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JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2018 FMPD CONNECTION CONTENTS

  • Message from the Chief
  • Spotlight on New Deputy Chief Meyers
  • Community Policing Training
  • Introduction of New FMPD Officers
  • Officers of the Month
  • Discussion on Public Records
  • FMPD Police Foundation Banquet and Award...
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November / December 2017 FMPD Connection Contents

  • Message from the Chief
  • New FMPD Officers Join the Force
  • Officers of the Month
  • High School Criminal Justice Program
  • In Gear with the Community: Meet Our Bicycle Unit
  • Thank You from FMPD
  • Cops and Joggers: A Decade ...
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August / September 2017 FMPD Connection Contents

  • Message from the Chief
  • Spotlight on Deputy Chief Pepitone
  • Brotherhood Ride Rolls Into Fort Myers
  • Behind the Lines: Meet Our CSI Unit
  • 10th Annual Cops & Joggers Race
  • Citizens Police Academy
  • FMPD Officers Respon...
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News Flash

Posted on: September 24, 2018

FMPD Update on Homicide Suspects

Thornton

The Fort Myers Police Department reports it has located one of two individuals it recently highlighted in a release to the media. Ernest Foster (date of birth December 3, 1991) has been located as a person of interest in an active homicide investigation a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2018

FMPD Makes Three Arrests after Traffic Stop

Crash Arrests

On Thursday, September 20, 2018 at approximately 12:30 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle on Romeo Lane that was reported to contain three males armed with a handgun. As officers proceeded to conduct a traffic sto...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

FMPD Apprehends Suspects Reported to Have Guns

Crime Scene

The Fort Myers Police Department attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle on Romeo Lane Thursday Afternoon at approximately 12:30 p.m...  A citizen called police and reported the subjects in the vehicle were armed with a handgun. The vehicle was id...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

FMPD Releases Names of Traffic Fatality Victims

Fatal Crash

The Fort Myers Police Department has contacted next of kin and released the names of the two traffic fatality victims from Wednesday, September 19, 2018. The first was Ronald William Bond (Date of Birth 6/15/1955), a pedestrian who was struck by a car whi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

FMPD Seeks Tips in Homicide Investigation

Persons of interest

The Fort Myers Police Department Homicide Unit is seeking the public’s assistance locating two individuals in an active homicide investigation. Curtis Thornton (date of birth January 31, 1989) and Ernest Foster (date of birth December 3, 1991) a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2018

FMPD Arrests Arson Suspect of Evans Avenue Fire

Palmer

On September 18, 2018 at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Fort Myers Police Department received a call in reference to a female that had been set on fire. Officers responded to the scene, 2922 Evans Avenue to find Thelma Shelby had suffered burns to various a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Fatal Crash on Edison Bridge (Business US 41)

Fatal Crash

On Wednesday September 12, 2018, at approximately 6:47 AM, The Fort Myers Police Department responded to a traffic crash on the southbound span of the Edison Bridge (Business US 41). The crash involved a moped and another vehicle. The driver of the moped,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2018

FMPD Release Identity of Cuba Street Shooting Victim

Crime Scene

The Fort Myers Police Department has released the identity of the shooting victim discovered this morning at approximately 3:16 a.m. at 2210 Cuba Street. The deceased has been identified as Aaron Lumar Johnson of Cape Coral, FL.  (A black male, d...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2018

FMPD Investigating Apparent Homicide on Cuba Street

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Officers of the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at 2210 Cuba Street, Fort Myers on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at approximately 3:16 a.m.  When police arrived on scene they made contact with a witness who report...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2018

Learn About Internet Crimes Aimed at Your Children

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For parents who may wonder or even joke that their child knows more about the internet than they do; they’re right and the Fort Myers police Department wants to offer help. 

Children today are among the first generation that has grown up with the ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

FMPD Responds to Shooting Incident on Dunbar Avenue

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The Fort Myers police Department responded to a reported shooting at approximately 4:50 a.m. on September 4, 2018 in front of 3137 Dunbar Avenue. Upon arrival officers discovered a wounded male who was bleeding from his right leg. 

After securing ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Registration Open for 11th Annual Cops & Joggers

Cops Joggers

The nighttime course along and over the Caloosahatchee River will be illuminated with red and blue lights from police cruisers, motorcycles, firetrucks and more as the Fort Myers Police Department celebrates the 11th annual Cops & Joggers 5K Run and F...

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Register Here Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2018

FMPD Officers Launch Child Hunger Campaign Titled “C.O.A.C.H.”

