Public inspection files    https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/fm-profile/wbgy 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  

 

 

 

 

  LIGHTENING WARNINGS:  DURING ALERTS STAY INSIDE,TUNE 98.1 FM.   

  

 98.1 FM FOR MARCO WEATHER AND EMERGENCY WARNINGS 

WE BREAK IN WHEN BAD WEATHER BREAKS OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On December 12th, 2:30pm, A Marco Island School Resource Officer was notified by MIA school personnel students were discussing the rumor of a gun on campus.  seventeen-year-old Seth T. Hooks of Chokoloskee (FL) confessed to having a rifle in his vehicle.  Hooks said he  left the firearm in the vehicle after hunting.  The unloaded rifle was recovered.  Hooks was placed under arrest for Possessing a firearm on school property and transported to the juvenile detention center.  

 

  

  

  

The Marco Island Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating a truck and person of interest associated with the theft of items from a porch on Jamaica Rd at 238pm on 12/12/18.  The truck is believed to be a Toyota Tacoma.  Please call MIPD 389-5050 with any information.  Pictures above.

 

 

 

 

 

 Dozens of birds were found sick and dying on Marco Island over the past months and preliminary results from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation says the cause is red tide.  Biologists evaluated five terns to determine the cause of death. Tests listed brevetoxicosis, or red tide, as the likely cause.  Multiple tissues from the birds were tested at the Harmful Algal Bloom lab in St. Pete.   Moderate levels of the toxin was found in all five birds. 

 

 

 

During an October Marco Island City Council Meeting, a resident made an allegation of sexual assault and kidnapping against multiple on-duty Marco Island Police Officers.  Officers had been called to the resident's  home to assist Florida Department of Children and Families regarding a custody issue.   Marco Police Department requested Collier County Sheriff's Office investigate the allegations.   Marco Island Police reviewed the allegation finding no criminal or policy violations.   Chief Schettino reminds the community the Department takes seriously it’s responsibility to provide transparent, professional, service-oriented law enforcement services to the City of Marco Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise is accepting applications to participate in “Marco’s Got Talent.” The show is March 5, 2019 event organizers are lining up talent now. Initial applications will be reviewed and the committee will select the best in a variety of talents and skills. All performers will be evaluated and provide entertainment for attendees the night of the event.

 

Marco’s radio station 98.1 FM is supporting the event with commercial packages for sponsors. Sponsorship packages are still available and information on sponsorship packages may be obtained by request at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Casting call is now open. Anyone interested will need to provide a description of their act and a video for review. Registration forms may be obtained from www.marcoislandsunriserotary.org or by request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or P.O. Box 1427, Marco Island, Florida 34146. 

 

 

 

 

??Christmas House Decorating Contest Finalists Selected??

Top 10 Homes in no particular order:
1208 Fruitland
513 Nassau
151 Channel
1264 Whiteheart
91 Bermuda
1453 Bermuda
1842 Dogwood
1591 Galleon
975 Leo
780 Copeland

 

  

 MARCO COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY SELECTED DAVID HARDEN TO BE THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER EFFECTIVE JANUARY 7TH IF A CONTRACT CAN BE SIGNED. . HARDEN WAS THE DELRAY BEACH MANAGER.

 

A brief ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the Chokoloskee Bridge Replacement Project  10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the Pavilion at 101 Hibiscus Street, Everglades City, Florida 34139.  Despite impacts from Hurricane Irma in September 2017 the project was completed $500,000 under budget.

 

 

During an October Marco Island City Council Meeting, a resident made an allegation of sexual assault and kidnapping against multiple on-duty Marco Island Police Officers.  Officers had been called to the resident's  home to assist Florida Department of Children and Families regarding a custody issue.   Marco Police Department requested Collier County Sheriff's Office investigate the allegations.   Marco Island Police reviewed the allegation finding no criminal or policy violations.   Chief Schettino reminds the community the Department takes seriously it’s responsibility to provide transparent, professional, service-oriented law enforcement services to the City of Marco Island.

 

    

ABOVE:  GREAT WEATHER HELPED SPUR A GREAT TURNOUT FOR MARCO'S CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE ON SATURDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 Collier County, trash, recycling and yard waste will not be collected Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day. There is no make-up day. If Tuesday, December 25 is your collection day, your solid waste collection service will resume on your next regularly scheduled collection day. 

 

 

 People are preparing for the dry season by watering their lawns and cutting down overgrown vegetation.  Fire Crews say with low humidity and high winds it’s easier for a fire to spread people shouldn’t burn anything outside or throw out lit cigarettes and don’t drive in tall grass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: JUST ONE OF MANY DECORATED HOMES AROUND THE ISLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
  

ABOVE: THE KIWANIS 5K RUN KICKED OFF SATURDAY MORNING

 

 

One year after artist Marian Miller’s death, Marco Island Center for the Arts Clay Guild has included a small retrospective of her work from woven baskets, knitting, pastels to clay bowls and vases in the Center’s December exhibition “Art of Clay:  Faces, Figures and Fantasies” from December 3 – 20, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

South Marco Beach
Date Reported
2018-12-12 10:52:45
Flag
Green
Water Color
Clear
Red Drift
None
Red Drift Location
Not Available
Air Temperature
60.48°F
Water Surface Temp
Not Available
Weather Summary
Clear
Respiratory Irritation
None
Dead Fish
None
Jellyfish
Not Available
Beach Debris
None
Wind Direction
North
Wind Speed
7.14 MPH
Rip Currents
Not Available
Surf
Choppy
Surf Type
Wind Chop
Surf Height
1-2FT
Crowds
Few

 

 
 
 
 

   

  

 At 5:55 Thursday morning, Marco Fire Rescue received a call of a boat fire at 1089 Bald Eagle Drive, Riverside Marina.  Crews found smoke emanating from a 50 foot yacht. The countywide MERT system was enacted. Boats from Marco, Greater Naples, and Naples and land-based crews responded. Fire emanated from the pilot house. Marco PD  attempted to move adjacent boats. Utilizing engine 51 and fire boat 50, crews were able to stop the fire from spreading.  Reports were that a person might be on board but crews found no one on board. Investigators from Marco Fire Rescue responded to the scene and the fire appeared to be electrical in the lower cabin area. The vessel is a total loss. The owner was on scene with investigators. The actions  of all crews did prevent the fire from spreading . 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Everglades City Hall Christmas Party! Stop on by the old City Council chambers in City Hall for some food & refreshments Wednesday, December 19th 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Everyone is Welcome!

 

 

  

ABOVE:  SGT BRIAN GRANNEMAN RECEIVING HIS SERGEANT'S BADGE BY HIS MOTHER AND CHIEF SCHETTINO AT A CEREMONY FRIDAY NIGHT

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

NEWS REPORTS HAVE SURFACED THAT A MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER ON MARCO ISLAND HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF HITTING THREE GIRLS AND ONE BOY STUDENT AT THE MARCO CHARTER  MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHOOL RECENTLY.  THE TEACHER,   WHO TEACHES COMPUTER SCIENCE HAS NOT BEEN AT SCHOOL SINCE REPORTS SURFACED.  MARCO POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING COMPLAINTS FILED BY PARENTS.  THE SCHOOL HAS NOT RELEASED DETAILS

 

 

 

 

 Marco Island will relieve parking issues over the holiday season by enacting  a temporary moratorium on enforcement of blocking sidewalks and parking in swales in residential districts from 10 p.m.- 6 a.m.  The rule or lack there of will last until Jan. 7.

