Marco man left baby home, police say

Terry A. Simmons, 42, of Marco Island

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Terry A. Simmons, 42, of Marco Island

A Marco Island man is accused of child neglect after police stopped him on a traffic violation Saturday night and realized he had left his baby at home alone.

Marco Island police stopped Terry Allen Simmons, 42, at the intersection of East Elkcam Circle and Sixth Avenue on suspicion of a tag light violation, according to an arrest report.

Simmons also was cited for unknowingly driving with a suspended license.

When officers asked if he knew anyone who could drive his car home, they learned that he had left a 5-month-old baby at home alone, police reported. Simmons, of the 100 block of Marco Lake Drive, was arrested to face a charge of child neglect and taken to the Naples Jail Center.

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August8 writes:

Just another example of the fine law enforcement in the Maro Island Community !

MrBreeze writes:

"suspicion of a tag light violation" then "officers asked if he knew anyone who could drive his car home"

The tag light is the oldest trick in the book to stop a vehicle. It is used as a tool to get at the very least a "defective violation" but in the bigger picture used to further the stop.

The big question here is when the person under arrest is then allowed to call someone to drive their car home???? I would think that the car would be towed and impounded for the driver was under arrest.

So, on one hand the MIPD stops you for a bulb and on the other they want to save the felon from tow & impound fees. That sounds off to me.

Notice to all criminals: Precheck your vechicle for bulbs and safety items before coming to Marco Island. Also have a driver on call just in case. What a joke.

August8 writes:

in response to MrBreeze:

"suspicion of a tag light violation" then "officers asked if he knew anyone who could drive his car home"

The tag light is the oldest trick in the book to stop a vehicle. It is used as a tool to get at the very least a "defective violation" but in the bigger picture used to further the stop.

The big question here is when the person under arrest is then allowed to call someone to drive their car home???? I would think that the car would be towed and impounded for the driver was under arrest.

So, on one hand the MIPD stops you for a bulb and on the other they want to save the felon from tow & impound fees. That sounds off to me.

Notice to all criminals: Precheck your vechicle for bulbs and safety items before coming to Marco Island. Also have a driver on call just in case. What a joke.

Mr Breeze, I see your back speaking of jokes? Tag, yes check them it is a violation and courtesy yes which is what Marco Police did when they allowed him the call to get a driver,so?
Bottom line, a baby left home alone is discovered and potentially saved from harm, what a deed the cops performed.
Mr Breeze, Shish, you are still a silly old tight wad. Oh, we may get a bump, $12 bucks but a new boat is needed 1st.
A little help ,pleae,please !!!!!

20andout writes:

Mr. Breeze,
We should thank god that Dirtbag of a man had a defective light on his car. He might of got away with leaving a baby alone and god knows what would of happen. MIPD GREAT JOB!!!!!. Please keep pulling people over for defective equitment on a vehicle being driven. Remember not everyone gets a summons or arrested when the police stop them for Defective equitment, most get warnings. Some violent Felons have been arrested because something wasnt right with there vehicle!......Again GREAT JOB!!!!!!!

August8 writes:

in response to 20andout:

Mr. Breeze,
We should thank god that Dirtbag of a man had a defective light on his car. He might of got away with leaving a baby alone and god knows what would of happen. MIPD GREAT JOB!!!!!. Please keep pulling people over for defective equitment on a vehicle being driven. Remember not everyone gets a summons or arrested when the police stop them for Defective equitment, most get warnings. Some violent Felons have been arrested because something wasnt right with there vehicle!......Again GREAT JOB!!!!!!!

Exactly 20andout, very good. Problem is, Mr Breeze so busy counting pennies that he does not look out and see what really takes place. This was an excellent job by the Marco Men & woman as usual !!!He should be so lucky to sit back and complain !!

RayPray writes:

in response to August8:

Just another example of the fine law enforcement in the Maro Island Community !

Rogue cops decided to get Terry.

Come up with this common fake light stop charge.

Lure Terry into this bogus child neglect charge, none of which is even vaguely established.

Case gets tossed if Terry can afford a decent lawyer.

August8 writes:

in response to RayPray:

Rogue cops decided to get Terry.

Come up with this common fake light stop charge.

Lure Terry into this bogus child neglect charge, none of which is even vaguely established.

Case gets tossed if Terry can afford a decent lawyer.

Terry must be your Daddy?

MrBreeze writes:

Again August Badgeman, Tell me where any other jurisdiction where you allow a person under arrest to call a driver for the car.

Sounds like either they realize the stop is weak or the are poor at the job. End of story that is what they make tow trucks and Impound yards for.

So why don't you wake up.

20 and out. When the violent Felon is under arrest do you then allow him to call someone to drive his vehicle away? That must be Marco Compassion towards the Violent Felon here on the island.

August8 writes:

in response to MrBreeze:

Again August Badgeman, Tell me where any other jurisdiction where you allow a person under arrest to call a driver for the car.

Sounds like either they realize the stop is weak or the are poor at the job. End of story that is what they make tow trucks and Impound yards for.

So why don't you wake up.

