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CBP Arrested Massachusetts Homicide Suspect at Highgate Springs, VT

Release Date: 
June 6, 2014

HIGHGATE SPRINGS, Vt. — A Randolph, Mass., man who appeared in a Massachusetts court Wednesday on homicide charges was initially arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers May 17 at the Highgate Springs, Vt., Port of Entry.

CBP officers had arrested Jean Beaulieu, 42, after he arrived at the border crossing in a sedan. CBP officers confirmed Beaulieu’s identity and verified that he was the subject of the alert from Brockton, Ma.

CBP officers turned Beaulieu over to Vermont State Police for extradition to Massachusetts.

“The vigilance and experience of our CBP officers and active collaboration with our law enforcement partners have prevented an alleged murderer from traveling freely in our communities,” said Kevin W. Weeks, director of Field Operations in Boston. “This apprehension reveals CBP’s critical role of taking dangerous people off the street, and contributing directly to public safety.”

CBP worked closely with the Massachusetts State Police, Vermont State Police, Brockton Police Department, and other law enforcement agencies to identify, detain and to return Beaulieu to stand for his charges.

The charges and allegations contained in criminal complaints are merely accusations, and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

To keep our borders secure, every traveler entering a CBP port of entry is subject to a CBP inspection. Please visit CBP’s border security page for more information on how CBP carries out this mission at our nation’s ports of entry.