Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Dec. 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 wanted by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.
[CAPTURED] Dionicio Derteano (DOB 5/15/68) – wanted in Lee County for grand theft and contracting without a license.
He was hired by a Lee County couple to refurnish their pool and deck for $17,000. Before work began, he was given a check for half the amount due, which he promptly cashed.
After performing a small amount of work, Derteano requested payment for the remaining funds, which he was given. But once he cashed that check, he vanished with the money, leaving the project far from complete.
The victims, and detectives, tried to reach Derteano by phone to no avail. After inquiring with the county, it turns out that he never pulled permits for the work and, to make things worse, the Department of Professional Regulation confirmed that Derteano didn’t even have a contractor’s license to do any work whatsoever.
He is 5’8”, 170 pounds and was last known to be living in Southwest Cape Coral.
Daniel Koger (DOB 11/26/85) – wanted in Lee County for violation of probation – trafficking in stolen property and providing false information to a pawnbroker.
Koger has 11 previous bookings, which started when he was just a teenager, for fraud, grand theft, battery/domestic violence, DUI, dealing in stolen property, drugs and aggravated assault.
Detectives say he has a history of stealing and then pawning the ill-gotten goods for pennies on the dollar at local pawn shops, just to make a quick buck
Koger is 6’2”, 225 pounds, and was last known to be living in Lehigh. Upon his arrest, he will be held without bond in the Lee County Jail.
Jose Vargas Ipina (DOB 1/16/79) – wanted in Lee County for burglary with assault and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
He is a repeat offender with a history of violent behavior. He’s got seven previous bookings under his belt for multiple counts of battery and other felony offenses.
His current warrant stems from an incident when he broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home and threatened to kill both her and another male.
The victims said Ipina grabbed a knife and started to kick doors in the house. His temper continued to flare and before he left the residence, Ipina stabbed the knife into a wall near the female victim.
He is 5’6”, 175 pounds and was last known to be living in Bonita Springs. He’s been on the run since late August and could be using the alias of Jose Vargas in order to avoid a return trip back to jail.
The following Most Wanted Wednesday fugitives were also picked up by law enforcement over the last month. Eddie Veilleux, Gregory James, Jay Jordan, Skyler Haefeker, Robert Gosnell, Jesus Cossio and Andrew Shimp.
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