Cape Coral Police Department to Host “Coffee With a Cop” at Starbucks, 1860 NE Pine Island Rd, on Tuesday, May 6, 2014


CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 242-3341

Cape Coral Police Department to Host “Coffee With a Cop” at
Starbucks, 1860 NE Pine Island Rd,
on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

(April 18, 2014)-  CAPE CORAL, FL—On May 6, 2014, officers from the Cape Coral Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8:00 AM on May 6, 2014 at Starbucks located at 1860 NE Pine island Rd. and runs until 10:00 AM.  Please contact Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer with questions: (239) 242-3341.

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Department’s work in Cape Coral’s neighborhoods. 

The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

“We are hoping to build on the tremendous success of our first “Coffee With a Cop” event we held in January and bring this event to a new location to talk with different folks about whatever is on their minds…and drink coffee.”- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the country, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve. 

Click on the link below to download the Coffee With a Cop Announcement Flyer:

Coffee With a Cop Announcement Flyer

Click on the link below for directions and a map:

Directions

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The Cape Coral Police Department Invites You To Water Safety Day


CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 242-3341

The Cape Coral Police Department Invites You To Water Safety Day

(April 18, 2014)-  The Cape Coral Police Department, Cape Coral Fire Department, and Cape Coral Parks and Recreation have partnered with a number of companies and organizations from our community to bring you our 3rd Annual Water Safety Day on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Cape Coral Yacht Club pavilion.

There will be classes, demonstrations, and prizes.  Vendors will also be on site to help you meet your family’s safety needs.  This will be a fun and educational event for the whole family.  We hope to see you there!  Click the link below for the Water Safety Day Schedule of Events.

Water Safety Day Schedule of Events

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 242-3341

Cape Police Catch Boat Burglars

(April 18, 2014)-  Overnight, Cape Coral Police Officers responded to a call of a theft in progress at 141 SE 40th Street.  The victim stated that two males had taken a motor off of his boat that was docked in the canal behind his home and witnessed the males fleeing southbound down the canal in small aluminum boats leaving the area behind his residence.  

Based on the detailed description of the suspect boats given by the victim, one Officer (Officer Brian Gumm) remembered seeing a boat and persons matching that description while patrolling the Cape Coral Yacht Club earlier. 

Officers responded to the area and quickly located vehicles leaving the area of the Cape Coral Yacht Club, each pulling small boats that matched the provided descriptions.  Investigatory traffic stops were made on both vehicles pulling the suspect boats.  Each vehicle contained a stolen boat motor from two separate victims. Post-Miranda, confessions were obtained from both suspects.

A second victim was located and identified by Officer Justin DeRosso at 411 SE 32nd Street.  Victims later drove to the scenes of the traffic stops and identified their stolen property.  The stolen boat motors were later returned to the victims after digital photos were taken.  Cape Coral Police Department Property Crimes Detectives were advised and Detective Toleman responded to the scene.  Evidence Tech Fenske also responded.

"Quick action by an observant citizen, coupled with sound patrol and investigative work resulted in a quick apprehension and property being returned to its rightful owners.  This was textbook police work."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

ARRESTED:  Lawrence Joseph McDermott (W/M 10-05-92), of 3902 SE 20th Avenue, Cape Coral.
CHARGES:  Grand Theft, Burglary of a Vessel

ARRESTED:  Nicholas Peter Manzari (W/M 3-06-94), of 2162 SW 26th Terrace, Cape Coral.
CHARGES:  Grand Theft, Burglary of a Vessel

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Annual Candlelight Ceremony Thursday, May 8th, 2014


CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
239-242-3341

Annual Candlelight Ceremony Thursday, May 8th


(April 17, 2014)- The Cape Coral Police Department’s Annual Candlelight Ceremony is set for Thursday May 8th, 2014 at 7:00pm at Police Headquarters.

The ceremony is hosted by the Cape Coral Police Department’s Victim Assistance Unit and is aimed at remembering loved ones who have passed. Survivors will be in attendance where they will display a photo of their loved ones.

If you plan on attending to honor a lost loved one, please bring a framed picture of him or her. You are encouraged to call the Victim Assistance Unit to RSVP at 239-574-0653.

Click the link below to download a PDF of the invitation.

