CCPD Accepting Applications for Next Citizen's Police Academy Class

CCPD Accepting Applications for Next Citizen's Police Academy Class

(July 8, 2019) - The Cape Coral Police Department is now accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy class which will begin on Thursday, September 12 and end on Thursday, November 14th.  The Cape Coral Police Department conducts this ten-week orientation program with the goal of giving citizens an in-depth, hands-on look at how and why the police department does what it does.

Attendees of the Citizen’s Police Academy participate in a wide variety of activities, including a Ride-Along with Patrol, Defensive Tactics, Traffic Safety, Criminal Law, Tactical Driving (yes, you will drive a police car!), Police Communications, Forensics and other interesting topics. Graduates of the class will also be invited back to the Police Department on a regular basis for special programs.

The Citizen’s Police Academy meets on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm in the Cape Coral Police Department training rooms. Tactical Driving is conducted off-site and during daylight hours on a Saturday. The program is free of charge, and is open to Cape Coral residents age 20 and older.

For more information or to register for the Citizen’s Police Academy, call the Cape Coral Police Department Community Outreach Programs Unit at (239) 242-3342, or download, print, and return the application from the link below:

42nd Citizens Police Academy Brochure/Application

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K-9 Sgt. Derosso and K-9 Officers Deberardinis and Aponte demonstrate the “bite-suit.”

K-9 Sgt. Derosso and K-9 Officers Deberardinis and Aponte demonstrate the “bite-suit.”

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

DUI Checkpoint Results for July 6th, 2019

DUI Checkpoint Results for July 6th, 2019

(July 7, 2019) - The Cape Coral Police Department hosted a multi-jurisdictional DUI Checkpoint in the 800 block of Cape Coral Parkway East on July 6th, 2019. The checkpoint started at 10:30 pm and ended at 4:30 am. The results are listed below.

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: Michael Williams Mayers, B/M, DOB: 2-9-00, of 1750 SE 46th Lane, Cape Coral FL.

CHARGES: Driving under the Influence, Possession of Cocaine, Resisting Officer Without Violence, Bribery of LEO and Threat to LEO

Michael Mayers was stopped for a violation of the Move Over Act. Mayers showed signs of impairment. After performing poorly on field sobriety exercises, he was arrested for DUI. After being arrested, Mayers was found to have cocaine on him. Mayers offered the arresting officer money to let him go. After the officer refused to take the bribe, Mayers began to threaten the officer. BAC%: Refused.

ARRESTED: Kori Elaine Frank, W/F, DOB: 8-20-73, of 728 SW 35th Terrace, Cape Coral FL.

CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence

Kori Frank entered the Cape Coral DUI Checkpoint, where she was interviewed by Ofc. Barkley who saw signs of impairment. Frank was then walked to the field sobriety area. After Frank performed poorly on the field sobriety exercises, Frank was arrested for DUI. BAC%: REFUSED

ARRESTED: Sheaundra Joy Bautista, B/F DOB: 8-11-95, 719 SW 47th Terrace, Cape Coral FL.

CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence

Sheaundra Bautista entered the Cape Coral DUI Checkpoint. Officer Maduro saw signs of impairment. After performing poorly on field sobriety exercises, Bautista was arrested for DUI. After the breath test registered a BAC% of .000, a drug influence evaluation was completed. At the conclusion, it was determined that Bautista was under the influence of cannabis.

ARRESTED: Yolanda Lynn Simmons, W/F, DOB: 12-6-69, of 1755 Beach Parkway East, Cape Coral FL.

CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence

Yolonda Simmons was stopped by Sgt. Kaye. Officer Roody assumed the traffic stop. Simmons showed signs of impairment. After performing poorly on field sobriety exercises, Simmons was arrested for DUI. BAC%: .220 / .221

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

CCPD VIN Unit Arrests Man for Selling Drugs Within 1,000 Feet of School

CCPD VIN Unit Arrests Man for Selling Drugs Within 1,000 Feet of School

(July 5, 2019) - An ongoing narcotics investigation by the Cape Coral Police Department’s Vice, Intelligence & Narcotics (VIN) Unit concluded with the arrest of a drug dealer now charged with several counts of selling dangerous drugs within 1,000 feet of a school.

Over the course of the investigation, CCPD detectives assigned to the VIN Unit conducted controlled buys of narcotics from Franklin Holiday Jr. (B/M, DOB: 9-29-86). These sales occurred in the Family Dollar parking lot located at 2012 Santa Barbara Boulevard South, a location that is within 1,000 feet of two schools. On July 3rd, 2019 at approximately 9:55am the VIN Unit along with the SWAT Team executed a search warrant at Holiday’s home, located at 110 SW 19th Terrace. Prior to service of the warrant, Holiday was observed by VIN surveillance detectives leaving the residence in a vehicle, which was stopped and ended with Holiday’s arrest for the previous drug transactions. The warrant then yielded several types of narcotics from Holiday’s home.

Holiday was charged with several counts of narcotics sales within 1,000 feet of a school in addition to other drug-related charges, and was transported to the Lee County Jail.

ARRESTED: Franklin Robert Holiday Jr., B/M, DOB: 9-29-86, of 110 SW 19th Terrace, Cape Coral FL.

CHARGES: Sale of Opium or Derivative Within 1,000 Feet of a School (7 counts), Possession of Opium or Derivative With Intent to Sell, Production of Marijuana Within 1,000 Feet of a School, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts)

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