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News Flash

Posted on: July 4, 2020

Dispel Rumors and Traffic Stop Etiquette

Extra Extra

(For Immediate Release)

Date: July 4, 2020

Traffic Stop Etiquette

On July 3, 2020 at approximately 2314 hours a traffic stop was initiated by our Group Violence Intervention Unit, mid-block of Verona Street for a minor traffic infraction.A cA traffic stop is...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2020

Chevron Attempted Robbery

Investigation-Graphic

On Thursday, July 2, 2020 the Fort Myers Police Department received a 911 from the Chevron Gas Station located at 3008 Cleveland Avenue in reference to a just occurred Robbery to the business. Officers in the  immediate area quickly started a per...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Tip Leads to Hotel Drug Bust

Drug Bust

For Immediate Release

June 23, 2020

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at approximately 12:15 p.m., the S.E.D. Vice/ Narcotics Unit along with Patrol, F.H.P. K-9 and CPC Officer William Schettino executed a narcotics search warrant at The Hyatt Place Hotel, located...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2020

Drug Complaints lead to Search Warrant arrests

Drug Bust

For Immediate Release 

June 20, 2020

On Friday, June 19, 2020, at approximately 4:45 p.m., the S.E.D. Vice/ Narcotics Unit along with GVI, Patrol, Intel and S.W.A.T. executed a narcotics search warrant at 2776 Lemon Street, a long-time street level...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Park at Positano Shooting Update

Investigation-Graphic

(For Immediate Release)

Date: June 9, 2020

Shooting Update

On Monday, June 8, 2020, at approximately 12:22pm, officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to 2735 Colonial Blvd (Park at Positano) for a 911 call in reference to an altercation in t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Traffic Fatality

Fatal Crash

(For Immediate Release)

Date: May 28, 2020

Traffic Fatality

On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at approximately 7:12 P.M. The Fort Myers Police Department received a call for service near the intersection of State Road 82 and Lightard Knott Lane about a traffic cra...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Publix Burglary Arrest

Arrested

(For Immediate Release)

Date: May 27, 2020

Publix Burglary Arrest

On May 27, 2020, at approximately 1:30 am Fort Myers Police Officers responded to Publix located at 5781 Lee Boulevard in reference an alarm call.

Once on scene Officers determined a male that ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Search warrant yields arrest

Arrested

(For Immediate Release)

Date: May 22, 2020

(For Immediate Release)

Date: May 22, 2020

Computer Pornography Yields Arrest

On May 19, 2020 members of the Fort Myers Police Department conducted a residential search warrant in the Marina Bay neighborhood, located ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Arson Arrest

Arrested

(For Immediate Release)

Date: May 18, 2020

Structure Fire Southward Village

At approximately 1046 hours the Fort Myers Police responded to a structure fire at 3125 Dora Street located in Southward Village.

There was no one in the residence at the time and the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Shooting on Cuba

Investigation-Graphic

(For Immediate Release)

Date: May 18, 2020

Shooting on Cuba Street

Fort Myers Police is on the scene of a shooting at 2213 Cuba Street.

At this time, we have one subject being transported to Lee Memorial Hospital with injuries. We ask that bystanders avoid th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Suspicious Package

Investigation-Graphic

(For Immediate Release)

Date: May 11, 2020

Suspicious Package

At approximately 1123 hours the Fort Myers Police Department received a call from administrators at the administrative building of Renaissance Preserve located at 4224 Renaissance Preserve Way, Fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2020

FMPD Canines receive donation of body armor

Gunny

(For Immediate Release)

Date: May 8, 2020

Fort Myers Police Department’s K9s Gunny and Janko have received donation of body armor

Fort Myers Police Department’s K9s Gunny and Janko have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Kidnapping Arrest

Breaking News

(For Immediate Release)

Date: May 7, 2020

Kidnapping Arrest Update

The Fort Myers Police Department investigated an Attempted Murder, Kidnapping, and Robbery case earlier today where Nancy Petit Frere, date of birth

04-27-92 was arrested.

