LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS TO TRANSITION VIRTUAL STUDENTS BACK TO IN-PERSON LEARNING

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS TO TRANSITION VIRTUAL STUDENTS BACK TO IN-PERSON LEARNING

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS TO TRANSITION VIRTUAL STUDENTS BACK TO IN-PERSON LEARNING

The School District of Lee County has made the decision to discontinue Lee Home Connect for the next school year. 

“We understand that this may cause concern for families who wish to have their child enrolled in a virtual learning environment, however, Lee Virtual School will continue to be an option.” the district emailed. 

Students who have been learning from home during the school year will automatically be transitioned back to face-to-face learning at their assigned brick-and-mortar school. No action needs to be taken for parents OK with the transition. 

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS TO TRANSITION VIRTUAL STUDENTS BACK TO IN-PERSON LEARNING

To enroll a child into Lee Virtual School for this fall, click here.

The deadline to enroll is July 15.

AUTISM SUPPORT CENTER OPENS IN CAPE CORAL

AUTISM SUPPORT CENTER OPENS IN CAPE CORAL

AUTISM SUPPORT CENTER OPENS IN CAPE CORAL

The Family Initiative Autism Support Center recently opened at 734 SW Fourth St. in Cape Coral to serve people on the autism spectrum.

AUTISM SUPPORT CENTER OPENS IN CAPE CORAL

This is the first autism center of its kind in this area. It features clinical rooms, therapeutic intervention rooms and advanced new technology for remote training. 

The facility also will host social skills groups, parent support groups, town hall meetings and educational forums.

DUI Crash Seriously Injures One

DUI Crash Seriously Injures One

DUI Crash Seriously Injures One

A late evening crash on Chiquita Boulevard necessitated a trauma alert for one driver and resulted in the DUI arrest of the other driver.

Multiple patrol units as well as Major Crash Investigators from the CCPD Traffic Unit responded to the crash. The Major Crash Investigator’s crash synopsis is below, followed by arrest information.

VEHICLE 1:   2019 black Ford F350 truck, driven by Blain Stephen Brown, W/M, DOB: 9-18-93, Yacht Club Basin (lives on boat.) Brown suffered minor injuries in the traffic crash.

VEHICLE 2:   2015 silver Hyundai 4-door car, driven by a W/F, age 26, of Cape Coral. Female suffered serious bodily injury (stable condition) in the traffic crash.

SYNOPSIS:

Vehicle 2 was driving North on the 5200 block of Chiquita Boulevard in the inside lane just before 11 pm on Sunday night.  Vehicle 1 was traveling North on Chiquita Boulevard in the inside lane, approaching the rear of Vehicle 2 at a high rate of speed. 

DUI Crash Seriously Injures One

Vehicle 1 did not slow and struck the rear of Vehicle 2 causing excessive crush.  Vehicle 1 crushed the rear trunk of Vehicle 2 into the interior of the vehicle and continued to push Vehicle 2 North for approximately 182 feet. 

Vehicle 1 continued to push Vehicle 2 through two residential front yards where the front of Vehicle 2 struck a palm tree and a wood LCEC utility pole, snapping the pole at the base.  Vehicle 1 continued pushing Vehicle 2 and caused it to strike a large palm tree which sheared down the entire driver’s side of the vehicle. 

Both vehicles came to rest in a front yard with the front of Vehicle 1 still crushed into the back seat of Vehicle 2.

The driver of Vehicle 2 was initially trauma alerted to a local hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.  The driver of Vehicle 1 was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.  During the investigation, it was determined that the driver of Vehicle 2 suffered serious but NOT life-threatening injuries (listed in stable condition).

At the hospital a DUI investigation ensued and the driver of Vehicle 1 was placed under arrest for DUI.  Medical blood alcohol levels showed that the driver of Vehicle 1 had a medical BAC of 0.226.

