Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal
Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)
arrested 19-year old Elvin Mateo in York, Pennsylvania.
Mateo was being sought by the Pennsylvania State Police for weapons-related
offenses. In October 2013, the York City Police Department responded to a
shooting in the area of Market and West Streets. Responding law enforcement
officers recovered two handguns that were dropped by the fleeing suspects.
Mateo was later identified as being one of the suspects who dropped a
On December 17, Magisterial District Judge Richard Martin issued an arrest
warrant against Mateo, charging him with:
- Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
- Firearms not to be Carried without a
- Receiving Stolen Property
The Pennsylvania State Police requested
assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle
District of Pennsylvania to locate and arrest Mateo.
On January 7, U.S. Marshals and members of the USMS M/PA Task Force located
and arrested Mateo inside a residence on East Street in the city of York.
Mateo attempted to flee the home to avoid apprehension, but he re-entered
after encountering arrest team members. Mateo was taken into custody inside
the home as he hid to avoid detection. Upon Mateo’s capture, two firearms
were seized. He was turned over to local authorities for processing, pending
further judicial proceedings.
“The U.S. Marshals Service places a high priority on fugitive cases
involving suspects with violent tendencies. Getting Mateo off the street was
essential to making our communities safer,” said Martin J. Pane, United
States Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
The USMS worked in a coordinated effort on this fugitive investigation with
officers from the Pennsylvania State Police, the York City Police
Department, and the York County Sheriff’s Office.
The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest
the nation’s most dangerous offenders.
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