July 12, 2013

“FMPD Honors Officers at Award Ceremony”

On Friday, July 12, 2013 the Fort Myers Police Department honored several employees at a monthly award ceremony. FMPD strives every day to not only protect and serve the residents of the City of Fort Myers, but to make it a better place to live. “It is our policy to recognize employees of exemplary performance of their duties” said Chief Doug Baker. “We appreciate their heroics and the hard work that these men and women put in each day.”

Officer Shaun Nenadal and K-9 Chase were honored for locating and apprehending two grand theft auto suspects. Last month police received a call in reference to suspects in the Carmax parking lot during the overnight hours. It was reported that the suspects had entered into several vehicles and were attempting to steal them. As multiple officers arrived on scene the suspects abandoned the vehicles and fled on foot in different directions. Officer Nenadal spotted one suspect running through a nearby field. Officer Nenadal and K-9 Chase were successful in apprehending the suspect. Officer Nenadal and K-9 Chase returned to the car lot and during a search of the compound located and apprehended a second suspect hiding underneath a vehicle. The suspects were arrested for grand theft auto and resisting arrest without violence. Officer Nenadal was commended for his quick actions and the team’s ability to catch two suspects in action.

Officer Bradley Ades was honored for locating and arresting a felon with a warrant. Recently, Officer Ades was patrolling the Palm Beach Boulevard area when he observed a person that appeared to be trying to conceal himself behind some shrubs at a business. Based on his training, experience and totality of the circumstances, Officer Ades believed a crime may have been committed or was about to be committed. Officer Ades made contact with the suspect. Officer Ades determined that the suspect had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest out of Hillsborough County. A search incidental to arrest yielded an electronic stun gun, ten baggies of marijuana and a chemical weapons spray. Officer Ades also determined the suspect was a convicted felon. The suspect was arrested for two counts of a felon in possession of a weapon, possession of marijuana and the original warrant. Officer Ades was honored for his keen observation skills and good police work.

Shelly Flynn
Public Information Officer
Fort Myers Police Department