YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a 24-year-old Yuma man riding a stolen motorcycle Friday evening after he failed to yield to agents during a traffic stop.
Agents patrolling near the U.S./Mexico border and Avenue F attempted to stop the rider, but the rider failed to yield and fled into a lettuce field before abandoning the motorcycle. Agents continued to pursue the man on foot before finally apprehending him. Records checks conducted on the motorcycle revealed it had been reported stolen the day before.
Agents later turned the man and motorcycle over to the Yuma Police Department.
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.