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Surveillance Operation by CCPD Property Crimes Unit Results in Arrest

Surveillance Operation by CCPD Property Crimes Unit Results in Arrest

(August 16, 2019) - A carefully planned and executed surveillance operation by the Cape Coral Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit resulted in their witnessing the suspect committing his crimes and ending the recent issue plaguing northeast Cape Coral.

On August 15th, 2019 the CCPD Property Crimes Unit conducted an operation in the Gator Circle area of northeast Cape Coral, setting surveillance on several locations throughout the area that had been targeted for their well equipment. At approximately 4:15am, an officer at one of the locations observed a vehicle park in front of his target location and a man exit the vehicle. The man walked up along the side of the home where the well equipment was, returned to his car and drove the car into the side yard next to the equipment.

Officers converged on the location on foot, and while approaching could hear the sound of PVC pipes being cut at the side of the home. The officers made contact and took the man, Rogelio Miranda-Espinosa (W/M, DOB: 1-16-68) into custody. He was charged with burglary of a dwelling, grand theft, criminal mischief (damage to property over $200 but under $1,000), possession of burglary tools and driving on a suspended license (knowingly). Miranda-Espinosa was transported to the Lee County Jail.

ARRESTED:  Rogelio Miranda-Espinosa, W/M, DOB: 1-16-68, of 1037 Myakka Drive, North Fort Myers FL.  CHARGES:  Burglary of a Dwelling, Possession of Burglary Tools, Criminal Mischief Over $200/Under $1000, Grand Theft, Driving on Suspended License (Knowingly)

ARRESTED: Rogelio Miranda-Espinosa, W/M, DOB: 1-16-68, of 1037 Myakka Drive, North Fort Myers FL.
CHARGES: Burglary of a Dwelling, Possession of Burglary Tools, Criminal Mischief Over $200/Under $1000, Grand Theft, Driving on Suspended License (Knowingly)

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

Suspect Arrested in Home Depot Thefts

Suspect Arrested in Home Depot Thefts

On August 6, 2019 the Cape Coral Police Department requested help to identify a white male who was stealing weed eaters from the Home Depot. The Cape Coral Police received a lot of tips. The thief was positively identified as Jessie Daniel Williams. Williams has been arrested and charged with Grand Theft. We would like to thank everyone who helped bring this case to a successful closure.

Jessie Daniel Williams (W/M, DOB: 06/09/1989)  8376 Breeze DR, North Fort Myers  Grand Theft / 19-013178

Jessie Daniel Williams (W/M, DOB: 06/09/1989)

8376 Breeze DR, North Fort Myers

Grand Theft / 19-013178

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







Driver Sentenced For Thanksgiving Day 2017 Fatal Traffic Crash

Driver Sentenced For Thanksgiving Day 2017 Fatal Traffic Crash

(August 15, 2019) - The driver whose reckless actions caused a young woman’s death in 2017 will now serve over a decade in prison after his sentence was handed down yesterday.

On June 28th, 2019 Kenneth Graves, the at-fault driver in the 2017 Thanksgiving Day fatal traffic crash, was found guilty of Vehicular Homicide. On August 14th, 2019 Graves was sentenced to 12 years in prison to be followed by an additional 3 years of probation due to his reckless driving on November 23rd, 2017, which caused the fatal traffic crash that killed 32-year-old Kennya L. Gonzalez Ojeda.

The original 2017 press release is listed below.

(November 24, 2017) - Cape Coral Police Major Crash Investigators are investigating a crash yesterday that sent 2 people to the hospital and shut down Veterans Memorial Parkway for hours.

Yesterday afternoon, around 3:40 PM, Cape Coral Police responded to a crash in the eastbound lanes of Veterans Memorial Parkway at Country Club Boulevard.  Responding officers found that three vehicles were involved and that occupants of two of the vehicles sustained very serious injuries.  As a result, the Major Crash Investigator responded and took over the investigation.

The preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below:

DATE: November 23, 2017
TIME: 3:40 PM
LOCATION: 900-block CR 884 (Veterans Parkway East)
CR#: 17-021141
ASSIGNED MCI: Officer C. Mills

VEHICLE 1: 2001 white Ford Mustang 2-door car.
DRIVER 1: Kenneth A. Graves, 36, B/M, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 1 INJURIES:   Graves suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries in the crash.

VEHICLE 2: 2006 blue Toyota Prius 4-door car.
DRIVER 2: Kennya L. Gonzalez Ojeda, 32, W/F, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 2 INJURIES:   Gonzalez Ojeda suffered life threatening injuries in the crash. Gonzalez Ojeda passed away on November 25, 2017 due to injuries she sustained in the crash.

VEHICLE 3: 2012 black Chevrolet Equinox SUV, Florida tag# EYUF92.
DRIVER 3: Crystal M. Binkley, 34, W/F, of Cape Coral, Florida.
DRIVER 3 INJURIES:   Binkley was not injured in the crash.
PASSENGER 1: Susan K. Seachrest, 55, W/F, of Cape Coral, Florida.
PASSENGER 1 INJURIES: Seachrest was not injured in the crash.

SYNOPSIS:  Vehicle 1 was traveling westbound on CR 884 (Veterans Parkway East) approaching the intersection of Country Club Boulevard. Vehicle 2 was traveling eastbound in the inside lane of CR 884 (Veterans Parkway East) just east of Country Club Boulevard. Vehicle 3 was traveling eastbound in the outside lane of CR 884 (Veterans Parkway East) just behind Vehicle 2. Vehicle 1 lost traction and began rotating across the westbound travel lanes and left turn lanes of CR 884 (Veterans Parkway East). Vehicle 1 then crossed over the raised median, went airborne, and struck Vehicle 2. Vehicle 1 then continued rotating across the eastbound lanes of CR 884 (Veterans Parkway East) where Vehicle 1 struck Vehicle 3. Vehicle 1 came to final rest on the outside shoulder of eastbound CR 884 (Veterans Parkway East). Vehicle 2 came to final rest in the inside lane of CR 884 (Veterans Parkway East). Vehicle 3 came to final rest on the outside shoulder of eastbound CR 884 (Veterans Parkway East).

The driver of Vehicle 1 suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. 

The driver of Vehicle 2 suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

Due to injuries, MCI Officers A. Satterlee and C. Mills responded.  DRE Officer H. Esterle and Victim Advocate also responded.

Kenneth A. Graves,  36, B/M, of Cape Coral, Florida . Charged with Vehicular Homicide

Kenneth A. Graves, 36, B/M, of Cape Coral, Florida. Charged with Vehicular Homicide

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