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Posted on: May 11, 2018

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January / February 2018

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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Posted on: November 1, 2017

November / December 2017

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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Posted on: August 1, 2017

August / September 2017

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: 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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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