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98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Collier Blvd may be down to one lane again as road work resumes.  See the map above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  The winner of the Christmas home decorating contest was announced Friday 12/13/19.  It is:  1264 WHITEHEART  Ron and Pam Spering

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Marco's fire chief and Emily Savage help the Salvation Army with their charity drive at the Collier Blvd Publix

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police investigated a Traffic Collision at E ELKCAM CIR & BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL at 6:13 pm.  They were on the scene for over an hour.

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  A traffic accident Friday 12/13/19 night just after dark on I75 just west of rt 29 North of Everglades City took the life of at least one driver and shut down Alligator Alley for hours.  The route opened Saturday morning.

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Residents have already staked out their viewing sites for the Saturday Christmas parade on San Marco rd.  Home owners could be seen stringing caution tape and placing chairs by the side of the rd Thursday in anticipation of Saturday's parade.  The event put on by Island Style Christmas brings out thousands of Marcoites to view the 6:30pm event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas House Decorating Contest Finalists Selected
 26th Annual Christmas Decorating Contests
 
     The Top 10 House Contenders and "Worth Seeing" addresses are as follows. The public is invited to visit and enjoy the beauty and originality of the decorated homes throughout the holiday season. The Island is divided into nine areas for the House Contest with a judging team evaluating every home on every street on Marco. The judging teams rotate to a different zone each season. Winners are not eligible to win again for a five year period.
 
2019 TOP TEN FINALISTS
(in no particular order)
 
1208 FRUITLAND
151 CHANNEL COURT
1842 DOGWOOD
975 LEO COURT
1430 CAXAMBAS COURT
1626 LUDLOW
780 COPELAND
1264 WHITEHEART
1453 BERMUDA
91 BERMUDA
 
PREVIOUS WINNERS "LIT" IN 2019 (not eligible this year)
865 SWAN
161 BERMUDA
1710 WINTERBERRY
513 NASSAU
 
WORTH SEEING
1369 N. COLLIER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marco Island Planning Board approved amendments on December 6th  to the site development plan for the Marco Town Center. City Council approved the original site plan in June 2018 after a new application was submitted in September.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

    

  

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Santa makes his trip to Marco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM NEWS BREAK:  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers stopped a charter boat near Jolly Bridge Tuesday.  Officers say Sean Barron interfered with their inspection and allegedly yelled at passengers not to speak with officers and would not step away from the passenger interviews.  Officers say they tried to handcuff him and that he flopped to the ground to seem as if he was pushed.  He has been charged with resisting an officer and interfering with an investigation.  Barron claims officers coerced statements from the people and he never resisted the officers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS;  Safety officials were called to a gas leak at 1085 Bald Eagle Dr Wednesday 12/11/19 afternoon.

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  LCEC was called to Willow Ct & Lilac Ave Wednesday 12/11/19 for a report of arcing wires.

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Everglades City will pay Veolia Water of North America a half million dollars to settle a suit against it after Veolia claimed breach of contract in the operation of the city water and sewer operation.  Veolia claims it is owed $445,000 for expenses etc.

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Safety crews were on scene for a traffic accident Tuesday 12/10/19 at Landmark st.  One person was injured and transported to the hospital.  An airbag was deployed

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Firemen were called to Willow Ct and Lilac ave Tuesday 12/10/19for a report of Wires Arcing

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  The annual Christmas Box Angel ceremony was held Friday 12/6/19 at Marco Cemetery.  The event has been held since 2000 to honor those children lost over the past years.

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen answered a Residential Fire alarm at 
1109 BOND CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL Monday 12/9/19

 

 

 

 

 Marco Island Center for the Artsis pleased to announce the exhibit “Celebrating Clay” by the Art Center’s Clay Guild members. The show and sale runs from December 9, 2019 – January 7, 2020 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. The Second Tuesday Exhibition Reception is December 10, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

Works on view and for sale include work from 20 – 30 artists with functional wares, sculptural objects and conceptual artworks. The talented Clay Guild members present a fascinating overview of the variety of ways “ceramic artists further craft traditions, explore innovative approaches, and utilize this ancient medium for creating compelling new works.” 

 

 

 

  

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Participants prepare for the Kiwanis 5 K run Saturday 12/7/19 morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Above, the ultimate Christmas tree lighting selfie

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Two thousand people showed up for the annual Christmas tree lighting held Saturday at Veterans Park on the island.  The tree was decorated in beautiful white lights much to the delight of the crowd.  Watch the tree lighting countdown by clicking on this:  https://t.co/HRYkvtx2PL

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Volunteers gathered for recognition by the Marco Island safety forces this week 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS: Awards for their Christmas lights and decorations were handed out this week including homes on Heathwood and Whiteheart, Wintereberry, and one near the golf course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Experts are saying there’s an uptick in stranded turtles on beaches in Collier County with six dead sea turtles have been found within the past few days. There have been 103 stranded sea turtles in Collier County this year.  Red tide in Southwest Florida waters is making the turtles sick but most recent red tide reporst doesn't show high concentrations in Collier.  If a sea turtle is sick take it to the CROW Clinic in Sanibel. 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS: Marco City Council approved Monday a proposal to install art wraps on the city owned 10 utility boxes.  It will cost the city $6,000 including the installation of the wraps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Collier Deputies responded to a traffic accident Tuesday 12/3/19 at Collier Blvd and Capri Blvd that held up traffic for a short period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  “NorthStar Contracting Group, Inc. has scheduled single-lane closures on the SR 951 bridges over Big Marco Pass (bridge no. 030148) starting at 10 AM on December 17, 2019.  The lane closures will be on both the northbound and southbound sides of the bridge, but no more than one lane will be closed an any time.  The lane closures will end by 4 PM.  The purpose of these  lane closures is to facilitate environmental surveys on the bridge on behalf of FDOT District One.

 

The Marco Island Police Department encourages motorists to plan ahead, use caution in the work area, and use an alternative route (SR92) to avoid traffic congestion in the  area of the Collier Blvd / SR951 Bridges.

 

 

 

 

GET YOUR CAR SQUEAKY CLEAN AT THE DOLPHIN AUTO SPA COLLIER BLVD NORTH OF MARCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2020, reopening to harvest Feb. 1. Anglers may continue to catch and release snook during the closed season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZAZA GREAT SPANISH FOOD BALE EAGLE NORTH ON MARCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Collier deputies and emergency responders conducted a water rescue near Everglades City at 815 Oyster Bar Lane.

 

 

 

 

 

South Marco Beach
Date Reported
2019-12-03 16:23:08
Flag
Green
Water Color
Clear
Drift Algae
None
Drift Algae Location
Not Available
Air Temperature
64.35°F
Water Surface Temp
Not Available
Weather Summary
Clear
Respiratory Irritation
Slight
Dead Fish
None
Jellyfish
None
Beach Debris
None
Wind Direction
North
Wind Speed
7.35 MPH
Rip Currents
Not Available
Surf
Choppy
Surf Type
Wind Chop
Surf Height
0-1FT
Crowds
Few

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Collier deputies investigated a multi vehicle accident  around 3:30 pm Monday 12/2/19 at the intersection of Collier Blvd and Mainsail.  The accident stopped Northbound traffic for over an hour and forced drivers to us San Marco rd to exit the island.

 

 

 

 98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco safety forces conducted a water rescue at 10 North Collier blvd on Thursday 11/28/19 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Sunday 12/1/19 around 7am Marco police were called to a hazardous condition at North Barfield and Redwood Ct.  They were on scene for 16 minutes.

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:   Marco Island Chamber of Commerce celebrated Christmas and presented awards for Citizen of the Year Erik Condee, Volunteer of the Year Dennis Pidherny, and Business Recognition Alex Parker of A.P. Builders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collier County Red Tide Update

Sample Date

Location

*Results

Sampling Agency

11/25/2019

Barefoot Beach

LOW

Pollution Control

11/25/2019

Vanderbilt Beach

MEDIUM

Pollution Control

11/25/2019

Vedado

HIGH

Pollution Control

11/25/2019

Naples Pier

LOW

Pollution Control

11/25/2019

South Marco Beach

MEDIUM

Pollution Control

 

 https://www.colliercountyfl.gov/your-government/divisions-f-r/pollution-control/red-tide/current-red-tide-status/collier-county-red-tide-status

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  The jolly old elf himself and friends arrived Friday 11/29/19 on Marco island much to the delight of the many kids and parents along the parade route.  He traveled down San Marco rd and had an opportunity to great all the kids 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  FEMA and the State of Florida Department of Emergency Management has awarded the City of Marco Island $2,475,000.00 through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) for the acquisition of sixty (60) mobile generators to provide emergency electrical power to sewer lift stations and RO wells during extended power outages such as those which occur during a hurricane. This mitigation project will aid in providing continuous operation of the City’s sanitary sewer system and potable water production during disaster incidents. Hazard Mitigation projects are designed to improve the community’s resilience to disasters.

 

 

 

 

 

 Keep In Touch now open Sundays from 10am-3pm Including our

instore US Post Office. Come in buy stamps and mail your

packages.

 

 

 

 

 

  

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Marco police are asking anyone who might recognize this bike to call them at 239-389-5050.  The bike is likely lost or stolen and was used in a property crime Saturday 11/30/19 

 

 

 

 

 Top Ten for December: 1. Marco Island makes the list of The 10 Safest Cities in Florida For 2020: https://www.homesnacks.net/cities/safest-places-in-florida/

 2. At the December 2 meeting, City Council will consider creating the Marco Island Community Parks Foundation Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit corporation to accept donations for improvements to Veterans’ Community Park. Details to follow.

3.  Friends of Tigertail are sponsoring a beach clean-up on December 7 at 8 a.m. at the Tigertail Beach boardwalk.

 4. Pizza with the Police – ask questions, voice concerns , get to know the officers in your neighborhood! Wednesday, December 11 from Noon – 2 p.m. at Joey D’s, 701 Bald Eagle.

 5.  Sign up for iguana removal by submitting the on-line form: https://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/growthmanagement/webform/iguana-removal-web-form

 6. Holiday Happenings – Christmas Island Style • Pets on Parade, Esplanade, Dec 3 at 5:30 p.m. • Annual Tree Lighting – Veterans Park, Dec 7 at 6 p.m. • Cookies & Milk with Santa, Mackle Park, Dec 14 at 10 a.m. • Street Parade, San Marco Road, Dec 14 at 6:30 p.m. • Boat Parade, Dec 21 at 6 p.m.

7.  Movie in the Park at Mackle Park Friday, December 20 at 5:35 p.m. The movie is The Grinch.

 8. The 25th season of The Wall that Heals exhibit begins its national tour February 20-23, 2020 in Marco Island. More than 200 volunteers will be needed to set up and take down the replica wall, staff the exhibit and guide visitors. Volunteers may contact Ray Rosenberg at 239-877-4206

. 9. Keep forgetting to order that larger recycling bin for those holiday boxes and wrapping paper?  call: (239) 252-2384.

10.  City Hall offices will be closed on December 25 for Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Below is the results of Tuesday's election at Everglades City

Proposed Amendment - Home Rules Power Act (Vote for One) Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 91.38% 39 14 No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 8.62% 2 3

 

Proposed Amendment - City Council Compensation (Vote for One) Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 73.21% 29 12 No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 26.79% 12 3

 

Proposed Amendment - Regarding Procurement (Vote for One) Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 70.69% 33 8 No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 29.31% 9 8

 

Proposed Amendment - Regarding Voting (Vote for One) Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 96.55% 40 16 No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3.45% 1 1

 

Proposed Amendment - City Council Attendance (Vote for One) Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 100.00% 41 17 No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 0.00% 0 0

 

Proposed Amendment - Public Records (Vote for One) Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 98.28% 41 16 No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.72% 0 1

 

 

Proposed Amendment - Charter Amendments (Vote for One) Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 91.38% 38 15 No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 8.62%

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Deputies investigated at traffic accident at Collier Blvd and Tamiami Trl Tuesday afternoon.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Marco emergency officials investigated a traffic accident at Yellowbird and Baldeagle Dr Monday at 6:28 pm .  The accident involved two vehicles with one of the drivers transported to the hospital.

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS: A  Traffic Collision occurred Monday 11/25/19 at COLLIER BLVD & CAPRI BLVD, NAPLES, FL

 

 

 

 

   

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Workers assemble the frame for this year's Marco Veteran's park Christmas tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Tuesday 11/26/19 is election day at Everglades City.  Polls open at 7am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Former Marco Island firefighter Nicholas Macchiarolo who plead no contest to sending sexual photos to a minor has been arrested for shoplifting at a Target in Naples, according to deputies Macchiarolo was seen shoplifting at the store on three previous occasions in October and November.  He was arrested, Macchiarolo at the self-checkout swiping some but not all items across the scanner.  He was arrested for thieft under $100. Macchiarolo was arrested in May 2018 a girl who started communicating with him on Snapchat in November 2017.  He was arrested in 2018 on three charges including using a two-way communication device to commit a felony, electronically transmitting images harmful to a minor, and using a   computer service to seduce a child for pornography.  Macchiarolo was fired from the department last year . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police were called Saturday 11/23/19 to a Traffic Collision at 1273 FRUITLAND AVE, MARCO ISLAND, FL.  Earlier, they were called to a Traffic Collision at BALD EAGLE DR & N COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Judging at a recent Marco art event

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:   December 14th Marco Island Cemetery will lay a wreth at every of the 160 plus graves of American veterans buried there.Marco’s DAR chapter is the sponsor of Wreaths Across America and invites everyone to volunteer. The ceremony will include:

·      Reverend McCulley from New Life Community Church with the invocation;

·      Tica Barrett and Emily Savage will sing our National Anthem and “God Bless America;”

·      The American Legion and Lely JROTC will provide a Color Guard and an Honor Guard.

·      The Civil Air Patrol will  flyover

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Marcoites attend " Color with a cop " from the weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco Island Beach and Coastal Resources Advisory Committee may have a new sea turtle lighting ordinance before the next nesting season. if Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission up dates it’s current rules before the next season starts on May 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco Island firemen were call Saturday 11/23/19 to a Residential Fire at 20 GREENBRIER ST, STE 3106, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 South Marco Beach

 
Date Reported
2019-12-04 16:24:17
Flag
Green
Water Color
Moderate
Drift Algae
None
Drift Algae Location
Not Available
Air Temperature
70.44°F
Water Surface Temp
Not Available
Weather Summary
Partly Cloudy
Respiratory Irritation
Slight
Dead Fish
Some
Jellyfish
None
Beach Debris
None
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
8.15 MPH
Rip Currents
Not Available
Surf
Choppy
Surf Type
Shore Break
Surf Height
1-2FT
Crowds
Few
 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Power was out for a short time Saturday 11/23/19 after LECE got a report of Wires Arcing at 778 CARIBBEAN CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  There will be no solid waste/recycling/yard waste collection on Thursday, November 28, in the areas of Collier County serviced by Waste Management, including Marco Island and Everglades City, or in the Immokalee area serviced by Waste Connections.  There is no make-up day. If Thursday, November 28, is your collection day, your solid waste collection service will resume on your next regularly scheduled collection day.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Marco police display a group of bikes abandoned on the island.  These will be sent to the Bahamas to provide transportation.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Marco residents take part in Coffee with a Cop on Tuesday 11/19/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to a Vehicle Fire around 11 am Wednesday 11/20/19 at 900 Huron Court on the island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  DC Jeff Kutzke, FTP Sergio DeLeon, FF/PM Nicholas Varro and FF/PM Daniel Ring are given Phoenix awards for bringing a patient back to life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  TV channels 2 and 7 were on Marco Wednesday morning for a live report on the help drive the Marco Patriots are providing for those hit by hurricane Irma in the Bahamas.  Watch for reports during the daily local news

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the 15th year, Marco Island will hold our annual Holiday Decorating
contest where businesses are encouraged to "Light Up Marco" for
the holidays! This will also be the 23rd year for the House Decorating Contest.  Dave Rice, founder and Chairman of the Annual House and Business decorating contests stated "In addition to businesses decorating to celebrate of Joy of Christmas, we have found that there is potential for positive business growth by participating.  Thousands of citizens and guests travel during the Holiday Season to view the Houses and Businesses that are decorated.  Visiting the winning business may bring added public attention to your location."   

     

   

  N  No fee or entry form is required

·         Exterior Decorations judged only

·         Decorations  preferred to be seen by drive by, (but not required)

·         Judges travel by vehicle (unless notified that vehicle observation is not possible) to all business locations to evaluate and select the top 10 contenders.

·         Judges return, evaluate the top 10 and select the "Best of the Best" as the winner.

2019 Key Dates and Times:

 Judging takes place

December 9th thru December 11th

from 6-10:30 PM

Be sure your lights are on!

 Winner selected and notified on December 14th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Engine crew 50 were on hand for a blood pressure and CPR demonstration Wednesday at the Marco YMCA

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco safety forces conducted a Water Rescue Tuesday 11/19/19 at 174 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Marco safety forces were called around noon Monday 11/18/19 to 6th ave and Barfield for a vehicle vs Motorcycle accident.  The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital under a trauma alert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Firemen were called to a Vehicle Fire Saturday 11/16/19 at TAMIAMI TRL E & AUTO RANCH RD, NAPLES, FL.  Earlier there was a Fire Alarm at 740 MILAN CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Marcoites gather Saturday 11/16/19 to package for meals of hope for another year.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS: Collier County Commissioners has approved an agreement with Tarpon Springs-based Florida Dredge and Dock LLC to dredge Turkey Bay, Wiggins Pass and Caxambas Pass. Sand from Caxambas Pass will be hauled to Marco Island's South Beach for renurishment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

 98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Above, Marco safety forces Veteran's profile pictures

 
 

 

 South Marco Beach

 
Date Reported
2019-11-15 14:57:33
Flag
Green
Water Color
Moderate
Drift Algae
None
Drift Algae Location
Not Available
Air Temperature
72.69°F
Water Surface Temp
Not Available
Weather Summary
Overcast
Respiratory Irritation
None
Dead Fish
None
Jellyfish
None
Beach Debris
None
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
4.34 MPH
Rip Currents
Not Available
Surf
Calm
Surf Type
Ground Swell
Surf Height
0-1FT
Crowds
Few

 

 

 

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  NEW TRAFFIC DELAYS EXPECTED

 

 

 

 98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police investigated a Traffic Collision Friday 11/15/19 at SAN MARCO RD & HEATHWOOD DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

KEEP IN TOUCH  in: Shops of Marco Address: 135 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 393-6300

 

CJ's ON THE BAY in: Esplanade Shoppes at Marco Island 740 N Collier Blvd #105, Marco Island,

Open ⋅ Closes 10PM Phone: (239) 389-4511

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Thursday 11/14/19 Marco safety forces performed a Water Rescue at 890 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL at around 7:30 pm.  Earlier, Collier County deputies investigated a traffic accident at COLLIER BLVD & TAMIAMI TRL E, NAPLES, FL and Marco firermen investigated a Fire Alarm at 220 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

  

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Marco crews taught boater safety before the Marco Island Boating Club this week

 

 

 

BEACHWORKS Located in the Marco Town Center Mall in Beautiful Marco Island, Florida

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Authorities got a report of a power outage and Wires Arcing at LANDMARK ST & MAPLE CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL Wednesday 11/13/19.  This put power out in that area for a short time.

 

 

 

 

 

  

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Sgt Montgomery of the Marco Police dpt attended an East coast event this week  promoting jobs with the Marco Police dpt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Reports indicate lights on the Jolly bridge may be out for several months after construction began in that area this week.  The lights had been out of use for over a year after hurricane Irma destroyed a good portion of them several years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Naples firemen responded to a Illegal Fire reported Monday 11/11/19 at 360 CAPRI BLVD, STE 202, NAPLES, FL

 

 

98.1 fm BREAKING NEWS:  At the last Marco City council meeting council agreed to a plan with Marco Island Academy to “ prevent, minimize and react to natural and man-made disasters including active shooters” .  The city is to train students and faculty in CPR, basic first aid etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Monday 11/11/19 Marco veterans held an observance of Veteran's day at Vets Park.

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Deputies investigated a Expanded Traffic Collision involving several vehicles Sunday 11/10/19 at COLLIER BLVD & PORT AU PRINCE DR, NAPLES, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Firemen were called to a  Fire Alarm at 838 W ELKCAM CIR, MARCO ISLAND, FL Sunday 11/10/19 and earlier to an Outside Fire at COLLIER BLVD & CAPRI BLVD, NAPLES, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Officers investigated a Traffic Collision at 
400 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL Sunday 11/10/19 .  Earlier firemen at Everglades City were called to a Illegal Fire 11/9/19 at
675 COPELAND AVE S, STE 13M, EVERGLADES CITY, FL.  