The investigation sta...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Crime Scene Update

Investigation-Graphic

(For Immediate Release)

Date: May 7, 2020

Active Crime Scene Update

To update from prior release, we are currently working what was a missing person case that has now been deemed suspicious/criminal in nature.

The adult female (approximately mid 20’...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Sexual Battery Arrests

Arrested

(For Immediate Release)

Date: April 30, 2020

Sexual Battery Arrests

The Fort Myers Police Department investigated two separate cases involving a juvenile victim who had been repeatedly sexually abused by her two uncles, Elias Pedro Castaneda H/M 01-15-1989 a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Robbery Arrests

Arrested

(For Immediate Release)

Date: April 28, 2020

Robbery Arrests

After a sequence of events stemming from a Robbery to a person with a Firearm, on April 22, 2020 at Sunterra Apartments located at 3541 Evans Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida, we would like to advise th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Circle K Shooting Arrest

Arrested

(For Immediate Release)

Date: April 28, 2020

Circle K Shooting

On 4/28/2020 at approximately 1:22am while on uniformed marked patrol within the city limits of Fort Myers, Officer Kelly was dispatched to the Circle K gas station located at 3614 Cleveland Ave ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Child Traffic Fatality

Investigation-Graphic

(For Immediate Release)

Date: April 27, 2020

Child Traffic Fatality

The Fort Myers Police Department is investigating a Fatal Traffic Crash that took place Sunday (April 26, 2020) afternoon in the area of Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard and Dora Street.

It is wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Traffic Homicide Arrest

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For Immediate Release

April 20, 2020

Traffic Homicide Arrest

The Fort Myers Police Department would like to report the arrest of Leslie Joe Zeagler (W/F DOB: 2/28/1990). The arrest of Zeagler in is connection with a fatal traffic crash that took place on Feb...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Bomb Threat Arrest

Arrested

On 4-16-2020, Fort Myers Police Officers responded to the area of Prince St and Edison Ave, in reference to a bomb threat made against a business in the area. Several Officers responded to the scene and secured the area, pending a sweep. The Lee County Sh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Show of Appreciation for Lee Health

Special Event

On April 16, 2020 around sunset, The Fort Myers Police Department arrived at Lee Memorial Hospital located at 2776 Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida to express our gratitude to the heroes who are truly on the Front Lines of this pandemic. 

We ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Bomb Threat 2360 Prince Street

Investigation-Graphic

On April 16, 2020 at approximately 0325 hours, Fort Myers Police received a bomb threat via cell phone. 

 

Officers immediately responded to the location of the threat located at 2360 Prince Street, Fort Myers, Florida and began roping off...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Shooting incident on Blake Street

Arrested

On April 14, 2020 Officers responded to a shots fired call in the 2700 block of Blake Street, Fort Myers, Florida.

Upon arrival Officers along with the Group Violence Intervention Unit were able to locate all parties and detain two individuals.

After thorou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Shooting Arrest

Arrested

On 4/14/2020, at approximately 5:00am, Officers of the Fort Myers Police Department responded to the area of Willin Street and Ford Street in reference to a female victim whose vehicle had been shot after a brief vehicle chase in the area of Work Dr/Canal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Shots Fired at 2746 Blake Street

Investigation-Graphic

On April 14, 2020 at approximately 1249 hours, Fort Myers Police responded to a ShotSpotter Gunfire Alert near the area of 2746 Blake Street, Fort Myers, Florida.

Through excellent communication between responding Officers and our Group Violence Interventi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2020

Investigation Update

Investigation-Graphic

The State Attorney’s Office of the 20th Judicial Circuit has notified FMPD that they will not be seeking charges against three off duty Fort Myers Police officers concerning an incident that occurred on February 20, 2020, at the Dixie Roadhouse,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Respect for Law Camp 2020 Cancellation

Law Camp

Our annual Respect for Law Camp, which was scheduled to be held June 11-14th at Dunbar Middle School, Fort Myers, Florida will be officially cancelled for the 2020 year due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

It was a difficult decision however the heal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2020

Sexual Battery Arrest

Arrested

On November 8, 2019, the Fort Myers Police Department received a complaint of Anthony Adetutu (B/M 07-25-1980) committing a Sexual Battery on a Victim Over 12 Under 18 Years Old within the Fort Myers Police Department’s jurisdiction.

