At around noon, Cape Coral Police received a call that a subject matching the description of Felipe Torrealba was see On a LeeTran bus in SW Cape Coral. The caller further advised that the subject got off of the bus in the area of Beach Parkway W. and Chiquita Boulevard S.
Cape Coral Police units responded to the area in an attempt to locate this subject and began the ground search. Additional units to include LCSO Aviation, US Marshals Task Force, and K9 units were brought in to assist. As the area search was underway, Cape Coral Police Detectives were dispatched to LeeTran to determine if the bus had video and to view the video to attempt to make an identification. To better coordinate the search efforts and provide a rally-point in the field, CCPD dispatched its Mobile Command Unit to the area of SW 16 Pl/Beach Parkway W.
As a precaution, the Lee County School District and LCSO opted to utilize the Code Red/Code Yellow system and place schools in the area on lockdown.
As units conducted a systematic search of the area, detectives were able to view the video from the bus and make a determination that the subject on the video was not Felipe Torrealba. Search efforts in that area were discontinued at that time, around 2:50 PM.
"The Cape Coral Police Department and its Law Enforcement partners at the County and Federal level are making every effort to locate and apprehend Torrealba. We will continue to utilize all aspects of law enforcement- patrol, detectives, K9, aviation, etc. in concert to cast a broad net in hopes of a quick and safe apprehension. We will continue to partner with media outlets to make sure that information is flowing, and utilize our social media program to make sure that as many people as possible know his face."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston
If you have any information on the whereabouts of the suspect, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223. You can also submit an anonymous tip. Go to www.capecops.com/web-tips or text a tip- text CCPD+"Your Message" to CRIMES (274637). Finally, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.