Marco Island Police
Hit and run
Two brothers were
arrested when officers responded to a disturbance
involving a hit-and-run accident on Feb. 2.
Officer Matt Goetz
said when he arrived at the intersection of North Barfield
Drive and Honduras Avenue, Jack Ashcroft of 907 Panama
Court told Goetz he was driving on North Barfield Drive
when he was hit by a jeep that pulled off the side of the
road and into his lane.
The driver of the
jeep, Justin Young, 18, of 1812 Menorca Court, had
reportedly gotten into an argument with his brother, James
Young, 18, prior to the accident, Goetz reported. The
brothers argued on the side of the road and Justin Young
attempted to leave the scene of the argument when he
struck the auto driven by Ashcroft, Goetz reported. Justin
Young agreed to exchange information with the man, but
instead drove away, Goetz reported.
When Goetz arrived
at the scene James Young was standing in traffic blocking
both lanes of North Barfield Drive. Goetz told James Young
to get out of the road and he allegedly cursed at Goetz.
Goetz attempted to arrest James Young, but he fought with
James Young was
arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting
arrest with violence.
Justin Young was
found at his residence by other officers and was charged
with hit and run. No one was injured in the accident.
Amendola III, 38, of 200 Stephens Landing, 406, Marco
Island, was arrested Jan. 30 and charged with battery.
Graves reported Amendola and a woman got into an argument
that became a physical confrontation. Amendola grabbed his
belongings to leave and took some of the woman's things,
Graves said. The woman asked Amendola to return the items.
Instead he picked the woman up and threw her to the floor,
Graves said. Amendola then pushed the woman as she tried
to get up.
Amendola was not at
the residence when police arrived. He met Graves at the
station. He told Graves the woman attacked him and threw a
cup of coffee and a drywall knife at him. Graves said
Amendola had coffee stains on his clothes and a cut on his
arrested after Graves determined Amendola was the one who
started the argument.
Futterknecht, 36, of 53394 Fox Chase, Bristol, Ind., was
arrested Jan. 31 and charged with battery and criminal
Beucler reported Futterknecht destroyed property at a
Biscayne Way residence and then hit a man while he was
laying on the couch. The man went outside and called 911.
Beucler and Officer Steve Devore discovered several items
broken inside the residence and Futterknecht was arrested
Evann L. Slavich,
36, of 1221 Mulberry Court, was arrested Jan. 30 and
charged with driving under the influence, driving with a
suspended license and refusing to sign a citation.
Lt. Dave Baer
reported he saw Slavich driving in the wrong lane toward
his car as he was patrolling near the intersection of
North Collier Boulevard and Elkcam Circle. Baer swerved
into the median to get out of the way, hit his car horn
and turned on his emergency lights to stop Slavich.
Two more cars
swerved to avoid colliding with Slavich, and Baer pursued
her onto Barfield Drive where she eventually stopped at
the intersection with Lilac Avenue.
unsteady on her feet, though she said she had not consumed
any alcohol, Baer said. She also said she took
prescription medication. Baer reported Slavich admitted
that medication warned against driving.
sobriety tests and was arrested and charged. She asked for
antidepressant medication and told Baer it was an
emergency. Baer contacted EMS workers who checked Slavich
and said there was no emergency. Baer said Slavich refused
to seek further treatment and she also refused to sign a
She was then taken
to the Collier County Detention Center.
watercraft was rescued by the sheriff's office marine
units and the Florida Wildlife Commission Feb. 1.
The police report
said the man was found uninjured at 8:30 p.m., two miles
south of Marco Island in the Gulf of Mexico near Cape
Romano and was towed to shore.
Two students were
arrested and charged with battery at Manatee Middle
In the first
incident, a 13-year-old student spit at another student,
according to a report.
then grabbed the student and hit and kicked the student.
In the second
incident, a 13-year-old student threw rocks and pushed a
student. The 13-year-old's mother requested charges be
filed against the student because of the violent behavior.