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Strange man follows Lee County children home on tricycle
A Lee County mom is warning other parents after she said a strange man confronted her children at a bus stop, followed them home on a tricycle, and asked them if they wanted to make money.
Developers want to build homes near new Fort Myers plaza
The Daniels Parkway and Ben C. Pratt Six Mile Cypress area is coming up fast. Homes, stores, and roads. All three are going up in South Lee County. The Daniels Parkway and Ben C. Pratt Six Mile Cypress area is coming up fast.
Lee County Sheriff's Office units at active scene in Lehigh Acres
A number of Lee County Sheriff's Office units, detectives and crime scene vans were at a location at Quentin Avenue South and 28th Street SW in Lehigh Acres Monday morning. The Sheriff's Office was not releasing details of what took place, calling it only an "active scene."
Deputies investigating homicide in Lehigh Acres
The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide in Lehigh Acres. Deputies and Sheriff Marceno are at the scene on Quentin Avenue South. More information will be made available in an upcoming press conference. Stick with NBC2 for updates.
Threat against Lehigh middle school found in video game
A threat toward Lehigh Acres Middle School was discovered in an online video game Tuesday morning. The game was being played off campus and parents notified law enforcement when they found the threat. Deputies began investigating and sent extra security to campus as a precaution.
Thieves smash car windows at 2 Lee County gyms
Thieves in Lee County targeted two more gyms. Thieves in Lee County targeted two more gyms. Thieves smashed car windows at LA fitness in Gulf Coast Town Center, and Planet Fitness along U.S. 41.
Lee County schools sees spike in THC oil and vape pens
It is not the setting parents like Denise Irizarry want to hear about for her teenage daughter. “It’s alarming and scary,” Irizarry said. Her daughter’s school, Fort Myers high, had two drug busts so far this school year. These represent two of nearly 100 in the entire School District of Lee County.
Police arrest car burglar in condo parking garage
A man was arrested Monday for burglarizing multiple cars in a Fort Myers parking deck. An officer came to Beau Rivage Condos after someone called about a suspicious person. He saw 18-year-old David Varela running away and drove his car to the bottom of the garage. The officer then chased Varela on f
Person shot in Lehigh Acres
One person was shot Monday morning in Lehigh Acres. The shooting happened at East 3rd Street and Johns Avenue. Lee County Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened after two people got into a fight over a gun.
Car catches fire on I-75 in Lee County
A car caught fire on I-75 near Bonita Beach Road on Monday night. A car caught fire on I-75 near Bonita Beach Road on Monday night. Crews have since put out the fire. Florida highway patrol troopers are on scene investigating.
Fort Myers police arrest man after anonymous complaint of shots fired on Seminole Avenue
A Fort Myers man is facing multiple drug and a weapons charges after police responded to an anonymous complaint of shots fired on Sunday. Fort Myers police were called to Seminole Avenue shortly after midnight and saw two men in a car parked behind a residence. Both males exited the vehicle and bega
One hospitalized after shooting in Lehigh Acres
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - One person was taken to the hospital following a shooting in Lehigh Acres on Saturday morning. Deputies said they responded to a report of shots fired on the 400 block of Robert Avenue around 5:30 a.m., although neighbors said they heard gunshots about two hours earlier.
Lehigh Acres shooting leaves one with 'significant injuries,' Lee County deputies report
One person is hospitalized with "significant injuries" after an early morning shooting in Lehigh Acres, deputies report. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a shooting about 5:30 a.m. today at the 400 block of Robert Avenue.
Felon found with drugs, guns, nearly $3K in cash
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Police arrested a felon after finding him with drugs, guns, and nearly $3,000 in cash on Sunday morning in Fort Myers. Police said someone reported gunshots shortly after midnight at 3538 Seminole Avenue, near Edgewood Renaissance Academy. When officers arrived, they saw two men g
Former Estero youth pastor accused of sexually touching girl resigned before accusations, church says
Living Waters Church said in a statement Monday the former youth pastor who is accused of unlawful sexual activity had resigned from the church before he was charged. Jerred Peacock, 34, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl between March and August.
Surveillance video shows 3 men breaking into Lehigh Acres home
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Detectives are looking for three men who they said broke into a Lehigh Acres home on Nov. 30th. Surveillance footage caught the men looking into one bedroom. Law enforcement said one man got inside the house through a window and unlocked the front door to let in the other men.
LCSO investigating early morning shooting in Lehigh Acres
At approximately 5:30 a.m. Saturday, deputies responded to the 400 block of Robert Avenue in Lehigh Acres in reference to a shooting. One person was taken to a local hospital with significant injuries, LCSO said.
LCSO deputy presence in Lehigh Acres blocking intersection
Law enforcement put back up crime scene tape around a neighborhood in Lee County that experienced a separate incident the day before. Lee County Sheriff’s Office blocked off an intersection in Lehigh Acres surrounding a car Sunday.
Two Fort Myers residents killed, three-year-old seriously hurt in crash along I-75 Sunday
Two Fort Myers residents were killed and three others were injured Sunday morning in a one-vehicle crash along I-75 near Colonial Boulevard. The Florida Highway Patrol said Diego Lopez, 26, and Maria Miguel, 19, were killed when the 2013 Nissan Rogue he was driving northbound in the outside lane of
Woman never showed up to job Sunday in Cape Coral
Police are asking the public for help finding a woman who they said never showed up for her shift at work. Gina Marie Schiano, 45, was last seen around 11:30 a.m. Sunday when she was heading to her job at Perkins at 1502 Cape Coral Parkway East but never arrived at the restaurant.