Late Evening Traffic Crash Results in Fatality

Late Evening Traffic Crash Results in Fatality

(January 17, 2019) - A late evening traffic crash snarled traffic on Chiquita Boulevard, and sadly resulted in the first Cape Coral traffic fatality of 2019.

Cape Coral Police patrol officers responded to a two-vehicle traffic crash at the 3300 block of Chiquita Boulevard South. Due to the severity of the crash the roadway was shut down and a Ping4alert was issued warning drivers in the area. CCPD Major Crash Investigators, Forensics, and a Victim’s Advocate were all summoned to the scene. Below is the report from the Major Crash Investigator:

DATE: January 16, 2019
TIME: 10:06pm
LOCATION: 3300-block Chiquita Boulevard South
CR#: 19-001096
ASSIGNED MCI: Ofc. C. Mills

VEHICLE 1: 2001 blue Toyota Corolla 4-door, FL tag.
DRIVER 1: Charles Yves, B/M, DOB: 3-19-49, of Cape Coral FL.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Yves suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

VEHICLE 2: 2019 black Subaru Ascent SUV, FL tag.
DRIVER 2: Michael Grisanti, W/M, DOB: 4-13-82, of Fort Myers FL.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES: Grisanti was not injured in the crash.

SYNOPSIS:

Vehicle 1 was traveling northbound in the inside lane of Chiquita Boulevard South in the 3400 block. Vehicle 1 left the roadway to the left, traveling into the grassy median. Vehicle 1 then struck multiple construction signs and a posted directional sign across several sections of median. Vehicle 1 then entered the southbound inside travel lane, still traveling northbound. Vehicle 2 was traveling southbound in the center travel lane of Chiquita Boulevard South in the 3300 block. The front of Vehicle 1 then struck the front of Vehicle 2, causing both vehicles to rotate. Vehicle 1 came to rest facing west, partially in the outside southbound right turn lane and partially on the sidewalk. Vehicle 2 came to rest facing northwest in the inside southbound travel lane.

The driver of Vehicle 1 suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The driver of Vehicle 2 was not injured.

MCI C. Mills and MCI D. Gray responded to the scene. DRE Sgt. Carson, Forensics, and a Victim’s Advocate also responded.

Alcohol/drugs ARE NOT a factor in this traffic crash. Next-of-kin HAVE BEEN notified.

***There is 1 traffic fatality and 4 MCI usages in Cape Coral in 2019. (There are 0 fatalities ruled “medical” and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash.)***
2019: 1 traffic fatality, 0 DUI related; 4 MCI usages
2018: 8 traffic fatalities, 3 DUI related; 30 MCI usages
2017: 17 traffic fatalities, 8 DUI related; 46 MCI usages
2016: 11 traffic fatalities, 4 DUI related; 35 MCI usages
2015: 13 traffic fatalities, 9 DUI related; 43 MCI usages
2014: 10 traffic fatalities, 5 DUI related; 40 MCI usages
2013: 19 traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related; 43 MCI usages
2012: 10 traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related, 21 MCI usages


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

Pair Try to Dump Stolen Car Near Police Officer in Marked Patrol Vehicle

Pair Try to Dump Stolen Car Near Police Officer in Marked Patrol Vehicle

(January 16, 2019)-  On January 16, 2019, around 4:00 AM, a Cape Coral Police officer was conducting an area check in the vicinity of 714 Burnt Store Road North (Seven Eleven).

While at that location Officer I. Ross noticed a silver sports utility vehicle pull into the back parking lot of the Seven Eleven. The vehicle then pulled into an open car wash bay and shut its lights off and two white males get out of the car and walk over to the convenience store where they remained for a few minutes.

Officer Ross watched as the two same males went back to the silver vehicle and started to retrieve items from inside. Both males grabbed backpacks from the vehicle and started to walk south bound through the Seven Eleven parking lot away from the silver vehicle. Officer Ross approached the males in the marked Cape Coral Police patrol vehicle and they immediately started running through an open field.