 

 

  

  

ABOVE; A CREW PUTS UP THE MARCO ISLAND CHRISTMAS TREE AT VETERAN'S PARK READY FOR LIGHTING ON SATURDAY

 

 

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

 

 THINGS TO KNOW FOR DECEMBER

1. City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the following boards and committees:

• Audit Advisory Committee • Beach & Coastal Resources Advisory Committee • Beautification Advisory Committee• Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee• Planning Board• Waterways Advisory Committee

 

3. The Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron is offering new Boating Safety Courses starting in December

4. The Marco Island Police Department IS donating blankets for beds at the Shelter for Abused Women and Children. These will provide warmth and comfort to women and their families who are seeking emergency residence during the holidays and through the year.

5. Farmers Market every Wednesday through April 24. Open 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

6. Kimley-Horn will present an update on the Veterans Community Park Project TBA.

7. Holiday Happenings – Christmas Island Style

• Christmas Movie in the Park, Mackle Park, Dec 14 at 5 p.m.

• Cookies & Milk with Santa, Mackle Park, Dec 15 at 10 a.m.

• Street Parade, San Marco Road, Dec 15 at 6:30 p.m.

8. Order that larger recycling bin for those holiday boxes number to call: (239)

252-2384.

9.  What happened to the walking path on the beach north of Residents Beach:

https://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/sites/default/files/fileattachmen

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

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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

 

 

 For the sixth year in a row The Law Offices of William G. Morris, P.A. is donating a family vacation to Disney World to a local family in need of a little holiday cheer. The firm announced is accepting nominations to find a local family who would benefit from its For the Family holiday give-away.  The donation includes four, three-day Florida resident park passes and a prepaid credit card for incidentals. All nominations are accepted with the only requirement being that the family have home base in Collier County.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: ERINMIA MILCHMAN ACCEPTS THE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR HER EFFORTS WITH THE MARCO PATRIOTS.

 

 Rick and Lisa Popoff owners of Rick's Island Salon & Day Spa have received the 2018 President's Recognition Award!                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on boards and committees:  Audit Advisory Committee, Beach & Coastal Resources Advisory Committee, Beautification Advisory Committee, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, Planning Board, Waterways Advisory Committee individuals should complete an on-line application under the “Boards and Committees” link at cityofmarcoisland.com  The deadline for applications is December 31, 2018.  More information at 389-5010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SO FAR MARCO ISLAND HAS PAID 30,000 IN LEGAL FEES IN THE CIVIL SUITE AND INVESTIGATION INTO OFFICER KEVIN HENNINGS ACCUSED OF HAVING SEX WHILE ON DUTY.  HE WAS FIRED SEPTEMBER 18TH.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collier deputies arrested a man who twice drove a stolen car to a pawn shop North of Marco to sell stolen merchandise.  A red 2015 Hyundai and a 32-inch TV were reported missing from an East Naples home and sold at Capital Pawn. Surveillance showed the TV being sold for $50  five days before anyone noticed it was gone.

 

 

 

 

 

 MARCO CITY PLANNING BOARD FAILED TO ADVERTISE A HEARING CONCERNING ADDING AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY TO MARCO WHEN THEY FAILED TO NOTIFY PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN 300 FEET OF THE PROPOSAL. A NEW HEARING WILL BE HELD DEC 7TH

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

SANTA CLAUSE ARRIVED ON MARCO ISLAND FRIDAY EVENING WITH A GRAND PARADE.  HE MADE SEVERAL STOPS AFTERWORD INCLUDING THE ONE ABOVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE MARCO SAFETY FORCES FAMILY TO YOURS

 

 

 

The “White Van Scam " is afoot.  It involves handymen who completed installation jobs and have extra theater speakers, surround sound or projectors.They say the electronics s worth $1,500 to $2,000, but they’re only worth $300 to $400, and then try selling them out of the   back of their trucks.  At least one attempt was made on Marco last week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Rookery Bay Research Reserve has completed assessment of nesting efforts for the sea turtle nesting season and reported more than 10,000 loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings made their way out of their Cape Romano nests, south of Marco Island nearly twice the number of hatchlings as any prior year since 2006.

 

 

 

THE LOWES STORE NORTH OF MARCO ISLAND WILL REMAIN OPEN DESPITE THEIR WEB SITE BEING TAKEN DOWN.  NONE OF THE LOWES IN THE COLLIER COUNTY AREA ARE SLATED TO CLOSE BUT OTHERS UP NORTH ARE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

ABOVE:  MARCO FIREMEN COMPLETING SEARCH AND RESCUE DRILLS THIS WEEK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 Marco Island Center for the Arts Board Member and Gala Chairperson Kimberly Porter hosted a patron party November 15th for early sponsors and supporters of The Gala “Celebrate Art by the Sea”taking place February 16, 2019. 

This private thank you party was held at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Chef Robert Aylwin II prepared delectable hors d’oeuvres.A wine tasting of four different Roses’ was generously provided by the Folktale Winery & Vineyards in Carmel, CA. Attendees enjoyed the local band Billie J and the Big Easy.

 

 
 

 

 THE COST TO THE CITY OF MARCO IN PURSUING THE CITY MANAGER'S JOB HAS PASSED $156,000.  MORE COSTS ARE EXPECTED AS THE SEARCH FOR AN INTERIM MANAGER CONTINUES

 

 

 

 

A Relay for Life Team has been created "In Memory of Disco Dave" Relay for Life Marco Island is Saturday, Marco 30, 2019 at Mackle Park.Donate or join the Virtual Team by going to cancer.org  Search Relay for Life Marco Island Search for In Memory of Disco Dave Team  Hit the donate button and donate to a great cause. Team Goal is $5000

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: On 11/20/18 at 11:14pm MIPD Patrol Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation.   Officers detected a strong odor of marijuana.  The driver admitted to possessing marijuana.  Dudley D. Campbell, 47 years old of Salt Lake City, UT was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Officers found over 130 grams of marijuana and marijuana wax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: SEA LIFE IS RETURNING TO THE BEACHES OF MARCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

New members of Marco council were sworn in and Erik Brechnitz was voted chairperson the three new members will interview all of the three finalists for interim  city manager before the Dec. 10 meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: NEW BIKE GIVEN OUT AT MARCO YMCA ANNUAL BUILD A BIKE EVENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:  BOOK FAIR GOING ON  AT MARCO YMCA AGES 2/TEEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Mike Held:  Thanksgiving is right around the corner. We setup a food drop off box at Keep In Touch (135 S Barfield Dr. - Shops of Marco - (the "The Little Post Office") for the holidays and ask you to please donate dry goods. Thank you and wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:  MARCO OFFICERS, HANS, ROD AND ED AT THEIR CIT GRADUATION THIS PAST WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron (MISPS) formally approved doing business as “America’s Boating Club - Marco Island.”  This identity change approved November 14th by the MISPS governing board and ratified by the organization’s members at its annual meeting.  

