A fire at Southwest Florida International Airport destroyed more than 3, rental cars parked over 15 acres. The state attorney's office is reviewing the investigation into a bar fight involving three off-duty Fort Myers police officers. Southwest Florida law enforcement agencies will use arrests as a last resort in trying to promote compliance of the governor's safer-at-home order. A stop for an illegal gas tank by FHP troopers led to the arrest of a Lehigh Acres man accused of trafficking stolen credit cards.
The shift to virtual classrooms has lead to most school resource officers being assigned to different duties. A Bonita Springs man was arrested and charged Friday after allegedly sexually assaulting a girl under the age of Fort Myers Police Department is investigating a second shooting that occurred Friday. Law enforcement organizations across the state are warning Floridians to watch out for criminals who could take advantage of the widespread concern over the coronavirus pandemic.
The state clemency board is postponing its April 8 meeting, forcing a Fort Myers man to wait a little longer to become a free man. The Fort Myers man is facing 20 counts of possession obscene material depicting child sex. Craig Harth is charged with abuse of a child without great bodily harm, battery, adult kidnapping-false imprisonment, and battery on a person age 65 or older.
A dorm at the South Bay Correctional Institution has been quarantined after a fellow inmate exhibited flu-like symptoms Friday. The man wheels a large container filled with medical supplies out the door at the Gladiolus Drive medical office.
A home security video shows the woman grabbing the block, winding up and heaving it through a window of a Fort Myers home. Cape Coral police issued a notice to appear to a woman who grabbed a store employee attempting to enforce a coronovirus limit on water. The discovery was the second time this month that a report of discarded animal remains was made. First responders will change the way they respond to calls in an effort to limit exposure to COVID The Lee County Sheriff's Office said they were called to the complex shortly before p.
The retail giant truncated its Saturday hours, updating them on its website to a. The Florida Commission on Offender Review has recommended to the clemency board that it commute Michael Edwards' prison sentence. While officers were attempting to gain control of the vehicle occupants, the release said family members began filming and taunting officers.
After a two-day trial in Lee County a man was found guilty of fleeing police by jumping from a balcony and being in possession of a controlled substance. Williams had been charged with racketeering conspiracy, racketeering and several drug charges. The boy, 12, was arrested and faces a battery charge. Lehigh Acres man arrested, accused of sexual battery of young victim. Accused in December of impersonating an officer, Anthony Adetutu of Lehigh Acres was arrested Tuesday, accused of molesting a child 12 or Charges dismissed against probable Lake Boyz gang member.
Rental companies assess losses from airport fire.
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South Lee man charged in assault after shooting. Lehigh man accused of beating, killing dog and placing it in hot oven.
Those arrested for violating isolation and quarantine orders will be held without bond. Rental companies assess losses from airport fire A fire at Southwest Florida International Airport destroyed more than 3, rental cars parked over 15 acres.
Crime 2 days ago. Crime 3 days ago. Crime 4 days ago. Crime 5 days ago. Crime 6 days ago. How are law enforcement agencies approaching safer-at-home order?
Troopers: Man had stolen credit cards A stop for an illegal gas tank by FHP troopers led to the arrest of a Lehigh Acres man accused of trafficking stolen credit cards. Plenty of vacancies at Lee and Collier jails during coronavirus pandemic With fewer arrests and releases outnumbering bookings, Lee and Collier county jails have ample space during COVID pandemic.News U.
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But contacting an abuser is common survivor behavior. Harvey Weinstein's Trial Has Begun. Dozens of women have accused the producer of sexual misconduct, but his New York trial focuses on two alleged incidents. As Jessica Mann broke down during cross-examination, the disgraced film executive reportedly was seen "sleeping at times.
The clarification comes after last month's confusion over whether the footage had been preserved. Police say a year-old employee of the brewery opened fire on his co-workers, killing five people before turning the gun on himself. By Brendan O'Brien, Reuters. A sixth woman accusing the former producer of sexual assault testified in order to help prosecutors paint him as a serial abuser.
The arrests come a month after an active-duty sailor shot three civilian employees at the base's naval shipyard, killing two of them.Landy Martinez case: Florida love triangle leads to crime
Matthew Dingley, 28, allegedly beat a flight attendant, tried to enter the cockpit and injured several police in a violent outburst Thursday.
The year-old man was chased down and punched by two women who hurled hateful epithets at him on New Year's Day, police said. Before his death, the wealthy financier was accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. A special prosecutor investigating the handling of the former "Empire" actor's case in Chicago requested a year's worth of Smollett's digital footprint.