Through the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

FMPD Investigating Shooting

Shooting Splash Image

This morning at approximately 10:50 AM, officers were called to the area of 3784 Central Avenue in reference to a shooting.  The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries as was treated at Lee Memorial Hospital. 

 

Preliminar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

FMPD Investigating Shooting Near Winkler and Metro

Shooting Splash Image

This morning at approximately 3:14 AM, Lee Memorial Hospital reported to police that a juvenile male with a gunshot wound to the forearm had arrived at the emergency room. While Officers were investigating, a second male juvenile arrived with a gunshot wo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Fort Myers Police Department Awarded Accreditation

CALEA

On Friday, March 20, 2020, Chief Diggs proudly announced the Fort Myers Police Department has been awarded Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, (CALEA). The CALEA Advanced Law Enforcement Accredi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Procedural Changes by the Fort Myers Police Department

Covid 19 Title Screen

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Fort Myers Police Department has established several procedural changes. These changes have been made to reduce the risk of exposure to protect our employees and the public. 

For minor crimes, reports may ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

FMPD Searching for Runaway

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Fort Myers Police are searching for a young girl believed to be a runaway and heading to upstate New York. Janine Camardo, age 17, left Lutheran Services at 3634 Central Avenue and was picked up by an unknown male at Veterans Park in Cape Coral. While at ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Fort Myers Police Department Temporarily Closing Lobby

Covid 19 Title Screen

In an effort to protect our employees and the public from the Coronavirus, the FMPD will be temporarily closing the public lobby located at 2210 Widman Way.  Citizens will continue to receive police services as they do now but without physical ac...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

FMPD Continues Search for Porter Albert

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Continuing efforts to locate missing person Porter Albert the Fort Myers Police Department will be distributing flyers to local businesses along the 3000 block of US 41/Cleveland Avenue. This afternoon at 2PM Detective Vincent Doyle will be speaking with ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

FMPD Searching for Hit & Run Vehicle

Hit and Run

Fort Myers Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle involved in a hit and run accident on Ballard Road, at approximately 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The accident occurred near Lura Street and injured a pedestri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Coronoavirus - City Response

Covid 19 Title Screen

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and emergency declarations issued by President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, the City of Fort Myers is prepared to meet demands for delivery of essential services, specifically in the areas of public saf...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Arrest Made for Obstruction

Arrested

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, officers with the Fort Myers Police Group Violence Unit attempted to stop a vehicle for numerous traffic violations. The vehicle refused to stop and continued for several city blocks until finally stopping in front of a famil...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2020

FMPD Searching for Car Battery Thief

IDENTIFY THIS SUSPECT

The Fort Myers Police department is asking for assistance in identifying a man seen stealing a battery out of a vehicle parked at Red Bones Bar and Grill at 3604 Palm Beach Boulevard. The suspect was photographed on surveillance footage pulling up to the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

FMPD Searching for Tool Thief

IDENTIFY THIS SUSPECT

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking assistance identifying a burglary suspect. On Monday, March 2nd, at approximately 10:45 AM, Grand Avenue residents witnessed the suspect leaving a carport with power tools. The male dropped some of the tools and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2020

FMPD C.O.A.C.H. Auction Raises over $16,000

Special Event

The Fort Myers Police Department’s C.O.A.C.H. program (Community Outreach to Achieve Change on the Homefront) held a fundraiser and silent auction on Sunday, February 23rd at Millennial Brewery and raised $16, 262.00. All the money raised will b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Suspect ID Sought for Carport Burglar

IDENTIFY THIS SUSPECT

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a burglary suspect. The incident occurred at approximately 5:45 AM, on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at a residence in the area of Cranford and Edison Streets. A surveillance camera captu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Fort Myers Police Department’s K9 Mattis has received donation of body armor

