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Cape Coral Police Looking to Identify the Second Suspect From Stolen Vehicle

Cape Coral Police Looking to Identify the Second Suspect From Stolen Vehicle

(January 25, 2019)-  On January 16, 2019, around 4:00 AM, a Cape Coral Police officer was conducting an area check in the vicinity of 714 Burnt Store Road North (Seven Eleven).

While at that location Officer I. Ross noticed a silver sports utility vehicle pull into the back parking lot of the Seven Eleven. The vehicle then pulled into an open car wash bay and shut its lights off and two white males get out of the car and walk over to the convenience store where they remained for a few minutes.

Officer Ross watched as the two same males went back to the silver vehicle and started to retrieve items from inside. Both males grabbed backpacks from the vehicle and started to walk south bound through the Seven Eleven parking lot away from the silver vehicle. Officer Ross approached the males in the marked Cape Coral Police patrol vehicle and they immediately started running through an open field.

Officer I. Ross was able to catch and detain one of the males who was arrested. The original news release can be found here. The other male, shown below in the black sweatshirt, continued continued running in a neighborhood. A perimeter was established and a search began for the second male who is still on the run. The surveillance video from the Seven Eleven captured the male that had gotten away.

Cape Coral Police Detective Daniel Costa has been assigned the case and is asking for the community’s help in identifying this suspect.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, please contact Detective Daniel Costa of the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-0648. You can also submit an anonymous tip. Go to www.capecops.com/tips or text a tip- text CCPD+"Your Message" to CRIMES (274637). Finally, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Please use this Case Report # 19-001034.


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

Need Help Identifying Felony Suspect

Need Help Identifying Felony Suspect

(January 24, 2019)-  The Cape Coral Police Department needs your help in identifying the male in the video.

On January 12, 2019, around 9:10 am Cape Coral Police responded to a call for service at 2215 NW 23rd Ter in reference to a vehicle burglary as well as separate motor vehicle theft from the same victim.

The victim advised that one of his vehicles had been entered where the spare keys for his other vehicle were taken from the center console. The victim’s surveillance video shows the burglary of his Ford F150 pickup truck at about 12:52 am followed by what appears to be a male in a white hoodie (with hood up) get into the front passenger seat of the Ford Explorer at 1:46 am. The vehicle then started up and backed out of their driveway.

On January 13, 2019, around 2:19 am, Cape Coral Police Police responded to a call for service at 301 SW Pine Island Road (Sam`s Club) in reference to a suspicious vehicle. The white Ford Explorer turned out to be the one stolen the day prior. It was parked and abandoned in the rear of the building near the trash compactor. The vehicle had fresh damage to the body and wheels. The victim was contacted and responded to retrieve his vehicle.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, please contact Detective Dan Iten of the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223. You can also submit an anonymous tip. Go to www.capecops.com/tips or text a tip- text CCPD+"Your Message" to CRIMES (274637). Finally, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Please use this Case Report # 19-000734.

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

Pair Try to Dump Stolen Car Near Police Officer in Marked Patrol Vehicle

Pair Try to Dump Stolen Car Near Police Officer in Marked Patrol Vehicle

(January 16, 2019)-  On January 16, 2019, around 4:00 AM, a Cape Coral Police officer was conducting an area check in the vicinity of 714 Burnt Store Road North (Seven Eleven).

While at that location Officer I. Ross noticed a silver sports utility vehicle pull into the back parking lot of the Seven Eleven. The vehicle then pulled into an open car wash bay and shut its lights off and two white males get out of the car and walk over to the convenience store where they remained for a few minutes.

Officer Ross watched as the two same males went back to the silver vehicle and started to retrieve items from inside. Both males grabbed backpacks from the vehicle and started to walk south bound through the Seven Eleven parking lot away from the silver vehicle. Officer Ross approached the males in the marked Cape Coral Police patrol vehicle and they immediately started running through an open field.

Officer I. Ross was able to catch and detain the male that had been the driver of the vehicle, Dylan Espinoza (W/M, DOB: 09/10/1996, of 278 East 575 Drive, Leesburg, IN). The other male continued continued running in a neighborhood. A perimeter was established and a search began for the second male who is still on the run.

A record check of the vehicle did not show it being stolen so an officer went to the registered owners house to make contact and determine if they were aware of who had the vehicle. The victim was not aware that his vehicle had been stolen and last saw it at midnight. The vehicle had been left unlocked and the keys were left inside. The vehicle and stolen property were returned to the victim.

Investigation is ongoing in identifying and locating the second suspect.

Espinoza was charged with Motor Vehicle Theft and Resisting Arrest Without Violence. He was transferred to Lee County Jail.

ARRESTED: Dylan Espinoza, W/M, DOB: 09/10/1996, 278 East 575 Drive, Leesburg, IN

CHARGES, Motor Vehicle Theft and Resisting Arrest Without Violence

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