CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

Public Affairs Office

1100 Cultural Park Blvd

Cape Coral, FL 33990

239-574-0642

Date: July 14, 2011

Subject: Cape's Forensic Software Featured in "Government Technology Magazine"

The forensic computer software used to arrest a Cape Coral burglary suspect this past January is featured in July's issue of "Government Technology Magazine". Below is a link to the article in the online edition.

http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Shoe-Print-Databases-Catch-Up-to-CS I-Fiction.html

(Below is the original news release from January's arrest)

Cape Coral Police Detectives arrest Scott Joseph Krupp on charges of Burglary and Grand Theft with help from the department's new shoeprint ID computer software.

On January 27th, officers responded to a report of a commercial burglary at 1319 Miramar Street. At this burglary, the suspect smashed out a window at the back of the building to gain entry. Once inside, the suspect stole computers and other electronics. The suspect did leave one thing behind however, his shoeprints. CCPD Forensics Technicians took photos of the suspect's shoeprints and entered them into a database purchased recently.

On January 29th, Cape Coral Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Krupp near Viscaya Pkwy and SE 24th Avenue. A check of his driver's license revealed that it was suspended for over a year. As officers were attempting to arrest Krupp for the traffic charges (not knowing he was a suspect in any other crimes), Krupp ran from police and jumped into a canal. He was arrested moments later; however is shoes came off of his feet and sank to the bottom of the canal.

The following day, Detectives developed Krupp as a suspect in two separate home burglaries and the burglary to 1319 Miramar. Learning about his arrest the day previous and his missing shoes, detectives employed the Cape Coral Police Department's Dive Team to search for Krupp's shoes in the canal where he lost them. The dive team located Krupp's shoes at the bottom of the canal. The tread on the bottom of Krupp's shoes matched that of the prints left behind at the burglary scene days earlier. A search of Krupp's home revealed tools used to commit other home burglaries and property taken during the crimes.