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Probation Check Leads to Arrest for Drug Trafficking

(March 27, 2015)-  A routine check by a Probation Officer lands a Cape Coral man behind bars.

Last night, Cape Coral Police responded to 107 SE 5 Ave. to assist a probation officer who was checking on a probationer.  While conducting the check, the Probation Officer discovered narcotics at the residence where the probationer, Jorge Alberto Hernandez, lives and he contacted the Cape Coral Police Department.

Cape Coral Police Patrol and Vice, Intelligence, and Narcotics Detectives responded.  A search warrant was obtained and a further search of the residence yielded 28.1 grams of crack cocaine, $1200 of US Currency, and digital scales.

Hernandez was placed under arrest for Trafficking in Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Violation of Probation and transported to Lee County Jail.

ARRESTED:  Jorge Alberto Hernandez, W/M, DOB: 03-28-1981, of 107 SE 5 Ave., Cape Coral. CHARGES:  Trafficking in Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Violation of Probation.

ARRESTED:  Jorge Alberto Hernandez, W/M, DOB: 03-28-1981, of 107 SE 5 Ave., Cape Coral.
CHARGES:  Trafficking in Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Violation of Probation.

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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 Detectives Want to Identify This Burglar

(March 27, 2015)-  Cape Coral Police Detectives  are asking for your help identifying a burglary suspect.

The burglary occurred shortly after 11:00 PM on January 10, 2015 at the House of Omelettes on Pine Island Road.

The suspect smashed the window to gain entry and took over $300 in cash from the register.  Detectives are hoping with this relatively clear shot of the suspect's face, and the tattoo visible on the suspect's right calf, an identification can be made.

Please take a look at the photo below.  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.

PHOTO:  Surveillance video still of burglary suspect.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  Surveillance video still of burglary suspect.  (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

Cape Coral Police Department Begins Use of Body Cameras

(March 26, 2015)-  The first Police body cameras will begin hitting the street in Cape Coral today.

In what is being called a "soft-launch" some Cape Coral Police Officers will begin using the Taser Axon Flex body camera systems on patrol starting tonight.  A small number of units will be put into service tonight to test the cameras, the docking stations, IT infrastructure, and wireless technologies that make the systems work.  Officers will also get to put their training on the systems, the software, and the new department policy, to use.  Additional units will be fielded over the coming weeks, with full deployment of the 60 units purchased, anticipated by the end of April.

"Any time you have a large-scale deployment of new technology, you will run into issues you didn't anticipate.  By doing a slow roll-out, we can work out the kinks and make the transition as smooth as possible.  We are excited to get these Taser Axon Flex systems out in the field and in use."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

PHOTO:  Taser Axon Flex.  (Photo Courtesy of Taser)

PHOTO:  Taser Axon Flex.  (Photo Courtesy of Taser)

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