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Early morning manhunt leads to prowling arrest

CapePolice 18th Ter
Posted at 6:14 AM, Apr 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-04 12:31:23-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — One person is in custody following an early morning manhunt in a Cape Coral neighborhood.

43-year-old Richard Chinn is charged with prowling, loitering, and resisting arrest.

Richard Chinn

Some residents around Northeast 18th St. were awoken between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. Monday to the sound of helicopters and police dogs barking.

Uniformed officers could also be seen shining flashlights in homes under construction as well as brushy areas in-between homes.

Ambulances were also set up along NE 20th St. but they did not appear to be in use during the course of the incident. Cruisers were also seen on neighboring NE 18th Terrace.

Patrol cars left the area shortly before 6:00 a.m.

Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies assisted in the search.