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U.S. Marshals Service Report September 27 – October 13 , 2011

In fiscal year 2010, the U.S. Marshals apprehended more than 36,100 federal fugitives, clearing 39,100 felony warrants – more than all other law enforcement agencies combined.  Working with authorities at the federal, state, and local levels, U.S. Marshals-led fugitive task forces arrested more than 81,900 state and local fugitives, clearing 108,200 state and local felony warrants.  Their 15 Most Wanted Fugitives

US_Marshals_Enforcement_ToolsOctober 13, 2011Operation SAFE SCARE is a joint agency focus to validate the addresses provided by registered sex offenders. Halloween is a time when many children are on the streets going door-to-door trick-or-treating and are vulnerable to sexual predators. The aim of SAFE SCARE is to keep our kids safe so they can enjoy Halloween and being a kid. SAFE SCARE allows law enforcement to validate information provided by sex offenders during the registration and periodic re-registration requirements under Arkansas State Law.


October 12, 2011From October 5 – 7, 2011, the United States Marshals Service in the Eastern District of California, Fresno partnered with the Fresno Police Department at the Big Fresno Fair in order to enhance awareness of the Meagan’s Law Website. Deputies and detectives interacted with the community by distributing pamphlets, pencils, badges, and stickers. Parents were encouraged to access the Meagan’s Law website to determine if registered sex offenders are living in their neighborhood.


October 07, 2011U.S. Marshals Service Director Stacia A. Hylton swore in Edward M. Spooner on Thursday as the new U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Florida at the agency’s headquarters in Washington.


October 07, 2011On October 6, 2011 Deputies and Sex Offender Investigators from the United States Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force and members from the Gallup Police Department arrested Rocky Rubio in Gallup NM. Rubio was wanted by authorities in Arizona for selling heroin to a 16 year old female then raping her. The girl died shortly after Rubio raped her from a heroin overdose.


October 06, 2011 The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force caught up with a Walton County, FL woman suspected of assisting a murder suspect by moving the body of the victim, burning his bloody clothes and then hiding the suspect from police in a hotel room where she worked. Sara Golden Hanks was apprehended yesterday in Samson, AL.


October 06, 2011The United States Marshals Service, District of Arizona, will be holding an auction of numerous vehicles forfeited to the United States Government. The auction will be held at Apple Towing at the address listed below on Saturday, October 8, 2011 starting at 9:00 a.m. The public may preview these vehicles at Apple Towing on Friday, October 7, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


October 06, 2011Dustin Paul McFall was apprehended last night in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico by the Tamaulipas Ministry of Public Safety (Secretaria De Seguridad Publica) and quickly turned over to Mexican Immigration authorities. Judicial authorities in Nuevo Laredo determined McFall had no legal status to remain in Mexico and was expelled shortly before midnight at the US/Mexico Port of Entry in Laredo.


October 06, 2011Operation Intercept (OPIN), the U.S. Marshals fugitive apprehension task force arrested Laquane Barry Curry before sunrise this morning. Curry is wanted by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department in Fayetteville, NC for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and by the NC Department of Community Corrections for five outstanding Probation Violation Warrants stemming from Sexual Battery and Assault charges.


October 05, 2011The United States Marshal Service, District of New Mexico, will be assisting local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the 2011 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The annual event will take place October 1-9. The fiesta expects 750-1000 balloon pilots to participate from all over the world and the event attracts over 1 million spectators over the 9 day period.


October 04, 2011A Savannah man wanted by the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department was arrested by the Savannah Office of the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Beaufort-Jasper Multi Agency Drug Task Force in Bluffton, South Carolina. Dwayne Smith was being sought on three warrants by the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department charging him with Aggravated Assault, Armed robbery, and Possession of a Firearm.


October 04, 2011U.S. Marshal Albert Najera of the Eastern District of California announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service arrested 38 year old Steven Embrey in Sacramento, Embrey was wanted for attempted murder in Oakland, CA.


