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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Robbery Reported at Marathon Gas Station

Crime Scene

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at approximately 10 PM., Fort Myers Police responded to a robbery at the Marathon Gas station located at 2938 Fowler Street. According to the victims, a silver colored sedan pulled behind their vehicle and two armed, masked b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2019

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking help from the public in the tragic homicide of 5-year-ol

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This Sunday, October 13, 2019, marks the five-year anniversary of the murder of 5-year-old Andrew Faust Jr. This homicide resulted from a drive-by shooting that occurred on Monday, October 13, 2014, at approximately 6:18 p.m. The cowardly suspects fired m...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

FORT MYERS POLICE DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES FREE CONSUMER-FOCUSED MOBILE APPLICATION

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TRUEBLUE Brings Important Law Enforcement Services to Smartphones 

Fort Myers – 10/10/2019 – The Fort Myers Police Department today announced the launch of TRUEBLUE, a free mobile application that gives the public unprecedented access to the polic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Fort Myers Police Seek Help Identifying Possible Serial Homicide Victim

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In 2018 Texas Ranger James Holland contacted the Fort Myers Police Department and informed us that Samuel Little had confessed to killing a black female in Fort Myers in 1984. In December of 2018 FMPD Homicide Detectives Mali Langton and Dan Losapio, alon...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

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A site-based assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive October 14, 2019, to examine all aspects of the Fort Myers Police Department policy and procedures, management, operations, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2019

FMPD Wears Pink for Cancer Awareness

Breaking News

Officers and Civilians of the Fort Myers Police Department are wearing pink during the month of October to promote cancer awareness throughout the city. Members of the department stepped forward on their own to purchase the special badges and polo shirts ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Assistance Sought to ID Home Depot Theft Suspect

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Fort Myers Police are asking for assistance identifying a suspect captured on surveillance footage stealing merchandise from the Home Depot located in the Forum. The subject was seen leaving the store on September 5, 2019, with items valued at over $500 d...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Shooting Reported at Winkler Avenue Plaza

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Fort Myers Police Officers responded to a report of shots being fired on Sunday, September 29 at approximately 1:15 a.m. in the area of 2245 Winker Avenue. Upon arrival they found a large crowd in the parking lot area which began to disperse. A witness co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Body Found in Lake Identified

Body Found

On September 17, 2019, 20-year-old Santiago Gomez, of Lehigh Acres, was reported missing to the Lee County Sherriff’s Office. Gomez was last seen leaving his place of employment, Chili’s, 9310 Ben C Pratt Six Mile Cypress, Ft Myers, in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2019

Burglar Sought by FMPD

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Fort Myers Police are asking for assistance in identifying a suspect captured on surveillance cameras burglarizing Powertown Line Construction on September 20, 2019 at 2:09 a.m. The male in the pictures cut a hole in the fence and stole rolls of copper wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2019

FMPD Makes Arrest in Colonial Hit & Run

Arrested

The Fort Myers Police Department, with the cooperation of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, has made an arrest in the fatal hit and run accident occurring near the intersection of SR82 and Colonial Boulevard. 46-year-old Beatrix Lutz, from Ge...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2019

FMPD Schedules Brew with Blue at Forum Starbucks

Special Event

Members of the community will have the opportunity to sit, relax and enjoy coffee and conversation with Officers of the Fort Myers Police Department on Wednesday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Starbucks located at 3350 Forum Boulevard. The event...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Register Today for the 12th Annual Cops & Joggers 5K

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Registration is open for the 12th annual FMPD Cops & Joggers 5K race. The nighttime course runs along and over the Caloosahatchee River and will be illuminated with red and blue lights from police cruisers, motorcycles, firetrucks and more as the Fort...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2019

FMPD Seeking Assistance in Identifying Suspect

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The Fort Myers Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying a suspect who committed a robbery on Hanson Street on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 1 p.m. The suspect may have a birthmark or tattoo on the center of his right arm.

If anyone recogniz...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2019

FMPD Release Pictures of Village Creek Homicide Suspects

Breaking News

The Fort Myers Police Department is attempting to identify these persons of interest in the homicide that occurred at the Village Creek apartments on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The two male subjects and the female subject maybe be driving a 2011 Grey For...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2019

FMPD Investigating Village Creek Homicide

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Fort Myers Police are currently investigating a homicide that occurred at the Village Creek Apartments on Winkler Avenue. On Sunday at approximately 5:25 pm., 24-year-old Eric Galvin was shot by a black male accompanied by an additional black male, who bo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Alert Officers Spot Stolen Vehicle

Arrested

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at approximately 11:40 pm., officers on patrol in the area of Gardenia Avenue and Michigan Avenue observed a vehicle that was reported stolen. As the officers followed the vehicle it began to speed away. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Shooting Wounds Two Men at Southward Village

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Fort Myers Police were called to Lee Memorial Hospital on Thursday September 19, 2019 shortly after midnight to investigate two males suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. The two men, Wilson Valentin, age 34 and Adrian Gadsden, 40 years old...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Traffic Fatality at SR82 and Colonial Boulevard

Fatal Crash

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at approximately 6:00 pm a female pedestrian was crossing Colonial Boulevard near State Road 82 when she was struck by a vehicle that left the scene. The victim was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital where she was pronou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Photos of Possible Stanger Danger Vehicle

Stranger Danger

Attached are photo stills of a vehicle matching the description given of a Stanger Danger incident on Central Avenue from Wednesday, September 11, 2019. A young boy reported that at approximately 2:25 pm., a gray SUV pulled up to him as he was walking hom...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

ACCREDITATION ASSESSMENT TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENT

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A site-based assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), will arrive October 14, 2019, to examine all aspects of the Fort Myers Police Department policy and procedures, management, operations, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Public Notice

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The Fort Myers Police Department is scheduled for a site-based assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Central Avenue Stranger Danger Alert

Stranger Danger

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at approximately 2:25pm, a nine-year-old male was dropped off at his bus stop near 3081 Central Avenue. He reported that a gray Subaru SUV type vehicle pulled up beside him. The driver was described as a black male with a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Enterprise makes $2,500 Donation to FMPD Police Athletic League

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Enterprise Holdings, the parent company of Enterprise Rent-A-Car presented the Fort Myers Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) with a $2,500 donation to support the organization’s sports activities and youth-oriented programs. Pictured with the check...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

FMPD Seeks Information on Car Jacking Suspect

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The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking witnesses to a carjacking incident that occurred near the intersection of Six-mile Cypress Parkway and Colonial Boulevard at approximately 11:28 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. A witness reported that a b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2019

FMPD PAL Boxers Continue Winning Ways

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The Fort Myers Police Department PAL (Police Athletic League) Boxing Academy, under Coach Jose Ojeda, traveled to the Reyes Macho Boxing show in Zephyrhills, Florida this weekend and brought home four wins and a 2nd place team trophy.

