Traffic Tuesday Keep Your Feet Off of The Dashboard

Traffic Tuesday Keep Your Feet Off of The Dashboard

While driving yesterday, I saw a passenger of a vehicle, with their feet up on the dashboard. This may be comfortable for some people, but it comes with a huge risk. If the vehicle you're in gets into a crash, the airbag will deploy at speeds of 100-220 miles per hour. Airbags are designed to save your life in a traffic crash if used properly. If you put your feet on the dashboard, the airbags will deploy, from the dashboard, and push your feet upward and outward. This can cause one or both of your feet to be broken, hit the windshield or be amputated. There are many crashes throughout the country every day. Stories of people sustaining injuries are becoming more commonplace. Please be careful and keep your feet off of the dashboard.

MythBusters did a segment on feet on the dashboard. Watch the video below.

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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 Department Receives Grant From The Department of Justice

Cape Coral Police Department Receives Grant From The Department of Justice

(October 21, 2019) - The Cape Coral Police Department is awarded the Department of Justice's Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence (STOP) grant.

 

The official title of the grant is the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, BJA STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program: Category 4-A suburban area or medium-sized county with a population of between 100,000 and 500,000. The Cape Coral Police Department is one of only three law enforcement agencies in the nation, and the only one in Florida to have been awarded this grant. 

 

The horrific shooting at Marjorie Stoneman-Douglas High School permanently affected the landscape of schools and law enforcement in the State of Florida.  This tragic event prompted lawmakers to adopt sweeping legislation that impacted mental health, gun rights, and school safety.  As part of this legislation, school districts across the state were mandated to enhance school safety through partnerships with local law enforcement. The School District of Lee County and the Cape Coral Police Department met the challenge, creating a 25-person SRO Unit from the ground-up in approximately 60 days.

 

The mission from the inception of our program was clear- create a unit that would be the model for SRO programs nationwide.  With that goal in mind, the Cape Coral Police Department created a new, modern policy governing the unit.  This policy incorporates best-practices from agencies across the country and nationally recognized professional organizations like the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO). We then hand-picked officers from our ranks- volunteers with SWAT experience, US Military combat veterans, major-crimes investigations experience, even a former investigator with DCF. The qualifications standards for our SRO Unit is that of our SWAT team.  

 

In keeping with that mission, our leadership team in our new Community Services Bureau wrote a proposal, and Grant Writer, Shannon Northorp, found the STOP grant and applied. With the funding provided from this federal grant, our SROs will all become ALICE instructors and can instruct this nationally recognized active shooter/active threat curriculum in our schools. Our SROs will also receive advanced training from the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP) and pursue the rigorous and prestigious designation of Certified Threat Manager (CTM).   The goal is to become one of, if not the only, SRO units in the country in which all of their members are certified CTMs.

 

"I am grateful for the efforts of our leadership team for creating such an ambitious proposal and to Grant Writer, Shannon Northorp, for being so instrumental in the selection of our agency for this grant. I am also excited about the future of our School Resource Officer Unit here at CCPD and our tremendous partnership with the Lee County School District. We have what I believe is the finest group of men and women dedicated to keeping our schools a safe environment for students, teachers, and staff. They have truly bought into our vision of being the model SRO Unit for the nation." -Deputy Chief Anthony Sizemore.

 

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


DUI Arrests for October 15-20, 2019

DUI Arrests for October 15-20, 2019

(October 21, 2019) - The following are the Cape Coral Police Department’s DUI arrests between October 15th and October 20th, 2019. This edition contains three people that provided breath samples more than twice the legal limit; three involved in a crash, one of which struck a pedestrian; and two stops for speeding.

The easiest way to not get a DUI is to NOT drive impaired. If you are going out to partake in adult beverages, designate a sober driver or utilize an alternate form of transportation: Uber, Lyft, taxi, bus, etc. Don’t take the chance of ruining a life, including your own.

ARRESTED:  Maxwell T. Babcock, W/M, DOB: 6-9-60, of 942 Jolly Road, North Fort Myers FL.  CHARGES:  Driving Under the Influence, Driving Without Valid License, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia  Officers responded to a welfare check at the 4200 block of SW 25th Avenue for a driver (Babcock) stopped in the roadway slumped over the wheel. During the subsequent DUI investigation he was found to be impaired.  BAC%: Refused.

ARRESTED: Maxwell T. Babcock, W/M, DOB: 6-9-60, of 942 Jolly Road, North Fort Myers FL.
CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence, Driving Without Valid License, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Officers responded to a welfare check at the 4200 block of SW 25th Avenue for a driver (Babcock) stopped in the roadway slumped over the wheel. During the subsequent DUI investigation he was found to be impaired. BAC%: Refused.

