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Posted on: November 20, 2018

FMPD Apprehends Alhambra Drive Burglar

Lewis Ladson

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

FMPD officers arrived on the scene and were flagged down by a neighbor who stated the suspect was still in the back yard. Officers secured the area and then heard a crash from the back of the house. They discovered that the back slider had been completely shattered and that forced entry to the home had occurred. The suspect fled on foot traveling west on Alhambra to McGregor Bouvard with officers in pursuit where he was taken into custody.


The suspect was later identified Lewis Ladson (DOB 4/6/2002) and upon conducting a search officers found jewelry and other items on his person which had been taken from the residence. Officers discovered that the suspect had smashed in the rear slider door with a brick and upon clearing the home determine Ladson had worked alone.


Ladson was placed under arrest and charged with Burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, Grand Theft Larceny, Property Damage, Criminal Mischief and Resisting an officer without violence then transported to the to the Lee County Juvenile Assessment Center.

Lewis Ladson

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