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Tuesday November 22, 2011

In the Past Week 16 Wanted Fugitives Arrested at Texas-Mexico Border

In the Past Week 16 Wanted Fugitives Arrested at Texas-Mexico Border

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at South Texas ports of entry between Pharr and Roma arrested 16 persons wanted on outstanding federal, state and local warrants during the past week.

During the week of Nov 14, 2011 CBP officers working at the Hidalgo/Pharr International Bridge arrested five U.S. citizens, two Mexican nationals and an Italian national on outstanding state and local arrest warrants.

The following three travelers were arrested on warrants from the McAllen Police Department and released to their custody. Brent Wilson, age 45, a U.S. citizen from Houston, Texas was arrested for an unauthorized use of motor vehicle warrant. Adrian Galindo, age 34, a U.S. citizen from San Juan, Texas was arrested on a providing false reports to a police officer warrant and Rossy Garza Mendez, age 28, a U.S. citizen from Pharr, Texas was arrested on a criminal mischief warrant. Edgar Javier Guevara, age 31, a Mexican national from San Juan, Texas was arrested for an assault charge warrant from the Edinburg, Texas Police Department and released to their custody.

The following three travelers were arrested and released to the custody of the Hidalgo Police Department. Patricia Elizabeth Torres, age 40, an Italian national was arrested on a failure to appear (prostitution) charge from Odessa, Texas. Raul Alejandro Rodriguez Fraire, age 21, a Mexican national from Hargill, Texas was arrested on a failure to appear warrant from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Mary Carmen Valdez, age 54, a U.S. citizen from Fort Worth, Texas was arrested on a probation violation warrant from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. Manuel Alejandro Martinez, age 21, a U.S. citizen from Richmond, Texas was arrested on an evading arrest warrant from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and released to the custody of the Pharr, Texas P.D. These last four subjects were subsequently taken to the Hidalgo County Jail where they will await to be extradited.

CBP officers at the Roma/Miguel Aleman International Bridge arrested four U.S. citizens and two Mexican nationals during this same week. Veronica Angeles Perales, age 42, a U.S. citizen from Laredo, Texas was arrested on a federal warrant from the U.S. Marshal’s Service for violation of probation conditions and released to their custody.

The following four travelers were arrested on warrants from the Roma, Texas Police Department and released to their custody. Francisco Garza, age 24, a U.S. citizen from Rio Grande City, Texas and Adalberto Rene Sanchez, age 34, a Mexican national from Zapata, Texas were both arrested for failure to appear (public intoxication) warrants. Maria Magdalena Sanchez, age 47, a U.S. citizen from Roma, Texas was arrested on a failure to appear (failure to maintain financial responsibility) warrant and Jose Gerardo Garcia Ortega, age 25, a Mexican national also from Roma was arrested on a failure to appear (traffic violations). Ruben Anthony Mejia, age 27, a U.S. citizen from McAllen was arrested on a possession of controlled substance warrant from the Star County Sheriff’s Office and released to the custody of their deputies.

Finally, CBP officers working at the Los Ebanos international ferry crossing arrested Jennifer Yahaira Oyervides, age 25, a U.S. citizen from Sullivan City, Texas on a failure to appear warrant from the Sullivan City Police Department and released to their custody.