Daily Traffic Enforcement Update

Daily Traffic Enforcement Update

(January 16, 2018) - The Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit is providing this notice as part of our continuing efforts to increase traffic safety awareness and education, and to emphasize the importance of obeying traffic laws to reduce traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths on our roads here in Cape Coral.

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the Traffic Unit will conduct enforcement operations on at least one of the following three Cape Coral roadways:

  • Hancock Bridge Parkway
  • Santa Barbara Boulevard
  • Pelican Boulevard

Locations are selected based upon traffic crash data and citizen complaints. The Cape Coral Police Department is committed to promoting traffic safety through education and enforcement. 

Visible enforcement, focusing on moving violations such as speeding, red-light and stop sign violations, and aggressive driving, or criminal violations such as DUI and reckless driving, increases awareness,  encourages motorists to obey traffic laws, and reduces crashes. 

The Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit and Officers assigned to the Patrol Bureau enforce traffic laws every day through the issuance of Uniform Traffic Citations (tickets) and through the use of warnings (written or verbal). The Cape Coral Police Department Traffic Unit encourages you to drive courteously and reminds you to obey the rules of the road.

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

Hit and Run Driver Who Hit Boy on Scooter Arrested

Hit and Run Driver Who Hit Boy on Scooter Arrested

(January 16, 2018)-  Cape Coral Police has made an arrest in yesterday's hit-and-run crash that sent a young boy to the hospital.

Yesterday afternoon, officers responded to the 1100 block NE 9 Street for a hit and run crash where a black Kia Soul hit an 8-year-old boy riding a scooter.  The Kia stopped, the driver got out and then fled the scene in the vehicle while a witnesses chased the Kia. After about 5 minutes of chasing, the witness lost the suspect vehicle.

The 8-year-old victim suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was trauma-alerted (as a precaution) to a local hospital. The boy suffered multiple injuries.

The investigation revealed that the 8-year-old boy and his 9-year-old sister were riding their separate scooters back and forth across the street between two driveways. The sister made it across when the victim rode directly into the front of the Kia SUV.

The investigator was able to get several interviews and collect physical evidence at the scene, including civilian dash-camera footage that captured the car fleeing the scene and driving recklessly.

Officers located the suspect vehicle dumped behind a nearby business.  It was seized and processed for evidence.  The investigator was able to direct patrol and traffic officers toward a home address and found the suspect, identified as Laura Wood, 30, of Cape Coral, making it back to her home.

The investigator placed Wood under arrest for hit and run causing serious bodily injury, two counts hit and run with property damage, driving while license suspended with knowledge, and reckless driving.  She was transported to Lee County Jail.

 

ARRESTED: Laura A. Wood, W/F, DOB 06-09-1987, of 

915 NE 10th Ln, Cape Coral, FL.

CHARGES: Hit & Run Crash w/ Serious Bodily Injury, Hit & Run Crash w/ Property Damage (x2), Knowingly DWLSR, Reckless Driving
CR#: 18-000963

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

Woman Arrested for Retail Grand Theft

Woman Arrested for Retail Grand Theft

(January 15, 2018) - A woman was arrested at a local retailer after being caught by the store's loss prevention with a felony amount of stolen goods.

On January 13, 2018 at approximately 5 p.m. Cape Coral officers responded to Kohl's Department Store located at 513 SW Pine Island Road. Loss prevention employees had stopped Liudeibys Jimenez Silva (DOB: 2-14-94) after she left the store with a large amount of stolen goods. They advised they had observed Jimenez Silva selecting several pieces of jewelry, clothing, and sandals which she then brought into both the fitting room and restroom, shedding tags from the items in both locations before concealing them in her purse. She then passed all points of sale and left the store before being stopped by the loss prevention employees. Officers arrived and placed Jimenez Silva under arrest for grand theft due to the theft amount being over $300 ($808.21). Jimenez Silva was transported to the Lee County Jail.

ARRESTED: Liudeibys Enma JimenezSilva, W/F, DOB: 2-14-94, of 4393 Little Hickory Road, Bonita Springs FL.

CHARGES: Grand Theft (Retail)

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