Crash in Estero leaves four teenagers seriously injured

A collision between a minivan and a Honda civic has left four teens were seriously hurt after a crash on Three Oaks Parkway and Estero Parkway on Saturday night.
It is understood that the four occupants of the Honda Civic were all taken to hospital with serious injuries. Most seriously injured was the driver of the Civic, 18-year-old Herrera Mateo.
Cruz Milan Milenis, 44, was the driver of the minivan also involved in the crash and she received minor injuries, according to police sources. It is believed that the crash was caused by the driver of the Honda Civic disregarding a red traffic signal.

Estero Student Arrested for Bringing Taser to School

An Estero High School student was charged Friday with offences relating to weapon possession on school property and smuggling contraband into a detention facility. On January 10th, 2020, at 7:57 a.m., detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Division responded to Estero High School in reference to a student in possession of a weapon on school grounds. Upon the detectives arrival, school administration advised that a vehicle belonging to student, Samuel Kenney, was on school property with a Taser and ammunition inside. During the investigation, detectives were able to confirm that Kenney’s vehicle did indeed contain a small, Ruger 650 volt stun gun and six (6) Tulammo brand .380 caliber rounds. Detectives subsequently arrested and charged Samuel Kenney with Possession of a Weapon on School Property. On arrival at the Lee County Jail, deputies discovered a small baggy of white powder residue concealed in Kenney’s clothing.  The white powder residue tested positive for cocaine.  Kenney was additionally charged with Smuggling Contraband into a Detention Facility. “We will continue to strictly enforce all laws regarding weapons on school property,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “I have made it crystal clear that if you bring a weapon to school – we will arrest you.”

Este-grow! Estero considers adding 10-acre property on Coconut Road to village

The village of Estero could grow by 10 acres if an ordinance is passed on Wednesday at the Village Council meeting. Under Florida law, property owners that have land adjacent to a city and located in an unincorporated part of a county can request their property be annexed into a city. Local governments then have to pass an ordinance to accept the property. As such, Estero will be considering the voluntary annexation of property on the north side of Coconut Road and to the southeast of the El Dorado Acres residential community on Wednesday this week. The land is located at 4528, 4406 and 4410 Coconut Road in unincorporated Lee County. At a public meeting scheduled for Wednesday, the Estero Village Council will review the first reading of an ordinance that would approve the annexation. A final vote on whether the village will accept the property is scheduled in January. It would be the first time Estero annexed property since the village was formed in late 2014. The extension could be beneficial to Estero, however, as the village could receive a rise in property tax dollars from adding the land to village boundaries. The meeting will be held at 9401 Corkscrew Palms Circle, Estero, Florida on December 4, 2019 9:30 a.m.  Agenda and meeting documents can be found here.