SWAT team called to Marco home for domestic dispute

Marco Island police arrested a 55-year-old man Saturday after a SWAT team was called to his home for a domestic disturbance.

Mark Ryland, of the 700 block of Apple Court, faces a charge of domestic violence battery.

Around 10 p.m. Friday, a woman called police, saying she had left Ryland's home after an altercation with him. She told officers she was worried he would harm himself or resist officers.

Police and a Collier County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team went to the Apple Court home but did not find Ryland. He was arrested around 7:30 a.m. when he returned home.

According to a police report, Ryland was in a cult for 12 years and kept guns in the residence; two were found in the master bedroom and were taken for safekeeping.

He is accused of punching the woman in the face.

She was treated on scene for her injuries, according to a news release.

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RayPray writes:

Good thing there was not a simultaneous outbreak of, say, unpaid overdue book fines at the Library to divert our Marco Keystone Swat team from this high-risky assault!

https://www.aclu.org/militarization

Konfuzius writes:

in response to RayPray:

Good thing there was not a simultaneous outbreak of, say, unpaid overdue book fines at the Library to divert our Marco Keystone Swat team from this high-risky assault!

https://www.aclu.org/militarization

I guess Chief Hunter will take this assault as good reason and motivation to create 12 permanent officers post more. And Fire Chief Murphy involved too will have some special equipment.
I didn't even know that we pay for a SWAT team taxpayers money on Marco Island. Must be the first action in history of Marco Island as city. In 1823 was an assault of some Indians turned down by the Army of Fort Myers. However. Congratulation. No blood, no casualties, no awards. Marco Island is an island of peace.

CopWatch writes:

The only SWAT team MIPD has is used exclusively to control flies at Dunkin Donuts.

Konfuzius writes:

in response to CopWatch:

The only SWAT team MIPD has is used exclusively to control flies at Dunkin Donuts.

After understanding the case I believe for this scenario our outstanding keystone cops will not suspending their well-deserved lunchtime hour.
And the SWAT team came from our effective Sheriff department I wont back on Marco Island since 10 years.

RayPray writes:

in response to CopWatch:

The only SWAT team MIPD has is used exclusively to control flies at Dunkin Donuts.

Billion$ of your tax dollar$ have flooded down from Homeland Security Industry to local Barney Fifes to combat terrorism in Podunk America.

http://reason.com/blog/2013/12/18/pol...

Since, on Marco, most of the malefactors seem to be either inside the City bureaucracy or among the Northern rejects & louche characters actually recruited by our Keystone Kops, scary to imagine these lunkheads soon bobbing down the street in tanks....

marco826 writes:

Lets see. Mom calls Police at 10:00 PM. Says dad has guns. Swat comes in full garb. Dad, not home, shows up at 7:30 AM. Arrested.
I just rewrote the entire story. More Epic coverage by this news paper. Are there actual reporters or just people sitting at a computer miles away? Best part is there will be little or no follow up to the s----- story of the year on Marco.

1Paradiselost writes:

It's simple.... The wife wants a divorce. She finds out he been picking up tourist Cougars at the Marriott.

Husband did not come home until 7 am.

Was the guy out with his Cougar girlfriend?

Konfuzius writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

It's simple.... The wife wants a divorce. She finds out he been picking up tourist Cougars at the Marriott.

Husband did not come home until 7 am.

Was the guy out with his Cougar girlfriend?

Is his name Hascle? The story profiled him and his outstanding comments. Short and s-----.

1Paradiselost writes:

The man arrested was Hascle? Are you saying "Mark Ryland, of the 700 block of Apple Court" is "Short and s-----"?

What is it? Could you be more clear? Please don't attack me for asking you questions about your comments. I'm trying to understand, OK?

Konfuzius writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

The man arrested was Hascle? Are you saying "Mark Ryland, of the 700 block of Apple Court" is "Short and s-----"?

What is it? Could you be more clear? Please don't attack me for asking you questions about your comments. I'm trying to understand, OK?

What did you asked me?

1Paradiselost writes:

After the (?) marks are the questions.

That is why they are called question marks! duh.

Konfuzius writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

After the (?) marks are the questions.

That is why they are called question marks! duh.

YES! But I do not understand your questions! OK?

Karma1776 writes:

wow

happyhorowitz34145 writes:

"He was in a cult for 12 years"
What?????
Must be the Captain Morgan cult!!!!!!

tikihut2206 writes:

can not believe you people thing domestic violence is a joke...yes, I think Marco may have too may police officers..but it is their job by law to arrest anyone who strikes a person in a domestic outbreak...man or woman..hope none of you have ever gone through it..oh and were those guns registered or is it ok to have a firearm without a permit on marco...