 

 

 

  

  

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Another successful Jerry Adams Chili Cook off was held on Marco Saturday with a big turnout from the community. 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police removed a person stuck in a Confined Space at 257 N COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL Saturday 11/9/19 earlier Firemen answered a call to a Hazardous Condition Saturday 11/9/19 at 300 BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

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98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Residents place flags around the community Saturday in observance of Veteran's day Monday

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to an Fire Alarm Friday at 1689 MCILVAINE CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL. on Friday 11/8/19

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Students and others honor veterans at Tommie Barfield school Friday

 

 

 

 

 98.1 FM ON SCENE:  The annual Jerry Adams chili cookoff is Saturday 11/9/19 at the Esplanade

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS: For the Love of Cats announced today that the Winn Dixie store on Marco Island has donated $201 to their cause through the store’sCommunity Bag Program. Throughout the month of October, purchases of the Reusable Community Bag for $2.50 each generated a $1 donation to For the Love of Cats.

 This is the second time within one year that For the Love of Cats has been selected as a beneficiary for the Community Bag Program. In April 2019, For the Love of Cats was first selected to benefit from the Community Bag Program with the resulting donation total of $539. Their April donation total was the highest monthly total for the Winn Dixie Community Bag Program in the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Marco first reponders attend active shooter training in Collier County this week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to a Fire Alarm at 1680 HEIGHTS CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL Thursday 11/7/19 at 6:26 pm and were on scene 23 minutes.  Earlier they were called to a Fire Alarm at 560 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL and were on scene 15 minutes

 

 

 

 

 
 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco Island Police have arrested 29-year-old Tiffany Edwards for child neglect Tuesday in connection with the incident Monday night in which two children were left alone on the beach around 10 pm.  According to the arrest report, Edwards traveled from Oklahoma to visit her boyfriend on Marco Island bringing her two nieces along. Monday night she got into an argument with her boyfriend and packed up her bags to leave. Edwards and the nieces went to dinner, where Edwards had four glasses of white wine and a cocktail. They went to the beach, where Edwards told the girls they would stay the night.  After which she walked off into the water and was not found until hours later when she called police to report she was in a Marco condo.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to an Vegetation Fire at 584 NASSAU RD, MARCO ISLAND, FL Wednesday 11/6/19.  Earlier they were called to a  Fire Alarm at 810 BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL and an alarm at 700 S COLLIER BLVD, BLDG S, MARCO ISLAND, FL 

 

 

 

 

Dolphin Auto Spa is Now Open

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco Island City Council re-elected Erik Brechnitz as chairman during Monday's council meeting and Jared Grifoni as vice-chair in a 5-2 vote. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOPE WARRIORS

Our packaging event at Marco Island Charter Middle School is only a week away!

Volunteers will package 250,000 meals to feed the needy in our community.

These meals stay right here in Collier County and many within the Marco Island and surrounding community.

 

You have supported Meals of Hope all year and we still need your help.

 

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PACKAGE MEALS ON NOV. 16.

SPREAD THE WORD.

 

You can register at www.mohmi.org or, if you have a group of 10-12, use the attached list, give your team a name and email to me.

 

Thank you for all you have done and what you will do on Nov. 16.

 

 

 

 

WALKERS MARINE 785 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 642-6764

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Collier County deputies were called to an  Expanded Traffic Collision COLLIER BLVD & MAINSAIL DR, NAPLES, FL Wednesday 11/6/19.  Three vehicles were involved including one which rolled over during the collision.

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND FLORIST AND GIFTS: 178 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-3099

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to an Alarm at 700 S COLLIER BLVD, BLDG S, MARCO ISLAND, FL Tuesday ( 11/5/19  ) and were on scene 27 minutes.  They were also called to a Fire Alarm at 600 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL and were on scene 15 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

  

98.1 FM ON SCENE:  Marco police welcomed a new sergeant when they promoted Ryan Montgomery to the job this week.  Friend, colleagues and family were at the ceremony.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco plus County and Coast Guard officials were called to find a person presumably missing in the waters off South Sea Towers on the Marco shoreline  at 140 Seaview Ct  beginning at 10:08 pm Monday ( 11/5/19 ) night.  Officers searched the area with boats and a helicopter for over five hours.  At 1:38 am Marco police received a call from the missing person who reported she was alright and at home.  The police released the following at 9:30 am Tuesday:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to an Fire Alarm 668 THRUSH CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL on Monday 11/4/19

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS: Monday maroc firemen executed a Water Rescue at KICE IS, MARCO ISLAND, FL Marco firemen answered a Fire Alarm at 668 THRUSH CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL MONDAY.  Earlier they got a report of a Hazardous Condition at 250 COPPERFIELD CT, MARCO ISLAND  SUNDAY they executed a Water Rescue at 909 COLLIER CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL Sunday.  It took a little over an hour to complete.

 

 

 

 

  Marco Island’s Top for November: 1.  the Marco Island Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a beach clean-up on November 9 at 8 a.m. at the South Beach boardwalk. 2 Don’t miss the annual Jerry Adams Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, November 9 from Noon – 4 p.m. at the Esplanade. 3. The annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans’ Community Park  Monday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. 4. Farmers Market is back! Beginning November 13 and every Wednesday through April. Visit the vendors at Veterans Community Park selling fresh fruits, garden vegetables, herbs, fresh flowers, seafood, baked goods, honey, sauces, kettle popcorn, chocolates, soaps, exotic jewelry and works from local artists. Open 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 5. Now Showing - Movie in the Park at Mackle Park on Friday, November 15 at 5:30 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets. Popcorn and other goodies available for purchase. The movie is Smallfoot – a yeti named Migo is convinced that a human known only as “Small Foot” is real and must prove to his tribe that it does exist with the help of Meechee and the S.E.S. – Smallfoot Evidentiary Society. 6. Citizens now have the option of paying their Water and Sewer Bills on-line. Click the link for access to the self-service portal: https://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/finance/page/online-payments 7. Looking for something new to do? The Parks & Recreation Department’s Fall Program Guide is available here: https://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/sites/default/files/fileattachmen ts/parks_and_recreation/page/60457/fall_2019_brochure_for_websi te_.pdf 8. Santa Claus is coming to town! Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrive on the Island on Friday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shops of Marco. 9.City Hall offices will be closed on November 11 for Veterans Day and November 28-29 for Thanksgiving. 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco thanks Ray for his service to the county and Marco Island on his retirement this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

ON SCENE:Marco Police and Fire Dpts show their support for the " Wear it " campaign supporting life vests and safe boating.

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco Episcopal church holds food pantry on Friday  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

ON SCENE:  Trick or Treat at Marco Thursday night.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called Wednesday 10/30/19 to a Fire Alarm at
900 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL.  Earlier they were called to a fire alarm at the same address.  They also answered an Fire Alarm at 890 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL and a Fire Alarm at 175 S BARFIELD DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

ON SCENE:  Everglades City celebrates trick or treat last Saturday 10/26/19

 

 

 

 

 

   

ON SCENE:  Marco's new city manager talks with the Marco Kiwanis during their meeting this week

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  The Marco police records clerk resigned Friday after failing she and the city did not reach a settlement in a case in which she claimed her discrimination.  Heather Comparini has accused the police department of claiming that she created a news  leak about former City Manager Lee Niblock.  She has threatened a lawsuit if an agreement was not reached.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco authorities were called to a Fire Alarm Tuesday 10/29/19 at 
600 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL.  Earlier they were called to a Vegetation Fire at 
662 SOLANA CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL and to a Fire Alarm at 
272 SEMINOLE CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

ON SCENE:  Marco fire and police at the corner of Balkd Eagle and Collier Tuesday 10/29/19 for a report of an air handler fire.  Greater Naples Fire dpt was also on scene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Collier deputies investigated a Traffic Collision Tuesday morning 10/29/19, 
COLLIER BLVD & MANATEE RD, NAPLES, FL  prior to that Marco officials were called for a Hazardous Condition at
262 BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL.  Monday safety forces were called for a Fire Alarm to 
930 CAPE MARCO DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL and also on Monday they were called to Water Rescue
11880 LITTLE MARCO IS, NAPLES, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen received an alarm at 1:47 am Monday 10/28/19 at 600 South Collier Blvd.  they were on scene 54 minutes.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco police talk about safe trick or treating with middle school students

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Sunday 10/27/19 EN51 responded to a medical call at the Snook Inn.  The call was actually to a boat anchored off the shore.  Crews borrowed a vessel docked at the Snook and rode out to the 55 foot Sea Ray off shore.  The victim was possibly experiencing a stroke.  The victim was taken ashore to the hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Columbia Care Florida has filed for a permit to build the island's first Medical marijuana dispensary at 695 Bale Eagle on Marco.

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police got a call Saturday 10/26/19 at 6:31 pm of a 3 yr old not breathing.  Officer Hans Schmid arrived at 5229 Tallwood and found a young girl not breathing and her father administering  CPR. The officer took over the CPR until ems and mifr arrived.   The child began to respond and was taken to the hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

98.1 FM BREAKING NEWS:  Isles of Capri held it's first Halloween parade Saturday (10/26/19.  The bike/walk event was well attended by many adults and children in the community.  Marco's spooktacular was also held with a great turnout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco emergency officials were called to a head on collision Wednesday 10/23/19 between a UPS truck and a car.  The crash occurred at Collier Blvd near the Winn-Dixie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce has assumed the annual sponsorship of both Marco Island's Volunteer of the Year and Citizen of the Year Awards.
 
Recognizing that Marco Island is a community of giving, in 1991 the Naples Daily News and Marco Eagle began to honor those individuals whose actions made a significant difference in the Marco Island community, and mirrors the commitment to success in our professional ranks. With input from the community and past recipients, over 54 Marcoites have been presented with either the Volunteer or Citizen of the Year awards. Only three recipients have been presented with both awards; Dave Rice, Debra Shanahan and Dianna Dohm.
 
The Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce will continue the tradition of presenting these prestigious awards by inviting the community for nominations and gathering of the past recipients for nominees, to ensure we recognize Marco's "Best of the Best".
 
As in the past, both awards will be presented at the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Celebration: Winter Wonderland taking place Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Hilton Island Beach Resort & Spa.
 
Nominate someone worthy TODAY - it's EASY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

ON SCENE:  Marco firemen visited St Marks for a trunk or treat for the kids.  Engine 51 was brought to the school for display

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: LCEC crews and Marco emergency crews went to the intersection of Mulberry Ct and North Barfield Drive at 7:05 am Wednesday 10/23/19 for a report of electric wires arcing.They were on scene 12 minutes.  Collier sheriffs deputies were called to state route 29 North of Carnestown at 6:11 pm Tuesday 10/22/19 for a traffic collision.  They were on scene for almost two hours.  at 3:37 pm Tuesday a power outage and wires arcing were reported at 1221 Ember Ct on Marco Island.  Crews were on hand for 46 minutes.  Marco firemen got an alarm at 1 pm Tuesday at 3000 Royal Marco Way and were on scene 21 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  On Monday the Marco Island Police Department Community Service Officer assigned to Beach Patrol observed a landscaping contractor (Greenscapes) cutting foliage in the dune area of 350 S. Collier Blvd (Madeira).  The CSO immediately stopped the activities to determine if the contractor had a valid permit and if the activities were permitted – cutting Seagrapes and other vegetation.  Upon investigation it was determined Greenscapes does not have a valid City of Marco Island Landscaper permit, nor were the activities engaged in permitted.  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection was immediately notified and the City’s Environmentalist and Community Affairs Department.  Greenscapes and the Madeira Condominium Association were issued a notice of violation for: Dune Protection, Vehicle on the Beach, and Landscape Certification (Greenscapes Only). Additional investigation is underway to determine if any native or exotic foliage was destroyed or any endangered species impacted. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco Fire dpt and Collier County EMS were on trauma alert Tuesday 10/22/19.  More details to be released later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  MIFD were called to the scene of a fall around 11:30 am on Monday 10/21/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The National Weather service broke into radio and tv broadcasts early Sunday to warn Collier County residents of severe weather heading into the area.  By 2:30 am Sunday the warning was lifted.  Marco received heavy rain from the event.

 

 

   

 

MARCO ISLAND FLORIST AND GIFTS: 178 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-3099

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  Saturday 10/19/19 evening to make the traffic situation worse, South bound traffic on North Collier Blvd was closed to one lane after a water main burst at North Barfield and Collier.  The traffic is restricted to one lane until further notice say officials.  The lane opened Sunday night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Florida Congressman Rooney will not seek a third term in office was confirmed over the weekend. He  was elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2018.  His campaign raised just $605 in the third and final quarter for his reelection.

 

 

 

 

 

  

KATHEIN JEWLERS : 133 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 259-8937

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:   

Red Tide Wreaks Havoc Along Marco Island, Naples, Ft. Myers

A new algal bloom has killed fish, birds, sea turtles, and more.

Audubon staff and volunteers have documented a red tide algal bloom in the immediate proximity of Marco Island, Naples, and Ft. Myers. As of 10/18/19, they have photographed nine dead sea turtles, as well as numerous bird carcasses, fish kills, and other injured wildlife. Six dead sea turtles were found in one 24 hour period alone. Collier County staff have documented 20 dead sea turtles on the beaches since October 4.

 

Though the algae that causes red tide is naturally occurring, higher than normal Gulf of Mexico temperatures as well as an influx of nutrients from urban stormwater, agriculture, and septic tanks have caused their intensity and duration to increase, as demonstrated by the year-long outbreak of red tide in 2018.

 

Collier County Red Tide Update

Sample Date

Location

*Results

Sampling Agency

10/17/2019

Barefoot Beach

LOW

Pollution Control

10/17/2019

Vanderbilt Beach

LOW

Pollution Control

10/17/2019

Horizon Way

HIGH

Pollution Control

10/17/2019

Naples Pier

VERY LOW

Pollution Control

10/17/2019

South Marco Beach

MEDIUM

Pollution Control

 

   

 

 

 

 

  

BEACHWORKS Located in the Marco Town Center Mall in Beautiful Marco Island, Florida

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco fire and emergency units on scene Saturday 10/19/19 morning at 8:24 am for downed power wires at 741 South Collier Blvd.  Power reported out in the area

 

 

 

 

  

  

ON SCENE:  EMPLOYEES OF THE MARCO HILTON RECEIVED TRAINING IN ACTIVE SHOOTER, CERTIFIED IN CROWD AND CPR/AED FIRST AID AT A SPECIAL GET TOGETHER FRIDAY 10/18/19

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to 740 North Collier Blvd at 10:32 am Saturday 10/19/19 for a fire alarm at a commercial location and were on scene 28 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to 600 South Collier Blvd at 1:52 pm.  They were on the scene 10 minutes.  Earlier at 10:36 am they got an alarm from 1027 Anglers Cove and were on scene 21 minutes.  At 6:50 am they got an alarm from 890 South Collier Blvd and were on scene for 24 minutes.  Wednesday at 8:31 Marco police were called to a traffic collision  at Heathwood and San Marco Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  Another Loggerhead turtle's body washed up on the Marco island shores this morning 10/17/19 around 8 am.  Reports indicate several other turtles were found on the beach earlier this week.  Officials say the cause is a bloom which is just off shore of Marco Island.

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF BOOK CLOSING FOR VOTER REGISTRATION

 

In order to vote in the Tuesday, November 26, 2019 City of Everglades City Election, you must be registered to vote by 12:00 a.m. (Midnight), Monday, October 28, 2019.

 

The Supervisor of Elections Office, located at 3750 Enterprise Avenue, Naples, Florida, is open during regular business hours, which are from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Persons wishing to register to vote may do so during any of these office hours and should be at least 18 years of age, and a citizen of the United States.  Registered voters may make corrections to names and addresses at any time during our normal business hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco's new police chief Frazzano met with the American Legion this week.

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  An ATM was taken from Captain Jack's Airboat Tours in Everglades City on October 10th, loaded  on a Jon boat and carried away. The Sheriff's Office is looking for at least two thieves who headed south with the ATM.  The thieves used two forklifts stolen from nearby businesses to lift the ATM  around 4:05 a.m. to 4:40 a.m. The ATM has not been found.  If you have any information on this theft, you are asked to contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Collier County will forgive $326,000 Everglades City owes from  Hurricane Irma and for fixing it’s sewage plant.   The cost owed is in connection with replacing of lines while the  Chokoloskee Bridge was being rebuilt but the city didn’t have money to pay for the work.  Meanwhile, the city still awaits funds from the Federal government for repairs and cleaning up of the community after Irma struck several years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

BULLETIN: THERE WILL BE A REUSE SHUT DOWN INCLUDING THE MARCO ISLAND YACHT CLUB - TOMMIE BARFIELD SCHOOL AND MARCO ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB AS INDICATE ABOVE

 

 

   

BULLETIN:  FROM 3:30 PM WEDNESDAY 10/16/19 THROUGH TUESDAY 10/22/19 REUSE SERVICE WILL BE INTERRUPTED FOR MARCO SHORES/HAMMOCK BAY AREA. ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB AND TOMMY BARFIELD SCHOOL.

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called at 5:37 am Wednesday 10/16/19 to 113 Greenview St on Marco.  Firemen were ion scene 8 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were on scene at a traffic accident at 2:01 pm Tuesday 10/15/19 at Collier Blvd and Verona Walk North of Marco.  They were on scene 20 minutes.  Earlier at 9:48 am firemen were called to an alarm at 760 North Collier Blvd on Marco.  They were on scene 20 minutes.  

 

 

 

 

Collier County Red Tide Update

Sample Date

Location

*Results

Sampling Agency

10/14/2019

Barefoot Beach

LOW

Dept of Health

10/14/2019

Vanderbilt Beach

MEDIUM

Dept of Health

10/14/2019

Horizon Way

HIGH

Dept of Health

10/14/2019

Naples Pier

NOT PRESENT

Dept of Health

10/14/2019

South Marco Beach

BACKGROUND

Dept of Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Stone crab season starts today Tuesday and some businesses are concerned because of red tide. Red tide has been increasing last few weeks. High, moderate and low concentrations were found on the Lee and Collier County coasts including dead fish as far South as Marco island..  Collier County Pollution Control took another red tide sampling Monday.

 

 

 

  

Crabby Lady

123 Bayshore Way, Goodland, FL 34140

 

(239) 500-CRAB

 

 

   

WALKERS MARINE 785 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 642-6764

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen received a fire alarm on Saturday 10/12/19 at 8:35 pm to 174 South Collier Blvd.  they were on scene 35 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

KATHEIN JEWLERS : 133 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 259-8937

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  A  ordinance that would ban recreational marijuana use on Marco Island didn’t get enough votes to pass city council last week.  Presented by  Erik Brechnitz the legislation would have allowed marijuana use for medical reasons to continue but would give the island the power to prohibit recreational use even if the state of Florida passed legislation to allow itin the future.  Other members of council pointed out problems with the legislation as their reasons for voting no

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Marco firemen were called to 76 Gulfport St Thursday 10/10/19 at 3:28 pm.  They were on scene 7 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  It was meet the city officials day Wednesday 10/9/19 at the Marco Country Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police investigated a traffic accident at North Collier and Kendall Dr at 7:08 am Thursday 10/10/19.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  At 9:48 AM, 10/8/19  MIPD received a report of a suspicious male (walking down the road with a machete in a case) in the vicinity of the Marco Island Academy (High School) at 2200 San Marco Rd. The MIPD School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to Academy heard the call, secured the campus and located the male on San Marco Rd near the school. A 30 year old male from Georgia was walking from Tampa to the Everglades and was not found to be violating any law. The code yellow was rescinded within 10 minutes. This incident highlights the value of citizen communication in reporting suspicious activities, as well as the quick response of SRO’s assigned to the community’s schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS: Dead fish were found on the beach access near Maderia Condominium Wednesday morning on Marco dead fish were also spotted floating at Caxambas Park.  Samples last week at Barefoot Beach and Vanderbilt Beach showed medium red tide concentrations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 ALLIED PAVER SYSTEMS, LLC

www.alliedpavers.com 217 Collier Blvd., #102 Marco Island, FL 34145

239-394-6152

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Collier County displays it's BES response system at Everglades City Tuesday night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco Island,Florida–For the Love of Cats announced today it has been named a“2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.