Breaking News

Fort Myers Police Department’s K9 Mattis has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was embroidered with the sentiment “Honoring tho...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2020

FMPD Seeking Help Identifying Aggravated Battery Suspect

IDENTIFY THIS SUSPECT

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking to identify a male suspect who committed an aggravated battery at approximately 1:30 AM on February 10, 2020, at Club Celsius in Downtown Fort Myers. He is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall with a beard and app...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2020

Students Arrested

Arrested

This afternoon, at approximately 4:45pm, officers were called to assist breaking up a fight that was occurring on a Lee County School bus. When the initial officer entered the bus he observed several students fighting. The students refused all commands an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2020

FMPD Seeking ID of Suspect in Robbery of Taxi Driver

IDENTIFY THIS SUSPECT

Fort Myers Police are seeking the identity of the woman pictured in surveillance video from the Circle K at 9951 Orange River Boulevard. She is described as a black female, approximately 30 years of age, wearing blue jean shorts and a red tank top with a ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2020

FMPD Locates Witness from SR82 Crash

Fatal Crash

The potential witness to the fatal accident on State Road 82 has been located. FMPD would like to thank our media partners and the public for their assistance.

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2020

FMPD Makes Arrest in Michigan Avenue Homicide

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On Saturday afternoon at approximately 4:30 PM., Officers were dispatched to the area of 3653 Michigan Avenue for reports of a male being shot. Responding officers located a male victim bleeding from apparent gunshot wounds and immediately began emergency...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2020

FMPD Looking for Witnesses to Fatal Accident Involving Child

Fatal Crash

Yesterday at approximately 2:40 PM, officers responded to a vehicle crash in the area of MLK and Rockfill. 2 adult females and a 3-year-old female were in a 2005 KIA Mini Van when they struck a palm tree causing the child to be ejected from the vehicle. T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Road Closures for Edison Grand Parade and 5K Run

Special Event

The Fort Myers Police Department is alerting all motorists that most roads in and around downtown Fort Myers will be closed starting in the early morning hours on Saturday, February 15, 2019. The Parade / 5K route will include Cortez Boulevard, US 41 (Cle...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2020

FMPD Asking for Help Identifying Theft Suspects

Identify Me

Fort Myers Police are asking for assistance identifying a male and female for a theft that occurred on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Walgreens located at 3593 Cleveland Avenue. The duo stole merchandise and gift cards and are suspects in similar thefts i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2020

FMPD Makes Child Neglect Arrests

Arrested

On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, FMPD Officers were called to two different locations to investigate possible child neglect.

The first incident happened at approximately 11:00 AM when a four-year-old child was found wandering outside an apartment complex at ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2020

FMPD Releases ID of Parents Charged with Neglect

Arrested

Fort Myers Police have released the identities of the parents who left their child in a locked car on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Mosammat Ranu Pervin, age 31, and MD Razaul Karim, 45, left their four-month-old infant in their vehicle while they shopped a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Infant Left in Locked Car

Arrested

At approximately 10:00 AM this morning Fort Myers Police were called to the Sam’s Club Plaza at 5100 South Cleveland Avenue, on a report of an infant locked in a car while the parents shopped at the Dollar Tree Store. The Officers freed the four...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Accidental Shooting Wounds Teenager

Shooting Splash Image

Fort Myers Police responded to a call of a shooting on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at approximately 8:02 p.m. at 3711 Nelson Tillis Boulevard.

After arriving on the scene officers discovered a 15-year old male sustained a non-life-threatening wou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Arrest Made in 2019 DUI Manslaughter Case

Arrested

An extensive 7-month investigation by The Fort Myers Police Department’s Traffic Homicide Unit led to the arrest of 38-year-old Adam Thomas Walker of Dover Florida. Walker is being charged with one count of DUI Manslaughter, two counts of DUI ca...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Crimestoppers Offering Reward for Information Concerning Missing Person Porter Taylor Albert

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The Fort Myers Police Department is continuing its search for missing 78-year-old Porter Taylor Albert. Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information leading to his whereabouts.

