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Police & Fire


December 9, 2022
Congratulations are in order for several local first responders as they have recently been promoted. Jeff Knowles will be promoted from Firefighter Paramedic / Shift Supervisor to Lieutenant. …

December 2, 2022
Illegal dumping is a very real problem everywhere right now, even on Gasparilla Island, and our local law enforcement officers have been actively and aggressively pursuing those who try to get awa…

July 22, 2022
A boat theft from a Gasparilla Island residence turned into a police chase through two counties on Saturday, July 16. The boat was recovered with minor damage and the subject was arrested. Tristan…

July 22, 2022
With August 1 coming up quickly, that means that the peak of hurricane season is as well. While we are lucky so far in 2022, that doesn’t mean we are out of the woods. In fact, most hurricanes occ…

July 1, 2022
Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno visited Boca Grande on Thursday, June 30 to speak with local residents.  Sheriff Marceno’s top priority of law and order and preserving the “hidden gem” that is …

July 1, 2022
The Boca Grande Fire Department has received an outstanding accreditation from the Bureau of Emergency Medical Oversight in the Florida Department of Health’s Division of Emergency Preparedness an…

July 1, 2022
The Boca Grande Fire Department responded to several calls throughout the latter part of the month, including the following: On June 17 a missing boater was reported in our area, but the depart…

May 27, 2022
The Boca Grande Fire Department has kept relatively busy with a quite diverse grouping of calls in the last two weeks. On Saturday, May 14 at 5:21 p.m. the fire department was called for mutual…

May 5, 2022
On Thursday, April 28 at 3:16 p.m. the Boca Grande Fire Department responded to the waters around Belcher Road, as a caller reported seeing three kayakers in distress approximately 1/2 mile off sh…

April 22, 2022
This time of year in Southwest Florida often leads to fire hazard warnings, particularly when the breeze is blowing and there is nary a cloud in the sky. Notifications have been issued for Sout…