WINTERHAVEN, Calif. —U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Andrade port of entry yesterday apprehended a 24-year-old male U.S. citizen with a no-bond felony warrant for 12 counts of rape.
The incident occurred shortly before 5 p.m., when Carlos Ivan Crispin entered the Andrade port on foot and presented a CBP officer with a U.S. birth certificate. The officer queried Crispin’s information in law enforcement databases and was alerted to an active felony warrant. Crispin was escorted to a secure location for further investigation.
CBP officers conducted a ten-print query utilizing the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, confirming Crispin’s identity, and that he was wanted for 12 counts of rape by the Union County Sheriff's Office in Marysville, Ohio.
Crispin was taken into custody and turned over to deputies with the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office. He was later booked into the Imperial County Jail to await extradition.
Last year, CBP officers at the Southern California ports of entry apprehended 2,065 fugitives with outstanding felony warrants. Additional enforcement numbers for fiscal year 2014 can be found here.
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.