WARROAD, MINN.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers apprehended a Regina, Saskatchewan man on May 9, who was wanted for Gross Sexual Imposition by the Mandan, North Dakota police department.
At approximately 1:20 p.m., CBP officers were conducting primary inspections when they came in contact with Ronald Cutherbertson, a 56-year-old citizen of Canada. Cutherbertson arrived at the Warroad, Minn. port of entry as the driver and sole occupant of a commercial tractor trailer. He was immediately taken into custody when officers received a National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) alert indicating the subject was wanted.
CBP officers conducted additional record checks and confirmed that Cutherbertson was in fact the subject of the felony, no bond warrant issued by the Mandan, North Dakota police department and North Dakota State and Local Intelligence Center (NDSLIC). After verification of the warrant, CBP officers arrested Cutherbertson and turned him over to the custody of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (MNBCA) and the Roseau Country Sherriff's Department for extradition of the warrant.
"This arrest demonstrates the continued cooperation between CBP and various state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as CBP officers' due diligence in apprehending wanted individuals," said Brian King, Warroad port director. "The apprehension of individuals with outstanding warrants along the U.S. - Canadian border is a critical element of our border security efforts."
At this time Cutherbertson is in custody at the Roseau County Minnesota jail awaiting extradition.
NCIC is the abbreviation for the National Crime Information Center, which is a centralized automated data base designed to share information among law enforcement agencies. 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.