Alexandria Bay, N.Y. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announced the apprehension of a United States citizen wanted in Florida on Grand Theft charges.
On July 9, CBP officers in Alexandria Bay, N.Y. encountered Jamie Hubbard, a 49-year-old United States citizen from Chaumont, N.Y. as he applied for admission into the United States at the Alexandria Bay Port of Entry. Mr. Hubbard presented an enhanced New York State drivers license as proof of citizenship and identity and advised CBP officers that he was returning after spending the day at a street performer's festival in Kingston, Ontario. A primary name query revealed that Mr. Hubbard may be the subject of an active warrant issued in the State of Florida. He was referred to CBP for a secondary enforcement exam.
During secondary processing, additional record checks confirmed that Mr. Hubbard was in fact the subject of a no-bond felony warrant issued by the Broward County Florida Sheriffs Department. The warrant charges Mr. Hubbard with Grand Theft.
CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition to Florida. Mr. Hubbard was arrested and turned over to the custody of the New York State Police and transported to the Metro Jefferson Public Safety Building in Watertown, N.Y. pending extradition to Florida.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for 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.