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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Vehicular Homicide Arrest

Arrested

For Immediate Release

April 8, 2021

On Sunday November 22, 2020 at approximately 8:28 P.M. in the area of Ortiz Ave and Eastwood Greens St there was a 4-vehicle crash. This crash occurred due to the actions of Anna Marie Reagan (D.O.B. 04/27/83) be...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

2018 Hit and Run Arrest

Arrested

For Immediate Release

April 1, 2021

 

On Saturday November 17, 2018 at approximately 2:24 am, the Fort Myers Police Department received a 911 call about a traffic crash that had just occurred on SR 82, just west of River Trent Court.

Officers observe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Project Safe Neighborhoods

PSN

For Immediate Release

March 25, 2021

Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) is a national initiative that is the centerpiece of the US Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at red...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

ShotSpotter Statistic Update

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For Immediate Release 

February 26, 2021 

On February 25, 2021, ShotSpotter released an article highlighting how, since Fort Myers Police Department implemented this technology, has seen a decrease in gunfire within the city, while gun vio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Cypress Court Murder Arrest

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On November 30, 2020 at 1:10 p.m., the Fort Myers Police Department Communications Division received a 911 call from a male, later identified as Serge Lefevre (7/15/1983) requesting an ambulance respond to 3608 Seminole Avenue, Unit C209 (the Cypress Cour...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

DNA Identification of skeletal remains

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News Release

February 10, 2021

On January 11, 2018, the Fort Myers Police Department responded to the area behind 9011 Dani Drive in reference to human remains discovered under a tree. The remains were skeletal at this point and Detectives determined there ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Child Homicide Arrest

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News Release

January 29, 2021

On Friday, October 9, 2020, Fort Myers Police Dispatch received a 911 call from 3324 Handy Court for a child not breathing. The 911 caller was identified as Quintavis Tarver. Emergency Medical Services and the Fort Myers Police...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2021

1984 Cold Case Homicide Closed

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News Release

January 20, 2021

On June 26, 1984, the Fort Myers Police Department responded to a call of shots being fired in the area of Palm Ave and Lincoln Blvd.  Upon arrival, officers located Claretha Gibbs (date of birth 05/01/1953) who was su...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Fleeing Felon captured once again

Arrested

Press Release

January 11, 2021

On the morning of Saturday, January 9, 2021 Officers of the Fort Myers Police Department approached a red pick-up truck in the 7/11 gas station with a white male asleep at the wheel. The male later identified to be 44-year-old...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Utana Homicide Arrest

Crime Scene

(For Immediate Release)

Date: October 14, 2020

Utana Avenue Homicide Arrest

 

Overnight, Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to 126 Utana Avenue and located the deceased victim.

Within minutes, Officers located and detained a lone...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Child Porn Arrest

Arrested

For Immediate Release

October 9, 2020

Task Force Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department received a Cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in reference to child pornography.

 

Through extensive work, Task Force Of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Neighborhood complaints lead to Drug Arrest

Drug Bust

For Immediate Release

October 09, 2020

On Thursday, October 8, 2020 at approximately 2:45 p.m. Detectives with the Fort Myers Police Department Special Enforcement Division Vice/ Narcotic Unit, GVI, Patrol, along with S.W.A.T., served a narcotic search warr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Sunrise Towers Robbery Arrests

Arrested

On Thursday, September 24th, 2020, at 2:57am officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to 2845 Central Ave in reference to robbery in progress.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim who was suffering from a bloody nose. &n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Release of Mark43 Technology

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(For Immediate Release)

Date: September 22, 2020

Launch of Mark43

On September 22, 2020, the Fort Myers Police Department is excited to announce the unveiling of their new and highly advanced CAD and RMS system known as Mark43. This transition was led by our...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Thomas Street Shooting Arrest

Arrested

For Immediate Release

September 15, 2020

On Sunday, 9/13/2020, at around 7:20pm, officers with the Fort Myers Police Department responded to 2930 Thomas Street, in reference to a shooting.  

When officers arrived they located a 17 year old male suff...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Update to Traffic Crash (Dr Martin Luther King/Ortiz)

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(Fort Immediate Release)

Date: September 14, 2020

 

Update to Dr Martin Luther King/Ortiz traffic crash from August 8, 2020

On Saturday August 8, 2020 at approximately 9:59pm the Fort Myers Police Department received a call in reference to a traffic ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Homicide Investigation

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(Fort Immediate Release)

Date: September 8, 2020

 

Homicide Investigation

 

On Monday September 7, 2020 at approximately 8:42 pm Officers with the Fort Myers Police Department respond to D & D Grocery located at 3500 Dr Martin Luther King...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Donation Thank You!

Great Job

(Fort Immediate Release)

Date: September 4, 2020

 

Thank you for your donation!

 

Recently, Mr Ted Sottong from Pick Up The Ball, Inc which is located at 3594 Broadway, Suite 130 Fort Myers, Florida 33905, kindly donated a generous amount of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Unlocked Vehicle Burglary Arrests and(For Immediate Release) Date: September 2, 2020 PSA

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(For Immediate Release)

Date: September 2, 2020

 Lock it or Lose it PSA

This is a Public Service Announcement intended to keep our citizens informed and encourage our community to value their own possessions. The below listed incidents have recently...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Search Warrant Yields Arrests

Drug Bust

(For Immediate Release)

Date: August 26, 2020

Search Warrant yields Arrests

On Monday, August 24th, 2020 Detectives with the Fort Myers Police Department Vice/ Narcotics Unit, assisted the Homicide Unit with a search warrant at 2855 Winkler Avenue, unit #103...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Attempted Murder Fugitive arrest

Arrested

On Saturday August 22, 2020 at approximately 9:00PM, Officers from the Group Violence Intervention Unit observed Ladarius Boston (12/06/98) standing in front of 3629 Highland Avenue. 

Officers were aware that Boston currently had an active felony ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Child Pornography Arrest

Arrested

For Immediate Release

July 24, 2020

Child Pornography Arrest

An investigation that originated at the Osceola County Sherriff’s Office, when they received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in reference to child pornog...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Search Warrant Yields Drug Arrests

Drug Bust

For Immediate Release

July 10, 2020

Search Warrant Yields Drug Arrests

On July 9, 2020 at approximately 3:30pm, Detectives with the Fort Myers Police Department Vice/ Narcotics Unit, uniformed officers and SWAT officers, served a search war...

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Press Releases
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

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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

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(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

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(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

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(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

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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

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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

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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: 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: June 26, 2019

FMPD Joins “Neighbors by RING” to Reduce Crime and Connect People

Neighbors Tile

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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