CCPD, Police Athletic League & Walmart Team Up to Host Youth Football Camp

CCPD, Police Athletic League & Walmart Team Up to Host Youth Football Camp

(June 7, 2019) - The Cape Coral Police Department, Police Athletic League (PAL) and Ida Baker High School hosted a youth football camp, made possible in great part by the generosity of a local Walmart.

From June 3-5th at Ida Baker High School, CCPD School Resource Officers, Ida Baker Football coaching staff and players ran the camp, which consisted of drills, relays, scrimmages, and more football fun. The Neighborhood Walmart Store #5451, located at 3920 Skyline Blvd, was a HUGE contributor! Store #5451 contributed:

  • $2,500 for equipment for the camp

  • 800 bottles of water

  • 288 bottles of Gatorade 

  • 216 packs of chips 

  • 3 coolers 

The Cape Coral Police Department and Police Athletic League would like to thank Walmart and Ida Baker High School for their enormous contribution to the success of this enriching and entertaining camp for Cape Coral’s youth.

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

DUI Arrests for May 27-June 4, 2019

DUI Arrests for May 27-June 4, 2019

(June 5, 2019) - The following are the Cape Coral Police Department’s DUI arrests from May 27th to June 4th, 2019.

The easiest way to not get a DUI is to NOT drive impaired. If you are going out to partake in adult beverages, designate a sober driver or utilize an alternate form of transportation: Uber, Lyft, taxi, bus, etc. Don’t take the chance of ruining a life, including your own.

ARRESTED: Amber Christine Rose, W/F, DOB: 8-23-79, of 1413 SE 30th St, Cape Coral FL.

CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence

A traffic stop conducted on Rose’s vehicle for reckless driving at the 600 block of SE 14th Terrace lead to a DUI investigation and Rose’s arrest for DUI. BAC%: Refused.

ARRESTED: Jamie Lou Russ, W/F, DOB: 10-25-59, of 1101 SE 24th Ave, Cape Coral FL.

CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence

A traffic stop of Russ’ vehicle for a red-light violation at the 1600 block of Del Prado Blvd. South lead to a DUI investigation. Russ refused both field sobriety exercises and a breath test and was arrested. BAC%: Refused.

ARRESTED: Kevin Dale Muckensturm, W/M, DOB: 6-3-59, of 132 SE 17th St, Cape Coral FL.

CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence with BAC% Over .15%

Muckensturm was stopped at the 800 block of Hancock Bridge Parkway for erratic driving, which led to a DUI investigation and Muckensturm’s arrest. BAC%: .191 / .188

ARRESTED: Margaret Maxine Spack, W/F, DOB: 8-31-64, of 914 SE 26th St, Cape Coral FL.

CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence

Spack was involved in a traffic crash at the 3600 block of Del Prado Blvd. South. At the conclusion of the crash investigation, a DUI investigation was conducted which determined Spack was impaired. BAC%: .016 / .016 (Drug Influence Evaluation by Drug Recognition Expert determined CNS depressants)

ARRESTED: Joseph Thomas Broccio, W/M, DOB: 3-1-65, of 1321 SE 22nd St, Cape Coral FL.

CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence, DUI- Refusal to Submit to Breath Test after Prior Refusal

An officer observed Broccio driving in the area near his home. Broccio drove his vehicle home as the officer was following, then ran to the front door (which was locked) and yelled “Let me in!”  The officer was able detain Broccio before he could get inside of the residence.  Upon contact, Broccio showed signs of impairment and was extremely uncooperative. Broccio refused both field sobriety exercises and a breath test. BAC%: Refused. 

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

Traffic Tuesday - Summertime, Summertime

Traffic Tuesday - Summertime, Summertime

(June 4, 2019) - Summer is rapidly approaching (even though it feels like the heat never leaves us), and school’s out for summer! (Sorry kids, not out forever!) For today’s Traffic Tuesday, we’re going to give you a grab bag of summer tips to help you stay safe through these sweltering summer months.

  • With summer comes our rainy season. Make sure your windshield wipers work effectively. Always add space between you and the vehicle in front of you (two car lengths minimum in dry conditions), and allow more than this on wet roadways. The roadways are slickest just as the rain begins, as all the residual oils on the roadway rise up and create slippery conditions before heavier rains wash them away. Headlights must be on while driving in the rain; if your wipers are on, so too should your headlights.

  • Speaking of rain and vehicle lights, hazard lights should NOT be on while driving! These are only to be used if you are disabled and stopped on the roadside or driving within a funeral procession. Hazard lights communicate the wrong information to other drivers who may have difficulty seeing in heavy rains, and the hazard lights also override your ability to use your turn signals. You can see the state law here.

  • Summer vacation means children outside playing in our neighborhoods and on our streets. Obey the citywide 30MPH speed limit in residential neighborhoods. Pay attention at all times. A rolling ball likely means a running child following behind.

  • Distracted driving is a year-round problem, and one always worth reminding drivers about. Texting and driving becomes a primary offense in Florida on July 1st, meaning you can be stopped by law enforcement solely for that reason. If you must use your device for navigation, utilize hands-free technologies and navigation apps that give audible directions while you pay attention to your driving. You can read the law on texting and driving here.

  • Cyclists young and old will be out on our roadways. Be sure to share the road with them safely! Give them at least 3 feet of space as you pass them. Cyclists, make sure to drive with the flow of traffic, not against it. Riders under the age of 16 must wear a helmet by law, and helmets are ALWAYS a good idea for all!

  • Cyclists also come in the motoring variety. Keep an eye out for motorcycles, and give them the same (or greater) space that you give the cars around you. Motorcyclists, use extra caution at intersections and drive courteously; you’re already at greater risk by being on a motorcycle, so don’t add to that risk! Click here for tips on how to safely share the road with motorcycles.

  • Lastly, think about the footwear you have on while driving. It may come as a surprise to many that barefoot or flip-flop driving is not illegal in Florida, or any other state for that matter. However, use common sense and wear shoes that allow you to operate the vehicle safely with proper traction and feel on the pedals, and that also afford some sort of protection should you be involved in a traffic crash. Getting a pedal rammed between your toes in a crash sounds like a recipe for serious injury.

Follow these tips to have a safe and happy summer season, and always drive attentively and courteously both for your own sake and for those around you.

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Traffic Crash weekly summary:

Monday, May 27th through Sunday, June 2nd 2019, there were 83 traffic crashes worked by the Cape Coral Police Department.

REMINDER: If you have traffic concerns, you can submit them here: www.capecops.com/traffic. Your concern will be routed directly to the Traffic Unit for follow-up. Please be as detailed as possible to include things like days of week, times you are seeing the issue, or specific cars (if it is a particular vehicle with which you are having an issue).

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