Baudette, Minn. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers apprehended a local Baudette woman on January 12 who was wanted on a theft and marijuana possession charge.
At approximately 1 p.m., CBP officers were conducting primary inspections when they came in contact with Teryl Kroening, a 44-year-old women identified as a U.S. Citizen.
Officers discovered that Kroening had an outstanding warrant out of Polk County, Minn. The warrant was discovered while conducting routine queries in the National Criminal Information Center.
After verification of the warrant, CBP officers arrested Kroening and turned her over to the custody of the Baudette Police Department pending extradition to Polk County.
"This arrest is just one example of the important role CBP officers perform in securing our nation's borders," said Baudette Port Director Shelly Kraft.
The National Criminal Information Center is a centralized automated data base designed to share information among law enforcement agencies. These warrants are for a wide range of offenses and include money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual abuse of children, violation of protection order, fraud, failure to appear, larceny and military desertion.
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.