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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, like picking up trash on the beach like is done on Marco beaches each month and leaving nests alone made a difference. 

 

 

 

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:  Work on the North bound lanes of Collier Blvd will continue through next week ( 7/15/19 - 7/19/19 ).  Be prepared to stop or slow down when passing workmen.  Traffic may be limited to one lane North and South at times.

 

 

 

 

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