For the Love of Cats is a 501(c)3 non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving the lives of cats and kittens in need in the community since 2002.

 “We are honored to be named a 2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit,” says Jan Rich,Founder, For the Love of Cats. We are proud of our accomplishments this year, saving hundreds of lives of cats in need. 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The National Weather service issued a Tornado watch for the area North of Everglades City until 6:30 am Tuesday 10/8/19 morning and broke into the morning broadcasts of 98.1 fm at Marco and 88.1 fm at Everglades City with the warning. The possibility of funnel clouds forming near Monroe Station was reported.  No reports of funnels touching down were received.  

 

 

 

 

  

ZAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1095 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 970-5205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: The Audubon Society of the Western Everglades reports a Marco Island realtor was caught on camera putting mothballs into an owl burrow on Marco Island Sunday at 1430 Wayne Ave.  Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the incident was reported.   The person in the video has been  identified and FWC is investigating it as a felony.  Fortunately, the owl survived.  Anyone with questions about burrowing owls can call FWC at 561-625-5122, or Audubon Western Everglades at 239-643-7822.  If you see a wildlife violation, please call FWC’s Wildlife Alert Line: 888-404-3922 (FWCC).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

ON SCENE:  First responders are treated to an October Fest dinner at the San Marco Knights and Columbiettes get together this week

 

 

 

 

 

  

ALERT:  Voters can register at MIA Thursday 10/10/19

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

ON SCENE:  Marco Firemen honor Fire Fighter and EMT Ray Ladurini for 22 years of service.  Ray has retired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Marco safety forces were called to Elkcam and North Collier Monday 10/7/19 morning at 9:25 am for a traffic accident involving a car and truck.  Traffic was diverted for a period of time.  Crews were on the scene for 20 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco fire units were called to the Jolly bridge at 4:35 pm Sunday 10/6/19 after receiving a call of a jet skier involved in an accident and floating face down in the water.  The patient was recovered from the water and CPR was performed which brought his pulse back.  He was taken to the hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco police are looking for a vehicle involved in a hit and run incident Saturday night 10/5/19 .  The incident occurred at the intersection of Rose Court and Collier Blvd at 8:16 pm.  The intersection was restricted for about 30 minutes while firemen cleaned the scene. Altogether, crews were on scene for an hour and 19 minutes.   Anyone with information or who has witnessed the crash are ask to contact Marco police.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to a fire alarm 845 Collier Ct at 9:33 am Saturday 10/5/19.  They were on scene 35 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

ON SCENE:  Marcoites gather for the Marco police foundation golf tourney on Saturday 10/5/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  On October 3rd, Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS) personnel notified Marco Island Police Department of a potential threat of violence against their school. 

 The Marco Island Police Department (MIPD) investigated the complaint thoroughly over the last nineteen hours working with school personnel and parents, and found the complaint to be more than one week old and non-credible. This incident highlights the close working relationship between the Police Department’s school resource officers, the community and its schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police officer Brian Granneman has resigned from the police dpt as of Thursday.  He had been embroiled  in a sex scandle within the dpt and is named in a as a defendant in a perspective lawsuit against the city and the dpt.  He and another officer were accused of failing to file incident reports for an incident in which they removed a weapon from a Marco woman and failing to report he had taken her to a mental health facility to be Baker Acted.  His resignation is immedient.  Granneman had been demoted by the Marco police chief on Monday the 30th.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

ON SCENE:  Marco's new police chief Frazzano goes on TV at Tommie Barfield Elementary to discuss bike safety this week.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police say they arrested James Lynn Moyer, a Marco contractor after an investigation by the detective bureau uncovered that Moyer had allegedly forged public notary stamps on public documents with the island's building department.  The investigation has been on going with the arrest made on September 30th.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  One lane heading North on Collier Blvd will be closed nights until October 18th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen got an alarm 176 South Collier Blvd on Tuesday 10/1/19 at 2:36 pm and were on scene 22 minutes.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen got an alarm at 8:03 am Monday 9/30/19 to 760 North Collier Bldg 3/5 and were om scene 20 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to a commercial fire at 600 Bald Eagle at 1:50 pm Sunday 9/29/19 .  they were on scene for one hour and 15 minutes.  A refigeration unit began to smoke and caused circuit breakers on a nearby power pole to trip. Some power outages were reported in the area.  The power problems kept 98.1 fm, Marco's radio station off air until 9 am when power was restored.

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  Collier Sheriff's deputies along with area law enforcement found a missing kayaker after he went missing at Collier Seminole State Park Saturday 9/28/19.  Using a mud boat Cpl Todd Burns and cpl Mike Craig heard the boy calling for help.  The 16 year old had been kayaking with his father when they became separated around 8:45 pm.  The Park is North of Marco Island along rt 41 East.  Marco and Naples Fire dpt , the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Coast Guard, Collier EMS and the U. S. Park Service all aided in the rescue.  The boy was ok.

 

 

 

   

ON SCENE: It was dad's take their kids to school day last week

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   

  

ON SCENE:  Marcoites continue their drive to amass supplies for hurricane Dorian relief this week.  Marco Patriots efforts are going to the Bahamian islands.  Click on the link "  HURRICANE VICTIMS DONATION DRIVES "  above for information about how you can help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marco Island’s Top for October:

1.  Expect delays leaving the island in October. Portions of one north bound lane will be closed on North Collier Blvd. from  Bluebird to N. Barfield. Both southbound lanes and one northbound lane will remain open.

2.  Join the City Council and staff on October 9 at 9 a.m. at  Island Country Club, 500 Nassau Road. S

 3. The Marco Island Civic Association (MICA) is sponsoring a beach clean-up October 12 at 8 a.m. at Resident’s Beach; the Marco Women’s Club is sponsoring a beach clean-up on October 26 at 8:00 a.m. at the South Beach access.

 4.  City Government Week Oct 21-27. Join your city employees on October 23, 4-6 p.m. at Mackle Park – for hot dogs, chips and soda.

 5. The 2019 Annual Street Resurfacing Project  from October 28 – November 12. Streets include: • N. Barfield from Bald Eagle to Redwood Ct. • Bald Eagle from N. Collier to Giralda Ct. • W Elkcam Cir, E Elkcam Cir, Windward Dr., Chalmer Dr., Redwood Ct., a portion of E. Joy Cir

 6.  The Fall Program Guide is here: https://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/sites/default/files/fileattachmen ts/parks_and_recreation/page/60457/fall_2019_brochure_for_websi te_.pdf

 7.  Move Nights in the Park presents The House with a Clock in Its Walls on October 25 at 6:50 p.m. at Mackle Park. Bring your blanket, chair, friends & family. Food for purchase.

8.  The annual Halloween Spooktacular is Saturday, October 26, 4-6 p.m.  Free event includes music, games, crafts, inflatables, balloon animals, critter show, haunted house (ages 10 & older) and food for purchase. The police department will have several extra Police Officers on duty during traditional trick or treat hours on October 31. Police Officers will be supported by Code Compliance Officers, Reserve & Auxiliary Police Officers, Police Volunteers as well as members of the Marco Police Foundation – Neighborhood Watch Group.

 9.  City officials and staff will attend the Collier County State Legislative Delegation and Public Hearings  October 30 to present our list of 2020 funding priorities.

 10. America’s Boating Course  Five Evening Sessions: Oct 21, 24, 28, 31 & Nov 4, 6-8:15 pm covers boat handling, charts, anchoring, sound and light signals, VHF radio, required equipment, practical navigation, trailering, knots & lines, State & Federal regulations, Rules of the Road and much more. Contact Tippy Cavanagh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 239.393.9158.

 

 

 

 

 

ALERT:  Many fraud schemes are afoot.  Most are done over the phone.  You can pickup free literature from the Marco police that explains what to watch for.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen answered a fire alarm at 1015 Anglers cove at 3:24 pm Thursday 9/26/19.  They were on scene 40 minutes.

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco rescue engine 51 was called to a local marina Friday 9/27/19 after they received a report of a jet skier who had broken a leg.  the patient was stabilized and taken to Naples Community Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Captain Stoltenborg of the Marco police dpt is in Ireland as part of his youth boxing initiative.  Several local boxers are with him

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  New YMCA tee shirts are in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

ON SCENE:  Students visit the Marco fire Dpt this week

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco firemen help install at St Marks this week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Members of the Marco Chamber of Commerce Leadership class tour the Marco island fire Dpt this week

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE ALARMS: 9/23/19  6:36 AM 4000 Royal Marco way on scene 19 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Love of Cats has been selected as a beneficiary of the Community Bag Program for the month of October. The Winn Dixie Community Bag Program launched in February 2019, is a reusable bag program  with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work. For the Love of Cats was selected as the October beneficiary by store leadership at the Winn Dixie store located at 625 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island. For the Love of Cats will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at this location during October.  For more information on the Community Bag Program, visit seg.bags4mycause.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to 500 South Collier Blvd at 3:48 pm on Sunday 9/22/19 and were on scene for an hour and 10 minutes.  Earlier they were called to 794 West Elkcam Circle at 9:45 am and were on scene 24 minutes.

 

 

 

  

KATHEIN JEWLERS : 133 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 259-8937

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Since May 1, the start of this year’s turtle lighting restrictions, Marco police have investigated 45 cases.  Six were sent to the Magistrate as repeat offenders, and an additional 2 are schedule to do so.  Two of the 45 were determined unfounded.  A total of 8 cases are in open status and are in various stages of the investigation.  Depending on the severity of the violation and other unique factors, the fine could be as high as $5,000 per event - for violations of Marco Island City Code.  Both Collier County and the State of Florida have their own ordinances or statutes, and related penalties as well.

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  The third annual " Hook Em in the Glades "  fishing tournament from Saturday 9/221/19 at Everglades City

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  As of 4 pm Saturday 9/21/19 a boat is missing while traveling from Key West to Collier county.  Marco rescue is working the investigation along with Coast Guard officials.  The vessel left the Keys at approximately 9 am Saturday.  Marco officials joined the search at 2:54 pm

 

 

 

 

DON'T FORGET, CLOSE YOUR DRAPES TO THE WEST, TURN ALL LIGHTS THAT FACE WEST OFF AT NIGHT AS THE HATCHLINGS WILL BE ATTRACTED TO YOUR LIGHT AND NOT GO TOWARD THE WATER WHERE THEY BELONG.!!!

 

 

 

  BREAKING NEWS:  Marco rescue performed a water rescue at 1445 Butterfield ct at 6:54 pm Saturday 9/21/19 and were on scene 9 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Firemen were called to an alarm Friday 9/20/19 at 1079 Bald Eagle at 1:28 pm.  They were on scene 25 minutes.  Earlier they received an alarm at 350 South Collier Ste 401 at 12:24 pm and were on scene 11 minutes and they lwent to 730 South Collier Blvd at 9:19 am for an alarm and were on scene 20 minutes.

 

 

 

 ON SCENE:  Marco councilor and Vice Chairman Rios visits the Naples EOC and fire station.

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to 730 South Collier Blvd at 9:18 am Friday 9/20/19 and were on scene for 20 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 ON SCENE:  Marco firemen clean up after a call for Tower 50 at Madeira on Friday 9/20/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to an alarm at 900 South Collier Blvd at 9:20 am Thursday 9/19/19 and were on scene for 25 minutes.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police records clerk, Heather Comparini has filed a federal lawsuit claiming she was the subject of discrimination based on gender after she was accused of leaking confidential information related to former city manager Lee Niblock.  She also accuses the city of failure to properly investigate her claims.

 

 

 

 

 ON SCENE:  Marco's new police chief meets with Marco Chamber of Commerce members this week

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to 606 Bald Eagle around 2 pm Tuesday 9/17/20 and were on scene for about 20 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ON SCENE:  For the Love of Cats gets a donation from Conditioned Air at the company office this week

 

 

 

 ON SCENE:  Marco beach patrol at work this week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Casey Hickok of Copland accused of his father’s death on a fishing boat in March was sentenced Monday to less than than 10 years in prison Monday.   He originally faced a second-degree murder charge after bludgeoning Robert Hickok, 54 of Copeland, to death  aboard the fishing boat No Bitchin’ on March 18. Casey Hickok pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of assault with a deadly weapon part of a plea deal. 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco's new police chief talks with residents during the Coffee with a Cop Wednesday 9/18/19 at Ne Ne's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen received an alarm from 910 Panama ct at 2:42am Wednesday 9/18/19 and were on scene for 24 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  On 9/16/19 Marco Island Police Officer John Derrig was placed on Administrative Leave (with pay) pending the outcome of an internal investigation.  The subject matter, reason(s) and action(s) taken by the agency associated with this investigation is, by law and procedure, confidential and exempt from public records laws, until the case is closed.   The Department is actively investigating and will release more detailed information as soon as legally possible. No further information will be released by the Police Department or City at this time.  In 2010 Derrig was fired for filing a false police report.  He got his job back by filing a grievance with the department soon after.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALPHA OMEGA INSPECTIONS MARCO ISLAND AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

 

 

 

 

BREAKING EWS: Detectives have released two composite sketches to assist in their investigation. The 11-year-old girl was walking home after getting off the school bus at 4:30 p.m Sept. 11 she was approached by two men she didn’t know in a white four-door passenger car near Belville Boulevard and Lambton Lane in Berkshire Lakes. The passenger told her to get inside the vehicle. The girl ran home. The driver is described as white, in his mid-40s, with brown hair and no facial hair the passenger is described as Hispanic with dark skin, black hair, brown eyes and chubby cheeks. He spoke with an accent and was wearing a green polo shirt.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.780.TIPS (8477).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  First responders were busy with yet another water rescue at Turtle Key South of the island North of Cape Ramano Sunday 9/15/19 at 12:05 pm.  It took them 2 hours and 14 minutes to complete the rescue which included EMS and fire boat units.

 

 

 

 

 GREAT MEXICAN FOOD ON NORTH BALD EAGLE MARCO ISLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

DR JASPER 40 S Heathwood Dr Suite E, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 315-8271  Her specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Internal Medicine  Listen for show Sat & Sun at 10am  .Send questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen called 4 times  to 270 North Collier between 12:12 am and 4:30 am Tuesday 9/17/19 .  On Monday 9/16/19 they were called to 760 North Collier at 8:09 am and were on scene 14 minutes. 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The cause of death of Robert Hickok of Copeland has been changed by the Lee County Medical Examiner's office to undetermined. 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Hurricane Dorian relief trailer leaving from the Marco YMCA for the Bahamas Monday 9/16/19 full of donated items.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: A vehicle fire broke out at South Collier and Burke Circle at 2:29 pm Sunday 9/15/19.  Firemen hurried to the scene and had it extinguished in 11 minutes. Earlier firemen were called to 1657 Windmill ave at 1:02 pm and were on scene 11 minutes.

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to an alarm at 480 South Collier Blvd at 11:09 pm Saturday 9/14/19 and were on scene for 26 minutes initially. Earlier LCEC was called for arcing wires at 3377 San Marco rd at 7:06pm.  Firemen were called to a hazardous condition report at 1841 Honduras Ave at 12:08pm Saturday and were on site 13 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Collier County deputies were called to Manatee rd and the East trail North of Marco  at 4:44 pm Saturday 9/14/19 at 4:44 pm to investigate a traffic accident .  They were on site 3 minutes.  Florida law prevents release of details until 10 days after the accident.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

ON SCENE:  Members of the Marco Chamber of Commerce Leadership program hear from police chief Frazzano this week and discuss Marco police work

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Friday night's MIA football game

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen and police received an alarm at 4:22am Saturday 9/14/19 at 1089 North Collier Blvd and were on scene 7 minutes. At 1:50pm Friday 9/13/19 they were called to 300 Stevens Landing Dr for a fire alarm and were on scene 17 minutes.  An earlier fire alarm took them to 261 Collier Blvd for 19 minutes at 11:48am.  Another fire alarm at 11:13am Friday called firemen to 414 Papaya St ste 51 at Goodland where they were on scene for 27 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to a structure fire at 12:34am Wednesday morning 9/11/19 at 700 South Collier Blvd.  they were on scene for an hour and 4 minutes.

 

 

 

 

  

  

  ON SCENE:  Marco citizens observe 9 11 on the island

 

 

 

  

 

 

MARCO'S HEADQUARTERS FOR FINE FURNITURE AND MATTRESSES  713 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-4095 OPENS AT 10AM

 

 

 

 

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has recently received several reports of incidents in which victims were notified that their driver license was being renewed, when in fact the victim had NOT requested any renewal or update.

If you believe your driver license has been renewed without your consent, please report it immediately to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Fraud Section at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1-850-617-2405. You may also visit the following link at https://tinyurl.com/yxb8ke2e.

In addition, if you believe there was unauthorized access to your driver license via the “Go Renew” online feature, please report this to the FLHSMV’s Fraud Analysis Unit by e-mailing 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1-850-617-2010.

While the FLHSMV is the leading agency to investigate these reports, CCSO also encourages you to file a report through us by calling our non-emergency line at 239-252-9300.

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Residents attend a Marco Patriots event at CJs this week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco's new police chief Frazzano meets with Collier County Sheriff Rambosk

 

 

 

 

  

DR JASPER 40 S Heathwood Dr Suite E, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 315-8271  Her specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Internal Medicine  Listen for the SUGAR HOUR show Sat & Sun at 10am  .Send questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police investigated a traffic accident at 915 North Collier Blvd at 4:15pm Monday 9/9/19 and were on scene for one hour and 23 minutes.  Florida law restricts release of details until 10 days after the incident.

 

 

 

 

 

NORTH BALD EAGLE ON MARCO OPENS AT 3PM

  

 

 

MOORE RUFFING 1 Front St, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-2100

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The state has decided not to prosecute William Simpson after he was accused of striking off duty Marco police officer Hunter Howell outside Patty Murphy's in Naples last month.  Simpson claimed self defense in the case and only the two were witness to the incident.

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Firemen answered at call to 1298 Winterberry Dr at 8:03am on Monday 9/9/19 for a fire alarm.  they were on scene 20 minutes.

 

 

 

 

  

911 NEVER FORGET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

KATHEIN JEWLERS : 133 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 259-8937

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to 410 South Collier Blvd at 9:12pm on 9/7/19 .  Firemen were on scene 27 minutes

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco rescue squad executed a water rescue on Cape Romano Island South of Marco island Saturday 9/7/19 at 1:42pm and were on the scene two hours and 53 minutes

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN COMFORT AIR  994 N Barfield Dr #35, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 642-6642

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  we are now posting details of various fund drives going on around the Marco island area for those caught by the hurricane in the Bahamas.  Please go to the link above labeled HURRICANE VICTIMS DONATIONS LIST for details on how to give.   WE DO NOT VOUCH FOR THE ACCURACY OF THESE GROUPS AND URGE YOU TO CHECK OUT ALL CHARITYS BEFORE GIVING.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE : Marco city officials were called to a chemical spill on Winterberry and Fieldstone  Saturday 9/7/19 at 10:42am after Muriatic acid was spilled on the roadway.   The spill was cleaned up in 43 minutes and traffic resumed.  No injuries reported during the incident.

 

 

  

MARCO ISLAND COMPUTERS 606 BALD EAGLE IN THE REGIONS BANK BUILDING

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to a Hazardous condition report at 1845 Honduras Ave on the island Friday 9/6/19 at 2:50pm.  They were on scene for 20 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Firemen were called to 603 Collier Ave in Everglades City at 8:26am Friday 9/6/19 to a vehicle fire.  They were on scene 6 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  MICMS car wash Saturday 9/7/19 to raise money for a trip to DC

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police investigated a traffic accident at 10:04am Thursday 9/5/19 at 700 South Collier Blvd.  they were on scene for an hour.

