Man Fleeing Police Flips Jeep in Coral Springs Driveway

Man Fleeing Police Flips Jeep in Coral Springs Driveway

Shawn Cielo {BSO}

By Kevin Deutsch

A man trying to elude police crashed his Jeep into the mailbox of a Coral Springs home, causing the SUV to flip over in the property’s driveway, court records show.

The driver, Shawn Cielo, 37, of Idaho, fled the crash scene on foot before Coral Springs Police caught up with him a short time later.

Officers charged Cielo with numerous crimes in the May 27 incident, including leaving the scene of a crash with damage, driving without a license, failure to render aid to his passenger, battery on an officer, and resisting an officer, according to an arrest affidavit.

According to police, an officer was driving behind Cielo after noticing that Cielo’s blue Jeep was speeding and missing its rear bumper.

Cielo, who allegedly saw the police car, sped off from the corner of Northwest 23rd Street and Northwest 114th Avenue, police said.

He crashed his Jeep outside a home in a residential neighborhood minutes later. Officers captured him in an apartment complex near 11420 Royal Palm Boulevard after setting up a search perimeter around the crash site, police said.

A male passenger with Cielo in the Jeep was not charged, records show.

Cielo’s arrest came three months to the day after he allegedly bloodied a Margate Police officer’s nose and grabbed a police canine by its throat while attempting to gouge the dog’s eyes, court records show. In that case, Cielo is charged with battery on an officer, two counts of resisting an officer, causing harm to a police animal, and leaving a car running with the key in the ignition, records show.

He was being held without bond at the Broward Main Jail Tuesday.

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Kevin Deutsch

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Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.

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