SAN DIEGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry Wednesday caught a fugitive wanted by authorities in Oregon for felony rape charges.
At about 3 a.m. on Oct. 28, a man arrived at the San Ysidro border crossing driving a black 2012 Nissan Frontier with Oregon license plates.
During the inspection, the CBP officer ran a routine query of law enforcement databases and discovered that the man had an active warrant for his arrest.
Using his fingerprints, CBP officers confirmed the man’s identity as 50-year-old Francisco Macias-Trujillo, a U.S. citizen. CBP officers confirmed that Macias-Trujillo was the subject of a felony warrant on rape charges. The warrant was issued at the request of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, on behalf of the Forrest Grove Police Department, with bail set at $1.75 million. Macias-Trujillo has been charged with seven counts of sexual abuse in the first degree.
CBP officers took Macias-Trujillo into custody; he was booked into the San Diego County Jail.
“CBP officers perform the crucial job of inspecting every person that enters the United States,” said Pete Flores, Director of Field Operations for CBP in San Diego. “Their work impacts not just those in our local border community, but communities across the nation. Because of their diligence, this man will now face the charges against him.”
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.