March 16, 2018
By Marcy Shortuse

On Thursday, March 8 Lee County Undersheriff Carmine Marceno and his Command Staff visited Boca Grande to meet the residents while enjoying coffee and pancakes at the United Methodist Church. The event was well attended, and the Sheriff’s personnel were warmly received. Mr. Larry Hannah graciously introduced the Undersheriff, who took the opportunity to say a few words and express his appreciation to the hungry congregation while introducing his staff.
The Undersheriff and staff also took the opportunity to meet with GICIA Director Misty Nichols and some of the GICIA board members as well as Gasparilla Inn management. Several concerns relative to Boca Grande were discussed, and the commitment to provide the best service possible to the beautifully scenic and sensitive area was affirmed.

  • The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is working diligently to improve congestion problems on Boca Grande, with one of the main focal points being the road system in the town of Boca Grande. It is imperative that the designated lane of travel be open and available for traffic to use and to ensure the safe travel of all vehicles. Lee County Ordinance 91-29 related to parking clearly directs the streets be void of parking within the lane of travel.

Sec. 24-29. – Stopping, standing, parking prohibited in specified places.
Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control device, no person or operator shall:
Stop, stand or park a vehicle on any street as follows: Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would reduce the number of lanes of moving traffic to less than two lanes (one 10-foot-wide lane of moving traffic in each direction) on streets with two-way traffic flow, or to less than one 10-foot-wide lane of moving traffic on a street with one-way traffic flow.
Proud to serve,
Lt. Jeff Corkhill

Golf cart stolen from in front of Temp
An island visitor had his rental golf cart stolen on Monday night, March 12, and he would really like to know where it’s at. At approximately 9:15 p.m. the complainant left The Temp to find that his rented golf cart, white in color with the number 113 on each side, was gone. If you have any information as to where this golf cart might be, you can call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 964-2400 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or call Thoroughbred Golf Carts at (941) 698-1010.