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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. 

Accused Child Molester Added to Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted List

on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 18:38

August 15, 2013


Accused child molester arrested this morning

Just two days after being placed on Crime Stoppers’ 10 Most Wanted list, accused child molester Anthony Miller was arrested just over an hour ago in Fort Lauderdale.  Miller was added to the list on Tuesday, and an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip was received just 24 hours later with information on his whereabouts.

Crime Stoppers Youngest "Most Wanted" Suspect Arrested This Morning

on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 18:23

August 5, 2013

Crime Stoppers youngest “Most Wanted” suspect arrested this morning

A 20 year old repeat offender, who’s been committing felony crimes in Lee County since the young age of just 11, has finally been taken into custody.  Members of the US Marshals Fugitive Warrants Task Force arrested Fernando Vega, DOB 2/5/93, just before 9 a.m. this morning in North Cape Coral.  Vega had been on the run for just over three months, this time for violating terms of his community control following an arrest for burglary and grand theft.

Vega has been jailed for 10 felonies as a minor, amassing

Interstate Cooperation Leads to Arrest of SW Florida Fugitive

on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 18:14

August 1, 2013

Interstate cooperation leads to arrest of SW Florida fugitive

Interstate cooperation was at its finest this week, when a tip provided to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers led to the arrest of a Lee County woman who had fled from justice and was attempting to hide in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Danielle Renee Woodall, of Coral Springs, Florida, was wanted on warrants in connection with a grand theft case in Lee County.

Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Murder Suspect Apprehended

on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:12

June 13, 2013

Crime Stoppers Most Wanted murder suspect apprehended

After an exhaustive manhunt, the search for Crime Stoppers Most Wanted fugitive has ended.  This afternoon, members of the New York-New Jersey US Marshals Fugitive Task Force took Robert Toribio (DOB 9/23/73) into custody in Manhattan, New York. Members of the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, based out of Fort Myers, have been working closely with their Task Force counterparts in New York/New Jersey for the last few months, with the strong belief that he was hiding out in the New York City or Newark, NJ area.

One of Crime Stoppers Most Wanted arrested in Lehigh, new addition added

on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 14:19

January 25, 2013

One of Crime Stoppers Most Wanted arrested in Lehigh, new addition added

After nearly six months of running from the law, one of Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted fugitives now finds himself behind bars.

Tyrone Campbell, DOB 2/9/70, was apprehended by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday on Venice Avenue in Lehigh.  Campbell is a convicted sex offender who had been dodging charges of failing to appear in court and failure to register as a sex offender.

Anonymous tip leads felon back to jail for second Christmas in a row

on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 21:41

December 22, 2012

Anonymous tip leads felon back to jail for second Christmas in a row

One of Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted fugitives is behind bars this holiday season, thanks to an anonymous tip Friday afternoon that led to both her arrest, and her boyfriend, as well.

Jordan Cullen, DOB 7/20/89, was taken into custody Friday evening after an anonymous tip was provided to Crime Stoppers on her whereabouts.  Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Fugitive Warrants Unit quickly acted on the tip and located Cullen while setting up for a wedding scheduled for today.

Santa's 2012 Naughty List

on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:11

They’ve made their list, and checked it twice, and now police are on the hunt for some criminals who have landed themselves on Santa’s naughty list this holiday season.  Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers takes a look at who these bad guys are.