Konfuzius writes:

in response to tikihut2206:

can not believe you people thing domestic violence is a joke...yes, I think Marco may have too may police officers..but it is their job by law to arrest anyone who strikes a person in a domestic outbreak...man or woman..hope none of you have ever gone through it..oh and were those guns registered or is it ok to have a firearm without a permit on marco...

SWAT = Special Weapons And Tactics team is created for high and special crime control like drug wars, terrorism, gang fights. Nothing in this case like 1paradislost figured out.

"It's simple.... The wife wants a divorce. She finds out he been picking up tourist Cougars at the Marriott.
Husband did not come home until 7 am.
Was the guy out with his Cougar girlfriend?"

And Marco826 came to the point:
"Lets see. Mom calls Police at 10:00 PM. Says dad has guns. Swat comes in full garb. Dad, not home, shows up at 7:30 AM. Arrested."

You really believe that this story vindicated a full SWAT operation.
It seems to me it was a drill to check how effective the SWAT team works.
Or make Marco Islander believe we are living in a high crime destination but the government take care.
Next time you cross the Jolly Bridge you will see a new welcome sign:

"Attention! Every person on Marco Island is armed! Marco Island - the second amendment island!"

Better not!

Ruger writes:

in response to tikihut2206:

can not believe you people thing domestic violence is a joke...yes, I think Marco may have too may police officers..but it is their job by law to arrest anyone who strikes a person in a domestic outbreak...man or woman..hope none of you have ever gone through it..oh and were those guns registered or is it ok to have a firearm without a permit on marco...

Let me google that for you...

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Do+guns+have+to+...

marco826 writes:

in response to Konfuzius:

SWAT = Special Weapons And Tactics team is created for high and special crime control like drug wars, terrorism, gang fights. Nothing in this case like 1paradislost figured out.

"It's simple.... The wife wants a divorce. She finds out he been picking up tourist Cougars at the Marriott.
Husband did not come home until 7 am.
Was the guy out with his Cougar girlfriend?"

And Marco826 came to the point:
"Lets see. Mom calls Police at 10:00 PM. Says dad has guns. Swat comes in full garb. Dad, not home, shows up at 7:30 AM. Arrested."

You really believe that this story vindicated a full SWAT operation.
It seems to me it was a drill to check how effective the SWAT team works.
Or make Marco Islander believe we are living in a high crime destination but the government take care.
Next time you cross the Jolly Bridge you will see a new welcome sign:

"Attention! Every person on Marco Island is armed! Marco Island - the second amendment island!"

Better not!

Maybe MIPD order Tanks?

1Paradiselost writes:

Welcome TIKI.... this is not New Jersey!

Nowhere in the article did it say the woman was threatened with any type of weapon, Just that weapons were in the home.

Thank you Ruger for posting the link!

In Florida, 1 in 14 people you see everyday (even in Walmart) is carrying a concealed weapon.
Do you really think someone who is mentally ill, who goes out on a crime spree cares about any type of gun laws?

As you said in a prior post, The area you moved from was crime ridden.

Question... what are the gun laws in New Jersey! Could you protect yourself & have a handgun in your home?

The laws in Florida give victims of crime & home invasion a fighting chance to live instead of becoming a statistic.

After all As the bumper sticker says:

"Criminals Prefer Unarmed Victims"!

Tom_Massie writes:

1Paradise.......A post close to my heart! Thank You.

Tom

Karma1776 writes:

Wow

happyhorowitz34145 writes:

So MIPD SWAT breaks 4 windows, tosses in 6 tear gas canisters and causes $1200 in damages.
No one was home and the back slider was unlocked and open.
Really intelligent police work!
I feel really safe and proud of these elite officers at work!