Candlelight Ceremony invitation PDF


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Cape Police Investigate Back-To-Back Serious Injury Crashes Over the Weekend


CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Affairs Office
1100 Cultural Park Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 242-3341

Cape Police Investigate Back-To-Back Serious Injury Crashes Over the Weekend

(April 14, 2014)-  Saturday was a dangerous day on Cape Coral roadways.  Cape Coral Police officers and Traffic Homicide investigators responded to back-to-back serious injury crashes this weekend, barely finishing one call before the other came in.  One crash in southwest Cape Coral, just before noon, resulted in a child sustaining serious facial injuries as a result of being unrestrained in the car when it struck a tree in a median.  The second crash, occurring at around 2:30 PM in northwest Cape Coral, resulted in an 84-year old being ejected from a vehicle.  Below are the initial summaries from the Traffic Homicide Investigator.

Summary of Crash #1 is as follows:

DATE: April 12, 2014
TIME: 11:42 am
LOCATION: 3800 Chiquita Boulevard South
CR#: 14-006157
ASSIGNED THI: M/Cpl. Satterlee

VEHICLE 1: Silver Chevrolet Cavalier 2 door
DRIVER 1: Jennifer Lynn Stephens, 7-31-83, 2204 SW 43 Lane, Cape Coral, Florida 33914.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Stephens suffered minor injuries.
PASSENGER 1: ***JUVENILE*** 
PASSENGER 1  INJURIES: Juvenile suffered several facial fractures, several lacerations, and a concussion.

SYNOPSIS:

Vehicle 1 was North on Chiquita Boulevard in the left lane.  According to witnesses and evidence, Vehicle 1 drifted to the left and entered into the median.  Vehicle 1 drove into the median and directly into a tree, head-on, without braking (approximately 35-40 mph).  During impact, the driver of Vehicle 1 suffered minor injuries.  A 5 year old in the rear passenger seat was sitting UNRESTRAINED in a booster seat (which was also unrestrained) and was forced forward causing, what initially appeared to be,life-threatening head trauma.  Both occupants were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital.

At Lee Memorial Hospital, the injuries to the juvenile showed several facial fractures, several lacerations, and a concussion.  The juvenile was listed in stable non-life threatening condition and was being admitted into the hospital.  The driver of Vehicle 1 suffered minor injuries.  DRE Causer responded and assisted with a DUI investigation.  Drugs ARE A FACTOR in this traffic crash.

Cape Coral Police Department Forensics and THI Satterlee responded.  This case is pending further criminal investigation.  DCF responded to the hospital.

Summary of crash #2 is as follows:

DATE: April 12, 2014
TIME: 2:31 pm
LOCATION: Intersection of Gulfstream Parkway and Old Burnt Store Road
CR#: 14-006170
ASSIGNED THI: M/Cpl. Satterlee

VEHICLE 1: 2008 silver Kia Spectra 4 door
DRIVER 1: H. Norman Ward, 3-20-25, 3619 Littleton Road, Monroe, NH 03771.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Ward suffered minor injuries.
PASSENGER 1: Eva Ward, 3-13-25, 3619 Littleton Road, Monroe, NH 03771.
PASSENGER 1  INJURIES: Ward suffered several injuries while being ejected.

VEHICLE 2: 2011 silver Kia Soul SUV
DRIVER 2: Thomas Allen Hines, 3-18-61, 3811 NW 45 Lane, Cape Coral, FL 33993.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES: Hines suffered minor injuries.
PASSENGER 1: Erin Kathleen Russell, 5-4-65, 3811 NW 45 Lane, Cape Coral, FL 33993.
PASSENGER 1  INJURIES: Russell suffered minor injuries.

SYNOPSIS:

Vehicle 1 was East on Gulfstream Parkway approaching the intersection of Old Burnt Store Road.  Vehicle 2 was North on Old Burnt Store Road approaching Gulfstream Parkway.

At the intersection, Old Burnt Store Road does NOT have any stop signs.  Gulfstream Parkway has two stop signs for East and West traffic.

According to roadway evidence and witness statements, Vehicle 1 ran the stop sign without slowing and stuck Vehicle 2 on the driver’s side (T-bone).  Both vehicles rotated and were forced to the Northeast.  During impact, the front passenger of Vehicle 1 (84 year old female) was ejected from the vehicle and came to rest in the roadway.  The vehicles came to a stop in a vacant field.

All occupants in Vehicle 1 were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital.  The driver of Vehicle 1 suffered minor injuries.  It was determined that the passenger in Vehicle 1 suffered several non-life threatening injuries.

All occupants in Vehicle 2 were transported to Cape Coral Hospital with minor injuries.

MCI Satterlee and Forensics responded.  Alcohol/drugs are NOT a factor in this traffic crash.

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