Thursday, October 30, 2014

Traffic Alert: Saturday’s Swamp Buggy Parade To Shut Down Portion Of Tamiami Trail

Tamiami Trail North between Golden Gate Parkway and Fifth Avenue South will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 1, while the 64th annual Swamp Buggy Parade is underway.

All southbound traffic on Tamiami Trail North will be detoured eastbound onto Golden Gate Parkway and then southbound onto Goodlette-Frank Road.

All westbound traffic on Tamiami Trail East will be detoured northbound onto Goodlette-Frank Road and then westbound toward Tamiami Trail North.

Cross streets of Seventh Avenue North, Fourth Avenue North, Central Avenue, and Third Avenue South will remain open until the parade approaches these locations. Fifth Avenue South will remain open for the entire duration.

Parking will be within the side streets along Tamiami Trail North from Fleischmann Boulevard to Third Street South.

Travelers who do not have a destination in this vicinity may want to seek an alternate route.

Please drive with caution. Expect delays.

Missing Man Found

UPDATE: Travis Allen Reeves has been located and is safe.


Original news release:
Deputies Search For Missing Man
Posted Date:  10/30/2014 9:30 AM

Deputies are searching for a 36-year-old Golden Gate man who has been missing since early Thursday morning.

Detectives said Travis Allen Reeves was last seen leaving his residence at 4381 15th Ave. S.W. around midnight.

Family members believe Reeves may harm himself.

Reeves is described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 170 pounds, with blond hair, blue eyes and a goatee. He was wearing a blue shirt, blue Dickie brand shorts, a gray hat with black stripes, and black sneakers with black socks.

He was last seen walking from his residence toward the direction of Collier Boulevard.


Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300.

Deputies Search For Missing Man

Deputies are searching for a 36-year-old Golden Gate man who has been missing since early Thursday morning.

Detectives said Travis Allen Reeves was last seen leaving his residence at 4381 15th Ave. S.W. around midnight.

Family members believe Reeves may harm himself.

Reeves is described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 170 pounds, with blond hair, blue eyes and a goatee. He was wearing a blue shirt, blue Dickie brand shorts, a gray hat with black stripes, and black sneakers with black socks.

He was last seen walking from his residence toward the direction of Collier Boulevard.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Appointments At CCSO


Sheriff Kevin Rambosk swore in newly appointed Collier County Sheriff’s Office employees at a ceremony Tuesday.

Sheriff Rambosk administered the oath of office to 11 new members at a ceremony at the Professional Development Center, 615 Third Ave. S., Naples.

In front of their families, friends and new colleagues, these men and women affirmed to carry out their duties as deputy sheriffs. They will serve in a variety of positions including patrol and corrections.

Appointments:
Sheila Anderson was appointed to fiscal clerk. She was born in Michigan and has lived in Collier County for 11 years. She comes to CCSO from working at Rose Marina on Marco Island.

Xavier Carrillo was appointed to Corrections officer. He was raised in Naples and is a graduate of Palmetto Ridge High School. He comes to CCSO with military experience, and from working at the Village Pub. 

Deborah Davis was appointed to criminal research investigator. She was born and raised in Illinois and has been a Collier County resident for eight years. She studied sociology and criminal justice at the University of Massachusetts. She previously worked as a senior juvenile probation officer at the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Steven Dehaan was appointed to law enforcement officer. He was born in North Carolina and has lived in Florida for less than a year. He graduated with an associate’s degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He comes to CCSO from the Pascagoula Police Department in Mississippi.   

Jon Dubler was appointed to law enforcement officer. He was born and raised in New York. He served for five years in the New York Air National Guard. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in education. He comes to CCSO from the St. Petersburg Police Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs Police Services.

Jack Ison was appointed to auto mechanic at CCSO Fleet Management. He was born and raised in Naples and is a graduate of Barron Collier High School. He served in the Army and is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. He comes to CCSO after working 20 years at Tamiami Ford.

