PHOTOS: Hail and farewell – Marco Island Police Foundation hears from Passidomo, thanks Carr
Published 7/21/2011 at 3:47 p.m. 3 comments
The Marco Police Foundation had a full house, and a full agenda, for their luncheon on Wednesday. About 120 Islanders mostly filled the dining room at the Hideaway Beach Club, to hear from State Representative Kathleen Passidomo in person, Congressman ...
Join Chief Thom Carr’s retirement celebration on Marco Island
Published 7/19/2011 at 9:48 a.m. 2 comments
Celebrate Chief Thom Carr’s retirement from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Carr is retiring after 12 years of service to the Marco Island Police Department. Carr was hired in 1999 and is one ...
Marcophiles: Fun times at Rumor Central
Published 7/19/2011 at 9:23 a.m. 1 comment
Last week was great fun for people who enjoy the sometimes rowdy, rapid goings on in and about Marco Island city government. Topic A, of course, was the changing of the guard at Marco Police headquarters. The buzz began early ...
News Quiz: July 17, 2011
Published 7/17/2011 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
Quiz questions from recent stories in the Daily News.
Don Hunter on being selected Marco Island’s new top cop
Published 7/15/2011 at 2:43 p.m. 5 comments
When Marco Island Police Chief Thom Carr heard who will replace him when he retires next week, he was surprised, to put it mildly. “I never in a million years would have thought of (former Collier County Sheriff) Don Hunter ...
Back to the badge: Marco Island names former Collier Sheriff Don Hunter as new police chief
Updated 7/15/2011 at 1:23 a.m. 9 comments
Former Collier County Sheriff Don Hunter has been named police chief on Marco Island.
New Marco police chief to be announced Monday
Published 7/12/2011 at 11:07 p.m. 12 comments
Marco Island Police Chief Thom Carr, who announced his retirement last week, is set to work until the end of July, City Manager Jim Riviere said Tuesday in an email to the Daily News.
End of an era: Marco Police Chief Thom Carr resigns, says lawsuits not part of decision
Updated 7/7/2011 at 11:43 a.m. 30 comments
“I had been thinking about it and originally thought about going another year, but been looking at it closer lately,” Carr said. “I’m in my 38th year of law enforcement and enough is enough.”
Stenzel named Officer of Year
Published 4/1/2011 at 12:54 p.m. 5 comments
Easily a man of action more than words, Det. Edward Stenzel was named Officer of the Year on Wednesday at Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort.
Lawsuit claims Marco Police Chief showed up drunk to scene
Published 3/29/2011 at 1:59 p.m. 58 comments
A former Marco Island Police lieutenant is suing the city and police chief, alleging he was retaliated against and fired after he cautioned the chief when he drove to a crime scene after a party and appeared intoxicated
The Farmer File: Going back: Local veterans talk about Vietnam, then and now
Published 2/9/2011 at 4:39 p.m. 0 comments
My wife and I knew going to Vietnam and Cambodia would be a special trip. It was memorable, comfortable but with some challenging jungle trails and temple climbing, a return to an unforgettable three-plus months there as an ABC News ...
Marco Island crime numbers increase, police chief warns about prevention
Updated 2/7/2011 at 5:49 p.m. 48 comments
Reported thefts from vehicles saw the highest increase -- more than doubling from the previous year. This highly preventable crime indicates that people may be feeling a little too safe as most were from unlocked cars, officials said. There were ...
Marco resident finds bridge jumper at door, alive
Updated 12/30/2010 at 11:48 a.m. 5 comments
A 35-year-old New Yorker survived an approximate 30-foot jump from Marco Island’s Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge to the frigid waters of the Marco River on Tuesday morning.
Marco Island police officer fired for inaccurate report about fight with suspect
Published 12/17/2010 at 7:34 p.m. 46 comments
A Marco Island police officer was fired recently after an internal investigation found he filed inaccurate reports after a late-night arrest turned into a brawl at a local restaurant.
Marco Island code board stays together, for now
Updated 12/7/2010 at 6:48 p.m. 17 comments
Driving the idea of disbanding Marco Island’s Code Enforcement Board was the prospect of having traffic infractions handled by an on-island special magistrate. However, Marco Island City Council chose to take no action on the idea during a meeting Monday ...