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Oregon man with three arrest warrants caught in Blaine

Release Date: 
June 7, 2016

BLAINE, Wash. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry took a 52-year-old man into custody Saturday afternoon with help from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

A 52-year-old man with three arrest warrants was taken into custody Saturday at the Pacific Highway port of entry in Blaine, Washington.
A 52-year-old man with three arrest warrants
was taken into custody Saturday at the Pacific
Highway port of entry in Blaine, Washington.

The resident of Portland, Oregon, was attempting to enter Canada when CBSA contacted CBP to alert officers they were refusing entry to the man because of an active warrant out of Oregon for possession of methamphetamine. The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) revealed he actually had an additional two warrants for driving under the influence and reckless endangerment.

After the warrants were confirmed by the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office was contacted to transport the man to jail.

“This case involved the cooperation and coordination of both the U.S. and Canada, as well as the states of Washington and Oregon,” said Area Port Director Kenneth L. Williams. “We take pride in the fact that four agencies could work together seamlessly to bring this individual to justice.”

NCIC is a centralized automated database designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. Based on information from NCIC, CBP officers have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, child sexual abuse, fraud, larceny, and military desertion.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017