Seven juveniles were charged by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for stealing golf carts, and one of them was charged with criminal mischief for smashing out a window at the Boca Grande Post Office.
According to reports on Wednesday, June 13 a deputy met with a Gasparilla Inn security guard who advised he heard loud voices arguing near 5th Street and Railroad Avenue. When the deputy approached that area he saw a golf cart heading northbound on the path. After asking the vehicle to stop the deputy saw a white male jump from the cart and begin running. The deputy caught up to the male, a juvenile, and detained him.
It took Capt. Shane Sovan a little while to realize that he was not cut out to be a college student. He was three months into his first year at Manatee Community College when it came to him.
“I’m not a sit inside kind of person,” said Shane. “I want to be outside, doing something.”
Several Boca Grande youth are beginning to make their way in the adult world, and have graduated.
The Boca Beacon online subscription system and new e-edition are now up and running.
Subscribers who started their accounts with the Beacon before April 15 will continue to receive access to the e-edition of the Beacon at no charge through October 31. New subscribers can purchase a subscription to the e-edition.
Everyone knows tarpon. Catching one is the thrill of a lifetime. They swarm by the thousands through Boca Grande Pass every summer to spawn in the Gulf of Mexico. Anyone who has spent time on Gasparilla Island knows all of that. But for a fish that is so famous, very little else is certain.
The Tarpon Genetic Recapture study was started in 2005, to track the recapture rates, population structure and migratory patterns of the silver king.
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