Tips can be submitted to Crimestoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). Tipsters...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2020

2020 Edison Junior Parade Road Closures

Breaking News

The Fort Myers Police Department will be shutting down streets for the Edison Festival Junior Fun Run and Children’s Parade starting at 8:00 AM on Sunday, February 9, 2020.

The first affected streets will include West First Street and First stree...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Arrest Made in Stabbing Incident

Arrested

Fort Myers Police responded to the report of a stabbing on February 3, 2020, at 6:02 a.m. at 2725 Dr. Ella Piper Way. Officers found a 62-year-old male victim suffering from stab wounds. The victim was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment wh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Operation Crack Down

Breaking News

On January 31, 2020, following a 6 month- long operation within the city of Fort Myers, aptly named "Operation Crack down", the Fort Myers Police Department Special Enforcement Division’s Vice/Narcotics unit secured arrest warrants for...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2020

Officer Involved Shooting

Officer Involved Shooting

Today at approximately 11:30 am, Fort Myers Police Officers were dispatched to 3440 Fowler Street, Mahogany Beauty Salon, for reports of multiple shots being fired. When the first responding officer arrived at the salon, he was immediately confronted by a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2020

FMPD Executes Search Warrant | Drug Arrest

Breaking News

Yesterday afternoon the Fort Myers Police Department served a search warrant on a residence located at 2629 Broadway, unit #15. Officers arrested 54-year-old Randolph T. Bronson and charged him with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2020

FMPD Releases 2019 Crime Statistics

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The Fort Myers Police Department held a press conference today at 10 AM and released the 2019 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) statistics. The UCR system provides standardized reports on crime statistics based on data gathered from law enforcement agencies acro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Update: Missing - Porter Taylor Albert

missing-person-graphic

FMPD would like to reiterate a few facts concerning Porter Taylor Albert.

1.) We request that the media keep Mr. Albert’s picture before the public as much as possible.

2.) Mr. Albert’s last known location was in the Big Lots department ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Shooting at Babe’s Night Club

Shooting Splash Image

The Fort Myers Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place this morning at approximately 1:15 am, at Babe’s Night Club, 3654 Cleveland Avenue. Two males were shot sustaining non-life-threatening injuries. One victim was identif...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

FMPD Announces Press Conference

Extra Extra

The Fort Myers Police Department will hold a press conference on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at 10 AM in the conference room of the Real-Time Crime Center.

Chief Derrick Diggs will present the 2019 Universal Crime Report statistics recently released by th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2020

FMPD Release Update on Missing Elderly Male

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Fort Myers Police have released evidence on Porter Albert’s last verified location. The missing 78-year-old was in the Big Lots department store at 13970 N. Cleveland Avenue in North Fort Myers on January 15, 2020, at 6:45 PM.

A surveillance phot...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Man’s Disappearance Believed Suspicious

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Fort Myers Police are indicating there may be suspicious circumstances surrounding a missing 78-year-old white male, Porter Taylor Albert. Albert has shown no indications of dementia, has no known medical conditions, and does not take medication.

He has be...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2020

FMPD Searching for Missing Elderly Male

missing-person-graphic

Fort Myers Police are seeking the whereabouts of a 78-year-old white male, Porter Taylor Albert. It is suspected that Albert has been missing for approximately one week, but he lives alone and has no local relatives that can confirm when he was last seen....

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2020

FMPD PAL Boxers Ranked Nationally by USA Boxing

PAL Logo

The Fort Myers Police Department’s Police Athletic League (PAL) has announced that four of its boxers have been ranked in the top ten of their weight classes by USA Boxing which is the national governing body for Olympic-style amateur boxing.

The...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2020

Wal-Mart Supports Respect for Law Camp

Special Event

Three area Wal-Mart stores have banded together to donate $6,750.00 to support the Fort Myers Police Department’s 2020 “Respect for Law Camp.” Wal-Mart’s charitable contribution will assist with scholarships for des...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2020

FMPD Seeking Assistance in Robbery Case

Identify Me

The Fort Myers Police Department is asking for assistance identifying possible witnesses to a robbery that occurred at the Super 8 Motel, located at 2717 Colonial Boulevard, on Thursday, December 19, 2019.