Extra Extra

Community Outreach Against Child Hunger or “C.O.A.C.H” is the brain child of Sergeant Jackie Garrett and Officer Megan Pate of the Fort Myers Police Department. As part of their involvement with the community policing effort, promoted ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Tip leads to Drugs and Gun Taken off the Street

Trevon Tillman

On Sunday August 12, 2018 at approximately 12 midnight, Fort Myers Police officers responded to 1588 Lockwood Drive in reference to an anonymous complaint of drug sales. Upon arrival the officers made contact with a male sitting in the front passenger sea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Viewing and Funeral Services for Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller

Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller

The below information is confirmed for viewing and funeral services for Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller:

A viewing will be held on Sunday, August 5th, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Gendron Funeral Home, 2325 East Mall Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33901.  T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2018

UPDATE - Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller

Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller

It is with a heavy heart that we inform our community that Fort Myers Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller has passed away as a result of the injuries sustained on Saturday, July 21st.  We ask that you continue to pray for Officer Jobbers-Miller's ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller Fund

Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller

Fort Myers Police Department Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller was wounded in the line of duty on July 21st, 2018.

https://www.gofundme.com/officer-adam-jobbersmiller-fund***Official Fort Myers Police Department Fund set up for the sole purpose of helping Office...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2018

UPDATE – Wounded Fort Myers Police Officer

Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller

The Fort Myers Police Department has released the identity of the Officer wounded in the line of duty Saturday night at approximately 7:30 while answering a call at the Marathon Gas station on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Fort Myers. Officer A...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2018

Fort Myers Police Officer Shot and Wounded

Crime Scene

An officer with the Fort Myers Police Department was shot and wounded at approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21st on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Boulevard near Flint Drive. The officer has been transported to Lee Memorial Hospital and is in s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Three FMPD Members Nominated for Rotary Officer of the Year

LAOB-2018

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has announced that three Fort Myers Police Officers have been nominated for the organization’s 2018 Officer of the Year award. Those nominated from the department are Sergeant Domonic Zammit, Officer Emelia Lo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2018

FMPD Gang Unit Seize Guns in Fly Lounge Parking Lot

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Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department’s Gang Suppression Unit were conducting survelliance at approximatley 1:30 a.m. in the Fly Lounge parking lot at 2158 Colonial Boulevard on Thursday morning, June 14, 2018, when they noticed a suspi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2018

FMPD Investigates Fowler Street Hit & Run Fatality

Crime Scene

On Tuesday night June 12th Fort Myers Police reported to the scene of a fatal hit and run accident of vehicles vs. a pedestrian in front of 2250 Fowler Street. Upon arrival officers discovered a deceased male in the middle of the street, FMPD is withholdi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Fort Myers Police Seek ID of Jewelry Store Robbery Suspect

Kay Jeweler thief

The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking information on the identity and/or location of a black male seen on surveillance video walking out of Kay Jewelers at 9374 Six Miles Cypress Parkway on Monday June 11 with a Diamond Solitaire Ring.  The...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2018

FMPD Lt. Victor Medico Graduates from FBI Training Academy

FBINA

The Fort Myers Police Department is proud to announce that Lieutenant Victor Medico graduated on Friday, June 8th from the 272nd session of the FBI National Academy held at Quantico, Virginia. Lt. Medico completed the internationally known, 10 week law en...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2018

Man Wounded by Gunfire at Apartment Complex

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Fort Myers Police responded to reports of a man being shot on May 31st, 2018, at approximately 8:39 P.M, at 4135 Ambrosia Drive in Fort Myers. Upon arrival at the Portofino Apartment Complex officers found that a victim, Thelton Jacobs, (DOB July 26, 1977...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2018

FMPD Seeks Identity of Male Exposing Himself to Young Female

Identify Me

The Fort Myers Police are seeking to identify a white male who exposed himself to a young girl at the Wal-Mart located at 4770 Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The white male is approximately 5'9" to 5'10" wearing a blue polo shirt, khakis, a b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2018

KOHL’s Shoplifter Sought by FMPD

Kohls Who Am I

On Sunday, 05/27/2018 the KOHL’s Department store at 9357 Ben C Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway in Fort Myers, contacted the Fort Myers Police Department regarding a theft observed on the store’s surveillance system. A loss prevention s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2018

Still Time to Enroll for FMPD Respect for Law Camp

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Time is running out to register for the FMPD “Respect for Law” camp to be held at Bishop Verot High School for four days and 3 nights from June 7th to the 10th.  The overnight camp is open to children ages 11-14 and activities...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2018

FMPD Community Coordinators Reaching Out to Youth Programs

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The Fort Myers Police Department Dunbar Community Policing Coordinators are inviting families and youth based summer program coordinators to participate in a joint meeting to promote and publicize organization activities and programs for youths this Summe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Video of Thieves Burglarizing Unlocked Car

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It only takes a few seconds for thieves to steal belongings from inside your unlocked car.  The Fort Myers Police Department has released a video showing just how quickly your unlocked car can have its contents stolen and how easy it is for thiev...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Fort Myers Police Arrest Five Suspects For Sunday Morning Homicide

