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Central Florida Wire | April 30, 2017

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AboutLuis Izquierdo

Luis Izquierdo

Luis Izquierdo

Hi everyone! I am the founder and publisher of Central Florida Wire, LLC. I am a long time tech who used to work as a remote support agent for a large company. I also have a passion for writing. While working for my previous employer, I was asked to write for their tech support blog and while doing so, I realized how much I missed writing. I also realized the lack of real local news in our area. That is how Central Florida Wire was born. At first it started out as just me posting what I could here and there. But thanks to the continued support and admiration from our readers, we grew into something wonderful and I decided to dedicate all of my time to Central Florida Wire. It has been the greatest decision I have made in a long while. I am a Leesburg resident and have lived in the Lake/Sumter/Marion area since 1999. Aside from writing articles, I also enjoy photography, camping, biking, hiking, and boating. I am also in the process of finishing my first science-fiction novel that I am hoping to publish soon. I am the father of 6 wonderful children and the stepfather of another wonderful teen. I love meeting new people and try to interact with our readers and followers as best as I can. Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter to find out what public events I will be at next so that we could meet face-to-face!

Posts By Luis Izquierdo

Man Airlifted After Jet Ski Accident at Ski Beach

April 23, 2017 |

A man was airlifted to a local trauma center after suffering severe injuries during a jet Ski accident at Ski Beach in Leesburg.Read More

Man Arrested After Pawning Almost $100k Worth of Stolen Jewelry

April 23, 2017 |

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Leesburg, Fla. – A Leesburg man was arrested Thursday evening after allegedly pawning almost $100,000 worth of stolen jewelry according to an arrest report.

Deputies first received the complaint from the victim on April 4 stating that … Read More

Man Pronounced Dead in Inverness Off-Road Accident

April 23, 2017 |

Inverness, Fla. – A Tampa man was pronounced dead after an off-road accident in the Citrus Wildlife Management Area Saturday afternoon at approximately 5:00 p.m. according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

According to the report, 43-year-old Nicholas James Roush was traveling … Read More

Villages Resident in Critical Condition After Collision with School Bus

April 21, 2017 |

Bushnell, Fla. – A Villages resident is in critical condition after colliding with a school bus in Bushnell Friday afternoon.

The collision caused deputies and firefighters to close down a section of US Highway 301 near County Road 532 while officials worked to quickly … Read More

Portion of US 301 Closed After Accident with School Bus and Motorcycle

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BUSHNELL – A portion of US 301 was closed Friday afternoon while deputies and firefighters worked to clear the scene of an accident involving a school bus and a motorcycle according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred near … Read More

Police Search For Man Who Robbed Stavros Employee at Gunpoint

April 20, 2017 |

LEESBURG – Leesburg Police are searching for a man who they say robbed two employees as they were leaving from their shift at Stavro’s Pizza House on 14th Street around 9:00 pm Wednesday night.

According to the report, the employee was … Read More

Deputies Arrest Man in Leesburg for Human Trafficking

April 12, 2017 |

LEESBURG – Lake County deputies arrested a man on Wednesday afternoon in connection with human trafficking after the Office of Refugee Resettlement contacted the Lake County Sheriff’s Office requesting a well-being check on a juvenile in Leesburg.

When deputies arrived at … Read More

Fatal Crash Claims Umatilla Motorcyclist

April 10, 2017 |

UMATILLA – Troopers responded to a scene where a 56-year-old unidentified motorcyclist was pronounced dead after his 2011 Harley Davidson left the roadway and struck a drainage ditch on State Road 19 near the intersection of Golden Gem Drive in Umatilla … Read More

Sumter Deputies Arrest Suspects in String of Burglaries

April 10, 2017 |

BUSHNELL – Sumter County deputies have arrested two suspects who they say are responsible for a string of burglaries that occurred between April 4th and April 5th according to a press release.

Deputies responded to a home near Hunt Avenue in … Read More

Troopers Searching for Hillsborough Hit-and-Run Suspect

April 10, 2017 |

TAMPA – Florida Highway Patrol troopers are searching for a suspect involved in a hit-and-run accident which left a woman hospitalized Sunday morning according to an FHP report.

Troopers responded to a multi-vehicle accident near the intersection of US Highway 41 … Read More