Friday July 1, 2022

LEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES IN PINE MANOR

A large number of Lee County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a scene in Pine Manor.

Nearly a dozen sheriff’s office vehicles were seen lining the streets at the intersection of Fifth Ave. and Palm Dr. in Pine Manor yesterday. At least one deputy was parked in the driveway of a nearby home.

LCSO Deputies took over Fifth Ave. and Pine Manor. Members of the narcotics unit were seen at the scene. Investigators were seen going through a blue car parked out front of the home.

Neighbors said they didn’t know why they saw people appearing to be detained with their hands behind their back in zip-ties.  Some were seen with their hands zip-tied while being taken into LCSO cars at the scene.

It remains unclear what exactly happened at Pine Manor on Thursday. This is a developing story, and we will update with new information becomes available.

IMMOKALEE MAN ARRESTED

A 51-year-old man was arrested after authorities searched his Immokalee home.

Eric Frazier faces charges of possession of fentanyl, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana over 20 grams.

According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant led to Frazier’s arrest and the discovery of 3.6 grams of fentanyl, which could kill 1,800 people.

Authorities also found 32.9 grams of crack cocaine, 4 grams of cocaine and almost 142 grams of marijuana.

The search warrant was served at a “suspected drug house” in the 320 block of 2nd Street in Immokalee.

GLADES COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIREMAN ASKS FOR FUNDS TO REPAIR FIRE STATION

In Glades County, commissioners meet this week and in that meeting they heard about the state of the fire station and how it is affecting potential recruitment.   A Ortona volunteer firemen states that they need funding to repair the station.

Volunteer David Heflin stated his complaint. Mentioning that the station quality is causing them to have less volunteers and asked for the funds to repair.

Heflin says the fire station has roof problems and is leaking.

County Manager Marcos Montes De Oca says the county has the funding to repair the fire stations.

SOUTH FLORIDA COUNTIES AND COVID-19

All South Florida counties are in the highest of three COVID-19 community levels with Okeechobee County moving up from “medium,”  to “High” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its weekly update posted Thursday.

Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Broward and Miami-Dade remain listed as “high.

The only other counties rated at medium are Glades, Henry in central Florida along with Calhoun, Marion, Franklin, Washington, Walton.

The levels have different commendations to halt the spread of coronavirus, including mask wearing indoors recommended for the most severe level and additional measures for high-risk people.

For medium and low, you are encouraged to “wear a mask if you have symptoms, a positive test or exposure to someone with COVID-19.” At the medium level, “if you are at high risk for severe illness, consider wearing a mask indoors in public and taking additional precaution.

Florida, Arizona and Hawaii the only states with counties dominating with “high” categories.