Cape Coral Police Investigating Injury Crash that sent a Motorcyclist to the Hospital

Cape Coral Police Investigating Injury Crash that sent a Motorcyclist to the Hospital

(April 13th, 2016) A serious injury crash last night sent a motorcyclist to the hospital with life threating injuries.

At around 8:28 PM on April 12th, 2016, Cape Coral Police responded to a serious injury crash at the intersection of Chiquita Boulevard and Gleason Parkway, involving a vehicle and motorcycle.

According to witnesses the motorcycle was traveling north and had the green light.  The other vehicle did not see the motorcycle and turned from Chiquita Blvd S., to go east on Gleason, directly in the path of the motorcycle.  The motorcycle struck the vehicle head on. 

The motorcyclist suffered life threating injuries as a result of the crash and was trauma-alerted to a nearby hospital.  The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.

Cape Coral Police Major Crash Investigator, Forensics, and Victim Advocates responded to the scene.

Investigation revealed that the crash was alcohol/drug related.  Investigation is ongoing.

Preliminary synopsis of the Major Crash Investigator is below.

DATE: April 12, 2016

TIME: 8:28 pm

LOCATION: Intersection of Chiquita Boulevard and Gleason Parkway

CR: 16-005978

ASSIGNED THI: M/Cpl. A. Satterlee

VEHICLE 1: 2016 black Jeep SUV.

DRIVER 1: Claudia A. Szecsei, W/F, 5-11-85, 2636 SW 32 Street, Cape Coral, Florida 33914.

DRIVER 1 INJURIES: Szecsei suffered no injuries.

PASSENGER 1: Anna Szecsei-Sipos, W/F, 62, of Cape Coral, Florida.

PASSENGER 1 INJURIES: Szecsei-Sipos suffered no injuries.

VEHICLE 2: 2013 black/grey Harley Davidson motorcycle.

DRIVER 2: Jerry Leon Freeman, W/M, 72, of Cape Coral, Florida.

DRIVER 2 INJURIES: Freeman suffered life threatening head injuries.

SYNOPSIS:

Vehicle 1 was South on Chiquita Boulevard approaching the intersection of Gleason Parkway in the East turn lane.  Vehicle 2 was North on Chiquita Boulevard in the inside lane approaching Gleason Parkway.  According to several witnesses, both vehicles had a solid green light.  As Vehicle 1 entered into the intersection, the driver of Vehicle 1 did not see Vehicle 2.  Vehicle 1 turned into the path of Vehicle 2.  Vehicle 2 skidded and then struck the front of Vehicle 1 (head on).  The driver of Vehicle 2 was ejected from his motorcycle and came down on his head on the roadway.  Both vehicles came to a stop in the middle of the intersection.

During the traffic crash, the driver of Vehicle 2 suffered life threatening injuries and was ambulanced to a nearby hospital where he remains in critical condition after surgery in the ICU.  The driver of Vehicle 2 WAS wearing a helmet at the time of the traffic crash.  The driver and passenger of Vehicle 1 did not suffer injuries.

THI Satterlee, Forensics Specialist Potts, and V.A. Seymour responded.  This traffic crash IS alcohol related.  The next of kin HAS BEEN notified.  Case pending further investigation.

***There are 1 traffic fatalities and 9 MCI usages in our city in 2016. (There are 0 fatalities that are ruled "medical" and the cause of death is not related to injuries in the traffic crash. These 0 "medical" fatalities are not included in the number of traffic fatalities).***

Breakdown of the past 6 years fyi......

2016= 1 Traffic fatalities, 0 DUI related (9 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 0 medical ruled death)

2015= 13 Traffic fatalities, 9 DUI related (43 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 1 medical ruled death)

2014= 10 Traffic fatalities, 5 DUI related (40 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical ruled death)

2013= 19 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (43 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 3 medical ruled deaths)

2012= 10 Traffic fatalities, 6 DUI related (21 MCI usages)

2011= 11 Traffic fatalities, 4 DUI related (24 MCI usages) (this number DOES NOT INCLUDE 2 medical and 1 suicide ruled deaths)

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

UPDATE:  Robbery/Shooting Suspects Identified

UPDATE: Robbery/Shooting Suspects Identified

(April 12, 2016)-  Cape Coral Police Detectives  have released the identities of the two suspects who were arrested in connection with a robbery that happened overnight that sent one person to the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Detectives have charged 16 year-old Matthias James Poteet and 17 year-old Jerimyah Paul Raski with Robbery With a Firearm, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Grand Theft.  Both are currently at the Lee County Jail/Juvenile Assessment Center.

Detectives spent most of the day serving a search warrant at their residence and gathering evidence.

Link to original news release: Cape Coral Police Detectives Investigating Robbery and Shooting Overnight

ARRESTED: Matthias James Poteet, W/M, DOB: 12-31-1999, of 1021 NW 10th Ave., Cape Coral, FL. CHARGES:  Robbery With a Firearm, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Grand Theft

ARRESTED: Matthias James Poteet, W/M, DOB: 12-31-1999, of 1021 NW 10th Ave., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES:  Robbery With a Firearm, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Grand Theft

ARRESTED: Matthias James Poteet, W/M, DOB: 12-31-1999, of 1021 NW 10th Ave., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES:  Robbery With a Firearm, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Grand Theft

ARRESTED: Jerimyah Paul Raski, B/M, DOB: 05-06-1998, of 1021 NW 10th Ave., Cape Coral, FL.   CHARGES:  Robbery With a Firearm, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Grand Theft

ARRESTED: Jerimyah Paul Raski, B/M, DOB: 05-06-1998, of 1021 NW 10th Ave., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES:  Robbery With a Firearm, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Grand Theft

ARRESTED: Jerimyah Paul Raski, B/M, DOB: 05-06-1998, of 1021 NW 10th Ave., Cape Coral, FL.
CHARGES:  Robbery With a Firearm, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Grand Theft

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

Cape Coral Police Detectives Investigating Robbery and Shooting Overnight

Cape Coral Police Detectives Investigating Robbery and Shooting Overnight

(April 12, 2016)-  Two suspects are in custody following a robbery in a NW Cape Coral neighborhood.

This morning around 1:30 AM, Cape Coral Police responded to 1028 NW 9th Ave. in reference to a gunshot victim.  Once on scene, Officers discovered the victim, a juvenile, had been shot through the arm, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries, during a robbery that occurred less than a block away. 

The victim reported his cell phone, bicycle, and $100 in cash was taken from him, then he was shot once.  The suspects were known to the victim. 

Officers quickly established a perimeter on a residence nearby where one of the subjects lives.  Several occupants of the residence, not involved in robbery, came out of the house without incident.  LCSO Aviation was on scene and the Cape Coral Police Department SWAT Team Bearcat was utilized to approach the home where the suspects were ordered out of the home and taken into custody.

Forensics and Detectives from the Cape Coral Police Department Major Crimes Unit (MCU) responded.  MCU is currently interviewing and conducting a search warrant for the residence; 1021 NW 10th Ave.

Residents in the area can expect to see Police activity for the next few hours.

"This was not a random incident.  The suspects were known to the victim, and to Police as well.  Thanks to the outstanding work of Patrol and ISB Detectives, a quick apprehension was made."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

An additional news release will be forthcoming later today with suspect information and charges.

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