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Cape Coral Police Department Needs Your Help Locating a Missing Endangered Adult

MISSING:  Erik Sanchez, W/M, DOB: 07-28-1994, of 18092 Constitution Cir., Fort Myers, FL 3390

MISSING:  Erik Sanchez, W/M, DOB: 07-28-1994, of 18092 Constitution Cir., Fort Myers, FL 3390

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

 

Cape Coral Police Department Needs Your Help Locating a Missing Endangered Adult

 

(April 23, 2014)- This afternoon, Cape Coral Police, Cape Coral Fire Department, and LCSO Aviation responded to a possible  drowning call that eventually turned into a missing/endangered person call at 924 Mohawk Parkway, Cape Coral, FL.

Erik Sanchez, W/M, DOB: 07-28-1994, of 18092 Constitution Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33901 was hanging out with a friend at 4513 SW 8th Place, Cape Coral, when Sanchez started telling his friend that he wanted to die.  When the friend went to use the restroom, Sanchez ran on foot from the home.  The friend saw Sanchez on the canal bank west of 924 Mohawk Pkwy.  When he attempted to talk to Sanchez, Sanchez jumped into the canal, and started walking out into the water.   The friend stated he jumped in after Sanchez, but Sanchez dove down under water and the friend never saw Sanchez come back up to the surface.

Cape Coral Fire Department arrived on scene and coordinated a full search and rescue operation in the canal.  Cape Coral Police conducted a full perimeter search to include a K9 track, helicopter, and several ground crews.  After approximately 3 hours, the search was called off by both fire and police command. 

A witness at 931 Mohawk Pkwy did confirm that a male she saw running through her yard was Erik Sanchez after being shown a photo.  Before she saw the photo, she described the male as hispanic, around 5`9", skinny build, wearing black shorts and no shirt with a diamond in his left ear.  The witness' description was identical to the description provided by the friend, before family arrived at the scene and provided FD and PD personnel with a photo. 

Sanchez has been entered as a missing/endangered person (due to his suicidal thoughts) in FCIC/NCIC.

MISSING:  Erik Sanchez, W/M, DOB: 07-28-1994, of 18092 Constitution Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Please take a look at the photo above.  If you have any information on the location of the Erik Sanchez, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223.

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Eagle-Eyed Neighbors Stop Burglar

PHOTO:  Arrested- Omar Ramsay Jean, B/M, DOB: 12/29/1985, of 132 SE 16th Pl. #1, Cape Coral.  (Photo Courtesy of LCSO)

PHOTO:  Arrested- Omar Ramsay Jean, B/M, DOB: 12/29/1985, of 132 SE 16th Pl. #1, Cape Coral.  (Photo Courtesy of LCSO)

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

 

Eagle-Eyed Neighbors Stop Burglar

 

(April 21, 2014)-  On Saturday, Cape Coral Police Officers responded to a burglary in progress call at 1203 NE 3rd Terrace.  Neighbors reported a suspicious male prowling around the rear of a vacant home that is currently up for rent in the neighborhood. 

When officers arrived they quickly located Jean, who post-Miranda, admitted to having entered the rear lanai, and attempted entry to the house by prying the door (causing damage).  Jean had a black backpack with him that he advised was for collecting spoils and carrying his entry tools.

ARRESTED:  Omar Ramsay Jean, B/M, DOB: 12/29/1985, of 132 SE 16th Pl. #1, Cape Coral.

CHARGES:  Burglary of Unoccupied Dwelling, Criminal Mischief, Possession of Burglary Tools

"This was gray work by the officers who responded, but we are especially proud of the neighbors.  Without them noticing and taking the time and initiative to call, this burglar would not have been caught."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

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Argument Turns Violent; Results in Perimeter and Arrest

PHOTO:  Arrested- Shawn M. Koehn, W/M, DOB: 02-25-1988, Homeless.  (Photo Courtesy of LCSO)

PHOTO:  Arrested- Shawn M. Koehn, W/M, DOB: 02-25-1988, Homeless.  (Photo Courtesy of LCSO)

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

 

Argument Turns Violent; Results in Perimeter and Arrest

 

(April 21, 2014)-  If you live in northwest Cape Coral, you probably saw a lot of police activity this weekend.  Officers responded to 2829 NW 19 Avenue on a disturbance call.  When officers arrived, the victim advised that guests of his home may have stolen items while staying there.

During a heated confrontation over the missing property, Koehn armed himself with a knife, and swung it at the home owner. Fortunately, the knife missed its intended target.  During this confrontation, Koehn was disarmed by another person at the location. 

As Officers arrived, Koehn fled the police, on foot, into the Zemel property.  He then entered the Gator Slough, in an attempt to "out swim" Officers, to no avail. Undaunted, Koehn refused to surrender and attempted to hide under thick brush, partially submerged in water.  A perimeter was held until K-9 units coordinated, entered, and made an apprehension in the brush.

Koehn’s backpack is missing, possibly in the water at his point of entry. Follow up to locate back pack & possibly charge for the theft to follow, so expect additional police activity in the Gator Slough area today.

ARRESTED:  Arrested- Shawn M. Koehn, W/M, DOB: 02-25-1988, Homeless.

CHARGES:  Aggravated Assault, Resisting an Officer Without Violence.

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