TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a man during a physical, domestic-violence situation on Christmas day, and arrested four other criminals in separate incidents Dec 17- 23.
On Dec. 25, the Tohono O’odham Police Department requested assistance from Casa Grande agents in locating a man reportedly involved in a domestic violence incident and wanted by the United States Marshal’s office. During the subsequent search, agents tracked and found the man in the act of assaulting a woman in a wash near Santa Cruz village on the Tohono O’odham reservation. Agents detained the man until TOPD arrived and took custody. Agents also provided medical assistance to the victim who had multiple lacerations to her head and face.
On Dec. 23, Douglas Station agents arrested a male Mexican national previously convicted of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant.
In another incident on Dec. 23, Casa Grande agents arrested a male Mexican national previously convicted of sexual assault on a 14-year-old child.
On Dec. 22, Ajo agents arrested a male Mexican national previously convicted of sex with a minor.
Douglas agents arrested a Mexican national Dec. 17 previously convicted of aggravated assault.
Agents processed all subjects for prosecution and/or removal proceedings in accordance with Tucson Sector prosecution guidelines.
In addition to enforcing immigration laws, the Border Patrol contributes to a safer America by removing dangerous criminals from this country. Cooperation with other law enforcement partners is an important part of the Border Patrol’s defense in depth strategy.
All individuals apprehended by the Border Patrol undergo criminal history checks using the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, a vital tool for ensuring illegal immigrants with criminal histories are positively identified.
The Border Patrol, along with Customs and Border Protection, welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.