Karma1776 writes:

MIPD TOP BRASS IS CORRUPT:Don Hunter lied to the public and falsified public records by stating he had a shoulder injury. July 2013, Hunter was hospitalized for a stroke and a series of seizures. Hunter mislead the community by claiming he was being hospitalized for a shoulder injury that he sustained while power lifting weights....Uhm, he’s like almost 70 years old, get over yourself! Despite the seizures that he had, Hunter covered the incident up so he would not have to notify the DMV and also stop carrying a firearm because he’s a scared little girl who used to get beat up in high school. The brass failed to inform the public that Hunter has not driven a Police Car since his stroke and seizures but continues to drive his personal car, which is a violation of Florida law after having seizures. His lies go so deep that he even continues to carry on an extra marital affair (M.E.) that has gone on for years....so much for having integrity! I wonder if a public records request was made for the attendance of Hunter, how many times would you see that he used his electronic key card? Is the entire agency run by his iPad? Ghost Employment is a criminal act and he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent! If he is able to take advantage of this little town, imagine how much he profited from a large office like CCSO for so many years! I guess thats how he can afford so many women in his life! What is equally criminal is the fact that everything that is generated from MIPD comes from Dave Baer. Don’t get me started....Baer is the most incompetent person in the agency and who has been referred to by past commanders as the “master manipulator!” He maintains his position in covering for Hunter because it gives him freedom to run the show without any consequence of being the top cop. But his incompetence just trickles down through his minions...this is probably why Pete Ferreira will most likely get away with killing that lady on November 30,2013...But Baer couldn’t be too concerned about that because he was worried about how he was going to swap car parts from a deadlined vehicle after smashing his police car into the rear of another citizen while driving recklessly! The crash occurred on US41 but Hunter’s disciples covered it up by not writing a citation even though any other person who slammed into the rear of another vehicle would have been cited...I’m sure that he wasn’t disciplined at work either like he did to so many other officers like Steph Mariani and Ed d’Alessandro! The hypocrisy at this agency is epic and the old saying “do as I say, not as I do” has been beaten to death as Baer runs a baby sitting center from his corner office! I think Baer’s daughter has been doing a fine job of running the agency but isn’t it time for the grown folks to handle this job? Maybe he can stay home and watch his kids if Hunter would show up to work!

Karma1776 writes:

I just read something about the SWAT team responding to a domestic violence call...was Lt. Guerrero arguing with her girlfriend again? She gets very distracted from her rainbow loving...how else would someone allow a prisoner to climb out of the rear window of her police vehicle without noticing? And then there’s that other Lieutenant, Tony Spina...Who is this guy? Im not sure if he’s a mobster or just someone who loves to abuse their power as a copper! I can’t really say much about him because I don’t think he has much of a resume’. I’m guessing he just says all the right things that would support the positions of those that don’t want to be caught “wrong-doing” by city management.

I read in the news why are we waisting money. Well just to be clear we are definitely waisting money on these a-- clowns. Hunter is a hood ornament on this fancy police car. Baer is driving this police car and is going to run straight into a wall. And the gangster and rainbow warrior are firing at all the wrong people. Please Mr. Polanco do a something about this or an investigative reporter will.

tikihut2206 writes:

in response to 1Paradiselost:

Welcome TIKI.... this is not New Jersey!

Nowhere in the article did it say the woman was threatened with any type of weapon, Just that weapons were in the home.

Thank you Ruger for posting the link!

In Florida, 1 in 14 people you see everyday (even in Walmart) is carrying a concealed weapon.
Do you really think someone who is mentally ill, who goes out on a crime spree cares about any type of gun laws?

As you said in a prior post, The area you moved from was crime ridden.

Question... what are the gun laws in New Jersey! Could you protect yourself & have a handgun in your home?

The laws in Florida give victims of crime & home invasion a fighting chance to live instead of becoming a statistic.

After all As the bumper sticker says:

"Criminals Prefer Unarmed Victims"!

not in Jersey...you can not have weapon without a criminal check..do you know more people are killed with a weapon they don't know how to use..most buglers don't have a weapon..just want your stuff..let them have it insurance will pay....

tikihut2206 writes:

in response to Konfuzius:

SWAT = Special Weapons And Tactics team is created for high and special crime control like drug wars, terrorism, gang fights. Nothing in this case like 1paradislost figured out.

"It's simple.... The wife wants a divorce. She finds out he been picking up tourist Cougars at the Marriott.
Husband did not come home until 7 am.
Was the guy out with his Cougar girlfriend?"

And Marco826 came to the point:
"Lets see. Mom calls Police at 10:00 PM. Says dad has guns. Swat comes in full garb. Dad, not home, shows up at 7:30 AM. Arrested."

You really believe that this story vindicated a full SWAT operation.
It seems to me it was a drill to check how effective the SWAT team works.
Or make Marco Islander believe we are living in a high crime destination but the government take care.
Next time you cross the Jolly Bridge you will see a new welcome sign:

"Attention! Every person on Marco Island is armed! Marco Island - the second amendment island!"

