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Who Knew Crime Could Be So Tiring? Cape Coral Police Arrest Man With Cannabis and MDMA After He Falls Asleep in the Wrong Driveway

(November 28, 2014)- On November 27, 2014 at around 6:00 AM, Cape Coral Police responded to 222 SE 44th Terrace on an unknown problem call.  The homeowner called Cape Coral Police when he found an unknown vehicle in his driveway, running, with a subject passed out in the driver's seat.

Responding officers made contact with the driver (Vega) and were able to awaken him.  When officer had him step out of the car, they could smell an overwhelming odor of raw cannabis coming from the vehicle.  Officers then began their narcotics investigation.

The investigation revealed that Vega was traveling to a "half-way meeting spot" to meet with another individual.  Apparently, this was the wrong house.  Inside the vehicle, Officers located marijuana and MDMA packaged for sale.  Officers located over 30 capsules of MDMA for a total of 7.8 grams (AKA "Molly") and 35.8 grams of marijuana, along with empty baggies for packaging drugs.

Vega was place under arrest and transported to the Lee County Jail.

ARRESTED:  Joshua Hector Vega, W/M, DOB: 09-03-1986, of 6061 Perthsire Ln Fort Myers FL 33908. CHARGES:  Possession of Marijuana w/ Intent, Possession of MDMA (Mollys) w/ intent, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

ARRESTED:  Joshua Hector Vega, W/M, DOB: 09-03-1986, of 6061 Perthsire Ln Fort Myers FL 33908.
CHARGES:  Possession of Marijuana w/ Intent, Possession of MDMA (Mollys) w/ intent, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

ARRESTED:  Joshua Hector Vega, W/M, DOB: 09-03-1986, of 6061 Perthsire Ln Fort Myers FL 33908.
CHARGES:  Possession of Marijuana w/Intent, Possession of MDMA (Mollys) w/Intent, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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

Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of Burglary; Suspects Arrested

(November 27, 2014)-  Cape Coral Police arrested 3 suspects on charges of Burglary, Grand Theft, and Grand Theft of  Firearm after a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle turned out to be much more.

On November 24, 2014 shortly after 11:00 AM, Cape Coral Police Department responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle in the area of the 3900 block of East Gator Circle.  The caller, an off-duty Cape Coral Police officer, saw a vehicle matching a suspect vehicle from a burglary report he had taken in NE Cape Coral.  He provided a detailed description, tag number, and direction of travel.

Responding officers located the vehicle in the area of De Navarra Parkway and Gator Circle.  The vehicle had numerous equipment violations and the tag (same as provided by the of-duty officer) did not come back to the vehicle.  Officers conducted a traffic stop on the car, driven by a female (Russell) with two male passengers (Reynolds and Dunleavy).

Investigation revealed that the license plate displayed was canceled and the vehicle did not have valid registration or proof of insurance.  Due to the vehicle's unregistered status, no proof of insurance, and not being able to verify the ownership of the vehicle, Officers impounded the car.  While conducting an inventory of the vehicle prior to tow, Officers located an unholstered revolver along with 5 rounds of .32 Caliber Long rounds tucked underneath the back seat, within arm's reach of the back seat passenger, Dunleavy.  There was also a clear plastic bag of jewelry located in the back seat of the vehicle, next to where Dunleavy was seated.

Officers learned that Russell drove Reynolds and Dunleavy to her parent's home in the area to commit a burglary.  When they arrived at theme, Reynolds remained in the car while Russell and Dunleavy forced entry into the home by prying up the glass sliding doors at the rear of the home.  Once inside the home, they took a firearm, ammunition, and miscellaneous jewelry.  They wanted to steal items they could sell to support their drug habit.  The victims positively identified items stolen from their home and indicated they wished to press charges.

During the vehicle inventory the following items were located and returned to Russell which were taken in the Burglary:

  • Brown leather holster.
  • 5 rounds of .32 Caliber long ammunition.
  • Miscellaneous jewelry worth $200.
  • $31 wrapped coin and approximately $15 in loose change. 

