Adam Anderson death: Fort Pierce police search for Vero man’s killer

The search continues for a murderer in Fort Pierce on Friday.

Police continue to look for whoever shot and killed a man Thursday afternoon.

Investigators found 30-year-old Adam Anderson of Vero Beach dead on Avenue M around 2 p.m. Thursday.

Police think Anderson was shot at a different location and made his way to where his body was found.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS (8477).

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Vero Beach man killed in shooting in Fort Pierce

A 30-year-old Vero Beach man was shot and killed this afternoon in Fort Pierce, police said.

Adam Joel Anderson was found dead in 1800 block of Avenue M. The preliminary investigation showed that Anderson was shot in another location and ran to Avenue M, where he died. His body was found at about 2 p.m., about a block away from the Lincoln Park Academy.

The shooting prompted a lock-down of the school, which lasted for about 45 minutes. Classes were let out early, so many of the students on campus at the time were there for after-school activities, said Sgt. Jason Braun, spokesman for Fort Pierce police.

Detectives are working leads on a possible suspect and motive.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Detective Tad Lindstadt at 772-467-6873. To remain anonymous, call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-TIPS (8477).

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Ryan Moore: Fort Pierce police officer charged with DUI after officer struck …

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – A Fort Pierce police officer was arrested Wednesday on charges of driving under the influence after investigators said he struck another officer with his patrol car. 

Around 6 p.m., police said Ryan Steven Moore, 48, a four-year veteran police officer, was driving his patrol car in the parking lot of the Port St. Lucie Police Department during a training exercise.

Investigators said Moore hit another officer with the front bumper of his patrol car.  The officer who was hit was able to put his hands on the hood and take his weight off his feet, according to the police report.  The victim was not hurt but pushed back several feet.

Moore was treated by fire rescue for a possible seizure, which he had after the crash, and transported to the hospital.  

He was later charged after police said he smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking.

“Driving under the influence represents a deadly danger, and our officers are dedicated to protecting our community from this danger.  As with any DUI arrest, this case will be referred to the State Attorney’s Office for prosecution,” said Chief R. Sean Baldwin.

Moore was arrested on one count of DUI, booked into the Saint Lucie County Jail and released on $750 bond. He was placed on administrative leave with pay.

Moore was hired by the Fort Pierce Police Department in January 2009 as a police aide. He became a police officer in December 2009.

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Port of Fort Pierce is top issue in sate House District 84

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Tempers flare as Mandarin gets win over Fort Pierce Central – Florida Times

 

MANDARIN 34

FORT PIERCE CENTRAL 24

Mike Syrakis caught seven passes for 110 yards, and Mandarin rallied in the fourth quarter to overcome host Fort Pierce Central (2-3) in a game marred by a late altercation. … Colby Mangan and Tre Graham scored fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Mustangs (5-2) clawed back from a 24-20 deficit. … Mandarin forced four turnovers to spark the comeback. … The teams did not shake hands after the game. Central principal Todd Smith said he wanted to review the film of the game before making a comment. None of the Central coaches or players was available per comment, at Smith’s request. … Mandarin coach Brian Braddock also declined to comment on the fourth quarter skirmish, but was pleased with the way his team played after a slow start. “I was really disappointed with how we started and we can’t let coming off a long trip be an excuse,” Braddock said. “I was very proud of how resilient they were — especially in the first half when they ball was on our side of the field the entire half. To go into half at 10-10 was a true sign of how far they’ve come. A year ago, that game would have been over at halftime.”

 

Jon Santucci contributed to this report

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Football: Fort Pierce Central implodes in loss the Jacksonville-Mandarin

FORT PIERCE — Fort Pierce Central High School’s football team imploded, and then it exploded.

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Fort Pierce K9 officer busted for DUI after running down walking cop, PSL …

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FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Police say a Fort Pierce cop was on duty driving drunk when he struck a Port St. Lucie officer with the hood of his marked police cruiser.

Fort Pierce Police confirm Officer Ryan Moore, a four-year police officer, was arrested on one count of DUI Wednesday night.

Port St. Lucie Police say Moore, 48, was driving in the PSL police department parking lot when he drove his marked police cruiser into a PSL officer identified as Duncombe, who was walking in the lot.

The impact dented the hood with Duncombe’s handprints, but the officer was not seriously injured. Police security cameras captured the entire incident.

Moore was treated for a possible seizure on scene, and later taken to the hospital where he was given a toxicology test for alcohol.

Police reports show Moore’s toxicology test proved he was intoxicated beyond the legal limit for driving. A police report shows Moore admitted to investigators he was drunk.

Moore was booked into the Saint Lucie County Jail and released on $750 bond.

Moore was placed on administrative leave with pay pending judicial review of the charge.
 
The police department cannot comment on the details pending criminal and personnel investigations; however, Chief Baldwin said “Driving under the influence represents a deadly danger, and our officers are dedicated to protecting our community from this danger. As with any DUI arrest, this case will be referred to the State Attorney’s Office for prosecution.”
 
Moore was hired by the Fort Pierce Police Department in January 2009 as a police aide. He became a police officer in December 2009. He has worked as a K9 officer with his partner, Lotto.
 
CBS12 did a story on Moore in May 2013 when he and Lotto had completed their training and were activated for duty.