 

 

Crabbers hope an upcoming cold front will improve stone crab season.  2017's red tide might be having a bad effect on the  industry.   It's  difficult to catch stone crabs but they sell well the problem is finding them.  Fishermen in Everglades City hope they have enough crabs to serve customers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO PATRIOTS GIVE $10,000 TO THE MIFIRE FOUNDATION

 

 

 

 

 Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa has completed a $60 million transformation inside and out.  The Hilton closed  June of 2017 after a small electrical fire, hotel owners had plans to renovate the hotel in 2018, but after the fire and again because of a flood, the project was pushed ahead.  Renovations were made to guest rooms, the main lobby, dining areas and pool deck area.

 

 

 

 

Threats of violence to Collier schools were phoned in Tuesday.   A group targeted  Collier County Schools and others.  The threats were a hoax.  The Collier threats were determined to have been made from Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLIED PAVER SYSTEMS, LLC

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

 

239-394-6152

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: RESIDENTS OF MARCO ATTEND THE ANNUAL VETERANS CELEBRATION ON MONDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO POLICE BROUGHT OUT A COPTER TO SEARCH FOR A MISSING MAN NEAR THE MARRIOTT FRIDAY NIGHT.  HE WAS FOUND IN A NEARBY BEACH SIDE STRUCTURE UNHURT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: OFFICER FERRIS DURING CANDIDATE SWIMMING TESTING FRIDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCO POLICE FOUNDATION DINNER DISCUSSES MARCO PD FUTURE

 

 

 

 

 MARIO'S HAS KARAOKE EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT STARTING AT 8PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: NEW ADDITIONS TO THE EVERGLADES CITY COMMUNITY CENTER

 

 

 

 

Police report: 10/09/2018 Officers were dispatched to a residence on Waikiki in reference to a stolen package.  Investigation continues. 10/13/2018 Officers were dispatched to Bald Eagle Drive in reference to a hit and run accident. The driver of the vehicle was located and arrested for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and was transported to Naples Jail Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND'S CHOP239 HAS CLOSED.  THE RESTAURANT IN THE ESPLANADE HAD BEEN A STAPLE OF THE COMPLEX FOR MANY YEARS.  NO INFORMATION CONCERNING A REOPEN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: STUDENTS IN THE MARCO ISLAND DARE PROGRAM THIS WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 VOTES FOR MARCO CITY COUNCIL FINAL PERCENTAGE

Votes
Erik C. Brechnitz (NON)
24.86%
5,864
Jim Richards (NON)
17.11%
4,037
Victor N. Rios (NON)
18.71%
4,414
Jerry Swiacki (NON)
17.67%
4,169
Sam Young (NON)
21.65%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
Fiddlers Creek CDD, Seat 2 (Vote For 1)
Participating Precincts Reporting: 
 
Choice
Percent
Votes
Torben Christensen (NON)
52.33%
416
Rich Peterson (NON)
47.67%
379
 
 
795
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Port of the Islands CID, Seat 4 (Vote For 1)
Participating Precincts Reporting: 
 
Choice
Percent
Votes
Roger Henry Ducoffre (NON)
34.41%
128
Teri O'Connell (NON)
65.59%
244
 
 
372
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 November 5, 5:50pm  Marco Police and Fire responded to 25 Front St FOR a single vehicle traffic crash. A man crashed a scooter, was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.  The victim was Ronald Burger, 75  of Marco Island.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stories persist that vandalism occurred in a Marco cemetery.  Police were notified and are conducting an investigation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 11/2/18, 9:46pm, two Marco Island juveniles, ages 16 & 14 were arrested for kidnapping and assault on Ludlow Rd Newell Terrace .  The victims were also juveniles, between 13 - 15.  The victims did not know the offenders.  Police assure the community there is no danger, this was an isolated incident involving juveniles – each of which has been identified and apprehended.  

 

 

  

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

 

 

 

 Marco Island Planning Board approved the site development plan for Publix’s at Barfield Drive and San Marco Road for a new store.  The current 39,000-square-foot store will be replaced by a 48,000-square-foot store.  The new  store will have a pharmacy inside, a drive-thru, more prepared foods, improved wine and cheese selection and  floral department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A man was killed on I-75 in North of Marco and Everglades City Monday.  At 1 p.m. at mile marker 88, between SR-29 and Collier Boulevard exits, going north.  David Sabatelli, 53, was driving a van and lost control hitting a guardrail.  First respondents attempted CPR then rushed him to the hospital. He was pronounced dead.

 

 

 

 

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

 HEAR DR JASPER SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 10AM ON 98.1 FM MARCO / 88.1 FM EVERGLADES CITY

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  A mile of beach on the West side of Marco Island is part of a regrading project being done by Collier County government. 170,000 cubic yards of sand will be brought in from the gulf to re-slope the sand and remove depressions that hold rainwater. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Marco Island police officer is being investigated after a claim received that he had communicated with a woman in a sexual way while on duty.  Sargent Mark Haueter is being investigated by internal affairs after the Marco Eagle newspaper was approached by a person following the announcement of an earlier investigation involving other officers.  The person provided copies of instant messages sent between the Sargent and a woman.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour guides are afraid of losing work because of new fees

at Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve between Everglades

City and Alligator Alley.  New permitting fees went into effect

Thursday for commercial operations such as tour guides in the

Fakahatchee Strand.

 It now costs each commercial operator $800 for a permit,

$2 per person  coming into the park, and 13 percent of all 

sales.  The state and Friends of Fakahatchee group say the

money  goes directly back into the park.  Tour guides are

worried ecotourism will simply fall apart and affect Everglades City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: TRICK OR TREAT ON MARCO WEDNESDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: THE GOVERNOR VISITED THE MARCO THIS WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 WITH KARAOKE FRIDAY NIGHTS  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCO AMERICAN LEGION MEETS THE MARCO YMCA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

ABOVE: MARCO FIREMEN UNDERGO SMOKE TRAINING THIS WEEK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two men impersonated police officers and stole a vehicle on I75 North East of Marco Island Saturday.  The men in camouflage jackets drove a white pickup truck with flashing red and blue lights and pulled over a 2017 Hyundai Elantra, ordered the people inside to get out then stole the car and took off towards Broward County.  The other got into the truck and drove away leaving the two who had been in the car by the side of the road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE:  MARCO'S NEWEST BUDDING SWAT MEMBER AND THE CHIEF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A man wanted on Marco island  made off with  $900 in coins from a machine with a defective door at a Publix in East Naples.  Video shows 30-year-old Christian Bohn  allegedly taking bags containing money from a coin machine.  Bohn has an active warrant from Marco Island. He is currently being held in jail for unrelated charges .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 An anonymous political website claimed to be run by a group of Marco Island citizen watchdogs committed to anonymity has been outed by the Coastal Breeze newspaper. Coastal Breeze News lodged a complaint with Domain by Proxy, the website host who  revealed the site is owned by city councilman Larry Honig.   The site has been critical of the Chamber of Commerce, MICA and other organizations on the island.  Honig claimed he had lent the site to the group and claimed no responsibility for it's content..  The anonymous site had been the source of much criticism of the community and attacks on candidates for city council in November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND QUICKSTOP

Address1767 San Marco Rd, Marco Island, FL 34145

Hours

Open  Closes 9PM Phone(239) 389-2029

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

  

  

 

 

ABOVE: PICS FROM THE PAST WEEK'S MARCO CITY OPEN HOUSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES ON MARCO

 

