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Halloween Safety Reminder

(October 31, 2014)-  The Cape Coral Police Department reminds drivers to be extra careful while out and about this Halloween night. Drivers should be vigilant- remember that kids will be out late trying to get that one last piece of candy.  Slow down- This is generally good advice, but especially in the early evening and dusk hours.  Visibility is dramatically reduced in the dusk hours and kids wearing dark-colored costumes will be more difficult to see.  By slowing down, you give yourself extra time to react.  Cape Coral Police will be out looking for traffic violations such as speeding, careless driving and DUI.  Remember grown-ups, if you are going to that Halloween party, be sure to use a designated driver.  

Trick-or-treaters should also be careful. Children are always at risk because they tend to think less about traffic safety and more about the fun of the night.  That, coupled with costumes that can be hard to see make Halloween safety paramount.  Here are a few safety tips for a safe and fun halloween:

  • Children shouldn't trick-or-treat alone.  A parent or guardian should go along to supervise the fun.
  • Plan a trick-or-treat route ahead of time.  Stick to houses in your neighborhood that you know.  If venturing out beyond your neighborhood, only trick or treat at houses that are well lit.  Take advantage of "Safe Trick-Or-Treat" events in the area.
  • Cross streets only at corners.  Darting across the street in front of cars could end the Halloween festivities.
  • That dark ninja costume or Darth Vader costume looks great but is hard to see.  Carry a light source with you, like a flashlight or glow stick (Or your lightsaber, Lord Vader).
  • Choose costumes that don't obstruct vision.  We want trick-or-treaters looking out for cars as much as we want drivers looking gout for them.  If possible,  opt for nontoxic face paint instead of masks.  It looks great, and makes it much easier to see.
  • Finally, add reflective material to a child’s costume and adjust the length of any costume that may cause a child to trip.  It won't ruin the look of the costume and it may just save your child's life.

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

Weekend Warrant Yields Drugs, Money, and a Weapon

(October 27, 2014)- On Friday afternoon (10-24-14), at around 5:15 PM, the Cape Coral Police Department Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics Unit (VIN), with the assistance of the Street Crimes Unit (SCU), and the Cape Coral Police Department SWAT team served the search warrant at 808 Miramar St. Apt. #23.  The CCPD SWAT Team located Boris Nouchtaev in the residence and subsequently detained him. The search warrant was based on several narcotic sales from the apartment involving Boris Nouchtaev.

Detectives began to search the residence, a studio style apartment with only one large room and a bathroom and located:

  • 2.91 pounds of marijuana
  • Smith and Wesson Handgun
  • 9mm Bullets and magazine
  • $36,605 in U.S. currency
  • Kyocera Phone and iPad
  • Digital Scale

Boris Nouchtaev was transported to the Cape Coral Police Department for booking. 

The $36,605 U.S currency that was found inside Boris Nouchtaev's residence was seized based on the following facts:

  • There is probable cause to believe that Boris Nouchtaev was packaging and selling marijuana.
  • There is probable cause to believe that the money originated from the illegal sale of narcotics.
  • During the search warrant, Boris Nouchtaev's identification card was found in a shoebox along with the marijuana and money.
  • Large amounts of money in small denominations are a common indicative of drug trafficking.

The marijuana was later placed into evidence at the Cape Coral Police Department by Detectives from the VIN Unit.

Special Agent Tejada from Homeland Security responded to the CCPD to speak with Nouchtaev. It was learned that Nouchtaev may be here illegally based on the fact that his Visa expired in 2001.

Boris Nouchtaev was later transported to the Lee County Jail.

ARRESTED:  Boris I. Nouchtaev, W/M, DOB: 05-13-1991, 808 Miramar St. Apt. #23, Cape Coral, Florida.

CHARGES:  Possession of marijuana with intent to sell, Sale of Marijuana within 1,000 ft. of specified area (x3), Possession of marijuana (x3), Sale of cocaine within 1,000 ft. of specified area, Possession of cocaine (x2), and Sale of synthetic narcotic within 1,000 ft. of specified area.

ARRESTED:  Boris I. Nouchtaev, W/M, DOB: 05-13-1991, 808 Miramar St. Apt. #23, Cape Coral, Florida. CHARGES:  Possession of marijuana with intent to sell, Sale of Marijuana within 1,000 ft. of specified area (x3), Possession of marijuana (x3), Sale of cocaine within 1,000 ft. of specified area, Possession of cocaine (x2), and Sale of synthetic narcotic within 1,000 ft. of specified area.

ARRESTED:  Boris I. Nouchtaev, W/M, DOB: 05-13-1991, 808 Miramar St. Apt. #23, Cape Coral, Florida.

CHARGES:  Possession of marijuana with intent to sell, Sale of Marijuana within 1,000 ft. of specified area (x3), Possession of marijuana (x3), Sale of cocaine within 1,000 ft. of specified area, Possession of cocaine (x2), and Sale of synthetic narcotic within 1,000 ft. of specified area.

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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 Arrest Burglars With Loot and Warrant

(October 24, 2014)-  On Thursday afternoon, Cape Coral Police responded to a burglary in progress call in the 3000 block of SW 10th Avenue.

Responding officers arrived at the home and found that a vehicle was backed into the driveway and that entry had been made into the home by forcing open the rear slider.  Officers also saw that electronics from inside the home had been collected in preparation to be loaded into the car. 

Officers quickly established a perimeter in the area.  K9 and Aviation also responded to assist.  Perimeter units quickly located two suspects that matched the description provided by witnesses, walking behind ABC Lawn Equipment.

The suspects were identified as Henry Alfred Thomas, B/M, DOB: 07-20-1971, of 2022 Cuba St., Fort Myers, FL and Quamaine Smiley, B/M, DOB: 06-23-1994, of 528 SE 24 Ave., Cape Coral, FL.

nvestigation revealed that the vehicle located at the residence was stolen out of Lehigh Acres.  Inside the vehicle was a flat screen television that had been stolen at another burglary in Cape Coral earlier in the day in the 500 block of SE 5th Court.  Cape Coral Police Department Investigative Services Bureau Property Detectives and Forensics personnel responded to assist.

Thomas and Smiley were both arrested on charges of Burglary and Grand Theft.  Thomas was found to have had an active warrant for Armed Robbery as well.  Both were transported to Lee County Jail.  Additional charges are pending from LCSO.

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