For Immediate Release
|July 28, 2020||
Rochelle Liedike, Deputy U.S. Marshal
|Sex Offender and Fugitive Operation in Rural Alaskan Villages|
Alaska – This past week, “Operation (RAAVEN)” Rural Alaska
Anti-Violence Enforcement continued efforts in response to Attorney
General William P. Barr’s declaration of a law enforcement emergency in
rural Alaska. Federal, state and local law enforcement officers worked
together in Bethel, Emmonak, Alakanuk, Nunam Iqua, Kotlik, Marshall and
Russian Mission to account for registered sex offenders, and to locate
and arrest individuals with warrants who were living in rural western
Alaska villages. Participating in this joint operation (July 22-26) were
the U.S. Marshals Service, Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Department of
Corrections-Adult Probation, Alaska Public Safety-Sex Offender Registry,
Village Police Officers, Village Public Safety Officers and Tribal
These joint efforts by the USMS and their law enforcement partners will continue in rural Alaska communities to verify that registered sex offenders are held accountable and that other violent fugitives are taken into custody to enhance the public safety of this area.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office, the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102, or USMS Tips at www.usmarshals.gov/tips.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.