A Wyoming state representative was arrested for abuse of a disabled adult on Wednesday, Nov. 23, after he repeatedly struck his mentally challenged son at the Gasparilla Inn Beach Club.
In an update to last month’s dead fish story, the county has weighed in and said there is hope for the fish to be removed from Lee County Boca Grande beaches.
On Saturday, Nov. 26 the stores were all a-twinkle with lights and the luminaries were lit for the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas Walk. This year’s theme was “A Silver King Christmas,” and Fugate’s took a prize for the “Most Original Display."
The Grapevine window took “Best in Theme."
See the Boca Beacon's video of the Christmas Walk on our web page.
A bicycle thief was arrested just minutes after the complainant called to report the theft.
On Thursday, Nov. 24, Damon Michael Boykiw, 28, of Englewood was found at 1st Street and Gilchrist Avenue at approximately 9 p.m., while riding a bicycle taken from a Boca Bay resident’s garage.
According to reports the sheriff’s deputy was en route to meet with the bike’s owner when he found Boykiw riding what appeared to be a very similar bike.
Reports show that, when questioned, Boykiw said he was visiting his grandfather on the island, and went into the restricted community of Boca Bay because he wanted to “go exploring.”
In the basket of the bike the deputy found cans of spray paint.
The owner of the bike determined that it was, in fact, his bike, and Boykiw was charged with felony grand theft. The bicycle was worth $450.
Boykiw is still being held in the Lee County Jail.
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