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For Immediate Release

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June 11, 2019

Steve Rowe, Public Affairs Officer

Middle District of Pennsylvania, 717-648-1580

USMS Office of Public Affairs, 703-740-1699

U.S. MARSHALS FUGITIVE TASK FORCE ARRESTS YORK MAN WANTED FOR MULTIPLE CRIMES

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A U.S. Marshals task force arrested a 31-year old York man at about 10:30 a.m. today in York, where he was wanted on a number of charges. 

Between March and June, Isaiah Valenti was charged with multiple crimes resulting from several incidents in and around York, including:

  • On Feb. 16, the York City Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Valenti with simple assault;
  • On March 6, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole obtained an arrest warrant charging him with absconding from parole supervision.  He was being supervised for a 2008 felony conviction of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, fleeing to elude police officers, and recklessly endangering;
  • On March 30, the West York Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Valenti with burglary, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, and simple assault;
  • On April 3, the West York Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Valenti with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle;
  • On May 26, the York City Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Valenti with robbery of a motor vehicle (with a firearm);
  • And, on June 10, the York City Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging him with former convict not to possess a firearm, terroristic threats and lesser included offenses.

Attempts to find Valenti were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force was asked to apprehend him.

Fugitive investigation led the Marshals to the 100 block of North West Street, where Valenti was arrested after fleeing into a home and refusing to exit.  Valenti was turned over to the York City Police Department pending judicial proceedings.

“We place a high priority on fugitive cases in which the use or threat of violence against innocent victims occurs,” said U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Martin J. Pane. “By working with our law enforcement partners to ensure violent offenders are brought to justice, communities throughout Pennsylvania become safer and more secure.” 

The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is composed of 20 state, county and local police agencies, including the Pennsylvania State Police; the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; the York City Police Department; the York County Sheriff’s Department; and the York County District Attorney’s Office – all of whom participated in this investigation.  The York County Drug Task Force also participated in the investigation and arrest.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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