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On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Fort Myers Police Department arrested five suspects in connection to the murder of Daryl D Scott that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 13th. The five suspects were arrested throughout the day at various loca...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2018

FMPD Investigates Weekend Homicide on Louise Avenue

Crime Scene

The Fort Myers Police Department responded to an aggravated assault report on Sunday May 13, 2018 at approximately 2:30 a.m. at 322 Louise Avenue. Upon arriving on the scene officers found a male suffering from a gunshot wound who was later identified as ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2018

FMPD Creates Vacation Check Request on Website

New Feature

Homeowners within the City of Fort Myers can now request a vacation security check by the police department while out of town.  The form is located on the department’s new website at www.fmpolice.com and can be found under the heading o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2018

FMPD Seeks Witness of Fatal 2017 Traffic Accident on McGregor Boulevard

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On March 1, 2017 at approximately 8:30 p.m. a fatal traffic accident occurred near the intersection of McGregor Boulevard and Lynwood Avenue in Fort Myers.  The Fort Myers Police Department is seeking to identify a witness to the crash and is dis...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Multi Agency Investigation Results in Arrests for Child Pornography and Drugs

Pablo

On Monday, April 30, 2018, the Fort Myers Police Department's Criminal Intelligence Unit along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Division and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducted a joint criminal investigation int...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Suspect in Bernwood Trace Shooting Arrested

Drakes

On April 25, 2018 at approximately 2 a.m. Katrina Drakes (DOB 12/20/1995) was arrested and charged with attempted 2nd Degree Murder with a Firearm.   Drakes was wanted on an active warrant for the April 19, 2018 shooting at Bernwood Trace apartme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Adult Charged with Molesting Victim Under 12 Years of Age

Jackie Johnson

Fort Myers Police have made an arrest stemming from a report filed on April 14th, 2018 at approximately 5:45 p.m. by a woman who claimed her daughter had been molested by the complainant’s brother. The mother reported that, on more than one occa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Enrollment Now Open for FMPD Respect for Law Camp

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Each summer the Fort Myers Police Department sponsors a “Respect for Law” camp that is open to children ages 11-14. This year’s camp will once again be held at Bishop Verot High School for four days and 3 nights from June 7th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2018

FMPD Seeks Person of Interest in Sexual Battery Case

Sketch

The Fort Myers Police Department is releasing surveillance photos and police artist sketches of a suspect listed as a person of interest in an attempted sexual battery case that took place on Friday April 6th at the Westwood Apartments.  If any m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2018

FMPD Looking for Harbor Palms Money Order Thief

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The Fort Myers Police Department is reaching out to the public to help identify a suspect in the theft of money orders from a mailbox at the Harbor Palms Apartments located at 4100 Edgewood Avenue, Fort Myers.  On Friday, March 2nd 2018 during th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2018

FMPD Responds to Reports of Early Morning Shots Fired

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On Monday April 9, 2018 at approximately 6:11 am officers from the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at a house at 2875 Economy Street in Fort Myers. Upon arrival officers canvassed the area and located several shell casing...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2018

Fort Myers Police Seeking Tips on BB&T Bank Robbery

Bank Robbery

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at approximately 10:35 a.m. Fort Myers Police responded to a reported bank robbery at the BB&T branch located at 8930 Colonial Center Drive in Fort Myers. Upon arrival officers interviewed witnesses who reported two armed ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2018

FMPD Responds to Shots Fired at S.T.A.R.’s Complex

Crime Scene

Fort Myers Police Department Officers were called to investigate a report of shots fired at the STARS complex at 2980 Edison Avenue in Fort Myers and encountered a large crowd in the parking lot. Witnesses informed police that shooting victims were transp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2018

FMPD Helps to Distribute JROTC “Blessing Bags”

Cadets making bags

As their service learning project for 2017 – 2018 the JROTC program at Cypress Lake High in Fort Myers, Florida adopted “Operation Blessing Bags” with the mission of constructing 250 fabric bags and filling them with a wide v...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Fort Myers Police Make Second Arrest In Connection With Deadly Crash

Sinclair

At approximately 5:03 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018, Investigators with the Fort Myers Police Department arrested James Daniel Sinclair (DOB 04/17/1967, of Fort Myers), and charged him with one count of tampering with evidence, one count of perjury in an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2018

FMPD Drug and SWAT Units Conduct Raid on Royal Palm Avenue

Drug Raid

On Friday March 9, 2018 at approximately 5:00 p.m. members of the Fort Myers Police Department executed a warrant at 3038 Royal Palm Avenue, Fort Myers searching for illegal drugs. Officers with the Gang Suppression Unit, Special Enforcement Division and ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2018

FMPD to Host “Civil/Social” Meet and Greet

Civil-Social

Community officers of the Fort Myers Police Department cordially invite the public to a “Civil/Social” on Thursday March 8th at the Dr. Carrie D Robinson Event Center, 2990 Edison Ave, Fort Myers.  The meet and greet event wil...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Enrollment Now Open for FMPD Respect for Law Camp

Camp Taser Demo

Each summer the Fort Myers Police Department sponsors a “Respect for Law” camp that is open to children ages 11-14.  This year’s camp will once again be held at Bishop Verot High School for four days and 3 nights fro...