Winners included:

Jame...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2019

FMPD Responds to Shooting near Evans Avenue and Ashwood Street

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On Monday September 9, 2019 at approximately 8:30pm, officers with the Fort Myers Police Department were alerted to the sounds of gunfire in the area of Evans Avenue and Ashwood Street. Upon arrival, officers canvassed the area and were advised that a mal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Body Discovered in Dunbar Street Carport

Body Found

The Fort Myers Police Department was called to a residence at 3025 Dunbar Avenue at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019 and discovered an unknown male’s body in the carport.

Officers reported that the male was laying on a mattres...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

FMPD adds Homicide Charges in Diana Avenue Shooting

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The charges for Luis Ortega, age 61, for the Friday, September 6, 2019 shooting at 95 Diana avenue have been increased to include homicide in the second degree. Ortega shot Jose Bermudez, age 55, who later succumbed to his wounds in the hospital.

He was or...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Central Avenue Argument Leads to Gunfire

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On Thursday September 5, 2019 at approximately 8:19 p.m. Fort Myers police were called to a Central Avenue Apartment in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival Officers met with a female who told them she was in an argument with 26-year-old Javonte Vershawn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Officers Respond to Diana Avenue Shooting

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On Friday, September 6, 2019, at approx. 12:30am, Fort Myers Police responded to 95 Diana Avenue in regard to a shooting. Officers discovered Mr. Jose Bermudez, age 55, suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers learned that a neighbor, Luis Ortega, age 61,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

FMPD Arrests Purse Snatching Suspect

Arrested

On September 5, 2019 at approximately 2:54 p.m., the Fort Myers Police department dispatch received a call that a suspect attempted to snatch a woman’s purse in the parking lot of Publix Supermarket located at 4600 Summerlin Road. The male assai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2019

FMPD Investigating Fatal Hit & Run

Fatal Crash

The Fort Myers Police Department is investigating a fatal hit and run accident occurring in the area of 5170 S Cleveland Ave. The driver of the suspected at fault vehicle fled on foot prior to arrival of officers. A person of interest has been detained af...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2019

FMPD Officers Distribute Summer Snacks and Kids Clothes

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The FMPD Community Outreach Against Child Hunger (C.O.A.C.H.) program started over a year ago as a partnership with Franklin Park Elementary school and its Principal Michelle Freeman. This program organized community groups, businesses, private citizens, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Lee Health Presents Award for Blood Drive to FMPD and Miller Family

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Lee Health awarded the Fort Myers Police Department and the family of Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller the John Woolslair Sheppard Award for blood donation in a ceremony held on Tuesday August 27 at Lee Memorial Hospital. The award is named after Mr. Sheppard ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Drug Arrests Result of Community Complaints

Drug Bust

ComplaintsOn Thursday, August 22, 2019 at approximately 5:38 a.m., Vice/ Narcotics Detectives with the Fort Myers Police Department Special Enforcement Division (SED), along with the FMPD SWAT Team and supporting officers, executed a search warrant at 214...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Threatening Texts Reported to FMPD SRO

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On August 21, 2019, The Fort Myers Police Department arrested 18-year-old East Lee County high school student Carlos Gutierrez of Lehigh Acres for sending a threatening text message to a student who attends Dunbar Middle School.

The threat was reported to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

FMPD Investigating French Street Shooting

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The Fort Myers Police Department responded to the scene of a shooting at 2109 French Street on Tuesday August 20, 2019 at 9:30 p.m. Officers arrived on the scene and discovered a deceased male and two other adults with non-life-threatening wounds. This re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

FMPD Salutes Officers of the Month

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The Fort Myers Police Department recognized several officers this morning for exemplary service to the community with Officer of the Month Awards. Officer JoAnn Werbalis was presented with the July Officer of the Month Award by Chief Derrick Diggs for her...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2019

FMPD K-9 “Balor” Receives Protective Vest

Breaking News

Fort Myers Police K-9 Officer Balor was presented with a new a ballistic vest thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. K-9 Balor and his partner, Officer Jari Sanders, were given the custom fitted vest o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2019

FMPD Reminds Parents of Youth Curfews

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The Fort Myers Police Department wants to remind parents and their children that there are curfews in place for the City and the parent of a minor is responsible to ensure that their child does not violate that provision. A minor is defined as a person 17...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2019

Missing Person’s Day Held at Fort Myers High School

Special Event

The Fort Myers Police Department, Crimestoppers, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and several other law enforcement and missing person’s organizations participated in the first annual Missing Person’s Day today at the Fort Mye...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Child Neglect Arrest

Arrested

On Monday, July 25, 2019, at approx. 2:30pm, FMPD officers responded to 4210 Romeo Lane, Apt. 101 in reference to a call of a disturbance between and man and woman. Through the course of the investigation officers observed deplorable living conditions whi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2019

License Plate Reader (LPR) Technology Leads to Stolen Auto Recovery

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At approx. 12:45am this morning FMPD officers were alerted to a possible stolen KIA in the area of Martin Luther King Drive. The alert was the result of License Plate Reader Technology deployed the FMPD.

An alert officer spotted the car several minutes lat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Five New Officers and Investigator Join FMPD

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On Friday July 19, 2019 the Fort Myers Police Department held a swearing in ceremony for five new officers and a Cold Case Investigator at the Collaboratory, located at 2031 Jackson Street. The new members of the department recently graduated from the Sou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Arrests Made in Enterprise Car Rental Tire Thefts

Arrested

Due to a recent series of tire thefts from vehicles owned by Enterprise Rent a Car, the Fort Myers Police Department was conducting a special operation. At approximately midnight on Sunday, July 21st, 2019, Officers and Detectives were conducting surveill...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2019

FMPD Raid Confiscates Guns and Drugs

Drug Bust

On July 5, 2019, Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department served a search warrant at 2876 Indian Street. Inside the residence officers discovered a variety of drugs, ammunition, firearms, $1,118.00 in cash and arrested three individuals.

Taken into c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Case Update: FMPD Investigation Leads to Charges of False Report

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On Thursday, July 18, 2019 the State Attorney’s Office served a summons to the attorney representing 42-year-old Jamie Kirschner of 3834 Rogers Street. The two charges are the result of a report filed by Kirschner of an occupied burglary that Ki...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2019

FMPD Makes Arrest in Machiavelli Lane Shooting

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The Fort Myers Police Department has arrested Mr. Alonza Smith (33 yoa) for a shooting that occurred on July 6, 2019 at 4240 Machiavelli Lane. Smith approached his ex-girlfriend with a firearm in the complex’s parking lot in front of the apartme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2019

FMPD Hosts Community Conversation with “Brew with Blue”

Special Event

The Fort Myers Police Department hosted a community “Brew with Blue” this morning at the McDonald’s restaurant on US41 at Hill Avenue. The event brought together concerned citizens and FMPD Officers to discuss neighborhood is...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2019

FMPD Holds Brew with Blue at McDonald’s

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Members of the community will have the opportunity to sit, relax and enjoy coffee and conversation with Officers of the Fort Myers Police Department on Wednesday, July 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the McDonalds restaurant located at 3645 Cleveland Avenue....