October 04, 2011The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force sponsored by the United States Marshals Service is announcing the arrest of Lee Roy Suarez. Suarez was wanted by the Comal County Sheriff’s Office for the homicide of Diego Saenz and aggravated assault of his brother, Vicente Saenz.


October 03, 2011Emmanuel Matthew “Manny” Mendoza was expelled from the Republic of Mexico at the El Paso Port of Entry into the hands of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force after an international investigation culminated in Mendoza’s detention by Mexican authorities in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. Mendoza, a documented member of California’s West Side Tracy Nortenos street gang, was sought by law enforcement since his involvement in the botched robbery and subsequent murder of Kevin Prater II.


October 03, 2011The United States Marshals Service led Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is pleased to announce the addition of the Buda Police Department to its fugitive hunting team. Announcing the latest agency to the task force, United States Marshal Robert R. Almonte of the Western District of Texas states, “the citizen’s of Buda will benefit immensely knowing that Chief Bo Kidd will have ready access to a task force of experienced law enforcement professionals to draw upon should the need arise.”


September 30, 2011Raymond Novak was arrested by members of the US Marshal’s Violent Offender Task Force today. The arrest occurred near mile marker 72 off I-10 in Acadia Parish. Novak was Wanted by Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office in Pennsylvania for Involuntary Deviant Sexual Intercourse. Novak was scheduled to appear for trial on these charges on Monday, September 26th, but he failed to appear.


September 30, 2011 Operation Intercept (OPIN) the US Marshals fugitive apprehension task force and the Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team (NFIST) working together jointly announce the location and apprehension of Ricky Hewins Mack at an apartment complex off of Elm Drive in Las Vegas, NV during the early afternoon Thursday.


September 30, 2011A U.S. Marshals fugitive task force from Orlando, Florida arrested Midland murder suspect Christopher Hill at a motel in Sanford, Florida on Thursday, September 29th. On September 18th, Midland Police responded to a shooting on north Weatherford Street and found 28 year old Jeremy Johnson dead of multiple gunshot wounds.


September 29, 2011Twelve real properties located throughout the Los Angeles area will be sold via a U.S. Marshals auction starting at noon Oct. 12 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel-Beverly Hills; 1150 S. Beverly Dr.; Los Angeles, CA 90035. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. The 12 varied properties include single-family homes, duplexes, a triplex, a mixed-use commercial property and vacant land.


September 29, 2011Cathy J. Jones, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announced today that Devant Terrell Geter has been arrested by the U.S. Marshals led Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST). Geter was wanted for Escape on an arrest warrant from September 13, 2008. Geter was serving a 14 year sentence for Possession with Intent to Distribute in Excess of 500 mg of Cocaine and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon when he escaped from the federal penitentiary in Marion, IL.


September 28, 2011Kevin A. Carr, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced the arrest of Thomas Friedel.  Friedel, a fugitive wanted in Waukesha County, was arrested by authorities in Barranquilla, Colombia. The U.S. Marshals worked closely with Colombian investigators over the past several weeks. After his arrest, Friedel was subsequently expelled from Colombia, and arrested by Deputy U.S. Marshals once he arrived at the Miami International Airport in Florida.


September 28, 2011The U.S. Marshals Service in the Southern District of Ohio, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson Center Police Department, State of Ohio Adult Parole Authority and the Shelby County Adult Probation, conducted a joint law enforcement compliance operation designed to verify the current residences of offenders living in Shelby County Ohio.


September 27, 2011Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested wanted fugitive Joseph Faauga Vaimili, age 29 of Waipahu, at a residence in Houston, Texas. Vaimili, a convicted felon, was wanted by the State of Hawaii for felony offenses for two counts of kidnapping, carrying or use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, promoting prostitution in the first degree, and terroristic threatening in the first degree.


September 27, 2011On September 26, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) located eight children who were kidnapped from a foster care facility in Queens, New York one week earlier. The children, ranging in age from 11-months old to 11-years old, were taken during a supervised visit with their biological parents. The one daughter and seven sons had originally been placed in foster care following allegations of abuse.

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