UPDATE:  Cape Coral Police Department Investigating Burglary

The Cape Coral Police Department has two suspects in custody following a brief standoff in a Cape Coral neighborhood. 

While investigating a burglary earlier today, Cape Coral Police Detectives observed two subjects in a stolen vehicle in the area of SW 9th Avenue and SW 7th Street.  A high-risk traffic stop was made on the stolen car.  One occupant complied with officers' commands and was taken into custody without incident.  The other occupant fled on foot into a residence located at 637 SW 9th Ave.

Cape Coral Police Patrol units set up a perimeter and contained the suspect.  As a precaution, residents ere asked to remain in their homes and School buses were rerouted outside of the police perimeter.  Cape Coral Police Crisis Negotiator made telephonic contact with the suspect and persuaded him to surrender without incident.  

The situation culminated with the Cape Coral SWAT team responding to conduct a sweep of the residence.  Once no additional suspects were located, police, fire, and EMS personnel cleared the scene.  

Some police personnel remain on scene at this time gathering evidence.  Due to the fact that there is still an ongoing investigation regarding these suspects, no additional information can be released at this time. 


Text of original release below: 

(August 16, 22013)- The Cape Coral Police Department Is currently working a burglary investigation in the area of the 700 block of SW 9th Ave.  One suspect is in custody. We are asking people in this area to please remain in their homes while police units attempt to locate a potential second suspect.

While we do not believe there is any immediate threat to people in the neighborhood, persons in the area will see a heavy police presence during the investigation. As a precaution, school bus routes that might be affected will be diverted outside of the police perimeter. The school district of Lee County has been notified.

We will provide additional information as soon as it becomes available.