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Cape Coral Police Investigating Explosion; One Hospitalized

 

(May 1, 2015)-  On May 1, 2015 at around 6:30 PM, the Cape Coral Police Department received a call of a possible explosion at 3956 Pomodora Circle, Isles of Porto Vista. 

Responding Police and and Cape Coral Fire Department units found a white male sitting outside on the ground with life threatening injuries, consistent with what might be sustained in an explosion.  The apartment had broken windows, doors blown off, and smoke was coming from the apartment. 

CCFD did a preliminary search and found no one else inside the apartment.

LCEMS arrived on scene and transported the victim to a local hospital as a Trauma Alert.

Lee County Bomb Squad, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, FBI, and FDLE all responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Residents in the area were evacuated as a precaution. Some residents affected will be able to return home in the next several hours. Those who will not be able to return home tonight are being assisted with temporary lodging through the Red Cross.

The investigation still ongoing at this time.  Investigators anticipate the investigation to extend well into tomorrow.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

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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 Receives Internet Threats

(May 1, 2015)-  Since last Thursday, the Cape Coral Police Department has been receiving threats from a group that is unhappy with a verdict in a court case.

Travis Robey, 21, took a plea to a felony charge of Resisting and Officer With Violence following his arrest on June 29, 2014 when he fought with officers outside of a Cape Coral pool hall.

Since then, the group has been posting threatening videos online and conducting a "doxing" attack against department personnel.  Doxing is a when someone searches for and publishes private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.

The group has also alleged that it obtained this information as a result of unlawfully intruding into City computer systems and the City website.

The Cape Coral Police Department has been working closely with City Information Technology professionals to ensure the security of City networks and systems.

"The Cape Coral Police Department is working with multiple State and Federal partners on the ongoing criminal investigation.  The Cape Coral Police Department takes threats against its personnel, whether explicit or implied, very seriously.  We are vigorously exploring all investigative avenues at every level."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

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PHOTO:  Cape Coral Police Department HQ at night.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  Cape Coral Police Department HQ at night.  (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

UPDATE: Man Who Fought Officers Outside Pool Hall Takes Plea

(April 22, 2015)-  A Cape Coral man who fought with officers outside of a pool hall has taken a plea deal.

Today in court, Travis Robey, 21, pled guilty to Resisting an Officer with Violence, a felony of the 3rd degree, and was sentenced to 24 months probation, paying court costs, and 100 hours of community service.

Robey was arrested on June 29, 2014 outside of BA Hustler's after officers responded to a call of a suspicious person yelling and hitting a car in the parking lot.  When Officers made contact with Robey at his truck, they saw cannabis in plain view and began a narcotics investigation.

Robey quickly became verbally and physically resistant towards officers and attempted to run away.  Officers gave chase into a nearby vacant field and attempted to take Robey into custody.  Robey continued to resist despite repeated verbal orders; even after both a Taser and pepper spray were attempted by Officers, with no effect.  When the resistance escalated and Robey began striking Officers with fists, he was subdued with a baton.

"We are appreciative of the efforts of the State Attorney's Office in this matter.  This matter could have been settled that evening with citations.  Instead, Mr. Robey made bad decisions and chose to do violence towards our Officers.  Too often, violence agains Police Officers is viewed as being 'just part of the job.'  This decision reaffirms what we know to be true- violence against Officers is not acceptable."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

Link to original news release.

 

PHOTO:  Travis Robey, 21, pled guilty to Resisting an Officer with Violence, a felony of the 3rd degree, and was sentenced to 24 months probation, paying court costs, and 100 hours of community service.  (Photo Courtesy of LCSO)

PHOTO:  Travis Robey, 21, pled guilty to Resisting an Officer with Violence, a felony of the 3rd degree, and was sentenced to 24 months probation, paying court costs, and 100 hours of community service.  (Photo Courtesy of LCSO)

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