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For Immediate Release

March 15, 2018 Ed Holst, Public Information Officer
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Police Imposter on Burglary Charges
Williamsport, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Joshua Depew, 36, at a business in Danville, PA.

On March 8, 2018, the Berwick Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Depew with burglary, robbery and other related offenses – after it was alleged that he and others entered a Berwick residence posing as police officers. During the burglary, the occupants of the residence were bound behind their back while the assailants committed their crime.

Earlier today, members of the Middle District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force arrested Depew in Danville, PA. At the scene of arrest, drugs, a shotgun, police scanner and tactical vest with no armor was seized. Depew was turned over to local police for booking and arraignment.

“We place a high priority on fugitive cases in which the use or threat of violence against innocent victims occurs,” said U.S. Marshal Pane. “We will continue to work with our partners in the law enforcement community to ensure our communities throughout Pennsylvania are more secure.”

The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 20 state, county and local police agencies; including the Berwick Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Williamsport Police Department and the Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office - all of whom participated in this investigation.

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