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Border Patrol Agents Locate Missing Juvenile

Release Date: 
January 9, 2012

YUMA, ARIZ.—On January 8, Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents encountered a female juvenile who had been reported missing from a Mesa group home.

Agents assigned to the Bike Unit in San Luis noticed the suspicious behavior of a female attempting to cross the border into Mexico. During a brief encounter with the subject, the female claimed to be a 19-year-old Mexican national illegally present in the United States. Agents arrested and transported her to the Yuma Station.

Further investigation revealed the female to be a 14-year-old U.S. citizen who had run away from a group home for troubled children in Mesa. It was also discovered that she had a warrant for her arrest for allegedly assaulting a school resource officer.

The teen was turned over to the Yuma Police Department for further processing.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017