Better not!

can not believe what an idiot you are...there is domestic violence everywhere...I was in law enforcement and I saw it...not funny...maybe there is no domestic violence in Germany or they cant report it...

RayPray writes:

Really, how can we believe any of these shocking allegations might be true, when we can be confident that the many 'Woodward & Bernstein' journalist teams beavering away at this rag -- un-distracted by the stream of fake 'news' press releases raining down on them from 'guest' Realtors, the Chamber of Commerce, & Gunga Jane -- have not themselves uncovered any of these facts?

CopWatch writes:

in response to Karma1776:

MIPD TOP BRASS IS CORRUPT:Don Hunter lied to the public and falsified public records by stating he had a shoulder injury. July 2013, Hunter was hospitalized for a stroke and a series of seizures. Hunter mislead the community by claiming he was being hospitalized for a shoulder injury that he sustained while power lifting weights....Uhm, he’s like almost 70 years old, get over yourself! Despite the seizures that he had, Hunter covered the incident up so he would not have to notify the DMV and also stop carrying a firearm because he’s a scared little girl who used to get beat up in high school. The brass failed to inform the public that Hunter has not driven a Police Car since his stroke and seizures but continues to drive his personal car, which is a violation of Florida law after having seizures. His lies go so deep that he even continues to carry on an extra marital affair (M.E.) that has gone on for years....so much for having integrity! I wonder if a public records request was made for the attendance of Hunter, how many times would you see that he used his electronic key card? Is the entire agency run by his iPad? Ghost Employment is a criminal act and he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent! If he is able to take advantage of this little town, imagine how much he profited from a large office like CCSO for so many years! I guess thats how he can afford so many women in his life! What is equally criminal is the fact that everything that is generated from MIPD comes from Dave Baer. Don’t get me started....Baer is the most incompetent person in the agency and who has been referred to by past commanders as the “master manipulator!” He maintains his position in covering for Hunter because it gives him freedom to run the show without any consequence of being the top cop. But his incompetence just trickles down through his minions...this is probably why Pete Ferreira will most likely get away with killing that lady on November 30,2013...But Baer couldn’t be too concerned about that because he was worried about how he was going to swap car parts from a deadlined vehicle after smashing his police car into the rear of another citizen while driving recklessly! The crash occurred on US41 but Hunter’s disciples covered it up by not writing a citation even though any other person who slammed into the rear of another vehicle would have been cited...I’m sure that he wasn’t disciplined at work either like he did to so many other officers like Steph Mariani and Ed d’Alessandro! The hypocrisy at this agency is epic and the old saying “do as I say, not as I do” has been beaten to death as Baer runs a baby sitting center from his corner office! I think Baer’s daughter has been doing a fine job of running the agency but isn’t it time for the grown folks to handle this job? Maybe he can stay home and watch his kids if Hunter would show up to work!

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"

Konfuzius writes:

in response to tikihut2206:

can not believe what an idiot you are...there is domestic violence everywhere...I was in law enforcement and I saw it...not funny...maybe there is no domestic violence in Germany or they cant report it...

I guess all you learn at your time by Law Enforcement was a poor language.

exasperation writes:

Nice job 1776, it is time that the citizens of MI know what is really going on with the "brass" at MIPD. They are making the good side of the PD look bad. It has been a down hill run since the last City Manager (if you can call him that) took control. Hiring Don Hunter was a political stunt and nothing more. Don Hunter was a politician and nothing more. His underlings at the CCSO ran that agency. The only thing he does is create fear and disarray in the agency. 1776 did you know of the BIG problem with Hunter's pick for a detective?? The one that the State Attorneys Office will not trust because of his continued falsefication of his reports?? It goes on!! Why doesn't the Council look into this, they know about his failure to report to work on a regular basis, but yet they do nothing. Is someone afraid of this phony?? Maybe our interim manager should investigate, after all at the rate we are going with our manager search, he might be there for a long term. Somebody needs to do their job!!

RayPray writes:

in response to tikihut2206:

can not believe what an idiot you are...there is domestic violence everywhere...I was in law enforcement and I saw it...not funny...maybe there is no domestic violence in Germany or they cant report it...

Germany happens to be the 12th least corrupt nation on Earth. See Here:

http://www.infoplease.com/world/stati...

On the other hand Jersey is ranked #1 most corrupt state in the US:

http://www.stateintegrity.org/new_jersey

This after you as Democrat Mayor of New Brunswick schemed with Friend of the working man 'Jungle' John Corzine to buy up & plunder the Garden State, with the Billion$ he looted from his clients while slithering around Wall Street as CEO of Goldman Sex.