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Councilman Honig tours the new Fire station on Marco with Chief DiMaria and Deputy Chief Pecar

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco rescue forces executed a water rescue on Wednesday 9/4/19 at 7:25pm at 1100 South Collier Blvd.  The crew was on secne one hour and 15 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco Fire Rescue Foundation board members met on Thursday 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 KEEP IN TOUCH  in: Shops of Marco Address: 135 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 393-6300

 

 

 

 

   

 

  

  

  

ON SCENE:  Chief Frazzano being sworn in as the new Marco Island police Chief

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND FLORIST AND GIFTS: 178 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-3099

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:   Marco Island’s police union have agreed on a new contract that will up officers' salaries moving them closer to that of similar departments in  this part of the state. The three-year contract was approved Tuesday by City Council, will set starting pay at $50,537 from a range $41,612-$45,943. Sergeants get a $10,000 increase in starting pay to $65,800 .   Officers will get a 5% increase yearly retroactive to Oct. 1, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  Severe storms and the possibility of a tornado was reported again on Monday afternoon around Marco island.  The national weather service broke into the broadcasts of 98.1 fm  and 88.1 fm at 4:30pm .  No damage was reported however.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to a structure fire Monday 9/2/19 at 400 South Collier Blvd at 1:32pm.  They were on scene 12 minutes.

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police investigated a traffic accident at June Ct and Bonita Ct at 10:24am Monday 9/2/19.  they cleared the scene an hour and 8 minutes later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Marco's 98.1 fm and Everglades City's 88.1 fm will broadcast immediately all tornado alerts issued by the weather service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  As of 10:30am on Saturday 8/31/19 the city of Marco Island has declared a state of emergency due to the approach of hurricane Dorian.  Collier County has also declared a state of emergency and the state of Florida declared as well.

 

   

  

   

WE'RE ON SCENE as Marco safety forces prepare equipment as state of emergency is declared by city government on Marco island Saturday 8/31/19

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  Several funnel clouds were seen in the Marco and Collier County area at 4:48pm Sunday 9/1/19.  None of them were reported to have caused severe damage.  A large cloud was seen in the Carnestown area The National Weather service breaks into 98.1 fm at Marco and 88.1 fm at Everglades City as soon as any funnels are spotted and will issue warnings.  Stay tuned to 981 / 88.1 for instant tornado warnings.  At 6:04 pm another warning was issued for San Marco rd  again no damage was reported.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  If you wish to volunteer to help in any disaster cleanup or preparation become a member of the Marco Patriots.  Go to their Face book page and ask to join.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Some residents have reported a bleach smell in their water, it’s because all month the annual free chlorine burn offs taking place as required by the EPA. The water has a stronger bleach smell through out this month.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The state of Florida has notified Marco Island  that its waterways are impaired and the city  should begin correcting the problem after councilman Young asked the state to acknowledge the problem eight weeks after the Department of Environmental Protection sent a letter to the City Manager last week, stating a need for development and adoption of a Total Maximum Daily Load to bring nutrient levels back into compliance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  Some power outages for a short period of time were reported on Ortega Ln on Marco at 11:46am Saturday 8/31/19.  Wires were reported to be arcing.

 

 

 

 

 

  

WE'RE ON SCENE AS THE MARCO CITY STAFF MEETS IN THE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER AND PLANS FOR HURRICANE DORIAN AT 2PM FRIDAY

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  CLICK ON THIS SITE FOR COLLIER COUNTY SEVERE WEATHER GUIDE:   https://www.colliercountyfl.gov/home/showdocument?id=48812

 

 

   

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco water dpt workers were busy fixing a broken line Thursday night off Clyburn in the San Marco Villas.  Some water customers in the area were effected.

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  Some gas stations on Marco and in Naples closed Thursday after they ran out of fuel as many residents panicked and filled the stations with cars and trucks.  All the stations report they will reopen Friday 8/30/19 after trucks arrive and replenish their tanks.  Meanwhile, stores selling water in the area report they were sold out after a rush for water Thursday as well.  Water will also arrive Friday they report with some including Publix saying they will limit the number of jugs per sale.  The hurricane isn't expected to make landfall on the East Coast until Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ABOVE:  Additional apps you may use to gain emergency information

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:   Tampico and Royal Seafarer condo associations have been fined by the city because their pool lights could potentially disorient sea turtles, stopping them from nesting or from returning to the ocean. Princess Del Mar, Sea Winds and Admiralty House were fined because some apartments violated the sea turtle lighting rules.

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen answered an alarm at 980 Cape Marco Dr at 3:13 pm Wednesday  8/28/19 and were on scene 11 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SOME TIPS FOR BEING PREPARED FOR HURRICANE APPROACH:

1. Notify someone of your location,

2. Have adequate prescriptions to tide you over.

3. Fill-up gas for cars and generators.

4. If you are off-Island, make sure someone checks your property before and after a storm. Secure outside furniture/objects.

5. Have cash available ATM's may be out of service.

6. Have on hand FlashIight/batteries, FM/AM radio.

7. Have cellphone charged & charger together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Marco police chief Frazzano takes over her new job Monday 8/26/19.  Above she talks with the crowd at the police foundation picnic Saturday.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen received an alarm at 760 North Collier Blvd Monday 8/26/19 at 9:36am.  they were on scene 23 minutes.  They were also called to a fire alarm at 484 Driftwood Ct at 1:15pm where they were on scene 12 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  A Marco police officer mans a booth promoting openings for community service officers at Marco recently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAY ON TOP OF THE MARCO LOCAL NEWS.  LISTEN TO 98.1FM ON MARCO / 88.1 FM AT EVERGLADES CITY.  CHECK THIS SITE OR THE MARCO ISLAND APP FOR NEWS AS IT'S HAPPENING

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco officers give out bikes to twin brothers as part of the bikes for Tykes program at the Charter Middle school recently.

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco emergency responders took part in a water rescue Friday at 2:59pm at 900 South Collier Blvd.  They were on scene just over an hour.  Firemen were called to 319 Sandhill st Sunday 8/25/19 at 7:31pm to a fire alarm.  They were on scene 17 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Marco police enjoy a talk with a Coastal Breeze News reporter during Coffee with a cop held Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police investigated a traffic collision Friday at 1040 Winterberry Dr.  The call came in at 4:19pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco city council approved the appointment of Philip T Thompson to the city Waterways Advisory committee.  The vote came at Monday's city council meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco Island Fire Rescue CPR class to protect and serve Marco citizens held this week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen received a fire alarm call to 600 South Collier Blvd on Wednesday.  they also received a report of wires arcing at 1310 San Marco rd.  LCEC was called to the site for repairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  In response to a citizen comments about the city’s crackdown on damaged sidewalks at Monday night’s City council meeting ( 8/19/19)  councilman Grifoni  said the situation is unacceptable and makes no sense and called it government overreach.  He said he spoke to the City Manager about the option of the Collier County 1% sales tax that could be utilized to take over the sidewalk maintenance going forward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to 1051 Swallow Ave at 2:48pm Monday 8/19/19.  Firemen were on scene for 21 minutes.  Later they were called to 270 North Collier Blvd at 3:11pm and were on scene 11 minutes and were called to another alarm at 600 South Collier Blvd at 7:23pm and were on scene there for 23 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Remember the Vietnam  Memorial Wall it will be on Marco Island in 2020 the American Legion Post announced this week.. It was last displayed in Veteran’s Park in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Collier County officials say money was transferred from county accounts to a bank account of someone falsely posing as a contractor working for the county.  The incident occurred outside the U.S., although a specific location has not been determined.  Total amount stolen appears to be some $184,000.  A similar incident occurred last month in which another large sum was taken via the internet.  Insurance will cover the loss. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco rescue officials got a call at 7:38pm Monday 8/19/19 to a water rescue at 890 South Collier Blvd.  they were on scene about an hour.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police investigated a traffic accident at 1:55pm Sunday 8/18/19 at 936 Collier Blvd.  Officers were on scene 14 minutes. Marco firemen were called to an alarm at 3:13pm Sunday at 175 South Barfield.  Firemen were on the scene 10 minutes.  

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The Marco Island Police Department has been made aware of an incident which occurred in the City of Naples involving one of our off-duty police officers early Saturday 8/17/19  morning.  The Officer, Hunter Howell, immediately notified MIPD supervisors that he was briefly hospitalized after being struck by a 39-year-old male named William Simpson at approximately 1:36 AM at Patty Murphy's on 5th Ave S.  Simpson was arrested by the Naples Police Department and charged with Battery.  The Marco Island Police Department has begun an inquiry into this incident - as such no additional information is available at this time.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  It only took about 38 minutes for Marco safety forces to conduct a water rescue just South of the island at noon Saturday 8/17/19.  The rescue occurred in waters between the island and cape Romano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police investigated a traffic collision at 1:34pm Friday 8/16/19 at 540 Collier Blvd.  The officers were on scene for only 6 minutes.  An earlier crash at 551 South Collier occurred at 1:33pm Friday where officers were on scene for 18 minutes.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Collier Co deputies have arrested William Collins of Marco Island and charged him with credit card fraud after a high speed chase Tuesday in which Collins ran his pickup truck off Collier Blvd near Serenity Walk Park.  He is accused of stealing credit cards which were used to make purchases at a Walmart in Naples.  the cards were stolen from a Golden Gate Estates home in May.

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police are investigating a report of fraud on N Barfield Drive  where a Property Management Company was purported to have embezzled approximately $12,000.00 of rental income from the  victim. Investigation ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Everglades City firemen were called to 415 School Drive East Thursday 8/15/19 at  3:40pm and were on scene for only a minute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen got a fire alarm call at 10:30am Thursday 8/15/19  to 600 South Collier blvd.  they were on scene for 15 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco city council meets Monday at 5:30pm.  Highlights of the agenda include:  Appointment of Mr. Phillip Thompson to the Waterways Advisory Committee - Chair Erik Brechnitz, Mutual Agreement between the City of Marco Island and the Marco Island Yacht Club to provide sailing instruction and sublease of the coastal property.  Proclamation Recognizing Stevens Johnson Syndrome Awareness Month Beautification Advisory Committee (BAC)   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police report several reports of vehicles being burglarized over the past month.  Citizens are urged to keep the cars locked.  Missing items included credit cards, handicapped stickers etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Officers are investigating a report from the  400 block of N Collier Blvd – A juvenile received a threatening photograph of an individual pointing a gun at the camera. Investigation ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The Marco Island police department released the following statement Tuesday 8/13/19:

 

 

 An inquiry into whether Marco’s  acting police chief Dave Baer  placed negative documents into some officer’s files without their knowledge is underway .  Office John Derring ask that certain materials be removed from his file after discovering the items within and informed local reporters of the discrepancy. It appears Marco police will obtain an outside source to investigate Derring’s claim and that of several other officers who say their files contain erroneous information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The city is working with it's vendor to figure out what is causing the problem with the traffic light at San Marco rd and Heathwood.  The light has malfunctioned several times and was on four way stop Monday 8/12/19.  A guard has been placed at the intersection to assist children going to and from school

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  School starts on Tuesday 8/13/19 in Collier County drivers are advised to drive with caution to avoid students going to and from school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Our Daily Bread food pantry located on Marco has been given some $13,000 from the Angel Fund of Collier County. Organizations receive grants from the County Changing Needs Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco city officials attended a workshop Monday with the Collier county Emergency Management agency to discuss join information and the strategy for the remainder of the hurricane season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Marco firemen received an alarm at 10:09 pm Sunday 8/11/19 at 175 South Barfield and were on scene 17 minutes.

 

 

 

  

ON THE SCENE:  MARCO officials rescued a boater whose boat hit an underwater obstruction and sank Saturday 9/10/19. They were able to right the boat and pump it out.  No one was hurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

    

  

ON SCENE:  Coloring with the Cops was held Saturday 8/10/19.  A good size turn out of Marco children got to learn how the Marco police operates and a tour of the police station.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Greater Naples Firemen received a fire alarm from 455 Cove Tower Dr North of Marco Sunday 8/11/19 at 10:50am and was on scene for 23 minutes.  At 10:01 am Sunday firemen were called to 991 Aster Ct for a fire alarm and were on scene 9 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  A house fire North of Marco occurred Thursday at 1001 Barefoot Williams Road in Naples because of electrical issues in the laundry room.  No one was home at the time except two dogs who were rescued unhurt.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  LCEC POWER WAS OUT THURSDAY 8/8/19 ON WINTERBERRY DRIVE AND ON PEACOCK.  LCEC WAS WORKING ON THE PROBLEM AFTER RECEIVING A REPORT OF WIRES ARCING AT 6:49PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 .BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen performed two elevator rescues.  One at 900 South Collier at 2:11pm Thursday 8/8/19 and an earlier one at 1770 San Marco rd at 1:19pm.  Marco firemen were called to 930 Cape Marco Dr at 10:07 am for a fie alarm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:   A 15-year-old stole a car then crashed into a pole while trying to get away from deputies on Wednesday North of Marc.   Robert Acosta, is accused of stealing a Toyota Prius in Lee County.A Collier County   deputy spotted the car parked at Whistler's Cove and the driver took off speeding at up to 90 mph.  The chase ended on Tower Road at Barefoot Williams rd when Acosta drove into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle.  The driver of that vehicle plus Acosta and a passenger were taken to the hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

ON SCENE:  Marco marine unit assisted with a sunken vessel Wednesday 8/7/19.  cause of the sinking is not known but this happens this time of year due to heavy rain and defective bilge pumps and weakened lifts

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  Another water rescue was performed by Marco rescue squads on Thursday 8/8/19 at 11566 Little Marco Is.  Workers were on the scene for 2 hours and 16 minutes

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to a fire alarm at 11:49pm Wednesday 8/7/19 at 6000 royal Marco way ste 252.  they were on scene 23 minutes.  At 3:36pm they went to 780 S Collier blvd for another fire alarm and were on scene 23 minutes.  At 12:38pm Wednesday 8/7/19 they received a hazardous condition call to 960 Sundrop ct.

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco rescue on the beach Wednesday 8/7/19 to transport an injured person to the hospital.

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen answered a fire alarm call Tuesday 8/6/19 to 621 Diplomat Ct at 9:52pm.  They were on scene for 39 minutes.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Sammy Hamilton, former  mayor of Everglades City died Friday.  Services for Hamilton age 85, will be at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Garden in the future cause of death was unavailable. He had been mayor of Everglades City for over 22 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The city is working with the vendor to correct malfunctions in the traffic lights at San Marco rd and Heathwood.  Until repaired, the intersection will be on four way stop

 

 

 

 

 

 

12250 TAMIAMI TRAIL EAST.  PHONE 239-919-8041 FOR ALL CBD PRODUCTS

 

 

 

 KATHEIN JEWLERS : 133 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 259-8937

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Firemen were called to 121 Cardinal Court in Everglades City on Monday 8/5/19 to extinguish a house fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to an alarm at 175 South Barfield at 10:41am Monday 8/5/19.

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Firemen were called to 671 Hernando Dr at 10:24am Monday 8/5/19 for a carbon Monoxide alarm.  They returned to the station 15 minutes later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Power was out on Bald Eagle on Marco from around 9am to 10:30 am Monday 8/5/19 due to an LCEC failure caused by a sever lightening storm overhead at the time.  A total of 27 customers were effected No major damage was reported.  Power issues were reported at 987 Aster Ct at 10:41am. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:   Following the success of Marriott's Convention & Resort Network’s (“Marriott’s CRN”) first-ever 48-Hour Film Challenge that took place in Vancouver in March, The Network announces today its succeeding challenge at JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Florida, August 22-25. The second iteration of this innovative program further solidifies the resort’s commitment to local community arts whilst highlighting the creativity and capabilities of Marriott’s CRN’s 116 properties to transform spaces beyond traditional meeting rooms. Contact the Marriott for morte information. the deadline is August 8th.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to 175 South Barfield at 3:28pm Sunday 8/4/19 for a fire alarm.  they were on the scene for 20 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Another water spout was spotted at Marco Island over the weekend.  As like the last time, it did not come ashore and did not cause any damage.  It dissipated in a short period of time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Collier County deputies investigated a traffic collision at Carnestown  rt 29 and rt 41 Sunday 8/4/19 at 12:13pm. They were on scene for 15 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  From the Marco police dpt 8/3/19  The City of Marco Island Fire-Rescue Department was informed MIFRD Training Chief Grady Harrison was arrested early Saturday 8/3/19  morning by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office for Domestic Battery and Obstruction at a location off Marco Island.  Harrison was arrested 2 a.m. Saturday morning after a deputy responded to a call from a woman who said her husband was trying to kill her. When the deputy arrived at the front door, Harrison was seen straddling his wife holding her arms above her head, pinning her to the ground. The employee is being placed on administrative leave pending further investigation.  Questions regarding the criminal investigation are being referred Collier County Sheriff's Office.No further comments on the personnel matter are being made at this time.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen answered a fire alarm at 6:12am Saturday 8/3/19  to 970 Cape Marco Dr.  they were on the scene for an hour and 9 minutes.  At 9:04pm Friday 8/2/19 a residential fire occurred at 354 Edgewater Ct.  Firemen were on scene for 43 minutes.  Friday 8/2/19 firemen answered an alarm at 350 Collier Blvd Ste 401 at 3:46pm.  They were on scene 18 minutes.  Saturday at 1:28pm they were called to 175 South Barfield for a fire alarm.  They were on scene for 22 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

DR JASPER 40 S Heathwood Dr Suite E, Marco Island, FL 34145

Phone: (239) 315-8271  Send questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ZAZA GREAT MEXICAN FOOD ON NORTH BALD EAGLE MARCO ISLAND

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to a fire alarm at 410 Collier Blvd at 9:01pm Thursday 8/1/19.  They were on scene for over an hour. At 9:17pm they were called to 133 Vintage Bay Building A for another fire alarm and were on scene 26 minutes.  Earlier in the day a fire alarm came in from 1078 Bald Eagle at 8:32 am.  Firemen were on scene 29 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to a vegetation fire at 1831 Dogwood Dr on the island Wednesday 7/31/19 at 5:08pm.  The fire was brought under control in about 10 minutes.They were also called to a fire alarm at 309 Rookery Ct at 6:43pm Wednesday and were on the scene for 12 minutes.  A third call of a carbon monoxide alarm was received at 9pm from 510 Mangrove Ct.  They were on the scene for 21 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police were called to a residence on May 29 for a disturbance report involving Peter Tremont, the man who held off officers at gun point last year at his mother’s home.   Tremont was released from that incident due to an officer at the scene who could not be used as a witness.  His mother told police she had an argument with him and he moved toward her aggressively.  Officers talked him out of a back room after he told them he was ready to die.  After four hours police took him into custody.  He was Baker Acted, the second time in the past 12 months.  Tremont was released from the David Lawrence Center a few days later.  His mother has filed for a protection order after another incident occurred a few weeks ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:   Marco Island’s Top Ten for August: 1.  We are pleased to announce the completion of the City of Marco Island Strategic Plan at the following link: https://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/sites/default/files/fileattachmen ts/executive/page/60431/cmi_strategic_plan_04-19.pdf

 2.  Coloring with the Cops. Includes coloring books, chalk drawing, vehicle tours, kids’ activities, matchbox cars, snacks & more! Marco Island Police Department on August 10 from 1-2 p.m.

 3.  CJ’s on the Bay is sponsoring a beach clean-up  Sunday, August 11th  9 a.m. at the South Beach Boardwalk.

 4. School begins on August 13.

 5. Coffee with the Cops at Starbucks  August 21 from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

 6. If you suspect a fish or wildlife violation, report it to Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922).

 7.  To report an injured animal contact von Arx Wildlife Hospital at 239-262-2273.

8. For any city code violation, including overgrown vegetation and overnight parking in the swales,  contact Marco Island Code Enforcement at 239-389-5060.

 9.  Monitor changing weather conditions by downloading the link here: http://marcoisland.thormobile8.net/

10.2019 Hurricane Preparedness Seminar presentation slides are available at: https://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/emergency/page/2019- hurricane-preparedness-seminar-0

 

 

 

 

 

 ALLIED PAVER SYSTEMS, LLC

www.alliedpavers.com 217 Collier Blvd., #102 Marco Island, FL 34145

239-394-6152

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  City officials were called to a report of a hazardous condition at the intersection of Sundrop Ct & Laurel Ct at 7:25am Wednesday 7/31/19 crews were on scene for 43 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

ON SCENE:  Marco residents met Tuesday 7/30/19 for a seminar on hurricane safety

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called twice Tuesday 7/30/19 to Vintage bay Dr.  The first at 10:45am to 269 Vintage bay Dr bldg C  the second at 1:23pm to 337 Vintage Dr building D.  The first visited lasted about an hour and a half, the second only 10 minutes.