ARRESTED:  Nancy Beth Bodenmann, W/F, DOB: 4-14-55, of 140 NW 29th Place, Cape Coral FL.  CHARGES:  Driving Under the Influence  Officers located a reckless driver complaint. Contact with the driver (Bodenmann) discovered her holding an open bottle of whiskey. This led to a DUI investigation and Bodenmann’s arrest.  BAC%: .146

ARRESTED: Nancy Beth Bodenmann, W/F, DOB: 4-14-55, of 140 NW 29th Place, Cape Coral FL.
CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence

Officers located a reckless driver complaint. Contact with the driver (Bodenmann) discovered her holding an open bottle of whiskey. This led to a DUI investigation and Bodenmann’s arrest. BAC%: .146

ARRESTED:  Brian Scott Kelly, W/M, DOB: 9-23-74, of 1919 SW 26th Terrace, Cape Coral FL.  CHARGES:  Driving Under the Influence  Kelly was stopped for speeding (54 MPH in a 45 MPH zone) and a red-light violation at the 900 block of Cape Coral Parkway West. Upon contact, Kelly showed signs of impairment. He performed poorly on field sobriety exercises and was arrested for DUI.  BAC%: Refused.

ARRESTED: Brian Scott Kelly, W/M, DOB: 9-23-74, of 1919 SW 26th Terrace, Cape Coral FL.
CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence

Kelly was stopped for speeding (54 MPH in a 45 MPH zone) and a red-light violation at the 900 block of Cape Coral Parkway West. Upon contact, Kelly showed signs of impairment. He performed poorly on field sobriety exercises and was arrested for DUI. BAC%: Refused.

ARRESTED:  Kamryn Leigh Elizabeth D’Albora, W/F, DOB: 7-6-97, of 7540 Veterans Boulevard, North Port FL.  CHARGES:  Driving Under the Influence With BAC% Over .15%  D’Albora was stopped for speeding (60 MPH in a 45 MPH zone)   at the 1700 block of Del Prado Boulevard South. Upon contact, D’Albora showed signs of impairment. She performed poorly on field sobriety exercises and was arrested for DUI.  BAC%: .180 / .177

ARRESTED: Kamryn Leigh Elizabeth D’Albora, W/F, DOB: 7-6-97, of 7540 Veterans Boulevard, North Port FL.
CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence With BAC% Over .15%

D’Albora was stopped for speeding (60 MPH in a 45 MPH zone) at the 1700 block of Del Prado Boulevard South. Upon contact, D’Albora showed signs of impairment. She performed poorly on field sobriety exercises and was arrested for DUI. BAC%: .180 / .177

ARRESTED:  Mary Katherine Bellman, W/F, DOB: 5-12-92, of 9 NE 16th Place, Cape Coral FL.  CHARGES:  Driving Under the Influence With BAC% Over .15%  Officers responded to a disturbance and made contact with Bellman, who was sitting behind the wheel of her running vehicle. Bellman showed signs of impairment, performed field sobriety exercises poorly and was arrested for DUI.  BAC%: .219 / .215

ARRESTED: Mary Katherine Bellman, W/F, DOB: 5-12-92, of 9 NE 16th Place, Cape Coral FL.
CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence With BAC% Over .15%

Officers responded to a disturbance and made contact with Bellman, who was sitting behind the wheel of her running vehicle. Bellman showed signs of impairment, performed field sobriety exercises poorly and was arrested for DUI. BAC%: .219 / .215

ARRESTED:  Dan Luca Nitu, W/M, DOB: 8-9-83, of 2218 NE 8th Place, Cape Coral FL.  CHARGES:  Driving Under the Influence  Officers stopped Nitu at the 3200 block of Santa Barbara Boulevard South for failing to maintain a single lane. Nitu showed signs of impairment which resulted in a DUI investigation. Nitu performed poorly on field sobriety exercises and was placed under arrest.  BAC%: Refused.

ARRESTED: Dan Luca Nitu, W/M, DOB: 8-9-83, of 2218 NE 8th Place, Cape Coral FL.
CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence

Officers stopped Nitu at the 3200 block of Santa Barbara Boulevard South for failing to maintain a single lane. Nitu showed signs of impairment which resulted in a DUI investigation. Nitu performed poorly on field sobriety exercises and was placed under arrest. BAC%: Refused.

