Most Wanted Wednesday: We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; Sept. 22
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.
Nicolas Bartolome (DOB 12/12/97) – wanted in Lee County for a bench warrant for failure to appear on DUI charges.
Deputies say he was spotted driving erratically over the Caloosahatchee Bridge, having been clocked by law enforcement at speeds well over 100 miles per hour.
When he finally pulled over, deputies saw two half-empty cases of beer in the car, as well as a cold beer sitting in the front console. Bartolome was given a series of field sobriety tests, which he failed miserably.
He later blew well over the legal limit and was also found with a stash of cocaine on him.
Bartolome ended up spending just over a month behind bars, before being released on the condition that he would show back up in court for a subsequent hearing to defend himself… which he has since failed to do.
He now has four active warrants for his arrest. He is 5’5”, 150 pounds, and was last known to be living in downtown Fort Myers.
Jesus Blanco (DOB 10/15/56) – wanted in Collier County for two counts of the sale of oxycodone, one count of trafficking oxycodone, and two counts of trafficking cocaine.
He is accused of being a prolific drug dealer who is pushing large quantities of drugs throughout the streets of Southwest Florida.
Although his warrant is out of Collier, detectives believe his reach extends into Lee County, and possibly the east coast of Florida, as well. For this reason, the US Marshals are stepping in and putting Blanco high atop their radar.
If he is not still living in Southwest Florida, detectives are confident that he has connections here who definitely know where he can be found.
Extradition on Blanco is anywhere in the US, so no matter where he’s gone to hide, the U.S. Marshals are ready to find him and bring him back.
Nicholas Mansfield (DOB 7/27/89) – wanted in Collier County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a person age 65 or older (original charge).
He has a history of violence leading up to this latest attack, with previous arrests in Naples for battery, burglary with assault, and kidnapping/false imprisonment.
Mansfield has also been jailed in Broward County for several probation violations.
Detectives think he’s still here in town, possibly laying low in Golden Gate or East Naples. He was last known to be working in the foodservice industry at a local upscale restaurant.
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