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4 Apr 2014

FMPD Searching for Sexual Battery Suspect

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Update 1: On April 4, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department with the assistance of the Lee County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) located Idelfonso Santana-Grajales at 5535 10th Avenue in Fort Myers. After a brief standoff Santana-Grajales surrendered to officers and was placed under arrest. Santana-Grajales will be charged with sexual battery, two local warrants as well as additional charges from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.  "This was an outstanding joint effort to safely bring a wanted felon determined to avoid prosecution into custody", said police spokesman Lieutenant Victor Medico.

On April 3, 2014 at 8:29 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department went to 3947 Lora Street in an attempt to locate Idelfonso Santana-Grajales (d.o.b. 05/15/1976, of Fort Myers) for an active open booking sheet for a sexual battery offense that originally occured on March 7, 2014.

Officers confronted Santana-Grajales at the residence and he immediately took flight into a wooded area near the intersection of Bell Street and Van Buren Street off Palm Beach Boulevard. 

Police quickly set up a perimeter and began to track Santana-Grajales with K-9 units and the aviation unit. At this time Santana-Grajales remains at large. 

The original offense was an isolated incident so there is not a preceived threat to the area residents but police are asking for assistance if Santana-Grajales is seen or his whereabouts are known.    

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Katrina O'Brien at 239-321-7700, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS or text message C-R-I-M-E-S (274637) Keyword FMPD. 

FMPD Searching for Sexual Battery Suspect

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Office: (239) 321-7700
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Address: 2210 Widman Way, Fort Myers, FL 33901

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