CRIME & SAFETY
Deputies investigate reported stabbing in North Fort Myers neighborhood
This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser. No compatible source was found for this media. Session ID: 2023-11-27:eb2f28104de4b17a3ea04865 Player Element ID: 6341839123112. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing that was reported in the Riverbend community of Fort Myers. Approximately seven LCSO vehicles,...
Employee Fights Off Attacker During Attempted Robbery at South Fort Meyers Barbershop
Experience the chilling account of an employee at HQ Men's Haircuts in South Fort Myers, who bravely fended off a violent attack during a robbery attempt. The shocking incident, captured on surveillance video, involves a pocket knife, a pool stick, and a determined victim.
Police presence at a house fire in Charlotte County
The Englewood Fire Department and the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office are responding to a house fire in Englewood. The house fire located at 11513 Wilmington Blvd was reported to authorities at approximately 4:30 a.m., Tuesday. CCSO reports that one person was inside the home at the time of the...
Weekly Safety Report: Incidents of Stabbings, Shootings, and Assaults Raise Concerns in Lee County, Florida
This week in Lee County, Florida, several incidents occurred that raised concerns about safety in the area. These incidents included a man stabbing his wife and barricading himself in their home, a shooting outside an apartment complex, a man physically assaulting his Uber driver, a woman being shot to death, a shooting on Starnes Avenue, and a troubling spike in violent crimes reported by the Fort Myers Police Chief.
Turkey troubles: Uncapping Thanksgiving week crime sprees
The holiday season is upon us, and that means you should also keep an extra eye out for your safety. Police Chief Jason Fields even sent out a statement following three shootings in Fort Myers, stating that he has “observed a troubling spike in violent crimes” over the past few weeks.
Naked And Insane: Florida Woman Exposed Herself Mid-Flight
Tis the season for holiday travel and a full plane got quite the show when a Florida woman exposed herself mid-flight. It wasn’t all that long ago we were hearing story after story about craziness happening on planes around the country. Some of those flights and airport horror stories even happened right here at RSW in Fort Myers. But it doesn’t seem that things are calming down in the friendly skies. I don’t know if it’s the air at 30,000 feet that makes people crazy or what. For as many times as I’ve flown in the last few years, I’ve been lucky to not see anything wild. The only time I saw people getting a little worked up was when our flight got canceled over 4th of July. It was after being delayed for 5 hours and we just wanted to get to Vegas. Yeah, I was worked up too. And being stuck in an airport for 15 hours wasn’t fun, let me tell you.
3 To Know: Three accidents, three deaths on area roadways
1. Bicyclist killed on Collier Boulevard, near Walmart. A car struck a bicyclist, killing the individual, at the traffic signal in front of Walmart on Collier Boulevard. The rider was crossing the southbound lanes when a white Nissan, traveling southbound, struck the bike. The bicyclist was transported to a hospital...
LCSO arrests two for "street racing" on Cleveland Avenue
Two men were charged with driving at high speeds along Cleveland Avenue, near Bell Tower, on Sunday morning
Fort Myers police union and city reach tentative deal
A tentative deal has been reached between the Fort Myers police union and the city. The union tells WINK News the deal includes a $4.40 hourly raise in the first year. In the second year, pay goes up another 1-and-a-half percent. The union will present the deal to officers for...
Florida Killer Attacks Own Lawyer in Courtroom
Convicted double murderer Joseph Zieler shocked those present in a Florida courtroom on Monday when he attacked his own defense attorney. The incident took place in Lee County, Florida, as Zieler motioned to his attorney before swiftly delivering an elbow to the man's head.
2 men accused of stealing hundreds of dollars worth of items from Fort Myers Target
Police are searching for two men accused of stealing over $900 worth of merchandise from a Fort Myers Target. They were seen driving a silver mid-2000s Toyota Corolla at the Target at the Gulf Coast Town Center. If you know who they are, contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8744....
Man sentenced for making $90,000 fraudulent returns in Lee and Collier counties
A man has been sentenced for committing organized fraud after making over $90,000 in fraudulent returns across Lee and Collier counties. Home Depot’s Asset Protection Investigations discovered the crimes while Abumutalibzhon Ravshanov, 22, was employed at two Home Depots in Lee and Collier County. According to law enforcement, Ravshanov generated fraudulent returns and created gift cards to be used by associates across the United States.
Man stabs barbershop worker in Fort Myers robbery
FORT MYERS, Fla. — A man was arrested after attempting to rob a Fort Myers barbershop and stabbing a worker. The Lee County Sherriff’s Office (LCSO) responded to a robbery at HQ Men’s Haircuts on South Cleveland Avenue early Saturday morning. “It definitely scared me because the...
Woman wanted for possession of controlled substance, paraphernalia
A woman is wanted in Lee County for possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia. April Marie Runge is also wanted for a failure to appear in court, according to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers. If you have any information on Runge’s whereabouts, please reach out to SWFL Crime Stoppers at...
3 arrested after shoplifting 15+ electronics from Port Charlotte Best Buy
Charlotte County deputies have arrested three people after responding to a shoplifting call from the Port Charlotte Best Buy. Around 4 p.m. Sunday, a Best Buy employee told responding deputies that a man ran out of the store with merchandise he did not pay for. The man was later identified as Robert A. Terrell, who was last seen leaving the parking lot in a blue Hyundai, according to deputies.
Investigation underway after fire breaks out in San Carlos Park home
SAN CARLOS PARK, Fla. — Authorities are currently working to determine the cause of a house fire in San Carlos Park that broke out Sunday afternoon. At around 3:51 p.m., San Carlos Park Fire District (SCPFD) responded to the 17000 block of Brentwood Circle after a neighbor called for a residential structure fire.
Charlotte County woman accused of killing deputy files motion for change of venue
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (WWSB) - In court on Nov. 28, Cassandra Smith, the woman accused of killing a deputy in a drunk driving incident in 2022, filed a motion for a change of venue. One year ago, 23-year-old Deputy Christopher Taylor was struck and killed in Punta Gorda while he...
Weekly Safety Report: Home Fires and Store Ceiling Collapse Impact North Fort Myers
This week in North Fort Myers, Florida, there were three incidents that impacted the community's safety. A home was destroyed by a fire, resulting in the loss of family pets. The ceiling of a Harbor Freight store collapsed, causing a woman to be hospitalized. Another home fire claimed the lives of five pets and caused significant damage to the property.