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Camp Registration Click Here Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Zombicon News Conference by FMPD

News Conference

Watch the Zombicon News Conference that took place on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Couple Wounded by Gunfire on Belmont Street

Shooting Splash Image

At approximately 4 a.m. on February 27, 2018 officers with the Fort Myers Police Department were called to investigate a report of gunshots being fired in the area of Polk and Belmont streets in Fort Myers. Upon arriving at 3761 Belmont St officers found ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Fort Myers Police Make Arrest In 2015 Zombicon Shooting

Bonilla Captured

Earlier this morning, investigators from the Fort Myers Police Department, along with agents from the FBI, arrested Jose Raul Bonilla (DOB 01/14/1995, of Immokalee, Florida), for the shooting incident that occurred in Downtown Fort Myers on October 17, 20...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2018

FMPD Investigates Gunfire at Willard Street Apartments

Shooting Splash Image

Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a report of shots being fired at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20th at the Jackson Plaza apartments at 2255 Willard Street in Fort Myers. Upon arrival police found Javaris Miller s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Homicide Update | Central Avenue Shooting

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The Fort Myers Police Department is updating information regarding the homicide on Friday February 16th on Central Avenue in Fort Myers.  In the link below is a video of the suspect before the shooting occurred.  FMPD is seeking tips fro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2018

FMPD Responds to Shooting on Central Avenue

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Fort Myers Police Officers responded to reports of gunfire at 2835 Central Avenue on Friday, February 16 at approximately 11:59 p.m. Upon arriving at the apartment complex officers located a victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound who was identifi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2018

“Edison Junior Parade Road Closures”

Junior Parade Route

Beginning at 12:00 p.m., on Sunday, February 11, 2018, the Fort Myers Police Department will be closing roads for the Edison Festival of Light Junior Parade. The closures include the ramp off the Caloosahatchee Bridge into downtown and all roads north of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2018

P.A.L. Sign-ups Announced for Spring Youth Football

PAL Logo

Signups for youth football and cheer teams will start on Friday February 9th and continue on the 10th, 16th and 17th at the Dr. Ann Murphy Knight STARS Complex. New youth football and cheer teams are forming for all levels, ages 5 through 14 and rosters a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Crime is Down in the City of Fort Myers

Crime Down

Crime statistics just compiled by the City of Fort Myers Police Department for the 2017 report to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) showed a substantial overall decrease of 4.9%. Violent crime categories such as murder and aggravated assaul...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2018

Barricaded Suspects Surrender Without Violence

Tyrone Sean Davis

On February 3, 2018 at approximately 6:48pm, officers with the Fort Myers Police Department were searching for fugitive Tyrone Sean Davis (DOB January 23, 1976) and located him at the Waterford Apartments, 3585 Central Avenue, Fort Myers. Davis was wanted...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2018

FMPD Officers Chase and Arrest Felon with Firearms and Drugs

Dukes Captured

(Fort Myers, FL) While on patrol in downtown Fort Myers at approximately 12:30 a.m. officers came upon a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot with two black males apparently involved in drug activity. Upon questioning the driver, Michael Earl Dukes Jr. (Da...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2018

FMPD Investigating Polk Street Shooting

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January 20, 2018

FMPD Investigating Polk Street Shooting

(Fort Myers, FL) Shortly before midnight on Friday January 19, 2018 Fort Myers Police responded to a report of shots fired at 959 Polk Street. Upon arriving at the scene officers found two gunshot vic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2017

FMPD to Launch a New Website

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PRESS RELEASEFort Myers Police Department2210 Widman WayFort Myers, Florida 33901

(For Immediate Release)December 30, 2017

FMPD to Launch a New Website

(Fort Myers, FL) Citizens seeking to contact or learn more about the Fort Myers Police Department can now ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2017

FMPD Teams with FDLE for Kids Safety Day

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PRESS RELEASEFort Myers Police Department2210 Widman WayFort Myers, Florida 33901

(For Immediate Release)

December 5, 2017

FMPD Teams with FDLE for Kids Safety Day

(Fort Myers, FL) The Fort Myers Police Department is joining with the Florida Department of Law...

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Press Releases