(December 22, 2015)- Citizens on social media helped Cape Coral Police apprehend a group of car thieves and burglars over the weekend.

The victim reported to the Cape Coral Police Department that his Ford F250 pick-up stolen last Thursday.  The victim then proceeded to put the information on Facebook, in hopes of getting the word out about their truck and to assist the Cape Coral Police Department in recovering it. A Facebook acquaintance spotted the truck Saturday morning at a 7-11 and proceeded to take pictures of the four black male occupants while he contacted CCPD. He also sent the pictures to the victim. 

Prior to Officers arriving in the area, the vehicle left the area and could not be located. The victim also proceeded to look for his vehicle. Two hours later he spotted two of the black males that were in his vehicle earlier, walking out of South Industrial Park, and he notified the Cape Coral Police Department. When Officers arrived, they detained McLaughlin and Collins who were standing near a Toyota Solara that had also been reported stolen. 

While this was transpiring, a citizen called in a suspicious pick-up in the 1600 block of Del Prado Blvd., which turned out to be the stolen Ford F250. Officer I. Romero and K-9 Officer R. Reese conducted a high-risk stop on the vehicle. All occupants exited the pick-up at the same time. Davis did not listen to commands and began to look at his surroundings as if he planned to run; thus he was apprehended by K-9 Arca. Douse and Chisholm began to comply when Arca turned her attention to them.

Cape Coral Police Detectives and Forensics responded. The investigation revealed that Douse stole both vehicles and that Davis and Chisholm were aware that the pick-up truck was stolen. McLaughlin and Collins, who were in the pick-up earlier, exited it when they found out it was stolen but proceeded to the location where the stolen Toyota was. Both entered it to check it out, but had no means in which to take the vehicle.

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ARRESTED
: Jaheim R. Douse (B/M 09-12-01), of 1051 SE 11th Street, Cape Coral.
CHARGES: Motor Vehicle Theft / 15-020054

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ARRESTED
: Goivonnis K. Davis (B/M 02-20-02), of 1209 SW 11th Street, Cape Coral.
CHARGES: Motor Vehicle Theft & Resisting / 15-020054

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ARRESTED
: Asheem R. Chisholm (B/M 03-29-01), of 1208 SW 15th Place, Cape Coral.
CHARGES: Motor Vehicle Theft / 15-020054

ARRESTED: Gleason S. McLaughlin (B/M 10-14-91), of 322 SE 17th Avenue, Cape Coral. CHARGES: Vehicle Burglary & Warrant / 15-020154

ARRESTED: Gleason S. McLaughlin (B/M 10-14-91), of 322 SE 17th Avenue, Cape Coral.
CHARGES: Vehicle Burglary & Warrant / 15-020154

ARRESTED: Gleason S. McLaughlin (B/M 10-14-91), of 322 SE 17th Avenue, Cape Coral.
CHARGES: Vehicle Burglary & Warrant / 15-020154

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ARRESTED
: Jason J. Collins (B/M 02-22-94), of 19459 Mayor Avenue, Pt. Charlotte.
CHARGES: Vehicle Burglary / 15-020154

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