Tucson, Ariz. - The Douglas Border Patrol Station was contacted Thursday by the Cochise County Sheriff's Office with information regarding a residential burglary.
Border Patrol agents identified an illegal alien in their custody as a possible suspect in the burglary. Evidence in the man's possession, including watches, casino chips, and a toy car, indicated that he was linked to the burglary. The suspect was turned over to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office to face charges for the burglary, criminal damage, and criminal trespassing.
The Border Patrol continues to work with our local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement partners to remove criminal aliens from our communities. The cooperation and communication between agencies enhances law enforcement efforts and helps to improve the quality of life along the border.
"The Border Patrol remains committed to enforcing the law and ensuring that those who engage in illegal activity receive a consequence for their actions," said Patrol Agent in Charge of the Douglas Station Timothy Sullivan. "The partnerships we have with other law enforcement agencies, including the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, assist us in these efforts."
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.