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Swanton Border Patrol K9 Team Helps Locate Escaped Fugitive

Release Date: 
July 12, 2018

COLEBROOK, N.H. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Beecher Falls Station assisted the Colebrook Police Department in the apprehension of an escaped parole violator on Monday.

A Swanton Sector Border Patrol agent and his canine partner locate an escaped fugitive for the Colebrook Police Department.

The Colebrook Police Department requested assistance from Beecher Falls agents on Monday morning after a subject they had in custody escaped.  A canine team from the Beecher Falls station quickly arrived on scene and located the escapees trail just north of the Colebrook Police Department.  The canine led agents to the Mohawk River, indicating that the suspect had crossed to the north side.  Agents investigated and quickly apprehended the man who was attempting to conceal himself in the tall grass just north of the river.  The man was turned over to Colebrook officers who quickly arrived on scene.

“Border Patrol canines are trained to detect persons attempting to conceal themselves,” said Patrol Agent in Charge Paul Kuhn. “We work with our law enforcement partners on a daily basis to keep the community safe and in this case the quick response of the agent and his canine partner prevented a parole violator from successfully escaping custody.”

The Swanton Sector is responsible for securing the land border between ports of entry in Vermont, New Hampshire and northeastern New York. The assistance of citizens is invaluable to their border security mission and they welcome community members to help them keep our nation’s borders safe and report suspicious activity at 1-800-689-3362.

For more on Customs and Border Protection’s mission at our nation’s ports of entry with CBP officers and along U.S. borders with Border Patrol agents, please visit the Border Security section of the CBP website.

Last modified: 
July 12, 2018