A man’s plan to sell kayaks he had stolen was capsized by excellent work from the victim of the theft and the Cape Coral Police Department’s Property Crimes Unit.
On June 1st, the victim reported two kayaks stolen from the backyard of his residence in Punta Gorda.
On June 12th he located his own kayaks on Facebook Marketplace and initiated a conversation with the seller. Using the Facebook profile and cross-referencing with open-source information, the victim was able to find a home address in Cape Coral and contacted Cape Coral Police for assistance.
Detectives with the CCPD Property Crimes Unit arranged a controlled buy of the kayaks to recover the property and make arrests. In the detective’s Facebook communication with the suspect, the suspect offered two additional kayaks for sale, and a search of recent thefts revealed a second matching crime with a different victim in Cape Coral.
A meet was arranged, and the detectives (in an undercover capacity) met with the suspect, Christopher Moorhead (W/M, DOB: 4-15-97). The detectives executed the controlled buy of the four stolen kayaks, and once the transaction was complete attempted to take Moorhead into custody. Moorhead fled on foot but was chased down and apprehended by the detectives.
All four kayaks were returned to their rightful owners, thanks to the fine work done by both the victim of the crime and the Property Crimes Unit. Christopher Moorhead was arrested and charged with dealing in stolen property, theft, and resisting an officer without violence, as well as for outstanding warrants. He was transported to the Lee County Jail.
The Cape Coral Police Department honored an Oasis Middle School student with the “Do The Right Thing” Lifesaving award. This is additionally the second time Christopher has received this award. Please join us in recognizing and congratulating him!
Christopher Leon, 8th Grade – Oasis Middle School
Christopher was a passenger in his mother’s car when she told him she was having trouble breathing. Something had caused her to go into anaphylactic shock.
She pulled over as her breathing difficulty increased, and Christopher tended to her until he recognized she was no longer breathing. Christopher quickly began CPR while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive. Christopher’s quick response and calmness under pressure likely saved his mother’s life.
Thank you to Christopher for being a shining example of what it means to “do the right thing.”
The Cape Coral Police Department honored a Caloosa Middle School student with the “Do The Right Thing” award.
Please join us in recognizing and congratulating her!
Lilly Early, 7th Grade – Caloosa Middle School
Lilly shared information with school administrators that helped them intervene with another student. School administration was quickly able to take care of the situation by informing the parents and providing the student with support.
Thank you to Lilly for being a shining example of what it means to “do the right thing.”
A daytime call for shots fired generated a large police response and ended with no one injured and two in custody.
Cape Coral Police Patrol officers responded to a disturbance in the 2800 block of NW 4th Avenue in which shots had been fired. Officers quickly set up a perimeter to contain the scene and all involved parties were detained. It was determined no one had been injured, and Major Crimes detectives arrived to investigate the incident.
The investigation determined probable cause for two juveniles, Elisha Williams (B/M, DOB: 11-10-2003) and Dorian Goode (B/M, DOB: 10-8-2003) for the crime of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against two victims, who had been sitting in a vehicle in the driveway.
Goode was alleged to have pointed a firearm at the two victims and then fled on foot, with the victim deciding to follow Goode and call police. Goode retreated back into the residence as the victim parked in front of the home. Williams then exited the home and fired rounds at the victim’s vehicle, causing the victim to flee the scene for their safety.
Both Williams and Goode were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Both were transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center.
***MUGSHOTS NOT AVAILABLE***
ARRESTED: Elisha Jerome Williams, B/M, DOB: 11-10-2003, of Lehigh Acres, FL. CHARGES: Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon Without Intent to Kill, F.S.S. 784.021 (1a), Third Degree Felony
ARRESTED: Dorian Cherrod Goode, B/M, DOB: 10-8-2003, of Fort Myers, FL. CHARGES: Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon Without Intent to Kill, F.S.S. 784.021 (1a), Third Degree Felony
Vehicle 1, a 2013 silver Mercedes driven by Humberto Munoz of Cape Coral, was traveling East on Diplomat Parkway in the right lane at a very high rate of speed.
According to witnesses, as Vehicle 1 was approaching a curve in the roadway, the vehicle continued straight. Vehicle 1 drove off the roadway and through a vacant lot for several hundred feet.
The front of Vehicle 1 then struck an LCEC wood utility pole in the vacant lot. Vehicle 1 rotated counter clockwise with the passenger side leading. Vehicle 1 then began to roll over numerous times at high speed toward the passenger side.
During the rolling, the driver of Vehicle 1 was ejected from the vehicle onto the roadway. Vehicle 1 then rolled over the driver of Vehicle 1 causing fatal injuries on scene.
Based on injuries, THI Satterlee, VA Seymour, and Forensics Potts responded. It is UNKNOWN if this traffic crash is alcohol/drug related. The Next-of-Kin HAS BEEN notified. This traffic crash IS speed related.
Both directions of Diplomat Parkway were closed down for several hours to conduct the initial investigation. LCSO Aviation responded to assist with aerial photographs of the extended traffic crash scene.