 

 

 

 

                RALPH IORIO YOUR MARCO REMAX AGENT

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is cautioning residents to be aware that distraction burglars are again at work in our community.  These criminals generally target senior citizens by deceiving and distracting the victim while they enter their home.  They typically pose as tree trimmers, appliance repair workers or contractors pointing to a problem with a roof.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  Everglades City officials have filed a suit against former mayor Sammy Hamilton asking damages in excess of $15,000.  Hamilton was arrested last year for allegedly depriving the taxpayers of Everglades City of $47,692.47 .  The court has agreed to a competency evaluation of Hamilton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen received a fire alarm from 3oo Lamplighter Dr at 6:33pm Monday 7/29/19 .  Firemen were on site for 12 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Police investigated a traffic accident at corner of San Marco Rd and Floral St on Sunday 7/28/19 at 4:40pm.  No other information available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called Friday 7/26/19 at 1:32pm to a commercial fire at 140 Palm street in Olde Marco.  The fire was near the Olde Marco Inn.  No other details are available.  Earlier at 11:51 am  firemen went to 790 west Elkcam Circle to answer a fire alarm and later at 7:44pm were called to 1047 Hartley Ave where another fire alarm was reported.  Firemen also got a fire alarm call at 10:09 pm to 960 Swallow Ave number 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:   Florida Department of Environmental Protection has warned the Madeira condominium association and RR Restoration of several code and law violations at the condo location on Marco Island.  A inspection observed the removal of native dune vegetation and unauthorized addition of shell fill material.   A meeting must be scheduled within 10 days to provide the agency further information and explain the violations.  RR Restoration has denied touching the dunes and that the company goes to extreme lengths to protect the beach in and around the property line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ONE THE SCENE:  Marco residents enjoyed meeting and discussing Marco issues during Coffee with a cop held this week

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Residents are reminded they can prepare for the new school year without paying sales tax during the state’s 2019 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, Friday, Aug. 2, through Tuesday, Aug. 6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The woman charged with murdering her roommate in North Naples has pled no contest Thursday  to miss using 911 to report of shots fired at the home of Marco councilman Jared Grifoni's parents.  No such shots were fired.  the woman remains in jail awaiting charges of killing her roommate.

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Having fun during Camp Mackle at the park this week

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  Marco safety forces executed a water rescue Wednesday 7/24/19 at Smoke House bay just after noon.  No other details available

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco residents take part in a discussion of elder law at the YMCA this week

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen investigated a fire alarm call to 2255 San Marco rd at 11:41am Thursday 7/25/19.  Firemen were also called to 1150 Twin Oak Ct at 10:16am on Wednesday 7/24/19.  No other information is available from the Fire dpt.

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  City officials announced this week that Marco Island’s Building Services Division will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. BSD office hours were limited from Monday through Thursday previously.

 

 

 

 THE MAGUIRE TEAM AT DOWNING FRY.

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police investigated a traffic accident Tuesday 7/23/19 at 812 Saturn Ct on the island.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Several  Marco Island residents file to form a PAC to push a marijuana referendum to stop marijuana on the island.  Marco Island Planning Board member, Edgar Issler, filed July 12. PAC members include Bob Brown, Russ Colombo, Regina L. Dayton, Amadeo Petricca, Virgina Bingle, James Lang and Joe Rola. The purpose of the ban if passed, would be to ban recreational use of marijuana on the island if the state should move to allow such use in Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  At least 200 residents were without power in the Crescent Beach area of the island Monday afternoon around 4pm due to problems with an LCEC feed.  Power was restored several hours later with no major consequence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE: Marco police, Mackle Park crew, Marco fired dpt, and the water sewer dpt donated 100 backpacks to the shelter Tuesday 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police report that the water line construction work on and off the island along Collier blvd has been completed as of Wednesday and traffic flow should be back to normal. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  A judge has granted a motion to evaluate the competency of former Everglades City Mayor Sammy Hamilton Jr before he faces numerous counts of misconduct and grand theft.  He was arrested on July 16th of 2018 and released on bond.  His attorney has stated Hamilton has been unable to focus on the issues.

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco fire chief Murphy spotted a water spout on the South end of the island around 6pm.  It dissipated a short time later.  Nothing was damaged.  Safety forces issued a tornado alert but the cloud did not come on land.

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Storms passing through Marco Island today 7/21/19 have caused the internet feed to some customers to slow.  This may result in video and audio streaming to malfunction.  Crews are working on the problem.

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  MARCO police investigated a traffic accident involving a motorcycle on Yellow bird st Friday night 7/19/19.  FHP is assisting with the investigation . The driver was taken to Lee Memorial hospital with injuries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Investigators have found a 23 foot boat advertising on social media as a commercial passenger service was not following regulations according to the Coast Guard.   The boat was stopped on July 6th off Marco island.  “The Coast Guard will continue to aggressively pursue vessel operators who place the lives of patrons at risk by not complying with Coast Guard passenger vessel regulations,” said Brian Knapp, senior investigating officer at Coast Guard Sector Saint Petersburg.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The trial of Mont Reed, who faces charges of domestic battery and resisting an officer without violence has been postponed due to a family emergency.  Reed has accused the Marco Island police of using excessive force.  A new trial date of July 29th has been set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to 930 Cape Marco Dr at 11:11am Friday 7/19/19.  Firemen responded to an alarm at 3:36pm Friday 7 19 19 to 960 Cape Marco Dr and also at the same time to 970 Cape Marco Dr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:   The new traffic signal is operational at the intersection of S. Collier Blvd and Winterberry Drive.  This includes the pedestrian crosswalks system.  Public Works will continue to monitor the signal over the next week to ensure functionality and reliability, while the Police Department will monitor for compliance.  Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to take extra time when negotiating the intersection while everyone becomes acclimated to the new signal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  The YMCA active family of the year.  Nick-Heather-Tyler - Emma Mastrangelo of Marco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

BREAKING NEWS:  Cameron Foss, an 18 year old male from Everglades City, was arrested after Marco Island PD Officers observed a suspicious vehicle in Mackle Park at 1106pm on July 17. Foss has been charged with multiple felony drug offenses after being found in possession of $3,400, body armor, a loaded Glock 9mm handgun, drug paraphernalia & over 200 grams of pre-packaged marijuana.  The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated.

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:   The 2019-2020 school year will start Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Florida Department of Health in Collier County encourages parents and caregivers to check the immunization status and school requirements for their children.   All students entering 7th grade must have a Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) booster vaccine prior to the first day of school.Free immunizations for children birth through 18 years of age are available at:Naples: Building H, 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Naples, 34112, Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm. Appointments are not necessary. For questions, please call (239) 252-8595

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  JW Marriott's Ario restaurant has been named one of the top 100 best wine restaurants in the country for 2019

 

 

 

 

 

DUKES APPLIANCES 128 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Call Us: 239-970-0618

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Sources report a line proving internet service to the island was partially damaged by a crew who was drilling nearby several days ago.  As a result, internet speeds have slowed somewhat while repairs are being resolved.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The former records clerk for Marco island may file a civil suit against the city for intimidation, harassment and discrimination even though the state EEOC says they could not substantiate her claims.  The incident involved former police chief Al Schettino whom she claims discriminated against her.  Her attorney has told the news media claims in civil court could follow.

 

 

 

 

GEAR PROMOTIONS  Marco Island, FL  (239) 682-6156

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco Island Police frequently conducts entitled “Coffee with the Cops”.    The Department believes it may be missing an opportunity to connect with families with school-age children – who have unique or specific concerns as well.   The Department will begin to hold family-friendly events called “Coloring with the Cops”, to provide an opportunity for families with school-age children to interact with the Marco Island Police Department  at the Marco Island Police Station and feature police vehicle tours, kids activities, cookies and an opportunity to interact with your Marco Island Police Officers.  We hope to see you at our first “Coloring with the Cops” on August 10, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm!

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  On Wednesday 7/17/19 at 10:51am firemen were called to an alarm at 1636 Rainbow court.  

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN COMFORT AIR  994 N Barfield Dr #35, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 642-6642

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Sea turtle nesting has increased by about 30 percent in Collier county.  Experts believe hatchlings were able to survive by swimming offshore.  Hatchlings also appear to have  had enough embryo left in their stomach and didn't need to eat contaminated food for a few days.  Also, picking up trash on beaches each month and leaving nests alone made a difference. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND FLORIST AND GIFTS: 178 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-3099

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco police investigated a traffic accident Tuesday 7/16/19 at 410 Colllier Blvd at 4:31pm

Police were called for a water rescue on Keewaydin Island Tuesday 7/16/19 at 3:18 pm

LCEC was called to a report of wires arcing at 373 South Barfield at 1:10pm 7/16/19

LCEC was also called to a report of wires arcing at Valley Ave and Amber Dr 7/16/19 at 8:08am 

 

 

 

 

 

SAMIS PIZZA : 227 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Menu: samispizza.com Order: hungerrush.com Phone: (239) 389-7499

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Florida’s EEOC has dismissed a suit against the city of Marco island brought by Heather Comparini who claimed discrimination toward her by former police chief Al Schettino.  She claimed she was discriminated against due to her gender.  News stories indicated the chief had believed Comparini was the source of leaks to the news media.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to a residential fire on Monday at 1551 Biscayne Way on the island.  The call came in at 9:55pm.  More details on the damage expected to be released later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco code enforcers have handed out 246 sidewalk violations so far this year on Marco. In 100 cases they were dropped after an inspector looked at the area. The violations concern sections of sidewalk in which one section is higher than the other or uneven slabs.  City inspectors mark the violations with paint when they investigate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to 798 Partridge Ct at 9:16 am Monday 7/15/19 for a fire alarm.  No other details released.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Safety forces conducted two water rescues one on Sunday at 1:27pm in the waters South of Collier Blvd.  The second rescue occurred at 3:43pm Sunday at Caxambas pass.  No other information has been released.

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Marco officials have notified Collier County that a large amount of seaweed has washed up on some Marco beaches.  Marco officials stated over the weekend that it is the County's duty to keep the Marco beaches clean

 

 

 

 

DUKES APPLIANCES 128 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Call Us: 239-970-0618

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Marco firemen were called to 140 Seaview Court Ste 1605 Sunday at 8:07 pm

Marco firemen were called to 400 South Collier Blvd building F  for a fire alarm at 4:14 am Sunday.  No damage reported.

Firemen were also called to a vehicle fire on state route 29 North of Everglades City at 9:51 pm Saturday night.  No other details released.

Another weekend Fire Alarm was received at 8:18am Sunday at 571n West Elkcam Circle

 



 

  

EXECUTIVE AUTO 2542, 855 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-4304

 

 

ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY  606 Bald Eagle Dr #200, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1004

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  A five foot long alligator was removed from Tiger Tail beach Friday.  The animal was reportedly sick.  State officials removed the animal without incident.  No one was hurt.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The program LIVE PD on the History channel has named Marco island's police vehicles in their top ten list of police vehicles around the country

 

 

 

 

 

ZAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1095 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 970-5205

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Collier County commissioner Donna Fiala has announced she will not seek another term as commissioner representing Marco Island, Isles of Capri, Goodland and Easter Naples.  She has held the position for 20 years. William Douglass and  Jacob Winge on the Republican side will run while John Jenkins a Democrat will also seek the seat next year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen received numerous Fire alarms Thursday including to:


A working fire at 1361 ANDALUSIA TER, MARCO ISLAND, FL 12:22pm

Fire Alarm at 651 SEAVIEW CT, BLDG B, MARCO ISLAND, FL 3:11 pm

Fire Alarm at 930 CAPE MARCO DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL 5:23 pm

A fire alarm at 1263 N COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL 2:21pm

Fire Alarm at 807 E ELKCAM CIR, MARCO ISLAND, FL 10:16am

Fire Alarm at 600 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL 6:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 CJ's ON THE BAY in: Esplanade Shoppes at Marco Island 740 N Collier Blvd #105, Marco Island,

Open Closes 10PM Phone: (239) 389-4511

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

ON SCENE:  Collier Sheriff holds HOT SUMMER NIGHTS event on Marco with local safety forces on Thursday night 7/11/19

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND FLORIST AND GIFTS: 178 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-3099

 

  

 

MAGUIRE TEAM The Maguire Team - Marco Island -Realtors 239/259/6168

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco safety forces received a rescue call to Kice island South of Marco Thursday at 2:11pm.  No other details available.

They also received a water rescue call to 951 BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL at 12:02pm

 

 

 

  

MARCO CANVAS AND UPHOLSTERY : 991 Chalmer Dr #7, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1718

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Some residents were without power for a short time after arcing wires were reported Wednesday 7/10/19 at 919 San Marco Rd.  There was no fire and power was soon restored by LCEC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SAMIS PIZZA : 227 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Menu: samispizza.com Order: hungerrush.com Phone: (239) 389-7499

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS :  Marco police were able extract a passenger in a stopped elevator at 1000 South Collier at 2:34pm Tuesday.  No one was injured in the incident.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Marco police apprehended four juveniles in a stolen pickup truck taken from Naples after they crashed it into a front yard Monday 7/8/19.  The driver and three passengers fled on foot but were apprehended.  It began when officers attempted a traffic stop and the driver took off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crabby Lady

123 Bayshore Way, Goodland, FL 34140

 

(239) 500-CRAB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Did Amanda Cook, the woman being held in Collier County jail on charges of second degree murder violate a no-contact order and try to phone Marco councilman Jared Grifoni?  Grifoni got a recorded call from the jail saying someone there had tried to contact him.  Cook has been stalking Grifoni since 2016 and he has a restraining order against her.   Authorities are investigating the stalking as well as the murder in North Naples recently.  Meanwhile Cook remains in jail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Marco Fire dpt joined with Camp Mackle as they enjoyed a guest speaker on Monday 7/8/19

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco safety forces were called to rescue a passenger caught on an elevator Sunday at 960 Cape Marco Dr.  The passenger was extracted safely.

 

 

 

 

 

THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Work will begin on Bald Eagle near Four Winds and Samoa Monday 7/8/19 weather permitting.  You might want to take an alternate route

 

 

 

 

 

 WALKERS MARINE 785 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 642-6764

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen investigated a Fire Alarm at 380 SEAVIEW CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL on July 5th.

Also a Fire Alarm on July 5th at 465 PARKHOUSE CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

ON THE SCENE: Marco police get ready for the 4th of July festivities.

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Youngster gets a free badge and whistle from police patrol over the 4th of July weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The State Attorney's Office has announced the arrest of two men accused of racketeering and stealing money from two dozen victims.  Joseph Charde who maintains an office on Marco and Allen Duquet face felony charges, accused of masterminding a Ponzi scheme that led to $6 million being stolen from 26 people. A victim filed a complaint with the State Attorney's Office and investigators discovered more victims.  Charde and Duquet are accused of taking money from investors for escrow on properties and using it for other purposes according to the State Attorney's Office.The men own Onier Sales and Rentals LLC on Marco.  Investors lost $1.9 million in the scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

  

ISLAND AUTOMOTIVE INC : 801 E Elkcam Cir, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1887

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  7/4/19 Vegetation Fire 740 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND,

Gas Leak 940 TULIP CT, MARCO ISLAND, 7/4/19  FL

Wires Arcing 7/4/19 840 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE: 7/4/19  Marco safety workers perform an Elevator Rescue 540 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Firemen were called to an alarm Wednesday, 7/3/19, at 107 Camellia St West in Everglades City.  No other details available

 

 

 

 

 

  

BREAKING NEWS:  Fireworks on Marco Island  started at dusk approximately 9 pm on the 4th and were shot from off shore over the Gulf.  Patriotic music was synced to the fireworks display and could be heard on Marco's radio station 98.1 fm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  At noon Tuesday 7/2/19 Marine officers responded to a medical emergency near Cape Romano.  They transported an adult patient via the police boat to the Caxambas boat ramp to be taken to the hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 DON'T MISS COFFEE WITH A COP

Coffee, fun, food and a friendly environment provides an opportunity for Marco Island Police Officers to interact with the citizens they serve every day. Where: Wake Up Marco 912 N Collier Blvd. Marco Island Florida When: Wednesday July 24th, 2019 7:30 am—9:30 am For more information call Marco Island Police Department 239-389-3966 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Members of Camp Mackle got a chance to check out the Marco police vehicles as well as learn about the department during a visit to the Marci PD Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Fire Alarm 7/2/19 
929 SAN MARCO RD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE: MARCO POLICE HAVE ARRESTED RICHARD SILEO OF NAPLES FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT MONDAY.  MARCO POLICE OBTAINED A SEARCH WARRANT FOR HIS HOME AFTER HE ALLEGED TO HAVE THREATENED PEOPLE AT GERBER COLLISION AND LATER AT ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL ON THE ISLAND  WITH WHAT THEY BELIEVED WAS A GUN.  SILEO CONFESSED AND A BB GUN WAS FOUND

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  MARCO FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO A HOUSE GENERATOR FIRE MONDAY 7 1 19 .  THE FIRE WAS CONTAINED TO THE GENERATOR BY THE ASSISTANCE OF A CONDEE REPAIRMAN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  The Forth of July potluck held early 6/30/19 at the united Church of Marco.

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Deputies arrested 44-year-old Amy Kirk after she sped near Marco while under the influence.  Reports indicate she was traveling San Marco Road at speeds of up to 94 mph.  She eventually crashed taking down several mangrove trees along the way.  Deputies said they could smell alcohol on her breath. She had a passenger inside her car.  Kirk was checked by EMS for injuries on the scene and taken to Naples City jail.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  LCEC REPLACED EQUIPMENT IN THE ADMIRALTY HOUSE AREA SUNDAY THAT RESULTED IN AN EXTENDED POWER OUTAGE FOR CUSTOMERS WITHIN THE AREA.  POWER WAS RESTORED AROUND 5PM

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Organizers report a good turnout for the early four of July celebration at Everglades City.  The event stared with a parade at 10am followed by food, crafts and other fun in the park.  The evening fireworks were obscured by rain in the area

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS: Marco firemen were called to 560 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL over the weekend to a fire alarm reported there.

 

 

 

 

  Marco Island’s Top Ten for July:

1. FIREWORKS IN NEIGHBORHOODS ARE PROHIBITED.

2. Having problems with a contractor or questions about contractor licensing? Mr. Joe Nourse, Collier County Licensing Compliance Officer, will be at City Hall every Tuesday from 10 a.m.to Noon and every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. No appointment needed.

3. Would you like to check the status of your permit? The Citizen Self Service Page of the website is ready to provide information. Click https://marcoislandflenergovpub.tylerhost.net/Apps/SelfService#/search

4. The Friends of Tigertail are sponsoring a beach clean-up on July 6 at 8 a.m. at the Tigertail Beach Boardwalk.

5.  City Manager Mike McNees starts on July 1. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

6.  City Council will discuss the Budget July 15 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

7. Summer Street Resurfacing begins soon for the following streets: Redwood Ct, Elkhorn Ct, Winward Dr, Chalmers Dr, Park Ave, Rio Ct, Joy Circle, East & West Elkcam Circle, Bald Eagle from Collier Blvd to Giralda Ct and N Barfield from Bald Eagle to Redwood Ct.

8. Annual Hurricane Preparedness Seminar – July 30 at 5 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room. Residents, business owners and visitors will have an opportunity to learn from City Staff on how to prepare .

9.  Interested in how you can create a safe harbor on your property for burrowing owls? Details soon.

10.City Hall offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day. ENJOY THE FIREWORKS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: On 6/28/19  Marco firemen received an alarm at 991 Chalmer Dr.  Firemen also received  alarms to 560 South Collier Blvd Ste 903.

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Firemen were called to 403 Riverside Dr in Everglades City Friday 6/28/19 to fight a refuse fire. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to an alarm at 651 Seaview Ct on 6/27/19.  No other details released 

Firemen also received an alarm from 133 South Collier Building C on 6/27/19 and also from 50 Bald Eagle Dr. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Students visit the Marco Island Historical Society museum Thursday ( 6/27/19 )

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco island got hit by mother nature Wednesday night with heavy rain and lightening.  Some areas were without power for several hours but no major damage was reported.