This story will be updated.Fort Pierce K9 officer busted for DUI after running down walking cop, PSL police say

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Ryan Moore: Fort Pierce Police Officer arrested for driving patrol car while …

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla.

An officer with the Fort Pierce Police Department is accused of driving his patrol car while intoxicated.

48-year-old Ryan Moore is facing a D.U.I charge and has posted a $750 bond.

Port St. Lucie Police say Moore was at the Port St. Lucie Police Department for a joint K-9 training event for Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie Police officers Wednesday.

Police say he hit a Port St. Lucie officer when pulling into the parking lot.

That officer was not hurt, but said in an arrest affidavit that he could tell Moore was intoxicated.

That officer describes seeing him struggle to walk.

The arrest affidavit describes Moore then had a seizure and was taken to the hospital.

Once at the hospital, Port St. Lucie Police Chief, John Bolduc, says Moore refused a breathalyzer and blood test by police, and was arrested for D.U.I.

Police will subpoena hospital blood tests to check his Blood Alcohol Content level, but say they know it was above the legal limit.

Moore has been placed on administrative leave.

“This is an anomaly. It doesn’t reflect on policing as a whole, or the Fort Pierce Police Department or the Port St. Lucie Police Department,” Bolduc said.

Police are not sure where he was allegedly drinking before arriving to the K-9 training session intoxicated, but say he was scheduled to work.

Moore has been an officer with the Fort Pierce Police Department for 4 years, and served as a police aide for nearly a year before becoming an officer.

“Police officers are human beings. They make mistakes just like everyone else in society. But, when they do, they have to be held accountable,” Bolduc said.

“There’s no question that driving intoxicated is a threat to public safety and a threat to yourself. But, in this case with law enforcement there’s serious ramifications career wise,” Bolduc said.

Police say there is security video of the incident, but it will not be made public until the investigation is complete.
 

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Fewer shootings in Fort Pierce area so far this year compared to 2013

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Despite four people being injured in three shooting incidents earlier this week, gunfire is down from last year, according to police.

“The department has seen a 33 percent drop in incidents of shooting activity and a 23 percent drop in people being struck by bullets when comparing the numbers from 2013 and 2014,” said Fort Pierce Police spokesman Sgt. Jason Braun.

The 2014 numbers include 10 deaths in eight homicide incidents.

As of Wednesday, police recorded 81 incidents of gunfire. Of those, 37 people were hit by bullets.

During the same time last year, the city had 120 verified shooting incidents in which 48 people were shot.

Most of the city’s violent crime — now and in the past — occurs in Lincoln Park. That includes Avenue D that at one time was known as the “Crack Capital of America,” according to a February report by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc., Tallahassee.

Lincoln Park, in the city’s northwest section, has disproportionate poverty and low educational rates, according to U.S. Census data.

In 2005, the FBI’s annual crime report showed the city ranked 25th in the nation in violent crime and 82nd in overall crime among areas with populations exceeding 10,000.

This year’s homicide count matches the number in 2005, but is below the 16 recorded in 2000 and 15 in 2003, state records show. Homicides dropped off from 2006 to 2010 when the numbers ranged from four to one annually.

The commission that reaccredited the police department this year, said police and the community from 2006 and 2009 “achieved tremendous success in reducing overall crime and even better success in reducing violent crime in its most troubled neighborhoods.”

Avenue D was modernized by an urban renewal project, “a tribute to the city’s commitment to revitalizing blighted areas,” the commission’s report states.

Then in 2011, the number of killings spiked again to 11, despite overall crime being down. In 2013, there were seven killings in Fort Pierce.

In 2013 there was a citizens outcry that was coupled with increased law enforcement efforts to combat the violence that police say often involves people linked to gangs.

On Sept. 19, the city police department announced it is getting a $203,000, two-year federal grant to help reduce the influence of gangs in Lincoln Park.

Another federal grant, received last year, is paying for three community policing officers to work more closely with neighborhoods.

Amid the crime, “the greatest challenge for the Fort Pierce Police department is maintain success in an atmosphere of declining resources,” the commission report said. The department’s annual budget is $12.6 million.

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Fort Pierce police officer arrested for DUI while in patrol car

A four-year Fort Pierce police officer has been arrested on one count of DUI. 

The charges stemmed from a DUI investigation conducted by the Port Saint Lucie Police Department, a release by the department said. 

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According to the arrest report, Ryan Moore, 48, was driving his patrol car in a parking lot and struck another officer’s vehicle.

“He was unable to put his hands on the hood and take his weight off his feet,” the report by Port St. Lucie police said.  

Moore was treated by fire rescue and transported to an area hospital for evaluation. While questioned at the hospital, investigators noted the smell of alcohol and that Moore’s eyes were “extremely bloodshot,” the report said. 

The report added that Moore’s speech was mumbled and “he had a general confused look on his face which was also flushed.”

A toxicology test indicated that Moore was in excess of the legal limit. 

Chief Baldwin stated in a release, “Driving under the influence represents a deadly danger, and our officers are dedicated to protecting our community from this danger. As with any DUI arrest, this case will be referred to the State Attorney’s Office for prosecution.”

Moore was booked into the Saint Lucie County Jail and was released on $750 bond.

He was placed on administrative leave with pay pending judicial review of the charge.

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