(March 12, 2018) - The Cape Coral Police Department conducted a traffic saturation operation last week from March 5th until the 9th.

The traffic saturation focused on main thoroughfares throughout the Cape Coral city limits. Visible enforcement focused on moving violations such as speeding, red-light/stop sign violations, aggressive driving, or criminal violations such as DUI and reckless driving with the goal of increasing awareness, encouraging motorists to obey traffic laws, and reducing traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths on our roads here in Cape Coral. Here are the final results of this traffic operation:

  • TOTAL TRAFFIC STOPS - 380
  • ARRESTS - 2 (SEE BELOW)
  • WARNINGS - 198
  • SPEED CITATIONS - 55
  • SEATBELT CITATIONS - 11
  • MOVING VIOLATION CITATIONS - 96
  • NON-MOVING VIOLATION CITATIONS - 45
  • OPEN CONTAINER (DRIVER) - 0
  • OPEN CONTAINER (PASSENGER) - 0
  • .02 VIOLATIONS - 0
  • CRIMINAL CITATIONS - 4
  • CITATIONS TOTAL - 214

 Below are the arrests stemming from the operation:

ARRESTED: Joseph Samuel Gallegos, W/M, DOB: 12-3-84, of 30 NE 24th Terrace,Cape Coral FL.

CHARGES: Possession of Cannabis Oil

Gallegos was obstructing traffic with his vehicle at the intersection of Pine Island Road and Santa Barbara Boulevard nearly resulting in a traffic crash when an officer observed the violation. During the traffic stop, a CCPD K9 officer along with his K9 had a positive alert on an open air sniff which resulted in the discovery of 13.4 grams of cannabis oil. Gallegos was transported to the Lee County Jail.

 

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Cole Faulkner David, W/M, DOB: 3-14-95, of 406 SE 8th Street, Cape Coral FL.
CHARGES: Possession of Marijuana Under 20 Grams

David was speeding at the 3000 block of Del Prado Boulevard South when an officer observed the violation resulting in the traffic stop. During the traffic stop, a K9 officer along with his K9 had a positive alert on an open air sniff which resulted in the discovery of .3 grams of marijuana and a marijuana pipe. David was released from the scene with a Notice to Appear (NTA). 

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