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Past articles by Garrett:

Cape Coral Police announce 2 programs focused on opioid addiction, education

Heroin, Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) focuses on training officers and combining resources that will help them better serve the community. → Read More

'Pathway to violence.' How parents can prevent — and respond to — active shooting threats

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office along with the School District of Lee County held a presentation on how parents can prevent and respond to active shooting threats. → Read More

Carjacker shot out window, took SUV at Colonial Boulevard intersection, witnesses tell FMPD

Fort Myers Police responded to a carjacking where a man shot out a window before taking SUV at Colonial Boulevard and Six-Mile Cypress Wednesday → Read More

‘That’s the times we live in.’ Parents and students react to loaded gun on Cypress Lake High School bus

Lee County deputies arrested Jose Amieva, 17, Thursday, saying they found a loaded Glock pistol in his book bag on a Cypress Lake High School bus. → Read More

Four arrested in North Fort Myers drug bust that included fentanyl, meth and heroin

Officers raided a home Thursday at 502 Clark Street, blocks from the J. Colin English Elementary School, confiscating meth, heroin and crack. → Read More

Family still seeks closure 2 years after Lehigh woman killed in hit-and-run

Kee Kee Shanks' killer has not been found. All leads were exhausted and her case has gone cold. No one came forward with any information to give her family justice or closure. → Read More

Lake Boyz defendant sentenced to 10 years for trafficking heroin

Mark Walker is the suspected primary supplier of heroin for the Lake Boyz, a gang that operated out of Harlem Lakes in central Fort Myers → Read More

'Everybody is kind of wishy-washy': SWFL hotels, motels report cancellations, evacuees ahead of Dorian

Some Southwest Florida hotels and motels are experiencing a wave of bookings followed by cancellations as a direct result of Hurricane Dorian’s path. → Read More

Rolling Video Games Fort Myers puts mobile spin on video gaming

The family-owned Rolling Video Games Fort Myers offers Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch games in a state-of-the-art gaming trailer. → Read More

Fort Myers man accused of slaying Tanner Crowley sentenced to 25 years in prison

Willie Davis, 20, was sentenced for one count each of second degree murder with a firearm and robbery with a firearm, the release said, for the slaying of Tanner Crowley. → Read More

'Cutting-edge' tribal school puts emphasis on collaborative learning, Seminole culture

The Seminole tribe cut the ribbon on a $15 million building for the Ahfachkee school that will prepare 200 students for future. → Read More

Traffic backed up on NE Pine Island Road in Cape Coral after multi-vehicle crash

Witnesses say a blue Bentley crashed into a silver Honda SUV while traffic was stopped for another accident that was farther down the road. → Read More

Police: North Fort Myers man attacked friend with a sword after argument over penmanship

Shawn Taylor, 54, is suspected of cutting a friend with a sword after a drunken argument over his penmanship, the victim told police → Read More

Two arrested after robbery spree in Cape Coral, North Fort Myers

Noah Voll, 19, and Jahiem Lovett, 17, were found around 2 p.m., hiding out in the attic space of a Motel 6 on Marinatown Lane in North Fort Myers. → Read More

Teenager missing from Bonita Springs

Fabiola Godinez-Lopez was last seen by her father on August 6 in Bonita Springs. She was last seen wearing a blue shirt and purple pants. → Read More

Deputies investigating bank robbery at BB&T branch in Fort Myers

Lee County Sheriff's patrol cars swarmed the BB&T bank in west Fort Myers on Friday afternoon. → Read More

Fallen Sanibel officer Anthony Neri honored in Fallen Officers Memorial

The Southwest Florida Public Service Academy added its 41st brick to the Fallen Officers Memorial on Friday morning, in honor of Sanibel Police Officer Anthony Neri. → Read More

Cape Coral man arrested on 17 charges including trafficking methamphetamine and heroin

The three-year investigation into Andrew Horner began in May 2017 when police received a lead that he was trafficking cocaine, heroin and molly. → Read More

Fisherman reported missing in Texas waters worked out of Fort Myers

Richard Beale was reported missing by the crew of The Galaxy, launching a 64-hour search over 3,509 square miles, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. → Read More

Lee sheriff data show nearly all crimes in the county down for first six months of 2019

Uniform Crime Reporting stats law enforcement agencies send to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement show crime is down in Lee County. → Read More