Stanley Perez Jr. was appointed to deputy trainee. He was born and raised in the Virgin Islands and has been in Collier County for a couple of months.  He previously worked for the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

Vito Perilli was appointed to law enforcement officer. He was born and raised in New York.  He is a graduate of Seton Hall University, where he earned master’s degrees in training development, human resources and educational leadership administration. He comes to CCSO with 23 years of experience as a law enforcement officer with the New York Police Department.

Dominique Regis was appointed to jail technician. She was born and raised in New York and has lived in Collier County for less than a year.  She is a graduate of the University of Trinidad and Tobago, where she studied mechanical engineering technology. 

Brian Tarazona was appointed to jail technician. He was born in Colombia and raised in New York.  He served in the Army National Guard. 

Yassiel Veciana was appointed Corrections officer trainee. He was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Collier County. He is a graduate of Palmetto Ridge High School. He attended Edison State College, where he studied political science. He previously worked at Sweetbay Supermarket. 


Traffic Enforcement Spots

Monday, Nov. 3:

Vanderbilt and Retreat drives- Speeding
18th Avenue SW and Sunset Road - Stop-sign running
91st Avenue North and U.S. 41 North- Improper u-turn

Tuesday, Nov. 4:

Collier Boulevard and Tower Road - Speeding
Tarpon Bay Boulevard and Spanish Oaks Lane- Stop-sign running
U.S. 41 East and Airport-Pulling Road - Red-light running

Wednesday, Nov. 5:

White and Collier boulevards- Speeding
Airport-Pulling Road at Pelican Marsh Elementary- Aggressive driving
Victory Lane at Palmetto Ridge High School- Speeding

Thursday, Nov. 6:

Golden Gate Parkway and I-75 southbound exit - Speeding
Vanderbilt Beach Road and Collier Boulevard- Aggressive driving
Pine Ridge Road and Forest Lakes Boulevard - Red-light running

Friday, Nov. 7:

Triangle and Collier boulevards - Speeding
Livingston Road and Marbella Lakes Drive - Aggressive driving
Santa Barbara and Devonshire boulevards- Red-light running

Monday, October 27, 2014

Update: Missing Estates Teen Found


UPDATE: The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has located Emily Austin.

Deputies have spoken to Emily. She is safe. No further law enforcement action is necessary.


Original news release:
Deputies Searching For Missing Estates Teen
Collier County Sheriff's Office
Posted Date:  10/27/2014 10:30 AM

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Golden Gate Estates teenager.

Deputies say 18-year-old Emily Austin was last seen by her parents around 11 p.m. Sunday at their residence on 27th Avenue Northeast, near Desoto Boulevard. Emily was not home when her parents woke up around 7:30 a.m. Monday, which is unusual, deputies said.

Deputies said Emily is described as white, 4 foot 3 inches tall and 89 pounds with long brown hair and hazel eyes. Emily is mentally handicapped. She does not have a cell phone.

Anyone with information about Emily’s whereabouts is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300.


Photo Update: Deputies Searching For Missing Estates Teen



UPDATE: Deputies have released an updated photo of missing Golden Gate Estates teenager Emily Austin.

Anyone with information about Emily’s whereabouts is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300.


Original news release:
Deputies Searching For Missing Estates Teen
Collier County Sheriff's Office
Posted Date:  10/27/2014 10:30 AM

Deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Golden Gate Estates teenager.
Deputies say 18-year-old Emily Austin was last seen by her parents around 11 p.m. Sunday at their residence on 27th Avenue Northeast, near Desoto Boulevard. Emily was not home when her parents woke up around 7:30 a.m. Monday, which is unusual, deputies said.
Deputies said Emily is described as white, 4 foot 3 inches tall and 89 pounds with long brown hair and hazel eyes. Emily is mentally handicapped. She does not have a cell phone.

Anyone with information about Emily’s whereabouts is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300.