Monmouth County’s Most Wanted: Alleged drug dealers, child molesters and more
One's an alleged drug dealer, on the run for nearly a decade. Another is wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a child.
They're the people on Monmouth County's Most Wanted list — six individuals authorities are most eager to see arrested and brought to justice.
Authorities ask anyone with information on their whereabouts to contact the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office's 24-hour number at 24-hour number at 732-431-6400 ext 1151. But they warn individuals should not take action on their own.
On the list yourself? The county says it will "as a courtesy allow you to turn yourself in at the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office," located at 2500 Kozloski Road, in Freehold. If you fail to do so "this matter will be resolved at our convenience," the sheriff's office says on its online most-wanted list.
"We will take whatever measures are necessary to locate you and execute the warrant for your arrest," it says. That could mean being arrested at home, at work, or while driving — then incarcerated. Any contact with law enforcement while on the list is likely to result in an arrest.
Monmouth County's Most Wanted:
Oscar Escobar, born October 30, 1987, is wanted for failure to appear, with an original charge of sexual assault. He's 5 feet and 7 inches, and weighs 150 pounds. His last known address was 382 Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank.
George Kavouris, born Jan. 15, 1975, is wanted for theft by deception. He is 5 feet and 8 inches tall, and weighs 175 pounds. His last known address was in Piscataway.
Jerry Lin, born on Christmas Day in 1980, is wanted for criminal extortion. He's 5 feet and 11 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds.
Martin Luis, born on Nov. 14, 1976, is wanted for an aggravated sexual assault involving a minor. He's 5 feet and 6 inches tall with an unknown weight. His last known address was in Neptune. According to multiple published reports, a warrant was first issued for his arrest in early 2013.
Edward Santana, born on Feb. 28, 1977, is wanted for first-degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance — his bail had been set at $2 million. He's 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. His last known address was at 743 Parker Street in Perth Amboy.
According to an announcement but the Drug Enforcement Agency in 2007, Santana had been a fugitive since a warrant was issued for his arrest that year. He was also charged with first-degree racketeering conspiracy in 2007— one of 42 people indicted as part of an alleged drug distribution network.
Hugo Delgado Vasquez, born on Dec. 16, 1977, is wanted for robbery. He's 5 feet and 5 inches tall, and 170 pounds. His last known address was in Long Branch.