, where she is studying accounting.

 Gabriel Smith was appointed to reserve deputy. He works at the Lee/Hendry County Habitat for Humanity. The New York native is a graduate of Mesa and Glendale Community College, where he studied liberal arts.

Jermyn Torres was appointed to systems analyst. He moved to Collier County from his native Venezuela. He graduated with a computer science degree from the University Institute of Technology in Venezuela.