Marco Island police report slight crime uptick

A slight rise in burglaries led to an increased number of reported crimes last year on Marco Island.

The police department investigated 228 total crimes last year, up from 212 in 2011, according to data reported to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. While only a small increase, it represented a roughly 7 percent uptick.

Officers investigated 51 burglary cases, compared to 39 the year before. Larcenies showed little change 161 in 2011, compared to 164 in 2012 and aggravated assaults rose slightly from 7 to 10.

Last year, there was one sex offense reported to police and no homicides.

Assistant Chief Dave Baer said the majority of crimes were thefts from vehicles and boats.

“To combat these crimes, we have used directed patrols in those neighborhoods where intelligence reports and crime analysis suggests we must be to prevent additional crime,” he wrote in a news release.

The numbers, released by Marco Island police on Friday, are reported to the FDLE each year.

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OldMarcoMan writes:

Maybe if we had more Cops?
Cameras on the Bridge ?
New Police Boat ?
A Chief that lived on Marco? Heck even some officers who lived here?
More Police Cars ?
New Paint schemes for the Police cars we have ?

Just some ideas from a guy who pays taxes.

26yearsonmarco writes:

Don't forget the Rolling Stop offense.

26yearsonmarco writes:

Speaking of Crime, what about this one???

http://watchdog.org/62420/co-secret-e...

26yearsonmarco writes:

And then there is this Crime:

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/real-...

happyhorowitz34145 writes:

"Intelligence reports and crime analysis"
Capt.Dave, you should work at Capt. Briens on the weekends as a comedian!

mahiman writes:

City employees should have to live in the city! If you're not vested in your community, you don't care what happens. You just want a paycheck.

26yearsonmarco writes:

I suggest we invite Uncle Louie, a good friend of OBAMEE and HERR DUMPKOPFFFF, down here to help with our slight crime uptick.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/201302...

johnnycakes writes:

in response to OldMarcoMan:

Maybe if we had more Cops?
Cameras on the Bridge ?
New Police Boat ?
A Chief that lived on Marco? Heck even some officers who lived here?
More Police Cars ?
New Paint schemes for the Police cars we have ?

Just some ideas from a guy who pays taxes.

So by my calculation about one crime every two months per cop. Seems intense. Must be a lot of burnout in the Department. Do we pay for counselling to help with that? Thought so.

Comments from another guy who pays taxes.

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

in response to Genuine:

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Excellent comment. We have a few people on this beautiful island who in their own minds think that they know better than the professionals. The truth is you find this kind everywhere.

RayPray writes:

in response to No_more_cyber_bullying:

Excellent comment. We have a few people on this beautiful island who in their own minds think that they know better than the professionals. The truth is you find this kind everywhere.

"in their own minds think that they know better than the professionals."

>>> So true! Marco Keystone Kops are the best. They supply us with 50% of our crime and 100% of the crime fighting! (If only they could pass an IQ test) We should double this gallant force and triple its pay!

"The truth is you find this kind everywhere."

>>> True again. Especially among those not knuckle-walkers snoozing thru some overcompensated federal or municipal government 'career'!

mahiman writes:

I had a Propane grill stolen a couple years ago from my patio. A younger Marco cop arrived and said.."maybe you should build a fence...". Wow, that was reassuring! True Story!

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

Two more comments above by the self annointed intelligentsia of Marco Island.

From economics to politics, from bridge building to education, from philosophy to crime fighting. The only thing they can't deal with is their own lives.

Misery loves company and there you have it.

26yearsonmarco writes:

What we need here is a good snow storm:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/snow...

JohninMarco writes:

in response to Genuine:

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I do not know where you get your info. This department has 3 pending civil law suites, has terminated 2 superior officers for their job performance, and numerous car accidents, one of which sent a resident to the ICU. It seems to me that maybe this agency is a low bid unit!

RayPray writes:

in response to No_more_cyber_bullying:

Two more comments above by the self annointed intelligentsia of Marco Island.

From economics to politics, from bridge building to education, from philosophy to crime fighting. The only thing they can't deal with is their own lives.

Misery loves company and there you have it.

"The only thing they can't deal with is their own lives."

>>> You will be chagrined to hear that, even without being a worthless government parasite like yourself, I can very deftly deal with my own life.

"Misery loves company"

>>> On that matter, I must defer to you....

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

Ray,

Too bad the truth hurts as much as it does that your comment is so childish as a 6 year old responding to a sibling with........

"I know you are, but what am I?"

The only difference is that your vocabulary has expanded but not your maturity level.

RayPray writes:

in response to No_more_cyber_bullying:

Ray,

Too bad the truth hurts as much as it does that your comment is so childish as a 6 year old responding to a sibling with........

"I know you are, but what am I?"

The only difference is that your vocabulary has expanded but not your maturity level.

"Too bad the truth hurts as much as it does"

>>> I sympathize with your evident pain here, but fear you are now too old to make any improvement.

>>> Time for you to get back to battling crime on Marco, anyway....

August8 writes:

in response to mahiman:

I had a Propane grill stolen a couple years ago from my patio. A younger Marco cop arrived and said.."maybe you should build a fence...". Wow, that was reassuring! True Story!

That was a great suggestion, did you build the fence and eat more barbeque????

August8 writes:

in response to GorchFock:

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You certainly are !!!!!

2themoon writes:

Some of those chevy tahoes they got look like they cost at least 100 grand equipped. Do we need these to patrol a 5mile by 7 mile island?

MIslander writes:

What is the conviction rate of people arrested on Marco Island?

mahiman writes:

in response to August8:

That was a great suggestion, did you build the fence and eat more barbeque????

A five year old could've told me that. Then again, I'm not paying the five year old lots of tax money for a 34 officer(or whatever it is) police force. To answer your question, I just order out now. lol

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