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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Homicide Arrest

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June 17. 2021

On June 17, 2021, Charles Laster (01/03/52) was arrested by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Gainesville, Florida for charges originating in Fort Myers. 

 

Laster was charged with Second Degree Murder, from a...

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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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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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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Project Safe Neighborhoods

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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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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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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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Posted on: February 10, 2021

DNA Identification of skeletal remains

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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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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Child Homicide Arrest

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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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Posted on: January 20, 2021

1984 Cold Case Homicide Closed

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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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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Fleeing Felon captured once again

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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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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Utana Homicide Arrest

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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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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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Posted on: October 9, 2020

Neighborhood complaints lead to Drug Arrest

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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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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Sunrise Towers Robbery Arrests

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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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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Release of Mark43 Technology

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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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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Thomas Street Shooting Arrest

Arrested

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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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Posted on: September 14, 2020

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

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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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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Homicide Investigation

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Date: September 8, 2020

 

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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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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Donation Thank You!

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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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Posted on: September 2, 2020

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

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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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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Search Warrant Yields Arrests

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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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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Attempted Murder Fugitive arrest

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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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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Child Pornography Arrest

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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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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Search Warrant Yields Drug Arrests

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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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Posted on: July 4, 2020

Dispel Rumors and Traffic Stop Etiquette

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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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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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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Tip Leads to Hotel Drug Bust

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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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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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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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