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2019

Gunfire Incident on Broadway Avenue

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Thursday evening July 4, 2019 Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a report of a breach of the peace at 2934 Broadway Avenue. Officers made contact with Wilguens Elusme (date of birth February 9, 1971) who stated that his neighbor, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2019

FMPD Searching for Fast Pay Day Loans Robbery Suspect

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The Fort Myers Police Department is searching for a male suspect who walked into Fast Pay Day Loans at 2940 Cleveland Avenue at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, and demanded money from an employee. The suspect made off with an undetermined amou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2019

FMPD Seeking Information on Vehicle Burglary Suspect

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The Fort Myers Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male subject who burglarized a vehicle at 2656 Dr. Ella Piper Way on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The suspect, shown in images from surveillance footage, stole...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2019

Deceased Person Discovered in Parking Lot

Body Found

On Monday evening, July 1, 2019, at approximately 6:05 p.m. Officers from the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a complaint of an abandoned vehicle at 4600 Summerlin Road, the Colonial Crossings shopping plaza parking lot.

Upon arrival the officers...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Seeking Identity of Home Depot Thief

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The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to identify an individual who stole several high-end flashlights, worth approximately $360.00, from the Home Depot at 3402 Forum Boulevard. Images taken from video surveillance ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Six New Officers Join FMPD

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At a ceremony held today in the Fort Myers City Hall Council Chambers, Chief Derrick Diggs oversaw the swearing-in ceremonies for six new Fort Myers Police Department Officers. Joining the ranks of the department are Officers Terrell Brown, Anthony Dewar,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2019

FMPD Lt. Roger Valdivia Honored by Florida Police Chiefs Association

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Fort Myers Police Lieutenant Roger Valdivia received the Outstanding Command Officer of the Year award last night at the 67th Annual Florida Police Chief’s Association Installation and Awards banquet. The award from the state-wide organization r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Morning Robbery and Shooting Suspect Quickly Arrested

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This morning, Wednesday June 26, 2019, at approximately 7:25 a.m. Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a report of a robbery and shooting at 3316 Franklin Street. The victim, Edward Johnson (date of birth 4/29/1978) suffered a non-l...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2019

FMPD Joins “Neighbors by RING” to Reduce Crime and Connect People

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The Fort Myers Police Department has joined the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the City of Fort Myers with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching pack...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

FMPD Warns of Telephone Scammers

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The Fort Myers Police Department wants to warn citizens of a phone scam where callers claim to be FMPD Officers attempting to collect fraudulent fines or court costs. The scammers will state that the victim owes money for past crimes or violations and try...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2019

FMPD Presents Officer of the Month Awards

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The Fort Myers Police Department presented Officer of the Month Awards to five different members of the department on Thursday, June 20th at its bi-weekly Citi-Stat review. Chief Derrick Diggs read letters of recommendation from citizens and superiors on ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2019

Fort Myers Police Seek Deputy Sheriff Impersonator

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The Fort Myers police department is requesting assistance in identifying/locating a male who entered LA #1 Check Cashing Store at 4019 Palm Beach Boulevard on 6/21/2019. The subject was dressed in a generic Florida style Deputy Sheriff uniform. He attempt...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2019

FMPD Searching for 7-11 Cigarette Thieves

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The Fort Myers Police Department is searching for two thieves who stole over $600 worth of cigarettes from the 7-11 convenience store located at 10510 Colonial Boulevard on Monday June 10, 2019. The FMPD is asking for the public’s assistance in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Car Burglar Identity Sought by FMPD

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The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking an individual seen on surveillance video breaking into a vehicle at 2854 Via Piazza Loop on Monday, June 17th at approximately 2:35 AM. The homeowner shared with officers’ video of an unknown male, abo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

FMPD Makes Arrest in Homicide Case

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On Monday, June 17, 2019, at approximately 4:49 PM, the Fort Myers Police Department located Juan Agustin Ajqui Chach, (date of birth 9/13/1985) and his 5-year-old daughter Ana. Juan Agustin Ajqui Chach was developed as a suspect in a homicide investigati...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

ID Sought for Floor & Décor Credit Card Fraud

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The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a male subject, captured on surveillance video, who was involved in credit card fraud at the Floor & Décor at 3853 Cleveland Avenue. The suspect fraudulentl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Search for Spanish Speaking Father and Daughter Successful

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The Fort Myers Police Department has located the father and daughter, Juan Agustin Ajqui Chach and Ana Ajqui Garcia referenced as missing in a previous release. Both are safe and sound. Thank you to all for your assistance in this matter.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2019

FMPD Searching for Missing Spanish Speaking Father and Daughter

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The Fort Myers Police Department needs help in locating the father and daughter in the attached picture in reference to a death investigation. The male is known as Juan Agustin Ajqui Chach (possibly goes by Agustin) and the girl is Ana Ajqui Garcia and sh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Missing Persons Day

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MAKE CONNECTIONS THAT COULD HELP BRING A MISSING PERSON HOME!

If you or someone you know have been impacted by the unexpected disappearance of a loved one, Missing Person Day will help you make connections with organization dedicated to locating the missin...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

FMPD Asking Assistance to ID Vehicle Burglary Suspect

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The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a member of a group of car burglary suspects. The male in the photograph was seen breaking into cars in the early morning hours of June 2, 2019 at 4226 Desoto Ave...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Assistance Sought to ID Target Suspects

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The Fort Myers Police Department is searching for four males suspected to be in a theft ring that has stolen from several Target stores throughout Florida. On May 11, 2019 the men were photographed at the Target located at 9350 Dynasty Drive where they st...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Motorcycle Theft Caught on Downtown Cameras

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On Saturday June 8, 2019, the Fort Myers Police Department received a report of a stolen 2011 Yamaha motorcycle from a downtown Fort Myers parking spot. Officers with the FMPD Intelligence Unit reviewed camera footage from the area and watched a Red Chrys...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Police Arrest Suspects in Hunter Street Shooting

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On Friday June 7, 2019 the Fort Myers Police Department arrested Joseph Raymond Santiago-Cruz (date of birth 3/29/1993) and Brandon Louis Pagan (date of birth 9/6/1998) in connection with a shooting that occurred earlier that day at Hunter Street and Old ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2019

FMPD Investigates Gunshot Wound on Hunter Street

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Fort Myers Police responded to a report of a male lying on the ground near Hunter Street and Old Metro Parkway at approximately 5:40 a.m. on Friday June 7, 2019. When officers arrived, they found a male suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2019

FMPD Holds Respect for Law Camp Graduation Ceremony

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The Fort Myers Police Department celebrated the 30th Annual Respect for Law Camp today with a graduation ceremony at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School. Seventy-six campers between the ages of 11 and 14 attended the 4-day, 3-night camp and participated in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2019

