Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Sept. 4
This new weekly WINK News segment is featuring fugitives from justice 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.
Edward Hornung, 40, is a repeat offender who was so desperate to make a quick buck that he went to a Lehigh cemetery and stole from the grave sites of dead people. Detectives say Hornung collected brass flower vases from 55 graves, valued at close to $6,000, then sold them off for pennies on the dollar at a local scrap metal shop.
Hornung was quickly identified and arrested for the crimes, and was eventually placed on probation. Now, he’s in violation of those terms and is wanted on 13 separate counts of trafficking in stolen property. In addition to the gravesite thefts, Horning has also been booked for burglary, larceny theft and dealing in stolen property. He’s been jailed in both Lee and Charlotte Counties, and was last known to be living in Punta Gorda, working at an asphalt company.
40 year old Hornung is 6’1”, 210 pounds and upon his arrest, he will be held without bond in the Lee County Jail.
James Lippman, 45, is a Lee County man wanted on charges of grand theft and uttering a forged instrument. According to detectives, Lippman somehow acquired a check that was mailed to a local business.
Once in his possession, he washed the name of the business from the payee line and replaced it with his own. But when he went to the bank to cash in the $1,400 note, he was halted by a teller who noticed that a stop payment had been placed for that check.
Once he realized the jig was up, and there would be no cash coming his way, he fled the bank before he could be detained.
Lippman is a 45 year old offender who was last known to be living in southwest Cape Coral. He is 5’10”, 170 pounds and upon his arrest, he will be held without bond.
Alexander Quinones, 33, is wanted in Collier County for failing to appear for a court hearing after being arrested for trying to solicit a minor online. According to detectives, this 33 year old felon was initially charged with chatting on the internet with a Collier County girl named Kayla, who he thought was 11 years old.
Quinones made arrangements with the girl to meet up for a sexual encounter, however when he arrived at his destination, Quinones quickly found out that Kayla was actually an undercover investigator.
He was immediately charged with three counts of online solicitation of a minor, one count of traveling to meet a minor and one count of seducing, soliciting or luring a child using a computer or online service. After being released from jail, he was expected to show back up in court – but instead he’s chosen to run from the charges against him.
Quinones is 5’9”, 180 pounds and may be trying to lay low in the Miami area.