LEE COUNTY, Fla. — The Cape Coral Police Department is cracking down on ATV’s.
On Saturday, June 12, officers will be busting riders who are not following the rules.
Reckless ATV drivers are a persistent problem in several areas across the city, according to officers.
Riders are often violating the rules of the road or trespassing on vacant lots.
Also, operating an ATV anywhere in Cape Coral is illegal — unless the rider owns the property they are on or it is street-legal with a valid license plate.
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CAPE CORAL, Fla. – The Cape Coral Police Department held their eighth annual ‘Water Safety Day’ Saturday to educate residents and work to prevent drownings.
Police said drownings can happen so fast and they want to make sure adults and children stay vigilant and aware when around pools and bodies of water.
The Cape Coral Police Department and local fire department participated in the educational day that took place at the Cape Coral Yacht Club Ballroom.
Officials said, around 200 people attended the event that featured a kayak demo, CPR demo, and vest fitting demo.
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A scammer claiming to represent “Atlantic Key Energy” has been going up to homeowners in Cape Coral.
The Cape Coral Police Department said the scammer is targeting people in-person rather than over the phone.
They have said to homeowners that Lee County Electric Cooperative will replace their power meter and install solar panels on their house within a month.
Officers said this is a red flag because LCEC does not use third party companies to remove power meters or contact you in person.
Any residents who have had this happen to them is asked to call LCEC...
CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A SUV and a bicyclist crashed on SW 3rd Street in Cape Coral Wednesday morning.
NBC2 crews arrived to the scene near Nicholas Parkway and saw an SUV and bicycle at the scene of the crash.
Officers with the Cape Coral Police Department are investigating the crash. The bicyclist was injured, but is expected to survive, police said.
SW 3rd street was shut down as officers worked the crash.
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CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A pedestrian died after being hit by a car in the parking lot of a Cape Coral grocery store on Friday.
Cape Coral Police Department crash investigators said the 73-year-old driver of the car suffered a cardiac episode during the crash in the ALDI parking lot, 1481 SW Pine Island Road. The driver was parked in the south end of the parking lot while the 85-year-old pedestrian was walking in that same area.
The driver started to back out of the parking space when he suffered the cardiac-related medical episode, according to Cape Coral police. The driver accelerated at...
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A man was rushed to the hospital after flipping his SUV on Hancock Bridge Parkway Wednesday afternoon.
The man was driving east on Hancock with a juvenile passenger when he went to change lanes, hitting a van, according to Cape Coral police.
In the aftermath of the crash, two off-duty nurses stepped in to aid the man trapped in his flipped-over SUV until emergency crews arrived.
Antonetta Bohn and Ashley Crews, the nurses who stepped up to help, received The Cape Coral Fire Department’s “Community Recognition Coin.” This is awarded to someone who has assisted...
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Cape Coral police are searching for a man who used someone’s bank information to steal $700.
The Cape Coral Police Department said the suspect used compromised bank information to steal from a victim using an ATM at Wells Fargo, 1608 Cape Coral Parkway West. The incident happened on March 19.
Now, CCPD is trying to identify the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call CCPD at (239) 574-3223 in reference to case #21-006381.
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CAPE CORAL, Fla.– A lit firework was thrown from a vehicle driving in a Cape Coral neighborhood.
A Ring video doorbell camera captured the moment on Monday night just after 10 p.m.
After the vehicle drove off an explosion rocked the neighborhood and started a small brush fire.
The boom caught Ashley Nason’s attention, who was inside her home across the street.
“I heard like a firework and I saw it through the window back there.”
She ran outside to find a fire burning.
“I realized it was a fire and it was just picking up and getting bigger and bigger,” she said.
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Two people were rushed to the hospital after a Cape Coral crash involving a septic pump truck and a furniture delivery truck on Wednesday.
Burnt Store Road was closed in both directions near Embers Parkway for hours after the crash, according to the Cape Coral Police Department.
The Cape Coral Fire Department confirmed the furniture delivery truck was an alternative fuel vehicle operating on natural gas. Firefighters and hazmat techs mitigated the leak and secured the scene of all hazards and provided patient care.
One person was taken to the hospital with serious...
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A retired Cape Coral Police Department K-9 passed away after suffering from sarcoma cancer.
K-9 Arca, who was recently laid to rest, served with CCPD from 2014-2020, according to the department.
Arca was a 9 1/2 year old Dutch Shepherd and was the first female dual-purpose K-9 to serve with CCPD.
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