FMPD Takes Part in Operation Safe Summer

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The Fort Myers Police Department proudly participated in a multi-agency investigation which resulted in the arrest of 15 individuals involved in child pornography and using the internet to commit crimes against children. Deputy Chief Randall Pepitone repr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2019

FMPD Seeks Assistance to Identify Suspect

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The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a theft from the Family Dollar Store at 4650 South Cleveland Avenue (US 41) on May 28th, 2019. The male captured on surveillance video entered the bu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2019

FMPD Makes Prostitution Arrests

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On Friday May 24, 2019, members of the Fort Myers Police Department’s Vice/Narcotics Unit conducted an undercover prostitution sting along the Cleveland Avenue corridor in response to citizen complaints. During the operation the following indivi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2019

Custom Key Chains Made in Memory of Officer Jobbers-Miller

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On Friday May 24, the Blue Line Stitchers donated 320 custom embroidered key chains to the Fort Myers Police Department and the family of Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller. Debbie Kessler-Woodward made the presentation for the Whitt, Texas based organization of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2019

P.A.L. Boxer Wins Gold in Regional Competition

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Members of the Fort Myers P.A.L. (Police Athletic League) Boxing Academy competed at the Junior Olympics Regional Tournament in South Carolina on May 18 and 19, 2019. The team came back with one gold award and three silvers from the competition.

Boxer Dani...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Physical Altercation Leads to Gunfire

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On Thursday May 23, 2019 at approximately 3:45 p.m. Fort Myers Police Officers responded to the area of Bassie Court and Henderson Avenue to investigate a report of shots fired. Officers interviewed two uninjured male juveniles regarding a reported alterc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2019

8 Officers of the Month Named by FMPD

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In a presentation ceremony held on Thursday, May 23rd Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs saluted eight “Officers” of the Month. Pictured left to right are Officers Gregory Reddington, Eddie Rodriguez, Michael Schneider, Chief Derric...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Officers Question Gunshot Victims at LMH

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On Wednesday May 22, 2019, at approximately 1:30 a.m. Lee Memorial Hospital contacted the Fort Myers Police Department to report that two males had entered the emergency department suffering from non-life-threating gunshot wounds. Officers responded to th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2019

FMPD Responds to Shots on Royal Palm Avenue

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Fort Myers Police were dispatched to 3044 Royal Palm Avenue at approximately 1:21 a.m. on May 22, 2019, in response to a ShotSpotter alert. Upon arriving officers secured the scene and conducted a search that included 3038 Royal Palm Avenue to ensure that...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Gunshots Lead to Drug Arrest

Arrested

Fort Myers Police Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert at 3972 Lora Street on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at approximately 2:52am. Upon arriving officers saw four males running from the residence. One of the males was apprehended and identified as Andre...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2019

FMPD Responds to Possible Robbery and Seizes Guns

Arrested

On Tuesday evening, May 20, 2019 at approximately 7:17 p.pm the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a report of a possible armed robbery at 3750 Metro parkway, the Westchase Apartments. Officers arrived on scene in time to see the suspect vehicle at...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2019

FMPD Searching for Lookers’ Shooting Suspect

Shooting Splash Image

Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a reported shooting at 4045 Fowler Street, Lookers', at approximately 2 a.m. on Saturday May 18, 2019. Upon arrival Officers found a wounded subject in the parking lot who was transported to Lee ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Arrest Made in Stella Street Shooting

Arrested

The Fort Myers Police Department arrested Thadjarvis Malike Armstrong (date of birth 9/4/1997) on Friday, May 17, in connection with a shooting that occurred near the intersection of Stella Street and Grand Avenue on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Fort Myers Pol...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Early Morning Shooting at Fly Lounge

Shooting Splash Image

Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a shooting in the parking lot of the Fly Lounge at approximately 1:54 a.m. on Friday May 17, 2019. When officers arrived, they discovered a male who had been shot and wounded. The victim was tran...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2019

FMPD Representatives at National Police Week in D.C.

Jobbers-Miller Tile

National Police Week is being observed in our Nation’s Capital and in attendance are members of the Fort Myers Police Department and families of the officers the department has lost. Attending on behalf of the department and themselves are Deput...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2019

FMPD Investigators Close Child Abduction Case

Breaking News

Fort Myers Police Detectives have closed a recent child abduction case, originally reported on May 7th, after determining evidence did not support the case and investigators were able to prove that the child was not in any danger.

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2019

FMPD Release Sketch of Occupied Burglary Suspect

Investigation-Graphic

On Thursday, May 9, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Officers with the Fort Myers Police department responded to a 911 call from a homeowner claiming a burglar was in her house. Upon arrival they met with the distraught homeowner who reported the suspect had fl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2019

New Law Enforcement Phone Scam

Scam Alert

The Fort Myers Police Department has received a report that a renewed law enforcement phone scam is being perpetrated on area residents. FMPD has been told that a scammer calls a phone and claims to be “Jefferey Harvey” of the Fort Mye...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Theft Suspect Quickly Apprehended by FMPD

Arrested

Fort Myers Police responded to a theft at the Colonial Crossings shopping plaza, 4600 Summerlin Road at approximately 8 a.m. this morning. A male suspect was pursued following an incident where money was taken from a woman’s purse. The suspect f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Alleged Kidnapping Attempt at 6 Mile Cypress/Winkler Ext.

Stranger Danger

On May 7, 2019, between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to the area of Six Mile Cypress Parkway and Winkler Extension in reference to a possible attempted abduction. While a juvenile was walking her dog, t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2019

FMPD Seeking ID of Dillard’s Shoplifting Suspect

Identify Me

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a subject caught on video surveillance footage from the Dillard’s Department Store at the Edison Mall. This male suspect was seen three different times ent...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Lee County Fallen Officer Memorial Ceremony

Special Event

The Lee County Fallen Officer Memorial Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, at 9:00am in Centennial Park. The annual event respects the memory of fallen Law Enforcement officers from the Fort Myers Police Department, the Lee County Sheriff’...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Fort Myers Police Department’s K9 Balor to get donation of body armor

Breaking News

Fort Myers Police Department’s K9 Balor will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Balor’s vest is sponsored by Kimberly Shader of Orlando...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2019

FMPD Releases Identity of Body Removed from Lake

Body Found

The Fort Myers Police Department has determined that the body located in a small lake at Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard and Canal Street has been positively identified as missing person Jardan Dejuan Battle (date of birth 06/13/1987).

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2019

FMPD Officers of the Month Awards

Great Job

At the Fort Myers Police Department Citi-Stat meeting for April, three officers were recognized for their exemplary service. The Mission Bar-B-Que Officer of the Month award was presented to Officer Jessenia Andujar for responding to the well-being of a y...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2019

FMPD to Hold Barber Shop Conversation

Barbershop Conversations

On Saturday April 27, 2019 the Fort Myers Police Department will hold a “Barbershop Conversation” at Boomz Barber Shop from 1p.m. to 3 p.m. The event is another public outreach project by the department offering casual conversation bet...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Body Removed from Lake near Veronica Shoemaker Blvd.

