Collier County: Nuisance home in Naples Manor to be boarded up for a year

Published: June 29, 2021 10:54 PM EDT
Updated: June 29, 2021 11:33 PM EDT

A problematic house known for drugs and loud music has been shuttered much to the relief of nearby neighbors.

For more than a year and a half, Collier County Sheriff’s Office received 92 calls for service at the home a nuisance home in Naples Manor, where investigators found guns and drugs,

The home is along Trammell Street in the community, which is south of Rattlesnake Hammock Road.

Boards on the windows and doors of the home Tuesday will last there for the next 364 days. The reason: Violations were not corrected when code enforcement stepped in.

Neighbors are happy to see the home shuttered up, and they said whatever was happening inside was not good. That included noise all night and unsanitary conditions.

“Something sketchy was probably happening,” Guillermo Lopez Rojas.

Since 2019, deputies and code enforcement officers have arrested more than 24 people on different occasions at the home, confiscating drugs such as meth, cocaine and fentanyl.

Neighbors told us they knew people inside were up to no good in that house.

Detectives also found thousands of dollars in cash, firearms and ammunition, which concerned neighbors such as people like Rojas.

“It’s nice to see they actually took care of it because there’s a bunch of families here and a bunch of families that have young kids too,” Rojas said.

According to the report, investigators said people using the home were running generators for power since there was no water or electricity running.

Another neighbor we spoke to told us, on multiple occasions, she caught the people living there trying to use the power outlets at her home, one time unplugging their fridge, and it ruined all the food they had. She told us she is relieved it won’t happen again.