Oasis North Student Receives The Do The Right Thing Award

Oasis North Student Receives The Do The Right Thing Award

Oasis North Student Receives The Do The Right Thing Award

The Do The Right Thing Program recognizes students who have done the “Right Thing”.

Angelia McCarthy is in the third grade at Oasis North Elementary School. Angelia found a $20 bill in school and turned it into her teacher. Angelia could have kept the money, but she did the “Right Thing” and turned it in.

Due to Angelia McCarthy’s honesty and turning in the found $20 bill, she is receiving the Do The Right Thing Award.

Cape Coral Police Department is honored to continue its recognition of the amazing kids we have in Cape Coral.

Oasis North Student Receives The Do The Right Thing Award
Prescription Drug Take Back Results

Prescription Drug Take Back Results

Prescription Drug Take Back Results

The Cape Coral Police Department participated in the DEA’s 20th Prescription Drug Take Back Event.

At the completion of the event, our citizens dropped off 426.50 lbs of prescription medications.

We collected enough medications to fill 8 large boxes and 1 small box. These medications will be sent to a facility for destruction.

This event not only saved lives, but helped keep our waterways safe from the effects of medications that are improperly disposed of.

Prescription Drug Take Back Results
Two Gulf Middle School Students Receive The Do The Right Thing Award

Two Gulf Middle School Students Receive The Do The Right Thing Award

Two Gulf Middle School Students Receive The Do The Right Thing Award

The Do The Right Thing Program recognizes students who have done the “Right Thing”. Two Students at Gulf Middle School received the Do The Right Thing Award for their actions.

Michelle Santiago is in the sixth grade and found a cell phone on her way to school. Michelle was able to find the owner and return it to them. For her honesty in locating and returning the cell phone its owner, Michelle received the Do The Right Thing Award.

Jayden Witsche is also in the sixth grade. While in gym class, Jayden saw a conflict between students and immediately alerted the teacher. The teacher was able to stop the conflict before it escalated any further. For Jayden’s bravery to stop the conflict by notifying a teacher, he received the Do The Right Thing Award.

Cape Coral Police Department is honored to continue its recognition of the amazing kids we have in Cape Coral.

Two Gulf Middle School Students Receive The Do The Right Thing Award
Cape Coral Police Department Update on Early Morning Shooting

Cape Coral Police Department Update on Early Morning Shooting

Cape Coral Police Department Update on Early Morning Shooting

Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of SE 6th St around 4:30 am on April 24, 2021. When officers arrived, they found multiple shell casings on the roadway of SE 1st Ave. 

While investigating the shots fired reports, officers discovered Kevin Girard Palmer (B/M, DOB: 6-23-01, of Fort Myers) with a gunshot wound to his head. Palmer later died as a result of the injury. Next-of-kin has been notified.

Cape Coral Police Department Update on Early Morning Shooting

The investigation revealed a disturbance started after a family from Lehigh Acres rented an Air BNB to celebrate a 17th birthday.

An Instagram personality posted about the party.

The post resulted in multiple people arriving uninvited to the party. A disturbance ensued away from the residence. During the disturbance, multiple shots were fired.

Cape Coral Police Department Update on Early Morning Shooting

After the scene was secured, officers began to canvass the neighborhood and found two houses and two vehicles with bullet holes in them. 

This is an ongoing and active investigation. The Cape Coral Police Department needs your help. If you have any information on the identity of the suspect(s), please contact the Cape Coral Police Department by calling 239-574-3223.

Cape Coral Police Department Update on Early Morning Shooting

You can also submit an anonymous tip at www.capecops.com/tips 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 # 21-008921.

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
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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