The pictured females drove the victim’s ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2020

FMPD Searching for Bank Robber

Bank Robbery

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying a white male who robbed the Chase Bank at 1499 Colonial Boulevard. No injuries occurred during the robbery, but the suspect did display a firearm. The suspect left the bank on foot in a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

FMPD Investigates Shots Fired on Royal Palm Avenue

Crime Scene

At approximately 9:33 PM on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at 2505 Royal Palm Avenue, an apartment complex. Police arrived at the scene secured the area and attempted to locate wit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Zombicon Shooter Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

Bonilla Convicted Graphic

From the Office of the State Attorney, Twentieth Judicial Circuit, Amira D. Fox, State Attorney

January 13, 2020

Zombicon” Shooter Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

Today Jose Raul Bonilla was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to 30 years in prison fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2020

FMPD Investigates Shooting Incident

Shooting Splash Image

Fort Myers Police are on the scene of a non-life-threatening shooting at the Cranford Corner Store, 2284 Cranford Avenue. Police received a report of gunshots at approximately 6:55 AM on Friday, January 10, 2020 and responded to find a wounded 52-year-old...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Male Wanted for Assault Surrenders Himself to Authorities

Arrested

The Fort Myers Police Department reports that a 24-year-old male, Mr. James Otis Robinson, has turned himself into the Lee County Sherriff’s Department in response to an active warrant for Aggravated Battery. The incident was reported at approxi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Missing Man Tyriece Dillard Found in Tampa

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The Fort Myers Police Department reports that 35-year-old Tyriece Dillard has been found, safe, in Tampa and is being reunited with his family.

Thank you to everyone who assisted and sent positive wishes for his return.

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Diamond Ring Thief Sought by FMPD

Breaking News

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking assistance identifying a male suspect seen in surveillance photos regarding the theft of a diamond ring from JC Penny on December 16, 2019. The male asked to see a diamond ring at the Edison Mall store location ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2020

FMPD Searching for Missing 61-Year-Old Male

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Fort Myers Police are asking for assistance locating a 61-year-old missing male, Mr. Roberto Rosa Rodriguez. Rodriguez was last on Friday, January 3, 2020, at approximately 4:30 p.m. leaving his address on Prospect Avenue.

He is five feet, eight inches tal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2020

FMPD Searching for Missing Male

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Fort Myers Police are asking for assistance locating a 35-year-old missing male, Mr. Tyriece Dillard. Dillard was last seen leaving 2157 Davis Court last night and has not returned home.

Davis is mentally challenged and non-verbal, he is approximately 5 fe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2020

FMPD Seeks Help Identifying Burglar

Identify Me

Fort Myers Police are seeking assistance identifying a suspect caught on video committing a vehicle burglary in the 3100 block of Saint Charles Street on Friday, December 27th, at approximately 11:49 PM.

The suspect, wearing a baggy white shirt, was caught...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2020

FMPD Arrests Man Shooting from Car with Kids in Backseat

Arrested

On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at approximately 2:49 AM, Officers arrested Anthony Lamar Chapman, age 30, for discharging a weapon from a vehicle and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The Officers observed a vehicle driven by Chapman traveling s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2019

FMPD Seeks Help Sniffing Out Cologne Thieves

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Fort Myers Police are seeking the identities of two women who were working as a team to shoplift cologne from the Burlington Department Store (formally Burlington Coat Factory), 4650 South Cleveland Avenue (US 41).