She served less than a year behind bars after being convicted of manslaughter for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself. By Philip Marcelo, AP. A year-old man is dead and 17 others wounded following the shooting in Cleveland, according to police.Even before a homeless man had his face nearly chewed off by a deranged attacker, Florida had a reputation for bizarre crimes.
In September of this year, Pasco County police officers were called to a mobile home occupied by 45 year old Cynthia Alexander after a neighbor saw Alexander and her 28 year old daughter, Stephanie, fighting on the front lawn. While Stephanie refused to press charges, the deputies charged Cynthia with aggravated domestic battery and told her to clean up her act. Michael Airhart of Deltona, Florida walked into the kitchen one morning and discovered that a can of shrimp was missing from the cupboard.
Annoyed, he confronted his 34 year old stepson, Jayson Laughman, about the absent canned crustaceans. The argument grew heated, so Laughman and Airhart decided to take it outside.
He locked himself in the bedroom to let things cool down. Laughman also threw a couple of steak knives at his step-dad for good measure. Airhart called and the police intervened before anyone lost their head. Florida police were told to be on the lookout for the young men, but Deborah Misotti, owner of The Talking Monkey Project in Clewiston, Florida, got to them first.
Misotti, who knows both Nancy Stephens and Jacob Ruehlman through Facebook, heard about the primate theft and convinced Jacob to turn the animals over to her.
They were to meet at a Waffle House off I, but before the twins could arrive, police spotted the car and pulled them over, finding the apes caged in the backseat. Caylee and Cody are being held with Misotti as the investigation continues. Or in real life for that matter. The fight escalated and 18 year old Rizzo allegedly hit the unnamed 34 year old man in the head with a golf club six times.
Rizzo claims he only hit the man in the shoulder with the club before punching him in the face 10 times. Either way, the man suffered severe head injuries and had to be transported by helicopter to Jackson Memorial Trauma Center.
Rizzo was arrested and probably unfriended. When a neighbor called the absent homeowner to ask why there were movers at the house, the owner came home and called the police to report the robbery. However, the homeowner was surprised when the U-Haul bandits backed up the truck for another round of loot.
The crooks fled and the homeowner followed them, allowing police to arrest the greedy trio shortly after. Brandi Jo Roman, 29, just wanted to relax and have a good time at her favorite strip club, Mons Venus in Tampa Bay, on a quiet Tuesday night. Being a criminal is exhausting—just ask Domonique Pinkard. He and his accomplice, 20 year old Julian Evangelist, broke into a house in Lady Lake, Florida, to see what they could steal. Pinkard stuffed jewelry in his pockets, but then decided that he was so tired from working all day that he needed to sit down on the couch.
When the homeowner came back later that morning, he was surprised to find Pinkard asleep in the living room. He quietly backed out of the room to leave the napping bandit in peace, and called police. When police responded to a call about a man with a gun outside of a Wells Fargo Bank in Naples, Florida, they were probably expecting a robbery.
After police were finally able to get Loescher to hang up and get out of his car, he claimed he was good friends with President Bush, and that his brother was Elvis Presley. Despite his prestigious career and pedigree, Loescher was brought up on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
After waving the handgun at employees that had gathered outside, she sped off, only to be pulled over by police. She was brought up on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery.
Feeling the deep, personal connection between the two of them, ever-romantic McGee made his move—he pulled a pistol from his pocket and told his date to get out of the car. McGee took off and played hard to get, leading police on a brief chase, before losing control of the vehicle. He was charged with carjacking with a firearm, marijuana possession, fleeing police, driving without a valid license, and robbery with a firearm.
Next time, just bring flowers, man. Highlander VI: The Shrimpening Michael Airhart of Deltona, Florida walked into the kitchen one morning and discovered that a can of shrimp was missing from the cupboard.
Mommy has to make it rain.Arron Ramos, 23, is being charged with attempted murder after police say he chased down and shot a person who allegedly had stolen marijuana from him. Members of the Crisis Negotiation Unit were able to spend five hours talking to Didio, eventually convincing him to voluntarily surrender. Enforcing the new rules has been an issue left to local law enforcement agencies as they work to interpret executive orders and state law.
The Brevard County Jail will be transporting fewer inmates out of the local system but taking fewer in from the state system as well.
It was not confirmed by the Florida Department of Health if this was a new case of coronavirus in Brevard County. Officers and ambulances responded to the block of Barna Avenue before 6 p. A man accused of running over a woman was shot and killed by police officers during a confrontation, according to Cocoa Police Department reports.
