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Be On The Lookout (BOLO)- Cape Coral Police Looking for Fraud Suspect

PHOTO:  The woman in the picture above is a suspect in several cases throughout South Florida, where she cashes stolen checks that have been stolen from the mail using fraudulent IDs.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  The woman in the picture above is a suspect in several cases throughout South Florida, where she cashes stolen checks that have been stolen from the mail using fraudulent IDs.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

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

 

Be On The Lookout (BOLO)- Cape Coral Police Looking for Fraud Suspect

(August 29, 2014)-  Cape Coral Police Detectives need your help identifying a check fraud and identity theft suspect.

The woman in the picture above is a suspect in several cases throughout South Florida, where she cashes stolen checks that have been stolen from the mail; most of which have been stolen from jurisdictions on the East coast of Florida.  She is using counterfeit IDs with the names on the IDs being actual victims of identity theft but the photo has been changed to her own.  She is believed to be working with another white female suspect.  The suspect has hit at least five different banks using five different names from Sarasota to Miami, FL.

Please take a look at the photo above.  If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223. You can also submit an anonymous tip. Go to www.capecops.com/tips or text a tip- text CCPD+"Your Message" to CRIMES (274637). Finally, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.

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Cape Coral Police Take Down Grow House in NW Cape; Two Arrested

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

 

Cape Coral Police Take Down Grow House in NW Cape; Two Arrested

 

(August 29, 2014)-  The Cape Coral Police Department Vice, Intelligence, and Narcotics (VIN) Unit took down another marijuana grow house in Northwest Cape Coral on Thursday night.

Working in conjunction with the Cape Coral Police Department Street Crimes Unit (SCU), Cape Coral VIN Detectives obtained and served a search warrant at 2735 NW 3rd Terrace, after receiving intelligence that a marijuana grow house operation was at that location.

The investigation yielded a total of 31 marijuana plants (18 full-grown, 13 baby plants), weighing a total of 119.7 pounds, with a street value in excess of $75,000 to $100,000 dollars and a large amount of drug paraphernalia used to support the cultivation operation.

ARRESTED:  Sean Michael Merrigan, W/M, DOB: 01-27-1968, of Cape Coral, FL. 
CHARGES: Trafficking Marijuana in excess of 25 lbs. (FSS 893.135 (1a)), Marijuana cultivation (FSS 893.13 (1a2)), and 3 counts of Possession of drug paraphernalia (FSS 893.147 (1)).

ARRESTED:  Juan Daniel Lopez Jr., W/M, DOB: 07-12-1978, of Cape Coral, FL. 
CHARGES: Trafficking Marijuana in excess of 25 lbs. (FSS 893.135 (1a)), Marijuana cultivation (FSS 893.13 (1a2)), and 3 counts of Possession of drug paraphernalia (FSS 893.147 (1)).

"Our VIN detectives and Street Crimes Officers are working tirelessly to target operations like this.  Their successes are a direct result of the partnership we enjoy with our citizens who want Cape Coral to remain one of the safest cities in Florida."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

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Be On The Lookout (BOLO)- Cape Coral Police Looking for This Truck

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

 

Be On the Lookout (BOLO)- Cape Coral Police Looking for This Truck

(August 27, 2014)-  Cape Coral Police Detectives need you help identifying suspect(s) in the fraudulent use of a fleet gas card, totaling almost $10,000 dollars.

A local business fleet fuel card was stolen from one of the business' vehicles after the assigned employee left the business.  The card was supposed to be deactivated, however, it never was.  The card has been used for several months to make fuel purchases in several cities in central and south Florida.  There may be more than one vehicle/person using the card.  The photo here is from a use at the Circle K located on Pine Island. 

Please take a look at the photo above.  If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223. You can also submit an anonymous tip. Go to www.capecops.com/tips or text a tip- text CCPD+"Your Message" to CRIMES (274637). Finally, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.

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