Cape Coral Police Department Releases Mid-Year Crime Statistics

Cape Coral Police Department Releases Mid-Year Crime Statistics

(July 28, 2016)-  Mid-year crime statistics for Cape Coral continue to show a steady decrease in crime. 

According to the statistics, certified by the Florida Department of Law enforcement, Part I crimes in Cape Coral were down overall by 3.3 percent.  Violent crimes were down 9.6 percent and property crimes down 2.8 percent

PHOTO:  Chart showing year-over-year comparison of mid-year crime statistics.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  Chart showing year-over-year comparison of mid-year crime statistics.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

The statistics released are used to calculate the Index Crime Rate by tracking Part I crimes. Part I crimes include: Murder, Sex Offenses, Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Burglary, Larceny, and Motor Vehicle Thefts.

"The Cape Coral Police Department’s mission is, "to ensure the safety and well-being of our community through a partnership with our citizens.”  Thank you to our citizens for your support and cooperation to help us reduce crime in our city,” Dave Newlan, Interim Chief of Police.

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

Cape Coral Police Department Awarded Firehouse Subs Defibrillator Grant

Cape Coral Police Department Awarded Firehouse Subs Defibrillator Grant

(July 28, 2016)-  The Cape Coral Police Department was recently awarded with a piece of life-saving equipment thanks to a grant provided by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

This year, Firehouse Subs reached a huge landmark and opened their 1,000th restaurant.  To celebrate this milestone, Firehouse Subs and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Co-Founders Robin Sorensen & Chris Sorensen through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation committed one million dollars to provide police departments with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for their cruisers. The Firehouse Subs restaurant community was asked to reach out to their local police with the opportunity to apply for this grant.  In partnership with our local Firehouse Subs Restaurant at 2612 Santa Barbara Blvd., the Cape Coral Police Department applied for, and was awarded, this grant.  

Last Thursday, the department was presented with one AED that includes 2 sets of electrodes, battery charger, carry case, and rescue mask kit.  The Department currently has a limited number of officers with an AED in their vehicle.  Adding an additional AED on the road will increase the Cape Coral Police Department's ability to provide emergency medical care when necessary.

For those that may not know, an AED, is a medical device that analyzes heart rhythms in persons having a cardiac event, and when necessary, applies an electric shock in the attempt to restore a regular heartbeat.  These devices have saved countless lives across the country.

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was established in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina by firefighting brothers, and restaurateurs, Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen. With a commitment to providing first responders with life-saving equipment and resources, the Foundation has awarded more than $20 million to public safety organizations throughout the country.

PHOTO:  Interim Chief of Police Dave Newlan, Detective Sergeant Brian Kearney, and Grant Writer Shannon Northorp accept the AED that was awarded by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.  The AED was presented to the Cape Coral Police Department on behalf of Firehouse Subs by Store Manager, Dan Redolphy.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  Interim Chief of Police Dave Newlan, Detective Sergeant Brian Kearney, and Grant Writer Shannon Northorp accept the AED that was awarded by the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.  The AED was presented to the Cape Coral Police Department on behalf of Firehouse Subs by Store Manager, Dan Redolphy.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

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

UPDATE: Cape Coral Detectives Provide New Details in Weekend Death Investigation

UPDATE: Cape Coral Detectives Provide New Details in Weekend Death Investigation

(July 25, 2016)-  Cape Coral Police Detectives shed some light on a death investigation that occurred over the weekend, leaving 3 people and a family pet dead.

Yesterday afternoon around 2:30 PM, Cape Coral Police responded to 2614 NE 2 Ave.  A relative came to the home and found three people and a dog deceased in the home- an adult female identified as Amanda T. Florea, 30; an adult male identified as Eric L. Florea, 36; and a juvenile male identified as Aiden L. Florea, age 4.

Preliminary information released yesterday was that all three subjects succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning.  Today, detectives confirmed that this is still the initial determination.  Based on evidence at the scene, detectives believe that Amanda Florea committed suicide by leaving both family cars running in the closed garage, where she was found, and that Eric and Aiden Florea were likely unintentionally poisoned when the carbon monoxide gas infiltrated the living areas of the home.  The investigation is still ongoing.

 

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