Two juveniles were arrested and charged with burglary following a police investigation into possible squatters at a vacant apartment on Donax Street. Evidence of people living inside the unit was discovered. The apartment was secured with new locks and hurricane shutters, then evidence of a break-in and items inside were found again. That prompted a call to police and led to the investigation.
Minor Vehicle Crash
Rebecca White was traveling west on Periwinkle Way at 8:15 p.m. May 16 when the back of her vehicle was struck by a vehicle operated by David Scott. No injuries were reported. Scott was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance and following too closely.
A four-foot iguana was reported May 14 by the pool of a residence on Cardium Street.
Multiple iguanas were reported May 16 at a residence on Hurricane Lane.
A Sanibel Police Officer spent the morning of May 17 near Lighthouse Beach due to about a dozen manatees very close to the beach. The officer stood by to ensure people would not get too close to the animals.
Officers responded to a residence on West Gulf Drive on May 17, where an alligator was in the backyard near the pool. The alligator was traveling through a damaged portion of the fence to travel between fresh water ponds on the property and on Hurricane Way. A Florida Wildlife Conservation trapper arrived on scene and determined the alligator was not aggressive and traveling between the ponds as it is mating season. Therefore, the alligator was not relocated.
Dane Johnson reported an alligator went after him on May 17 at Bailey’s General Store. A trapper was contacted and a trap was set. The 9-foot alligator was captured in the pond behind the store.
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