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WE BREAK IN WHEN BAD WEATHER BREAKS OUT

 

    

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

 

 

Marco city council meets Monday.  Among other things on the agenda will be:

A Resolution - Request to Extend the Temporary Waiver of Permit Fees for Hurricane Irma related repairs to Roofs, Screened Enclosures, Fencing, Solar Collectors and Seawalls until March 10, 2019

Resolution - Site Development Plan (SDP-18-003286) Caxambas Tower Condominium, 1036 South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL 34145

A Resolution - Approving Funding Source and Purchase of Three (3) 2018 Ford F-150’s for the Building Services Department in the total amount of $82,223.00

Papers by Councilman Reed on proved Methodology for Handling City Manager Issues - and - Improved Methodology for Handling EMS Transport Billing -

 

 

   

 

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

 

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

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

 

   

 

The Marco Island Water Ways commitee will meet Thursday morning at 9am at 51 Bald Eagle Drive.  the commitee will discuss:

A letter from the South Water Management District  The direction Council wishes the committee to head a Water Quality Report the Seawall Manual V5 and a Boating Safety Brochure - Bridge Clearance Survey Report 2018

 

  

ABOVE: MARCO FIREMEN TAKE PART IN FORCED ENTRY CLASS

 

 

  

 

 

    

 

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

 

ABOVE: MARCO FAMILY CHURCH AND THE YMCA HELD POOL PARTY LAST WEEK

 

 

 

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

 

 

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THE REPAVING AND REMARKING OF BALD EAGLE DRIVE SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE FIRST PART OF NEXT WEEK SAY OFFICIALS


South Marco Beach
Date Reported
2018-08-10 16:36:22
Flag
Green
Water Color
Clear
Red Drift
None
Red Drift Location
Not Available
Air Temperature
86.1°F
Water Surface Temp
Not Available
Weather Summary
Humid
Respiratory Irritation
None
Dead Fish
None
Jellyfish
Not Available
Beach Debris
None
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
9.13 MPH
Rip Currents
Not Available
Surf
Calm
Surf Type
Calm
Surf Height
0-1FT
 
 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

  MACKLE PARK LAKE 

 

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ABOVE: MARCO POLICE FOUNDATION SUMMER PICNIC GET TOGETHER

 

  

ABOVE:  ANOTHER GREAT DAY ON THE BEACH ON MARCO

 

  

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

  

ABOVE;  ANOTHER FUN DAY ON THE BEACH AT MARCO ISLAND

 

The city of Marco Island will use the FCCMA Senior Adviser program to find an interim city manager while the project continues to fill the position full time.  Deadline for interim resumes is August 20th.

 

   

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

Nominations are being accepted by the Marco Chamber of Commerce for the 2018 Marco Island Volunteer and Citizen of the Year to be presented to a volunteer and a citizen winners  who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the betterment of Marco Island. The awards will be presented at the Christmas Bash on November 24.

 

   

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

 

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

 

   

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

 

 

 

  

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

 

 

  

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

 

 

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

 

 

  

 

   

ABOVE:  MARCO BEACH CAM

 

 

 BELOW, TEN THINGS TO THINK ABOUT FOR AUGUST:

1. YOUR CITY, YOUR VOTE. The referendum asking voters whether they approve of the City replacing Collier County services with its own prehospital and interfacility advanced (EMS) and basic life support transportation (ambulance) services takes place on AUGUST 28. Information regarding this important vote is available on the City’s website at the following link: http://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/index.aspx?page=585

2. Candidate Qualifying for City Council has ended. Congratulations to the candidates that will be appearing on the November 6 ballot: Erik Brechnitz, Jim Richards, Victor Rios, Jerry Swiacki and Sam Young. 

3. Ordinance 18-11 revised the City’s sign regulations. Property ownerswishing to place signs  in residential districts (no permit required )should review Sec. 30-522(b)(10) that begins on line 571 of the ordinance:

4. At the August 6 meeting, City Council will discuss soliciting candidates for an Interim City Manager position through the Senior Advisor Program offered by the Florida City/County Managers Association.

5. Last Call – the final Budget Workshop for the FY2018-2019 budget will be at a special-called City Council meeting on August 8 at 5:30 p.m.

6. Slow down…school begins on August 15.

7. Keep our Beaches Beautiful – CJ’s on the Bay is sponsoring a beach clean-up on August 19th at 9 a.m. at the South Beach Boardwalk.

