Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CCSO’s Hot Summer Nights Wraps Up In Golden Gate Friday

WHAT: Hot Summer Nights

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

TIME: 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Golden Gate Community Park, 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd.

SUMMARY: The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its seventh and final Hot Summer Nights event Friday, Aug. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Golden Gate Community Park.

As in previous years, CCSO loves to end its Hot Summer Nights programming with a splash as the aquatics facility will also offer free admission to Collier families.

The rock wall, hot dogs and snow cones will also be available.

Don’t forget – it’s all free!

Hope to see you there!

CCSO Traffic Enforcement Spots

Monday, Aug. 4:

Naples Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road – Red-light running
J&C Boulevard and Taylor Road – Stop-sign running
Collier Boulevard and Rattlesnake Hammock Road - Speeding

Tuesday, Aug. 5:

Immokalee Road and Rose Boulevard - Speed
Tarpon Bay Boulevard and Spanish Oaks Lane -Stop-sign running
Airport-Pulling Road and Curling Avenue -Speeding

Wednesday, Aug. 6:

91st Avenue North and U.S. 41 North – Improper u-turn
Golden Gate Boulevard and 19th Street NW - Speeding
Wildflower Way and Ascot Drive - Speeding

Thursday, Aug. 7:

Collier Boulevard and Tower Road -Speeding
Airport-Pulling Road and Davis Boulevard -Aggressive driving
Thomasson Drive and Orchard Lane- Speeding

Friday, Aug. 8:

Bayshore Drive and U.S. 41 East – Red-light running
US 41 North and Pine Ridge Road – Red-light running
Wilson Boulevard and 10th Avenue NE – Speeding

Friday, July 25, 2014

CCSO Investigating 'Purge' Web Pages Posting Child Pornography

The Collier County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of social media accounts that encourage followers to send in nude photos of teenagers to be posted to the Internet.

These types of web pages are inspired by the movie "Purge 2 Anarchy," and encourage followers to expose anything or say anything for 12 to 24 hours.

CCSO has received four complaints since Thursday.

The reports being investigated by CCSO involve Instagram, although purge web pages may exist on other social media platforms. Subjects involved in these web pages solicit criminal activity, primarily child pornography.

Detectives are actively investigating and say that anyone found to be involved will face criminal charges, including charges relating to the distribution of child pornography, which are felony crimes that could carry significant prison time.

CCSO encourages parents to talk to their children about the dangers of sharing nude photos with anyone and the criminal risk of participating in one of these web pages.

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 contact Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.8477.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CCSO To Host Free Health And Safety Fair Saturday

WHAT: Health and Safety Fair

WHEN: Saturday, July 26

TIME: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

LOCATION: Wilson Plaza shopping center, 50 Wilson Blvd., Golden Gate Estates

SUMMARY: The Collier County Sheriff’s Office will host its second annual free Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, July 26, in Golden Gate Estates.

CCSO has partnered with several local businesses and organizations to provide resources for families struggling due to economic hardship. Participating groups include the Collier County Health Department providing vaccination information and a visit from the Tooth Fairy, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile performing dental exams on children, Cancer Alliance of Naples and Harry Chapin Food Bank. You may even bring home a new furry friend as Humane Society Naples will also be there with their mobile adoption unit.

Deputies will also distribute CCSO backpacks filled with school supplies to the first 200 children who attend!

Contact Cpl. Patti Gallegos at 239.304.3520 or patti.gallegos@colliersheriff.org.

CCSO Youth Deputies Leave Impression At International D.A.R.E. Conference

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s D.A.R.E. (Drug Awareness and Resistance Education) car once again earned top honors at the 27th D.A.R.E. International Officers Training Conference in Grapevine, Texas. The 2012 Camaro earned two first-place trophies in the Specialty Division and Best Overall D.A.R.E. Vehicle.

This is the third consecutive year the car has been honored.

In addition, Cpl. Ken Vila of CCSO’s Youth Relations Bureau was nominated and considered for the D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year award. Cpl. Vila finished runner up among a very competitive field of candidates.

Congratulations!

Photo by Sgt. Thad Rhodes/CCSO

CCSO Traffic Enforcement Spots

Monday, July 28:

Immokalee Road and Veterans Park Drive - Speeding
Golden Gate Parkway and Tropicana Boulevard – Red-light running
Santa Barbara and Davis boulevards – Red-light running

Tuesday, July 29:

U.S. 41 North and Pelican Bay Boulevard - Speeding
Vanderbilt Beach Road and Vineyards Boulevard – Aggressive driving
Goodlette-Frank Road and Pompei Lane - Speeding

Wednesday, July 30:

Sunshine Boulevard – Aggressive driving
Immokalee Road and Quarry Drive - Speeding
Bayshore and Thomasson drives – Aggressive driving

Thursday, July 31:

Collier and Davis boulevards – Red-light running
Airport-Pulling Road and Horseshoe Drive North – Red-light running
Livingston Road and Orange Blossom Drive – Speeding

Friday, Aug. 1:

Vanderbilt Beach Road and Strada Place – Aggressive driving
Immokalee Road and I-75 southbound exit – Red-light running
Pine Ridge Road and Logan Boulevard - Speeding

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CCSO’s Hot Summer Nights Wraps Up In Golden Gate

WHAT: Hot Summer Nights

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

TIME: 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Golden Gate Community Park, 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd.

SUMMARY: The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its seventh and final Hot Summer Nights event Friday, Aug. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Golden Gate Community Park.

As in previous years, CCSO loves to end its Hot Summer Nights programming with a splash as the aquatics facility will also offer free admission to Collier families.

The rock wall, hot dogs and snow cones will also be available.

Don’t forget – it’s all free!

Hope to see you there!