Shooting Injures One, Shooter in Custody

Shooting Injures One, Shooter in Custody

Shooting Injures One, Shooter in Custody

Officers responded to a residence in south Cape Coral in the middle of the night to a report of a shooting, and were able to get the suspect into custody and the victim needed assistance.

On October 1st, 2021 at around 1:30 a.m., Cape Coral Police Patrol officers responded to 808 Miramar Street, Unit 4, after it was reported a man had shot his neighbor. The officers established a perimeter to contain the scene and the suspect, identified as Kevin Guillory (B/M, DOB: 9-20-83).

Shooting Injures One, Shooter in Custody

Communication was established with Guillory, and the Bearcat vehicle was utilized to provide safety for the officers attempting to have Guillory exit the home. Guillory ultimately did come out peacefully and was taken into custody.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with a non life-threatening injury.

Detectives with the CCPD Major Crimes Unit assumed the investigation, and Guillory was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, improper exhibition of a firearm, and using a firearm while intoxicated. He was transported to the Lee County Jail.

Shooting Injures One, Shooter in Custody
ARRESTED: Kevin Lester Guillory, B/M, DOB: 9-20-83, of 808 Miramar Street #4, Cape Coral FL. CHARGES: Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Improper Exhibition of a Firearm, Using Firearm while Intoxicated
LEE COMMISSIONERS ALLOCATE ADDITIONAL DOLLARS TO RAPID REHOUSING PROGRAMS

LEE COMMISSIONERS ALLOCATE ADDITIONAL DOLLARS TO RAPID REHOUSING PROGRAMS

LEE COMMISSIONERS ALLOCATE ADDITIONAL DOLLARS TO RAPID REHOUSING PROGRAMS

Lee County commissioners voted to allocate an additional $208,671 in Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act funds to help rapidly rehouse about 30 households experiencing homelessness. 

The allocation is part of the board’s continuing commitment to assist those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 530 individuals have been rehoused using pandemic funding from various sources. 

LEE COMMISSIONERS ALLOCATE ADDITIONAL DOLLARS TO RAPID REHOUSING PROGRAMS

Lee County Human & Veterans Services serves as a collaborative hub for resources—federal, state, local, private and nonprofit—designated to aid Lee County residents through supportive programs and services. 

The county accepted emergency solutions grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in June and December 2020. This action allocated funds from administration and outreach to rapid rehousing. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, call 239-533-7996. 

FRAUD ALERT: RENTAL SCAMS

FRAUD ALERT: RENTAL SCAMS

FRAUD ALERT: RENTAL SCAMS

The population in Southwest Florida continues to grow, as does the rental market.  Southwest Florida appears to be in high demand and, as a result, prices for rental properties have risen considerably.

FRAUD ALERT: RENTAL SCAMS

Out-of-state residents search the internet for affordable housing in our region and a sizeable number of Lee County residents appear to be searching for more affordable rental options.

Finding affordable housing is often a difficult task…and the scammers know it.

When searching for rental properties, be alert to ads listing a price significantly lower than that of similar properties.

Renters should not sign any document prior to inspecting the property…both inside and out.  Renters have been scammed when attempting to rent properties that don’t exist or are not for rent.

FRAUD ALERT: RENTAL SCAMS

Verify ownership using the Lee County Property Appraiser’s website and ensure that you are dealing with the owner or an authorized representative.

Never wire money as a deposit or payment for the first and last month’s rent…especially without a signed and verified lease. 

Requests to wire money overseas or to send gift cards as a form of deposit should never be considered.

Additionally, don’t allow your online property search to result in identity theft.  Do not share your personal information without verifying the identity of the party that you are dealing with.  Be careful.  Hackers can easily change the contact information in an existing online ad…making it seem reputable.

The FTC has a very helpful hotline…1-877-FTC-HELP.  Don’t hesitate to use it when concerned or scammed.

MAJOR TERMINAL EXPANSION PROJECT TO START IN OCTOBER AT RSW AIRPORT

MAJOR TERMINAL EXPANSION PROJECT TO START IN OCTOBER AT RSW AIRPORT

The Lee County Board of Port Commissioners authorized the construction and total budget for the terminal expansion project at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) at a board meeting last Tuesday.

MAJOR TERMINAL EXPANSION PROJECT TO START IN OCTOBER AT RSW AIRPORT

The $331 million project focuses on improving the airport’s efficiency by consolidating and streamlining security checkpoints, adding concession space, and providing passengers more amenities and options.