8. The design of Veterans’ Community Park will be discussed at the Parks & Recreations Advisory Committee meeting on August 21. Design professionals from Kimley-Horn and Associates will be presenting.

9. Got Iguanas? Report them to Environmental Planner Tonia Selmeski at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

10. Did you miss the 2018 Hurricane Preparedness Seminar? The presentation slides are available on the website at: http://www.cityofmarcoisland.com/modules/showdocument.asp

 

 

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

 

 

 

Nominations are being accepted by the Marco Chamber of Commerce for the 2018 Marco Island Volunteer and Citizen of the Year to be presented to a volunteer and a citizen winners  who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the betterment of Marco Island. The awards will be presented at the Christmas Bash on November 24.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

RECOMMENDED MARCO ISLAND RESTAURANTS:

 

  

 

 

  

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

 

 

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

 

 

DAVIDE ITALIAN CAFE AND DELI COLLIER AND BALD EAGLE

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

   

 

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

 

 

  

 

 

  

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

 

 

MARCO ISLAND RESTAURANT ALLIANCE

 

Cafe de Marco, Chop 239, CJ's on the Bay, Doreen's Cup of Joe, Joey's Pizza & Pasta, Kretch's, Mango's Dockside Bistro, Marco Island Brewery, Marco Movies, Marek's, Old Marco Pub, Petit Soleil, Sandbar, The Speak Easy Marco, Verdi's Bistro, Bistro Soleil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

  

WHERE MARCOITES COME FOR THEIR LOCAL NEWS AND WEATHER DAILY

 

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

 

  

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLIED PAVER SYSTEMS, LLC

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

239-394-6152

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

   

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

 

 

  

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

 

 

 

 

  

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

Marco City Council set a maximum millage rate at 2.03at it's meeting this week after several failed attempts which councilman Reed said were random figures thrown out.  2.03 figure includes .1808 mills for the city’s Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to create a l emergency medical services system and increase the ambulances on Marco Island.   The maximum millage rate of 2.2 failed by a 4-3 vote, motions for 2.0295 and 2.033 also failed 4-3 until an agreement was reach.

 

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

 

GOOD NEWS FOR BEACH GOERS THE LATEST TEST OF WATER QUALITY AT MARCO BEACHES SHOWS SHOWS NO RED TIDE EXISTING

 

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

 

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

 

 SUMMER DAY MARKET AND CAFE AT COLLIER AND BALD EAGLE

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

 

  

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

 

  

ABOVE: OFFICER JOSH FERRIS RECEIVES A PROCLAMATION FROM THE CITY FOR HIS PADDLE CROSSING FROM THE BAHAMAS TO FLORIDA IN SUPPORT OF A DRIVE TO FIGHT CYSTIC FIBROSIS

 

  

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

  

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

 

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

 

The next general election will be held on November 6, 2018.   3 of the 7 City Council Seats (designated as 2,4,and 6) will be up for election in 2018.

You can obtain a copy of the 2018 City Council Candidate Handbook explaining how to run for council by contacting the City Clerk at (239) 389-5010.  You can also download or browse the handbook here:  2018 City Council Candidate Handbook

 

 

 

     

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

 

 

    

ABOVE: CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON THE NEW JILK FAMILY CENTER

 

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

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

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

Proclamation Commending Officers Josh Ferris, Bob Marvin & Clayton Smith

 

 

  

ABOVE CAMP MACKLE EVENT ON THE BEACH TUESDAY

 

  

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

 

 

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

 

 Marco police are investigating:

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

Theft of Watch 480 Gray Ct: 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

ABOVE; MARCO SGT HAUETER ATTENDS DARE SHOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

ABOVE: MAN DOWN ON THE MARCO BEACH OVER THE WEEKEND

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

  

     

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

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

 

  

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

  

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

 

 

  

ABOVE: WORK CONTINUES ON MARCO ISLAND'S  FIRE STATION

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

   

  

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

     

 

 

MARCO ISLAND ACADEMY HAS HIRED A NEW FOOTBALL COACH.  BILL CRANSTON WILL TAKE OVER THE REINS AND DIRECT THE RAYS THIS FALL FOOTBALL SEASON

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

  

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Dear Parents/Guardians,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

    

 

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