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

  

 98.1 FM FOR MARCO WEATHER AND EMERGENCYS 

WE BREAK IN WHEN BAD WEATHER BREAKS OUT

 

BELOW: TAP LINK FOR CURRENT MARCO EXEC AIRPORT TEMPERATURE 

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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.

 

 

 

 ABOVE: CITIZENS TURN OUT FOR A MEET THE CHIEFS BREAKFAST TUESDAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

THE INSTALLATION OF A NEW WATER LINE MAY CONTINUE ON COLLIER BLVD FORCING IT TO BE LIMITED TO ONE LANE GOING SOUTH.  TAKE EXTRA TIME TO GET TO THE ISLAND UNTIL THE JOB IS COMPLETE.

 

 

 

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:THIS WEEK  MIFR TOOK PART IN THE ISLAND WATERWAYS PROGRAM TEACHING CHILDREN TO BE SAFE AROUND WATER

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE:  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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HE 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORIES FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS BELOW:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 MARCO ISLANDS 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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