Sonora, Mexico – U.S. Marshal Albert Najera,
of the Eastern District of California, announced today that 32 year old, Logan
Rafael Quiroga, was arrested on December 9th by Sonora State Police in the city
of San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. This subject was wanted by Tehachapi Police
Department for the crime of Murder.
On Thursday, January 13, 2011, Tehachapi Police Department received a report
that someone had been shot at a home in the 600 block of Brentwood Drive in
Tehachapi, CA. Upon arrival authorities found the victim, Stephen Gregory
Chirsty, who had been shot and was unresponsive. The victim was transported by
ambulance to Tehachapi Hospital where he later died from his injuries. The
primary suspect in this case, Logan Quiroga, had been actively evading
authorities from the time of the homicide.
Tehachapi Police Department contacted the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest
Regional Fugitive Task Force (PSWRFTF), Fresno Division. The case was given high
priority and directed to task force officers from the California Department of
Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) in Bakersfield, CA. Task force officers and
Tehachapi Police launched an investigation gathering several leads to the
fugitive’s possible whereabouts. The Marshals Service also contacted America’s
Most Wanted (AMW) and Quiroga was profiled on the AMW website as one of nations
most wanted fugitives.
The task force received information that Quiroga may have fled to Mexico. U.S.
Marshals in Fresno sent the information to U.S. Marshals in the Southern
District of California, El Centro Office. Deputy Marshals from El Centro, CA and
Yuma, AZ contacted State Police in Sonora Mexico requesting assistance in
locating and apprehending Quiroga.
On December 9, 2011, Quiroga was located and detained by State Police in San
Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico. He was processed by Mexican Immigration
Officials and deported back to the United States where he is currently facing
extradition to Kern County, California where he will face the outstanding murder
The Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force is a U.S. Marshals-sponsored
partnership comprised of investigators from federal, state, and local agencies.
The main objective of the task force is to seek out and arrest fugitives charged
with violent crimes, drug crimes, sex offenders, and other felonies. More
fugitives are arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service than all other federal
agencies combined. In 2010 investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals
Service resulted in the apprehension of over 36, 000 federal fugitives and more
than 81,000 state and local fugitives on felony charges.
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