Not to forget your other Democrat pal Senator Bob Menendez, the Cuban Abe Lincoln, working tirelessly to benefit the innocent children of America, by never having sex with child prostitutes, except while often junketeering around Latin America.

Konfuzius writes:

in response to RayPray:

Germany happens to be the 12th least corrupt nation on Earth. See Here:

http://www.infoplease.com/world/stati...

On the other hand Jersey is ranked #1 most corrupt state in the US:

http://www.stateintegrity.org/new_jersey

This after you as Democrat Mayor of New Brunswick schemed with Friend of the working man 'Jungle' John Corzine to buy up & plunder the Garden State, with the Billion$ he looted from his clients while slithering around Wall Street as CEO of Goldman Sex.

Not to forget your other Democrat pal Senator Bob Menendez, the Cuban Abe Lincoln, working tirelessly to benefit the innocent children of America, by never having sex with child prostitutes, except while often junketeering around Latin America.

Whether it is number 12 or 19 (USA) we will be not happy about that. Any corruption is a big problem. But its an interesting statistic.
It will be interesting which rank of most corruption has Marco Island as small city in America. Will Marco Island beat New Jersey? Rank 1-?
In the moment the most crime and scandals happened inside city hall. Excuse me: E. Glenn Tucker building.
I have no idea how it will come out.
Terrible situation. Maybe city council declare their common recession.
In the best of the citizens and city!!!!!

Karma1776 writes:

I never thought I would say it but ya gotta admire how directors such as Milk and Murphy have EARNED respect from other city employees as well as the citizens of this community. Other directors like Hunter and "wanna-be" directors like Baer attempt to threaten and intimidate people into respecting them. It doesn't work after you leave the big pond of corruption in Collier County and urine into the small pool of corruption within the MIPD. Stealing money as a ghost employee was simple when you are an elected official that can have the staff run the day-to-day operation in your absence but when there is nobody under you who is competent enough at MIPD to do that, you must show up to work! OR...if you're tired of faking it, while driving down the street with drool on your collar from having one to many strokes, maybe you can just hang it up and save the city some money... Since Bob Boone and his scandals, Roger Reinke cheating on his wife with the secretary, Thom Carr and his drunken escapades and now Hunter, the arrogant and egotistical stroke victim who wants everyone to believe that he is still a power lifter in high school...is that how your wife still sees you even though you graduated HS before she was born? Why would you have an affair on such a supportive mother and wife? Where is your moral compass? Why wont you answer the phone when your eldest daughter calls? Do you represent the city of Marco Island? Where does the hypocritical behavior end?

Konfuzius writes:

The pitcher goes so often to the well, that it is broken at last! Now it is broken. Some higher authority has to take over. That can not go further on. Enough is enough.

tikihut2206 writes:

in response to Konfuzius:

I guess all you learn at your time by Law Enforcement was a poor language.

really, I did agree with you but now I think you and Genuine are idiots...if we are so s----- In America...why are you here...maybe freedom...have you ever been to New Jersey..it is a beautiful state..I love being a Jersey girl..go to Marco just because I also love it there...and don't you dare offend me again...once again I try to just voice my opnion..guess what in America we can...you do not have to agree with me..don't really care..

Konfuzius writes:

in response to tikihut2206:

really, I did agree with you but now I think you and Genuine are idiots...if we are so s----- In America...why are you here...maybe freedom...have you ever been to New Jersey..it is a beautiful state..I love being a Jersey girl..go to Marco just because I also love it there...and don't you dare offend me again...once again I try to just voice my opnion..guess what in America we can...you do not have to agree with me..don't really care..

I never insulted you and I never called you idiot.
That the difference between blog opinions and blog personal aggressions.
However what came up here researched by Karma scared me. What's going on on Marco Island.
Karma's allegations needed answers. That is my opinion.

exasperation writes:

Good questions Karma. Where is the ego-maniac's loyalties to Marco Island? Does he ever show up to city events? NO. He sits back, rarely showing up to work and collects his money. Criminal! But our last CM made sure he got raises in his pay for such good work. What a crock! Wake up people, demand answers, make your CM and council work for YOU! They need to investigate and answer these questions and allegations. Don't let this go away without it being fixed and SOON. The word is he hates Marco and can't wait to leave. Is he waiting for his buy out??

Konfuzius writes:

When can we get an official statement of Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Marco Island city council?
Or have we to go to Drunken Donuts?

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