20 and out. When the violent Felon is under arrest do you then allow him to call someone to drive his vehicle away? That must be Marco Compassion towards the Violent Felon here on the island.

Not sure what you mean about violent felon, if you can explain? Yes, common practice for any police agency to avoid vehicle impounds when feasible.$$$$, should make sense to you? That should include all jurisdictions bye the way.
The end of the story is the child being prevented from harm, see any connection fella?

20andout writes:

Mr. Breeze,

Most times when the vehicle was not part of the "Crime" or used in the commision of a "Crime" most Police agencies are OK with having someone pick-up the vehicle. However if the Vehicle is involved in any shape or form, VEHICLE MUST BE IMPOUDED. I would assume you would not or do not know this if your not law enforcement, so your excused.......

August8 writes:

in response to GorchFock:

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Wowe is me $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

MrBreeze writes:

20andout If you read the article he was arrested and sited for Operating With a suspended license. That was a Motor Vehicle not a bicycle. He was stopped for a License Plate Tag Light not a bell on a bicycle. That is where the vehicle is in play. In my town the vehicle is impounded when the driver is ARRESTED. No calling in drivers.

August says $$$$$$ saved when feasible. How about the bond to get out of jail. This is plain and s-----. What type of Police Agency would allow someone who is under arrest to Call a driver to the scene to drive away the car. Sounds like poor work to me.

August8 writes:

in response to MrBreeze:

20andout If you read the article he was arrested and sited for Operating With a suspended license. That was a Motor Vehicle not a bicycle. He was stopped for a License Plate Tag Light not a bell on a bicycle. That is where the vehicle is in play. In my town the vehicle is impounded when the driver is ARRESTED. No calling in drivers.

August says $$$$$$ saved when feasible. How about the bond to get out of jail. This is plain and s-----. What type of Police Agency would allow someone who is under arrest to Call a driver to the scene to drive away the car. Sounds like poor work to me.

Regardless of what it sounds like to you it does not work the way you seem to think. If a vehicle is involved in a crime that is one thing but when the stop was for an infraction which resulted in the driver not having a legal right to drive law enforcment do have optons believe it or not.Anytime the police can avoid taking responsibility for property such as a vehicle the tax payer has less exposure to claims involving theft of property or damage, a good thing $$$$$, right?
Mr Breeze, flip through some re-runs of CSI and perhaps you can pick up on a few things. In any case to save the pulic dollars is right up your alley, correct?

20andout writes:

August8

You are EXACTLY CORRECT......Thank You

MrBreeze writes:

August8 and fan club 20&out. Better brush up on the law when you are searching the web. Explain how you are saving the public (spelled right) dollars when the person is going to jail, having to post bond, hire a lawyer and fight the charges. How is not impounding the car saving so much dollars. The arrested party pays the tow & impound fee or lose the vehicle. No public dollars spent.

Maybee you should read up on the Law. If a person is called to "operate" the vehicle in question follow now this may be hard for you, the MIPD turn over "custody" of the vehicle to said driver that was called how would MIPD confirm that the vehicle was insured for this "substitute driver" to legally operate on the public roadway. Say two blocks away the new driver runs you over and then you claim your injured. The driver has no coverage as it is not their vehicle, the insurance is denied, MIPD turned over custody to the "new driver". Who is liable? In your spare time (all day) burn some of Mom's electric in a usefull way and try to come up with a answer.

That is why Law Enforcement Tow and Impound vehicles. The chain of custody is not broken. But you already new that right smart guys.

August8 writes:

in response to MrBreeze:

August8 and fan club 20&out. Better brush up on the law when you are searching the web. Explain how you are saving the public (spelled right) dollars when the person is going to jail, having to post bond, hire a lawyer and fight the charges. How is not impounding the car saving so much dollars. The arrested party pays the tow & impound fee or lose the vehicle. No public dollars spent.

Maybee you should read up on the Law. If a person is called to "operate" the vehicle in question follow now this may be hard for you, the MIPD turn over "custody" of the vehicle to said driver that was called how would MIPD confirm that the vehicle was insured for this "substitute driver" to legally operate on the public roadway. Say two blocks away the new driver runs you over and then you claim your injured. The driver has no coverage as it is not their vehicle, the insurance is denied, MIPD turned over custody to the "new driver". Who is liable? In your spare time (all day) burn some of Mom's electric in a usefull way and try to come up with a answer.

That is why Law Enforcement Tow and Impound vehicles. The chain of custody is not broken. But you already new that right smart guys.

I have the answer you want, you are as simply incompetent as your pal and have zero common sense.Why I would ever joust with you is a problem of mine as you have no logic or cogent thoughts.It's anger, missery and self-centeredness that comes accross and that's it.
Shish Mr Breeze, just Shish you are not a very smart person.
Yea, type a little fast at imes and make spelling errors on occassion, so? All this from a gut that spells "Beech" correctly but your lack of intellectual thought is far more glaring.
SHISH OLD GUY !!!Go take your dump and stare !!

RayPray writes:

in response to August8:

Terry must be your Daddy?

Give Terry a weekend to earn a fake PhD degree and he could make a worthy City Manager for you.....

August8 writes:

Many phd's on Marco, but not MrBreeze

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