Body Found

The Fort Myers Police Department, assisted by additional agencies, removed a deceased individual from a small lake at approximately 10 a.m. on Wednesday April 24, 2019 near Canal Street and Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard. A death investigation is underway.

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2019

UPDATE - FMPD Responds to Bank Robbery

Fifth Third Bank robber

FMPD Detectives need help identifying the male pictured in reference to the bank robbery that occurred on April 23, 2019 at 5/3 Bank at Lee and SR82. The suspect is an older white male that has a patch over his right eye. Detectives believe that the male ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2019

FMPD Responds to Gunshot Wound at Lee Memorial

Shooting Splash Image

On Monday morning, April 22, 2019 at approximately 3:30 a.m. Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a call from Lee Memorial Hospital that a male had entered the emergency room with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Upon arrival t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2019

FMPD Responds to Bank Robbery

Bank Robbery

The Fort Myers Police Department is on the scene of a bank robbery at the Fifth/Third Bank branch at 11511 State Road 82, near the Crossroads Shopping Center. A lone robber described as an older white male wearing a blonde wig, plaid shirt, black pants wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Fort Myers Police Seek Missing Person

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The Fort Myers Police Department is searching for a missing person, Jardan Dejuan Battle (date of birth 06/13/1987). Battle was last seen in the early morning hours of April 22, 2019 in Fort Myers, FL. If located or anyone has information as to his wherea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2019

FMPD Conducting Early Morning Shooting Investigation

Shooting Splash Image

At approximately 3:10 a.m. on the morning of Monday April 22, 2019 Fort Myers Police Officers responded to shots fired in the area of Edison Avenue and Central Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brittany Morris at (239) 321-8032...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2019

FMPD Participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DEA Drug Take Back

The Fort Myers Police Department, working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), will be accepting unwanted, expired or unused medications and needles on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the police station’s lobby. The FM...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Arrest Made in Fountain Street Shooting

Shooting Splash Image

The Fort Myers Police Department has released the identity of the suspected gunman who shot a male victim at 2080 Fountain Street of Friday, April 19, 2019. Markqueon Pearson (date of birth 09/30/1997) was arrested and charged with attempted 2nd degree mu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Enrollment Open for 30th Annual FMPD Respect for Law Camp

Breaking News

The 2019 Respect for Law Camp, sponsored by the Fort Myers Police Department is enrolling children now ages 11-14 for its 4-day, 3-night camping experience. The law enforcement themed camp will be held at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School from June 6th t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Road Closures for 2019 Dunbar Easter Parade

Extra Extra

On Sunday, April 21, 2019 the Fort Myers Police Department will close the following roads beginning at approximately 2:15 – 2:30 p.m. for the 75th Annual Dunbar Easter Parade:

• Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Ford Street to Pa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

FMPD Files Charges in Murder Case

Arrested

The Fort Myers Police Department has charged Kendal James Curry (date of birth 08/29/1996) with second degree murder for the November 12, 2017 killing of Marvin Peacock. The charges were officially filed on April 12, 2019 and Curry is currently in federal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2019

El Caribe Latin Flavor Hosts Brew with Blue

Special Event

Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department and members of the community enjoyed coffee and conversation at El Caribe Latin Flavor this morning. The café hosted the event to allow people a chance to sit with many of their neighborhood cops a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Assistance Requested by FMPD to ID Metro PCS Suspect

Identify Me

The Fort Myers Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a young, black male who stole two phones from the Metro PCS store located inside the Edison Mall on February 26, 2019. The suspect may have had an accomplice a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Brew with Blue – Coffee and Conversation

Extra Extra

Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and an opportunity for informal conversation with members of the Fort Myers Police Department at El Caribe Latin Flavor, 3917 Palm Beach Boulevard, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Tomstock Festival to Support FMPD K-9’s

Special Event

Everyone is invited to the annual Tomstock Festival on Saturday, April 13th at 10600 Sharon Dr in N. Ft. Myers off SR 31, from noon into the night. This multiple concert and BBQ event will be raising money to benefit the FMPD K9 Unit this year. First resp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Arrest Made in Fowler Street Shooting

Arrested

On Monday April 8, 2019 at approximately 3:20 p.m. Fort Myers Officers along with the U.S. Marshall’s Task Force arrested Antonio Vega (date of birth 3/2/1996) in connection with a shooting that occurred on March 28, 2019 on Fowler Street. Mr. V...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2019

FMPD Foursome Places First in Charity Golf Classic

Breaking News

Detectives with the Fort Myers Police Department had the right combination of skills and teamwork to win first place in the AFCAAM Charity Golf Classis held at the Forest Country Club on Friday April 5, 2019. Detectives James Langton, Charles Ciulla and N...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Disturbing the Peace Arrests at Fly Lounge

Arrested

Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department were monitoring the parking area of the Fly Lounge, 2158 Colonial Boulevard, at approximately 1:20 a.m. on Friday April 5, 2019 when they heard gunshots. Officers investigated and came upon two males, Elier V...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Rumors Regarding School Threat Deemed Not Credible

Breaking News

The Fort Myers Police Department was contacted on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at approximately 7:37 p.m. regarding a threat towards Fort Myers Middle School. The threat has been determined to not be credible. The investigation continues into the origin of the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2019

FMPD Searching for Missing Person

missing-person-graphic

The Fort Myers Police Department is searching for a missing person who was last seen at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers. James Edward Denmark is a white male (Date of Birth, September 25, 1976) described as standing approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2019

FMPD Officers of the Month

Congratulations

This morning at the Fort Myers Police Department Citi-Stat meeting for March 28, 2019, four officers were recognized for their exemplary service to the City of Fort Myers. The Mission Bar-B-Que Officer of the Month award was presented to officers Emelia L...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2019

Identity Sought for KOHL’s Theft Suspect

Identify Me

The public’s assistance is being requested by the Fort Myers Police Department to identify the white male in this photograph. He is a suspect of a grand theft that occurred on March 17, 2019, at Kohl’s Department Store located at 9357 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2019

FMPD Seeking Identity of Hit & Run Driver

Hit and Run

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the owner of the silver truck shown in the attached photo, in reference to a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The photo was tak...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Scam Callers using FMPD Name and Number

Extra Extra

The Fort Myers Police Department has been made aware of a telephone scam using the department’s name and spoofing the main switchboard number. A citizen recently called to report that his home received a telephone call asking for a $175 donation...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2019

UPDATE - FMPD Seeks Identity of Third Lee Statue Vandal

Identify Me

The Fort Myers Police Department has released a video image of the third vandal being sought for damaging the bust of General Robert E. Lee. If any member of the public can identify the individual who accompanied the first two suspects, who were included ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2019

