OROVILLE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the
Oroville Port of Entry detained a U.S. Permanent Resident on Christmas Eve, when the Osoyoos Canada Border Services Agency notified their CBP counterparts that a man driving a Chevrolet Silverado that had been reported stolen was attempting to enter Canada.
The 31-year-old man apparently stole the truck December 23 in Auburn, Washington, before his trip to the eastern side of the state. He also had a Federal Bureau of Investigation record from January of this year for possession of stolen property out of Clark County. The Auburn Police Department confirmed the warrant.
“The man was driving a truck that was reported stolen with a suspended license and didn’t have possession of his permanent resident card,” said Port Director Ron Arrigoni. “Christmas wasn’t so nice for him but the folks who got their truck back are really happy.”
The Okanogan County Sheriff’s office was contacted to transport him to their jail facility where he spent his Christmas awaiting extradition.
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.