Man Runs From Traffic Stop, Jumps Into Canal, and Still Gets Caught

Man Runs From Traffic Stop, Jumps Into Canal, and Still Gets Caught

(July 20, 2018)-  On Wednesday, July 18, 2018 officer stops car, man runs, jumps into canal and still gets caught.

A Cape Coral Police Patrol Officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign and having an equipment violation. 

Once the vehicle stopped the driver, John Edwin Durlacher (W/M, DOB: 03/19/1980, 4446 Orchid Blvd), fled on foot. The officer gave chase  and Durlacher threw the backpack he was wearing into the water and then he also jumped into the canal.  Durlacher then swam to the middle of the canal. 

Additional officers arrived on scene and Durlacher swam to a dock to get out of the water.  Durlacher then removed his pants and threw them on the dock.  He then climbed out of the canal and was arrested. 

The backpack was recovered and a search revealed four (4) syringes as well as a Tupperware container with a white powder residue inside of that tested positive for cocaine. Inside the vehicle officer's located several pieces of crack cocaine and a crack pipe.

Durlacher was charged with Resisting Arrest without Violence, Driving on Suspended Drivers License - 3rd Offense, Possession of Cocaine, 5- counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Tampering with Evidence. 

Durlacher was later transferred to the Lee County Jail.

ARRESTED: John Edwin Durlacher, W/M, DOB: 03/19/1980, 4446 Orchid Blvd

CHARGES: Possession of Cocaine, 5- counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest without Violence, Driving While License Suspended - 3rd Offense, Tampering with Evidence

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341

Daily Traffic Enforcement Update

Daily Traffic Enforcement Update

(July 19, 2018) - The Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit is providing this notice as part of our continuing efforts to increase traffic safety awareness and education, and to emphasize the importance of obeying traffic laws to reduce traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths on our roads here in Cape Coral.

On Friday, July 20, 2018, the Traffic Unit will conduct enforcement operations on at least one of the following three Cape Coral roadways:

  • Chiquita Boulevard
  • Burnt Store Road
  • Santa Barbara Boulevard

Locations are selected based upon traffic crash data and citizen complaints. The Cape Coral Police Department is committed to promoting traffic safety through education and enforcement. 

Visible enforcement, focusing on moving violations such as speeding, red-light and stop sign violations, and aggressive driving, or criminal violations such as DUI and reckless driving, increases awareness, encourages motorists to obey traffic laws, and reduces crashes. 

The Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit and Officers assigned to the Patrol Bureau enforce traffic laws every day through the issuance of Uniform Traffic Citations (tickets) and through the use of warnings (written or verbal). The Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit encourages you to drive courteously and reminds you to obey the rules of the road.

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341

Shooting Investigation Leads to Arrest of the Man Shot

Shooting Investigation Leads to Arrest of the Man Shot

(July 19, 2018)-  On July 18, 2018 at approximately 7 PM, Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service reference to a shooting. 

A heated argument involving several family members escalated when Tyler Matthew Dale (W/M, DOB: 02/14/2000) said he was going to kill the family and began to walk toward a room where there was a known firearm. One of the family members described a well-founded fear that Dale would carry out his threat so she shot him with a 9mm firearm. The Investigative Services Bureau of the Cape Coral Police Department responded and took over the investigation which is ongoing.

Dale was transported to a local hospital, received treatment and was later medically cleared. He was then transferred to Lee County Jail. Dale was charged with Simple Assault with Intent to do Violence.

ARRESTED: Tyler MatthewDale, W/M, DOB: 02/14/2000

CHARGE: Simple Assault with intent to do violence

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341