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  • November 15, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico and Colorado worked together to bring alleged killer and New Mexico’s most wanted fugitive, Ricardo “Ricky” Martinez to justice. On November 7, 2014, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Detectives identified Martinez as a murder suspect in the Santa Fe County murder of an 18 year old male and a 13 year old female in Santa Fe, NM.
  • November 14, 2014 - U.S. Marshals have added Ricardo “Ricky” Martinez to New Mexico’s Most Wanted Violent fugitives. On November 7, 2014, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Detectives identified Martinez as a suspect in the murder of an 18 year old male and a 13 year old female in Santa Fe, NM.
  • November 10, 2014 - On November 6th, the teamwork of multiple law enforcement agencies brought alleged killers and the U.S. Marshals District of New Mexico’s most wanted fugitives, Ignacio “Eddie” Gallegos and Danny Trujillo to justice. The U.S. Marshals Service, along with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, and the Las Vegas Police Department, arrested Danny Trujillo in Las Vegas, NM on an outstanding warrant for Homicide. On November 7th, Ignacio “Eddie” Gallegos was arrested in Lubbock, TX after attempting to flee New Mexico.
  • October 14, 2014 - United States Marshals have added Danny Trujillo and Ignacio Gallegos to New Mexico’s Most Wanted Violent fugitives. On October 13, 2014, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Detectives identified Trujillo and Gallegos as murder suspects in this weekend’s East Mountain murder of Eloi Leyba.
  • October 10, 2014 - On October 9, 2014, the U.S. Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team violent task force arrested Angelo Deshannon Burdex in northwest Albuquerque, NM. The state of New Mexico issued a warrant for the arrest of Burdex charging him with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault on a Household Member, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
  • October 08, 2014 - On Saturday, October 11, 2014, law enforcement officers from across New Mexico are coming together for a 3-on-3 law enforcement basketball tournament to collect toys for tots. The event will be held at the Wells Park Community Center located at 5th street and Mountain in northwest Albuquerque, NM.
  • September 24, 2014 - Today the U.S. Marshals Service celebrates its 225th anniversary. As the nation’s oldest, most versatile federal law enforcement agency, it continues to build on its legacy of steadfast service and its unique position in the country’s federal justice system.
  • September 24, 2014 - United States Marshals arrested Marcus Cleveland Ballard in Cajon, CA. Ballard was wanted in Albuquerque, NM, for a 2009 home invasion robbery. New Mexico State District Court in Bernalillo County charged Marcus Ballard with Robbery, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Kidnapping, and Aggravated Burglary.
  • September 03, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico, Task Force Officers assigned to the Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team Task Force, and the Albuquerque Police Department Gang Unit arrested Homicide suspect Daryl Lee Martinez. Martinez was wanted for allegedly shooting James Lucero in NE Albuquerque early Saturday morning.
  • August 26, 2014 - On August 14, 2014, Daniel M. Romero was added to the U.S. Marshals Service District of New Mexico's Most Wanted Violent Fugitive Offenders. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Romero charging him with Robbery, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Trafficking a Controlled Substance.
  • August 22, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals Service will be auctioning 25 vehicles which were seized due to illegal activities. The auction will begin promptly at 10:00 am August 29, 2014 in Albuquerque. Detailed photos of the vehicles are available at www.appletowing.com.
  • August 18, 2014 - U.S. Marshals add Daniel “Huero” Romero to the New Mexico’s Most Wanted. Romero is being added to the most wanted list of violent offenders due to his outstanding warrants charging him with Robbery and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
  • August 15, 2014 - U.S. Marshals arrested Michelle “Chella” Candelaria on a warrant charging Candelaria with Robbery with a Deadly Weapon and Conspiracy. The United States Marshals Service’s South West Investigative Fugitive Team found Candelaria hiding in a bedroom closet late Thursday night after developing leads she was staying with a friend in Albuquerque, NM.
  • July 24, 2014 - The United States Marshals Service is alerting the public to the fact that someone in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas is attempting to defraud the public by impersonating Deputy U.S. Marshals. U.S. Marshals in New Mexico were advised that calls are being made where the caller has identified himself as a U.S. Marshal and asks the public for money.
  • July 23, 2014 - The South West Investigative Fugitive Team task force for the U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico, has been working to capture murder suspect Raul Pena-Roque for several years. On July 10, 2013, Pena was located by agents of the Policial Federal Ministerial in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
  • July 14, 2014 - On July 11th, one of New Mexico’s Most Wanted sex offenders, Jose Gomez, turned himself into law enforcement authorities after learning that he was wanted by the U.S. Marshals. Gomez stopped registering as a dangerous sex offender in April of 2014 and had not been seen since.
  • July 14, 2014 - Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers assigned to the Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team, along with officers of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, arrested fugitive James Garcia. Garcia was wanted for Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of Firearm or Destructive Device by a Felon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • June 30, 2014 - U.S. Marshals are looking for convicted sex offender Jose A. Gomez of Valencia County, NM. Gomez has an outstanding warrant in the State of New Mexico for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Jose Gomez has a violent criminal history and is a long time resident of Los Lunas, NM, and he is believed to still be in New Mexico.
  • June 17, 2014 - On June 11, 2014, the District of New Mexico hosted a law camp at the Pete Domenici Federal Courthouse in Albuquerque, NM, for the University of New Mexico (UNM) Law School. UNM Law School conducted an application and interview process for 12 to 15 year old students to be selected in attending the law camp.
  • June 10, 2014 - On December 28, 2011, Danny Herrera was allegedly murdered in his apartment by his friend Andres Bermudez. Albuquerque Police reported Herrera and Bermudez were having a pre-New Year’s Eve celebration when Bermudez stabbed Herrera several times with a steak knife and then fled the scene. The U.S. Marshals Service is asking for your assistance in locating Bermudez.
  • May 24, 2014 - On March 14, 2012, Hugo Banda allegedly attempted to kill his estranged wife in Southwest Albuquerque. On May 23, 2014, Banda’s 26 months on the run came to an end when he came up against a Patrol Deputy who was also a determined and experienced fugitive investigator.
  • May 19, 2014 - The U.S. Marshal Service Deputies in New Mexico and Montana helped reunite a mother with her children. Crystal Jackson, a San Juan County Detention Officer, has been unable to see or speak with her two young children since January of 2014 when her former boyfriend moved to Montana and took her two children with him.
  • May 07, 2014 - Deputy United States Marshals and Albuquerque Police Officers arrested Adam Rico at the Hampton Inn Motel in Albuquerque, NM. Rico was wanted on Murder for Hire charges out of Lubbock, Texas.
  • May 02, 2014 -  The U.S. Marshals Service’s South West Investigative Fugitive Team task force arrested Derek Malkhassian in Northeast Albuquerque, NM. Malkhassian’s warrant stems from an incident that occurred 2 weeks ago in Bernalillo County District Court. Malkhassian was on trial for possessing a methamphetamine lab, harboring a fugitive, and being in possession of 3 ounces of meth.
  • April 24, 2014 - Deputy U.S Marshals, Albuquerque Police Detectives, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputies, Torrance County Sheriff’s Detectives, and New Mexico Department of Corrections STIU (Security Threat Intelligence Unit) Investigators, arrested Aggravated Assault suspect Rufus Phelps.
  • April 19, 2014 - The United States Marshals Service is asking for your assistance in locating Rufus Phelps, a wanted fugitive who is considered armed and dangerous. Rufus Phelps currently has a Bench Warrant issued for his arrest for Failure to Comply with Conditions of Pre-Trial on charges including Aggravated Assault.
  • April 18, 2014 - U.S. Marshals and the Roswell Police Department arrested Carl “Speedy” Burleson out of the Summit Apartments in Roswell, NM. Burleson was wanted on charges stemming from absconding from a re-entry facility and using methamphetamine. Burleson served a 40 month sentence in prison following a conviction for felon in possession of a Firearm.
  • April 17, 2014 - On April 1, 2014, an Amber Alert went out from Albuquerque, NM, in an attempt to locate Lacey Dewent, a 14 year old juvenile, who went missing March 31, 2014.  Law Enforcement immediately identified Robert Butler as a person of interest in Dewent’s disappearance. Butler had met and been contacting Dewent online. The initial investigation determined that Butler had taken Dewent out of state. The Albuquerque Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service began working jointly in locating Dewent and Butler.
  • April 02, 2014 - On March 31, 2014, the United States Marshals Service’s South West Investigative Fugitive Team fugitive task force arrested Maria Cathy Tercero on a warrant charging her with Attempted Homicide.
  • March 21, 2014 - The U.S. Marshal Service and the New Mexico Department of Corrections Probation and Parole division are requesting assistance in locating Carl "Speedy" Burleson. Burleson is wanted on charges stemming from absconding from a re-entry facility and using methamphetamine. Burleson served a 40 month sentence in prison following a conviction for felon in possession of a Firearm. Burleson has an extensive violent criminal history.
  • March 13, 2014 - In the last 48 hours, U.S. Marshals arrested two dangerous fugitives residing in Albuquerque, NM. On March 11, 2014, U.S. Marshals arrested Jason Medrano, who was wanted on Homicide charges. The next day, Frankie Trujillo was arrested by the U.S Marshal’s SWIFT task force. Trujillo is a convicted sex offender and was arrested on a probation violation for Failure to register as a Sex Offender.
  • March 12, 2014 - On March 7, 2014 the U.S. Marshals Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico auctioned off 31 seized vehicles. The vehicles were seized by local and federal agencies and the proceeds will help support law enforcement activities in the Albuquerque area. One hundred private citizens registered for the auction and a total of $128,200.00 dollars was raised.
  • March 06, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals Service, South West Investigative Fugitive Team task force arrested Jamaal Lee. Lee had an outstanding warrant for offenses including: Armed Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Aggravated Fleeing, Resisting Arrest, and Tampering with Evidence.
  • March 03, 2014 - This Friday, March 7, 2014, the U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico is holding an auto auction in Albuquerque. The Marshals have over 31 vehicles going up for auction and are highlighting: 2008 Dodge Ram Mega-Cab, 2006 Mercedes Benz, custom built motorcycle chopper, Hummers H2 and H3, and this auction will also be featuring a 2008 Bombardier jet ski and a 2001 Yamaha ATV.
  • February 27, 2014 - Deputies with the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Richard Gee, one of New Mexico’s Most Wanted Violent Offenders, in Hobbs, NM. In July of 2013, Richard Gee fled from law enforcement in a vehicle stolen from a Hobbs, NM car dealership. During the chase, Gee took law enforcement through two different states before running out of gas. Gee was arrested and posted bond. After posting bond Gee went on the run.
  • February 20, 2014 - Suspected child predator Michael Perez was apprehended today in New Mexico. A warrant was issued for Perez on charges including: 6 counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor, 3 counts of Kidnapping, 3 counts of Intimidation of a Witness, Tampering with Evidence, and 7 counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
  • February 14, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico arrested Gino Molina in Northwest Albuquerque, NM yesterday. Molina was wanted on charges of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Cibola County.
  • February 13, 2014 - Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Marshals from the Nevada Fugitive Investigative Strike Team task force arrested Gujuan Fusilier. Fusilier had active felony warrants for Parole and Probation Violations issued by the New Mexico Department of Corrections – Adult Probation and Parole. His underlying charges were aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and child abuse not resulting in great bodily harm or death.
  • February 05, 2014 - In July of 2013, Richard Gee fled from law enforcement in a vehicle stolen from a Hobbs, NM car dealership. During the chase, Gee took law enforcement through two different states to include New Mexico and Texas before running out of gas. Gee was arrested and posted bond. After posting bond Gee has since gone on the run.
  • January 31, 2014 - The U.S. Marshal Service in Southern Ohio arrested a Sex Offender who had been running from authorities in New Mexico for 7 years. Jeffery Powell was arrested by the United States Marshals service in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 22, 2014. Powell a convicted sex offender has been wanted by the Torrance county Sheriff's office for failing to register as a sex offender since March of 2007.
  • January 30, 2014 - On January 29th, officers from the Roswell Police Department, and deputies from the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office apprehended attempted murder suspect, Leroy Acosta. Acosta was added to the U.S. Marshals Service District of New Mexico, New Mexico’s Most Wanted program on January 14, 2014.
  • January 25, 2014 - U.S. Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted fugitive and convicted child killer Edward Salas was extradited today from Mexico. Salas was returned to Curry County, New Mexico to serve the remainder of a previously-imposed prison sentence for murder.
  • January 14, 2014 - On November 1st, police officers in Roswell responded to the 200 block of East Frazier Street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival officers discovered a female victim with several gunshot wounds. Suspected shooter Leroy Acosta is currently attempting to avoid apprehension by Law Enforcement.
  • December 23, 2013 - Deputies with the United States Marshals Service, Roswell Police Department Patrol Officers and SWAT team members arrested suspected murderer Joseph G. Lucero. Lucero is charged with the murder stemming from a shooting that occurred on November 27, 2013 where the victim, Victor Contreras, died as a result of the injuries sustained from a gunshot wound.
  • December 11, 2013 - Throughout the last year the U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico has been conducting a comprehensive program to establish and/or strengthen its professional relationships with jurisdictions in all thirty three of New Mexico’s counties as well as its twenty two tribal jurisdictions. The program has gone by the name “Operation Eclipse”.
  • December 11, 2013 - On November 27, 2013, a shooting occurred in Roswell, NM and the victim, Victor Contreras, died as a result of the injuries sustained from his gunshot wound. Roswell Police Detectives believe that Joseph G. Lucero is the primary suspect. Lucero is a convicted felon and is considered armed and dangerous. Roswell Police have obtained a warrant for Lucero’s arrest charging him with Murder and believe he may still be in New Mexico.
  • November 22, 2013 - On November 21, 2013 the U.S. Marshals Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico auctioned off 32 vehicles that were seized by local and federal agencies. A total of $180,425.00 dollars was raised including a 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty that sold for $39,100 and a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab that sold for $26,100.00.
  • November 21, 2013 - Deputy United States Marshals and Homeland Security Investigators, arrested Mario Jurado-Ariostegui for Murder. Jurado-Ariostegui, a Mexican National, was found to be living in Belen, NM, and was arrested at the request of the Mexican government.
  • November 18, 2013 - On November 21, 2013, the U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico are having one of the biggest and best auto auctions in Albuquerque yet. This month the Marshals have over 34 vehicles going up for auction and are highlighting: 2003 Big Dog Custom Chopper, 2008 Ford F250 Super Duty truck, 2006 Dodge MEGA Cab 2500 truck, and a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab.
  • November 14, 2013 - Deputy United States Marshals and officers on the Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team task force arrested Loyn Wayne Toney in Southeast Albuquerque, NM. Loyn was wanted out of Muskogee County, Oklahoma, where he is charged with multiple counts of Forcible Oral Sodomy and Lewd Molestation.
  • October 31, 2013 - This Halloween, the United States Marshal Service - District of New Mexico, will be teaming up with State of New Mexico Probation and Parole Officers to conduct Registered Sex Offender address verification, house checks, and random patrol contacts.
  • October 30, 2013 - On October 29, 2013, the District of New Mexico held its 2nd Annual Wardens Training, in Albuquerque, NM. The training brought together 12 USMS IGA Contract Jail Wardens throughout the State of New Mexico, to discuss the most recent trends involving security and control, related to contraband introduction.
  • October 17, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico is asking for the public’s help in locating an international con-man named John Vafiades. Vafiades is a fugitive wanted by the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service for Passport Fraud and is wanted for crimes in Colorado and New Mexico ranging from Fraud, and traffic offenses to Possession of Dangerous Drugs. Vafiades is one of the U.S. State Department’s top 10 fugitives.
  • September 20, 2013 - On March 5, 2013, a State of New Mexico arrest warrant was issued for the arrest of Edwin Vasquez-Zamora, charging him with Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor, Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor, and First Degree Kidnapping. Earlier this morning, the Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force located and apprehended Vasquez-Zamora in the town of Brentwood on Long Island.
  • August 24, 2013 - On August 13, 2013, Thomas A. Gay allegedly molested four young children at Elephant Butte State Park. Sierra County Sheriff’s Detectives and NM State Park Rangers were able to positively identify Gay as the offender and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Gay was charged with Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor, Aggravated Indecent Exposure, and Selling or Giving Alcoholic Beverages to Minors.
  • August 23, 2013 - On August 15, 2013, the District Court of New Mexico in Sandoval County issued a warrant for the arrest of Joseph T. Smith, charging him with Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor. Rio Rancho Police investigated the sexual assault and the complaint alleges that Smith befriended a minor on a computer website and then went over to the minor’s home when her parents were not there.
  • August 19, 2013 - On August 7, 2013, the San Juan Magistrate Court in Farmington, NM, issued a warrant for London Pete’s arrest charging him with Criminal Sexual Exploitation of Children (8 counts). The U.S. Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico-Farmington office was asked to assist in locating and apprehending Pete.
  • August 14, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Service will be auctioning 17 vehicles which were seized due to illegal activities. The GSA Online Vehicle Auctions opens for online bidding on August 14th and ends on August 29th. There are 17 vehicles valued at $103K. The website for the auction (www.gsaauctions.gov) allows bidders to register, bid and make payments all online.
  • August 10, 2013 - On June 15, 2013, Jashon Warren allegedly shot and killed Michael Moore outside the Bird of Paradise bar in southeast Albuquerque, NM. The Albuquerque Police Department obtained a warrant for Warren’s arrest charging him with Murder. Albuquerque Police Department Gang Unit Detectives developed information that Warren fled New Mexico and ran to his home town of Sacramento, CA.
  • August 07, 2013 - On August 6, 2013, Detective Jesse Carter of the Albuquerque Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit, made his 36th arrest this year to date from crime stopper tips. Detective Carter is assigned full time to the U.S. Marshals Service’s South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force.
  • August 01, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico, Task Force Officers assigned to the Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team Taskforce, with the assistance of other law enforcement agencies, arrested Kevin Rangel for an outstanding warrant for violating his conditions of probation and new charges of felon in possession of a firearm, and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine.
  • July 11, 2013 - In February 1998, the Albuquerque Police Department arrested Rexford V. King II on 37 counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor and for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. King posted bond and quickly fled the United States. A few years ago, the case was adopted by the United States Marshals Service’s South West Investigative Fugitive Team task force (SWIFT). Earlier this year, Deputies developed information that King and his common-law wife Yvonne Jacquez have been living together in Mexico, along with their two children.
  • June 19, 2013 - On June 8, 2013, William Michael Clark allegedly shot 3 people in a drive-by shooting in Albuquerque, NM. The shooting was the result of a drug deal gone bad. Albuquerque Police detectives quickly identified the suspect as William Michael Clark. Clark was charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly weapon.
  • May 20, 2013 - On May 17, 2013 the U.S. Marshals Service in Albuquerque, NM auctioned off 38 government surplus and seized vehicles. The vehicles were seized by local and federal agencies and the proceeds will help support law enforcement activities in the Albuquerque area. 180 private citizens registered for the auction and a total of $212,175.00 was raised.
  • May 20, 2013 - On May 19, 2013, the U.S. Marshals South West Investigative Fugitive Team arrested Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico (SNM) gang member, Jose “Wicked” Montoya, for the allegedly killing Angel Arroyo and setting his body on fire in Las Vegas NM.
  • May 14, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Service will be auctioning 38 vehicles which were seized due to illegal activities. The auction will begin promptly at 10:00 am Friday, May 17, 2013 in Albuquerque. The total value of the vehicles to be sold is $271,344.50. Detailed photos of the vehicles are available at www.appletowing.com.
  • April 26, 2013 - Alleged drug dealer, Omar Cota, was arrested off the dance floor at Route 66 Casino inside Club Envy in Albuquerque. Cota is known by law enforcement officers to be affiliated with the Sinaloa Cartel and to be a Brew Town gang member. Cota was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals and Laguna Police.
  • March 29, 2013 - U.S. Marshals arrested Crazy Town Roswell gang member, Johnny Juan Barela, for the murder of Gregory Alonzo. Johnny Barela allegedly stabbed Alonzo to death in a quarrel over money Alonzo owed Barela.
  • March 21, 2013 - Late last night, a team of law enforcement officers made up of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Carlsbad Police Officers, Drug Enforcement Administration Agents, Las Cruces Police Officers, Truth Or Consequences Police Officers, and Sierra County Investigators, arrested Jordan Dennis, in Truth or Consequences, NM. Dennis was arrested for Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor.
  • March 11, 2013 - This weekend, two of the U.S. Marshals Service New Mexico’s Most Wanted were arrested in New Mexico. Howard Allen was added to the Marshals Most Wanted in December 2012 and was arrested this weekend on DWI charges in Bloomfield, NM. Allen was considered a violent sex offender and had fled from authorities in November of 2012.
  • February 22, 2013 - U.S. Marshals arrested New Mexico’s Most Wanted Violent Offender Dale Nielsen. Nielsen was added to New Mexico’s Most Wanted earlier this week. On February 11, 2013, Dale Nielsen of Valencia County, allegedly stabbed his wife in the neck during a domestic dispute.
  • February 21, 2013 - The United States Marshal Service in New Mexico added Dale Nielsen to the U.S. Marshals Service’s “New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program.” Nielsen has absconded from the New Mexico Department of Correction Probation and Parole division after allegedly stabbing his wife.
  • February 20, 2013 - The U.S. Marshal Service in New Mexico, Task Force Officers assigned to the Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Taskforce, SWAT Officers from the Grant and Luna County Sheriff’s Offices and Investigators with Homeland Security Investigations BEST unit arrested fugitive Nathan Rowland in Silver City, NM late Tuesday night after a tense standoff.
  • February 11, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Service turned over custody of two vehicles, a 1995 Lincoln Town Car and a 1965 Ford Mustang to the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicles were seized by the DEA in the course of two investigations in which the vehicles were either used in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime or purchased with funds from illegal sources.
  • February 08, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals South West Investigative Team task force (SWIFT) arrested Vicente Gutierrez just south of Las Vegas, NM. U.S. Marshals attempted to pull the vehicle over and were assisted by NM State Police when Gutierrez refused to stop. Vicente Gutierrez is charged with Murder and is the suspect of a double homicide that occurred in Bernalillo County on April 9, 2012.
  • February 07, 2013 - The U.S. Marshal Service District of New Mexico added Nathan Rowland to their list of Most Wanted Gang Offenders. Rowland is a known gang member who frequents the areas of Silver City, and Bayard, NM. Rowland is a member with the “Los Carnales” gang, and has an extensive criminal history including. It is also believed that Rowland routinely carries a firearm and is considered armed and extremely dangerous.
  • February 05, 2013 - After 21 years, the U.S. Marshals Service in Albuquerque, NM, was instrumental in the capture of Brian Washington, ending his flight from justice. Washington has been a fugitive and has moved from state to state starting over and changing his name. On August 12, 1992, a warrant was issued for Brian Washington for violating his Federal Probation. Washington's original arrest and conviction was for Distribution of Crack Cocaine.
  • February 04, 2013 - U.S. Marshals and Roswell Police Officers arrested New Mexico’s Most Wanted Violent Gang Offender, Jeremy Conde. Conde is a known member of the Crazy Town Roswell (CTR) gang and because of his violent criminal history he was placed on the top of the Marshals Service New Mexico’s Most Wanted.
  • December 20, 2012 - U.S. Marshals are adding sex offender Howard Allen to New Mexico’s Most Wanted. Allen is on probation and has an outstanding warrant for Failure to comply with Sex Offender Registration. Allen has been a fugitive from justice since November of 2012. Allen is 40 years old, Native American, and has several tattoos on his arms, chest, and back. Allen was convicted of a violent crime and is to be considered dangerous. If you have any information into the whereabouts of Howard Allen please call 911 or the United States Marshals Service in Albuquerque at (505) 346-6400.
  • December 05, 2012 - The United States Marshal Service in New Mexico arrested Henderson Burke Jr. near Shiprock, NM yesterday. Burke was wanted on federal charges of failure to register as a sex offender.
  • December 02, 2012 - U.S. Marshals from the South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force arrested former Maine State Prosecutor, Assistant Attorney General, James Cameron, in Albuquerque earlier today. Cameron had been convicted of Possession of Child Pornography and was released from federal prison pending a Federal Circuit Court appeal.
  • November 21, 2012 - On November 12, 2012, New Mexico State Police (NMSP) were called to a Homicide investigation in Bernardo, NM.  State Police developed information identifying two murder suspects, brothers, Joe Lawrence Gallegos and Andrew “Smiley” Gallegos. The Gallegos brothers have been identified by Law Enforcement Officers as Eastside Locos gang members. New Mexico State Police obtained arrest warrants for the Gallegos brothers charging them with an open count of Murder, Kidnapping, Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, Tampering with Evidence, and Arson.
  • November 19, 2012 - The U.S. Marshal Service in New Mexico was part of two different operations last week in Southern and South Eastern New Mexico resulting in 54 violent offenders being taken into custody. Among those arrested was Joe Louis Archuleta. Archuleta was one of the U.S. Marshals Service District of New Mexico “New Mexico’s Most Wanted” offenders. Archuleta was arrested by Deputies and Task Force Officers conducting “Operation November.”
  • October 26, 2012 - Deputies and Task Force Officers assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service's SWIFT Task Force have arrested their third Homicide related fugitive. On October 19, Deputies and Task Force Officers arrested Deborah Jaramillo for her alleged involvement in the “Convent” fire and murder in Taos, NM. Then on October 25, SWIFT Task Force members arrested William Smith who was also allegedly involved in the “Convent” fire and murder along with Jaramillo.  While Deputies where on the trail of “Boxcar Red” in Santa Fe, Deputies in Albuquerque were receiving information on attempted murder suspect from California, Tuan Tran.
  • October 22, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Service turned over custody of four vehicles, a 2004 Chevy Silverado K1500 valued at $11,475, a 2005 Pontiac GTO valued at $12,825, a 2002 Lexus GS 300 valued at $6,400 and a 2007 Chevy Silverado K2500HD valued at $24,725 to the Otero County Sheriff’s Office.  The vehicles were seized by the DEA during an investigation in which the vehicles were either used in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime or purchased with funds from illegal sources.
  • October 22, 2012 - The United States Marshal Service in New Mexico added Carlos Joseph Ramos to the United States Marshals Service District of New Mexico “New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program.” Ramos is wanted by the New Mexico Probation and Parole Department for a Probation Violation. Ramos was convicted of criminal sexual contact with a minor (4th degree felony) in 1997 and was put on Probation in February of 2003. Ramos has violated the terms of his probation and has been a fugitive from justice since August of 2003. Ramos is believed to be armed and dangerous.
  • October 17, 2012 - On October 9, 2012, Deputy United States Marshals in Las Cruces, NM, added Pedro Orrantia to the Marshal’s New Mexico Most Wanted list. Orrantia was placed on NM Most Wanted due to his gang affiliation and violent criminal history. Orrantia eluded captivity for two years. United States Marshals believed Orrantia was in the Las Cruces metro area and requested the assistance of the public.
  • October 11, 2012 - On October 10, 2012, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD) took violent fugitive Noe Jimenez into custody at the intersection of Avenida De Mesilla and Hickory St. in Las Cruces, NM. Jimenez refused to stop for LCPD’s emergency equipment and rammed a Police cruiser attempting to flee from law enforcement officers.
  • October 10, 2012 - On October 10, 2012, Charles Rausch turned himself into the Torrance County Sheriff’s, in Moriarity New Mexico. Rausch was a fugitive on the U.S. Marshals Service “New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program” after allegedly shooting his roommate during an argument then going on the lam.
  • October 10, 2012 - United States Marshals with the assistance of New Mexico State Police and New Mexico State Department of Corrections, and New Mexico Probation and Parole arrested Violent Fugitive and Sex Offender, Melanie Freeman. On October 4, 2012, Freeman was added to the U.S. Marshals Service, New Mexico’s Most Wanted list for her alleged criminal acts.
  • October 04, 2012 - 15 Most Wanted Capture - U.S. Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted fugitive Edward Salas was arrested today in Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, Mexico, by the Policia Federal Ministerial in coordination with the U.S. Marshals Service.  A convicted child killer, Salas escaped from the Curry County Detention Center in Clovis, NM, in August 2008, and had been on the lam ever since. At the time of his escape, he was serving a life sentence plus 56 years for his role in the murder of 10-year-old Carlos Perez.
  • October 04, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico added Melanie Freeman to the United States Marshals Service “New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program.” Freeman is wanted for failure to appear on charges of criminal Sexual penetration of a minor under 13, and assault on a peace officer.
  • October 04, 2012 - Deputy U.S. Marshals arrested Michael Kirby Bileen in downtown Albuquerque, NM. Bileen was convicted in U.S. Federal Court for a murder committed in Arizona on September 24, 2001. Bileen was charged with 2nd degree Murder, Aggravated Battery, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Bileen was sentenced to 121 months and was released on Federal Probation in November of 2009. In 2010, 2011, and now 2012, Bileen was arrested for violating his probation by consuming alcohol and not attending his substance abuse class.
  • September 21, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Service added new fugitives to the New Mexico's most wanted program.  United States Marshals for the District of New Mexico are seeking your assistance in locating Joe Louis Archuleta, Marco Ramirez, Alejandro Howard, and Jonathan Lopez.
  • September 14, 2012 - Operation Complete Clean Up, a four month long sex offender verification operation, concluded August 31, 2012 with outstanding participation and results. The operation was a New Mexico wide effort to verify that every sex offender located in the State, including Tribal and Pueblo lands, was in compliance with applicable federal and state law.
  • September 04, 2012 - The United States Marshal Service in New Mexico arrested Janis Deanna Casaus. Casaus was a Federal fugitive wanted after a federal grand jury indicted her on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
  • August 27, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Service will be auctioning 15 vehicles which were seized due to illegal activities. The auction will begin promptly at 10:00 am Friday, August 31st, 2012 in Albuquerque. The total value of the vehicles to be sold is $81,140.25.
  • August 08, 2012 - Deputies and Task Force Officers from the Southwest Fugitive Investigative Team (SWIFT) Task Force, in Farmington NM, arrested Michael Padilla. Padilla was featured on the Marshals Service District of New Mexico’s “New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program”. Padilla has an extensive criminal history and was wanted on charges of distribution of Methamphetamine.
  • August 01, 2012 - Late yesterday evening, United States Marshals South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force arrested Erick Garcia in Bloomfield, NM. Garcia was indicted by the United States District Court and had warrants for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Trafficking Methamphetamine.
  • August 01, 2012 - Mark Anthony Carslon was wanted on two felony warrants for failing to comply with the terms of probation for two underlying armed robbery cases. Carlson was arrested on July 26, 2012 in Grand Prairie Texas by the Grand Prairie Texas Police Department (GPPD) on his two felony warrants from the state of New Mexico as well as for two new charges in Texas.
  • July 18, 2012The U.S. Marshal Service in New Mexico added Jose Alfredo Corral and Mark Anthony Carlson to the New Mexico’s Most Wanted list. Corral and Carlson were placed on the Gang Offender section of the list.
  • July 09, 2012 - On July 8, 2012, U.S. Marshals were notified by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) that accused child sex offender, Sergio Luevano self-surrendered to U.S. authorities at the Paso Del Norte Port of Entry. U.S. Marshals placed Luevano on their New Mexico’s Most Wanted list in February of 2012.
  • June 23, 2012 - On June 15, 2012, Murder warrants were issued out of the state of Illinois for Carlton Neely and James Edward Johnson. Neely and Johnson went on a shooting spree shooting 4 victims, murdering 1. Fifteen minutes after shooting those victims, Neely and Johnson drive to another town and shot another victim in the back.
  • June 21, 2012 - Deputy U.S. Marshals arrested homicide suspect Richard Winters in northeast Albuquerque. Winters was found in the residence of family members. Winters was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque and is awaiting extradition to San Juan County.
  • June 18, 2012 - On June 6, 2012, U.S. Marshals placed Roger H. Chavez on their state of New Mexico’s Most Wanted list. Chavez is on parole for his 1997 conviction of 2nd Degree Murder. In 2006, Chavez was released from prison and placed on parole. Chavez has been arrested for violating his parole on previous incidents in 2007 and 2009. The South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force, arrested Chavez on Monday in Edgewood, NM.
  • June 15, 2012 - Deputies assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service North Texas Fugitive Task Force in Dallas arrested John Willie Jones. Jones was wanted for his involvement in the fatal shooting in Downtown Albuquerque on 06-07-2012. It was believed that Jones was the man who actually shot the victim.
  • June 15, 2012 - On May 31, 2012 a State of New Mexico arrest warrant was issued for four subjects, Gabriel Alcon, Richard Winters, Vincent Montoya, Sarah Martinez. All subjects were wanted for Tampering/Destroying Evidence related to a Homicide and all were wanted for questioning in the Homicide of victim Anthony Jacquez in San Juan County, NM.
  • June 05, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Service in El Paso, TX arrested Juan Cruz on an outstanding warrant for a Failure to Appear on Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor. In 2010, Cruz was arrested for sexually assaulting a child. Task Force investigators also arrested Frank Montano. Montano was listed on the New Mexico Department of Corrections Top Ten Most Wanted. Montano was wanted on a probation violation.
  • June 01, 2012 - The U.S. Marshal Service in New Mexico is proud to announce its’ new involvement with the Wounded Warrior program. The Warriors to Work program helps Wounded Warriors transition back into the civilian workforce by providing career counseling services and job placement assistance.
  • June 01, 2012 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Task Force (SWIFT) in conjunction with representatives Truth or Consequences Police Department, Sierra County Sheriff’s Department and New Mexico State Probation Department conducted a fugitive Operation in Sierra County, New Mexico. The objective of “Operation Summer Heat” was to locate and arrest individuals who had Felony Warrants for their arrest and who reside in Sierra County.
  • May 31, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico auctioned off 20 government surplus and seized vehicles. The vehicles were seized by local and federal agencies and the proceeds will help support law enforcement activities in the Albuquerque area. 98 private citizens registered for the auction and a total of $110,450 dollars was raised.
  • May 31, 2012 - During the evening hours of May 29, 2012 Deputies and Investigators with the United States Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force arrested Joe Vallejos and Jeremiah Mason. Vallejos and Mason were wanted for their alleged involvement in a Murder that happened on April 3, 2012 in Ignacio, Colorado.
  • May 29, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Service will be auctioning 20 vehicles which were seized due to illegal activities. The auction will begin promptly at 10:00 am Thursday, May 31st, 2012 in Albuquerque. The total value of the vehicles to be sold is $141,554.00. Detailed photos of the vehicles are available at www.appletowing.com.
  • May 25, 2012 On May 24, 2012 the United States Marshal Service in New Mexico arrested Steven M. Leewright of Farmington on the 2400 block of Lakeview Dr. in SW Albuquerque. Leewright was wanted by the San Juan County Sherriff’s Office for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.
  • May 23, 2012 - Deputies with the U.S. Marshal Service and Task Force Officers with the Santa Fe Police Department arrested Joel Rollins in Espanola, NM. Rollins was wanted by the Sandoval County Sheriff’s Department for allegedly Murdering Elvis Delaney III in October 2007 and then burying Delaney’s body on his property in Sandoval County.
  • May 22, 2012 - Deputies and Investigators with the U.S. Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force arrested Murder Suspect Evander Tsosie. Tsosie was wanted for the stabbing death of Nathan Lee on March 29, 2012.
  • May 02, 2012 -  The U.S. Marshal Service in New Jersey arrested a man accused in Albuquerque, NM of attempted murder. Frederico Enrique-Perez was one of the U.S. Marshals Service District of “New Mexico’s Most Wanted”. Enrique-Perez was wanted by the Albuquerque Police Department for attempted murder after stabbing a man several times with a knife.
  • April 26, 2012 - Deputies with the U.S. Marshal Service in South Carolina arrested Fletcher Schaffer in Lincolnville South Carolina. Schaffer was listed on both the Santa Fe Police Department Most Wanted and the Marshals Service District of New Mexico Most Wanted list and had been a fugitive from justice since March of 2011.
  • April 16, 2012 - On April 9, 2012, Tommy Alvarado was arrested in El Paso, Texas. March 2, 2012, United States Marshals Service, District of New Mexico, placed fugitive Tommy Alvarado on the New Mexico’s Most Wanted.  Alvarado is a self-proclaimed member of the Barrio Azteca street gang and EPT prison gang. 
  • April 10, 2012 - The U.S. Marshal Conrad E. Candelaria and Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Michael Ferstl from the District of New Mexico hosted a meeting with the Regional Attaché for the Attorney General of Mexico. The meeting was an opportunity for the two agencies to confirm their commitments to pursue fugitives that flee the countries with the hopes of evading apprehension.
  • March 22, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico added Jose Martinez to their Most Wanted list. Martinez is wanted for charges involving first degree kidnapping and aggravated battery against a household member with a deadly weapon.
  • March 19, 2012 - The U.S. Marshal Service in New Mexico arrested Oscar Oropeza on an outstanding warrant charging him with Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor Under 13 in the first degree and Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor in the third degree.
  • March 07, 2012 - The United States Marshals Service began transferring all federal prisoners out of the Sandoval County Detention Center in New Mexico. Currently one hundred and ninety prisoners are being transferred to other detention facilities throughout the state.
  • March 02, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Service and the Las Cruces Police Department (LCPD) arrested Javier Mendez. Mendez was listed on the United States Marshals Service “New Mexico’s Most Wanted” program under the sexual offender category. Mendez has been wanted since May of 2011 and is charged with 3 counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor and Intimidation of a Witness.
  • March 02, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Service, District of New Mexico, placed fugitive Tommy Alvarado on the New Mexico’s Most Wanted. Alvarado is a self-proclaimed member of the Barrio Azteca street gang and EPT prison gang. The Barrio Azteca Gang is the largest and most active prison gang in the El Paso area and was founded in the mid 1980's.
  • March 01, 2012 - On February 29, 2012, Deputies with the U.S. Marshals Service arrested accused human trafficking offender Rufus Byers. Byers has been wanted since December 2011 and was featured on last Friday's America's Most Wanted.
  • February 21, 2012 - The United States Marshal Service in New Mexico assisted the Las Cruces Police Department in reuniting a 1 year old child with her family in the United States. The young girl's mother, Nicole Jauregui and her boyfriend, Jose Mendez, are being charged with child abuse after the one year old tested positive for drugs.
  • February 15, 2012 - The U.S. Marshal Service, Albuquerque Police Department, and the New Mexico State Police arrested brothers Zephaniah Martinez, James Martinez, and their grandmother Sally Gaut after a 2 hour Standoff in Peralta, NM. Z. Martinez and James Martinez were allegedly involved in a shooting at a Walmart in Albuquerque earlier this month. Gaut is charged with conspiracy in the same crime.
  • February 14, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Service in Farmington arrested Julian Marty Perea in Dulce, NM. Perea was wanted by the State of Arizona on a Grand Jury indictment charging Perea with several counts including intentionally or knowingly engaged in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with a victim under the age of 15 years.
  • February 14, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico auctioned off over 20 government surplus and seized vehicles. The vehicles were seized by local and federal agencies and the proceeds will help support law enforcement activities in the Albuquerque area. Over 150 private citizens registered for the auction and a total of $145,000 dollars was raised.
  • February 13, 2012 - Deputy U.S. Marshals in New Mexico located and arrested Stanley James Pacheco, Sr. on an Indian Reservation located in Santa Clara, New Mexico. Last October, the Maui native was charged via Indictment with eleven felonies to include six counts of Sexual Assault in the Third Degree, three counts of Sexual Assault in the First Degree and two counts of Attempted Sexual Assault in the First Degree.
  • February 12, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals Service will be auctioning 23 vehicles which were seized due to illegal activities. The auction will begin promptly at 10:00 am Tuesday February 14, 2012 in Albuquerque. The total value of the vehicles to be sold is $167,073.00. Detailed photos of the vehicles are available at www.appletowing.com.
  • February 09, 2012 - The United States Marshal Service in Santa Fe along with the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Fe Police Department SWAT team arrested Jairo Adair Contreras. Contreras escaped Arizona State Custody and fled to New Mexico where he was attempting to avoid apprehension.
  • February 07, 2012 - On Monday February 06, 2012 the United States Marshal Service in Las Cruces arrested Amador Venegas-Diaz. Diaz is charged with Criminal Sexual Penetration, Aggravated Assault with intent to commit a violent felony, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Bribery of a witness.
  • January 31, 2012 -  The United States Marshals Service, and other law enforcement agencies, are seeking the public’s help in identifying and capturing a fugitive accused of stealing millions of dollars that had been donated for the sole purpose of aiding U.S. veterans. This unidentified subject has been charged with Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution, Identity Theft, Fraud, and Money Laundering.
  • January 24, 2012 - On January 23, 2012, United States Marshals arrested Penelope Wronski for failing to appear in court on charges of Abuse and Neglect Resulting in Death. The charge stems from a June 2010 incident where Wronski failed to care for her elderly mother resulting in her mother’s death.
  • January 20, 2012 - On January 19, 2012, United States Marshals arrested Moses Sparks on charges of Kidnapping, Criminal Sexual Penetration, and Aggravated Battery on a Household Member. On September 4, 2011, Sparks allegedly raped and severely beat a woman in a northwest Albuquerque home.
  • January 20, 2012 - The group Move to Amend (MTA) is planning a 1-day protest on Friday, January 20, 2012 against the expansion of corporate personhood rights. The protest itself is called Occupy the Courts (OTC) and will take place at courthouses nationwide during normal business hours.
  • January 09, 2012 - On January 6, 2012, the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force took 3 sex offenders into custody in Albuquerque, NM. The Marshals Service developed information into the 3 fugitives and their whereabouts in Albuquerque. Friday morning, Deputy Marshals arrested the first fugitive Richard McCarty in the North Valley, in the afternoon Vincent Eddleston was arrested on I-40 just outside of Edgewood, NM , and in the evening, Jeremy Jaramillo was arrested in a hotel near Eubank in North East Albuquerque.
  • December 29, 2011 - On December 28, 2011, Deputy U.S. Marshals and the Las Cruces Police Officers apprehended murder suspects Armando and Mando Lopez. The twin brothers are Norteno gang members wanted out of Los Banos, California for a double homicide that occurred at a night club in Los Banos on August 7.
  • December 22, 2011 - The U.S. Marshals Service has announced the addition of Edward Salas to its 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. A convicted child killer, Salas escaped from the Curry County Detention Center in Clovis, New Mexico, on August 28, 2008, and has been on the lam ever since. At the time of his escape, he was serving a life sentence plus 56 years for his role in the murder of 10-year-old Carlos Perez.
  • December 19, 2011 - 15 Most Wanted Addition - The U.S. Marshals Service has announced the addition of Edward Salas to its 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. A convicted child killer, Salas escaped from the Curry County Detention Center in Clovis, New Mexico, on August 28, 2008, and has been on the lam ever since. At the time of his escape, he was serving a life sentence plus 56 years for his role in the murder of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. Read More
  • December 15, 2011 - The United States Marshal Service in New Mexico partnered with the United States Attorney’s Office, the United States Probation Office, and the United States District Court Clerk’s Office and raised over 280 new toys for the United States Marine Corps annual “Toys for Tots” charity. The toy drive ran December 1-14 at both the Albuquerque and Las Cruces offices.
  • December 14, 2011 - Deputies and Task Force Officers with the U.S. Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT Task Force) arrested Edward Broussard. Broussard was wanted in connection to a November shooting in Houston, TX which left one man dead and another seriously injured. Edward along with his brother Darrell Broussard are both charged in Texas for Capital Murder and Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon.
  • December 12, 2011 - On Friday December 09, 2011 Officers with the Albuquerque Police Department attempted to arrest federal fugitive Fernando Calleros. Calleros was wanted by the United States District Court for failing to comply with his conditions of pre-trial release. Calleros faces federal charges on Fraud by Wire and Mail Fraud where it is alleged he attempted to steal peoples’ identity.
  • December 08, 2011 - On December 7, 2011 the U.S. Marshals Service auctioned a 1967 Ford Shelby GT500E Cobra in an online auction where the final bidding reached a feverish pace at the final closing moments and sold at a final bid of $132,610.00. The Shelby Cobra is an iconic muscle car and this particular one was seized during a Federal Bureau of Investigation case involving, money laundering, bribery, mail fraud, and a kick-back scheme which led to the administrative forfeiture of the Cobra.
  • December 07, 2011 - The United States Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico arrested Mark Anthony Gutierrez and Rian Chad Williams. Williams was arrested in Las Cruces shortly after being elevated to the Marshals Service Most Wanted Program and Gutierrez was arrested in Rio Rancho on an Albuquerque Metro Crime Stopper tip.
  • November 28, 2011 - Deputy United States Marshals from the District of New Mexico arrested Jason Mitchell one of the Albuquerque Police Departments Most Wanted Property Crime Offenders. Mitchell was first featured in December of 2009 after his arrest warrant for failure to comply with conditions of release on charges of attempted burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary was issued on 12/11/2006.
  • November 28, 2011 - This year, the United States District of New Mexico participated in the Combined Federal Campaign, the worlds’ largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign. More than 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally help to raise millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by federal, civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (Sept. 1- Dec.15) support eligible nonprofit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.
  • November 10, 2011 - Attempted Murder Suspect Bruce Anthony Hollis was arrested by Deputies and Task Force Officers with the United States Marshals Service Southwest Fugitive Investigative Team, and New Mexico Department of Public Safety Motor Transportation Police along Interstate 40 near Juantabo in Albuquerque. Hollis is wanted by the Bakersfield Police Department in California.
  • November 08, 2011 - On November 7, 2011 Javier Tarango was arrested in El Paso, Texas. Deputies with the United States Marshals Service assigned to the Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT Taskforce) and Deputies from the El Paso Office of the United States Marshals Service arrested Tarango after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen who saw Tarango’s picture on the New Mexico’s Most Wanted.
  • November 01, 2011 - On Monday, October 31, 2011, Deputy United States Marshals in the District of New Mexico participated in an annual Halloween Sex Offender Compliance Operation. The overarching goal of protecting New Mexico’s children was accomplished by means of a collaborative effort that involved many agencies participating throughout the State of New Mexico.
  • November 01, 2011 - On October 31, 2011, United States Marshals in Roswell, NM arrested another New Mexico’s Most Wanted fugitive last night during the trick or treat hours. Deputy Marshals responded to the 300 block of W. Matthews in reference to information received from a credible source about violent gang fugitive Daniel Jojola.
  • October 28, 2011 - On Friday, October 28, 2011, the United States Marshals Service held the third Asset Forfeiture auto auction of 2011 at Dugger Services in NE Albuquerque. The auction brought in over $111,000.00 and was a huge success for both the public and the government.
  • October 26, 2011 - The United States Marshal Service District of New Mexico added Daniel Luis Jojola to their list of Most Wanted Gang Offenders. Jojola is a known gang member who frequents the areas of Roswell and Hobbs, NM. Jojola is associated with the “Eastside Chihuahuita” gang, and has an extensive criminal history including, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and four burglary convictions.
  • October 26, 2011 - The U.S. Marshals Service will be auctioning 18 vehicles which were seized due to illegal activities. The auction will begin promptly at 10:00 am Friday October 28, 2011 in Albuquerque. The total value of the vehicles to be sold is $122,986.00. Detailed photos of the vehicles are available at www.appletowing.com.
  • October 20, 2011 - The United States Marshal Service in New Mexico added Javier Mendez to their list of Most Wanted Sexual Offenders. It’s alleged that Mendez, a naturalized U.S. citizen, forced a 14 year old girl to have sexual intercourse with him approximately 2-3 times a week for almost a year beginning in July of 2010.
  • October 17, 2011 - Wanted fugitive John Pritchard was found and arrested in New Mexico in connection to the murder of his estranged girlfriend Robin Bailey, in Akron, Ohio. At approximately 11 p.m. on Friday October 14, 2011, John Pritchard was arrested in Taos, New Mexico.
  • October 14, 2011 - Deputy U.S. Marshals arrested Richard Otero in Albuquerque around 5:00pm Friday October 14, 2011. Otero is wanted for allegedly being the shooter in a drive-by in Roswell, NM on October 5th, 2011. Otero is charged with; Shooting from a motor vehicle, Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, and Endangering a child.
  • October 14, 2011 - On October 8, 2011 Charlie Tapia was arrested by the Albuquerque Police Department after his attempt at a home invasion robbery went wrong. Tapia, one of the U.S. Marshals Service’s New Mexico Most Wanted, was wanted for Forced Entry Burglary after Tapia and an accomplice forced entry into a Las Vegas, NM home, kidnapped the residents and stole items from the home including a car.
  • October 13, 2011 - The U.S. Marshals Service, Sunland Park Police Department, Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, Customs and Border Protection Air Wing, and Southern New Mexico Gang Task Force Officers arrested three know “Barrio Azteca” gang Members in Sunland Park, NM. The Fourth “Azteca” Javier Tarango, wanted in connection with the crimes, is still at large and the Marshals Service along with other State, Local, and Federal agencies are actively investigating his whereabouts.
  • October 07, 2011 - On October 6, 2011 Deputies and Sex Offender Investigators from the United States Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force and members from the Gallup Police Department arrested Rocky Rubio in Gallup NM. Rubio was wanted by authorities in Arizona for selling heroin to a 16 year old female then raping her. The girl died shortly after Rubio raped her from a heroin overdose.
  • October 05, 2011 - The United States Marshal Service, District of New Mexico, will be assisting local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the 2011 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The annual event will take place October 1-9. The fiesta expects 750-1000 balloon pilots to participate from all over the world and the event attracts over 1 million spectators over the 9 day period.
  • September 26, 2011 - The United States Marshals Service orchestrated the largest fugitive warrant round up in the history of New Mexico. The Marshals Service teamed up with every Sheriff’s Department in the state of NM, NM Department of Public Safety, NM State Police, NM Attorney General’s Office, US Attorney’s Office, local Police Departments, NM Probation and Parole, Crime Stoppers and several Native American Tribal Police Departments, to apprehend career criminals with outstanding warrants in all 33 counties in the state of New Mexico.
  • September 16, 2011 - The U.S. Marshals Service concluded Operation Fall Classic in Dona Ana County, Las Cruces, NM. The 3 day operation targeted the 232 active registered sex offenders living in the area. The objective of the operation was verification of addresses and statutory compliance of registered sex offenders residing within Dona Ana County.
  • September 01, 2011 - Suspected Bank Robber Daniel Ryan Schoppe was arrested at the Motel 6, near Illif and Coors in NW Albuquerque. Schoppe was wanted by the United States Marshals Service in Albuquerque for an outstanding warrant for a Violation of his terms of Probation. Schoppe was also wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the Aug. 17 robbery of Wells Fargo bank in Albuquerque.
  • August 19, 2011 - Deputy US Marshals arrested one of New Mexico’s Most Wanted gang offenders, Adam Cruz, Friday evening, August 19, 2011, in the 600 block of South Pine St., Roswell, NM.  Cruz was wanted pursuant to an arrest for Armed Robbery.  The arrest came just one day after Deputy U.S. Marshals assigned to the South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) adopted the fugitive case at the request of Roswell Police Department Criminal Investigation Division.
  • August 19, 2011 - On August 18, 2011, Raymond Vigil was arrested in Denver Colorado by the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Location Apprehension Group Task Force.  Investigators believe Vigil had been living in the Denver, CO area since he had absconded 1 ½ years ago. Federal charges under the Adam Walsh act for fail to register as a sex offender are pending from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Colorado.
  • August 15, 2011 - On August 13, 2011, Deputy Marshals participated in Albuquerque’s Metro Teen Court Public Safety Day. Metro Teen Court is an event that is held for first time teen offenders who go before a jury of their peers and are sanctioned to do community service and serve as a juror.
  • August 12, 2011 - On August 11, 2011, Deputy United States Marshals apprehended Nicholas Vallejos, 23, in Las Cruces, NM. Vallejos is wanted in connection with the stabbing of New Mexico State Aggie basketball player Makhtar Diop.
  • August 10, 2011 - Deputy United States Marshals arrested Ramon Lurbe in Denver, Colorado. Lurbe was wanted on charges for Criminal Sexual Penetration of a minor stemming from a June 2010 incident involving a 14 year old girl. On June 27, 2010, Lurbe stalked a 14 year old female at the Francis Canyon Campground located at Navajo Lake. During the night, Lurbe snuck into the female’s tent and sexually assaulted her.
  • August 10, 2011 - The Marshals Service is proud to announce that the first five candidates for the New Mexico State University and United States Marshals Service Volunteer Student Internship Program in Las Cruces, New Mexico have been selected.  The Interns have received notice that they are to report and will officially start the Volunteer Student Intern Program in August.
  • August 05, 2011 - Farmington Police and Deputy United States Marshals and Task Force Officers with the Southwest Fugitive Investigative Team (SWIFT) Task Force Arrested Stephanie Mendez. Mendez was wanted on a Grand Jury Indictment charging her with two counts of vehicular homicide.
  • July 29, 2011 - The United States Marshals Service turned over custody of two vehicles, a 2007 Tahoe valued at $20,375 and 2007 Escalade valued at $30,300 to the Albuquerque Police Department. The Albuquerque Police Department is a participating member in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Albuquerque District Office Metro Task Force and will participate in the Marshals Services equitable sharing of the 2007 Tahoe and Escalade.
  • July 29, 2011 - On July 27, 2011 United States Marshals Service Deputies in the District of New Mexico arrested Joe Torres and Heather Soto in Las Cruces. Soto and Torres were arrested on charges of intentional child abuse resulting in death.
  • July 27, 2011 - United States Marshals for the District of New Mexico arrested David Gullans, a fugitive and sex offender. Gullans was wanted in Lee County, Florida, for Failure to Register. In 1997, Gullans was convicted of sexual battery on a child. That 1997 conviction required Gullans to register as a sex offender for life.
  • July 22, 2011 - On July 21, 2011, U.S. Marshals and police officers from Odessa, Texas, arrested Christopher Nathan Martinez in a motel in Odessa, Texas. Martinez was on parole for Shooting at or From a Motor Vehicle and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Martinez has a history that includes: Shooting at or From a Motor Vehicle, Battery on a Police Officer, Armed Robbery, Attempted Robbery, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Carrying of a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Bribery/Intimidation of a Witness, and Resisting or Evading Arrest.
  • July 20, 2011 - On July 19, 2011 Officers with the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force arrested Santos Ochoa and Marshals Service Deputies and Detectives from the Roswell Police Department arrested Tino Rodriguez. Both Rodriguez and Ochoa were on the U.S. Marshals Service’s “New Mexico’s Most Wanted’ as Gang affiliated Fugitives. Ochoa has been a fugitive from justice since May after his probation was revoked for allegedly stabbing a person in Artesia, NM and Rodriguez was wanted by New Mexico Probation and Parole since September of 2010.
  • July 15, 2011 - On July 15, 2011 United States Marshals Service Deputies in the District of New Mexico arrested Anthony Deon Hodge. Hodge is wanted by the Bakersfield California Police Department on charges of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, discharge of firearm from a vehicle at a person, and participating in a street gang.
  • July 15, 2011 - Members from the United States Marshals Service South East Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Jesse Sosa. Sosa is one of The Marshals Service District of New Mexico’s Most Wanted Violent Fugitives. On October 15, 2010, Jesse Sosa was to be sentenced in a New Mexico District Court for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
  • July 08, 2011 - Deputy United States Marshals extradited international fugitive Carlos Alberto Carpio-Morales, to Albuquerque, NM, from Mexico City, Mexico. Carpio-Morales had been a fugitive from justice since 2007. Carpio-Morales wanted on outstanding felony warrants for Attempted Murder, Child Abuse, Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault on a Household Member (Deadly Weapon), and Battery on a Household Member.
  • July 01, 2011 - On July 1, 2011, a team of law enforcement officers made up of United States Marshals, NM State Police, and Dona Ana County Sheriffs, arrested two escaped prisoners in the 900 block of Ella Mae in Vado, NM. On June 29, 2011, Jesus Loera and Joshua Hernandez escaped from the custody of the John Paul Taylor Center in Las Cruces, NM.
  • June 29, 2011 - 15 Most Wanted fugitive, Keith Hasson, was arrested in the 22,000 block of Victory in Canoga, California. Starting in 2005, the United States Marshals Service Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force in California has worked with Deputy Marshals from Albuquerque, N.M. to investigate and apprehend federal fugitive Keith Hasson. Hasson had a Federal warrant from a 2005 indictment from the U.S. District Court in New Mexico for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, continuing criminal enterprise and conspiracy to launder money.
  • June 23, 2011 - William Cook was arrested by Deputy United States Marshals in Buffalo, Minnesota on Wednesday, June 22, 2011.  Cook was a District of New Mexico fugitive who failed to appear for his sentencing May 23, 2011 after being convicted of 16 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children including distribution, manufacturing and Possession of Child Pornography.
  • June 23, 2011 - On June 21, 2011, the US Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico received Information from Deputy Marshals in Arizona requesting assistance in locating and apprehending convicted sex offender Andrew Moore, also know as Andrew Smith. The subject was wanted for two felony arrest warrants issued out of Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for Probation Violations, issued on March 31, 2008 and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, issued on August 13, 2099. Moore pled guilty on February 14, 2001 to Attempted Sexual Contact with a Minor and received a sentence of 12 months and Lifetime Probation to follow.  Moore is required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.
  • June 16, 2011 - Brian Stacy, a resident of Los Alamos, NM was arrested Wednesday June 15, on charges that he allegedly threatened U.S. District Judge John E. Conway. Stacy allegedly sent a series of threatening e-mails to Judge Conway and was arrested in a joint operation involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Marshals Service and the United States Attorney’s Office.
  • June 10, 2011 - On June 9th the U.S. Marshals Service, along with partnering agencies, concluded Operation Sparrow Hawk. The three day operation started June 7, and resulted in the arrest of 34 state and federal fugitives with charges including: Murder, Rape, Shooting at a Dwelling, Burglary, Trafficking Meth, Strong Armed Robbery, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Great Bodily harm with a vehicle.
  • June 10, 2011 - On Wednesday June 8, 2011 Lincoln and Eddy County Sheriff’s Deputies and U.S. Marshals apprehended two juvenile females suspected of killing their foster mother. At approximately 5:00 am on Wednesday, June 8th Deputies were called to a residence in San Patricio where they discovered the body of Evelyn V. Miranda, 53.
  • June 06, 2011 -  The U.S. Marshals have added a suspected drug kingpin to their 15 Most Wanted fugitive list.  Keith Hasson is wanted on a 2005 open indictment from the New Mexico U.S. District Court for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, continuing criminal enterprise and conspiracy to launder money.  Hasson, 45, is considered to be the leader of a criminal enterprise responsible for large- scale distribution of cocaine and marijuana throughout the United States. His organization operated from 1999 to 2005, generating more than $20 million in cash and assets.
  • May 27, 2011 - On May 27, 2011, the United States Marshals Service, District of New Mexico, arrested Rafael Perez, in Santa Teresa, NM.   Perez was wanted on an outstanding Federal Probation Violation for Distribution of Marijuana.  Perez is a documented gang member and is known to have ties to the Barrio Azteca Gang in Las Cruces, NM.   Perez has been a fugitive from justice since June 2010.
  • May 25, 2011 - Hector Rolando Rueda was arrested on May 23, 2011 in Las Cruces for an outstanding warrant on an indictment charging him with 2 counts of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a minor under 13 in the First Degree and 4 counts of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor under 13 in the Third Degree.
  • May 24, 2011 - On May 23, 2011 Richard Thyberg, one of the Marshals Service New Mexico’s Most Wanted Gang Offenders was arrested. Thyberg was arrested by the United States Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force and the Roswell Police Department in Roswell after Task Force Officers observed Thyberg leaving a residence they had been watching. During Thyberg’s arrest he was found in Possession of a loaded 9mm handgun.
  • May 20, 2011 - The United States Marshals Service arrested Jesus Loya in the early evening of May 19, 2011.  Loya was wanted out of Dona Ana County for  Kidnapping (2nd Degree), Criminal Sexual Penetration (2nd Degree), Aggravated Battery against Household Member, Aggravated Assault against Household Member, Bribery or Intimidation of a Witness, and Misdemeanor Battery on a Household Member.  Loya is a confirmed Sureño 13 gang member with an extensive criminal record and was added to the New Mexico Most Wanted list as a Most Wanted Gang Offender only hours before his arrest. 
  • May 18, 2011 - The United States Marshals Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico auctioned off over 22 seized vehicles. The vehicles were seized by local and federal agencies and the proceeds will help support law enforcement activities in the Albuquerque area.
  • May 16, 2011 - The U.S. Marshals Service will be auctioning 22 vehicles, all of which were used in the facilitation of illegal activities or purchased with proceeds from illegal activities, on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Albuquerque. Vehicles offered for sale are a 2001 Freightliner Tractor, 2007 Jeep Compass, 2007 Pontiac G6, and a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche. Detailed photos of the vehicles are available at www.appletowing.com.
  • May 11, 2011 - U.S. Marshals Service Deputies and the Taos Police Department arrested Brad A. DeJesus. On 6/21/2005, in the U.S. District Court of New Mexico, DeJesus pled guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor (Crime on Indian Country) after having sexual intercourse with a 13 year old girl, and was sentenced to serve 2 years probation.
  • May 06, 2011 - The United States Marshals Service has added a new Asset Forfeiture Criminal Investigator to the District of New Mexico’s ability to interrupt financial gains achieved through illegal activity. The new Asset Forfeiture Criminal Investigator will work in the District of New Mexico under the direction of the United States Marshals Service’s Asset Forfeiture Division.
  • April 26, 2011 - Deputy United States Marshals returned from Mexico City with Jesus Joaquin Arredondo-Soto a suspect in the murder of a woman and her infant child, demonstrating that the long arm of the United States Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) reaches to international hiding places.. He was retrieved by the United States Marshals Service under a federal crime-fighting initiative.
  • April 22, 2011 - The last of three escapees from the Luna County Detention Center, Mario Martinez-Rios, was arrested this evening in Deming, NM. "This intensive investigation spanned three states, until Deputy U.S. Marshals in Denver Colorado developed information that led our Deputy Marshals and SWIFT Task Force Officers right to a residence in Deming, NM" said, Conrad Candelaria, United States Marshal for the District of New Mexico.
  • April 22, 2011 -  On April 20, 2011, convicted sex offender Bruce Crousser was arrested at the American Legion Restaurant, located in Los Alamos, NM, by the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Department and members of the Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force.  Crousser was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service, for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender.
  • April 13, 2011 – Earlier this week, U.S. Marshals were notified that 2 of the fugitives on New Mexico’s Most Wanted were apprehended.  Jose Arriola-Tirado, 30, has been a fugitive from justice for over a year.  Arriola-Tirado was indicted after the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) served a warrant on his Farmington home.  Throughout the investigation agents confiscated over 300 grams of methamphetamine, a hand gun, and over $5,000 in cash from Arriola-Tirado.  After the indictment, Arriola-Tirado fled the country before he could be arrested.  Jose Arriola-Tirado was added as one of the U. S. Marshals Service, District of New Mexico’s Most Wanted for the Farmington area.
  • March 29, 2011 - The United States Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) in Albuquerque arrested Tommy “TJ” McIlvain Jr. McIlvain has been a fugitive from justice since October 2006. McIlvain was arrested in 2006 after a robbery investigation led the Torrance County Sheriff’s office to a location where Methamphetamines were being manufactured.  McIlvain was placed under arrest but was able to escape from the back of a Torrance County Sheriff Deputy’s patrol car. McIlvain is believed to have fled New Mexico and hid out in Arizona, Illinois and Michigan. McIlvain’s criminal charges include Escape from the custody of a Peace Officer, Aggravated Fleeing a Law Enforcement Officer, Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Meth), Aggravated Burglary, Breaking and Entering, Larceny of Firearm (5 counts) and Contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
  • March 22, 2011 - One day after the United States Marshals Service in Albuquerque added Lorenzo Coriz to their New Mexico’s Most Wanted List, Coriz turned himself in. Coriz a convicted sex offender turned himself in at the Sandoval County Detention Center just hours after seeing himself on the news.  “This is a prime example of how the Marshals Service, Local law enforcement and the media working together on the New Mexico’s Most Wanted Program allows us to apprehend fugitives quickly and effectively” said United States Marshal Conrad Candelaria.
  • March 21, 2011- The United States Marshals Service in New Mexico adds a new sexual offender to their Most Wanted List. Lorenzo Coriz (37) is wanted on a Federal Probation Violation. Coriz was convicted in 2007 for abusive sexual contact on Indian country after touching a minor under the age of fifteen in a sexual manner.
  • March 07, 2011 - Jonathan Chavez, one of New Mexico’s Most Wanted sex offenders, was arrested last night (March 6, 2011) at a Motel 6 in Santa Fe, NM.  On March 4, 2010, a tip came in that another fugitive, Jeremy Martinez, was residing at the Motel 6. Santa Fe Police Department Detectives and U.S. Marshal Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force officers responded to the tip and located Chavez.
  • March 04, 2011 - The United States Marshals Service, District of New Mexico, will accept applications for student intern positions for the fall 2011 semester from March 1st to April 15th, 2011. The internship program provides students interested in federal law enforcement an opportunity to obtain educational work experience and an understanding of the role of the U.S. Marshals Service in the justice system.
  • March 02, 2011 - U.S. Marshals Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force members arrested convicted felon and fugitive Michael Rupert Zamora, also known as “Oso”, for parole violations. Zamora is a high ranking member and enforcer for the Syndicato Nuevo Mexico (SNM) prison gang, as well as a member of the Barelas neighborhood street gang. Zamora is on parole and has convictions for Robbery, Residential Burglary, Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Prisoner, Aggravated Battery Resulting in Great Bodily Harm or Death, Forgery, and Theft of Credit Cards.
  • March 02, 2011 - The Albuquerque office of the United States Marshals Service hosted students from local high schools in conjunction with the Junior Achievement Worldwide. Junior Achievement Worldwide is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
  • March 01, 2011 - The United States Marshals Service in Albuquerque has added a new sex offender to its New Mexico’s Most Wanted list.  Raymond Vigil was convicted on May 29, 2002, in the State of New Mexico for 2 counts of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor, after he sexually assaulted two 9 and 12 year old girls.  Vigil is a Federal Tier III and New Mexico Tier II sex offender, required to register every 90 days for the rest of his life.  Vigil has been out of compliance with his sex offender registry since December 1, 2009. A warrant was issued for Vigil on December 7, 2009, by Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office for Failure to Register and Failure to Appear on previous Failure to Register charges.

  • February 25, 20111 - From February 22-24, the U.S. Marshals Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force conducted operation “COPPER DUCK” in the Silver City and Deming areas. The Southern New Mexico operation was a success with 97 arrests. Combined the agencies cleared 134 warrants and confiscated various amounts of narcotics. In addition to the arrests, the teams were able to complete 62 sex offender address verifications.
  • February 25, 2011 - Jeffrey Merculief, one of New Mexico’s Most Wanted Sex Offenders, was arrested at 5517 Lomas Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM. Merculief was at Labor Ready waiting for a job when he was overheard telling a crowd of people how he was a fugitive on the run and hadn’t registered as a sex offender. The concerned citizen that overheard Merculief immediately called the Albuquerque Police Department.
  • February 23, 2011 - On February 22, 2011, two teenage murder suspects from El Paso, Texas were arrested by the United States Marshals Service, Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) in Las Cruces, NM. The suspects Hugo Gonzalez (17) and Brian Johnson (18) are accused of stabbing a 15 year old boy to death 3 weeks ago while robbing him of a cell phone and an iPod in El Paso, Texas.
  • February 22, 2011 - United States Marshals Service in New Mexico is taking one of the New Mexico’s Most Wanted off the list today and adding a new fugitive. Martin Duran, a Roswell “CRAZY TOWN” gang member, was located in custody at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Bernalillo County where he is awaiting trial. Once Duran faces his charges from the state he will be transferred to United States Marshals Service custody.
  • February 16, 2011 - The U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico adds two sexual offenders to the Marshals Service, New Mexico Most Wanted List. The Marshals Service have set its sights on the two fugitives and will work with its law enforcement partners, local, county, state and federal to locate and apprehend these fugitives. Jeffrey Merculief is wanted in the state of New Mexico for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. Aaron Garcia-Treviso is wanted out of Farmington, New Mexico for Sexual Assault.
  • February 15, 2011 - The United States Marshals Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico auctioned off over 20 seized vehicles. The vehicles were seized by local and federal agencies and the proceeds will help support law enforcement activities in the Albuquerque area. Over 200 private citizens registered for the auction and a total of $114,825.00 was raised.
  • February 11, 2011 - On February 11, 2011 Cuba Police arrested one of New Mexico’s Most Wanted Sex Offenders Delvin Yazzie. Yazzie was convicted on November 16, 1996, for Rape in the 1st Degree after he went to a gas station in Oregon and forced the female clerk into the back bathroom and raped her. Yazzie was sentenced and served a total of 100 months before moving to New Mexico. 
  • February 11, 2011 - Gerald Johnson was arrested by members of the United States Marshal Service, Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force.  Johnson was arrested on charges of Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor (1st degree), Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor (2nd degree), Kidnapping and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.  Johnson was arrested in downtown Albuquerque at 8:45am this morning when Deputy Marshals after extensive surveillance of the suspect was seen entering a vehicle driven by his girlfriend.  A short time later the vehicle was stopped and Gerald Johnson was taken into custody.  The charges have a $200,000 cash or surety bond attached to them.
  • February 11, 2011 - On February 11, 2011, convicted sex offender George SHOOGUKUWRKK, was arrested by New Mexico State Police, in Gallup, NM based on information provided by the United States Marshal Service Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force.
  • February 10, 2011 - The U.S. Marshals Service will be auctioning off 23 vehicles, all of which were ill-gotten gains from illegal activities, on Tuesday February 15, 2011 at 10 a.m. in Albuquerque. The total value of the vehicles to be sold is $149,607.00. Detailed photos of the vehicles are available at www.appletowing.com.
  • February 09, 2011 - Senior United States District Judge John E. Conway sentenced Albuquerque resident Gilbert J. Turrieta, 45, to a 100-month term of imprisonment to be followed by three-years supervised release based on his conviction for assaulting a Deputy United States Marshal.
  • February 4, 2011 - The University of New Mexico has been participating in the internship program with the Marshals Service in Albuquerque for over 6 years and more than 20 students. Starting in the fall semester of 2011 the Las Cruces office of the United States Marshals Service will provide internship opportunities for students at the New Mexico State University. The internship program provides students interested in federal law enforcement an opportunity to obtain educational work experience and an understanding of the role of the U.S. Marshals Service in the justice system. Program areas include: Investigative & Fugitive Operations, Court Security, Judicial Security, Prisoner Operations, Administrative Services, and Agency Management. 
  • February 02, 2011 - Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the United States Marshals Service (USMS) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Deputy United States Marshal Todd Kozuszko and K-9 Hope, one of 25 K9 teams, are there to provide security for Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6.
  • January 21, 2011 - Law enforcement agencies in Otero County, Lincoln County and on the Mescalero Indian Reservation concluded a large scale warrant round up today.  The weeklong roundup resulted in 93 arrests and cleared 127 local, state and federal warrants.  “This collaborative law enforcement effort is another example of success when law enforcement joins forces to make all of our New Mexico communities a safer place,” said U.S. Marshal for the District of New Mexico Conrad Candelaria.
  • January 19, 2011 - The United States Marshals Service District of New Mexico has implemented a new initiative to capture some of the most wanted fugitives in the state of New Mexico. The New Mexico’s Most Wanted program targets offenders at the local, state and federal levels in three distinct categories in which offenders are classified, Sexual offenders, Gang Offenders, and Violent offenders.
  • January 06, 2011 - On December 25, 2010 Albuquerque police arrested Gilbert Lovato during a trafiic stop in Albuquerque for Driving While Intoxicated. Albuquerque Police also charged Lovato with child abuse because at the time of arrest there was a minor in the vehicle.
  • December 29, 2010 - On December 29, 2010, Albuquerque Police Department arrested one of the United States Marshals Service, District of New Mexico’s Most Wanted Gang Offenders, Nathan Martinez. Fugitive Nathan Martinez, 25, of Santa Fe, was arrested during a traffic stop by the Albuquerque Police Department.
  • December 22, 2010 - On December 21, 2010, members of the United States Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force arrested sex offender and fugitive Robert Walter Forster in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Forster is listed as one of New Mexico’s Most Wanted Sex Offenders.
  • December 07, 2010 - On December 5, 2010, David Norton Wilcox (55), was arrested in Chicago at O’Hare International Airport. Wilcox was wanted for violations of the Federal Adam Walsh Act for failing to maintain proper registration as a sex offender.  Wilcox was arrested in a joint effort by the United States Marshals Service, Chaves County Sheriff’s Office, Customs and Border Protection, and the Chicago Police Department.
  • December 01, 2010 - The U.S. Marshals Service and its Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) are currently seeking the whereabouts of Clifton White, in reference to outstanding arrest warrants issued by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department and New Mexico Probation and Parole. White is wanted for Parole Violation as well as Probation Violation. White’s original charges are Armed Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Conspiracy to Traffic Controlled Substance.
  • December 01, 2010 -A New Mexico man was arrested and charged with Murder in connection with a stabbing in Hobbs, N.M., on Oct. 31 , 2010, at a Halloween party.  Joseph A. Domingues, 27, was located with the help of U.S. Marshals from New Mexico, Texas and California, Hobbs Police Department, and the Midland County Sheriff’s Office. Domingues was arrested in Midland, Texas, based on leads that were developed by the collaborated effort of several agencies. 
  • November 22, 2010 - Jardin de los Ninos a community outreach program in the Las Cruces area that focuses on homeless and near-homeless children and their families was supported by the United States Marshals Service. Over the past two weeks, United States Marshals Service employees assigned to the Las Cruces office collected gifts for Jardin de los Ninos. Deputy Marshals ensured that at least fifty children from the Las Cruces area will be able to open up Christmas gifts.
  • November 13, 2010 - On November 12, 2010, the cooperation between of multiple law enforcement agencies working together brought alleged killer Patrick Ryon to justice after 30 years. The United States Marshals Service along with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, New Mexico Department of Corrections and Albuquerque Police Department arrested Patrick Ryon on a warrant for first degree murder and sexual assault.
  • October 29, 2010 - This Halloween, the United States Marshal Service, District of New Mexico, will be teaming up with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department and State of New Mexico Probation and Parole Office to conduct Registered Sex Offender address verification, house checks, and random patrol. The Marshal’s Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force will be all over the state of New Mexico, from the Albuquerque metro area to Las Cruces, NM.
  • October 15, 2010 - The United States Marshals Service, District of New Mexico raised over $118,000 in Friday morning’s asset forfeiture auto auction. The event took place at Dugger’s Services and was conducted by Apple Towing. All 21 of the vehicles auctioned were seized because they once belonged to individuals and companies found guilty of crimes and ordered by a court of law to forfeit ill-gotten gains from their criminal activities.
  • October 07, 2010 - United States Marshals arrested Michael Boyd on a warrant charging him Robbery with a deadly weapon, Aggravated Residential Burglary, Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Larceny, and Impersonating a Peace Officer. Boyd was featured as one of Albuquerque’s top five fugitive offenders but managed to elude arrest for almost 9 months.
  • September 30, 2010 - On Tuesday September 28, 2010, members of the United States Marshals Service, Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT), arrested Vernon Wesley Caldwell (59), alias Vernon Grimm, at the Marriott Hotel in northeast Albuquerque.  Caldwell was arrested on a probation violation for absconding from the state of Ohio.
  • September 28, 2010 - The United States Marshal Service, District of New Mexico, will be assisting local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the 2010 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The annual event will take place October 2-10. The fiesta expects 750-1000 balloon pilots to participate from all over the world and the event attracts over 10,000 spectators a day totaling over one million for the event.
  • August 04, 2010 - On August 3, 2010, United States Marshals arrested Mark White on a warrant charging him with murder. In 2008, White allegedly shot Jumar Joiner in Hartford, Connecticut. White has been a fugitive from justice since May of 2008 and was found living on General Arnold in southeast Albuquerque, NM.
  • August 02, 2010 - The Fugitive Safe Surrender program recently held in Las Cruces, New Mexico July 28th thru the 31st was a complete success in every way. Expectations were surpassed in numbers and cooperation between each law enforcement agency. Sharon Beth Kristal, the Fugitive Safe Surrender National Coordinator and Jeff Kretschmar, Ph. D. from Kent State University stated that it was one of the smoothest running sites to date.
  • July 28, 2010 - On July 27, 2010, United States Marshals, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Rio Rancho Police Department collaborated to bring down a stolen vehicle ring run by Mexican drug cartel member Hector Varela. Varela was wanted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Department on charges of transferring or receiving a stolen vehicle and by the New Mexico State Police on charges of fraud.
  • July 02, 2010 - Two major felons wanted on outstanding felony charges were arrested today in southeast Albuquerque. Reyanon "Peaches" Duncan, 23, and Frederick Timothy DeHererra Jr, 38, aka "Clowner" were featured in Albuquerque Journal last week as Albuquerque's #1 property crimes fugitives.
  • June 11, 2010 - Lawrence Bustos was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) in southeast Albuquerque. Bustos has a number of charges ranging from Robbery, Burglary, Shooting at a Motor Vehicle, and Escape from Custody. Bustos has been featured as one of Albuquerque’s Most Wanted for several months and this month was elevated to Albuquerque’s number one property crime fugitive.
  • March 17, 2010 - On 03/16//2010, members of the U. S. Marshals Service SWIFT (Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team) task force arrested homicide suspect Joel Martin in Portales, New Mexico.  On March 5, 2010, a warrant was issued by the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles charging Martin with Murder.
  • February 09, 2010 - Deputies from the U. S. Marshals Service arrested Michael A. Lyons, 60, in Cuba, NM after a thirty minute armed standoff. On November 25, 2009, a warrant was issued for Lyons after he was charged with Criminal Sexual Penetration of a minor. Lyons has been accused of raping a three year old girl. Lyons fled the Albuquerque area after being interviewed by Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office investigators regarding the alleged crime.
  • April 09, 2009 - A fugitive wanted on outstanding state charges of homicide by vehicle, great bodily injury by vehicle while intoxicated, and aggravated driving while intoxicated causing bodily injury, was arrested yesterday by a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals and the New Mexico State Police.
  • April 03, 2009 - A major fugitive wanted on outstanding state and federal charges of murder, kidnapping, and probation violation (with an underlying charge of convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm) has been apprehended by a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals in Albuquerque and Austin, TX.
 

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