Due to initial injuries and the excessive nature of the crash, THI Satterlee and Forensics responded.  The driver of Vehicle 1 was arrested for DUI with BAC over 0.150, DUI Causing Property Damage (4 counts), and DUI Causing Serious Bodily Injury.  Further follow up is being conducted to assist with determining the speed at the time of the crash (potential further charges).

ARRESTED:  Blain Stephen Brown, W/M, DOB: 9-18-93, of 5828 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Coral FL.  CHARGES:  DUI With BAC%. Over .15, DUI Causing Serious Bodily Injury, DUI Property Damage (4 counts)
ARRESTED: Blain Stephen Brown, W/M, DOB: 9-18-93, of 5828 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Coral FL.
CHARGES: DUI With BAC%. Over .15, DUI Causing Serious Bodily Injury, DUI Property Damage (4 counts)
DUI Crash Seriously Injures One
District 3 Councilmember Tom Hayden to Host Town Hall Meeting

District 3 Councilmember Tom Hayden to Host Town Hall Meeting

District 3 Councilmember Tom Hayden to Host Town Hall Meeting

District 3 Councilmember Tom Hayden is hosting a town hall meeting this Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

The meeting will be held in the Green Room at the City of Cape Coral Public Works Building (815 Nicholas Parkway East).

This town hall is open to all Cape Coral residents.

The main topic is the proposed irrigation regulation changes that would primarily affect new construction and/or newly installed irrigation systems.

District 3 Councilmember Tom Hayden to Host Town Hall Meeting

The town hall will feature guest speakers, Utilities Director Jeff Pearson and Scott King. King is a past president and current sitting board member of the Florida Irrigation Society.

Residents will have the opportunity for a question and answer session.  

Attendees are asked to wear a mask during the meeting.

REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF BECOMING A VICTIM OF CRIME

REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF BECOMING A VICTIM OF CRIME

REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF BECOMING A VICTIM OF CRIME
REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF BECOMING A VICTIM OF CRIME

Criminals are opportunistic.  An easy target, a lack of witnesses, a dimly-lit location, a distracted victim all dramatically improve a criminal’s ability to easily commit a crime.

One’s best defense is to eliminate, or significantly reduce, one’s vulnerability!

Criminals scout locations and conditions where the likelihood of being detected is low.  Dark and desolate parking lots, people texting or using their smartphones, shoppers carrying an armful of items…all examples of creating an ideal opportunity for theft or assault.

REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF BECOMING A VICTIM OF CRIME

Be alert and aware of your surroundings.  If you’re absorbed in a phone conversation, texting, surfing the internet on your smartphone, you significantly improve a criminal’s chances to victimize you.

Keep your hands free and your head up.  Look around.  Trust your instincts.  If someone or someplace makes you feel uneasy, there is likely a good reason for feeling that way.  Avoid those situations.

REDUCING THE LIKELIHOOD OF BECOMING A VICTIM OF CRIME

Closely monitor your personal effects!  Shopping bags, car keys/fobs, handbags and cellular devices are easily grabbed.

Ask for assistance!  If you are alone and uncomfortable, walk to an area that is more populated.  Never hesitate to ask security or law enforcement to escort you out of an uncomfortable situation.  Travelling with others increases the number of witnesses and decreases criminal opportunity.

Identity Sought in Metal Thefts

Identity Sought in Metal Thefts

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The Cape Coral Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s help to identify a suspect in thefts from several Cape businesses.

The pictured suspect’s vehicle has been captured on surveillance at businesses in both North and South Cape, taking aluminum and wire contained in gated compound areas and exterior storage racks (not dumpsters).

It is a sport utility vehicle with a unique trailer, with the utility box toward the front of the trailer.

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The subject pictured walking in front of the SUV in one of the images IS the suspect in this case.

Anyone with information on either the suspect or the vehicle is asked to contact the Cape Coral Police Department at (239). 574-3223.

You can also submit an anonymous tip at www.capecops.com/tips or https://new.tipsubmit.com/en/create-report/anonymous, send us a message through our social media platforms or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.

Please use case report #21-005650.

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Identity Sought in Metal Thefts

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