Get the Storm Watch Email Newsletter. Jury trials only for all Florida courts were suspended Friday afternoon by the Florida Supreme Court. Deputies arrested year-old Gilberto Marquez of Kissimmee after drugs were found in his car. Now is the perfect time to get on the bandwagon and start listening to the free, award-winning true crime podcast Murder on the Space Coast. Kenneth Levatt Jr. Police reports say Kevin Doswell, 40, stabbed and killed his roommate Michael Sumner.
Michael Sumner was found dead in a room by hotel staffers just before 11 a. Andre Mason was arrested and charged with exposure of sexual organs among other felonies after a police chase in Titusville.
Titusville police continue to search for other suspects in the shooting death of a bystander driving to a church choir meeting last month. Douglas William Dixon, a year-old Cocoa man, faces an array of felony charges. Once released, Amber Maltese faces an additional 20 years of supervised probation and mental health treatment, as needed. Titusville Police are in Tennessee after a woman wanted in connection with disappearance of woman turned herself in after the woman's remains were found in the trunk of a car.
School officials reportedly knew about the exchanges but did not report the incident to police, according to an affidavit.A year-old boy was arrested in the March shooting that injured a 9-year-old girl and her grandfather in Apopka. A Lake County deputy is charged with soliciting teens to perform in pornographic videos. A Florida woman is charged with first degree premeditated murder two weeks after her 5-month-old son was found shot to death in a parking lot.
Summaries of interviews conducted after an inmate with a hidden gun held a deputy at gunpoint inside the Orange County Jail reveal new details of how the incident played out.
A Polk County man fatally shot his wife and two teenage sons before turning the gun on himself over the weekend, authorities said. Some Flagler County residents are concerned after finding plastic Easter eggs filled with porn, among other things, in their mailboxes, and the sheriff fears whoever delivered them could be spreading coronavirus instead of Easter cheer. Orlando police are asking for help identifying three people last seen in the company of a man found dead inside a suitcase in East Orange County last week.
A year-old man accused of stabbing two men outside a Pine Hills apartment complex Saturday was arrested later that night on a murder charge. Seminole County deputies found more than they bargained for Thursday after a stolen vehicle led them to a cache of drugs and the discovery of an illegal pet alligator at a Lake Mary home.
A Florida woman was arrested after she filmed herself walking around downtown saying she thought her coronavirus test would come back positive, police said. A man exposed himself to students after hacking into an online class being held by a public school in Orange County in Central Florida, school officials said Thursday.
A child was killed and infant wounded in a shooting Thursday morning at a Daytona Beach residence. Augustus Sol Invictus, a former third-party candidate for U.
Senate from Orlando most famous for saying he sacrificed a goat and drank its blood, was granted bond after requesting release because of concerns about the new coronavirus while behind bars. A gender reveal party mixed with explosives sparked a acre fire in Central Florida.
After a standoff lasting nearly six hours, a man suspected of abducting a 2-year-old from Gainesville surrendered to police Wednesday evening, the Florida Highway Patrol said. A man accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint in late October in downtown Orlando was arrested Tuesday after police used his Instagram account to identify and locate him, records show.
A Deltona woman will not face charges after she shot a home intruder who shattered a front window and climbed inside, the sheriff's office said. A large police presence has been reported at Orlando Regional Medical Center this afternoon. Skip to content.
Crime News Boy, 16, arrested in Apopka shooting that injured 9-year-old girl, her grandfather. By Grace Toohey. Lake Sentinel Lake deputy charged with soliciting teens to make porn videos.Man facing murder charge for fatal shooting after wake, records show. Steve Yassinte, 23, is facing a murder charge for the shooting death of a woman who was trying to break up a fight between him and her brother at a wake for her sister in Pompano Beach, court records show. Man dies after trying to rush past security checkpoints at Fort Lauderdale airport.
A homeless man who tried to bypass security checkpoints at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport scuffled with deputies and later died at the hospital, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.
None of them stopped.
A woman getting off a Broward County Transit bus was crossing West Sunrise Boulevard when she was struck by several vehicles and was killed. None of the drivers stopped, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Thursday. People who claim to have coronavirus and spit, cough on victims face variety of charges. As coronavirus distancing guidelines and shutdown orders — necessary for saving lives — nevertheless create tensions across Florida and beyond, law enforcement officers are increasingly forced to deal with a novel threat: suspects intentionally coughing or spitting at them and other victims.
Bobby Edwards, of Boynton Beach, was arrested last week after police say he landed on the island without proof of accommodations. A statewide order requires those who arrived in the islands to quarantine for 14 days. The mayor of Kauai referred to him as a "covidiot. DeBary man arrested for coughing on cashier over social distancing measures. Dad, daughter hit with bats after warning lively gathering about social distancing, cops say.
