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Yuma Border Patrol Agents Arrest & Deport Two Convicted Sex Offenders

Release Date: 
February 8, 2018

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two sex offenders in separate events early Wednesday morning.

The first incident occurred at approximately 3 a.m. near Wellton, Arizona when agents arrested convicted felon Angel Dabid Trochez-Simeon, a Honduran national, for illegal entry into the United States. Trochez-Simeon was previously convicted in Huntsville, Texas of indecent contact with a minor.

The second incident occurred in San Luis, Arizona at approximately 6:50 a.m. Two male subjects were observed jumping secondary fences near the San Luis Port of Entry. The subjects ran northbound across Friendship Park where Yuma Station agents apprehended one subject. After a brief search, an agent located the second subject who was attempting to evade arrest by concealing himself in a nearby garbage bin. The second male subject was identified as Gildardo Mendoza-Mendoza, a Mexican national, age 36, convicted twice in California for sex offenses; unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and lewd and lascivious acts with a child age fourteen to fifteen.

Both subjects were processed for illegal reentry of removed aliens.

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through Southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2018