On December 1, 2019, the suspects removed...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2019

Boys and Girls Club Donates Football Cleats to PAL

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The Fort Myers Boys and Girls Club recently made a donation of dozens of new NIKE football cleats to the FMPD Police Athletic League (PAL.) Showing off the new shoes is a group of recent recruits who are working to become members of the Fort Myers Police ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Deserving Kids get to “Shop with a Cop”

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Over (30) thirty elementary and middle school children converged on the Target at Dynasty Drive in Fort Myers on Friday, December 20, 2019, to “Shop with a Cop.” The Fort Myers Police Athletic League (PAL) launched its first annual hol...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2019

Edison Park Elementary Builds Obstacle Course for Field Day

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Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts Elementary School will be holding a field day on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 9AM thanks to the joint efforts of School Resource Officer Megan Pate and the Physical Education Coach Adam Short. Approximately 150 4th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2019

FMPD Seeking Help Identifying Burglary Suspects

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The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking help identifying two people suspected of burglarizing a residence on East Riverside Drive on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, between 2:30 and 3:00 PM. The vehicle used during the burglary is a white KIA Sorento. T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2019

FMPD Salutes December Officers of the Month

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On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, Chief Derrick Diggs presented Officer of the Month Honors to four members of the Fort Myers Police Department for their meritorious service to the citizens of Fort Myers.

Mission BBQ Officer of the Month was presented to Of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2019

FMPD Makes Arrest for Grand Theft Auto and Firearm Violation with Baby on Board

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On Monday, December 16, at approximately 11:50 PM, Officers responding to a Shot Spotter Alert observed a suspicious vehicle with no tag parked at 2573 Franklin Street. The vehicle was occupied by two adults and a child. 21-year-old, Derick Tracy Simpson ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Fort Myers Police and U.S Marshals Apprehend Murder Suspect

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On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at approximately 7:50 PM, Officers from the Fort Myers Police Department and the United States Marshal Service arrested Tyrese Mathews, age 39, for the murder of Andrew Brown III. Mathews was taken into custody and charged w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2019

Seeking ID of Sam’s Club Liquor Thieves

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The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two male subjects who stole 24 bottles of Hennessy Cognac from the Sam’s Club liquor store located at 5170 S. Cleveland Avenue. The theft took place on ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2019

FMPD Police Athletic League Sponsors First “Shop with a Cop”

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On Friday, December 20, 2019, over (30) thirty elementary and middle school children will take part in the Police Athletic League’s (PAL) first annual “Shop with a Cop.” PAL reached out to FMPD School Resource Officers and me...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2019

FMPD Sergeants Graduate FDLE Leadership Academy

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Fort Myers Police Department salutes Sergeants Lesa Breneman and Gloria Camacho for graduating from Class 46 of the Florida Leadership Academy on December 13, 2019, at a ceremony held in Boca Raton, Florida.

The Academy consists of four week-long sessions ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2019

FMPD Arrests LCSO Imposter

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On Wednesday December 11, 2019, the Fort Myers Police Department arrested 39-year-old Anthony Adetutu for False Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer and Resisting Arrest/Obstruction without violence.

The arrest stems from an incident on October 30, 2...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

FMPD Launches New On-Line Public Records Center

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To enhance transparency for the public, the Fort Myers Police Department will launch GovQA’s public records software on the agency website, www.fmpolice.com, Monday, December 9, 2019, giving easier and faster access to public records.

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2019

FMPD Seeks Identity of Female Suspect

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Fort Myers Police investigators are seeking information on the identity of a black female who is a person of interest in a burglary and credit card fraud.  She is known to frequent Sam’s Food Mart at 2102 Ford Street. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

FMPD Seeks ID of Upskirt Photo Suspect

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Fort Myers Police Detectives are seeking assistance identifying a male who was caught taking photographs up a woman’s skirt at Burlington Coat Factory, located at 4650 S. Cleveland Avenue, on August 22, 2019.

While shopping in the store the woman...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

P.A.L. Boxing Team Wins National Bouts

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The FMPD Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) Boxing Academy traveled to Kissimmee, Florida the weekend of November 22-24, 2019 to compete in the Sugar Bert National Tournament. The team of P.A.L. Boxers brought back five Sugar Bert National titles.