ARRESTED:  Matthew William Shoemaker, W/M, DOB: 3-26-90, of 1921 NW 20th Street, Cape Coral FL.  CHARGES:  Driving Under the Influence With BAC% Over .15%, DUI Injury  Shoemaker was driving behind 915 SE 47th Terrace (Backstreets) when he turned and struck a pedestrian on the sidewalk. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with a back injury. Shoemaker exhibited indicators of impairment and a DUI investigation ensued. Shoemaker refused to participate in the field sobriety exercises and was arrested.  BAC%: .221 / .221

ARRESTED: Matthew William Shoemaker, W/M, DOB: 3-26-90, of 1921 NW 20th Street, Cape Coral FL.
CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence With BAC% Over .15%, DUI Injury

Shoemaker was driving behind 915 SE 47th Terrace (Backstreets) when he turned and struck a pedestrian on the sidewalk. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with a back injury. Shoemaker exhibited indicators of impairment and a DUI investigation ensued. Shoemaker refused to participate in the field sobriety exercises and was arrested. BAC%: .221 / .221

ARRESTED:  Corey Scott Madigan, W/M, DOB: 1-1-70, of 2120 SW 51st Street, Cape Coral FL.  CHARGES:  Driving Under the Influence  Dispatch advised that Madigan had arrived to a home in a black SUV and that he was unknown to everyone in the home. Officers made contact with Madigan who was in actual physical control of the vehicle. Madigan exhibited indicators of impairment and a DUI investigation ensued. Madigan refused to perform any field sobriety exercises and was arrested.  BAC%: Refused.

ARRESTED: Corey Scott Madigan, W/M, DOB: 1-1-70, of 2120 SW 51st Street, Cape Coral FL.
CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence

Dispatch advised that Madigan had arrived to a home in a black SUV and that he was unknown to everyone in the home. Officers made contact with Madigan who was in actual physical control of the vehicle. Madigan exhibited indicators of impairment and a DUI investigation ensued. Madigan refused to perform any field sobriety exercises and was arrested. BAC%: Refused.

ARRESTED:  Ashton Louis Appleby, W/M, DOB: 12-13-87, of 2621 2nd Street, Matlacha FL.  CHARGES:  Driving Under the Influence, DUI Property Damage (3 counts), Hit and Run, Resisting Officer Without Violence  Officers responded to a rollover crash at the 600 block of Hancock Bridge Parkway. The vehicle went off the road, struck a mailbox, then entered the yard destroying a brick planter box. The vehicle had rolled over but ended upright and then fled the scene. A witness followed the vehicle after the crash and later completed a show-up identifying Appleby as the driver of the vehicle. Appleby ditched the vehicle at the 100 block of SE 5th Avenue, and then he and his passenger fled the scene on foot. Officers saw the two males and a foot pursuit ensued ending in Appleby’s apprehension. He exhibited indicators of impairment but refused to participate in field sobriety exercises.  BAC%: Refused.

ARRESTED: Ashton Louis Appleby, W/M, DOB: 12-13-87, of 2621 2nd Street, Matlacha FL.
CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence, DUI Property Damage (3 counts), Hit and Run, Resisting Officer Without Violence

Officers responded to a rollover crash at the 600 block of Hancock Bridge Parkway. The vehicle went off the road, struck a mailbox, then entered the yard destroying a brick planter box. The vehicle had rolled over but ended upright and then fled the scene. A witness followed the vehicle after the crash and later completed a show-up identifying Appleby as the driver of the vehicle. Appleby ditched the vehicle at the 100 block of SE 5th Avenue, and then he and his passenger fled the scene on foot. Officers saw the two males and a foot pursuit ensued ending in Appleby’s apprehension. He exhibited indicators of impairment but refused to participate in field sobriety exercises. BAC%: Refused.

ARRESTED:  Christopher Bailey Webb, W/M, DOB: 12-14-93, of 2125 NE 15th Terrace, Cape Coral FL.  CHARGES:  Driving Under the Influence, DUI Property Damage, Hit and Run  A woman called to report that her car was hit by a vehicle at the 1400 block of Del Prado Boulevard South, and the vehicle had fled the scene of the traffic crash. An officer located the vehicle a few blocks away and conducted a traffic stop. The caller arrived on scene of the traffic stop and identified Webb as the offender. Webb exhibited indicators of impairment and a DUI investigation ensued. Webb refused to participate in field sobriety exercises.  BAC%: Refused.

ARRESTED: Christopher Bailey Webb, W/M, DOB: 12-14-93, of 2125 NE 15th Terrace, Cape Coral FL.
CHARGES: Driving Under the Influence, DUI Property Damage, Hit and Run

A woman called to report that her car was hit by a vehicle at the 1400 block of Del Prado Boulevard South, and the vehicle had fled the scene of the traffic crash. An officer located the vehicle a few blocks away and conducted a traffic stop. The caller arrived on scene of the traffic stop and identified Webb as the offender. Webb exhibited indicators of impairment and a DUI investigation ensued. Webb refused to participate in field sobriety exercises. BAC%: Refused.

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