UPDATE: Investigators Determine Stabbing to be Self-Inflicted

UPDATE: Investigators Determine Stabbing to be Self-Inflicted

(September 26, 2016)-  Cape Coral Police Detectives have concluded their investigation into a reported stabbing.

Last night before midnight, Cape Coral Police responded to an aggravated battery/stabbing call at a residence in the 900 block of SW 4th Avenue.  Investigators have been working throughout the night on this case to determine what exactly occurred. 

Cape Coral Police Department Detectives have determined that the injuries the victim sustained were, in fact, self-inflicted.  The victim in this case has been admitted for care under the provisions of the Baker Act. 

Investigators are NO LONGER looking for a suspect in this case and there is no danger to the public at large.

Link to original Ping4alert: NEIGHBORHOOD ALERT: PD Activity

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

FRAUD FRIDAY:  IRS Phone Scam Alert

FRAUD FRIDAY: IRS Phone Scam Alert

(September 23, 2016)-  The Cape Coral Police Department is warning residents of yet another scam.  This time, fraudsters are posing as the IRS. Listen:

Residents in Cape Coral are getting messages such as this from fraudsters posing as the IRS, warning of impending legal action if they don't call them immediately.  The con-artists are hoping that callers will call the number and out of fear, and provide personal identifying information, banking, or credit card information to "confirm their identity" and to settle "outstanding tax bills."  The problem is, it isn't the IRS calling and if you give them the information they are asking for, you are compromised.

The Cape Coral Police Department wants to remind you that the IRS:

  • Never asks for credit card, debit card or prepaid card information over the telephone.
  • Never insists that taxpayers use a specific payment method to pay tax obligations
  • Never requests immediate payment over the telephone and will not take enforcement action immediately following a phone conversation. Taxpayers usually receive prior notification of IRS enforcement action involving IRS tax liens or levies. 

Other characteristics of these scams include:

  • Scammers use fake names and IRS badge numbers. They generally use common names and surnames to identify themselves.
  • Scammers may be able to recite the last four digits of a victim’s Social Security number.
  • Scammers spoof the IRS toll-free number on caller ID to make it appear that it’s the IRS calling.
  • Scammers sometimes send bogus IRS emails to some victims to support their bogus calls.
  • Victims hear background noise of other calls being conducted to mimic a call site.
  • After threatening victims with jail time or driver’s license revocation, scammers hang up and others soon call back pretending to be from the local police or DMV, and the caller ID supports their claim.

If you receive a call such as this, do not call the number provided.  If you have any concerns regarding your tax status, contact the IRS directly at www.irs.gov.

For more information on IRS phone scams, read the article the IRS published here:  https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/phone-scams-continue-to-be-a-serious-threat-remain-on-irs-dirty-dozen-list-of-tax-scams-for-the-2016-filing-season?_ga=1.11242420.1001547519.1474647218

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

Do The Right Thing for September 2016

Do The Right Thing for September 2016

(September 20, 2016)- The next "Do The Right Thing" ceremony for September 2016 will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2:00pm in City Council Chambers.  This ceremony is open to the public and we encourage our community to come out and show their support to these outstanding young men and women who "did the right thing."

Nine (9) Cape Coral students will be recognized.  The winners’ nominations are after the break.

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Frank Cornelison III, 5th Grade, Diplomat Elementary School
Frank was on his way to class when he saw a young girl near the 5th Grade Classrooms.  She looked confused and sad, so he stopped to ask her if she was okay.  It was a Kindergarten student who had taken a wrong turn on the way to class.  The child could not remember the teacher’s name as it was within the first week of school.  Frank talked to her calmly and walked her to the office.  The staff made sure she arrived safely to class.

Meledie Burgess, 8th Grade, Caloosa Middle School
While participating in the April 20th “Do The Right Thing” event, Meledie found a wallet in Council Chambers.  At the conclusion of the DTRT Ceremony Meledie took the wallet to the City Clerk’s Office.  As it turned out, a resident had lost his wallet while attending the April 4th City Council Meeting.  

Kailee Hess, 7th Grade, Trafalgar Middle School
Kailee educated her Girl Scout troop about dog rescue and homeless pets.  She explained how Brooke’s Legacy came about due to a tragedy involving a local teen.  She taught the girls how to make homemade dog treats which were then donated to a local groomer who sold them and gave all of the profits to Brooke’s Legacy.

Sierra Edelstein, 8th Grade, Gulf Middle School
Sierra and her dad were shopping at Publix at Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral.  At the check-out lane, Sierra noticed a large sum of folded cash that was on the floor.  Sierra picked up the money and alerted her dad and turned it into the store manager.

Aysia (Nikki) Mompremier, 10th Grade, Mariner High School
Brock Oster – 7th Grade, Gulf Middle School

Nikki and Brock gave up time this summer to volunteer in the activities Department of the Port Charlotte Rehab Center.  Together they have given over 100 hours of their time to assist the residents.  They helped set up parties, meals and events.

Christian Ellingwood, 6th Grade, Challenger Middle School
Christian has gone out of his way to help one of the students who is hearing impaired.  This student wears hearing aids and Christian takes time each day to help make sure that he is on track and has what he needs in all of the classes they have together.   Christian has made it his mission to help this hearing impaired student have a smooth start to his middle school experience.  

Angela Kerr, 8th Grade, Caloosa Middle
Angela is not only a wonderful student, but an outstanding citizen as well.  She is currently directing a play called “Eat: It’s Not About Food” at the Pine Island Methodist Church.  This play brings awareness about eating disorder and is free to the public.  It is honorable that Angela is using her strengths to bring attention to this serious issue.

Bridget Watkins, 8th Grade, Caloosa Middle
During the first week of school, Bridget found money on the floor in the 8th grade hallway.  Instead of keeping the money herself and not telling anyone, Bridget chose to do the right thing and turn the money into an administrator.


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