FMPD Asking for Public’s Help in Identifying Suspect

Identify Me

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the male suspect shown in photos taken from video surveillance footage at the Wal-Mart Supercenter located at Six Mile Cypress Parkway and Colonial Boulevard in F...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2019

FMPD Investigates Vandalism to Bust of General Robert E. Lee

Crime Scene

The Fort Myers Police Department is conducting an investigation into an act of vandalism to the bust of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in downtown Fort Myers, Florida. Early Tuesday morning March 12, 2019 an unknown suspect or suspects loosened the bus...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2019

FMPD 2nd Silent Auction for C.O.A.C.H

Special Event

C.O.A.C.H. (Community Outreach Against Child Hunger) is a community outreach project designed by members of the Fort Myers Police Department. The program supplies children and families of Franklin Park Elementary, a week of daily dinners each month of the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2019

FMPD Promotes Two to Command Positions

Congratulations on Promotion

The Fort Myers Police Department promoted two officers yesterday in a ceremony held at City hall. Sergeant Jesus Ramos was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Officer Robert Kerbs was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. With family, friends and fellow of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2019

FMPD Negotiates Successful End to Laurels Apartments Standoff

Crime Scene

The Fort Myers Police Department negotiation team successfully talked Mr. Maxwell Pilaczynski, 27, out of his locked home at the Laurels Apartment complex on Winkler Avenue at Solomon Boulevard. Mr. Pilaczynski surrender peacefully and was taken into cust...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2019

FMPD Investigates Suspicious Males at Cedarbend Apartment Complex

Stranger Danger

The Fort Myers Police Department is asking that parents and their children be aware of recent reports citing suspicious encounters or conversations with unidentified individuals. Officers were dispatched to Cedarbend Drive on Tuesday March 5th in referenc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2019

FMPD PAL Football Recruiting 13 & 14-Year-Old Players

PAL Logo

The Fort Myers Police Athletic League (PAL) has openings on its football program for 13 and 14-year-old players who want to be a part of the Florida Elite Youth Football League during the Spring and Fall Seasons. Players and parents are encouraged to cont...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2019

FMPD Swears-in Ten New Officers

Congratulations

In a ceremony held this afternoon, March 1st, 2019, in the City of Fort Myers Council Chambers, Chief Derrick Diggs welcomed the largest swearing – in of new officers since he became the Chief of the FMPD. The group of 10 men and women included ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2019

FMPD Seeking Information on Female Target Thief

Identify Me

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to help identify a female suspect for a theft that occurred from the Target Department Store at 9350 Dynasty Drive. On Friday, February 1, 2019 the suspect stole over $600.00 wo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2019

Help ID Stadler Drive Burglary Suspect

Identify Me

On Wednesday evening February 20, 2019 a burglary suspect was seen on surveillance video at 1243 Stadler Drive. The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking to identify the suspect who stole a yellow colored AMC Bicycle from the car port. The bicycle has a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2019

FMPD Searching for Child Attempted Child Abductor

Stranger Danger

Thursday February 28, 2019 at approximately 4:45pm, a Hispanic male approached a female child in the area of Linhart and Cortez Boulevards and attempted to lure the child into his vehicle. He is described as having a snake tattoo on his forearm and additi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2019

FMPD Officers Share Mission BBQ Officer of the Month Award

Congratulations

Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs presented Officers Trevor Roberts and Mitchell Daniels with the Mission BBQ Officer of the Month awards to recognize them for their work in apprehending a habitual offender and confiscating illegal drugs. On February ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Substation

Extra Extra

On Tuesday February 26, 2019 at 3:00 PM the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida and the Fort Myers Police Department will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for a new police substation at 4150 Ford Street Extension. The new sta...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Arrest made in Purse Snatching Robberies

Arrested

Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department were alerted to a vehicle burglary in progress on Wednesday February 19, 2019 at approximately 6:30 p.m. at 4655 Deleon Street. Upon Arrival officers contacted the victim who reported seeing a young black mal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Traffic Stop Leads to Narcotics Arrest

Arrested

On Thursday February 21, 2019 at approximately 9:00 a.m. Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a late model Nissan Altima with window tinting beyond legal limits. After stopping the vehicle, the driver was identified a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Arrests Made in Aggravated Battery of Co-Worker

Arrested

Fort Myers police responded to an incident at 1605 Seaboard Avenue around 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Officers met with a victim, identified as Antonio Jesus Sardinas (DOB 04-09-1971) who reported he was beaten by two co-workers during an ar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2019

FMPD Supports the PACE Center for Girls

PACE presentation 2019

The Fort Myers Police Department presented a check for $13,000 to the PACE Center for Girls of Lee County on Friday, February 15, 2019. Chief Derrick Diggs handed an oversize check representing the donation to PACE Executive Director Meg Geltner and Chair...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2019

FMPD Ceremony held to Remember Fallen Officers

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Fort Myers Police Department Chief Derrick Diggs along with fellow law enforcement agencies, family members and law enforcement remembrance organizations participated in an event to remember and commemorate members who have fallen in the line of duty. Sev...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2019

FMPD to be presented with a Fallen Officer Honor Chair

Extra Extra

On Monday, February 18. 2019 at 3 p.m. the Fort Myers police department will be presented with a Fallen Officers Honor Chair by the non-profit group “Saving a Hero’s Place, incorporated.” The presentation of the chair will ta...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2019

FMPD Investigating Robberies in Vicinity of Matthew Dr. and DeLeon St.

Crime Scene

The Fort Myers Police Department is investigating two robbery scenes this afternoon near Deleon Street and Matthew Drive of purses being stolen from two different women. The first robbery occurred on Matthew Drive with the female victim being approached b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2019

FMPD Officer Megan Pate named City Employee of the Quarter

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Officer Megan Pate of the Fort Myers Police Department was named the City of Fort Myers Employee of the Quarter for the 4th quarter of 2018. Chief Derrick Diggs presented the officer with a trophy and certificate on behalf of the City and thanked the offi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

UPDATE FMPD Suspect Arrested in Text Threat to FM High School

Arrested

The Fort Myers police Department has released the identity of the teenage suspect responsible for the text threat against Fort Myers High School. Arrested this morning was Trayvon Campbell (Date of Birth 8/28/2001) on felony charges that include; written ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Identities Sought for Pair of Suspected Target Shoplifters

Identify Me

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured male and female suspects in reference to a theft that occurred on February 4, 2019. The suspects are seen on a video surveillance still after they al...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Text Threat at Fort Myers High FMPD Increases Security and Makes Arrest

Arrested

During a Fort Myers High School basketball game on Wednesday evening, February 13, 2019 a FMPD School Resource Officer became aware of threatening text messages. The messages were being sent by a known suspect stating that he would shoot a targeted indivi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

US Marshalls and FMPD Make Arrest on Henderson Avenue Shooting

Arrested

On Friday afternoon February 8, 2019 the US Marshall’s Service working with the Fort Myers Police Department’s Gang Suppression Unit arrested Mr. Joseph Anthony Ferguson in relation to the shootings that took place on Henderson Avenue ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Suspects Sought in Drive-by Shooting on Sumter