Officers seized the following items as evidence:

  • Black Smith and Wesson .32 revolver with brown handle.  
  • Green handle tool used by Dunleavy to pry the slider.
  • Red PVC Cutters.
  •  Phillips Screwdriver located in the center console.  
  • One metal tire repair tool, black handle.  
  • 2 Suncoast Schools Checks Stolen from 1204 NE 4th PL.  (CCPD CR# 14-018745 in a Residential Burglary.)
  • Punched silver deadbolt lock located in the center console of the vehicle.

Cape Coral Police DepartmentInvestigative Services Bureau Detectives and Forensics personnel responded to the scene to assist.  All three suspects were placed under arrest at the scene and later transported to Lee County Jail.  Additional charges are pending.

ARRESTED:  Robert James Reynolds, W/M, DOB: 04-03-1981, of 857 NE 7th Pl., Cape Coral , FL. CHARGES:  Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling

ARRESTED:  Robert James Reynolds, W/M, DOB: 04-03-1981, of 857 NE 7th Pl., Cape Coral , FL.
CHARGES:  Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling

ARRESTED:  Robert James Reynolds, W/M, DOB: 04-03-1981, of 857 NE 7th Pl., Cape Coral , FL.
CHARGES:  Burglary of an Unoccupied Dwelling.

ARRESTED:  Kacey Alan Dunleavy, W/M, DOB: 02-22-1989, of 857 NE 7th Pl., Cape Coral , FL. CHARGES:  Armed Burglary, Grand Theft, Grand Theft of a Firearm.

ARRESTED:  Kacey Alan Dunleavy, W/M, DOB: 02-22-1989, of 857 NE 7th Pl., Cape Coral , FL.
CHARGES:  Armed Burglary, Grand Theft, Grand Theft of a Firearm.

ARRESTED:  Kacey Alan Dunleavy, W/M, DOB: 02-22-1989, of 857 NE 7th Pl., Cape Coral , FL.
CHARGES:  Armed Burglary, Grand Theft, Grand Theft of a Firearm.

ARRESTED:  Lauren Anne Russell, W/F, DOB: 09-22-1987, of 857 NE 7th Pl., Cape Coral, FL. CHARGES:  Armed Burglary, Grand Theft, Grand Theft of a Firearm.

ARRESTED:  Lauren Anne Russell, W/F, DOB: 09-22-1987, of 857 NE 7th Pl., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES:  Armed Burglary, Grand Theft, Grand Theft of a Firearm.

ARRESTED:  Lauren Anne Russell, W/F, DOB: 09-22-1987, of 857 NE 7th Pl., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES:  Armed Burglary, Grand Theft, Grand Theft of a Firearm.

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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 Investigating Vessel Theft

(November 26, 2014)-  Cape Coral Police are asking for the public's assistance in a vessel theft.

The boat pictured below is a 2009 Grady White 330 Express (FL# 5262NV) that was stolen from a boat lift at 449 Bayshore Dr, Cape Coral.  The side lettering has been re-done in a larger type and spelled “SOPHIA MARIE” Cape Coral, FL on the transom.  The boat is outfitted with twin 2009 Yamaha 350 4-stroke engines.

The theft occurred between Sunday 11/16/14 at 6:00 PM and Monday 11/17/14 9:00 AM.

The owner has all keys and the cabin was closed and locked.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect or the location of the boat pictured below, 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:  The boat pictured is a Grady White 330 Express (FL# 5262NV) that was stolen from a boat lift at 449 Bayshore Dr, Cape Coral.  (Photo Courtesy of Cape Coral Police Department)

PHOTO:  The boat pictured is a Grady White 330 Express (FL# 5262NV) that was stolen from a boat lift at 449 Bayshore Dr, Cape Coral.  (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