Category Archives: Cape Coral / Southwest Florida

So, It’s Illegal to RESCUE a Gator

Baby Gator in Cape Coral

Baby Gator in Cape Coral

A couple of unnamed Cape residents saw a baby Alligator wandering in an intersection on Halloween night, and decided to rescue the little guy. It’s clearly a baby, as it is only a foot long, and still has its baby spots, which fade after a few years. The Samaritans scooped up the little guy, only to be stopped by CCPD before they could find a safe place to release it. It’s a crime to possess an Alligator in Florida! Fortunately, Officer Pinkham was sympathetic, and called in FWC to safely relocate the little guy, without charging the Samaritans. Yay, rescued gator!

If you see a Gator in distress, or being a threat or nuisance, it is incumbent to call FWC, at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286).

Alligator Warning Sign

Alligator Warning Sign

Cape Coral Conducting HVE DUI Enforcement Operations Friday and Saturday

capecopsCape Coral is doing its 10th and 11th HVE DUI enforcement operations this weekend- Friday and Saturday.

Don’t drink and drive… smokey is watching!

Another DUI Operation in Cape Coral Tonight

capecopsCape Coral is running their 7th DUI operation tonight. Everybody be safe out there, don’t drink and drive!

Cape Coral is Conducting another DUI Operation Saturday

capecopsCape Coral announced they will be conducting another DUI enforcement operation on Saturday night. This is the sixth DUI enforcement by the Cape PD this year, and the third one since the start of July.

UPDATE: Four DUI arrests were made during the operation.

2nd UPDATE: There were four arrests, only three were DUI, per CCPD release.

Cape Coral Police and City Workers Save man Trapped in Canal

A man was operating a riding lawnmower today in Cape Coral, when it tipped and fell into a water-filled canal. Quick action by CCPD and public works employees were able to free the man, who had been pinned by the mower in the water. He had to be taken to the hospital. Good work Justin Cave and to the other city employees whose quick response saved the man.


Cash Feenz Killers Resentenced to Life in Prison

Ashley Toye and Roderick Washington, who were under 18 at the time they took part in the torture and murder of Alexis and Jeffrey Sosa, were back in court yesterday for resentencing. The Supreme court ruled in 2012 in Miller v. Alabama, that mandatory life sentences for juveniles were not proper under the Constitution. Florida passed a new law providing for new sentences for such criminals, and Toye and Washington are among the first to be sentenced under the new law. The judge could have sentenced them to less time, but declined to do so based on the facts of the case that included false imprisonment and torture before the victims were shot. They will have a chance to have their sentences reviewed after 25 years, another provision of the new law that has yet to be tested.


Cape Coral Man Arrested for Killing Alligator in his Yard

Paul Trimble

Cape Coral resident Paul Trimble hooked an alligator in a canal behind his backyard, and is in jail for killing the animal. Apparently, he beat it to death with a bat and a shovel. When questioned by officers, he admitted to the offense, and said he had done it before, because he didn’t know it was illegal. Unfortunately for him, as they say, ignorance of the law is no excuse. He’s facing a felony charge for killing an Alligator, and could end up facing animal cruelty charges as well, based on news reports.