 

BREAKING NEWS: Marco firemen were called to 794 Hideaway Cir Wednesday ( 6/26/19 ) night for a fire alarm.  No other details available.  About the same time firemen were called to 40 s Heathwood Dr where another fire alarm was reported.  No major damage was reported in this case either.  Within the hour firemen also got a call to 1079 Bald Eagle Dr for a third alarm

 

BREAKING NEWS:  During Wednesday's ( 6/26/19) rain storm officials were called to 1325 Andros Ave on Marco where reports indicate wires were acring.  LCEC was able to restore power in the area.  LCEC also received a report of arcing wires at Bald Eagle and Elkcam Circle.  Power was restored in the morning.  Reports of water pressure being low were also received all over the hour. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  After a Naples paper reported that a former Marco fireman was involved in sexual activity at the city gym while on duty prior to his leaving the department the Marco fire chief has requested the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO)  open an investigation concerning the allegations. The chief reports that The City of Marco Island takes very seriously allegations and violations of public trust as previously shown. The chief reported, " As always, we will work closely with CCSO and take appropriate action upon being provided with credible evidence."  The fireman in question is Nicholas Macchiarolo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Construction at Collier Boulevard and Winterberry Drive including a new  traffic signal and new crosswalk began this week.  The project had been delayed due to a sewer pipe which was located and verified.  Drivers at the intersection are advised to drive with caution.  Cost of the improvements is $363,945. The Marriott is paying $300,000 and the city the rest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Firemen and police were called to a report of arcing wires at 444 River Ct Tuesday evening.  LCEC was alerted.  Ni damage reported

BREAKING NEWS:  Naples firemen answered a call Tuesday to the intersection of Collier Blvd and Mainsail Dr North of Marco after a vegetation fire was reported.  The fire was extinguished.  Cause of the blaze unknown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The National weather service alerted residents in the Everglades City / Chuckolaske area at 5:45pm Tuesday 6/25/19 that a heavy storm that could create tornadoes was passing through their area going North East to South West.  As the day progressed the storm arrived over Marco island but not as strong as earlier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  MARCO POLICE INVESTIGATED AN INCIDENT ON MAY 5TH IN WHICH A MARCO ISLAND COUPLE WERE RETURNING HOME FROM NAPLES VIA AN UBER WHEN THEY GOT INTO A FIGHT IN THE BACK SEAT.  THE TWO WERE ARRESTED , THE MAN FOR BATTERY AND RESISTING A POLICE OFFICER AND THE WOMAN FOR RESISTING AN OFFICER.  AFTER INVESTIGATION THE STATE HAS DECIDED NOT TO PERSECUTE THE WOMAN.  THEY DID PROSECUTE THE MAN.  AFTER THE INCIDENT A LOCAL REPORTER PRODUCED PICTURES PURPORTED TO BE THAT OF THE WOMAN AND SHOWING INJURIES.  A POLICE SPOKESMAN SAYS THE DPT WILL INVESTIGATE THE PHOTOS AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE MEDIA. 

THE TWO, ARE NOW CLAIMING POLICE BRUTALITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE INCIDENT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  From the Marco PD. In Florida, the only legal fireworks for use by consumers, who don’t possess a special permit,  are known as “sparklers”. “Sparklers” include Sparklers, Fountains, Snakes and Glow Worms. Illegal fireworks include Roman Candles, Bottle Rockets and any other fireworks that act as projectiles. If it explodes or is fired in the air it is illegal. For more information on Florida’s firework regulations call the City of Marco Island Police Department at 239-389-5050.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called to 600 South Collier Blvd Sunday night for a fire alarm.  More details to be released later by firemen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The island is moving forward with plans for the 2019 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks display.

 City Council Meeting, the Council voted to contract Zambelli Fireworks for the 2019 fireworks display in the amount of $59,000.  The Chamber of Commerce has stepped up to assist collecting half of that total ($29,500) and are asking for donations to assist in making sure the City of Marco Island celebrates our 4th of July as in past years.  A contribution will recognize you or your organization as a partner in this effort. If your contribution is $3,000 or more, we will make arrangements for you to present your check directly to City Council with media present.  Please make your check payable to the MICC - Fireworks and mail to:

Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce ,1102 North Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL   34145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  A Cape Coral man was arrested Saturday. FWC officers arrested Jason Kramer. They say he was driving out of control in a boat on Marco Island putting manatees at risk.  He was reportedly swerving and yelling at jet skiers and was endangering manatees by speeding in their protected no-wake zone. The officer said Kramer even yelled at one of his passengers to jump out of the boat.  Officers were able to pull him over.  Officers said they found a large number of empty alcoholic drinks on board. He was taken to the Naples Jail, arrested for boating under the influence not having the safety equipment and refusing a breathalyzer and having an active warrant out of Collier County.

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen were called out Sunday afternoon to a vegetation fire at 827 Chestnut Ct on Marco.  The fire was quickly brought under control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco firemen answered a call Sunday ( 6/23/19 ) afternoon to 910 Ruby Ct.  The fire was extinguished.  No other information has been released.

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  Two Collier County sheriff's deputies responded to a traffic collision on Saturday night ( 6/22/19 at the intersection of Capri Rd and Collier Blvd.  The accident at 11:01pm.  It remains under investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  Marco Island Firemen responded to a report of a fire alarm at 4:20am Sunday 6/23/19 at 780 South Collier Blvd STE 502 on Marco island.  Four fire and safety units were on the scene. No major damage was reported

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Officials received a report of an 8 foot gator in the canal at the 1100 block of North Collier Blvd Saturday morning. (6/22/19)  Wildlife officials were called but it is noted this is a normal habitat for a gator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:

LCEC OFFICIALS WERE ON THE SCENE OF A REPORT OF WIRES ARCING AT 192 GULFPORT CT ON THE ISLAND AT 11:22PM FRIDAY NIGHT.  NO MAJOR DAMAGE WAS REPORTED.

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Independence Day early in historic Everglades City June 29.

 

This starts at 10:00 a.m. with the Opening Ceremony at Everglades City Hall.

 

The Patriotic Parade wends its way around the Circle at 10:30 a.m. The theme is “Hats Off to America”  there are prizes for  best entries anything from golf carts to swamp buggies. New this year a trophy for best hat.

 

The celebration continues in McLeod Park with Arts & Crafts vendors, hotdogs and cold drinks, bake sale, kiddies’ best-dressed contests, face painting, and a raffle.

 

The Grande Finale is musical fireworks at 9:00 p.m.

 

For information, phone Dottie at (239) 695-3781 or visit www.evergladeshistorical.org for a poster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco's City's contractor will  begin the construction of the new sidewalk and crosswalk at Collier Blvd & Winterberry Dr Monday morning June 24th.   Work will last about two weeks and can include overnight operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:   26-year-old Castillo-Hernandez of Marco Island led deputies led on a high speed chase down Collier Boulevard Wednesday.  Eventually, he entered into a Race Track and hit a red pick up truck.  He then continued along Rookery Bay Drive until finally stopped. Castillo-Hernandez will appear in court July 15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Tracy Frazzano recently of Montclair township New Jersey has been named the new Police Chief for Marco Island.  She will be the first woman to lead the Marco police dpt.  Acting City manager David Harden made the announcement to councilpersons Wednesday ( 6/19/19) .  She has served 24 years on the Montclair force.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  

Fire Alarm 6/20/19 991 WINTERBERRY DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 6/20/19 991 WINTERBERRY DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 6/19/19 1450 CUTLER CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 6/19/19 1085 BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Heavy rains hit Marco island Tuesday afternoon causing flooding in various locations including Bald Eagle, San Marco rd and Collier Blvd.  drivers were advised not to try to drive in flooded areas. In several cases cars had to be pulled from flooded roads when they ceased to run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Casey Hickok, 32, of Copeland pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm in court Monday.  He could be sentenced to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and no more than three years of supervised released and a special assessment of $100.  a plea agreement was reached Monday.  He had been charged with the death of his father during an incident on a fishing boat 25 miles South West of Marco several months ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS::  After hours of discussion both pro and con by many residents of the island, Marco city council passed the ordinance allowing Marijuana dispensaries on the island.  At one point the council chair attempted to add language that would prohibit recreational use in the future should the state allow such a thing but that amendment was turned down.  The council vote was 5 to 2 for allowing the facilities in the same areas where pharmacys are now located.

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: POLICE BLOTTER:

Elevator Rescue 6/18/19 750 W ELKCAM CIR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Traffic Collision 6/18/19 TAMIAMI TRL E & COLLIER BLVD, NAPLES, FL

Fire Alarm 6/18/19 400 S COLLIER BLVD, BLDG S, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Traffic Collision 6/18/19 COVEWOOD CT & SAN MARCO RD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Elevator Rescue 6 18 19 1061 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 6/18/19 350 S COLLIER BLVD, STE 401, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Alarm 6/18/19 1070 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 Elevator Rescue 6/17/19 560 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 6/17/19 889 MAGNOLIA CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 6/17/19 1057 BONITA CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Alarm 6/17/19 951 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Students from the 13th jr assembly who attended on behalf of the Marco area YMCA

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  COLLIER BLVD WILL BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE HEADING SOUTH AGAIN WEDNESDAY AFTER CREWS WERE UNABLE TO WORK TUESDAY BECAUSE OF HEAVY RAINS IN THE AREA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Above a look at the Taste of Marco by the YMCA

 

 

 

ON SCENE  Marco firemen were called to Seaview Court around 2pm Sunday after receiving a report of smoke in the hallway.  Firemen determined the smoke originated from a microwave oven with no major damage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Marco island experienced localized street flooding Saturday ( 6/15/19 ) night during a downpour that hit the island.  Police caution drivers not to drive thorough high water.  the only area closed was Barfield near the Publix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Above Police are looking for Lindsey Elizabeth Slawson for grand theft and dealing in stolen property.  If you know her whereabouts call 800-780-TIPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Tennis and Splash Camp participants at Marco YMCA

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

Wires Arcing 6/15/19 888 ROSE CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 6/14/19
220 SEAVIEW CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 6/14/19
1085 BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE :

MARCO POLICE NIGHT SHIFT WORKING WITH COMMUNITY TO INCREASE SAFETY BY DISTRIBUTING SAFETY LIGHTS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CRABBY LADY IN GOODLAND.  GREAT FOR BREAKFAST LUNCH AND DINNER

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Swim lessons given this week at the YMCA

 

 

 

 

 

ONE SCENE:

THE GREATER MARCO YMCA YOUTH DELIVERED FOOD BAGS AT MANATEE AND PARKSIDE SCHOOLS THIS WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  If you think the Marco Cat is too small for you here's a larger version

 

 

 

 

 

BULLETIN:  The work on the new pipeline on the South bound lane of Collier Blvd will continue a few more days.  Drivers are advised to watch for workers in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

ZAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1095 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 970-5205

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

Fire Alarm 6/14/19 101 KIRKWOOD ST, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Alarm 6/13/19 581 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 6/12/19 1120 N COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Traffic Collision 6/12/19 625 N COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 6/11/19 1085 BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

Residents of Marco Island became concerned Monday night after Fort Meyers TV stations reported a wild bear was spotted on the island.  Truth be told, the bear was seen four miles North of the island on Collier Blvd near the intersection with Tower blvd and not on the island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  RECENTLY, A SPECIAL AWARDS CEREMONY WAS HELD ON THE ISLAND HONORING INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS FOR THEIR EXCEPTIONAL EFFORTS IN THE COMMUNITY

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Residents turn out for beach cleanup on Saturday morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  Students at this past week's police / fire academy 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

 Fire Alarm 6 10 19 1227 ANTIGUA CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 6/10/19 700 S COLLIER BLVD, BLDG SOUTH, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 6/9/19 651 SEAVIEW CT, BLDG B, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 6/9/19 1080 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 6/7/19 1085 BALD EAGLE DR, BLDG B, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Elevator Rescue 6/8/19 440 SEAVIEW CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Vehicle Fire 6/7/19  75 AT SR 29 UNDER THE BRIDGE SB, NAPLES, FL

Fire Alarm 6/7/19 832 GIRALDA CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Commercial Fire 6/6/19 260 SEAVIEW CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  

 Two people and their pets were rescued from a burning boat in the Gulf on Thursday 24 miles southwest of Marco Island.    The Key West Express, responded to its mayday around 7:30 pm.  A man and a woman, each holding a dog, used a dingy in escaping the fire. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Officer Reyes rescued an injured bobcat cub Thursday on San Marco rd.  It was taken to the conservancy for treatment

 

 

 

 

 

NEVER FORGET

 

 

 

 

IF YOU RECEIVED AN EMAIL THAT LOOKS LIKE IT CAME FROM MARCO WRITERS SHOWING A PICTURE OF A CHILD AND ASKING FOR MONEY ON A GO FUND ME ACCOUNT - DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY. WE HAVE BEEN HACKED. I REPEAT - MARCO WRITERS WILL NEVER ASK FOR MONEY ON A GO FUND ME ACCOUNT UNLESS YOU HAVE RECEIVED SOMETHING SPECIAL FROM ONE OF OUR BOARD MEMBERS.

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  Youngsters learn about basic skills and drills during Football camp on Marco this week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

If you haven't adopted an emergency plan for the hurricane season the state offers you great suggestions by clicking here:   https://apps.floridadisaster.org/getaplan/

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  students learn about fighting fires in a smoky environment at police/fire academy on Marco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON THE SCENE:  POLICE, CODE, PLANNING & ENVIRONMENTAL STAFF TALK WITH CONTRACTORS ABOUT USE OF FERTILIZER ON THE ISLAND.

 

 

 

 ON SCENE:  MARCO POLICE AND FIRE YOUTH ACADEMY LEARNS SURVIVAL SKILLS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

City council was ask this week by councilman Grifoni to consider allowing a Marijuana dispensary on the island.  City council could vote on the prospect at the first meeting before the 15th of July.  Despite rumors on social media council has not given the go ahead yet.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

Fire Alarm 6/6/19 1010 WINTERBERRY DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Vegetation Fire 6/6/19 220 W FLAMINGO CIR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Refuse/Garbage Fire 6/5/19 1315 BAYPORT AVE, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Elevator Rescue 6/5/19 500 NASSAU RD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Traffic Collision 6/5/19 TAMIAMI TRL E & SAN MARCO RD, NAPLES, FL

Wires Arcing 6/4/19 HEIGHTS CT & S BARFIELD DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Traffic Collision 6/4/19 COLLIER BLVD & CAPRI BLVD, NAPLES, FL

Fire Alarm 6/3/19 137 S COLLIER BLVD, BLDG D-E, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

Marco island finance director Gill Polanco has taken over as a temporary city manager of Marco after the interim manager David Harden learned over the weekend that one of his children has died

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  MARCO POLICE CONDUCTING TRAINING OF MARCO RECRUITS

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

LCEC REPORTED 20% OF MARCO ISLAND WAS WITHOUT POWER SUNDAY NIGHT AFTER A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ON YELLOW BIRD DURING WHICH A VEHICLE ROLLED OVER.  LCEC SENT CREWS IN TO REPAIR THE LINE BREAK AND STORE POWER.  CREWS WERE STILL ON THE SCENE MONDAY  REPAIRING THE LINE AND FIXING THE ROADWAY AS OF NOON.  THE CONDITION OF THE DRIVER AND ANY PASSENGERS HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

Marco police are investigating numerous reports of vehicles being entered on the island Saturday night.  In all cases the vehicles were left unlocked.  Officers remind you to remove all valuables from your car and lock it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE: MARCO POLICE CONDUCT " CLICK IT OR TICKET " OPERATION AT BALD EAGLE AND COLLIER SUNDAY.The Marco Island Police Department participated in the state-wide Click it or Ticket traffic safety campaign.  This initiative is a high-visibility education and enforcement effort designed to detect violators of Florida’s traffic laws with special emphasis on occupant protection.  MIPD conducted 311 traffic stops during which citizens received education regarding traffic safety and seat belts.  Twenty-eight written warnings and six citations for seatbelt violations were issued, while thirty-three citations were issued for other traffic violations.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUKES APPLIANCES 128 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Call Us: 239-970-0618

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

CAPT DAVID BAER HAS BEEN SELECTED BY THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER TO BE ACTING POLICE CHIEF ON MARCO WHILE CITY COUNCIL MAKES IT'S CHOICE OF A FULLTIME CHIEF.  CHIEF AL SCHETTINO HAD PLANNED TO SERVE UNTIL JUNE 15TH BUT DECIDED HIS LAST DAY WOULD BE MAY 31ST.

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

FEMA is granting the city of Marco Island $1,500,000 to buy a generator for potable water treatment, water pressure and fire suppression supply in the event of an outage. The generator will be employed at the Water Source Facility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY  606 Bald Eagle Dr #200, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1004

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

Traffic Collision 6/1/19 TAMIAMI TRL E & COLLIER BLVD, NAPLES, FL

Wires Arcing 6/1/19 994 N BARFIELD DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 5/31/19 418 WATERLEAF CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 5/31/19 480 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 5/30/19 
960 CAPE MARCO DR, MARCO IS LAND, FL

Fire Alarm 5/30/19
1090 N COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AS WE REPORTED ON THE 24TH OF MAY, MARCO POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A DUMP TRUCK WITH THE LETTERS " WEST COAST TRUCKING " ON THE SIDE.  THE TRUCK IS BELIEVED TO BE THE ONE THAT DUMPED A LOAD OF SAND ON THE BURROWS OF GOPHER TORTOISES LIVING ON DOGWOOD DRIVE ON THE ISLAND.  ONCE THE INCIDENT WAS DISCOVERED MARCO PATRIOTS SPRANG TO ACTION AND UNCOVERED THE BURROWS TO SAVE THE TORTOISES.  IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE DUMP TRUCK INVOLVED PLEASE CALL THE MARCO POLICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice is hereby given that the Ochopee Fire Advisory Committee will meet at 4 p.m., Monday, 
June 10, at the Greater Naples Fire Rescue Station 60 (Port of the Islands) 525 New Port Drive,
Naples, Florida 34114.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ON SCENE: MARCO POLICE WITH TOMMIE BARFIELD 5TH GRADE TOP ESSAY WINNER

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS

  05/11/2019 Officers were dispatched to the business of Bombay Club in reference to a male subject carrying a gun. The male subject was located and arrested for Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, carrying a Concealed Weapon and was transported to the Naples Jail Center.

 

 

 

 

 DAVIDE ITALIAN CAFE GREAT FOOD AT THE CORNER OF BALD EAGLE AND COLLIER

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS

Police are continuing their investigation into the drowning death of a Marco man at resident's beach last month.  The incident occurred at 130 North Collier Blvd. 

 MARCO ISLAND COMPUTERS 606 BALD EAGLE.

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  Marco city council will take up the question of whether the dispensing of Marijuana will be allowed in the city at their meeting June 3rd. Councilmen Honig and Grifoni will present position papers on the issue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marco Island’s Top Ten for June:

1. The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1, 2019 and will end on November 30, 2019. Now is the time to prepare. Have a plan should you have to evacuate, inform family and friends of your plan, prepare and re-stock your emergency kit supplies, check your insurance coverages, trim trees and be prepared to secure and protect your home and property if necessary. Visit the https://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/emergency .

2. The 2019  sales tax holiday begins Friday, May 31, 2019 and extends through Thursday, June 6, 2019. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax.

3. Stay Informed, Stay Safe. Code RED is the city’s citizen notification system used in the event of emergencies or critical community alerts. Register your home and cell phone numbers at:https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BD7DF8D41311

4. Green Industries Best Management Practices Class, June 4 from 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.  More information at: https://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/community/page/june-4thgreen-industries-best-management-practices-class

5. Meet & Greet the candidates for the position of Police Chief on Thursday, June 6 at the Island Country Club, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

6. Sea Turtle Nesting Season runs through October 31. DO YOUR PART TO KEEP OUR BEACHES DARK. No flashlights or flash photography after 9 p.m. All beachside lights should be off or shielded by 9 p.m. DO NOT interfere with turtles, eggs or nests.

7. City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the Beautification Advisory Committee. 

8. Marco Island Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a beach clean-up on June 8th at 8 a.m. at the South Beach Boardwalk.

