CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
After a Brief Swim, Cape Coral Police Arrest Car Burglar in South Cape
(June 10, 2014)- Yesterday at around 6:30 PM, Cape Coral Police Officers responded to 928 Cape Coral Parkway East on a suspicious person call. The caller advised that a W/M, wearing a white t-shirt, shorts, and sandals was looking into and attempting to enter vehicles in the parking lot.
Officers made contact with the subject on arrival, identified as Brandon M. Meredith, W/M, DOB: 08-18-1991, of 4031 SW 9th Avenue, Cape Coral, FL.
While speaking with officers, Meredith reached into his pocket and pulled out a clear baggie of marijuana. Meredith then took flight on foot and jumped into a canal in the 4900 block of Viceroy Street. While in the water, Meredith's baggie of suspected marijuana floated to the surface and was promptly secured by the officer in pursuit.
The foot pursuit was concluded shortly thereafter with the use of a Taser, and Meredith was taken into custody.
Witnesses at the scene were able to direct Officers to two vehicles that Meredith attempted to enter. Officers made contact with the vehicle owners who wished to pursue criminal charges.
ARRESTED: Brandon M. Meredith, W/M, DOB:08-18-1991, of 4031 SW 9th Avenue, Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES: Burglary of a Vehicle (2 counts), Possession of Cannabis (Under 20 grams), Resisting and Officer (Without violence).