Neighbors say deputies told them someone had been injured at a home on 29th Street SW in Lehigh Acres, and they were looking for a knife.
“We heard a helicopter and then there were lights everywhere,” said Lehigh Acres resident Dawn Coppens.
Coppens and her neighbors woke up to a sheriff’s helicopter hovering around, at 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
Neighbors tell us they believe two men have lived in the home for about two months. They say deputies told them it was a domestic incident.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has not confirmed any information at this time.
Breakdown of all calls between July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2014 (numbers were provided by the Lehigh Acres Fire Dept.)
Station 101 2797 = 3.83 calls per day = .16 calls per hour
Station 102 6675 = 9.14 calls per day = .38 calls per hour
Station 103 4700 = 6.44 calls per day = .27 calls per hour
Station 104 4002 = 5.48 calls per day = .23 calls per hour
Station 105 2162 = 2.96 calls per day = .12 calls per hour
Historical numbers shows that running the lower volume stations 24/7 is costing the tax payers 100’s of thousands of extra dollars a year.
Cost saving solutions:
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help identifying two masked men who robbed a Lehigh Acres casino last night.
According to detectives, two masked men entered the Luxxor Games, located at3096 Lee Boulevard, shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. One of the robbers pulled out a gun and fired a single shot into the air, while the other commanded everyone to lie on the floor. One of the suspects immediately went to the cashier demanding all the money in the till. After throwing the woman to the ground, she handed over the deposit bags, containing an undisclosed amount of cash. The men quickly left the building, and although K-9 and aviation units were deployed, the men managed to escape.
On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call of a single vehicle crash located in front of 2523 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres (Walmart).
Due to the nature of the call, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Investigators responded to the scene.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am was traveling east bound on Lee Blvd. at a high rate of speed. Upon attempting to traverse a curve, the vehicle left the roadway, striking a tree at the driver’s side door. The vehicle rotated around the tree, coming to a final rest. The Pontiac also struck a shopping cart that was pushed forward, causing damage to two parked cars in the Walmart parking lot.
As a result, the driver, Kyle Ryan Kashner, 26, of Lehigh Acres was pronounced deceased on scene.
McDonald’s restaurants in Southwest Florida invite customers and members of the community to help collect new school supplies for local students in need. From Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 3, customers are encouraged to stop by participating restaurants in Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Lee counties, as well as two restaurants in North Port (Sarasota County), and drop off supplies in the school bus-shaped boxes in the restaurant lobbies.
Deputies are on the scene of an accident near a Walmart parking lot in Lehigh Acres.
There is a person dead inside a car. Pictures show silver Pontiac Grand Prix wrapped around a tree.
Witnesses’ state that moment before the crash, the driver of the car was speeding. Several people also said the roads were slick at the time of the accident.
Lee County Code Enforcement investigated the Food Bank at 1418 Homestead Rd N Lehigh Acres 33936. In which building belongs to Christ United Methodist Church. According to Code Enforcement the Food Bank has no business license and the zoning does not allow a food bank or pantry to be run out of a residential home. The Gazette tried to reach the Church leadership for comment but has had no answer to requests. According the code enforcements website case was re-inspected on July 8, 2014 by Code Officer Michael Ostrowski and could heading for fines or Lee County hearing examiner for disposition.
According documents from the State of Florida, Oasis Community Food Pantry, Inc. runs the food bank but no business license is listed for this company either.
Lehigh Acres Architectural and Zoning Review Board declines Walmart’s request to enlarge the site 4,000 sq. ft. with a liquor store attached to the main building.
Now the request goes to the county and the Hearing examiner for approval.
With questions from the board and the public, the board made a decision to decline Walmart’s request.
But one interesting comment came from member Mike Cook Assistant District Manager of ECWCD, That Walmart’s water control structure’s and out flow basin is a mess and needs work.
The Rat Pack the group included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop, Peter Lawford, and, for a brief stint, Norman Fell. Marilyn Monroe, Angie Dickinson, Juliet Prowse, and Shirley MacLaine were often referred to as the “Rat Pack Mascots”.
Often, when one of the members was scheduled to give a performance, the rest of the Pack would show up for an impromptu show, causing much excitement among audiences, resulting in return visits. They sold out almost all of their appearances, and people would come pouring into Las Vegas, sometimes sleeping in cars and hotel lobbies when they could not find rooms, just to be part of the Rat Pack entertainment experience.
Today one of the new Rat Pack members was at Sterling House in Lehigh Acres singing the songs of Sinatra, Martin and Davis.
Pizza Hut in Lehigh Acres now offers 8 different kinds of wings garlic parmesan, honey bbq, lemon pepper, spicy bbq, spicy asian, buffalo mild and buffalo burnin’ hot.
Another new item at Pizza hut The Ultimate HERSHEY’S® Chocolate Chip Cookie yummm!. You can also enjoy one freshly-baked cookie made with 100% genuine HERSHEY’S® Chocolate Chips, cut into 8 slices and served warm.
Local store located at 27 Homestead Road North. Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 (239) 368-6665 www.pizzahut.com
Walmart at 2523 Lee Blvd. in Lehigh Acres will appear before the Lehigh Acres Architectural and Zoning Review Board at its next meeting scheduled for this week on July 24. Walmart wants to enlarge the site 4,000 sq. ft. with a liquor store attached to the main building.
The public is invited to attend the open meeting and ask questions or make comments.
The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be at 1299 Homestead Rd. in the rear of the East District Sheriff’s Office on Homestead Rd.
The following information has been provided by the Lee County Elections Office:
To be eligible to vote in the August 26, 2014 Primary Election, you must be registered to vote or change your party affiliation on or before Monday July, 28, 2014. You may register to vote at one of the Lee County Elections Office locations, download a voter registration application, or pick one up at a site listed on www.leeelections.com.
Florida is a closed primary state. In order to vote in a primary election, you must be a registered voter in the party for which the primary is held. All registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, can vote on issues and nonpartisan candidates in a primary election.
The following contests are open to all Lee County registered voters:
School Board Districts 1, 4, & 5 contests
County Commission District 2 contest
All Lee County registered voters who live in State Senate District 30 and State Representative District 79 are eligible to vote in those contests.