9.  No fertilization is allowed between June 1 and September 30. More information at: https://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/growth-management/page/fertilizer-ordinance

10.City Council will discuss the FY 2019-20 Operating Budget June 17. The special-called budget workshop begins at 9:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Angler Ct Marco resident was defrauded after he believed he was in contact with Delta Airlines attempting to book for airfare and sent the suspect(s) $650.00 in Google gift cards. Investigation continues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS  POLICE BLOTTER

Fire Alarm 5/29/19 190 SNOWBERRY CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS

Two people were arrested Sunday after a Marco Island officer caught them performing a sex act on the beach and wouldn't stop.  An officer found two people laying in front of the beach access. They were Nichole Garbinski of Marco Island and Tyler Qualls of Naples.  The officer ordered Garbinski to stop, but she did not. Qualls was arrested for Exposure of Sexual Organs and Garbinski was arrested for Exposure of Sexual Organs and Littering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  The Collier County Sheriff's Office rescued a boater Sunday afternoon 17 miles southwest of Cape Romano.  The boat was taking on water as deputies were able to use a 2,500-gallon auxiliary pump to get ahead of the water coming in.   The boat was escorted back to safety at the Caxambas boat ramp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VISIT THE MARCO PLAYERS WEB SITE FOR SHOW INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS:  A broken power pole has caused loss of power from Chokoloskee to Plantation as of around 1pm Tuesday 5/28/19.  LCEC estimates power to be restored in 10 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:  MARCO FIREFIGHTERS WERE CALLED TO A Elevator Rescue at 930 CAPE MARCO DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL  Monday (5/27/19)

Gas Leak 5/28/19 WINTERBERRY DR & S HEATHWOOD DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Outside Fire 5/28/19 COLLIER BLVD & CAPRI BLVD, NAPLES, FL

Vegetation Fire 5/28/19 TAMIAMI TRL E & SAN MARCO RD, NAPLES, FL

Wires Arcing 5/28/19 COPELAND AVE S & BROADWAY AVE E, EVERGLADES CITY, FL POWER OUT

Fire Alarm /28/19 350 S COLLIER BLVD, STE 401, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 VISIT THE CRABBY LADY AT GOODLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Ex police Marco police officer, Sgt James Inlow has seen his FDLE certificate revoked by state officials after he was found to be having sex while on the job at the Marco police dpt.  Previously, officer Neil Giansanti voluntarily gave up his certificate for the same infraction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE:  CITY HOLDS MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES AT 11 AM IN VETERANS PARK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING MARCO  NEWS: 

EARLY SATURDAY EVENING MARCO FIREMEN WENT TO A Fire Alarm
1141 SWALLOW AVE, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Late Saturday night Marco firemen were called to an Illegal Fire at
890 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL.  No other details available as yet

 Traffic Collision 5/24/19 227 N COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 5/24/19 133 VINTAGE BAY DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 Traffic Collision 5/24/19 227 N COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING MARCO NEWS

During the election held recently at the Belize Condo Association Victor Rios, Vice chair of Marco city council and Joseph Shady were re-elected to the Board of Directors.  In a complaint filed April 26 it's alleged 16 ballots were submitted under the names of unit owners who didn't actually cast the ballot.  Ten of those have reportedly filed affidavits stating they did not cast their ballot. The complaint was filed by Joseph Fleming, an owner in the Belize.  The FDLE is investigating possible forgery.  Rios and Shady have resigned their posts saying they had believed they were grandfathered in the positions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“In Their Honor” was the theme of Marco Island’s annual Memorial Day ceremony, 11 a.m., May 27, at Veterans Community Park.  This year’s event highlighted by additions to the program including the formal placement of five fresh floral arrangements, each bearing the colors of America’s military branches.  The event will also by highlighted by: 

A keynote speech by American Legion Post #404 Commander Lee Rubenstein

An opening prayer by Fr. Tim Nevin of San Marco Catholic Church

A ceremony honoring POWs led by American Legion Post #404’s 1st Vice Commander Bill Horton, and Sargent at Arms, Harry Weathers.

The Star Spangled Banner sung by Mary Jo O’Regen, accompanied by the Tommie Barfield Elementary School chorus

A musical salute to the five military branches

A fly-over by Marco Island’s Civil Air Patrol Squadron.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING MARCO NEWS:

ABOVE: A MARCO MAN CAME UP MISSING THURSDAY (5/23/19 ) AFTER HE WAS LAST SEEN RIDING A TRICYCLE ON THE ISLAND.  JOHN WAS LAST SEEN ON BALD EAGLE .  HE WAS LOCKED SAFELY AT A SHOPPING PLAZA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE: THE MARRIOTT FEEDS THE FIRST RESPONDERS ON MARCO DURING FIRST RESPONDER APPRECIATION DAY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING EVERGLADES CITY AREA  NEWS

Casey Hickok of Copeland has plead not guilty to a second-degree murder charge of his father,  Robert Hickok of Copeland aboard a boat 66 miles west of Marco Island several months ago.    His trial is now scheduled for June 17th with pretrial June 13th.

 

 

 

 

BREAKING MARCO NEWS

 

Elevator Rescue 5/21/19 1208 EDINGTON PL, BLDG E, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 5/21/19 807 E ELKCAM CIR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 5/21/19 1288 WINTERBERRY DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MARCO NEWS UPDATE

They have always left Keewaydin Island alone over the years to see what happens, related to sea level rise.  What have they found? Keewaydin is retreating.  Francis Rooney says that's a big concern.  Because of science Rooney says he's looking into the climate change that is causing these major changes on Keewaydin.  The Congressmen and others toured the island last month.  Some Southwest Florida leaders from Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties are talking about forming a regional collaboration to focus on climate-related solutions.

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING MARCO NEWS

IT'S OFFICIAL, CITY COUNCIL VOTED UNANIMOUSLY MONDAY ( 5/20/19 ) TO ACCEPT THE CONTRACT OF NEW CITY MANAGER MIKE MCNEES WHO WILL TAKE OVER ON JULY 1ST FOR THE TEMPORARY CITY MANAGER.  MCNEES WILL RECEIVE  $185,000 PER YEAR.

 

 

 

 ON SCENE: CITIZENS TURN OUT FOR A MEET THE CHIEFS BREAKFAST TUESDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING MARCO NEWS

MARCO POLICE WERE CALLED TO SAN MARCO RD MONDAY ( 5/20/19 ) WHEN A BOAT BEING TOWED ON A TRAILER SLIPPED OFF THE TOWING UNIT AND ENDED UP IN THE STREET BLOCKING TRAFFIC.  NO ONE WAS HURT BUT TRAFFIC WAS HELD UP.

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING MARCO NEWS

LCEC REPORTED SOME 2,115 CUSTOMERS ON MARCO ISLAND WERE WITHOUT POWER AROUND 10:30AM FRIDAY 5/17/19.  CAUSE OF THE OUTAGE WAS UNKNOWN.  POWER WAS RESTORED AN HOUR LATER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 As a reminder to drivers, the annual Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign will kick off across the state beginning Monday, May 20 and going through Sunday, June 2. Collier County deputies will be out patrolling and enforcing seat belt usage as well as child restraint laws. 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING MARCO NEWS 

 Marco Island is moving forward with plans for the 2019 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks display.  City Council Meeting, the Council voted to contract Zambelli Fireworks for the 2019 fireworks display in the amount of $59,000.  The Chamber of Commerce has stepped up to assist with collecting half of that total from our community ($29,500).  Therefore, we are asking for donations to assist in making sure the City of Marco Island celebrates our 4th of July as in past years.  

Please make your check payable to the MICC - Fireworks and mail to:

 

Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce 

1102 North Collier Blvd

Marco Island, FL   34145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A ground breaking ceremony was held this week for the new construction at Marco island academy to create permanent buildings on San Marco Road.  Total cost of the project some  $12.5 million.  Building will be in three phases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING ON MARCO POLICE BLOTTER

Fire Alarm 5/20/19 807 E ELKCAM CIR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Elevator Rescue 5/19/19 816 W ELKCAM CIR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Wires Arcing 5/19/19 1024 ANGLERS CV, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 5 18 19 1609 BARBAROSA CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 5/19/19 530 ALAMEDA CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 5/17/19 807 E ELKCAM CIR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 560 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL 5/15/19

 

 BREAKING MARCO NEWS

 Former Marco island police officer Tige Thompson was being removed as a police officer and could take a nonpolice job with the city if one becomes available.   The city manager made the announcement Wednesday after Thompson had been described as a " Brady Cop "  for telling different stories about the same events he investigated earlier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON SCENE; MARCO FIREMEN ARRIVE ON THE SCENE OF A FIRE CALL TUESDAY ( 5/14/19 ) AT A GULFVIEW CONDO.  DETAILS TO BE RELEASED LATER.

 

 

 

 

BREAKING MARCO NEWS: MARCO POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR AMELIA KUDYBA WANTED ON SIX WARRANTS FOR VOP BURGLARY.  IF YOU KNOW HER WHEREABOUTS CALL 1-800-780-8477.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

ON SCENE:  YOUTH DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR STEPHANIE PEPPER MAKES A PRESENTATION OF A CHECK DONATION FROM THE NOON TIME ROTARY CLUB TO THE MARCO YMCA RECENTLY

 

 

 

ON SCENE ;After over 28 years of service to the Marco Island Community, Tom Bogan retires. Barb Murphy VP with the Fire Rescue Foundation presented Tom with a $1,000 donation to the Golisano Children’s Hospital Emergency Department in his name.

 

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE: MIFR TOOK PART IN THE ISLAND WATERWAYS PROGRAM TEACHING CHILDREN TO BE SAFE AROUND WATER

 

 

 

 

  

ON SCENE:  MARCO OFFICER HAUETER WITH THE HELP OF THE CCSO REMOVED A MOTHER DUCK AND HER DUCKLINGS TRAPPED IN A STORM SEWER TUESDAY ( 5/14/19 ).  THE CREW USED A POOL NET BORROWED FROM A NEIGHBOR AND EXTRACTED THE DUCKS UNHARMED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING MARCO NEWS:

THE PILOT OF THE PLANE WHICH CRASHED TAKING HIS LIFE SATURDAY NORTH OF MARCO HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS FORMER MARCO RESIDENT BILL GASTON SR.  THE CRASH REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE FAA.  GASTON CAME TO MARCO IN 1983 AND WAS THE FIRST TO ESTABLISH A CABLE TV SYSTEM ON THE ISLAND.  HE SOLD THE SYSTEM AND MOVED TO THE LELY AREA SEVERAL YEARS AGO.  BILL GASTON SR WAS THE ONLY PERSON IN THE PLANE AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH.  ABOVE, A DISPLAY OF THE PLANE'S APPROACH

 

 

 

 

 

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VISIT THE CRABBY LAND IN GOODLAND GREAT FOOD GREAT ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING NEWS:

 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is predicting one of the worse stone crab seasons in the last 15 years coming up this Fall.  FWC says the '18/'19 season started off lower than average and this generally signals a lower season ahead.   Businesses in Collier County saw less stone crabs this season. as fewer as 30% of normal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING MARCO NEWS

MARCO ISLAND WAS HIT WITH NUMEROUS POWER OUTAGES SATURDAY 5/11/19 BEGINNING AROUND 4PM.  LCEC SAID 3457 CUSTOMERS LOST POWER.  CAUSE OF THE OUTAGES HAS NOT BEEN ANNOUNCED.  REPORTS WERE RECEIVED FROM ALL OVER THE ISLAND ESPECIALLY IN THE BALD EAGLE DRIVE AREA.  SOME RESTAURANTS CANCELLED THEIR ENTERTAINMENT BECAUSE OF THE OUTAGE

 

 

 

 

IN OLDE MARCO NORTH END OF THE ISLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 BREAKING MARCO NEWS:  The above map shows traffic rerouting during road work on the island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON THE SCENE: THE KYLE PETTY 25TH CHARITY RIDE PASSED NORTH OF MARCO ON RT 41 SATURDAY.  HERE ARE SOME PICTURES:

 

 

  MARCO NEWS:MARCO ISLAND'S BAN ON THE USE OF PLASTIC STRAWS ON IT'S BEACHES STANDS AFTER THE GOVERNOR VETOED A STATE BILL THAT WOULD HAVE TAKEN THE POWER TO CONTROL THE STRAWS AWAY FROM VARIOUS CITIES.  MARCO COUNCIL PASSED THE BILL SEVERAL MONTHS AGO.

 

 

 

 

 

FOOD AND FUN COME EASY AT MARIOS NORTH BALD EAGLE DRIVE ON THE ISLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAKING MARCO NEWS POLICE BLOTTER

Fire Alarm 5/11/19 2000 ROYAL MARCO WAY, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Elevator Rescue 5/11/19 1024 ANGLERS CV, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 351 COTTAGE CT, MARCO ISLAND 5/11/19 ND, FL

Elevator Rescue Sat 5/11/19 1085 BALD EAGLE DR, BLDG F, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 5/10/19 606 BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Gas Leak 5/9/19 1661 ALMERIA CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1095 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 970-5205

 

 

 

 

 

 The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is warning businesses and employees about a scam in which thieves attempt to reroute employee direct deposit paychecks into alternate accounts to steal money.  CCSO has received reports involving employees or companies who received emails asking for reroutes on direct deposit accounts.  An employee receives an email that appears to be from the company administration such as the payroll department or human resources department.  The employee either responds to the email or clicks on a hyperlink. This process will have the employee provide their login credentials for their direct deposit.  This is a scame and should be avoided.

 

 

 

WANT TO KNOW WHO WON THE CONTEST PUT ON BY THE CITY OF MARCO Beautification Advisory Committee?  CLICK BELOW:

https://youtu.be/LZeN-ZQjav4

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to a free poetry reading and reception Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Naples poet Kyle Banta will read from his first book of poetry “Intricate Illusions.”  As a person with learning differences, Kyle Banta said he realized the need to “self-advocate …be true to myself…(and stop trying) to be something I am not.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Crabby Lady

123 Bayshore Way, Goodland, FL 34140

 

(239) 500-CRAB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 WATCH FOR LANE CLOSIERS LEAVING MARCO ON COLLIER BLVD FRIDAY GOING NORTH AS PIPE LINE INSTALLATION CONTINUES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO CITY COUNCIL THIS WEEK SELECTED MIKE MCNEES, THE FORMER CITY MANAGER OF MELBOURNE FLORIDA TO BE THE NEXT FULL TIME CITY MANAGER FOR MARCO ISLAND.  HE WILL REPLACE INTERIM MANAGER HARDEN WHO LEAVE THE POSITION SHORTLY.  COUNCIL HOPES TO HAVE A COMPLETED NEGOTIATION WITH MCNEES BY THE MAY 20TH MEETING FOR COUNCIL TO APPROVE.

 

 

 

GOOD NEWS FOR DRIVERS ACROSS THE JOLLY BRIDGE.  CREWS COMPLETED REPAIRS OF THE BRIDGE LIGHTING THIS WEEK WHICH HAS BEEN DAMAGED SINCE A HURRICANE PASSED THROUGH OVER A YEAR AGO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBWAY SANDWHICH SHOP  Island Plaza 670 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 394-7009

 

 

ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY  606 Bald Eagle Dr #200, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-1004

 

Students and faculty at Lely High School were evacuated Monday after deputies received a report of a suspicious package. Deputies searched the school but did not find anything.

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

Fire Alarm 5/7/19 1085 BALD EAGLE DR, BLDG E, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 5/7/19 250 S BEACH DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Traffic Collision 5/7/19 295 WATERSIDE CIR, STE 102, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collier County Sheriff’s Office is warning people not to keep their dogs in a parked car alone. This can be dangerous for an animal even if the windows are cracked.  A warm car can leave them with heart problems and nerve damage.  If you see a dog alone in a parked car, call the sheriff or police.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CRABBY LADY IN GOODLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Marco police report these incidents over the past few weeks in addition to other reports:

Grand Theft  S Collier Blvd – Condo owner reported loss of rings and earrings.  Value approximately $7,200. 

Burglary of Dwelling on Nassau Rd – Homeowner returned from a doctor’s appointment to discover her home burglarized. A neighbor saw a suspicious vehicle. Taken was a computer, jewelry, and cash. Value $21,565.

Victim responded to a Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes scam and sent two $60,000  cashier’s checks to a suspect with them being cashed at two separate banks in Tallahassee.

Burglary of Conveyance / Grand Theft 385 Angler Ct – Victim left his 24-foot Skeeter locked at his slip. He came back found compartments were unlocked, and rod/reels were missing.  Value for loss is approximately $5,500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 POLICE LOG

Wires Arcing 5/ 6 /19 300 ROOKERY CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Hazardous Condition 5/6/19 1174 SHENANDOAH CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Illegal Fire 5/6/19 344 SAND HILL ST, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm  5/4/19 910 PANAMA CT, STE UNIT 402, MARCO ISLAND

Fire Alarm 5/3/19 599 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OVER THE WEEKEND ( 4/28/19) HOOTIE AND THE BLOW FISH MADE IT TO MARCO ISLAND FOR A PRIVATE CONCERT AT THE MARRIOTT.  THE SHOW WAS SUNDAY ON THE BEACH AT 7PM.   TOBY KEITH PERFORMED TUESDAY AT 7PM AT THE MARRIOTT AS PART OF A CONVENTION TAKING PLACE THERE THIS WEEK PUT ON BY A RESTAURANT CHAIN.  WEEZER PLAYED  WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eighty-one candidates have applied for Chief of Police on Marco to replace Police Chief Al Schettino, who retires June 15.  28 of the candidates are from Florida.  The Florida Police Chiefs Association STARS Program is being used to conduct the search.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                    ABOVE: Parade at the Art-In-The-Glades Everglades Museum's birthday and Trail Town event celebrations estimated 500 in attendance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Marco Island’s Top Things for May:

1. Sea Turtle Nesting Season is May 1 – October 31. Adult and Hatchling

turtles get disoriented due to lights. No flashlights or flash

photography after 9 p.m. All beachside lights off or shielded

by 9 p.m. 

2.  The life jacket loaner program with loner stations located at beaches is

sponsored by the NCH Safe & Health Children Coalition of Collier County.

3.. Marco Island Area Board of Realtors is sponsoring a beach clean-up on May 4th at 8 a.m. at the South Beach Boardwalk.

4..  The candidates for the position of City Manager Meet & Greet will be held at Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N. Collier Boulevard  May 5 from 4-6 p.m.

5. City Council will hold a Special-Called Meeting May 7 at 5:30

p.m. for the public interviews/ranking of the city manager candidates.

6. End of School Teen Party for grades 6-12 at Mackle Park on May 30, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

7. Celebrate “American Legion Day” on May 18.

8. National Safe Boating Week is May 18 – May 24. 

9. Camp Mackle begins May 31. Enrollment is open – call 239- 642-0575 for details.

10.City Hall offices will be closed Memorial Day May 27. (Note: Waste Management will be picking up garbage on Memorial Day.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marco Island wouldn’t be able to ban plastic straws for five years under a bill going to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis which passed the Senate 24-15 vote Tuesday. It also requires a study of local straw bans already enacted in Florida.

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

Fire Alarm 5/2/19 870 PARTRIDGE CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 400 S COLLIER BLVD, BLDG N, MARCO ISLAND, FL 4/30/19

Confined Space 900 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL  4/30/19

Vegetation Fire 665 TIGERTAIL CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL 4/29/19

Residential Fire 226 WATERWAY CT, STE 202, MARCO ISLAND, FL  4/29/19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE;  SUNDAY 4 28 19 THE ANNUAL TASTE OF MARCO WAS HELD TO SUPPORT THE MARCO ISLAND YMCA

 

THE FAMILY OF A TEENAGER SAYS THEY WILL FILE A SUIT AGAINST MARCO ISLAND GOVERNMENT CLAIMING FORMER MARCO FIREFIGHTER NICHOLAS MACCHIAROLO SENT LEWD PHOTOS TO THEIR DAUGHTER.  MACCHIAROLO HAS PLED NO CONTEST TO A 3RD DEGREE FELONY CHARGE OF UNLAWFUL USE OF TWO WAY COMMUNICATION DEVICES TO COMMIT A FELONY.  THE GIRL WAS 16 AT THE TIME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ABOVE: Pamela Lynn Vandeursen-Thime (AKA: Effie Quinn), 54 years old of South Elgin, Illinois  - an interior designer, working under the name Effie Quinn Interiors & Design, LLC was charged with Exploitation of the Elderly and Fraud, and is awaiting extradition to Florida.

 

Marco Island PD Detectives obtained a arrest warrant with extradition in all 50 states.   

 

MIPD Detectives tracked the suspect to Illinois and alerted the Elgin PD of the warrant she was arrested the suspect Thursday.

 

The suspect befriended a Marco senior citizen and charged the Marco resident $77,000.00 for various jobs which were never completed or charged high amounts for "Intellectual Property".   If anyone has done business with Vandeursen-Thime or Effie Quinn Interiors & Design and feels they have been over charged, you may be a victim of a crime.  For questions or concerns please contact the Marco Island Police Department at 239-389-5050.

