Rochester Border Patrol Agents Arrest Three Illegally in U.S.
PARMA, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rochester Border Patrol Station recently arrested three subjects illegally present in the United States. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.
Agents encountered four individuals in Parma, N.Y., on October 20, 2017. Three of the subjects did not have any identification with them, and admitted to being citizens of Mexico and being illegally present in the United States. The fourth subject had documents indicating that he was under supervised release with a pending immigration court date, and was released.
Record checks done by Border Patrol agents revealed that one of the three subjects illegally present in the United States, Juan Humberto Martinez-Martinez, had a lengthy criminal record with multiple felonies, including aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury; possession of a Schedule 1 controlled substance with intent to distribute; evading arrest with a vehicle; and unlawfully carrying a deadly weapon.
The three individuals are in custody and being held by Immigration Customs and Enforcement pending removal from the United States.
“This arrest showcases the efforts of the men and women of the Rochester Border Patrol Station and local law enforcement. Apprehending and removing criminals from our communities allows us a safer place to live, “said Mike Werthman, patrol-agent-in-charge of the Rochester Border Patrol Station.
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.