CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Many people leave their vehicles running and unattended, which can lead to it being burglarized and even stolen, officials said.
Although this seems like common sense to some people, others will often leave their cars unlocked, with a door open, or leave the windows down, officers with the Cape Coral Police Department said.
As more vehicles are stolen, insurance rates will increase for everyone, officers said.
Police are urging people to turn off their cars and lock them to reduce preventable crimes.
“Criminals are looking for the quickest and easiest crimes...
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect accused of stealing $400 worth of meat from a restaurant in Punta Gorda on May 8.
Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office
Deputies said a suspect was caught on surveillance cameras burglarizing Shenanigans bar and grill at 3103 Broadpoint Road around 3:30 a.m. by taking meat from an outdoor cooler.
Investigators are asking anyone with information on the identity of the thief to contact the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office at 941-639-0013 or southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS....
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. / CNN — Joel Greenberg, an indicted close associate of Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, pleaded guilty on Monday to six federal charges, admitting to a judge that he knowingly solicited and paid a minor for sex.
Greenberg didn’t talk much during the 45-minute hearing, only responding with “yes” and “I do” as the judge read the details of his plea agreement.
The guilty plea from Greenberg, a former Seminole County, Florida, tax commissioner, comes several days after he struck a deal with prosecutors to avoid some of the other 33 federal...
MIAMI, Fla. [NBC6] – Police are investigating a death after the body of a missing 16-year-old girl was found on Sunday evening.
Family members identified the teen as Dayana Gomez Sanchez. City of Miami police officers were dispatched at around 5:20 p.m. to the 1200 block of Northeast 79th Street, near Pelican Harbor Marina, where they found the body.
Sanchez was last seen on Saturday leaving her home to go for a run around 6 p.m., according to police. She was reported missing around 8:30 p.m.
Police said they believe her death is suspicious, but they are waiting for the autopsy results....
TEMPE, Ariz. [AP] – A woman is accused of killing her two young children with a meat cleaver after arguing with her husband, police said on Sunday.
According to officials, 40-year-old Yui Inoue threatened to stab her husband over an argument about money to go to Japan before allegedly killing her children.
It was unclear Sunday if Inoue had a lawyer yet who could speak on her behalf. Police said the woman primarily speaks Japanese and had an interpreter for their interviews, Associated Press reported.
Inoue reportedly drove to the police station around 7 a.m. and told officers she heard...
CINCINNATI, Oh. / CNN — US Customs and Border Protection officers have seized 36,000 headphones that resembled Apple AirPods.
CBP in Cincinnati said that the headphones, which arrived in three shipments from China, were in violation of “trademark and copyright codes,” according to a news release.
The wireless headphones violated trademarks that “protected Apple configuration” recorded with CBP, the release said.
“Counterfeit products can be deceiving at first glance,” Cincinnati Port Director Richard Gillespie said in a statement. “They’re...
FORT MYERS, Fla. — One person was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital after a shooting in Fort Myers, officials said.
Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department are investigating the shooting at 5344 Summerlin Road.
Yellow crime scene tape surrounds a few apartments on the second-floor hallway of the 5348 building at the Horizons Apartments complex. The walkway from the second to the third story of the building is also blocked off.
People should avoid the area as investigators work the scene.
If you have any information about the shooter or the shooting, call FMPD at (239) 321-7700 or...
PRAYAGRAJ, India / NBC News — Police are investigating hundreds of bodies that were either buried in shallow sand graves or have washed up on the Ganges River banks, with some speculating on social media that they are remains of COVID-19 victims.
In jeeps and boats, the police used portable loudspeakers with microphones asking people not to dispose of the bodies in rivers. “We are here to help you perform the last rites,” police said.
On Friday, rains exposed the cloth coverings of bodies buried in shallow sand graves on the riverbank in Prayagraj, a city in Uttar Pradesh state.
HOUSTON, Tx. / CNN — A Bengal tiger that went missing after a bizarre incident in Houston last week “has been found and appears to be unharmed,” Houston police announced Saturday night.
Houston Police Commander Ron Borza said in a Saturday night news conference Victor Hugo Cuevas and his wife Gia are the owners of the tiger.
Cuevas was out on bond for a murder charge in Fort Bend County and was previously charged with murder for allegedly shooting and killing a man in 2017.
After being seen running away from law enforcement with the tiger in a white SUV, Cuevas was taken...
CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Police were investigating a shooting near the 4400 block of Santa Barbara Boulevard South in Cape Coral early Sunday morning.
Officers with the Cape Coral Police Department shut down Santa Barbara Boulevard just after 6 a.m. as they investigated the shooting.
Santa Barbara Boulevard has since reopened.
Additional information about the shooting is not known. Count on NBC2 to bring you the latest once it is released.
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