3 arrested for disrupting Cape Coral meeting, resisting police
Cape Coral Police Department arrested three people for causing a disturbance during a Cape Coral City Council meeting at city hall Monday. This meeting saw hundreds show up to give public comment on the proposed mask mandate that would eventually fail to pass.
According to CCPD, the three suspects — Kenneth Scott, 70, from Grand Lake CO; Edmee Chavannes, 39, from New York City, NY; and Bevelyn Beatty, 29, from Monmouth Junction, NJ, were disrupting the ongoing council meeting, originally trying to enter council chambers from a restricted stairway.
CCPD says officers tried to have the three enter properly through security, but they all disregarded “officers’ multiple warnings and lawful orders.”
Scott, Chavannes and Beatty were all eventually detained and escorted out of city hall, while still resisting officers. The suspects were then taken to Cape Coral Police Department for booking, and then the Lee County Jail.
- Scott faces charges for trespass after warning and resisting officer without violence.
- Chavannes faces charges for disturbing a lawful assembly, trespass after warning and resisting officer without violence.
- Beatty faces charges for disturbing a lawful assembly, trespass after warning and resisting officer without violence.
All three suspects are in custody at Lee County Jail.