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UPDATE: US Marshals Task Force Seeking Elusive Criminal

on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:17

August 9, 2014

UPDATE: US Marshals Task Force Seeking Elusive Criminal

After an exhaustive investigation, members of the US Marshals Fugitive Warrants Task Force have taken one of Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted into custody today.

Bruce Martin, wanted for violating terms of his state probation for the sale/delivery of cocaine, was tracked down shortly before noon today in Hendry County.

UPDATE: Crime Stoppers press release: Felon jailed for trying to run over deputies now sought for burglary

on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:02

**UPDATE #1**

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Fugitive Warrants Unit, Octavius Pullen has been taken into custody.  Detectives arrested Pullen late this afternoon and he was booked into the Lee County Jail at 3:55 p.m., where he was charged with armed burglary, grand theft and the grand theft of a firearm.

“These criminals can run, but ultimately they will get caught,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.

Felon jailed for trying to run over deputies now sought for burglary

on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:12

July 14, 2014

Felon jailed for trying to run over deputies now sought for burglary

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a man who was jailed just last week after running from deputies, and ultimately tried to run one over.

Octavius Pullen, DOB 12/14/85, was arrested last Tuesday, July 8th after a series of events that stemmed from him simply not pulling over for a traffic stop.  When a deputy attempted the stop in the area of Palm Beach Boulevard and Ortiz Avenue around 2 p.m., Pullen and his partner in crime, Joshua White, took off.

And then there were three...

on Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:49

**UPDATE #1**

June 27, 2014                                                                                                                                                        

And then there were three…

As a result of anonymous Crime Stoppers tips, two more suspected drug dealers from Operation Manor Meltdown have been arrested in this past week.  Lacretia Walton and Brandon Fuller were both arrested by members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Fugitive Warrants Apprehension Unit, in response to Crime Stoppers tips.  Detectives also arrested Shermykael Jenkins on Wednesday.

Hunt is on for man accused of killing DeSoto teen

on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 16:35

June 20, 2014

Hunt is on for man accused of killing DeSoto teen

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a man accused of gunning down two teens, leaving one dead and one still recovering from his injuries.

DeSotoCountydetectives say Reece Thomas Sturgis (DOB 10/2/95) is one of three men responsible for the murder of 15 year old Melvin Hearns and the attempted murder of 19 year old Deandra Williams.

Six suspected drug dealers still avoiding arrest

on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 17:07

June 16, 2014                             

Six suspected drug dealers still avoiding arrest

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is hoping the public can help track down six fugitives wanted in the wake of Operation Manor Meltdown, a massive drug operation that as of this morning has led to the arrests of 22 suspected dealers.

Earlier this month, on June 5, a combined operation by members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Operations Unit (SWAT), Narcotics Unit, Intelligence, Traffic and Warrants Units, as well as the Road Patrol Division, converged upon nine homes within the Pine

Crime Stoppers Most Wanted finally in custody

on Fri, 05/16/2014 - 17:57

May 15, 2014

Crime Stoppers Most Wanted finally in custody

The man who has sat atop Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers Most Wanted list for seven years is finally in police custody, after an extensive investigation that’s been years in the works.

Early this afternoon, members of the US Marshals Service Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended Wesnel Isaac, DOB 4/25/81, in his native country of Haiti.

Santa's Naughty LIst Part 2

on Tue, 12/17/2013 - 18:33

They’ve been on the run for far too long, and now authorities are turning up the heat on some of the most wanted criminals in Southwest Florida.  Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers talked with Sheriff Mike Scott about a few who they hope to give a new home to for the holidays. 

Santas Naughty List Part 1

on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 19:02

The holidays are a rough time of year for a list of Southwest Florida children who have been sexually assaulted by an authority figure in their lives – men who are still on the loose and held unaccountable for their life changing actions.  Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers profiles a few of men who sit atop Santa’s naughty list.

Carlos Arias Most Wanted

on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 17:21

He’s accused of one of the most heinous crimes imaginable – the raping of a young child.  For the last few years he’s gotten away without having justice served, but a recent incident has detectives back on his trail. Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers has the story. 

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