ROOSVILLE, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers arrested a male U.S. citizen at the port of Roosville, Montana, driving a stolen vehicle.
On April 4, at about 11:30 a.m. Lincoln County Sherriff’s office notified CBP officers a vehicle that had been reported stolen may be heading north toward Canada.
At about noon, Tyler Sloan, 25, was encountered by CBP officers in the outbound lanes at the port of Roosville, and subsequently placed under arrest. Sloan was driving the vehicle that was reported stolen earlier in the day. CBP officers, checking the National Crime Information Center database, determined Sloan also has two outstanding warrants in Montana. Sloan was turned over to the Eureka Police Department.
“The arrest of this suspect is just one example of the many ways law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Canada work together every day to protect citizens in our countries and our borders,” said Mary Nagy, Port Director at the Roosville Port of Entry.
The National Crime Information Center is a centralized automated data base designed to share information among law enforcement agencies including outstanding warrants for a wide range of offenses. These warrants are for a wide range of offenses and include money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual abuse of children, violation of protection orders, 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.