Category Archives: North Fort Myers / Southwest Florida

Man Goes Directly to Jail, Just Like His Shirt Says

Cape Coral resident Micah Dailey was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession. He was booked into the Lee County Jail, and by the looks of the shirt on his mug shot, he should have seen it coming…

Cape Coral Resident Micah Dailey

Cape Coral Resident Micah Dailey

To make matters worse, even though the marijuana possession is only a misdemeanor charge, the cop charged Dailey with a felony possession of paraphernalia. Generally paraphernalia charge is a misdemeanor, but the cop alleged him with transportation of drug paraphernalia, which is a felony. He doesn’t say why it’s the enhanced charge, though theoretically, it’s possible, that the altoid box in which he found some leaves could be considered a use to transport a controlled substance (I have never seen the statute applied in that way). It seems silly to make the altoid box substantially more serious than the drugs contained therein. Sadly, the cop is a rookie and probably just typed in the wrong subsection of the paraphernalia statute. The end result being this kid is now facing a ridiculous felony charge because he has .025 g of weed.

via Gawker: http://gawker.com/this-poor-guy-could-not-have-picked-a-better-shirt-to-g-1652973448

Another Big Drug Bust by LCSO

The Lee County Sheriff has conducted several large-scale drug stings in hte last several months, and announced the completion of another one today, this time in the Suncoast Estates area of North Fort Myers. So far, 31 people have been arrested in the sting.

http://www.sheriffleefl.org/main/index.php?r=news/index&id=12468

2 Robbers Hit the Same 7-11 Last Week

I wouldn’t want to work at the 7-11 on Beau Drive in North Fort Myers. They were hit by an armed robber at 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Then another armed robber struck on Friday night in the same 7-11. Both were armed with guns and made off with undisclosed amounts of cash.

Surveillance Footage from Both 7-11 Robberies Last Week

Surveillance Footage from Both 7-11 Robberies Last Week

Second Tuesday Robbery Footage

Second Tuesday Robbery Footage

If it weren’t apparent from the pictures, it wasn’t the same guy. In fact, law enforcement arrested a suspect from the first robbery on Friday, before the second time the store was hit. Kyle Orr has been charged in that robbery, and another one that occurred later in the morning on Tuesday. In the second robbery, on the other side of town, deputies allege that he pulled the second robbery without wearing a mask. Orr has also

Kyle Orr Mug Shot

Kyle Orr Mug Shot

been arrested on additional theft charges, and a possible warrant out of Georgia. Judge for yourself if he looks like the guy in the surveillance. The clothing from the two robberies certainly seems to match. There is a Crimestoppers reward out for information on the second robber.

Man’s Frozen Meat Escapes Freezer: Caught Before it Could Thaw

  • Frank Levy returned to his North Fort Myers home to discover his meat had gotten out of the freezer.
  • Some items didn’t get off his lanai.
  • Other items made it across the street.

Frank Levy came home and found that some of the food he keeps in a freezer on his lanai had gotten out. Items, including a chicken and a rump roast, didn’t make it far, and were still located on his lanai. Not everything was still on the lanai, and Levy noticed that part of his lanai screen had been cut, and he called LCSO to report the missing meat.

Levy decided to canvass his neighborhood before deputies responded. He was able to track down the rest of his food, which had made it across the street. Levy found a package of ground beef sitting on the porch of his neighbor. He was able to return the ground beef to his own freezer.

Levy tried to talk to his neighbor, Lynda Mcklveen, but she was located unconscious on the porch, with the escaped ground beef lying at her feet. Since she had been incapacitated, she was initially unable to say what the meat had done to knock her out. According to Levy, she was completely unresponsive.

Lynda Mcklveen Mug Shot

Lynda Mcklveen Mug Shot

Later, detectives made contact with Mcklveen, who admitted to her role in liberating the meat. While Mcklveen apparently has a history of alcohol related offenses, there is nothing to suggest a pattern of meat-escape conspiracy. It remains to be seen why she liberated the meat, or why she was found lying  in a chair on er porch with a pack of frozen ground beef thawing at her feet. Crimcourts will continue to update as details become available, as we are the leading authority on freezer-breaks.

The preceding report is based on court documents and news-press.com reports: http://fortmyers.fl.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=29166dfe4&pSetup=fortmyers : follow the link and scroll down to this story: “N. FORT MYERS, Man finds his food on neighbor’s porch”

Beef

Beef

Hooker Arrested at WalMart

  • It’s not what you think
  • She got TRIPPED up on the way out
  • She’s not a hooker, I’m just making bad jokes based on names
Brianna Hooker Mug Shot

Brianna Hooker Mug Shot

Brianna Hooker, of Cape Coral, tried walking out of WalMart in North Fort Myers with two 40-inch Vizio TVs. She was confronted by Jessica Tripp, a community service aide with LCSO. She then kicked Ms. Tripp several times. Tripp threatened to spray her with pepper spray, and she stopped resisting and was arrested. She was already wanted on a warrant for missing a court date earlier in the week (for driving on a suspended license).

Hooker has been charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, in addition to grand theft, and resisting a merchant/officer. The Batt LEO charge is interesting, because I suspect a CSA [Community Service Aide] is not a sworn ‘law enforcement officer’. I’m not saying she doesn’t deserve protection, but I have a concern that the statute does not apply to her for purposes of enhancing the battery to a felony. I’d like to hear input, if someone has specific details on that issue. Ironically, she would have that protection if she was an explorer.

via news press: http://www.news-press.com/story/news/crime/2014/05/02/cape-coral-woman-accused-of-tv-theft-at-walmart/8611427/

DUI Checkpoint Only Nets 7 DUI Offenders

LCSO did a checkpoint in North Fort Myers this weekend, in which more than 1,200 vehicles passed through. Only 7 of the drivers were arrested fore impairment reasons, plus a few more for other reasons. That’s less than one percent of the drivers who were stopped to be breaking any laws.

2 Lee Deputies Cleared in Fatal Shooting from Last June

Deputies Trestka and Cote have been cleared by the State Attorney’s Office for the shooting of Carlos Charles last June. According to reports, Charles escaped an attempted arrest, tied up deputy Cote, and struggled with deputy Trestka’s gun, which discharged. Apparently deputy Cote was able to free himself, and shot Charles as he struggled over the firearm with Trestka. Originally it was reported that one of the deputies was injured, but it’s unclear if he was struck by a bullet or received other injuries. The article indicates that the State Attorney’s office conducted an investigation, though it doesn’t make clear if it was their own investigation, or if they merely reviewed another agency’s investigation. LCSO generally handles most investigations themselves, and turns them over to the SAO for review. The facts as laid out in the report certainly suggest that the shooting was justified.

This story is all the more relevant now as the Tommy Kollman shooting drags on, well into its third month at this point. If that case proves to be as complicated, or more complicated than this one, it could be many months before details are released in that shooting. I urge LCSO to hand that over for outside investigation, if only to avoid the appearance of impropriety.