The terminal expansion project is set to begin in October and construction is planned for three years. The expansion is the second largest public works project in Lee County history, only being surpassed by the airport’s Midfield Terminal Complex construction completed in 2005. 

“Southwest Florida International Airport is the front door to our community and supports travel, new business and tourism in our region,” says Kevin Ruane, chair of the Board of Port Commissioners. “We are pleased to start this essential project that will enhance infrastructure and manage growth while vastly improving the passenger experience at RSW. It will also create hundreds of jobs for our local economy.”

MAJOR TERMINAL EXPANSION PROJECT TO START IN OCTOBER AT RSW AIRPORT

Plans for the project include consolidating the Transportation Security Administration checkpoints into a new 16-lane configuration and providing additional seating, concession spaces and a business lounge. In total, more than 164,000 square feet of space will be remodeled and 117,000 square feet of new walkways and concession space will be added to the airport terminal.

For the full story, click here.

Obstructed View Causes a Deadly Crash

Obstructed View Causes a Deadly Crash

Obstructed View Causes a Deadly Crash

A vehicle traveling eastbound on SW 19th Street slammed into the back of a parked vehicle, pinning a man between the two vehicles. Traffic Homicide Investigators and a Victim’s Advocate responded to the scene.

DATE: September 22, 2021, at approximately 7:30 am, at 406 SW 19th Street in Cape Coral.

VEHICLE 1: 2017 gray Nissan Sentra, 4-Door Car, Florida tag, driven by a 26-year-old male, from Cape Coral, who suffered no injuries in the crash.

VEHICLE 2: 1997 white Ford Expedition, SUV, Florida tag.
VEHICLE 3: 2003 green Ford Expedition, SUV, Florida tag.

PEDESTRIAN 1: Juan Jose Jaime Franco, H/M, DOB: 8-12-86, of Fort Myers, FL. Franco suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision and later succumbed to those injuries.  ***On September 22nd at 8:22 pm, contact was made with the District 21 Medical Examiner’s office who informed THI Investigator Wilson that Juan Jose Jaime Franco died at 4:28 pm, as a result of his injuries sustained in the crash. The next of kin has been notified.***

SYNOPSIS

Vehicle 2 was properly parked, partially in the roadway, in front of 406 SW 19th Ave.

Vehicle 3 was parked in front of Vehicle 2, front bumper to front bumper.

Vehicles 2 and 3 were unoccupied.

Vehicle 1 was traveling East on SW 19th Ave approaching 406 SW 19th Ave.

Pedestrian 1 was collecting tools from the back of Vehicle 2, in preparation for the day’s work on a home under construction just East of 406 SW 19th Ave.

Obstructed View Causes a Deadly Crash

Driver of V1 stated he was unable to see due to window condensation combined with the sunrise glare.

Vehicle 1 collided with Pedestrian 1 and Vehicle 2 consecutively, pinning Pedestrian 1 between Vehicle 1 and Vehicle 2.

Pedestrian 1 suffered life-threatening injuries in the collision and had to be extricated by LCEMS and CCFD.

SPEED and IMPAIRMENT are NOT considered factors in this collision. 

Hit and Run Injures Child, Information Needed

Hit and Run Injures Child, Information Needed

Hit and Run Injures Child, Information Needed

The Cape Coral Police Department is seeking information regarding a morning hit and run crash that injured a child.

On September 23rd, 2021, at around 9:15 a.m., Cape Coral Police patrol officers responded to the area of Ceitus Parkway and El Dorado Boulevard to a vehicle/pedestrian hit and run.

A 12-year-old child was found with serious facial contusions, and a broken passenger-side rearview mirror was found at the scene. There were no witnesses to the incident, and the vehicle left the scene without stopping.

Based on the broken rearview mirror left behind, the vehicle is believed to be a GMC/Chevrolet light truck or SUV between the model years of 2000-2006. The color is unknown.

Hit and Run Injures Child, Information Needed

Anyone with information on this case is asked to please call us at (239) 574-3223.

You can also send an anonymous tip at www.capecops.com/tips or https://new.tipsubmit.com/en/create-report/anonymous; send us a message through our social media platforms; or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Please use case report #21-020615.

Hit and Run Injures Child, Information Needed
Hit and Run Injures Child, Information Needed

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