CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers needs your help identifying a group of teens who broke onto high school grounds early Monday morning, causing thousands of dollars in damage.
Surveillance cameras captured images of six teenage males cutting through a gate on the northeast side of Ida S. Baker High School in Cape Coral, just before 2 a.m. on Monday, June 9.
Once inside the secured area, the teens managed to free two out of three golf carts, taking them on a joyride around the school’s well-maintained track. As a result of the teens’ actions, the track sustained more than $2,000 in damage. In addition, all three golf carts were damaged: one with approximately $300 in body damage, one with $500 in front end damage, and a third with $100 damage to the ignitition, which the teens were unsuccessful in starting.
Golf carts at the Southwest Cape Coral high school have been compromised in the past, though it’s unknown if the same juveniles are responsible for both crimes. “These kids have been out of school for less than two weeks, and already they’re wasting their time wandering around in the early morning hours wreaking havoc at the school,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator. “While these teens probably think they’re just playing around, they will soon find out that their fun will lead them to jail, and a possible felony record.”
Anyone with information on the vandalism, and the teens responsible, are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.