Cape Girardeau Police Department

Last week, police conducted a traffic stop at the 500 block of Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau and found almost 500 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle.

Officers searched the vehicle, which had committed a dangerous traffic violation around 10 a.m. After one of their K9’s conducted a free sniff around the outside of the car, officers recovered a 9 mm pistol, a bag of methamphetamine weighing 456 grams, additional bags of the drug collectively weighing 32 grams, and a small bag of heroine. 

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As part of the Missouri State Highway Patrol campaign, “Move Over or Get Pulled Over,” the Cape Girardeau Police Department will be enforcing traffic violations along Interstate 55 on Tuesday, July 9.

The campaign is aimed at keeping motorists and emergency workers safe. 

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The sand volleyball courts near Arena Park in Cape Girardeau have been reopened after being shut down for the majority of last week. Two teenage girls had discovered paring knives hidden in the sand on May 20, causing the parks and recreation department to close the facility that evening.


Staff combed through the sand the following morning with rakes and metal detectors to check for any other hidden items.


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The Cape Girardeau Police Department will once again host the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Drug Takeback Day next weekend.

Lt. Bradley Smith says he and several other officers will be present at the front of the police station collecting unused or expired medications for proper disposal. Items that will not be accepted include oxygen tanks, needles, or liquids.

The drug takeback event is free of charge and completely anonymous.

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Violent crimes in Cape Girardeau have dropped by nearly 17% over the past year.

That’s according to Cape Girardeau Police chief Wes Blair, who spoke to the city council on Monday night regarding the Uniform Crime Report (UCR).