Sunday, April 11, 2021

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Scott Fischer sells Six Bends and Naples Harley-Davidson

Scott Fischer, president of Scott Fischer Enterprises, today announced the sale of Six Bends Harley-Davidson and Naples Harley-Davidson to TMCFM, Inc. with a closing scheduled Jan. 10, 2018. Scott Fischer Enterprises continues to own and operate its Harley dealerships in New Mexico and California, and will continue to own and operate Top Rocker Field and Events in Fort Myers.

“This has not been an easy decision, but after 30 years of ownership in Southwest Florida, the opportunity comes at an opportune time to allow me to focus on other business goals and my personal community foundation. Fort Myers is my home, and I will remain in the area and look forward to elevating my involvement in the community and the causes that I care about,” said Scott Fischer, president of Scott Fischer Enterprises, LLC. “With the strong Harley brand behind the Southwest Florida stores and the accomplishments that have been achieved, it’s poised for continued success. TMCFM, Inc. have been industry friends of mine for more than 30 years, and they own other top-performing Harley-Davidson stores in the U.S. They bring great new energy, passion and a wealth of industry experience, and I’m excited for the opportunities ahead for the employees, customers and community.” FWC Law Enforcement Collier County

Big Jackpot Winner #1, Kathi Kroll of Connecticut

Big Jackpot Winner #1, Kathi Kroll of Connecticut

Officer Curbelo stopped a vehicle in the Picayune State Forest after hours. FWC dispatch advised him that the driver of the vehicle had three active warrants. Officers Araujo and Knutson responded for back up and Officer Curbelo suspected DUI. During the DUI investigation, a container of marijuana was found outside the vehicle. The subject later admitted to throwing it out the window. Additionally, a small tube of cocaine was found in the subject’s possession. Field sobriety tasks indicated that the subject was driving under the influence. When asked to give a breath sample, the subject refused. Officer Curbelo booked the subject for DUI refusal, multiple traffic violations, drug offenses and the three warrants for violation of parole.

Trent Bryde (USA) and Louis Wessels (GER) win Doubles Title

Trent Bryde (USA) and Louis Wessels (GER) win Doubles Title

Officer Knutson, Officer Araujo and Lieutenant Mahoney were dispatched to a panther that was hit crossing County Road 951 in Collier County. Upon arrival, there were traces of the panther where it was hit and then moved into the woods nearby. According to the individual that called in about the matter, the panther was wearing a tracking collar, so the officers contacted the local panther biologists to help with location. The panther was found, tranquilized and then transported to the local animal hospital to be evaluated. After evaluation, the panther underwent surgery to repair a broken back leg and will be rehabbed at White Oak rehabilitation facility. The panther will be released when well.

Javier Marti (SP) defeats Louis Wessels (GER)

Javier Marti (SP) defeats Louis Wessels (GER)

Officer Plussa and Lieutenant Mahoney were conducting land-based water patrol focusing on shoreline areas of Marco Island and Goodland that ware frequently used as unlawful dumping sites. Throughout their patrol they encountered multiple subjects and vehicles and issued a combination of citations and warnings for various violations including: littering, fishing license violations, alcohol violations, and multiple criminal public health violations at an abandoned marina being used as a transient camp.

Officer Kleis responded to an alligator complaint in which a person had caught an alligator while fishing, and the alligator was currently in the subject’s yard. After removing the alligator from the residence, Officer Kleis was flagged down by a frantic couple who stated that their 7-year-old nephew was missing. Officer Kleis interviewed the missing child’s family while waiting for the local sheriff’s office to arrive on scene to assist and found that they hadn’t seen the child in over 3 hours. He was last seen riding his bike with his brother. Officer Kleis spoke with the brother of the missing child, who was also 7 years old. He pointed Officer Kleis in the direction that he had last seen his missing brother. Officer Kleis located the missing child nearby and unharmed. It was discovered that he was taking a nap after a long day of riding his bike and he was reunited with his family. Serenity Park Reopens

Serenity Walk Park, 8985 Collier Blvd., Naples, Florida 34113, is now open.

In early March 2017, Serenity Walk Park suffered extensive damage from the brush fire that originated in the Picayune Strand. The park was damaged further during Hurricane Irma in September.

Serenity Walk Park includes a one-mile nature trail with educational signs, an observation deck and a small parking area.

For more information about Serenity Walk Park, call (239) 252-4000. JCMI Bingo (photo attached)

Bingo Committee member Bernie Seidman awards Anita Lawlor from Chicago her big winnings at JCMI’s Monday Night Bingo, played every Monday at 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. Bingo players enjoy a complimentary hot dog and baked goods. Doors open to all at 5:30, first game starts at 7:00. Big pots of money and door prizes to be won!! 239-642-0800. Knights of Columbus Bingo

Knights of Columbus San Marco Council #6344 hosted a Bingo Fundraiser in the San Marco Parish Center with the doors opening at 5:30 pm and Bingo starting at 7:00 pm. Bingo runs every Thursday from January 4, 2018 to April 5, 2018. The Council contributes to various charities with the funds raised. Contact 239-389- 5633 or visit our website

USTA Pro Men’s

Pro Circuit

The Sanchez-Casal Men’s Futures sponsored by Germain BMW Naples is taking place in Naples for the first time and is taking place at the Academia Sanchez- Casal. Naples also hosted a men’s USTA Pro Circuit event from 1992-94. Naples first hosted USTA Pro Circuit women’s tennis in 2002, when the city held a $50,000 women’s event. It also hosted a $50,000 women’s event in 2000 and the city hosts a $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit women’s event this May.

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