Shooting Splash Image

Thursday night February 4, 2019 Fort Myers Police responded to a disturbance at approximately 11:30 p.m. in reference to a male who had been wounded by gunfire at 1122 Sumter Drive. Once on scene officers located Antonio Thomas (date of birth 7/23/1978) s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Stray Bullet Wounds One near Fowler Street

Shooting Splash Image

Fort Myers Police Officers were responding to a report of shots being fired from a silver or grey SUV near Metro Parkway and Winkler Avenue on Thursday afternoon, February 4, 2019. While searching for the suspect vehicle they were alerted to a wounded mal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Two Females Sought for Using Stolen Credit Cards

Identify Me

The Fort Myers Police Department is searching for two black females who entered the South Fort Myers Wal-Mart Store at 14821 Ben C Pratt/6 Mile Cypress Parkway and made several purchases with stolen credit cards. The purchases were made by the pair on Dec...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2019

FMPD Investigating Shooting on Henderson Avenue

Shooting Splash Image

On Thursday night January 31, 2019 at approximately 8:10 pm Fort Myers Police Officers responded to an alert from the ShotSpotter system of gunfire that occurred at 2259 Henderson Avenue. Upon arrival officers discovered three wounded individuals, one in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Assistance for Identity of Credit Card Thief

Identify Me

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect who was captured on video at several area businesses using stolen credit cards. The pictured suspect burglarized an automobile and went on a shopping spree in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2019

FMPD Releases Cause of Death In Floral Drive Investigation

Homicide-Investigation-graphic

The Fort Myers Police Department has determined the investigation into the death of Kenya Ellis and Julian Ellis to be a murder/suicide. Police believe Kenya Ellis murdered her son Julian before taking her own life. Both Kenya and Julian died from gunshot...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Public Help is Sought in Identifying Shoe Thief

Identify Me

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who entered the Rack Room Shoes store at 3242 Forum Blvd and stole 6 pairs of shoes. The stolen merchandise is valued at over $300.00 dollars. The ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2019

FMPD Holds Promotion Ceremony

Congratulations on Promotion

On Tuesday January 22nd, 2019 the Fort Myers Police Department promoted nine officers to command positions at a ceremony held at the Heritage Palms County Club. According to Chief Derrick Diggs the promotions were “an acknowledgment of hard work...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2019

FMPD Makes Homicide Arrest

Homicide-Investigation-graphic

On Saturday January 19, 2019 at approximately 9:46 p.m. officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a 911 call from a woman reporting that a man was shot at 1635 Marsh Avenue in the City. At that address police found the body of Eddie Trav...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2019

Downtown Cameras Instrumental in Guilty Verdict

Arrested

Video evidence from cameras mounted in downtown Fort Myers by the Fort Myers Police Department were important pieces of evidence in the trial of Derek Riccobono who was found guilty as charged for Attempted First Degree Murder and Discharging a firearm fr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Celebration Details

Special Event

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March is scheduled for Monday, January 21, 2019. The formation area will be at the Dunbar Jupiter Hammon Library 3095 Blount Street.  It will open at 9:00 am and the march is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am. The Fort...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Stranger Approaching Children – Superior St. @ E. Riverside Drive

Stranger Danger

The Fort Myers Police Department has been alerted to a stranger that attempted to lure two children into her car this morning at approximately 7:30 a.m. near the area of Superior Street and East Riverside Drive. The suspect is described as a thin black fe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2019

FMPD Pursing Two Escapees from Halfway House

Prisoner Escape

The Fort Myers Police Department is pursuing two escaped prisoners from the Price Halfway House at 2515 Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. The two prisoners are identified as Adam Phillips, a white male (date of birth 02-06-2000) and Christopher Walters, also a ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2019

FMPD Seeks Two Female Shoplifters

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The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking to identify two holiday shoplifters in reference to a theft at the Burlington Department Store at 4650 South Cleveland Avenue (US 41). The thefts took place on December 16, 2018 and the pictured suspects arrived...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Fowler Street/Colonial Blvd. Crash Results in DUI Arrest

Hart, Alan

On Sunday Morning January 6, 2019 at approximately 7:23 Fort Myers Police responded to a vehicle crash at the intersection of Colonial Boulevard and Fowler Street. Upon arrival officers discovered that the driver, later identified as Alan Hart (date of bi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2019

FMPD Responds to Fights at Fly Lounge

Arrested

Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department were monitoring the Fly Lounge (2158 Colonial Boulevard) during closing on Friday, January 4, 2018 at approximately 1:45 a.m. as a large crowd was exiting the club. While in the parking lot several patrons of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Technology and Teamwork take Guns off the Streets

Arrested

On New Year’s Eve at approximately 11:30 p.m., Fort Myers Police Patrol Officers were notified by a ShotSpotter alert of gunfire at 3647 Minnesota Drive. Neighborhood video surveillance also reported three males were being observed loading a rif...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2019

FMPD makes Video Voyeur Arrest

Portillio, Marvin Hernan

A Fort Myers Police Bicycle Officer was notified on evening of December 27th, 2018, that a patron at the downtown House of Pizza was seen taking videos or pictures with his cell phone up unsuspecting women’s dresses. The manager of the store was...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2019

FMPD Releases Name of Pedestrian Fatality from Colonial @ Ortiz

Fatal Crash

The Fort Myers Police Department has released the name of the pedestrian who was struck and killed near the intersection of Colonial Boulevard and Ortiz Avenue on December 27th at approximately 7:30 pm. Elba L. Garces (date of birth 01/08/43) was discover...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2019

FMPD Seeks Information on Burlington Grand Theft Suspects

Identify Me

Fort Myers Police are seeking the identities of three woman who were working as a team to shoplift merchandise for the Burlington Department Store (formally Burlington Coat Factory) at 4650 South Cleveland Avenue (US 41) in Fort Myers. It is believed the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 24, 2018

FMPD Seeks Suspects in Unsuccessful Circle K Robbery Attempt

Identify Me

Fort Myers Police responded to a report of a robbery in progress at approximately 3:30 am, December 24, 2018. Three armed and disguised robbery suspects, driving a dull green hatchback entered the Circle K at 2657 Colonial Blvd and ordered the clerk into ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Victorious PAL Boxers Seek Sponsors for Next Level

2018 Silver Gloves

The Fort Myers Police Athletic League (PAL) Boxing Team has garnered more championships and is seeking sponsors to help them move onto the next level of national competition. This past week team members competed in the 2018 Florida State Silver Gloves tou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Shotspotter Technology Assists in Drug Bust

Francisco,Ramiro Juan

On December 18, 2018 at approximately 11 p.m. patrol officers with the Fort Myers Police Department received a Shotspotter alert of gunfire located at 3931 Madison Avenue. Upon responding to the scene, the officers discovered a pickup truck behind the res...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2018

