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Yuma Sector Checkpoint Agents Apprehend Wanted Man Driving Stolen Vehicle

Release Date: 
August 10, 2020

YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents from Wellton Station working at the immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8 detained a U.S. citizen with a felony warrant and recovered a stolen vehicle Friday afternoon.

A Border Patrol license plate reader alerted to a 2020 Toyota Sienna with a single male occupant attempting to travel through the checkpoint. Agents directed the vehicle to the secondary inspection area for further investigation. After questioning the driver, it was determined that the rental vehicle was reported stolen out of Wyoming. A records check revealed that the subject had a fully extraditable warrant out of Wyoming for felony larceny.

Agents arrested a Buckeye, Ariz. man who was driving a stolen vehicle through the interstate immigration checkpoint
Agents arrested a Buckeye, Ariz. man who was
driving a stolen vehicle through the interstate
immigration checkpoint

The driver, a 60-year-old U.S. citizen from Buckeye, Ariz. was detained for the outstanding warrant. Arizona Department of Public Safety took custody of the subject and arranged to have the vehicle returned to the rental company.

Immigration checkpoints have proven to be effective in providing the U.S. Border Patrol with the ability to detect individuals with outstanding warrants and other criminal issues.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials welcome assistance from the community. Individuals can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435. Reporting illicit activity could result in saving someone’s life.

Last modified: 
August 10, 2020