An Immokalee man remains in custody at the Lee County Jail on charges of robbery, battery and drug possession after a domestic dispute on Sanibel Captiva Road. Roberto Ramirez was arrested May 22 by Sanibel Police.
A motorist called police after witnessing a physical altercation between a woman and Ramirez along the side of Sanibel Captiva Road. The woman told officers she and Ramirez had left a work site on Captiva when they began arguing over him wanting to drive, but he doesn’t have a driver’s license and thought to be intoxicated.
Ramirez told her to let him out of the vehicle, which she did. When she returned for him 15 minutes later, she said she exited the vehicle, Ramirez grabbed her, took the keys from her hand and a physical altercation ensued. Ramirez told officers he removed the keys from the ignition and attempted to walk away from the vehicle when the female attacked him.
Police determined Ramirez stole the woman’s keys then “slammed her against the rear of the vehicle,” according to the report. When police searched Ramirez, they found two plastic bags containing cocaine in his key-pocket. Ramirez was arrested and transported to the Lee County Jail, where he remains on a $42,500 bond.
Earlier on May 22, police responded to an overturned landscaping truck in the 1400 block of Sandcastle Road. Driver Jose Torres of Lehigh Acres told police the two pallets of mulch on his truck were top heavy, out of balance and not secured to the vehicle. The unsecured pallets shifted as the truck rounded a curve, causing the truck to tip on its right side.
Sanibel Fire & Rescue responded to the scene due to a fluid leak. No injuries were reported. Torres was issued a citation for not securing vehicle load.
Minor Vehicle Crash
Mark Roessler of Columbia, Ill., was traveling westbound on Periwinkle Way at 9:14 a.m. Saturday, May 28, when the back of his vehicle was struck by a vehicle operated by Lillie Clark of Fort Myers. No injuries were reported.