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Florida man convicted for stealing over $230K from relative with dementia

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A Tampa man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after he was convicted of stealing over $230,000 from a vulnerable elderly relative. Victor Hawkins was found guilty by a jury of stealing the money from his 77-year-old relative who had been diagnosed with dementia, according to the Office of Attorney General Ashley Moody. In addition to stealing the money, Hawkins also managed to swindle the elderly man out of his home and evict the man’s wife from it, a news release states. Hawkins was also sentenced to 10 years probation following his release from prison. “It...

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Lehigh Acres man spends wedding night in jail after getting violent with guests

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — After tying the knot, a Lehigh Acres groom spent his wedding night in the Lee County Jail after getting aggressive with his guests. Jeffery Johnson, 22, was arrested on Saturday, July 10, after acting belligerent around some of his wedding guests, deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies arrived at Trinity Street East in Lehigh Acres and saw some wedding guests holding Johnson back from others. When deputies were taking control of the situation, Johnson is accused of kicking, hitting, and spitting on deputies. Once put into handcuffs, Johnson...

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Man caught on camera stealing boat motor in Bokeeila

BOKEEILA, Fla. – A man was caught on camera stealing a boat motor in Bokeelia, according to SWFL Crime Stoppers. The suspect took the motor from a Yahama boat parked on Pine Island Road, officials said. BOAT MOTOR THEFT Crime Stoppers is asking for help identifying this person of interest in a grand theft of a Yahama boat motor on Pine Island Road in Bokeelia. If you're able to ID him, please contact Crime Stoppers. Cash reward being offered. Call 1-800-780-TIPS (8477) pic.twitter.com/pQNmyJ4wgB — SWFL Crime Stoppers (@SWFLCrime8477) April 21, 2021 Law enforcement is...

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Women accused of stealing home security cameras from Fort Myers Home Depot

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Deputies are searching for suspects accused of stealing RING brand video and doorbell cameras from a Home Depot in Fort Myers, SWFL Crime Stoppers reported. Two unidentified women were seen loading several cameras into their bags before fleeing the store located on South Tamiami Trail. The pair drove off in a silver Acura sedan, according to officials. Anyone who can identify the women is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477. The post Women accused of stealing home security cameras from Fort Myers Home Depot appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Officer shoots & kills Black teenager holding a knife, bodycam video shows

COLUMBUS, Oh. / CNN — A police officer shot and killed a Black teenage girl on Tuesday after she tried to cut two females with a knife, officials said and body camera footages shows. The girl’s mother, Paula Bryant, and the Franklin County Children’s Services identified the teen as Ma’Khia Bryant. Although local law enforcement identified her as 15-years-old at a news conference Tuesday, the FCCS said the girl’s age as 16. “Ma’Khia was a foster child, who was under the care of Franklin County Children Services,” the FCCS said. “This...

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Cape Coral Police investigate social media trend promoting sexual assault

CONTENT WARNING- SEXUAL VIOLENCE – – FORT MYERS, Fla.– April 24th may not mean much to you but dark corners of social media have dubbed this Saturday “National Rape Day.” The social media posts aren’t to bring awareness to the heinous crime, they’re advocating for it. According to a Cape Coral Police Department incident report, someone in Cape Coral received a threatening text message from an unknown number Monday that read, “April 24. National rape day. Watch your back.” When CCPD arrived, they quickly determined this was part...

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Thief steals golf balls from North Port Dick’s

NORTH PORT, Fla. – The North Port Police Department is searching for a suspect accused of pocketing six 12-count boxes of golf balls from a North Port Dick’s Sporting Goods store. The suspect was caught on store surveillance cameras swiping the boxes worth hundreds of dollars before walking out of the store without paying, according to the North Port Police. Police describe the suspect as a 5 foot 8 inch tall, 220 pound, white male. Authorities are asking anyone with information on the ball thief to contact the North Port Police Department at 941-429-7300. The post Thief steals...

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Fyre Festival settlement could award ticketholders more than $7k each

Almost four years after the infamous Fyre Festival flamed out, scammed ticketholders might finally see some restitution for the biggest party that never was. A proposed settlement in federal bankruptcy court would give more than $7,000 apiece back to a few hundred people who bought tickets to go to a private island in the Bahamas, only to find none of the luxury accommodations or gourmet food they’d been promised when they signed up for “the cultural experience of the decade.” Tickets for the event ranged between $1,000 and $12,000, reported CNN. When ticketholders arrived,...

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Shot in the heart: Who killed a pregnant mother in Bonita Springs?

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – 25-year-old Destiney Bocanegra was so excited to bring another child into the world. The Lee County mother already had a 4-year-old son, Mikey, when she was murdered. She died protecting him from bullets flying in his direction. “He knows,” explained Lisa Vega-Alva, Destiney’s mother, in an interview with Crime Stoppers. “He knows that she’s gone. And we have to teach him that she’s up in heaven and she’s his angel.” Destiney had just left Chuckie Cheese with her family on April 21, 2018 when she was gunned down in a drive-by...

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Lehigh Acres neighborhood fed up with nuisance hit-and-run driver

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – A white pickup truck has been terrorizing a Lehigh Acres neighborhood. The truck has been spotted by neighbors hitting cars, property and even pets before taking off. One family fell victim on Easter Sunday, when they saw a video of their dog being hit by the truck. “It’s hard to watch. A three month old pet and it’s gone now. I have no words to describe it,” said resident Milton Ramos. Now, they believe they may not be the only victim after seeing several similar Facebook posts. One man shared his frustration of the white pickup truck smashing his car...

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