City Hall Permitting Counter Will Now Close on Fridays

City Hall Permitting Counter Will Now Close on Fridays

The Development Services permitting counter at City Hall will be closed on Fridays until further notice, beginning on Friday, August 19. This will allow DSD staff to focus on the backlog of permit applications.

Existing counter appointments made through the City’s Q-Less platform will be honored, and emergency permitting services will still be available at the counter for Electrical Miscellaneous permits. The EnerGov Customer Self Service (CSS) portal will remain open for all electronic permit applications and licensing activities.

To access the CSS portal or watch EnerGov training workshops online, please click the following link to the City’s website: EnerGov.

Bulk Item, Household Chemical Waste Collection Set for Aug. 6

Bulk Item, Household Chemical Waste Collection Set for Aug. 6

Cape Coral is partnering with Waste Pro and Lee County’s Solid Waste Division to collect bulk items and household chemical waste (HCW) on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, from 7 – 11 a.m. Waste will be collected in the City Hall parking lot at 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard.

These quarterly events give residents another way to dispose of large items and a safe and responsible way to dispose of HCW. Residents should use the main entrance to City Hall on Cultural Park Blvd. to drop off items. Materials for drop-off will be collected from vehicle trunks and truck beds. 

Proof of residency may be required to drop off items. Photo IDs with a Cape Coral address and Cape Coral utility bills from an active account are acceptable items to prove your residency.

Items that will be accepted at the event include:·        

  • Drain cleaners and pool chemicals·        
  • Pesticides/herbicides·        
  • Liquid paint and thinners·        
  • Polishes and strippers·        
  • Fluorescent tubes·        
  • Electronics·        
  • Car and boat batteries·        
  • Automotive oil·        
  • Gas propane tanks·        
  • Mattresses·        
  • Yard Waste 

No white goods will be accepted. Residential bulk item collection is available each week on the same day as solid waste, recycling, and yard waste removal.

Future bulk waste events will be held on Nov. 5, 2022, Feb. 4, 2023, May 6, 2023, and Aug. 5, 2023.

Undercover Operation Leads to Drug Arrest

Undercover Operation Leads to Drug Arrest

On June 21st, 2022, Cape Coral Police Department’s Vice, Investigations, and Narcotics Unit (VIN) arrested Wildy Elorme (B/M 08-23-1989, 1505 SE 35th Terrace) for numerous felony charges after an intricate undercover investigation. The investigation revealed that Mr. Elorme sold crack cocaine on several occasions at different locations throughout Cape Coral.

A search warrant was also executed at Mr. Elorme’s residence which yielded the discovery of more crack cocaine which Mr. Elorme claimed ownership of.

Mr. Elorme was subsequently transported to Lee County Jail.

Mr. Elorme was charged with the following combined charges:

* Possession of Cocaine F.S.S. 893.13 (6)(a), 4 counts. [Amount: 0.4 Grams, 0.6 Grams, 0.5 Grams, 1.1 Grams]

*Cocaine Sale F.S.S. 893.13 (6)(a), 2 counts. [Amount: 0.4 Grams, 0.6 Grams]

*Cocaine Possession with Intent to Sell F.S.S. 893.13 (1)(a)(1), 2 counts. [Amount: 0.5 Grams., 2.6 Grams]

Cardboard Boat Regatta is this Saturday

Cardboard Boat Regatta is this Saturday

Come and Cheer on Your Favorite at the annual Cape Coral Cardboard Boat Regatta. The event is this Saturday, April 16th, at Seahawk Park, located at 30 NW 28th St. Viewing is 9:30 am; races begin at 11 am.

14 challengers will compete in multiple Categories & Events, including Most Dramatic Sinking and Peoples’ Choice Awards.
Votes will be tallied by Lee County Board of Elections

Food Trucks will provide Hot Dogs, BBQ, Pizza & Shaved Ice, as well as Water, Soda, and Beer. Live Music by Hit & Run.

Cape Coral Police Marine will provide swimmer support, along with EMTs, too!

Bleacher seating is available, but bring a beach chair & sunblock. Parking is a $5.00 donation.

CALEA Assessment of CCPD: Public Comment Invited

CALEA Assessment of CCPD: Public Comment Invited

Chief Anthony Sizemore announced this week that a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), will be conducting a virtual assessment of the Cape Coral Police Department and Public Safety Communications Center.

The assessment will take place on Monday, July 26 through July 28, 2021. The assessment team will examine all aspects of the Cape Coral Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.  

Verification by the assessment team that the Cape Coral Police Department has maintained the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to comply with accreditation’s best practices and demonstrate commitment to professional excellence.

As part of the virtual assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments during a call-in session and public hearing.

The call-in session and public hearing provide a venue for members of the public to interact with the assessors, ask questions about the accreditation process, or comment on the Department’s compliance with accreditation standards.

Anyone wishing to offer comments to the Assessment Team can call:  

203-245-6503 or 203-410-7630
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

A Public Hearing will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

To join the session, visit:

Meeting ID: 953 8723 8556            Passcode: 0WR3fg                       

Tuesday, July 27, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to (10) minutes and must address the agency’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards.

Anyone wishing to offer written comments about the Cape Coral Police Department’s ability to meet standards for accreditation is requested to write to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suites 320, Gainesville, Virginia 20155. Inquiries regarding the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., can be forwarded to the Commission at the same address. Information about CALEA can be obtained at the CALEA website or by calling 1-703-352-4225.

The Cape Coral Police Department had to demonstrate continued compliance with 665 standards combined (Law Enforcement and Communications) to maintain accredited status. The Cape Coral Police Department is thoroughly committed to constant and consistent service improvements to citizens and visitors. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement and Public Safety Communications Accreditation programs, standards, systems, and processes offers a unique opportunity to obtain the professional perspective from external assessors with proven management experience and track records in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Communications practice. The Commission’s perspective is an important part of the Department’s continuous improvement process. 

The assessors are:

  • Team Leader, Captain Joseph Race from the Madison Police Department, retired Commander;
  • Ms. Pamela Kunz from the DeKalb County Police Department;
  • Deputy Chief John McQueeney from Oneida Indian Nation Police.

All are professional law enforcement and public safety communications practitioners.

Assessors review written materials, interview individuals, review practices and observe areas where compliance can be witnessed. After a comprehensive review of accreditation standards, assessors report back to the CALEA Commission, who decides whether full re-accredited status is granted to the Police Department and the Communications Center. Once granted, re-accredited status is for four years, during which the agency must submit annual reports attesting continued compliance with those standards.

North Fort Myers Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty

North Fort Myers Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty

“This criminal’s actions are outrageous,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “The violence toward this defenseless dog will not be tolerated. Residents and their families, including pets, will be safe here… and my team will see to it.” 

Detectives with North District Criminal Investigations Division and the Animal Cruelty Task Force responded to McDaniel Drive in North Fort Myers in reference to a canine being shot in the snout. 

Detectives learned that Anthony Hallmon (DOB 05-18-1987) entered a home uninvited and fired a projectile at a canine that is accused of biting him. 

The canine is a brown and white male Pitbull named Safari who was found with a small hole in his snout. He was taken to Domestic Animal Services where he is being treated for his injuries. Thankfully, Safari is expected to survive and make a full recovery. 

Hallmon was later taken into custody, and while doing so, detectives found Fentanyl in his possession. 

Detectives ultimately charged Anthony Hallmon with Animal Cruelty, Burglary with Assault, and Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription.

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