Tuesday, September 2, 2014

9-11 Memorial Service in Golden Gate On Thursday

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office will mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a ceremony in Golden Gate on Thursday.

CCSO is partnering with the Golden Gate Civic Association, Golden Gate Fire Control & Rescue and Golden Gate High School to host the memorial honoring those who died during the attacks.

The event will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Golden Gate Community Complex courtyard, 4715 Golden Gate Parkway.

For more information, call 239.353.1687.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Deputies To Conduct DUI Checkpoint

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in East Naples on Saturday evening through early Sunday morning targeting drivers who choose to drive after consuming alcohol or drugs.

CCSO’s Safety and Traffic Enforcement Bureau reminds drivers to plan for a safe ride home before heading out for the evening, or to call a friend, or take a taxi.

Traffic Stop Leads To $350K Cocaine Bust

Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies say they found 22 pounds of cocaine worth $350,000 during a routine traffic stop on Golden Gate Boulevard on Thursday.

Francisco Gato Jr., 62 and of Miami, was arrested and booked into the Collier County jail on a charge of trafficking cocaine, a felony.

A deputy conducted the stop on a white Mercedes Benz with dark tinted windows around 11 a.m. in the 3200 block of Golden Gate Boulevard.

The deputy issued the driver, Gato Jr., the sole occupant in the vehicle, a written warning. The deputy asked Gato Jr. if he’d ever been arrested. Gato Jr. told the deputy he had previously been arrested on marijuana and fraud charges.

When asked if there were any drugs in the vehicle, Gato Jr. said no.

A K-9 deputy conducted an exterior sniff examination around the vehicle. The K-9 deputy made a positive hit on the vehicle, indicating the presence of narcotics.

A search of the vehicle turned up a blue gym bag in the rear hatch area. The gym bag contained 22 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $350,000.

According to arrest reports, Gato Jr.’s prior arrest history includes a 1977 conviction for importation of marijuana, a 1986 conviction for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, a 1986 conviction for conspiracy to import a controlled substance, a 1986 conviction for conspiracy for interstate transportation/racketeering, and a 2000 conviction for insurance fraud.

Stay Safe Labor Day Weekend

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

Deputies will be patrolling to make sure drivers are not impaired, obeying speed limits and also checking for seat belt compliance.

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 Media Relations Bureau Closed Labor Day

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office's Media Relations Bureau will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, for the Labor Day holiday.

The booking sheets will be available at the jail.

Have a safe holiday.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sexual Predator Has New Address

Name: Ramiro Rodriguez


Date of birth: January 13, 1967

Description: White male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 170 pounds, black hair and brown eyes

Current address: 1409 Apple Street, Immokalee, FL, 34142

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has notified the Collier County Sheriff’s Office that registered sexual predator Ramiro Rodriguez currently resides at 1409 Apple Street, Immokalee, FL, 34142. Ramiro Rodriguez is designated as a sexual predator pursuant to Section FSS 775.21. His qualifying offenses are sexual battery by adult/victim under 12, F.S. 800.04(5). Positive identification cannot be established unless a fingerprint comparison is made.

If further information is needed, please contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender/Predator Unit at 239.530.5699, or via e-mail at sexoffenderunit@colliersheriff.net. Or contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Sexual Offender/Predator Unit at 1-888-FL-Predator (1-888-357-7332) from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. You may also go to the FDLE Sexual Predator/Offender website at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/.

Click here to view the CCSO sexual predator alert.

Sexual Predator Has New Address

Name: Frederick C. Keep 

Date of birth: April 4, 1953 


Description: White male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 200 pounds, gray hair and blue eyes 

Current address: 3100 Areca Ave. Apt #1, East Naples 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has notified the Collier County Sheriff’s Office that registered sexual predator Frederick C. Keep currently resides at 3100 Areca Ave. Apt. #1 in East Naples. 

Keep is designated as a sexual predator pursuant to Section FSS 775.21. His qualifying offenses are sexual battery by adult/victim under 12, F.S. 794.011(2); Lewd, Lascivious on Child under 12; F.S. 800.04.

Positive identification cannot be established unless a fingerprint comparison is made. 

If further information is needed, please contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender/Predator Unit at 239.530.5699, or via e-mail at sexoffenderunit@colliersheriff.net. Or contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Sexual Offender/Predator Unit at 1-888-FL-Predator (1-888-357-7332) from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. You may also go to the FDLE Sexual Predator/Offender website at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/

Click here to view the CCSO sexual predator alert.