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FRAUD ALERT- Phone Scammers Posing as Cape Coral Police Detective!

PHOTO:  Cape Coral Police Department shield.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  Cape Coral Police Department shield.  (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

 

FRAUD ALERT- Phone Scammers Posing as Cape Coral Police Detective!

 

(July 28, 2014)-  Cape Coral Police are warning citizens of a telephone scam where scammers are posing as Cape Coral Police Detectives.

Today, the Cape Coral Police Department has received 4 calls from New York, Pennsylvania, Utah and Texas about a fraud using the name of a Cape Coral Police Detective.  In three of the incidents, males have received a text claiming to be from a Cape Coral Police Detective.  The text says that they are being investigated for soliciting a 17 year-old minor and attempted sexual battery, and to contact the sender.  When the victim calls, they speak to a male subject claiming to be a Cape Coral Police Detective.  The impostor tells the victim that to avoid prosecution they will need to register for a program that will cost around $800.  One potential victim said the suspect called him directly and attempted this scam, rather than texting.

The Cape Coral Police Department is aware of this and is currently investigating.  This is a scam!  No member of the Cape Coral Police Department will ever call to solicit monies in lieu of prosecution.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect or have received one of these text messages or phone calls, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223.

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Parking Lot Fight Ends with Gunfire, Arrest

PHOTO:  ARRESTED:  Gregory Page, W/M, DOB: 10-22-1988, of 13601 Parchcrest Boulevard, Fort Myers.  CHARGES:  Aggravated Assault (2 counts), Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in Public, Improper Exhibition of a Firearm, and Resisting Without Violence.  (Photo Courtesy of LCSO)

PHOTO:  ARRESTED:  Gregory Page, W/M, DOB: 10-22-1988, of 13601 Parchcrest Boulevard, Fort Myers.  CHARGES:  Aggravated Assault (2 counts), Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in Public, Improper Exhibition of a Firearm, and Resisting Without Violence.  (Photo Courtesy of LCSO)

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

 

Parking Lot Fight Ends with Gunfire, Arrest

 

(July 25, 2014)-  Last night, around 11:30 PM, Cape Coral Police responded to a disturbance at Diamond Billiards, located at 1242 SW Pine Island Rd.  While en route, The call was upgraded to include a report of shots fired.

As officers responded, they learned from numerous eyewitnesses that a tall skinny white male wearing a purple shirt, jeans, and a purple hat started a verbal altercation that began inside the business and continued out into the parking lot.  Witnesses stated that the male reportedly pulled a pistol, pointing it at two patrons.  He then fired a shot at the ground and into the air from a black semiautomatic handgun, stating, "I have a gun.  I'll kill you."  The victims were in fear for their lives and fled upon seeing the gun.  Responding officers were told by witnesses that the suspect fled on foot, across Pine Island Rd.

During a search of the area, Officers located the suspect, identified as Gregory Page, W/M, DOB: 10-22-1988, of 13601 Parchcrest Boulevard, Fort Myers, in the front yard of 323 SW 11th Place.  Officers conducted "show-ups," bringing witnesses to the location where Page was detained for the purposes of identification.  Multiple witnesses independently identified Page as the subject who made threats and fired the gun.

Page initially told Officers he never had a gun, but his "friend" "Mike" did and offered it to him.  Page later admitted to having carried a pistol and disposing of it in the water retention/swale area of the Downtowner Carwash at 1203 SW Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, Lee County, FL as he ran past it, heading into the neighborhood where he was subsequently located.

Cape Coral Police Department Detectives and Forensics responded and collected evidence.

Page was arrested, charged with Aggravated Assault (2 counts), Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in Public, Improper Exhibition of a Firearm, and Resisting Without Violence.  He was later transported to Lee County Jail.

ARRESTED:  Gregory Page, W/M, DOB: 10-22-1988, of 13601 Parchcrest Boulevard, Fort Myers.
CHARGES:  Aggravated Assault (2 counts), Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in Public, Improper Exhibition of a Firearm, and Resisting Without Violence.

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Cape Coral Police Warn of Purse-Snatcher; Looking for Suspect

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

 

Cape Coral Police Warn of Purse-Snatcher; Looking for Suspect

(July 24, 2014)-  On Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at approximately 9:45 a.m., officers with the Cape Coral Police Department responded to Publix, 1631 Del Prado Boulevard South, in reference to an attempted purse snatching.

According to the elderly victim, she just finished placing her groceries in the back seat of her vehicle when she was approached by a younger, white female.  The female told her she was thirsty and asked if she could have a $1.  The victim offered to walk back into the Publix with her so that she could buy her a drink from the vending machine.  The two walked back inside Publix and approached the vending machine.  The victim had her purse on her shoulder but she was also holding it in front of her.  The victim looked through her purse and wallet for money.  While looking, the female suspect grabbed the victim’s purse and attempted to pull it from her grasp.  Because the elderly victim maintained a hold on her purse, the two fell to the ground.  In the struggle, the victim bit the suspect.  The female suspect then stood back up and fled to the parking lot.  The elderly victim ran to the parking lot and was yelling that she had been robbed.  A witness in the parking lot took out his cell phone and took a picture of the truck the female got into.  

According to a picture taken by a witness in the parking lot, the vehicle appears to be a Black 4-Door Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The Florida license plate is unknown at this time.  The female got into the passenger side of the vehicle.  The driver of the vehicle appeared to be a white male.

The victim described the female suspect as white, in her early 20’s, thin build, with long dark hair, wearing a shirt, shorts and sneakers.  In addition, the video shows that the female has a tattoo on her upper right arm, she has her hair in a ponytail and she is wearing a dark colored tank top, shorts and white sneakers.

The elderly victim sustained minor injuries.

Please take a look at the photo and video 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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