Every Friday, the Key West Police Department posts on this website the names of wanted people officers have picked up during the week on active, outstanding arrest warrants. Photographs and descriptions of the wanted persons are a prominent feature of the officersí briefing room at the police station and the officers are familiar with them.
We include a little information on for what crime each person was wanted and the circumstances of the arrest, to provide readers some insight into the daily routine (and sometimes not so routine) of Key West police officers. The number varies widely from week to week, depending on a number of factors.
Crime Stoppers of the Keys will pay a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a person wanted to a felony crime. Callers do not have to identify themselves. The tips line number is 1-800-346-TIPS (8477) or you can submit the tip through the web at www.tipsubmit.com or by clicking on the Crime Stoppers Tip link on the Sheriff's website at www. keysso.net.
Ernest James Goodman, 28, of Florida City, for two warrants: sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine. Officer Matt Dorgan arrested Goodman for strong arm robbery and then ran a check on him. April 6.
Anthony C. Lungi, 60, no address, for failing to appear in court on a charge of having an open container of alcohol in public. Officer Ashley Clevenger discovered Lungi sleeping on a wall at Mallory Square. Clevenger had police dispatchers run a computer check on the state and national database of wanted persons and the warrant came up. April 7.
Stephen A. Morrison, 45, no address, for failing to appear in court on a charge of indecent exposure. Officer Matt Dorgan knew Morrison was wanted and saw him at the corner of Virginia and Duval streets. A computer check confirmed the warrant and Dorgan arrested him. April 8.
Scott Wilson, 53, no address, for failing to appear in court on a trespass charge. Lt. Alan Newby arrested Wilson for having an open container of alcohol and then ran a check on him, finding the warrant. April 8.
Tyron Myles, 23, of Key West, for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving with a suspended license. Officer Lee Lovette knew Myles was wanted and, while on foot patrol, saw him on the 800 block of Emma Street. April 9.
Troy Sheldon Coveny, 34, no address, for being a sexual offender who did not provide an address change. The departmentís marine patrol officers, working with Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents, Florida Fish and Wildlife officers and U. S. Coast Guard members were on a joint operation checking vessels anchored in the no discharge zone surrounding Key West, when a boarding party encountered Coveny. Officer Ashley Clevenger ran a check on him and found the warrant. April 9.
Anthea Clay, 34, of Key West, for failing to appear in court on an unspecified misdemeanor offense. The officer did not describe the circumstances of the arrest. April 9.
Audrey Samz-Liggins, 45, of Key West, for failing to appear in court on a charge of attaching a registration license plate not assigned. NAS police stopped her for a traffic infraction at the Sigsbee housing area and discovered the warrant in a routine check. They called Key West police to take over the case. April 9.
William York, 33, no address, for violating probation granted on a conviction for possession of cocaine. Officers were called to a Fifth Street church to pick up York. April 10.
Timothy Bryan OíNeil, 23, of Great Falls, Montana, for felony escape. Key West police were looking for him in connection with some local burglaries and Detective Diane Lipinski spotted him at Mallory Square. He was caught after a foot chase. A routine check turned up the warrant. OíNeil had escaped from a Montana state prison where he was serving a sentence for robbery.
Wilson Jean, 19, of Homestead, for failing to appear in court on a charge of giving a false name to a law enforcement officer. On routine bicycle patrol, Officer Bradley Lariz saw Jean walking in the 300 block of Catherine Street and recognized him from the warrants book at the police station. At first, Jean gave Lariz a false name, but Lariz already knew his real name. He confirmed the warrant through dispatchers and arrested him. April 11.
James Calvin Hickson, 18, of Key West, for escape. Officers E. J. Cuneo and Brandon Kutner were called to a Galveston Lane address about a possible sexual battery. They discovered the warrant during their initial investigation and arrested Hickson on it. Subsequently, they arrested Hickson for lewd and lascivious battery. The victim was a 13-year-old girl. April 13.
Eric Tudor, 42, no address, for grand larceny and uttering a forged instrument. Bicycle Officer John Piskator was patrolling in Bahama Village at about 5 p.m. when he saw Tudor in the 800 block of Baptist Lane, an area well known for drug activity. Piskator followed him. But when Tudor noticed the officer, he walked faster, so Piskator stopped him to talk with him, telling him he was in a high drug use area. Tudor consented to a search and Piskator found nothing illegal. But the officer looked at the manís identification card and with that information he ran a radio check which disclosed the warrants. April 13.
Matthew A. Estep, 35, of Key West, for violating probation granted on a conviction for reckless driving. Officer Janeth Del Cid was called to the Gato Building where she found Estep sleeping in the parking lot. She radioed dispatchers to have them run a computer check on a national database of wanted persons and Estepís warrant came up. She arrested him. April 14.
Leon Broussard, 49, no address, for battery. Detective Frank Castor and Officer E. J. Cuneo were patrolling at the Porter Place Housing Authority property when they recognized Broussard riding a bicycle in Bayview Park. They knew he was wanted, ran a check to be sure, and arrested him. April 14.
Jose Luna, 24, of Key West, for failing to appear in court on a charge of disorderly conduct. Luna was involved in a dispute for which police were called about ejecting him from a manís ex-girlfriendís apartment. The officer ran a check and found the warrant. April 14.
Damien R. Humphries, 22, of Homestead, for driving with a suspended license. Castor and Cuneo knew he was wanted and saw him on Emma Street. They arrested him and took him to the police departmentís Emma Street substation where held until transportation to the county jail arrived. April 14.
Keyonbe Humphrey, 23, of Homestead, for strong arm robbery. Castor spotted him the corner of Emma and Petronia streets, recognized him and knew he was wanted. He arrested Humphrey without incident. April 14.