Border Patrol helps nab wanted gang member
Two Border Patrol agents nabbed a wanted gang member after spotting him during a bicycle patrol in San Luis, Ariz., Monday evening.
BP said several arrest warrants had been issued for the suspect who had been on the run from the San Luis Police Department for some time.
According to BP, on Aug. 12 agents assigned to the Yuma Station bike patrol unit assisted SLPD with a domestic violence call. The subject fled the scene before agents arrived.
"The Border Patrol agents were asked to help a police officer respond to the domestic violence call because he was alone," said Laura Boston, Border Patrol agent with the Yuma Sector Public Affairs.
The agents were later informed by San Luis police that the subject was a known member of the Plaza Barrio Wild Gang in that city and had several active felony warrants for domestic violence, dangerous drugs and felony flight.
According to BP, on Monday agents patrolling on bikes noticed the wanted subject near the residence of the assistance call from the previous week.
"One of the same agents was on patrol and saw the man who had fled on the first day and approached him," Boston said.
According to BP, the suspect fled inside the residence.
"One of the agents ran to the back of the house while the second knocked on the front door because the suspect was a high flight risk," Boston said. "The suspect then tried to flee through a rear window but was apprehended by the agent who was waiting for him to attempt escape."
BP said the subject was taken into custody and turned over to San Luis police.
"We have a really good relationship with all local, state and federal law enforcement agencies," said Boston. "We work well with everybody, and I think Yuma is fortunate because of that relationship. It helps reduce crime in the cities. We enforce immigration laws, but we will help any agency if they the need the back-up."