CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A Cape Coral woman is accused of crashing into a Cape Coral home Saturday morning.
Cara Gritten, 29, is facing several charges including DUI with property damage.
Gritten is accused of driving off the roadway on SE 20th Court and smashing into a victim’s home.
The victim, Lauri Langone, said this is the third incident in which a car has collided into her residence.
“You can’t even believe what it looks like inside. It’s like a bomb went off! I am still finding glass on the opposite end of the house,” explained Langone. “And to think, my God...
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Packages of cocaine keep washing ashore the Florida Keys.
The most recent packages washed up on Wednesday and Thursday on the Islamorada shoreline. Each package weighed about 2.4 pounds (1.1 kilograms), Adam Hoffner, a U.S. Border Patrol spokesman, told the Miami Herald.
On Monday night, anglers in Lower Matecumbe Key found a 2.4-pound (1.1 kilogram) package of cocaine. At the start of the month, a boater off Marathon discovered a large sack filled with five bundles of marijuana weighing 62 pounds.
In late April, boaters found a large sack offshore of Key Largo...
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Once a murder case goes cold it can be nearly impossible to solve. But the three-man team in Charlotte county said they’ll talk to anyone and go anywhere to find answers.
Mike Vogel and Mike Gandy work cold cases. Back in 2009, they and their third partner were assigned 18 cases. Now, they’re down to 15. Most recently solving the 30-year-old murder of Sharon Gill.
“It makes you feel good that you can help somebody like that,” Detective Mike Gandy said. “It just makes it a little bit easier to live with, I think. I don’t think...
LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Graduation season is upon us. Maybe you’re picking up some gift cards to congratulate the grads in your life, but there are other people who want you to buy gift cards for them too: Criminals.
Better Business Bureau International Investigations Specialist Steve Baker said gift cards are actually the most common way crooks will try to con your cash away from you in a number of different scams.
“There’s been a big shift across the whole scam world asking for payments through gift cards,” Baker said. “Giving people the numbers...
LONG ISLAND, New York / CNN — Police on Long Island are looking for whoever is responsible for vandalizing a mosque, burning a sacred flag and spray painting pro-Trump graffiti on it’s marble base.
It happened around 2 a.m. Monday at the Islamic Center of Suffolk County on 3rd Street in Brentwood.
Two people cut through a fence to enter the facility, defaced the flag base, and set fire to the flag, Suffolk County police said.
“It looks like it was pre-meditated,” acting Suffolk County Police Commissioner Stuart Cameron said. “Someone had to cut through the fence.”
SARASOTA, Fla. — Detectives are looking into a suspected home invasion attempt that happened on Monday in Sarasota.
Around 4:30 p.m., a resident of West Royal Flamingo Drive said they saw a man wearing a baseball hat, mask, and a white long-sleeved shirt carrying a walkie-talkie. The man knocked on the front door and was greeted by the homeowner.
As the homeowner walked around the back of the house with the suspicious person, he told officers with the Sarasota Police Department that he noticed the man was speaking into a walkie-talkie.
Minutes later, a second man, wearing a large...
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – A man stole someone’s credit card and spent over $1,400 at a local gas station and Walmart on Wednesday.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers said they are looking for the man involved in the credit card fraud and grant theft case.
The suspect stole the victim’s credit card at an Olive Garden in Cape Coral. Crime Stoppers said fraudulent transactions were made at RaceTrac in North Fort Myers and the Walmart on Lee Boulevard in Lehigh Acres.
In total, the suspect used $1,400 on the victim’s credit card, according to local investigators.
ATLANTA / CNN — Four people were sentenced to federal prison for buying over a million dollars’ worth of cigarettes with stolen credit cards.
Mamadou Sow, Demarcus Myree, Boubacar Tivalo, and Jacob James are accused of using dozens of credit cards to buy $1.7 million worth of cigarettes at multiple Sam’s Clubs throughout Atlanta. They had signed up for memberships in their names and aliases, officials said.
The crimes spanned from Sept. 2018 to Nov. 2018.
“Identity theft wreaks havoc on the lives of individuals and compromises the financial security of victims,” Acting U.S. Attorney...
LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Officers discovered more than 350 snappers past the legal bag limit in a shrimp boat freezer, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission [FWC].
Investigators found other potential violations during the offshore inspection and forwarded the evidence to NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement, FWC reported.
FWC announced the bust in a Facebook post and hashtagged Lee County.
NBC2 has reached out to FWC for more details and is waiting to hear back.
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Just minutes after a 6:30 a.m. crash in Daytona Beach on Wednesday, a teen got out of his car and took off down the road on foot, leaving the other driver at the scene, police said.
The Daytona Beach Police Department Aviation Unit quickly launched two drones, as ground units and K9s went in search of the hit and run suspect.
The drones were able to located 17-year-old Trenton Hunt, who was running through a parking lot on Mason Avenue, police said. Pilots directed the ground units to Hunt’s location where a foot chase ensued.
Drone footage cuts...