CRIME & SAFETY
Fort Myers Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 37 Incidents and 14 Crime Stories
Fort Myers Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 37 Incidents and 14 Crime Stories. During the last week, Fort Myers reported a total of 37 crimes, a disturbing figure for the place. The crime data shows a variety of offenses including Disturbance, Theft, Assault, Burglary, Shooting, and Arrests. The most common crime was Disturbance, with 18 incidents, accounting for nearly half of the total crimes. Theft was the second most common crime, with 6 reported cases, followed closely by Assault with 5 cases. Burglary was reported 4 times, while more severe crimes such as Shooting and Arrests were less frequent, each with 2 cases. This data reveals a concerning level of disorder in the place, with an urgent need for effective measures to restore peace and security. Despite the lower frequency of severe crimes like shootings, every single incident is one too many and demands immediate attention.
Married couple arrested on charges of bestiality
LEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - A Lee County couple was arrested on Friday, Feb. 15 on charges involving sexual assault of a household pet. Married couple John and Samantha White were booked into the Lee County jail after detectives say John White recorded Samantha having sexual intercourse with a family dog.
2-year-old Fort Myers child found dead after they were found in a pond
FORT MYERS, Fla. — A 2-year-old child from Fort Myers is dead after being found in a pond, according to local news outlets. Authorities tell WINK-TV that Fort Myers police responded to a call at approximately 3 p.m. Saturday at the Retreat at Vista Lake Apartments. When police and...
Fort Myers woman accused of shooting man in the back
A Fort Myers woman is facing felony and misdemeanor charges, including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, after police said she shot a man in the back. According to the Fort Myers Police Department, authorities were sent to the Fort Myers scene of an alleged assault, leading to the arrest of 28-year-old Rachel Robinson on Thursday.
FMPD locates truck involved in deadly hit-and-run
Fort Myers police have found the truck involved in a deadly hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian. The crash occurred in the westbound lanes of Palm Beach Boulevard, just West of Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard, on Monday at approximately 2:08 a.m. Police located the truck in North Fort Myers and credited the...
Most Wanted Wednesday: Southwest Florida’s most wanted suspects for February 21, 2024
This weekly Most Wanted Wednesday WINK News segment features fugitives from justice in Southwest Florida. This is your chance to help the community with the tip that gets these people off the street. These suspects need to be found – and if you can help, you could earn a cash reward of up to $3,000.
Deadly hit-and-run on Palm Beach Boulevard; search underway
One person is dead after a hit-and-run occurred on Palm Beach Boulevard in Fort Myers. According to the Fort Myers Police Department, at least one driver struck a pedestrian who died at the intersection of Palm Beach and Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard, around 2:30 a.m. Monday. FMPD reported that two vehicles...
One dead after Motorcycle vs. truck crash on SR-82 in Lehigh Acres
According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, one is injured, and one is dead after a motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon. Florida Highway Patrol said that the 86-year-old motorcyclist sustained injuries during the crash and was transported to an area hospital. It is unclear what condition he is in. The...
Burglar caught on surveillance camera in North Fort Myers
This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser. No compatible source was found for this media. Session ID: 2024-02-20:a14bb054d773337deb54fb39 Player Element ID: 6347266872112. Police are looking to identify a man believed to be involved in several home burglaries. The man was caught on camera at the Buccaneer...
Man steals hedges around Fort Myers home
This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser. No compatible source was found for this media. Session ID: 2024-02-20:58f29314ae1a3d2a3df4bb95 Player Element ID: 6347226600112. Zac Lavoie spent $2,500 to plant clusia hedges around his home, and now they’re gone. That money went out the window when his...
Body found in Charlotte County, investigation underway
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (WWSB) -Charlotte County deputies area investigating a body found in the area of Kenesaw Street, and Cedearwood Street in Port Charlotte. The Sheriff’s office says there does not appear to be foul play, but the investigation is still in the early stages. More information will be...
Lehigh Acres man charged with trying to hire someone to kill Lee County deputy
According to deputies, Zachary Human told a witness to find a deputy's home, shoot and kill him. LCSO says the motive behind the attempted murder was because of an active investigation against Human.
Man suspected of taking over $900 from Fort Myers Days Inn register caught on camera
Authorities are asking the public to help identify a man in Fort Myers for taking hundreds of dollars from a hotel register. According to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, the suspect took $907 from the cash drawer of a Fort Myers Days Inn on South Cleveland Avenue. After noticing the clerk...
Couple accused of trafficking fentanyl in stolen car in Cape Coral
CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A couple was arrested in Cape Coral early Tuesday after being discovered in a stolen vehicle with Fentanyl. According to CCPD, officers responded to a disturbance report at the 1400 block of SE 6th Avenue. At the scene, officers spotted multiple individuals inside a grey...
Police on scene at Treeline Avenue due to a water main break
The Fort Myers Police Department is currently on scene on Treeline Avenue for a water main break. The northbound lanes of Treeline Avenue will be closed from 10900 Treeline to Colonial Boulevard.
Charlotte County Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, Charlotte County reported a total of 7 crime cases. The most frequent crime was 'Arrest' with 3 instances, followed by 'Other' crimes with 2 instances, and 'Trespass' and 'Vandalism', both with 1 instance each. The incidents took place at various times throughout the week, with some instances such as 'Trespass' occurring in the morning, while 'Arrest' and 'Other' crimes were reported during late-night hours. A couple of 'Other' crimes involved police chases, with one requiring assistance from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office's K9 unit and airship. The data indicates a need for increased vigilance during late-night hours, given the timing of the majority of the crimes. The severity of the cases, most notably the police chases, underscores the importance of maintaining a strong and responsive law enforcement presence in the place.
Woman accused of attacking deputy in Estero
ESTERO, Fla. — The Lee County Sheriff's Office arrested Diandra Blodnick after she was caught on camera throwing things at a deputy. The deputy initially responded to the area of Trailside Drive in Estero for a criminal mischief investigation when he came in contact with Blodnick, 27. He ended...
Estero Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, the place of Estero reported a total of 8 crime cases. The crimes were categorized into two types: Theft and Disturbance. The majority of the crimes were thefts, accounting for 5 out of the 8 reported cases. The remaining 3 cases were disturbances. The most severe crime, theft, occurred at various times throughout the week, with instances reported as early as 7:00 AM and as late as 8:00 PM. Disturbances, while less frequent, were reported at similar times, from early morning at 7:05 AM to late evening at 6:42 PM. This data suggests a need for increased vigilance in Estero, particularly against theft, at all hours of the day.
Pickup truck slams into tree in Cape Coral; roads shut down for hours
Police shut down the road to investigate the crash. The extent of the driver's injuries are not yet known and investigators are still trying to piece together what happened.