This weekly WINK News segment covers fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida.
This is your chance to help your community and give tips on getting these people out on the streets. These suspects need to be found – and you can help. If you have seen them, contact Crime Stoppers or your local law enforcement. Call 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).
These are the three fugitives wanted by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.
Javier Avila (DOB 17/3/78) – Wanted in Lee County for grand theft. A warrant was issued last week following a theft from Paradise Arcade in Lee County earlier this month.
Detectives say Avila and a woman entered the facility and used distraction techniques to lure employees away from the main office momentarily.
While the woman was engaged with employees, detectives say Avila sneaked into the office and stole several thousand dollars in cash.
After Crime Stoppers released his photo, tips identified Avila as a suspect.
Now, he is facing a felony warrant for his arrest. To date, he has been placed 22 times in the Lee County Jail on a long list of burglaries and thefts, contempt, resisting, leaving the scene of a car crash and abandoning an elderly person or handicapped.
He is 5’0″ tall, weighs 230 pounds and was last known to live in Harlem Heights.
David Heinze (DOB 6/23/99) – wanted in Collier County on order from the bench for failure to appear on charges of written threat to kill or injure, aggravated stalking and intimidation cause injury or death.
According to detectives, Heinze was in Texas when he started texting his ex-girlfriend threatening to kill her and her family. He then got in his car and drove to Collier County, where he spied on the young girl, and threatened that he would commit “mass murder” and would shoot her high school.
Detectives were able to immediately track Heinze and arrest him for the crime. He was released under the guise that he would appear in court to explain his side of the story, but he went into hiding instead.
It was last known that he was living in the Naples/Bonita Springs area.
Louis St. Laurent (DOB 3/28/74) – wanted in Lee County for violating probation on two felony counts.
He allegedly had a verbal argument with a woman and quickly turned physical. The victim said St. Laurent grabbed her ear and tore off her earrings, before covering her mouth and nose so she couldn’t breathe.
The attack went on for several minutes before a witness saw what was happening and called 911 for help.
So far, he has 16 wanted warrants for aggravated assault, witness tampering, domestic violence by strangulation, credit card fraud, batteries and drugs.
He’s 5’11”, weighs 235 pounds and has a tribal art tattoo on his left arm. And when he is caught, he will be held without bond.
If you know the whereabouts of any of these wanted suspects, contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers. All callers will be anonymous and will be eligible for cash rewards up to $3,000.
Crime Stops in Southwest Florida
1-800-780-TIPS (8477) or
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