 

 

 

 

   

ABOVE: MARCO'S OWN HAUNTED HOSPITAL MADE IT'S DEBUT OVER THE WEEKEND

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: MIFR engine 51 crew helping children be safe during St Marks trunk or treat

 

 





 

  

                                                           

 

ABOVE: MARCO FIRE, POLICE AND THE CITY MANAGER HONOR HERB AND EMILY SAVAGE AT THE DEDICATION OF THEIR ROOM AT THE MARCO ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM WEDNESDAY 10 24 18

                                                                             

 




 

   

  

 

ABOVE: PICTURES FROM THE JERRY ADAMS CHILI COOK OFF SATURDAY 10 20 18

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:  PARKS AND RECREATION DISPLAY TABLE DURING MARCO CITY OPEN HOUSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO EMERGENCY DPTS RESPOND TO A ROLL OVER TRAFFIC ACCIDENT THURSDAY 10 18 18 NIGHT ON SOUTH COLLIER BLVD.  INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: MARCO FIRE AND POLICE ON EDEN CT THURSDAY AFTERNOON 10 18 18  AFTER A REPORT OF A GAS LEAK WAS RECEIVED.  RESIDENTS WERE EVACUATED AND THE APARTMENT CLEARED.  

 

 

 

 

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

 

FRIDAY NIGHTS   MARIOS  : 845 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 389-2863

 

 

 

 

A complaint filed with the state alleges that Marco city council candidate Dr. Jerry Swiacki committed five violations of statutes by failing to follow requirements for political advertisements and improperly coding and reporting campaign expenses.  The complaint  is confidential until the state election commission makes a determination. It appears the complainant only wanted certain island news media to know of the issue as a copy of the complaint was served to only certain selected news media.  98.1 fm, Marco's radio station's news department was not sent a copy. 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
 

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

 

 
 

 

 

 Naples, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) has lifted the precautionary swim advisory for all Collier County beaches. Testing results indicate bacteria levels are within the accepted healthy level.

 

  

ABOVE; REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL CITY DEPARTMENTS MET TO DISCUSS IMPROVING COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE CITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE:  MARCO PLAYERS REHEARSE FOR THEIR NEXT PLAY " REHEARSAL FOR MURDER "

 

 

ABOVE: VISITOR GETS A TOUR OF THE MARCO POLICE FACILITIES

 

 

 

ABOVE: REPRESENTATIVES FROM MARCO CITY ATTEND A SYMPOSIUM ON SHORE BIRDS AT THE ROOKERY

 

 

 

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

Marco Island’s purchasing and risk manager Lina Upham plead no contest to DUI first offense  Monday morning in court.   She was arrested July 7 after she crossed the center median and crashed her vehicle at Collier Boulevard and Championship Drive.  Upham was ruled  guilty and sentenced her to 12 months of probation and 50 hours of community service. She will lose her driver’s license for 12 months.  

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SPAGHETTI DINNER FOR FIRST RESPONDERS HELD THIS WEEK

 

 Complaints about the city of Marco Island’s sidewalk ordinance has resulted in the City Council agreeing to hold off on enforcement until changes are brought forward.

 Larry Honig proposed changes to the city’s sidewalk ordinance which requires property owners to construct sidewalks on all property.

 

 

ABOVE:  MARCO ISLAND POLICE HAVE A NEW VEHICLE WHICH INCLUDES FOUR WHEEL DRIVE AND A HIGHER WHEEL BASE 

 

 

 

 

It looks like the new incoming Marco city council will decide who will be the new interim city manager after council could not reach an agreement Thursday.  When council voted as to which candidate to hire the vote came up 4 to 2 each time but rules say the decision must be made with a minimum of five votes for a particular candidate.  David Harden was interviewed by council but then walked out of the meeting leaving two candidates left.   

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:  WINN DIXIE CONTRIBUTES CHECK TO THE MARCO PATRIOTS.  THE STORE ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO MARCO ISLAND ACADEMY DURING THE STORE'S GRAND REOPENING THURSDAY

 

 

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

 

 



 

 

   

ABOVE: RESIDENTS LEARN ABOUT HANDLING EMERGENCYS  ON MARCO ISLAND WITH A DEMONSTRATION ON WEDNESDAY

 



  
 
 
 

  The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act will allocate $40,000 this year towards providing school resource officers at Marco Island schools.

 City Council Monday will have to pass a resolution agreeing to a memorandum of understanding with Collier County Public Schools to accept the funding.

 

 

 

 

 

 FORMER CITY MANAGER LEE NIBLOCK'S HEARING HAS BEEN MOVED TO NOVEMBER 14TH.  THE FORMER MANAGER HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH BATTERY ON A MARCO ISLAND WOMAN. 

 

 

 

 

 

Stone crabbers await to see how the harvest will go this year.  Red tide has already killed thousands of crabs.  Many species of crabs have washed up on Collier County beaches. Scientists say the crabs were escaping a dead zone of oxygen in the ocean. They said if stone crabs are dying, they're likely dying on the bottom.  Crabbers in Everglades City make their living off of stone crabs and are waiting to learn if there are many crabs to harvest

 

 
 

 

 

 Marco city council has interviewed two of the three candidates for interim city manager in the past ten days.  Maria Menendez, former assistant city manager of Coral Gables and assistant village manager of Pinecrest, and James Hock, former city manager of Joliet, Ill. and Park Ridge, Ill and David Harden, former city manager of Winter Park and Del Ray Beach are the three candidates left from a larger field.  

 

  

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

MARCO POLICE AND FIRE UNITS SEARCHED THE AREA AROUND THE JOLLY BRIDGE MONDAY 10 2 18 MORNING AROUND 8 AM AFTER RECEIVING A REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS PERSON IN THE AREA.  AFTER A COMPLETE SEARCH USING BOATS OFFICERS IT WAS DETERMINED THAT NO DANGER EXISTED.  LAST YEAR A WOMAN JUMPED TO HER DEATH FROM THE JOLLY BRIDGE AND A WEEK LATER OFFICERS RESCUED A MAN WHO ALSO WAS ATTEMPTING TO JUMP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Boat 50, @GN_Fire Boat 90,@MyFWC and @CollierSheriff responded to a medical call off shore on the Key west Express Monday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MARCO SHORES RESIDENTS BE AWARE THE TEMPORARY MODIFICATION OF DISINFECTION BEGINS OCT 5TH THROUGH NOV 16.  Customers on Kidney Dialysis using a proportioning machine to prepare dialysate at home should contact their physician or equipment supplier to obtain the appropriate steps to accommodate the change in water disinfection. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Visitation to Collier County in August was 102,800, a 4.2 percent drop from August 2017 attributed to the perception of red tide in Collier County.   In October the CVB plans to ask commissioners for $250,000 to market to attract people to the area.  It aims to attract more people via social media, radio and TV.

