For Immediate Release
|June 09, 2011||
Drew Deserto – Assistant Chief
Northern District of Ohio (216) 551-6234
|U.S. Marshals Task Force Nabs Euclid Robber|
OH – Early this morning, the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive
Task Force, with assistance from the Mentor Police Department, was able to
locate and arrest fugitive Ronnie Haskins, age 31, during a vehicle stop on
State Route 2 in Mentor, Ohio. Haskins was wanted by the Euclid Police
Department for a robbery that occurred on April 19, 2011 at a convenience store
on Babbitt Road in Euclid in which he was alleged to viciously beat the store
clerk during the robbery. Haskins also had a misdemeanor traffic warrant out of
East Cleveland. Haskins has a violent criminal history and was added to the Task
Force’s “Dangerous Dozen” in May. Haskins was also profiled as a Fugitive of the
Week this week on local television, radio and newspaper.
The Task Force received several tips on the case from the media publicity. Due to the tips, the Task Force was able to determine that Haskins was hiding in the Mentor area. This morning, the Task Force set up surveillance and was able to identify Haskins enter a vehicle. With assistance from the Mentor Police Department, the team coordinated a traffic stop on the vehicle and apprehended Haskins without incident. Haskins was transported to the Euclid Police Department.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “This was a fine collaboration of media assistance, tips from the public and great investigative work. When these three factors come together, our ability to locate and safely apprehend these dangerous fugitives is greatly enhanced.”
Anyone with information regarding the
whereabouts of a known fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals
Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at:
1-866-4-WANTED. Callers may remain anonymous. The Task Force’s “Dangerous
Dozen” fugitives can be viewed at
which is updated monthly.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.