Officer I. Ross was able to catch and detain the male that had been the driver of the vehicle, Dylan Espinoza (W/M, DOB: 09/10/1996, of 278 East 575 Drive, Leesburg, IN). The other male continued continued running in a neighborhood. A perimeter was established and a search began for the second male who is still on the run.

A record check of the vehicle did not show it being stolen so an officer went to the registered owners house to make contact and determine if they were aware of who had the vehicle. The victim was not aware that his vehicle had been stolen and last saw it at midnight. The vehicle had been left unlocked and the keys were left inside. The vehicle and stolen property were returned to the victim.

Investigation is ongoing in identifying and locating the second suspect.

Espinoza was charged with Motor Vehicle Theft and Resisting Arrest Without Violence. He was transferred to Lee County Jail.

ARRESTED: Dylan Espinoza, W/M, DOB: 09/10/1996, 278 East 575 Drive, Leesburg, IN

CHARGES, Motor Vehicle Theft and Resisting Arrest Without Violence

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

Armed Vehicle Burglary and Theft of Vehicle Gets Three Arrested

Armed Vehicle Burglary and Theft of Vehicle Gets Three Arrested

(January 15, 2019)-  On December 10, 2018, around 3:12 AM, the Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service at the 1900 block of SE 15th Street in reference to a motor vehicle theft and vehicle burglary.

One of the victim’s reported that he overheard his Ford F-350 pickup truck start up and drive away. He was able to track his pickup truck via GPS and reported the incident to Cape Coral Police Department Communications. Inside the Ford was a Glock .380 handgun that was also stolen.

Several Cape Coral Police officers responded to the area and located the pickup truck traveling northbound on NE 16th Street. Prior to being able to conduct a traffic stop, the suspects abandoned the vehicle at about the 1600 block of SE 13th Street. The pick-up truck was found unoccupied with both front doors open.  Cape Coral Police officers and the K-9 unit attempted to locate the vehicle occupants but were unsuccessful.  Cape Coral Police Department Property Crimes Unit Detective D. Costa and a Forensic Technician responded to assist with the investigation.

While searching the area, patrol officers located a 4-door Honda driving without its headlights on and stopped the vehicle. The driver was identified as Nelson Allen Negron (B/M, DOB: 11/01/2001). The investigation revealed that Negron and two others decided to drive to various neighborhoods in the Honda to car hop. The Honda was parked and they walked down streets checking for unlocked vehicles to break into.

The Ford F-350 that was stolen was unlocked and had the keys inside of it. Two of the suspects took the Ford while Negron ran back to the Honda. Another vehicle burglary was found at 1840 SE 23rd Ter where cash was taken. 

The Cape Coral Police Department Property Crimes Unit detectives conducted a thorough follow-up investigation and determined that the other two suspects were Shawn A. Green (B/M, DOB: 01/30/2004) and Marcus Trey Selby (W/M, DOB: 12/30/2000).

The property to include the Glock .380 handgun were located and returned to the victim's.

Negron was arrested on December 10, 2018, and charged with Burglary of a Vehicle and Petit Theft. 

Green was arrested on December 16, 2018, and charged with Armed Burglary of a Vehicle, Grand Theft of a Firearm, and Grand Theft of a Vehicle.

Selby was arrested on January 14, 2019, and charged with Armed Burglary of a Vehicle, Grand Theft of a Firearm, Burglary of a Vehicle, and Petit Theft.

Negron and Green were transferred to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

Selby was later transferred to Lee County Jail.

ARRESTED: Nelson Allen Negron, B/M, DOB: 11/01/2001, 403 NE 22nd Terrace

CHARGES: Burglary of a Vehicle and Petit Theft

ARRESTED: Shawn A. Green, B/M, DOB: 01/30/2004, 3422 NE 19th Place

CHARGES: Armed Burglary of a Vehicle, Grand Theft of a Firearm, and Grand Theft of a Vehicle

ARRESTED: Marcus Trey Selby, W/M, DOB: 12/30/2000,

2200 NW 8th Terrace

CHARGES: Armed Burglary of a Vehicle, Grand Theft of a Firearm, Burglary of a Vehicle, and Petit Theft

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