 

 

 

AROUND 3PM ON TUESDAY 9 25 18 A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT IN THE NORTH BOUND LANE OF COLLIER BLVD SLOWED TRAFFIC TO A STOP ABOUT 45 MINUTES.  FIRE AND OTHER CREWS WEnt TO THE SCENE. TRAFFIC WAS REROUTED OFF THE ISLAND VIA THE GOBER BRIDGE.  THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:   COLLIER COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS ACCEPTS A PROCLAMATION NAMING 9 25 18 AS NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY

 

 

 

On September 28th, 2018, the City of Marco Island deployed a three-way stop at South Barfield Dr. and Winterberry Dr to provide additional safety to vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians using the new shared use pathways at this intersection.  Meanwhile the light at Collier and Winterberry is delayed because when digging to place footings for one of the poles a main sewer line was encountered that officials were not aware of.  This may delay the project for six months

 

 

It appears an organized group has been busy on Marco stealing boats including four vessel thefts between 5/6/2018 and 9/6/2018 on Thrush Ct., Taylor Ct., Century Dr. and Austin Ct. are all within a less than 1 mile radius from each other.  The similarity of the thefts include:  All Yamahas 300hp+ ,All in the same area, All have a high fuel capacity, None newer then 2015, Minimum Security, Power supplied to Lifts were ON, All within Collier and Smokehouse Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation pointed a webcam at the Tract K eagles’ nest and have placed it for viewing on line.  Nesting season starts October first.  They hope viewers can watch the couple raise at least a baby.  LCEC  placed the cameras weeks ago.  The camera can be seen here:  http://marcoislandnaturepreserve.org/eagle-camera/

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE:  TEAM BUILDING AT MARCO POLICE STATION 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 After completing an Internal Affairs Investigation started 3/29/2018, the Marco Island Police Department has terminated the job of Police Officer Kevin Hennings effective 9/18/18..

The Department investigated Hennings for violations of Departmental General Orders from on-duty inappropriate conduct with an adult female, Hennings was found to have violated General Orders associated with Conduct (Non-Compliance with Directives, Integrity, and, Conduct Unbecoming) and Telecommunications.

This investigation provides a clear message that the Marco Island Police Department takes all violations of general orders or policy seriously.  

 

 

 

 

The next time you dial 911 from an iPhone on Marco and SW Florida dispatchers will be able to pinpoint your location to send help.  National cell phone device and service providers have teamed up with 911 call centers including the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, to offer device-based location services for anyone dialing 911 in an emergency.   Anyone calling from an Apple phone in Collier County can have their location automatically relayed to dispatchers, who will be able to better direct first responders.  Apple users must first download the latest iOS update (iOS 12) for the service. Google has not yet enabled the service, once it is enabled, the software on the phone will send locations automatically, and nothing is required of the user

 

 

 

 Marco Island has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act because the city failed to provide closed captioning for videos on the city's  cable broadcasts.  Eddie I. Sierra filed suit in U.S. District Court, Middle District on July 26.  The council's settlement is for an amount less than $10,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZES MEMBERS OF THE MARCO AREA YMCA

 

 

 

 

 

  

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO FIREMEN AND OTHER SAFETY FORCES WERE CALLED OUT TUESDAY MORNING 9/11/18 TO A FIRE CALL AT THE CHARTER CLUB ON MARCO ISLAND AT 700 SOUTH COLLIER BLVD. THE FIRE WAS IN A GENERATOR ROOM AND QUICKLY EXTINGUISHED.  NO ONE WAS INJURED

 

 

 

  

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

 

 

 

 U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, and state Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, visited Everglades City on the anniversary of Irma, to discuss recovery efforts.   Everglades City has yet to reap the benefits of1.4 billion givin the state by congressto help rebuild.

 Everglades City is also waiting for money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency the city has submitted 18 projects totaling $2.5 million, and FEMA hasn’t reviewed any of them .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 AS OF 9 9 18 THE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES BEING CONSIDERED FOR MARCO ISLAND  INTERIM CITY MANAGER HAS BEEN WHITTLED DOWN TO THREE.  THE THREE WILL INTERVIEW ON SEPTEMBER 25TH AND 27TH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More than 1,000 bears are roaming Southwest Florida so Collier County commissioners plan to request $90,000 of funding from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and purchase 400 bear-resistant trash cans. If the county gets the grant, the Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Division will add $10,000.

 

 

 

 

 

It looks cute and harmless, but the Puss Caterpillar can put you in the hospital. Southwest Florida is seeing an increase lately. Puss caterpillars have fuzzy backs and are easily identifiable.   The caterpillars will become moths, but while growing, they contain venom. None have been reported on Marco as yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICERS ARE LOOKING FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS MAN.  IF YOU HAVE SEEN HIM PLEASE CONTACT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE

 

 

 

 Everglades city has applied for a grant for $2 million to elevate 20 to 25 homes to comply with current building codes any home or trailer that had been damaged more than 50 percent of the value must be brought up to code.  The city will also replace its streetlights and some community signs damaged by Irma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

Above: In 2020, Marco Island Center for the Arts will be celebrating its 50th year of celebrating the arts, growing artistic skills in newcomers, developing expertise in the talented and promoting an appreciation of arts for patrons, the public and tourists. The core of the educational programming is the talented teaching artists that treat students like artists while focusing on fundamental skills and their specialized medium techniques. New classes in clay, metal smithing, mixed media, oil and watercolor are being offered during the 2018 – 2019 season. 

 

 

 

Dr Josephone V. Jasper MD  40 Heathwood

Drive Suite E, Marco island.  HEAR DR JASPER SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT 10AM WHEN SHE ANSWERS MEDICAL QUESTIONS FROM MARCO RESIDENTS ON THE SUGAR HOUR

  

 

 

 

    

ABOVE: STUDENTS FROM EVERGLADES CITY TAKING PART IN GREATER MARCO YMCA EVERGLADES CITY ASPIRE

 

 

 

Chadd Chustz who worked as an environmental for the city of Marco Island has sued the city for wrongful termination of his employment saying he was deprived of his free speech when he reported environmental violations.  He claims he found false reports dealing with Mangroves.  The city had fired him because of what they termed poor performance.

 

  

   

 

ABOVE; LEADERSHIP MARCO SPENDS A DAY WITH MARCO ISLAND SAFETY FORCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORTH MARCO UTILITIES RESPONDED TO A WASTEWATER SPILL ON PALM ST AND BALD EAGLE WEDNESDAY MORNING.  DRIVERS WERE ADVISED TO AVOID THE AREA WHILE THE SPILL IS BEING CLEANED UP

 

Marco city council met Tuesday and read a proclamation recognizing the Greater Marco Family YMCA.  They also heard a report from the Ad Hoc Parking Solutions Commitee and gave first reading to to an ordinance reducing water utility STRP surcharges from 5% to 4%.  They discussed group housing and Assisted living home facility density and intensity.

City council continued it's quest to find a temporary city manager from the FCCMA adviser program.

 

   

ABOVE : RESCUE OF A MANATEE AT ROSE MARINA OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

 

  

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

DATE: 07/17/2018 Marco Island police  were dispatched to the Snook Inn in reference to theft of fishing poles stolen from a vehicle. Three male subjects were located and arrested Burglary to an Unoccupied Conveyance and were transported to the Naples Jail Center. 

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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

 

 

 

Collier County and Lee County schools have banned backpacks at all sporting events.

Collier County Public Schools no longer allow backpacks, cinch bags, and large bags at high school stadiums and gymnasiums.  Lee County Schools are also  banning anything that can be construed as a weapon.  More police and deputies will be patrolling as well.

