Philadelphia, PA – Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force have arrested Christine Dunkowski, 47, and Albert Dunkowski, 54, both who were wanted for Flight to Avoid Prosecution and Default in Required Appearance. On October 6th, 2021, the Dunkowski's skipped out of their Bucks County trial for Endangering the Welfare of 6 of their children. The U.S. Marshals Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force was then asked to assist in the fugitive investigations.
On Friday, October 15th, at approximately 10:30am, Deputy Marshals and Task Force Officers from the Delaware and Philadelphia offices apprehended Christine Dunkowski at a motel located in the 1000 block of south Market Street in Wilmington, Delaware. On October 21st, at 11:30am, Deputies and task force officers from Philadelphia and the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Albert Dunkowski at a bus stop in the 200 block of Belle Hill Road in Elkton, Maryland. Both arrests were made without incident. These apprehensions were a result of a joint investigation including U.S. Marshal's Offices in Eastern Pennsylvania, the District of Delaware, the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the Bucks County District Attorney's Office.
Eric Gartner, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, said "rimes against children loom at the forefront of human tragedy. We immensely appreciate the opportunity to support Bucks County DA Matt Weintraub and the Bucks County Detectives' always diligent efforts to identify, capture and prosecute those that perpetrate such heinous crimes."
The Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force is a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent crime fugitives.