Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cape PD reports few crimes over July 4 weekend

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Cape Girardeau city police officials say that the July 4th holiday did not bring a spike in crime reports.

Between June 27 to July 5, the public filed 99 fireworks complaints to the Cape P-D. 42 of those reported violations came on Independence Day, according to police spokesperson Darin Hickey. In many cases, the individuals using fireworks were doing nothing wrong.

“I would say that’s pretty typical of a Fourth of July weekend and pretty consistent with things we’ve seen in the past,” Hickey said.

In addition, the Cape Girardeau police did not make any alcohol-related arrest during the Fourth of July holiday.

“We definitely don’t want to read too much into the numbers, but it definitely appears to be that it was a good weekend,” Hickey said.

The Cape Girardeau Fire Department also reports no major holiday-related incidents over the weekend.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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