 

 

 

 

    

ABOVE: MARCO AMBULANCE AND FIRE DPT AT THE CORNER OF BALD EAGLE AND COLLIER BLVD WEDNESDAY MORNING 10:45AM

 

WITH ALL THREE PRECINCTS REPORTING THE MARCO ISLAND AMBULANCE ISSUE FAILED 46.05  TO 53.95% 

 

ROY TERRY AND JEN MITCHELL WIN THE SCHOOL BOARD RACES AND PENNY TAYLOR AND ANDY SOLIS  WON THE COLLIER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RACE WITH CRYSTAL KINZEL WINNING THE CLERK OF COURTS RACE

 

 

 

 The Collier County Sheriff's Office identified a man whose body was found in Ochopee earlier this month.  Jorge Alejandro Bernal-Iznaga, 21, was found near the 57000 block of U.S. 41 East  Aug. 18

 

  

    

ABOVE: OUR OWN TONEY DELUCIA AKA STEVE REYNOLDS IS HONORED BY THE ROTARY

 

  

 

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO ISLAND, GREATER NAPLES AND NORTH COLLIER FIRE DEPARTMENTS DO A STRUCTURE FIRE DRILL FROM MIFR BOAT 50

 

 

Marco Kwik Stop/Marathon is looking for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious early Saturday morning 12 to 3 a.m. During that time the store was broken into if anyone saw anything can you please contact Marco police. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AT 8:37 AM THURSDAY ( 8 23 18 ) MARCO FIRE AND POLICE WERE CALLED TO COLLIER BLVD IN FRONT OF THE MARRIOTT HOTEL TO INVESTIGATE A THREE VEHICLE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT.  MAJOR DAMAGE WAS REPORTED TO ALL THREE.  THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

 

Watch out what you pull up around Marco's lakes.  Rocky Kale of the Model Yacht club on the island was arrested and taken to jail for removing weeds from Mackle Park Lake.   He and five other members were trying to launch a jon boat to reset buoys in the lake.  Two months later FF&W arrested him for removing weeds from the lake.  He posted bond and was released.  Strangely enough, the weeds were scheduled to be removed shortly according to officials.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Marco Island residents, sportsman, captains and boaters. Here is a chance to contribute to our preservation of water quality. The Red Tide Offshore Monitoring Program needs volunteers to collect offshore water samples from all coastal Florida counties.  To see counties where volunteers are needed, visit Volunteer OpportunitiesExternal Website. Volunteers must be able to collect water samples at least once a month from piers, bridges, or docks alongshore or from locations at least 1 mile offshore. They may be asked to respond to reports of algal blooms and collect water samples for analysis. FWRI pays for sampling supplies and shipping costs.  Sign up here  https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1572867266

 

 

 

A convicted felon accused of impersonating a police officer and harassing a Marco Island renter faces new charges.  In June Marco Island police arrested 35-year-old Nicholas Troemner for aggravated assault and now have added charges after investigating new video.  Troemner is seen wearing a bulletproof vest and fake badge and armed with a hatchet and flashlight. He also has a fixed blade behind his back. Troemner violently orders a renter and another man out of their home.  Troemner was previously charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and arrested in a massive steroid bust.

 
 
 

The Marco Island  parking committee is looking into bringing in a free taxi service to the island by using a public-private partnership after hearing a presentation from The Nickel Ride a free taxi service funded through business sponsorships and a government subsidy Using a smartphone application as a hailing system.  The company could deploy nine cabs.

 The service would operate in areas where the speed limit is 35 miles per hour or less.

 

 

Can't make it to the game?  Hear all the action of Marco Island Academy vs Community School Friday at 7pm on 98.1 fm Marco  /  88.1 fm Everglades City.  Also, streamed on Tunein.

If you are going to the game don't forget it will be played on the Baron Collier field .

  

 

  

ABOVE:  MARCO POLICE RESCUE AN INJURED BIRD OVER THE WEEKEND

 

    

ABOVE: A FIRE ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON DESTROYED A 1988 PORSCHE CAUSING $35,000 DAMAGE.  ENGINE 51 RESPONDED TO THE SCENE  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

ABOVE: BACK TO SCHOOL ON THE ISLAND.  MARCO POLICE PROTECT STUDENTS ON FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL WEDNESDAY

 

The release of information concerning an internal investigation by Marco island police has shown that two former officers of the police department were found to be having sex while on duty.  The report named officers were Sgts James Inlow and Niel Giansanti both resigned from the force earlier this year.  Four investigations were conducted after complaints were received.  Inlow had also been accused of making threats in 2017 against the woman involved in his case.  

Detective Brian Granneman of the Marco police is also under investigation for knowing about the incidents with the two officers but not reporting it.

 

   

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

    

 

Marco Island police arrested Nicholas Stolinas charging him with three counts of possession of a controlled substance, battery, possession of drug paraphernalia and a felon in possession of ammunition charges.   The charges came after a  woman reported she had been in an argument with him. Officers found 4.6 grams of heroin and small amounts of crack cocaine in his car.

 

 

 

 

 

A high-speed chase on US-41 between Naples and Marco Island Friday ended with a drug bust and two people arrested. Three cars were speeding down the east trail at 85 miles per hour while weaving in and out of traffic.  A deputy was able to pull two of the three cars over. Drivers were Emilio Flores and the other Andre Barrios. The third got away.  Deputies found a marijuana vape pen and handgun on the men.  Both were charged with reckless driving and possession of a controlled substance.

 

 

 

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There has been a lot of confusion between two different algae blooms. Microcystis is one type of Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae.   Lee County is getting bright green algae blooms of Microcystis in the Caloosahatchee River and estuary, those blooms cannot survive the salt water between Lee and Collier County. Microcystis is only present in the Lee County Caloosahatchee estuary because fresh water there lowers salinity.  Once this freshwater blue-green algae enters the Gulf of Mexico it dies.

 

We do not have this in Collier County but do continue to see the impact of red tide, wildlife mortality and respiratory irritation at our beaches. Red tide, is marine algae, forming 10- to 40-miles offshore then impacting our beaches when wind and water currents push it to the beach.  You can check if red tide is impacting your favorite beach before you leave the house by checking the Mote Marine Laboratory “Beach Conditions” app or www.visitbeaches.org. Also on the " MARCO ISLAND FLORIDA " app

 

 

 

 

 

  MACKLE PARK LAKE 

 

 BE SURE TO HAVE A BATTERY POWERED RADIO CAPABLE OF RECEIVING MARCO'S EMERGENCY INFORMATION  STATION 98.1 FM 

 

    

ABOVE: MARCO POLICE FOUNDATION SUMMER PICNIC GET TOGETHER

 

  

ABOVE:  ANOTHER GREAT DAY ON THE BEACH ON MARCO

 

  

ABOVE: MEMBERS OF THE MARCO CITY DEPARTMENTS ATTEND SOFTWARE TRAINING CONCERNING PACKAGE USED TO TRACK DAMAGE AND COSTS

 

The front door of all schools in Collier County's school district will now be locked this season  and visitors need to show a  photo ID and speak via a video doorbell to someone inside.  All high schoolers will  wear ID badges,  middle schoolers starting in January.   Collier County School Board approved new mental health measures last week and put them in place this school year, including psychologists and social workers on school campuses.  The sheriff's office continues to have a full-time deputy on campus at every school this year.

