Marco Island police briefs: Nov. 20

Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, attaching license plate not assigned and driving while license suspended

At 9:15 a.m., Nov. 12, Scott F. Mackay, 40, of 1243 Mulberry Court, Marco, was arrested at his home and charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and attaching an unassigned license plate to the vehicle he was driving. After a search of his vehicle, he was also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Mackay went to jail.

Possession of marijuana

Police stopped driver Alex Danis, 21, of 5422 Texas Ave., Naples for a traffic offense at 1400 N. Collier Blvd., at about 8 p.m., Nov. 13.

While making contact with the driver, the officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. Danis was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. He was released at the scene on a notice to appear in court.


Police stopped driver Theresa Stephans, 48, of 509 Echo Circle, Marco, near her home after they reported she committed a traffic offense shortly before 2 a.m., Nov. 14. Stephans was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. She went to jail.

Shoplifting groceries

Jose Contreras, 45, of 5223 Collins St., Naples, was arrested and charged with shoplifting from Publix Supermarket, located at 175 S. Barfield Dr., at 11:41 a.m., Nov. 14. The total value of items stolen and recovered was $97.08. Contreras was taken to jail.

DUI, crashes involving damage to vehicle or property

Officers responded to a two-vehicle traffic accident at the 1700 block of San Marco Road at 1:55 a.m., Nov. 15. One of the drivers, William Michael Snyder, 26, of 801 Inlet Dr., Marco, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence with property damage. He was taken to jail.

Battery, resisting officer without violence

Officers responded to a disturbance reported at 362 Waterleaf Ct., Marco, at about 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15. Victim Richard Schiller reported that he was assaulted by Thomas William Tapscott, 41, of the same address. Tapscott was arrested and charged with battery. Police reported that after a brief struggle with the arresting officers, Tapscott was placed in handcuffs and taken to jail.

Criminal mischief, $1,000 in vehicle damage

Thomas Nestel reported that someone damaged his vehicle while it was parked at 155 Delbrook Way between 9 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Nov. 15. Estimated value of damage is $1,000.

Criminal mischief, vehicle damage

Ronald Hagerman reported that his vehicle was damaged while parked at the Caxambas park boat ramp, 909 Collier Ct,, between 12 p.m. and 12:20 p.m., Nov. 16. Estimated value of damage is unknown.

Domestic battery

Officers responded to a disturbance that occurred in the area of San Marco Road and North Barfield Drive at about 9:45 p.m., Nov. 16. Victim Thsheaily Phillips reported that while riding together in a motor vehicle she was assaulted by Travis Jones, 41, of 564 Eden Ct. unit 202, Marco. Jones was arrested, charged with domestic battery and taken to jail.

Driving while license suspended, resisting officer without violence

Eddy G. Torres, 27, of 11251 S.W. 105th Ave., Miami was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and resisting an officer without violence after an officer observed him operating a motor vehicle and recognized him from a previous investigation that confirmed he had a suspended driver’s license, police said. Officers approached Torres in a parking lot at 4:12 p.m., Nov. 4 and he attempted to flee on foot. The defendant was apprehended and taken to jail.

Theft of building materials

Mario Curiale reported that someone stole building materials valued at approximately $200 from Marco Building Supply Company, located at 845 Bald Eagle Dr., between 4 p.m., Nov. 5, and 7 a.m., Nov. 6.

Theft of bike

It was reported that a bicycle valued at approximately $200 was stolen from a bike rack at Mackle Park, 1361 Andalusia Terrace, sometime between 3 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., Nov. 9.

Criminal mischief, vehicle damage

Judy Weinburg reported that someone damaged her vehicle while it was parked at 220 Seaview Ct. some time between 3:30 p.m., Nov. 9, and 12:30 p.m., Nov. 11 Estimated value of damage is unknown.

Police reports indicate suspicion of a crime, not guilt.

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