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

Vegetation Fire 4/27/19 1221 MULBERRY CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 4/26/18 480 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 4/26/19 581 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE DRONE IN THE PICTURE ABOVE

ABOVE: COLLIER COUNTY AUTHORITIES WERE CALLED AT AROUND 4PM WEDNESDAY (4/24/19) TO THE GOODLAND BRIDGE WHERE A JUMPER WAS REPORTED.  A DIVER WAS CALLED TO THE SCENE ALONG WITH A COPTER TO SEARCH THE WATERS .  SAN MARCO RD WAS CLOSED.  THE ROAD WAS REOPENED ABOUT AN HOUR LATER.  CCSO REPORTS THAT A MAN WAS SEEN JUMPING FROM THE BRIDGE BY TWO WITNESSES AND THAT MAN REPORTEDLY LEFT THE AREA ON A WATERCRAFT.  REPORTS RELEASED THURSDAY INDICATE THE MAN INVOLVED WAS NOT LOCATED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

Fire Alarm 4/26/19 495 THORPE CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 4/26/19 581 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 4/25/19 495 THORPE CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 4/23/19 1021 SWALLOW AVE, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Traffic Collision 4/24/19 51 BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Traffic Collision 4/23/19 JOLLEY BRIDGE NB, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 Fire Alarm 4/23/19 571 HAMMOCK CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 ABOVE: Marco Island Fire Rescue Department hosted a regional annual training exercise for Hazardous Materials Teams from Sarasota county south to Collier County. The Collier County District’s Hazardous Materials Team includes Marco Island Fire Rescue, Greater Naples Fire, City of Naples Fire, and North Collier Fire district.  These Departments responded to Rose Marina for a hazardous materials incident which “occurred” on a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico - the vessel was brought back to the dock for the Hazardous Materials Teams to mitigate. Other Marine Emergency Response Team agencies assisted with patient decontamination, and transportation to the Greater Naples Fire Station on Isle of Capri, where they were treated by the Collier County EMS Special Operations Response team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCOITES ATTEND A LUNCHEON ADDRESSED BY MARCO POLICE CHIEF SCHETTINO THIS WEEK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 April 26, 2019, Marco Island will celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting a sweet tamarind tree at 11 AM in Calusa Park. (1500 block of Winterberry Drive between Pheasant Ct. and Persian Ct.)

 

This annual event presented by the Beautification committee and chaired this year by Becky Irwin marks the first planting of what will become Marco Island's own "food forest" and community garden in Calusa Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM CAPTAIN SAM YOUNG:

As a resident and charter captain, Marco's water quality is impaired by FDEP standards.  Our water quality is what drives our economy and my charter business.  The University of Florida provided a webinar held March 29th specific to Marco Waterways.  

 

Please click on the link below to view it and be educated on how we can use science to solve our water quality puzzle.  Residents, business owners and realtors should know what they don't know, and solutions that will restore our water quality.

 
Meeting Recording:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCO POLICE WERE CALLED TO AN ACCIDENT IN THE 1100 BLOCK OF BALD EAGLE AT 8:38AM EASTER SUNDAY.  THE ROAD TO AND FROM OLDE MARCO WAS BLOCKED.  INJURIES OCCURRED WITH THOSE INVOLVED TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TURNED OUT FOR THE ANNUAL EASTER MORNING SERVICE ON THE BEACH ON MARCO ISLAND.  THE EVENT SAW MARCOITES CELEBRATING THE RESURRECTION WITH MUSIC AND SONG.  THE EVENT IS PUT ON BY THE CHURCHES OF MARCO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLLIER COUNTY IS WARNING SWIMMERS TODAY ( 4/20/19 ) THAT RIP CURRENTS ARE RUNNING HIGH ON THE GULF COAST

 

 

 

 

 

 POLICE BLOTTER

Traffic Collision 4/22/19 COLLIER BLVD & MANATEE RD, NAPLES, FL

Traffic Collision 4/21/19 1135 BALD EAGLE DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm  4/19/19591 SEAVIEW CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Wires Arcing 4/19/19 1181 EMBER CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 4/19/19 4000 ROYAL MARCO WAY, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

4/18/19 the crews replacing the lights on jolly bridge have ordered additional parts and will return to finish the job.  We will report when the return is contemplated as soon as announced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ABOVE; MARCO PD RELEASED PHOTO OF WORKMEN POURING PAINT DOWN DRAINS ON EAST ELKCAM.  POLICE REMIND YOU THIS IS ILLEGAL AND DUMPS DIRECTLY INTO CANALS.

 

 

 

 

 ABOVE:SOME  LANES TO CLOSE  FOR COLLIER BLVD APRIL22-26, APRIL29-30.   MARCO INTERUM CITY MANAGER HARDEN TOLD 98.1FM FRIDAY (4/19/19) THAT DURING THOSE DATES AT LEAST ONE LANE WILL BE KEPT OPEN HEADING NORTH ON COLLIER BLVD.

 

 

 

WHEN LEAVING THE ISLAND TO GO BACK NORTH DON'T FORGET TO DONATE YOUR FOOD GOODS TO  Our Daily Bread Food Pantry at Family Church- 1450 Winterberry Dr. Come round the back to Auburndale Ave side .

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

Fire Alarm 4/19/19 822 BANYAN CT, MARCO , FL

Fire Alarm 100 PALM ST, MARCO ISLAND, FL 4/18/19 

Residential Fire 4/18/19 500 SATURN CT, STE 21, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Residential Fire 601 S BARFIELD DR, MARCO ISLAND 4/17/2019

Fire Alarm 4/17/2019 133 VINTAGE BAY DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

AT MONDAY NIGHT'S MARCO CITY COUNCIL MEETING INTERIM CITY MANAGER HARDEN TOLD COUNCIL HE WILL NOT RECONSIDER HIS DECISION TO ACCEPT THE MARCO POLICE CHIEF'S RESIGNATION IN JUNE.  A LARGE CONTINGENT OF RESIDENTS WERE ON HAND TO SUPPORT KEEPING THE CHIEF.  COUNCIL TOOK NO ACTION ON THE ISSUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AT MONDAYS MARCO CITY COUNCIL MEETING CITY MANAGER HARDEN ADMITTED HE ASK THE MARCO POLICE CHIEF TO RESIGN.  HARDEN SAID THE CHIEF ASK TO WAIT UNTIL JUNE 15TH AND HARDEN AGREED.  RESIDENTS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS HAVE CONTENDED THE CHIEF'S RESIGNATION WAS PRESSURED  SINCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CHIEF'S  RESIGNATION WEEKS AGO.

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: EMPLOYEES OF THE MARCO BEACH OCEAN RESORT PARTICIPATE IN A CPR REFRESHER COURSE THIS WEEK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCOITES ARE SCRATCHING THE HEADS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS TRUE.   AFTER MARCO POLICE CHIEF SCHETTINO TENDERED HIS RESIGNATION FOR JUNE 15TH A STORY APPEARED IN THE VILLAGES DAILY SUN STATING PAUL SIRECI, FORMER NAPLES OFFICER, WAS HEADED TO MARCO ISLAND TO ASSIST THE CITY IN IT'S SEARCH FOR A NEW CHIEF.  THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A STORY IN THE MARCO EAGLE STATING THE VILLAGES DAILY SUN STORY NEVER MENTIONED MARCO ISLAND AND THAT WAS FOLLOWED BY A PICTURE IN THE COASTAL BREEZE NEWS OF THE DAILY SUN'S ARTICLE IN WHICH IT DOES INDEED SAY MARCO ISLAND.  TO CONFUSE THINGS MORE MARCO INTERIM CITY MANAGER TOLD 98.1FM MONDAY HE DID NOT KNOW MR SIRECI AND HAD NEVER SPOKEN TO HIM.  HOWEVER, THE CITY MANAGER SEEMED TO CONFUSE 98.1FM WITH OTHER MEDIUMS AS HE MADE REFERENCE TO A NEWS REPORTER NOT CONNECTED WITH 98.1FM IN HIS ANSWER.  STAY TUNED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DR JASPER 40 S Heathwood Dr Suite E, Marco Island, FL 34145

 HEAR DR JASPER SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT 10AM ON 98.1FM

Phone: (239) 315-8271  Send questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:  DIVISION CHIEF TOM BOGAN AND FAMILY WERE HONORED BY CITY COUNCIL FOR 28 YEARS OF SERVICE AND HIS UPCOMING RETIREMENT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE;  WOMAN SOUGHT BY MARCO POLICE FOR ALLEGEDLY TAKING A WALLET FROM THE CHEVRON GAS STATION 1095 NORTH COLLIER ON 4/12/19 AT 10:30AM.  IF YOU RECOGNIZE HER CALL 389-5050

 

 

 

 

A EEOC complaint filed recently claims former Marco Councilman Bob Brown made false statements and perjured himself about the battery investigation of former City Manager Niblock, including what he knew and when he knew it.  The sheriff's office said  his statements were not severe enough to prosecute based on state regulations that limit perjury and no charges will be pursued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two people were seriously hurt after a motorcycle crash at Goodland Sunday. Witnesses said firefighters responded to the crash at Goodland Drive and Angler Drive in Goodland around 7 p.m.  Both were reportedly not wearing helmets. MedFlight responded to the scene.

 

 

 

 

INTERIM MARCO CITY MANAGER HARDEN RESPONDED TO QUESTIONS POSED TO HIM FRIDAY CONCERNING WHETHER HE HAD HIRED Paul Sireci AS INTERIM POLICE CHIEF TO REPLACE THE OUT GOING CHIEF NEXT MONTH.  HARDEN SAID,  " I do not know Mr. Sireci and have never spoken with him.  Also, I have not appointed an interim or acting police chief.  We have contracted with the Florida Police Chiefs STARS Program to recruit a new police chief.  The application period closes at the end of the month."  A Northern Florida publication had indicated Sireci was leaving his current job for a possible assignment in Southwest Florida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

Traffic Collision 4/14/19 GOODLAND DR & ANGLER DR, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 Fire Alarm 4/14/19 400 S COLLIER BLVD, BLDG N, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE:  MARCO POLICE ARRESTED ANYEL CONTINO OF MIAMI GARDENS CHARGING HIM WITH GRAND THEFT, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA & DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE.  HE IS A SUSPECT IN NUMEROUS THEFTS

 

 

 

 

 EXECUTIVE AUTO 2542, 855 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-4304

 

ABOVE:  POLICE MARINE PATROL RESCUED A COUPLE WHOSE BOAT OVERTURNED FRIDAY 4/12/19 .  MARCO WATER SPORTS & MEMBERS OF THE REGENCY CLUB AIDED IN THE RESCUE

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO POLICE ARRESTED MICHAEL METKA OF ABBOTTS TOWN PA FOR TRYING TO PASS COUNTERFEIT BILLS ON THE ISLAND.  OTHER SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN QUESTIONED AS WELL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DUKES APPLIANCES 128 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Call Us: 239-970-0618

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BE ALERT FOR SUSPICIOUS SMALL BOATS OR KAYAKS IN THE CANALS AROUND MARCO AT NIGHT.  THEY MAY BE LOOKING FOR BOATS TO STEAL.  CALL MARCO POLICE TO REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

 

 

 

 

 

THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ABOVE: ANOTHER ROAD CLOSER EXPECTED ON THE ISLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE MARCO STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT CPR DURING CLASSES THIS WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 MAGUIRE TEAM The Maguire Team - Marco Island -Realtors 239/259/6168

 

 

 

 

   

ABOVE: MARCO FIREMEN SAVED A DOG FOUND FLOUNDERING IN A CANAL BY LAMPLIGHTER TUESDAY AFTERNOON.  THE DOG WAS TAKEN TO DR PORTU TO CHECK ON IT'S WELL BEING AND A SHORT TIME LATER THE OWNER WAS FOUND.  THE DOG IS WELL AND BACK HOME

 

 

 

 

 

MOORE RUFFING 1 Front St, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 394-2100

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND FLORIST AND GIFTS: 178 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-3099

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

Fire Alarm 4/10/19 722 HIDEAWAY CIR W, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Traffic Collision TAMIAMI TRL E & COLLIER BLV 4/10/19 D, NAPLES, FL

Fire Alarm 4/9/19 901 COLLIER CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Alarm 4/9/10 1149 STRAWBERRY CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: STUDENTS FROM MICMS'S 7TH GRADE TAKE PART IN A CPR PROGRAM THIS WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE; SATURDAY'S ISLAND ROCKS CONCERT AT VETS PARK

 

 

A high-speed chase in Collier County North of Everglades City  resulted in a man being arrested early Monday morning. A driver led deputies on a 20-mile pursuit that began in Immokalee, continued on SR-29, ending two miles south of I-75 on SR-29, witnesses said. Speeds reached upwards of 100 mph.  Investigators have not released the name of the suspect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE WINNERS IN THE PAST WEEKEND'S CARS AS ART COMPETITION HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED.  THEY ARE:

 

1930 Ford Model A owned by Rudy Soceythe winner of Best in Show -Judges Choice award.

People’s Choice #1 went to a 1954 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith owned by Sal Campo.

People’s Choice #2 went to a 1967 Volkswagen Type II owned by George Connell.

People’s Choice #3 was Bernd Koerner’s 1947 Dodge Power Wagon.

 

 

 

ABOVE; ATTENDEES ENJOY THE PANCAKE BREAKFAST PUT ON BY THE MARCO FIRE FOUNDATION AT THE MAIN STATION SUNDAY 4/7/19

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE; RESCUE SWIMMER TRAINING LAST WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MAJOR ACCIDENT ON HEATHWOOD IN FRONT OF THE MUSEUM RESULTED IN SERIOUS INJURIES.  PICTURE FROM SEVERAL  DAYS AGO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: TRUCK LOST TWO TIRES WENT OFF ROAD AND HIT A MAILBOX, WATER SERVICE BOX AND BROKE A WINDOW OF A HOUSE IN THE 300 BLOCK OF COLLIER BLVD.  THE INCIDENT OCCURRED OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS

 

 

 

 

 

 THE SEA GRASS ON THE BEACH IS NOT AN OIL SLICK AS SOME RESIDENTS HAVE FEARED.  IT IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN PUSHED ON SHORE BY WESTERLY WINDS AND DOES NOT PRESENT A DANGER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 CATCH THE LATEST MOVIES ON THE EAST TRAIL NORTH OF MARCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCO POLICE ARE TRYING TO LOCATE THIS WOMAN AS SHE IS A PERSON OF INTEREST IN A CELL PHONE THEFT AT MACKLE PARK.  IF YOU KNOW HER CALL 239 389 5050

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

Rescue 901 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO 4/7/19 ISLAND, FL

Rescue 4/6/19 901 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 4/6/19 133 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Carbon Monoxide 4/6/19 1590 JAMAICA CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Fire Alarm 600 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND 4/6/19 AND, FL

Fire Alarm 4/5/19 560 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 Carbon Monoxide 4/5/19 1590 JAMAICA CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 Fire Alarm 4/5/19 133 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Elevator Rescue 4/5/19 901 COLLIER CT, MARCO ISLAND, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZAZA MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1095 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 970-5205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOMS TIKI TAN  933 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-2114

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 GOOD NEWS FOR PEOPLE CROSSING THE JOLLY BRIDGE AT NIGHT, FDOT REPORTS THEY WILL BEGIN REPAIRING THE LIGHTS DAMAGED BY THE HURRICANE ON APRIL 15TH WITH THE JOB TO BE COMPLETED BY ABOUT THE 20TH

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: A GATHERING TO WISH DETECTIVE GASKILL GOOD LUCK ON A NEW CAREER.  HE WILL REMAIN AS A RESERVE ON THE ISLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE CRABBY LADY IN GOODLAND.  GREAT FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SUBWAY SANDWHICH SHOP  Island Plaza 670 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 394-7009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Staff at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve have released plans for their first prescribed burns in 2019. Burns will commence each day around 9 a.m. as weather permits starting April 10.

 

Fires are planned for the following areas: Shell Island Road, the Snail Trail at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Keewaydin Island, Powerline Road, and LCEC access road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN COMFORT AIR  994 N Barfield Dr #35, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 642-6642

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALKERS MARINE 785 Bald Eagle Dr (239) 642-6764

 

 

 

 

A NEW PERSONAL FACEBOOK PAGE BY SHARON KOVACS OF THE MARCO POLICE DPT  HAS EMERGED IN WHICH A REQUEST IS BEING MADE TO CITIZENS TO ASK THAT POLICE CHIEF SCHETTINO REMAIN ON AS CHIEF AFTER HE TENDERED HIS RESIGNATION FOR NEXT MONTH.  THE FB SAYS HE WAS ASK TO RESIGN BY CITY OFFICIALS.  THE SLOGAN FOR THE REQUEST IS "KEEP THE CHIEF "  MEANWHILE,MANY MARCO PD  OFFICERS SHOWED UP IN UNIFORM AT CITY COUNCIL TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT.

BERNIE GREICHEN, A MARCO RESIDENT , CLAIMED 2,700 PLUS SIGNATURES ON A PETITION TO KEEP THE CHIEF.

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO FIREMEN WERE CALLED OUT THURSDAY 4/4/19 TO FIND  MISSING PADDLE BOATERS IN DISTRESS.  THE DPT USED THEIR DRONE TO LOCATE THE BOATERS AND RETURNED THEM TO LAND UNHURT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND FLORIST AND GIFTS: 178 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 970-3099

 

 

 

 

BOATERS IN COLLIER BAY SHOULD BE AWARE OF A NEW TEMPORARY CHANNEL MARKER 4 PLACED THERE BY THE CITY THIS WEEK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collier County Sheriff's Detectives arrested a 21-year-old Collier County man living off rt 41 North of Marco Wednesday and charged him with hacking the Snapchat accounts of eight teenagers and extorting lewd photos from them. Jorge Ingunza Jr. of 10268 Emperor Lane Collier County faces multiple felony counts of offenses against users of computers, computer networks and computer systems; extortion; transmission of child pornography; and possession of child pornography. The eight victims – six in Collier County and two in Colorado – range in age from 13 to 18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MARCO OFFICIALS REPORT RECEIVING NUMEROUS REPORTS OF PEOPLE SEEING AND SMELLING SMOKE 4/4/19.  THEY ASSURE RESIDENTS THAT THE FIRE IS NOT ON THE ISLAND BUT RATHER NORTH AT SIX L'S FARM AND LOOP RD WHERE BRUSH IS BURNING.

 

 

 

 

 

 MARCO POLICE WERE CALLED TO RESIDENCE BEACH WEDNESDAY AFTER A REPORT OF A POSSIBLE DROWNING.   UPON ARRIVAL FIRST RESPONDERS FOUND BYSTANDERS GIVING CPR TO A 79 YEAR OLD ADULT MALE WHO WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.  THERE HAS NOT BEEN AN UPDATE FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT SINCE WEDNESDAY.

 

 

 

DUKES APPLIANCES 128 S Barfield Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Call Us: 239-970-0618

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASE HICKOK OF COPELAND WHO WAS CHARGED WITH KILLING HIS FATHER ON BOARD A BOAT SOUTHWEST OF MARCO HAS PLED NOT GUILTY WEDNESDAY AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE IN FORT MEYERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Love of Cats, a non-profit committed to saving the lives of cats and kittens in need in our community, has raised $460 through the Community Bag Program at Winn Dixie. The Program, which launched in January 2019, is a reusable bag program to make a difference in the community.  It that allows customers to direct a donation to a non-profit of their choice upon purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 ABOVE: MARCO ISLAND FIREMEN WERE CALLED TO 452 NORTH COLLIER BLVD TUESDAY NIGHT FOR A FIRE IN AN ATTIC OF A HOME.  THE FIRE WAS QUICKLY EXTINGUISHED AND NO ONE WAS HURT.  FIREMEN WERE ON THE SCENE FOR ABOUT TWO AND A QUARTER HOURS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCO YMCA STEP N STRENGTH CLASS HONORS INSTRUCTOR CANDY STEWARD

 

 

 

 

POLICE BLOTTER

Traffic Collision 4/2/19 COLLIER BLVD & CAPRI BLVD, NAPLES, FL

Residential Fire 4/2/19 452 N COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Elevator Rescue 4/2/19 1111 SWALLOW AVE, MARCO ISLAND, FL

Vehicle Fire 4/2/19 1021 S COLLIER BLVD, MARCO ISLAND, FL