Marco Island Police Report

Police and Fire Reports

The police reports are taken directly from the information provided to the media by the Marco Island Police Department and the Collier County Sheriff's Office.

Marco Island Police Department

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 Goetz.

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.




Thomas James Amendola III, 38, of 200 Stephens Landing, 406, Marco Island, was arrested Jan. 30 and charged with battery.

Officer Travis 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 hand.

Amendola was arrested after Graves determined Amendola was the one who started the argument.




Leslie J. Futterknecht, 36, of 53394 Fox Chase, Bristol, Ind., was arrested Jan. 31 and charged with battery and criminal mischief.

Officer Pete 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 and charged.




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.

Slavich appeared 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.

Slavich failed 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 release form.

She was then taken to the Collier County Detention Center.


Collier County Sheriff's Office


PWC rescued

A personal 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.



Arrests at Manatee Middle

Two students were arrested and charged with battery at Manatee Middle School.

In the first incident, a 13-year-old student spit at another student, according to a report.

The 13-year-old 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.


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