The Fort My...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2019

FMPD Arrests Two Men At Large Drug Bust

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On Thursday, November 21, 2019 at approximately 4:45PM, members of the Fort Myers Police Department’s Vice/Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 3713 Washington Ave Apt #1 where they arrested two criminals and seized a large amount of narc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2019

FMPD Releases ID of Body Found near Palm and Metro Parkway

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The Fort Myers Police Department has released the identity of a deceased male discovered on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in an area adjacent to Palm Avenue and Metro Parkway. The body has been identified as 51-year-old Curtis Thomas, there is no suspicion...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2019

FMPD C.O.A.C.H. Program Feeds Elementary School Children

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The Fort Myers Police Department’s C.O.A.C.H. (Community Outreach Against Child Hunger) program distributes food to children and families in need, who attend Franklin Park Elementary School. The program, founded in August of 2018 by Sgt. Jacquel...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Arrest Made in March 2017 Vehicular Homicide

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Tonight, Friday, November 15, 2019, investigators with the Fort Myers Police Department arrested 29-year-old Andrew Grantt Conlyn for the March 1, 2017 crash on McGregor Boulevard which killed Colten Hassut, then age 26. Speed was factor in the collision ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2019

FMPD Seeks ID of Guitar Center Thieves

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The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance identifying a male and female who stole a public address system from the Guitar Center on September 19, 2019. The two suspects captured on surveillance video entered the store a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

PetSmart Donates Stuffed Animals to FMPD

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The Fort Myers Police Department received a donation of stuffed animals on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from the Page Field PetSmart store to distribute to children in need.

Heather Ward and HT Miles from PetSmart delivered over 350 stuffed dogs, cats, uni...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

FMPD Discovers Body in Area of Palm and Metro Parkway

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On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at approximately 8:50 PM Officers patrolling an area adjacent to Palm Avenue near Metro Parkway discovered a deceased individual in a field. The body was turned over to the medical examiner’s office. There is no d...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2019

FMPD Seeking Assistance to ID Suspect

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Fort Myers Police are seeking assistance identifying a male involved in a vehicle burglary that occurring at 5150 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard on August 13, 2019. The incident took place at the RaceTrac convenience store on the corner of Six Mile Cyp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Update on Homicide Investigation

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The Fort Myers Police Department has located what is believed to be the vehicle associated with the Murder of 23-year-old Keion Upshaw on November 02, 2019.  The vehicle, a 2019 Nissan Kicks, was located by FMPD officers yesterday afternoon on Pa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Homicide Assistance Requested

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The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking help from the community in the homicide of 23-year-old Keion Upshaw.

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, at approximately 5:12 p.m., the Fort Myers Police Department received a ShotSpotter alert for multiple shots fir...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2019

Lost Riders Pay Tribute to Fallen First Responders

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The Lost Riders stopped at the Fort Myers Police Department on November 2, 2019 to pay tribute to fallen Officers and to benefit Hometown Heroes and the Boss Legacy fund for retired service dogs. The riders presented a plaque to Deputy Chief Randall Pepit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2019

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

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Fort Myers Police Department’s K9 Mattis will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Mattis’ vest will be embroidered with the sentiment &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Release on Behalf of Keith Alan Jones’ Family

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The Fort Myers Police Department is forwarding this press release as an official statement from the family of homicide victim Keith Alan Jones, Marine Corps veteran and police academy graduate slain on June 19, 1997.

It is with profound emotion that we exp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2019

Brotherhood Ride Concludes at FMPD Headquarters

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The 2019 Brotherhood Ride concluded their 7-day, 600-mile trip through Florida at 5PM on October 26, 2019 in front of the City of fort Myers Police Department. Starting in Titusville, Florida they rode north to Jacksonville and then south through...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Brotherhood Ride Arrives in Fort Myers

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The 2019 Brotherhood Ride will conclude a statewide journey on Saturday, October 25, 2019 at the Fort Myers Police Department. The ride consists of 37 first responders from throughout Florida who will complete a seven-day, 600-mile bicycle trek that is de...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Robbery Reported at Marathon Gas Station

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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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Press Releases
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

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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

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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

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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

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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, 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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”

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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: 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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