Police Make Two DUI Arrests

Two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence. Henry Roemer of Washington, Va., was stopped Tuesday, Aug. 16 by Sanibel Police for speeding and charged with a DUI. He was transported to the Lee County Jail and released Wednesday morning on a $1,000 bond.

Ronald Swidron of Des Plaines, Ill., was stopped Wednesday, Aug. 24 by police for driving without his vehicle’s rear lights illuminated. He was charged with a DUI and transported to the Lee County Jail, where a breath test revealed he was over the legal blood alcohol level limit. He was released from the jail Thursday afternoon.

Bailey Prosperi of Cape Coral and Mickey Muchler of Centre Hall, Pa., were involved in a minor vehicle collision at 7:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19 in the westbound lane of Sanibel Captiva Road, in front of The Sanibel School. No injuries were reported.

Animal Reports

A citizen reported a deceased loggerhead sea turtle hatchling Tuesday, Aug. 16 on the beach near Gulfside City Park. The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation was contacted and responded to the scene.

Three iguanas were reported Friday, Aug. 19 often sighted by the mangroves on Yachtsman Drive.

A six-foot alligator was removed Saturday, Aug. 20 by a trapper from a property on Daniel Drive.

A large nuisance alligator was reported Saturday, Aug. 20 in the backyard of a residence on Sand Pebble Way. Police contacted a trapper to have it relocated.

A possibly injured sea turtle hatchling was reported Sunday, Aug. 21 on Algiers Lane. The responding officer found the baby turtle in the sand, but in good health, and placed it near the shoreline.

Two adult coyotes were reported Tuesday, Aug. 23 in the backyard of a home on Angel Drive.

Four iguanas were reported Wednesday, Aug. 24 often sighted in the area of Palm Street.

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