Cape Coral Police Department
1100 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Date: April 13, 2011
Subject: Cape Coral Police Department Selects Officer of the Month forMarch
The Cape Coral Police Department is proud to announce that Officers NickMalone and Keith Pankey have been selected as the department's Officersof the Month for March 2011. Officers Pankey and Malone work Patrol onthe 2nd Platoon.
On March 25th at 11:45am, Officers Malone and Pankey were originallycalled to an insecure premise at a residence. A neighbor contacted CapeCoral Police stating that the front door at 3624 NE 20th Place wasstanding open and felt that it was suspicious as he had never observedthis before.
Officers Malone and Pankey responded and made several announcements atthe front door, but received no response. Based on the fact that aneighbor felt that the situation was suspicious, the officers made thedecision to enter the residence to help determine whether or not aburglary had occurred or if an occupant was in need of medicalassistance.
While checking the residence, they encountered a black male sleeping ina children's bed. The male identified himself as Jeremy Davis with a DOBof 10/26/90. Davis stated that it was his sister's residence and thatshe worked at Hope Hospice. Officer Malone attempted to confirm thisinformation but was unable to as there was no such record of anyone bythe last name of Davis who worked at Hope Hospice.
When Officer Malone confronted Davis with this information, Davischanged his birth year to 1991. Officer Malone then obtained Davis'ssocial security number. Upon checking, there was also no record of thenumber. When Officer Malone asked Davis to repeat the social securitynumber, he was unable to and bowed his head. Davis then stated that hisreal name was Jarell Glenn DOB 10/27/86. Officer Malone then asked himif he had a warrant. Glenn then stated that he shot another person inthe early morning hours and that he was hiding from FMPD.
Glenn was then detained until FMPD arrived and took him into custody.
Upon checking, it turned out that his girlfriends' brother, whom he shotmultiple times, had died. Preliminary investigation by FMPD revealedthat Glenn shot in self defense, and as of now has not been charged inthe shooting. However, he has been charged with aggravated assaultstemming from a fight with his girlfriend (which is why the brotherarrived).
Officers Malone and Pankey did an excellent job investigating theinitial incident and ascertaining Glenn's true identity. Due to theirpersistence, they were able to get Glenn to admit to shooting anindividual and being on the run. Although Glenn was not charged withmurder, they removed a potentially dangerous subject, who sought refugein our city, off the streets.