LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a habitual criminal, who just turned 18 a few weeks ago yet is already a thoroughly documented criminal.
Thomas Wehrung is currently wanted on a series of charges, including removing a court-ordered electronic monitoring bracelet barely 12 hours after it was clamped onto his ankle.
Since becoming a legal adult, Wehrung has racked up three new warrants for his arrest, and is also a suspect in numerous other crimes throughout Lee County.
At age 16, Wehrung engaged in a busy year of felonious behavior, with a long string for stealing cars, burglary, drugs and grand theft. In just one of those arrests alone, the teenager was charged with 25 separate crimes. As a result of his continued illegal actions, Wehrung has been sent to the Juvenile Detention Center repeatedly, however now that he’s of legal age, he’s facing real jail time in a concrete cell with metal bars, housed with other adult offenders.
“It’s no stretch to see that Thomas Wehrung has a blatant disregard for the law, dating back to his younger years,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator. “We have one misguided young man committing an array of crimes throughout the county, and as a juvenile there haven’t been firm consequences for his actions. Now that he’s an adult, Wehrung will be introduced to a whole new arena, and he will quickly learn that stealing cars and breaking into homes isn’t a joke and will not be tolerated.”
Wehrung is 5’4”, 220 pounds and was last known to be living in Cape Coral. He has several tattoos, including the words “loyalty” and “cry later” on his left arm.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Wehrung is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477). All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000. Tips may also be made online at www.swflcrimestoppers.org or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.