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE;  ANOTHER FUN DAY ON THE BEACH AT MARCO ISLAND

 

 

   

ABOVE: MARCO PD MARINE UNIT ASSISTS LCEC REPAIR A POWER LINE CROSSING THE MARCO RIVER SATURDAY

 

A letter to Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell from the Everglades Foundation is asking that America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 be tops on the agenda item when the US Senate returns next week.  The bill includes the Water Resources Development Act that authorities an  Everglades reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area. The reservoir is a crucial piece of the plans to send water south of Lake Okeechobee to end discharges impacting Florida's east and west coasts.

 

 

After the arrest of Lina Upham for DUI several weeks ago Marco city council has decided to ask the Collier County City Clerk to audit the contracts that Upham had assisted with during her employment as Purchasing and Risk Manager with the city.

 

 

 

   

FYI Marco Dr Josephine V. Jasper MD is now appearing on the air at 10am Saturdays and Sundays on the Marco radio 98.1 fm. She will answer your questions about Diabetes, Thyroid disorders, Erectile Dysfunction and more.  You can send her questions at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

MARCO AND AREA FIREMEN HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF A BOAT FIRE AT ISLES OF CAPRI LAST MONTH THAT DESTROYED A YACHT AND BOATS NEARBY 

 

   

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: National Friendship day was celebrated at the Marco YMCA last week

 

 

  

YOUR SOURCE FOR MARCO LOCAL NEWS,  WEATHER AND EVENTS EVERY DAY 

MARCO'S EMERGENCY INFORMATION STATION

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

ABOVE:  CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM MARCO ATTEND A WEEK LONG CLASS TO LEARN OF NEW RULES

 

 

  

 

   

ABOVE:  MARCO BEACH CAM

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND'S LOCAL NEWS SOURCE EVERY DAY

MARCO'S EMERGENCY INFORMATION STATION

 

An electrician suffered first and second-degree burns as he worked on the eighth floor of the Hilton Hotel on Marco Island Thursday.  A fireball flashed, shocked the man and left burns on 25 percent of his body.  He was airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

RECOMMENDED MARCO ISLAND RESTAURANTS:

 

  

 

 

  

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

 

 

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone: (239) 394-8361

 

 

DAVIDE ITALIAN CAFE AND DELI COLLIER AND BALD EAGLE

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

MARIOS  : 845 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 389-2863

 

 

   

 

FOXBORO SPORTS TAVERN 4420 Thomasson Dr, Naples, FL 34112 Phone: (239) 530-2337

 

 

  

 

 

  

MARIOS  : 845 Bald Eagle Dr, Marco Island, FL 34145 Phone: (239) 389-2863

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

The  Sheriff’s Office received six telephone calls to the “Call Before You Pay” hotline from residents saying they were contacted anonymously by someone claiming to have evidence that their computer was used to access pornography and threatening to publicly reveal the information unless demands are met.   The scammer sends an anonymous letter claiming to have found pornography or evidence of some crime on the letter recipient’s computer then threatens to reveal the evidence to the victim’s family, friends or spouse. To avoid detection, the scammer insists on being paid in Bitcoin. In exchange for the one-time fee, the scammer promises to make the evidence disappear.  CCSO encourages residents to be vigilant against letter, phone and e-mail scams.  

 

  

WHERE MARCOITES COME FOR THEIR LOCAL NEWS AND WEATHER DAILY

 

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

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO POLICE AND FIRE DPTS PRACTICE FOR FUTURE EMERGENCY'S 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLIED PAVER SYSTEMS, LLC

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

239-394-6152

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOVE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HERB SAVAGE THE ARCHITECT OF MARCO ISLAND

 

 

 

The Collier Mosquito Control District says data shows high numbers of freshwater species in the Sabal Palm and Naples Shores areas.  They treated the Sabal Palm area Wednesday night  spraying dibrom to help keep the population down.  The Naples Shore area is scheduled for Thursday morning.  While some areas are seeing the increase in the freshwater species,  Marco is seeing a decrease in mosquitoes overall.

 

 

ABOVE: AUTHORITIES ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC TO CALL EITHER MARCO POLICE OR THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IF THEY RECOGNIZE THE TRUCK PICTURED ABOVE.  THE TRUCK IS PART OF AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION ION THIS AREA

 

 

   

ABOVE: MARCO ISLAND FIREMEN CONTINUE THEIR TRAINING LAST WEEK ON THE ISLAND

 

 

  

MARCO ISLAND POLICE ARE WARNING RESIDENTS ABOUT NUMEROUS SCAMS APPEARING ON THE ISLAND.  THEY INVOLVE CALLERS SAYING THEY ARE WITH THE IRS OR LCEC OR LAW ENFORCEMENT  AND CLAIMING YOU OWE MONEY AND MUST PAY IMMEDIATELY OR LOOSE SERVICE OR BE ARRESTED.  THESE ARE SCAMS AND YOU ARE WARNED NOT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THESE INSTEAD CONTACT THE MARCO POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: EVERGLADES CITY CHILDREN PAUSE FOR LUNCH WHILE TAKING PART IN THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S BUILD A CHAIR GET TOGETHER

 

 

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

 

 

An East Naples man who lives between Marco Island and Naples was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony sex crimes for separate offenses after a deputy noticed similarities in the cases.  Jorge Luis Lago is charged with one count of sexual battery from an October 2016 incident and one count of attempted sexual battery stemming from an incident in May. The victim told deputies a home health nurse had been to his house to attend to a sick relative.  The nurse invited the victim inside his vehicle so he could perform a medical exam.  The nurse grabbed the victim’s genitals, causing the victim to scream. The nurse drove away but not before the victim was able to take a photograph of the license plate.  Lago was taken into custody at his residence. He was in the Collier County jail awaiting his first appearance in court Thursday afternoon.

 

MOST RADIO LISTENERS ON MARCO GET THEIR LOCAL NEWS AND WEATHER FROM US

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

MARCO POLICE MADE A DRUG BUST WHEN THEY ARRESTED A HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA WOMAN SATURDAY MORNING FOR EXPIRED TAGS.  ELIZA MIZRACHI WAS FOUND TO HAVE WHAT OFFICERS DETERMINED WERE DRUGS IN HER VEHICLE AND THEY CHARGED HER WITH MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES INCLUDING POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND MANUFACTURING THE DELIVERY.  SHE WAS TAKEN TO NAPLES JAIL

 

 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ARE WARNING MARCO RESIDENTS THAT A SCAM IS AFOOT TO GET LCEC CUSTOMERS TO PAY FOR ALLEGED POWER SHUT OFFS IN THE COMMUNITY.  POLICE WARN RESIDENTS NOT TO BE TAKEN IN BY CALLERS WHO CLAIM THEIR POWER WILL BE CUT OFF IN AN HOUR IF THEY DON'T PAY IMMEDIATELY

 

 SUMMER DAY MARKET AND CAFE AT COLLIER AND BALD EAGLE

SUMMER DAY CAFE AND MARKET Marco Town Center Mall 1069 N Collier Blvd Phone

 

  

SUMMER DAY MARKET AT COLLIER AND BALD EAGLE FOR HEALTHY FOOD AND GREAT ATMOSPHERE 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

The former Everglades City Mayor Sammy Hamilton was arrested Monday for grand theft and official misconduct.  He is accused of stealing $48,000 in taxpayer funds for boat parts, construction materials and development fees.  He also is poroported to have  authorized 16 fraudulent checks from Everglades City.

