Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature three of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Sept. 9
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 fugitives, and one vehicle with unknown suspects inside, wanted by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.
Jason Dahlquist (DOB 1/14/82) – wanted in Lee County for violation of probation for credit card fraud and grand theft.
He’s accused of stealing two credit cards from the victim, who was out of the country on a seven-day cruise. When the victim returned, she noticed the cards missing and was alerted by her credit card companies about potential fraud.
As it turned out, there were 45 attempts to use one credit card, all of which were declined; her second card was used 11 times successfully, to the tune of about $900 in charges.
To date, he’s been arrested five times locally for the illegal use of credit cards, grand theft, dealing in stolen property, grand theft auto, fraud, resisting and drug possession.
He is 5’10”, 200 pounds and was last known to be living in North Fort Myers. Upon his arrest, he will be held without bond.
Marvin Hill (DOB 9/29/92) – wanted in Lee County for violation of community control for two counts of carrying a concealed firearm.
His current charge stems from an incident when he was pulled over for doing 74 in a 40 mile an hour zone.
As it turned out, Hill had no driver’s license but what he did have was a loaded gun and drugs in the car – which sent him to jail that night.
He has15 prior arrests, with his first felony at age 16 for burglary, theft and property damage.
As an adult, he’s been jailed for resisting, dealing in stolen property, drugs, fraud, and concealed weapons – which currently has him on state probation until 2022.
He’s been on the run since mid-July. Hill is 5’5”, 165 pounds, and has been known to stay in the Lehigh and Dunbar communities. And upon his arrest, he will be held without bond.
Duane Wood (DOB 1/12/78) – wanted in Lee County on a bench warrant for failure to appear on a charge of dealing in stolen property and three counts of providing false information to a pawnbroker.
His current situation stems from an incident where he stole several thousand dollars of jewelry and other items from a family member then tried to sell the items online and at local pawnbrokers.
He’s a repeat offender with 21 bookings in Lee County for grand theft, dealing in stolen property, fraud, contempt, DUI, violation of a domestic violence injunction for protection, obstruction and multiple dating violence charges.
He is 6’2”, 180 pounds and was last known to be living in the eastern part of Fort Myers. He’ll be held without bond upon his arrest.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for a vehicle suspected of being involved in a recent theft of nearly $100,000 worth of copper pipes.
According to the sheriff’s office, a driver in a pickup truck pulling a trailer was caught on camera by a nearby business after stealing a trailer-load of copper pipes from the WINK transmitter site in Charlotte County.
The theft happened overnight at the site between July 23 and 24 on State Road 31, just north of Cook Brown Road.
After cutting a gate, the thieves loaded up 62 copper pipes the were 25 feet in length and weighed about 100 lbs. each.
The suspect vehicle is being identified as an early 2000s blue Dodge Dakota.
Thieves also stole 12,000 feet of copper wire from streetlight control boxes on SR-82 near Columbus Boulevard in Lehigh Acres between August 3 and August 7. That copper is valued at $30,000. If you have information on this crime, you can call Crime Stoppers at the number below. You may be eligible for an additional $1,000 reward.
If you have a tip on the whereabouts of any of these wanted suspects contact Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers. All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers
1-800-780-TIPS (8477) or