A father and daughter who live aboard a boat off Key West got conked in the head with baseball bats after asking a group of young people to keep the noise down and warning them about social distancing in light of the coronavirus crisis. Watch live: Broward County bond court video. First appearance court, also called bond court, is held at the main Broward County courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale and is where a person charged by police with a crime faces a judge for the first time.
Hospital worker stole personal protective equipment, cops say. A physicians assistant at Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee in northwest Palm Beach County, Rhoderick Manhattan, 46, is accused of stealing items that health care workers use to protect themselves from on the job biological hazards. Man exposes himself after hacking into online Florida class, school officials say.
A man exposed himself to students after hacking into an online class being held by a public school in Orange County in Central Florida, school officials said Thursday. Man accused in shooting sought reward for tip to investigators, police say. Norence Jevon Baker, 39, of Fort Lauderdale, is facing charges including attempted murder for allegedly shooting a man in the neck and then trying to collect reward money for giving detectives tips on who the shooter might be, according to court documents.
Security cameras record woman stealing 2 huge TVs, cops say. A woman is seen on surveillance video boldly walking out of Walmart twice with huge flat screen TVs that barely fit through the door, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.
Shooting that killed 2 happened in crowded mall parking lot. A man and woman were fatally shot in a Lauderdale Lakes shopping center parking lot that was crowded with people despite Broward County's COVID isolation rules, officials said and images on social media show. Burglar rips off Fort Lauderdale dermatology office.
A dermatology office lost cash and equipment in just 10 minutes when a burglar wandered in just before closing and went through the drawers of the receptionist desk and some private offices before leaving, surveillance video showed.
DUI suspect coughs at deputy and claims he has coronavirus, sheriff says. Man in wheelchair killed by hit-run driver.The year-old was unresponsive and had suffered gunshot wounds to his neck about p. He later died at the hospital. No one was injured after a structural failure in downtown Hobart early Saturday, Hobart assistant fire chief John Reitz said.
Two victims were transported to an area hospital after a shooting in the block of Pierce Street late Saturday, eyewitnesses said.
A Gary man was taken into custody after driving drunk and speeding at mph on the Borman Expressway early Sunday, Indiana State Police said.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled that a mother striking her nine-year-old son across his back and body with an electrical cord was not exercising parental discipline, but committing a crime. The U. A 9-year-old and her year-old brother were inside their home when they were wounded by shots fired, police said.
Police say they responded Saturday to talk with a man. That's when officers found the skeletal remains. Police say the task force allows anyone to turn in drugs and paraphernalia without fear of arrest and obtain referrals for treatment. An employee with a concrete contractor called Monday morning to report someone broke into two trailers at the site, police said. A year-old man suspected of shooting a year-old man at a Hammond home Friday has died, police said.
John and leading a chase into Schererville and Dyer, police said. A driver was taken into custody during a traffic stop after a woman was shot Monday afternoon near the Oak Knoll Apartments complex, Lake County sheriff's police said.
At least three vehicles were engulfed in flames early Sunday at a machine shop, Lake Ridge Fire officials say. A Chicago woman was cited for driving under the influence of a controlled substance after fleeing a crash scene at a toll plaza Friday afternoon, Indiana State Police said. The president of a towing company has been charged with dragging a cow behind an ATV, kicking and punching the animal to "train" it, court records show.
Keith S. Bridgewater was discharged from probation for a conviction for sexual misconduct with a minor about a month before sexually abusing the year-old girl. An year-old was shot in the foot as he and his friends walked away from an argument with another group, police said.
A year-old was hospitalized and a year-old is wanted by police after shots were fired, police said. Attorneys for a defendant in a double murder case said a judge's decision to release him while awaiting trial was not only proper but overdue.
Witnesses told police he became angry with a woman's boyfriend, pulled a gun on him and followed them, records show. The suit, originally filed Sept. Wesley Dault, Albanese Candy Factory social media specialist, said it was the first time he has heard of Albanese candy being used as evidence.
Police arrested three men and two teenage boys — two of whom are accused of carrying guns without a permit — after responding early Tuesday to a burglary alarm at a pawn shop, an official said.
An year-old woman was taken to a hospital as a precaution Wednesday night after sneezing caused her to hit a guardrail and drive off the road, police said. A alleged gang member wounded in a shootout outside the Hobart Walmart in was arraigned Wednesday on a federal gun charge, records show.