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Cape Coral Police Department to Host "Coffee With a Cop" at Starbucks, 1860 NE Pine Island Rd, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

PHOTO:  Coffee With a Cop Flyer.  Cape Coral Police Department to Host "Coffee With a Cop" at Starbucks, 1860 NE Pine Island Rd, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  (Photo courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  Coffee With a Cop Flyer.  Cape Coral Police Department to Host "Coffee With a Cop" at Starbucks, 1860 NE Pine Island Rd, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  (Photo courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

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

 

Cape Coral Police Department to Host "Coffee With a Cop" at
Starbucks, 1860 NE Pine Island Rd,
on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

(April 18, 2014)-  CAPE CORAL, FL—On May 6, 2014, officers from the Cape Coral Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8:00 AM on May 6, 2014 at Starbucks located at 1860 NE Pine island Rd. and runs until 10:00 AM.  Please contact Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer with questions: (239) 242-3341.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Department’s work in Cape Coral’s neighborhoods. 

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

“We are hoping to build on the tremendous success of our first “Coffee With a Cop” event we held in January and bring this event to a new location to talk with different folks about whatever is on their minds…and drink coffee.”- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the country, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve. 

Click on the link below to download the Coffee With a Cop Announcement Flyer:

Coffee With a Cop Announcement Flyer

Click on the link below for directions and a map:

Directions

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The Cape Coral Police Department Invites You To Water Safety Day

PHOTO:  Image of the Water Safety Day Flyer.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  Image of the Water Safety Day Flyer.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

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

 

The Cape Coral Police Department Invites You To Water Safety Day

 

(April 18, 2014)-  The Cape Coral Police Department, Cape Coral Fire Department, and Cape Coral Parks and Recreation have partnered with a number of companies and organizations from our community to bring you our 3rd Annual Water Safety Day on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Cape Coral Yacht Club pavilion.

There will be classes, demonstrations, and prizes.  Vendors will also be on site to help you meet your family's safety needs.  This will be a fun and educational event for the whole family.  We hope to see you there!  Click the link below for the Water Safety Day Schedule of Events.

Water Safety Day Schedule of Events

 

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Cape Police Catch Boat Burglars

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

 

Cape Police Catch Boat Burglars

(April 18, 2014)-  Overnight, Cape Coral Police Officers responded to a call of a theft in progress at 141 SE 40th Street.  The victim stated that two males had taken a motor off of his boat that was docked in the canal behind his home and witnessed the males fleeing southbound down the canal in small aluminum boats leaving the area behind his residence.  

Based on the detailed description of the suspect boats given by the victim, one Officer (Officer Brian Gumm) remembered seeing a boat and persons matching that description while patrolling the Cape Coral Yacht Club earlier. 

Officers responded to the area and quickly located vehicles leaving the area of the Cape Coral Yacht Club, each pulling small boats that matched the provided descriptions.  Investigatory traffic stops were made on both vehicles pulling the suspect boats.  Each vehicle contained a stolen boat motor from two separate victims. Post-Miranda, confessions were obtained from both suspects.

A second victim was located and identified by Officer Justin DeRosso at 411 SE 32nd Street.  Victims later drove to the scenes of the traffic stops and identified their stolen property.  The stolen boat motors were later returned to the victims after digital photos were taken.  Cape Coral Police Department Property Crimes Detectives were advised and Detective Toleman responded to the scene.  Evidence Tech Fenske also responded.

"Quick action by an observant citizen, coupled with sound patrol and investigative work resulted in a quick apprehension and property being returned to its rightful owners.  This was textbook police work."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

ARRESTED:  Lawrence Joseph McDermott (W/M 10-05-92), of 3902 SE 20th Avenue, Cape Coral.
CHARGES:  Grand Theft, Burglary of a Vessel

ARRESTED:  Nicholas Peter Manzari (W/M 3-06-94), of 2162 SW 26th Terrace, Cape Coral.
CHARGES:  Grand Theft, Burglary of a Vessel

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