Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Aug. 12

Reporter: Rich Kolko
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Andrew Gobus, Euclides Velez, Alexander Quinones

This weekly WINK News segment features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida.

This is your chance to help out the community and give the tip that gets these people off the street. These suspects need to be found – and you can help. If you have seen them, reach out to Crime Stoppers or your local law enforcement. Call 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).

Here are three suspects wanted by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.

Andrew Gobus

Andrew Gobus (DOB 12/13/1986) – wanted in Lee County for violation of probation for burglary and grand theft.

He was arrested after stealing eight grand in equipment from his employer (who is now his former employer). Many of the items he stole were found at local pawn shops, all with his name attached to them as the seller.

He eventually fessed up to pawning the items off for cash which he needed to support his drug habit.

To date, Gobus has logged 15 bookings at the Lee County Jail on charges of fraud, dealing in stolen property, armed robbery and battery. Additionally, he’s been sent to the state Department of Corrections three times for a total of about seven years for burglary and grand theft.

He is 5’10”, 190 pounds and is likely to be staying in the Lehigh Acres or north Cape Coral area. He has several tattoos, including a Swastika and the name Madison on his stomach, a spiderweb and a joker on his right arm and vines on his chest. Upon his arrest, he will be held without bond.

Euclides Velez

Euclides Velez (DOB 8/13/1990) – wanted in Lee County for an original charge of grand theft. He’s been on the run since early April when investigators say he went to a local Walmart in the early morning hours and proceeded to the electronics department.

After an employee left the area, he somehow unlocked the Apple iPhone cage and removed 22 iPhones, valued at $23,778.

He then placed a towel over the phones and simply walked out of the store. When loss prevention officers reviewed the surveillance tape, they immediately recognized Velez from a previous theft at the store.

Additionally, he also has a warrant for his arrest in Collier County for theft. He is 5’10”, 200 pounds with previous arrests for battery/domestic violence and resisting. He was last known to be living in Cape Coral.

Alexander Quinones

Alexander Quinones (DOB 11/26/85) – wanted in Collier County for failure to appear on a charge of using a computer to seduce a child.

Deputies say Quinones went online and began chatting with a female who he thought was an 11-year-old girl named Kayla. He eventually arranged for the two to meet for a sexual encounter through a series of online chats and text messages.

However, when he arrived in East Naples to meet up with the young girl, he learned that Kayla was actually an undercover Collier County Sheriff’s detective.

Quinones was promptly arrested and charged with three counts of online solicitation of a minor and one count of seducing, soliciting or luring a child using a computer or online service.

He was released from jail with the promise that he would show up for subsequent court hearings, which he has failed to do.

Larry West

CAPTURED: Larry West was wanted in Lee County on a felony order revoking pretrial supervision for the possession of cocaine (in other words, he was arrested on the coke charge, a judge gave him probation. The court system changed its mind and are now reeling him back in).

He is a registered convicted felon with 31 bookings in Lee County, and has already spent four months behind bars this year alone. Among his previous charges are the sale and delivery of drugs within 1,000 feet of a day care, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, burglary, contempt, resisting, public order crimes, and obstruction.

He’s now being held in the Lee County Jail.

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