Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the
arrest of Janssen Kenner – a 27-year old Passaic, New Jersey man.
In December of 2019, police in Passaic, New Jersey investigated a
series of domestic assaults in which Kenner allegedly threatened another
person with a handgun. As a result of their investigation, officers
obtained an arrest warrant charging Jenner with Aggravated Assault,
Terroristic Threats and lesser included offenses. Attempts to find him
in the Passaic area were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals Service
(USMS) Fugitive Task Force adopted the fugitive investigation.
Today at about 8 a.m., the fugitive investigation led task force members
to a home in the first block of Loomis Street in Wilkes-Barre; where
Kenner was arrested after found hiding in a closet. He was turned over
to Luzerne County authorities to await extradition to New Jersey.
United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals
Service and its task force partners recognize the importance of
cooperation between federal, state and local police agencies –
especially when searching for fugitives wanted for violent crimes. It is
my sincere hope that the arrest of this fugitive brings some sense of
relief to the victim.”
The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle
District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 20 state, county and local
police agencies, including: the Pennsylvania State Police; the
Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; the Wilkes-Barre Police
Department; the Kingston Police Department; the Bradford County
Sheriff’s Office; and, the Scranton Police Department - all of whom
participated in this investigation.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency