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June 09, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force arrested Winnebago County fugitive Peter A. Sanchez. This fugitive was wanted out of Winnebago County Illinois on 5 counts of Felony Aggravated Sexual Assault of two minors under the age of 17 that allegedly occurred during the months of April and May of this year.

April 24, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force with the assistance of the Puerto Rico police department captured Jose A. Gomez-Lopez at a motel in Bayamon. This fugitive is wanted by the state authorities on 28 criminal charges stemming from Murder to Weapons Law Violations.

January 16, 2014 - The U.S. Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force - Sex Offender’s Investigations Team, in conjunction with the Puerto Rico Police Department’s Sex Offenders Division, conducted Operation Radar from Jan. 14th thru Jan 16th. During this sex offender operation, 5 total arrests were made and over 20 sex offender compliance checks were conducted throughout the island.

October 23, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals-led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force announced today a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of Jose A. Gomez-Lopez, also known as "COCO." This fugitive is wanted by the state authorities on 28 criminal charges stemming from murder to weapons law violations, and has a $22,400,000 bond imposed in absence.

October 18, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force captured convicted sex offender fugitive Eduardo Cruz after an extensive investigation which included the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

June 27, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force extradited Julio Rosario-Laccen to Puerto Rico from Amsterdam, Netherlands. Rosario-Laccen was arrested by the Dutch Police for allegedly conspiring with others to possess with the intent to distribute, thousands of high-grade pills containing a detectible amount of Ecstasy.

June 20, 2013 - On June 18, the U.S. Marshals Service led Middle District of North Carolina Joint Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Alexis Colon Serrano. This fugitive was wanted by the Puerto Rico Police Department on state negligent homicide charges related to a "hit and run" incident.

June 10, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force and the Puerto Rico Police Department initiated Joint Operation "Childhood Shield 2013". A total of four arrests were made throughout the operation. Three individuals were arrested and face State sex offender charges, and one individual was arrested and faces federal charges for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender.

May 23, 2013 - On May 22, the U.S. Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force arrested Federico Rivera-Ortiz, aka "Guillermo Manson." This fugitive was wanted by the New Orleans Police Department for an alleged homicide committed in the year 1996.

April 11, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force arrested a Puerto Rico Top Ten Most Wanted. Jose Delgado Natal alias “Massacre” was arrested at the El Prado Housing Project. Natal was placed on the districts Ten Most Wanted list in January 2013 for the alleged murder of a man that occurred in March 2012.

April 01, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Service led Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Task Force uncovered a substantial marijuana laboratory while following-up on a lead pertaining to federal and state fugitive Jose Cosme-Rios aka "Pocholo".

March 19, 2013 - Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Puerto Rico located and arrested Jose Rodriguez, of Lowell, MA. Rodriguez was wanted on a warrant out of the Middlesex County Superior Court charging him with Statutory Aggravated Rape of a Child.

January 22, 2013 - The U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force, acting on information provided by the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Offenders Task Force out of the district of Puerto Rico, arrested Justo Bermudez Stevens in the Bronx today. Bermudez Stevens was on the Puerto Rico Top Ten Most Wanted list since a federal grand jury returned an indictment on 66 individuals allegedly involved in a violent drug trafficking gang operating in Ponce.

October 16, 2012 -  The U.S. Marshals Service, Puerto Rico Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force arrested Luis D. Rivera Carrasquillo, a "Top Ten Most Wanted" fugitive. Also arrested was Edwin Monge Pena, a fugitive wanted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Rivera-Carrasquillo is wanted for alleged violations of the RICO Act and murder charges. Pena is wanted for alleged violations related to drug distribution.

September 07, 2012 - A major fugitive wanted in Puerto Rico for his alleged participation in a 1998 murder of a man in Ponce, PR was captured in Huntingdon Valley, PA, by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Carlos Rodriguez-Alcala was being sought on a State warrant issued in the District of Puerto Rico.

September 04, 2012 - A major fugitive wanted on federal charges for his alleged participation in a major drug organization has been arrested by the U.S. Marshals Violent Offenders Fugitive Task Force in Guayama, Puerto Rico. Javier Morales Andreu, also known as “Gadget”, was being sought on a federal warrant issued in the District of Puerto Rico.

September 04, 2012 - A federal fugitive was extradited from Spain on Friday after being seven years evading justice. Angelo Guevara-Ramon has been a fugitive from justice since 2005, when a federal grand jury returned an indictment for alleged cocaine and heroin importation to the U.S. from St. Marteen, Netherlands Antilles and St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands.

August 30, 2012 - The U.S. Marshals recently conducted a preview of six aircraft in Aguadilla that will be sold at public auction Sept. 5 in Midland, Texas. The aircraft were part of a seizure conducted in December 2011 shortly after a search warrant was executed by the Drug Enforcement Administration in relation to the investigation of Santo Seda-Rodriguez.

August 04, 2010 - Eric Timberman, the United States Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico, would like to announce that Janeth Valenzuela, wanted by the United States Marshals Service for Identity Theft and by the Phoenix, Arizona Police Department for Parental Abduction, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals led Puerto Rico Fugitive Task Force today.

August 02, 2010 - On Tuesday, Aug 3, the U.S. Marshals District of Puerto Rico will join local, state, and other federal law enforcement agencies at the 27th National Night Out (NNO), at the Hiram Bithorn parking facilities after 5 p.m. This activity takes place every year and citizens, law enforcement agencies, community groups, businesses and local officials in close to 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases nationwide will join forces to mark the “27th Annual National Night Out."

May 05, 2010 - Eric Timberman, the United States Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico, would like to announce the arrest of homicide suspect Waldemar Quinones, aka “el gordo”, and his girlfriend Kimberly Grandmason, by the United States Marshals led Puerto Rico Fugitive Task Force (PRFTF), the Worchester, Massachusetts Police Department and the Puerto Rico Police Department this afternoon in Penuelas, Puerto Rico.

April 28, 2010 - Eric Timberman, the United States Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico, would like to announce that Jose Ruiz-Rivera, a “Most Wanted” Fugitive of the U.S. Marshals led Puerto Rico Fugitive Task Force (PRFTF), was arrested today in Florida, Puerto Rico. Ruiz-Rivera was wanted by the Philadelphia Police Department since September of 2009 for rape of a minor.

April 07, 2010 - Eric Timberman, U.S. Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico, would like to announce that Edgardo Seda-Arroyo, aka “Rambo”, a member of both the Puerto Rico Police Department and U.S. Marshals led Puerto Rico Fugitive Task Force’s Most Wanted List, was arrested by the United States Marshals today. Seda-Arroyo was wanted by the Puerto Rico Police Department for murder, attempted murder of a police officer and weapons charges stemming from an incident in Puerto Nuevo in 2007.

March 19, 2010 - Eric Timberman, the United States Marshal for the District of Puerto Rico, would like to announce that Luis Xadiel Cruz-Vasquez, aka “el mono”, the brother of alleged drug kingpin Angel Ayala-Vasquez, aka “Angelo Milliones”, was arrested by the United States Marshals led Puerto Rico Fugitive Task Force. Cruz-Vasquez, was charged September 28, 2009, in the District of Puerto Rico for conspiracy to import and distribute narcotics, and trafficking narcotics within 1,000 ft. of a school.

 
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