Hamilton resigned from the mayor's office in September 2017 after two criminal complaints were filed with the Collier County Sheriff's Office.  The FDLE found Hamilton was the sole signature on city's checks over the past years despite a city rule requiring dual signatures from the mayor and city clerk.

Hamilton resigned from the mayor's office in September 2017.  He was booked into the Collier County jail.

 

  

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

 

 

 

 

     

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

 

 

    

ABOVE: CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON THE NEW JILK FAMILY CENTER

 

At Monday night's Marco city council meeting among other things council discussed:

Resolution Approving the Purchase Order for American Engineering Consultants of Marco Island, Inc., for the Design of the San Marco Road Shared Use Pathway Project, in an amount not to exceed $93,000.00

Resolution Approving the Purchase Order for Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., for the Design of the North Collier Boulevard Shared Use Pathways, in an amount not to exceed $188,426.00, which includes survey

Proclamation Commending Officers Josh Ferris, Bob Marvin & Clayton Smith

 

 

  

ABOVE CAMP MACKLE EVENT ON THE BEACH TUESDAY

 

  

FOXBORO SPORTS TAVERN 4420 Thomasson Dr, Naples, FL 34112 Phone: (239) 530-2337

 

 

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

 

 Marco police are investigating:

Stolen Vessel, 659 Century Ct: 34’ Jupiter stolen from residential lift.

Theft of Watch 480 Gray Ct: 

Grand Theft Auto 1257 Bluebird Ave: Arrested- adult female for theft of 2014 black Volkswagen Jetta. 

Grand Theft 1896 Calusa Ct: $1500 Roofing materials stolen from driveway after sitting 10 days. 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MARCO ISLAND CITY PURCHASING AND RISK MANAGER , LENA UPHAM WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND CHARGED WITH DUI AFTER SHE DROVE HER CAR INTO THE WATER AT COLLIER BLVD AND CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE.  THE INCIDENT OCCURRED AT 4:17PM.  HER CAR HAD CROSSED THE MEDIAN INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC.  SHE WAS TAKEN TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM THEN TAKEN TO NAPLES JAIL CENTER WHERE SHE POSTED $1,000 ON SUNDAY AND WAS RELEASED.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

ABOVE; MARCO SGT HAUETER ATTENDS DARE SHOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

ABOVE: MAN DOWN ON THE MARCO BEACH OVER THE WEEKEND

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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

 

Florida's ethics commission has found probable cause in  the case of former Marco Island Director of community affairs, Bryan Milk.   Milk was fired in 2014 for not disclosing that he was in a business  relationship with the owners of a property that was being considered for a land use change.  The decision is not a finding of guilt.  the issue now moves along a level of determining if a violation has occurred.

 

 

 

 

  

     

ABOVE: PICTURES FROM SATURDAY'S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT EVERGLADES CITY

Florida's ethics commission has found probable cause in  the case of former Marco Island Director of community affairs, Bryan Milk.   Milk was fired in 2014 for not disclosing that he was in a business  relationship with the owners of a property that was being considered for a land use change.  The decision is not a finding of guilt.  the issue now moves along a level of determining if a violation has occurred.

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO SAFETY FORCES TOOK DELIVERY OF A NEW VEHICLE TO BE USED BY MARCO POLICE.  YOU'LL SEE IT ON PATROL OVER THE WEEKEND.

  

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

 

 

  

ABOVE: WORK CONTINUES ON MARCO ISLAND'S  FIRE STATION

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ABOVE: RIBBON CUTTING FOR THE OPENING OF A NEW COUNTY SATELLITE OFFICE AT COLLIER BLVD AND RT 41 NORTH OF MARCO

   

  

 

 

FOR ALL YOUR DENTAL NEEDS ISLAND TOWER DENTISTRY 606 BALD EAGLE MARCO ISLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ABOVE; MARCO POLICE ON A ROOF AFTER RECEIVING A CALL THAT A MAN HAD BEEN SPOTTED WITH A GUN 50 FEET IN THE AIR FRIDAY.  WITNESSES WERE UNSURE OF THE DETAILS AND NO GUN WAS FOUND.  HOWEVER, THE MAN ADMITTED TO POLICE HE HAD PULLED A KNIFE.  HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

  

ABOVE: WORK BEGINS ON THE NEW FIRE STATION 51 CONSTRUCTION SITE THIS WEEK

 

 

Marco Island Woman’s Club awards scholarships to high school students, living on Marco Island, and supports various local non-profit organizations.  The group meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month, To become a member, call President, Christine Koppel at 856-906-4319 or go to marcowomansclub.com.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE: AUTHORITIES ARE ASKING COLLIER COUNTY RESIDENTS IF THEY RECOGNIZE THIS MAN.  HE HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN SEVERAL ROBBERIES AROUND COLLIER COUNTY.  IF YOU KNOW WHO HE IS CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT.

 

 

 

 

 

MARCO ISLAND POLICE DPT HAS ADDED A YOUTUBE CHANNEL.  IT DEBUTED ON WEDNESDAY WITH IT'S FIRST FEATURE, A RECRUITMENT PROMOTION.  YOU CAN SEE THE NEW SITE HERE:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp6TgNCRBXE&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COLLIER COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT KAMALA PATTON TOOK TO TWITTER WEDNESDAY 2/22/18 TO ASK PARENTS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN TO REPORT ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS TO AUTHORITIES AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA DISPLAYED TWO SEPARATE REPORTS OF POSSIBLE VIOLENCE TOWARD COLLIER SCHOOLS THIS PAST WEEK.  SHE POINTED OUT THAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR REPORTING WHAT THEY HEAR TO KEEP OUR SCHOOLS SAFE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Dear Parents/Guardians,

Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and Collier County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton, along with Naples Police Chief Tom Weschler, Marco Island Police Chief Al Schettino and campus police of Florida SouthWestern State College and their respective staffs continued to work over the weekend to develop an enhanced school safety plan to help everyone feel safe when they return to class Monday morning.

This is in addition to enhancements that were put into place in Collier County schools immediately after Wednesday’s school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County and is in addition to the long-standing partnership between CCPS and CCSO that has kept our schools safe for many years.

All Collier County public schools will have at least one Youth Relations Bureau deputy assigned to it full time, and these assignments will be reassessed regularly and incorporated into strategic staffing plans in upcoming budgets. In addition, there will be increased law enforcement visibility at all public, private and charter schools as well as on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office still has open and active investigations relating to the social media posts, statements and threats made recently relating to our schools. CCSO takes these investigations very seriously. The students involved in the incidents that are under investigation have been removed from school pending the outcome of the investigations and are under law enforcement observation.

It is especially important for everyone in the community to report suspicious or unusual activity to law enforcement. Anyone wishing to report suspicious activity can call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239-252-9300, or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-8477.

We will make additional safety updates for our community as information comes available.

Also, students should be aware that making threats, even over social media, can result in serious consequences including arrest and we ask that parents have this very important discussion with their kids.

Kamela Patton, Ph.D.
Superintendent
Collier County Public Schools

 

 

    

 

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