We feature some of SWFL’s most wanted suspects; 20 october
This weekly segment of WINK News features fugitives from justice right here in Southwest Florida.
This is your chance to help the community and tip that gets these people off the streets. These suspects must be found – and you can help. If you’ve seen them, contact Crime Stoppers or local law enforcement. Call 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).
Here are three fugitives wanted by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.
Michele Callahan (DDN 03/31/77) – Wanted in Lee County for multiple violation of probation warrants for criminal use of personal ID, obtaining credit card information by fraudulent means, grand theft scale of a person 65 years of age or older and fraudulent use of a credit card.
Callahan admitted to meeting the victim who was standing outside her house and asked if she could use her toilet. Inside the house, Callahan spotted the elderly person’s purse and quickly grabbed his credit card.
Within hours, she was racking up fees at a local motel, as well as local restaurants and fast food stores.
As soon as the victim was notified by the credit card company of the suspicious purchases, she immediately contacted law enforcement who were able to trace one of the charges to the hotel room Callahan had rented. … And was still there.
She spent six months in the Lee County Jail and after being found guilty, she was sentenced to two more years in prison. She was released earlier this year on probation, and last week she violated these conditions.
She is 5’1 “, 254 pounds and upon her arrest she will be held without bond.
Myers Savannah (DDN 10/27/98) – Wanted in Lee County on felony arrest warrant and order revoking pre-trial supervision for bodily harm inflicted on person 65 or older, resisting shopkeeper , animal cruelty, smuggling into a detention center and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
People can recognize Myers from an incident in late July when she walked into a Fort Myers pet store and was seen walking around the bird area. Employees saw her picking up one of the birds and putting it in her bag.
When Myers attempted to leave the store, employees locked the door to prevent her from leaving, to which she responded by repeatedly hitting an elderly, employee-oriented woman in the face.
The employees were able to retrieve the bag, but by then the bird was dead. When law enforcement arrived at the scene, they arrested Myers and took her to the downtown jail, where she was found in possession of fentanyl, methamphetamine and prescription pills. She only spent three days in jail, but last week a judge overturned her release and now ordered her to return to jail.
She has six previous arrests and was last known to live in South Fort Myers. She is 5’4 “, 140 pounds and has a birthday next week, which will hopefully take place within the confines of a jail cell.
Lisa smith (DOB 7/3/83) – Wanted in Lee County on four active grand theft arrest warrants (an original felony) and three more on arrest warrants for failure to appear for theft.
The original new felony warrant stems from an incident when she was spotted by surveillance cameras entering a local store and loading over $ 800 worth of merchandise – then left the store without thinking about paying.
Smith is also a person of interest in several other active theft investigations in Southwest Florida. She is a frequent offender, already with 28 reservations under her belt for fraud, theft, assault and battery, and trafficking in stolen goods, among others.
She is a convicted felon in the state of Florida, and upon her arrest, she will be held without bail. She is 5’5 “, 200 pounds and has a tattoo of the words” life “and” death “on her wrists.
If you have any information 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
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