FMPD Releases Names of Recent Accident Victims

Fatal Crash

Over the past several days the Fort Myers Police Department responded to two traffic fatalities which are still under investigation. The First occurred on Thursday night December 13, 2018 on State Road 82. The deceased has been identified as Filipe Da Sil...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Fake Credit Cards Confiscated by FMPD

Washington, Terris Devon

A fraudster using fake credit cards to purchase high end merchandise was arrested by Fort Myers Police on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at a local jewelry store. According to the business owner, Terris Devon Washington (date of birth 12/17/90), had previou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2018

FMPD Investigating Bassie Court Shooting

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Shortly after midnight on Wednesday December 13, 2018 Fort Myers Police officers responded to an alert of gunfire at 3309 Bassie Court. When officers arrived, they found a deceased male identified as Sam Wigfals (date of birth 08/15/61) with a gunshot wou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Fort Myers Officers Conduct Drug and Guns Arrest

Benitez, Jose Juan

Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to an anonymous complaint of shots fired on Sunday December 9th, 2018 at approximately 12:17 AM at 3538 Seminole Avenue. When officers arrived, they observed two males in a car parked behind the res...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2018

FMPD Seeks Assistance Identifying an Individual

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The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the male subject in this picture in reference to a vehicle burglary and fraud. The incident occurred on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the male is known to drive a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2018

Car Burglar Arrested at Centre Point Apartments

Washek

Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department made a burglary arrest last night, Wednesday December 5, 2018, at approximately 11:15 p.m. at the Centre Point Apartments located at 2121 Collier Avenue. A resident of the complex reported that three males we...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2018

FMPD Responds to Shots Fired and Apprehends Suspects

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On Friday, November 30, 2018, officers with the Fort Myers Police Department were on patrol at approximately 2:06 a.m. near Golfview and Cleveland Avenues when they heard gunshots. The officers immediately began to search the area and were flagged down by...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Shooting Victim Discovered at Cranford and Guava Streets

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On Thursday, November 29, 2018, at approximately 7:30pm, Fort Myers Police Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Seaboard Street and Michigan Avenue in reference to a report of shots fired. While investigating officers discovered that a vehicle ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Fort Myers PAL Boxers Continue Winning

Sugar_Bert_Team

Earlier this month the Fort Myers Police Athletic League (PAL) boxers competed in the USA Boxing Florida State Championships and brought back six championship titles and a silver award. Two weeks later the PAL Boxing Academy took 7 boxers and coaching sta...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2018

FMPD Apprehends Alhambra Drive Burglar

Lewis Ladson

On Thursday November 15,2018 at approximately 1 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department was contacted by a resident of Alhambra Drive that a young male with a bicycle was seen looking thru the front door of a neighbor’s house and then hiding his b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2018

“Man Arrested For Attempted Murder”

Shooting Splash Image

On Sunday, November 18, 2018 at approximately 4:55pm, officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to 9822 Bernwood Place Drive in reference to a male armed with a long gun shooting at vehicles. Once on scene, officers spoke to several witness...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Kids Bag Groceries for FMPD COACH Thanksgiving Drive

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The Fort Myers Police Department’s COACH (Community Outreach Against Child Hunger) program got many helping hands today from area middle and grade school students who bagged food to be distributed to needy families for Thanksgiving. The COACH ca...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Junior ROTC Runners make Donation to FMPD

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The Fort Myers Police Department Cops & Joggers committee presented members of the Mariner High School JROTC program with an award for being the fastest JROTC Team in the 11th Annual Cops & Joggers 5K Race which was held on October 13th, 2018. At ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Evans Avenue Hit & Run Victim Remains in Critical Condition

Hit and Run

The female cyclist involved in a hit and run accident early Sunday morning at approximately 2 AM is still listed in critical condition at Lee Memorial Hospital. Fort Myers Police have released a photograph of a similar vehicle they recovered parts from ne...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2018

FMPD Seeks Information on Evans Avenue Hit & Run

Hit and Run

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking assistance from the public regarding a hit and run crash. This morning (11/11/2018) at approximately 2:00 AM a vehicle struck a female bicyclist in the area of Evans Avenue just North of Dr. Martin Luther King J...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Fort Myers PAL Boxers Win Six Championships

2018 Winning Team

The Fort Myers Police Athletic League (PAL) boxers competed in the USA Boxing 2018 Florida State Champions in Palatka, Florida on November 2,3 and 4 and brought back six state championships and one silver award. Coach Jose Ojeda along with Assistant Coach...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2018

FMPD Receives Donation Check from Mission BBQ

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The Fort Myers location of Mission BBQ presented the Fort Myers Police Department 2018 Cops & Joggers 5K/Fallen Officers Memorial Foundation with a check for $1500.00 based on sales of their Hometown Heroes Red Cups. Presenting the check to Lt. Jeffer...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Fort Myers Police Department Awarded 2018 Second Chance Act Grant to Improve Public Safety

Extra Extra

Fort Myers Police Department was awarded a $1,000,000.00 federal grant to provide services that prevent recidivism, reduce crime, and protect public safety. The award is a part of the 2018 Second Chance Act grant program funded and administered by the U.S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2018

UPDATE Glenn Drive Shooting Investigation

Tyson

The Fort Myers Police Department has identified the victim of the November 1, 2018 shooting on Glenn Drive and is investigating the incident as a homicide. The deceased male’s name was Michael Tyson (date of birth April 26, 1987.) If any member ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2018

FMPD Sponsors Fair and Impartial Policing Seminar

Extra Extra

The Fort Myers Police Department is conducting a one-and-a-half-day program on Fair & Impartial Policing at the City Pier building on Thursday and Friday November 1st and 2nd. The seminars will be conducted by Dr. Lorie Fridell, a professor of crimino...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2018

“The Fort Myers Police Department Continues Efforts to Reduce Violent Crime Seizing Six Firearms, Dr

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On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, The Fort Myers Police Departments Special Enforcement Division, with the assistance of FMPD SWAT, Gang Suppression Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tabaco, Firearms and Explosives executed a search warrant at 4004 Iroquois Ave...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2018

FMPD Seeks ID of Burlington Thief

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The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking assistance Identifying a suspect that ran out of the Burlington Coat Factory store on October 7, 2018 with an estimated $1000.00 in merchandise.  The suspect entered the store at approximately 7:30 p.m....

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Identity Sought for Debit Card Thief

Debit Card Thief

The Fort Myers police Department is seeking help in identifying the person pictured, known only as “Richard,” who is a suspect in the theft a debit card and some jewelry. The victim has reported that the debit card was recently used at...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2018

FMPD Sends Supplies to Mexico Beach Police

Mexico Beach

A little over one year ago Fort Myers Police Officer Edward Cutie, Jr. launched a drive to fill a truck with relief supplies and head south to his hometown police department in Key West which had been devastated by Hurricane Irma. Now he is heading North ...

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