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First Click It or Ticket Campaign for 2015 Starting Soon

(February 27, 2015)-  The Cape Coral Police Department wants to remind drivers to buckle their seat belts.  The first "Click It or Ticket" campaign of 2015 is about to start.  Starting March 2, 2015 and running through March 13, 2015, Cape Coral Police are joining with law enforcement agencies all over the state and will be focusing on enforcing seatbelt use.  Officers will be looking for seatbelt violations as primary offenses and will be issuing tickets instead of warnings to drivers who don't buckle up, or who don't have their passengers properly restrained.

"Seat belts save lives.  Click It or Ticket helps us to raise awareness among drivers and remind them to get in the habit of buckling their seatbelt and making sure their passengers are properly restrained."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

Florida Safety Belt Law

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

Three-Vehicle Crash Over the Weekend Sends Five to Hospital

(February 23, 2015)-  Saturday morning around 10:30 AM, Cape Coral Police responded to a multi-car, rollover crash at the intersection of Pine Island Rd. and NE 24th Avenue.

Officers arrived to find multiple people had sustained injuries in the crash, one of which appeared to be severe.  Additional Patrol units, Major Crash Investigator, and Forensics personnel responded to assist.

The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below.

DATE: February 21, 2015
TIME: 10:13 a.m. 
LOCATION: State Road 78 (Northeast Pine Island Road) and Northeast 24th Avenue.  
CR#: 15-003143
ASSIGNED MCI: Corporal Nickolas J. Slover #0626

VEHICLE 1: A black, 2003 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup truck.
DRIVER 1:  Michele Elizabeth Giggey, W/F, 30, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Giggey suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

PASSENGER 1: **JUVENILE** W/F, 5, of Cape Coral, Florida.
PASSENGER 1 INJURIES:  Juvenile suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

PASSENGER 2: **JUVENILE** W/M, 9, of Cape Coral, Florida.
PASSENGER 2 INJURIES:  Juvenile suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

VEHICLE 2: A silver, 2004 Toyota Tacoma Pickup truck. 
DRIVER 2: Scott Fischer, W/M, 60, of Bokeelia, Florida.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES: Fischer suffered life threatening injuries and was trauma alerted to a local hospital.  

PASSENGER 2: Alexander Fischer, W/M, 19, of Bokeelia, Florida.
PASSENGER 2 INJURIES:  Fischer suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. 

VEHICLE 3: A white, 1997 Toyota 4Runner.
DRIVER 3: Clody Presmy, B/M, 44, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 3 INJURIES: Presmy reported no injuries at the time of the traffic crash.

Vehicle 1 was stopped on Hancock Creek Boulevard facing North at the stop sign of NE Pine Island Road to travel North onto NE 24 Avenue. 

Vehicle 2 was West on NE Pine Island Road in the inside lane. 

Vehicle 3 was stopped on NE 24 Avenue facing South, to turn East onto NE Pine Island Road.

Vehicle 1 entered into the intersection and drove in front of Vehicle 2.  The front of Vehicle 2 struck the passenger side of Vehicle 1.  Both vehicles traveled to the Northwest with Vehicle 1 rolling over.  Vehicle 1 came to rest after striking Vehicle 3.  Vehicle 2 came to final rest after striking Vehicle 3.  Vehicle 3 was pushed backwards by impacts from Vehicle 1 and Vehicle 2 and came to rest in the outside South lane of NE 24 Avenue.

The driver and two passengers of Vehicle 1 were transported to a local hospital for medical attention.  The driver of Vehicle 2 was trauma alerted to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.  The driver of Vehicle 3 did not suffer injuries..

Due to the injuries, MCI Corporal Nickolas Slover, Master Corporal Andrew Satterlee, Forensic Technician C. Potts and V.A. Pena responded.  

After arrival on scene, it was learned that Fischer's injuries were no longer life threatening.  Fischer is in serious but stable condition.  Next-of-kin has been notified.  This traffic crash IS NOT alcohol/drug related.

***There are 3 traffic fatalities in our city in 2015. (There are 0 fatalities that are ruled "medical" and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash. These 0 "medical" fatalities are not included in the number of 3 traffic fatalities).***

 Breakdown of the past 5 years FYI:

2015: 3 Traffic fatalities (9 MCI usages)
2014: 11 Traffic fatalities (40 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 1 medical ruled death)
2013: 14 Traffic fatalities (43 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical ruled deaths)
2012: 10 Traffic fatalities (21 MCI usages)
2011: 11 Traffic fatalities (24 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical and 1 suicide ruled deaths)
2010: 9 Traffic fatalities (22 MCI usages)

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

FRAUD FRIDAY! Cape Coral Police Are Looking For These Grocery Store Fraudsters

(February 20, 2015)-  Cape Coral Police are asking for your help identifying a couple of credit card fraud suspects.

On January 13, 2015, an unknown black male, used a cloned credit card to make a  purchase at Publix Supermarket located at 100 Hancock Bridge Pkwy. West at around 4:11 PM in the amount of $317.85. The suspect was seen exiting the store with an unknown light-skinned black or Hispanic male. Assistance is needed in identifying both males.

Please take a look at the photos below. If you have any information on the identity of these suspects, 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 DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341