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Former Deputy/Police Officer Michael Ronga Convicted

Michael Ronga

Michael Ronga

Michael Ronga, who was charged with robbing his victim while on duty when he was a Lee County deputy has been found guilty this afternoon in Federal court. Per the SAO, who joined the US Attorney’s office on the prosecution, he was convicted on both counts, and remanded into custody, sentencing will be set at a later date.

Cold Case Murder Trial Begins in Fort Myers, as well as a second Murder Trial

Kultar Goraya

Kultar Goraya

Today the trial of Kultar Goraya begins in Fort Myers. The case was cold for seven years, before the assistance of the TV show “Cold Justice” assisted in his being arrested for the murder of his wife. The case was complicated by the fact that the body was never found. He is representing himself today in trial.

Randy Marquardt

Randy Marquardt

Also, the murder trial of Randy Marquardt begins today. Marquardt is accused of killing his neighbor and kidnapping his own estranged wife at gunpoint. She was able to escape and alert authorities. Wink’s Sam Smink is tweeting from that courtroom if you want to follow live.

Both Defendants face possible life behind bars.

Michael Ronga

Michael Ronga

Also, the closing arguments are today in the Federal trial against former LCSO deputy (and FMPD officer) Michael Ronga. Ronga is charged with robbing a man while he was on duty.

UPDATE: Man in Custody: Possible Arrest Warrant in Murder of Theresa Sievers, Holisitic Doctor that was Murdered in June

Theresa Sievers

Theresa Sievers

NBC-2 is reporting that there is a warrant awaiting a signature from a judge to make an arrest in the brutal Bonita Springs murder of Dr. Theresa Sievers. They are also reporting that Lee county officers have been in Missouri, recently. Details have been scarce, but Sheriff Mike Scott previously indicated there is evidence the murder was not random.

UPDATE: A man, who may have been a professional hitman, has been arrested in Missouri.

Watch a Crazy Person Dance on a Sheriff’s Vehicle

Exactly what the headline says, this guy must be high. He climbs on top of a marked Sheriff’s SUV, presumably in front of the deputy’s home, and just starts jamming away. It looks like he has a few moments of conversation with an imaginary friend, as well. Either he is impaired, or has a major mental health issue: there is no rational explanation for this behavior! Enjoy, courtesy Lee County Sheriff’s YouTube channel:

LCSO May have been Using Illegal Radar Guns for 10 Years

WINK News found that the Lee County Sheriff’s Office purchased one or more batches of Python II radar detectors starting in 2004. The problem is, the Python II is not approved for use in the State of Florida. The beam projected by the radar Python II is 15 degrees, 25% wider than the 12 degree beam permissible by Florida regulations. Since it is not on the approved list, it should not be admissible in court. Sadly, who knows how many of the 50,000 speeding tickets issued by LCSO were not properly issued.

Lee Sheriff Deputies Save a box full of Abandoned Kitties

LCSO Captain Keith Day with his Rescued Kitty

LCSO Captain Keith Day with his Rescued Kitty

Deputies Keith Day and Justin Adams rescued an entire boxful of little kitties that had been abandoned in the middle of nowhere. Looks like the kittens will be fine. Great save, guys!

Wanted Guys Shouldn’t Advertise their Birthday Parties

Party Poster via LCSO

Party Poster via LCSO

Eddie “Fat Eddie” Saez was wanted for a felony charges related to a shooting earlier in the year. He also was set to be the host of a “March Madness Birthday Bash“, complete with musical performances. Posters advertising the event clearly show his name as a host, and have a full size picture of him.

Deputies conducted surveillance on Saez before the bash, and allege that he conducted a major drug deal at his residence. They then searched the residence and located a firearm, and more drugs and ammunition. Wanted guys don’t understand that if the cops are looking for them, they probably shouldn’t advertise their whereabouts, much less doing more drug

"Fat Eddie" Saez

“Fat Eddie” Saez

deals! I guess the video shoot will have to wait…

UPDATE: Saez’s birthday is not even until August. I’m not sure what’s going on here, but there are several levels of poor decisions.