Philadelphia, PA – Members of the U.S. Marshals Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force, arrested Aaron Sims, 27, in relation to a fatal January 2020 accident which occurred on Philadelphia's Vine Street Expressway. After toxicology reports determined THC in Aaron Sims system and a blood-alcohol limit twice the legal limit, a warrant was obtained by the Pennsylvania State Police last June. Sims then became a fugitive and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Philadelphia adopted the case and began an investigation.
This morning, Deputy Marshals developed information Sims may be visiting an associate in West Philadelphia. At approximately 12:00pm, task force investigators from Philadelphia established surveillance in an area they believed Sims would be located. At 12:45pm, task force investigators observed Sims enter a maroon Mercury Grand Marquis. A vehicle stop was then conducted by numerous vehicles of the Marshal's Fugitive Task Force in the 4100 block of Chestnut Street and Sims was arrested without incident. Sims was then transported by Marshals to the Pennsylvania State Police Belmont Barracks.
This investigation included members of the Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Eric Gartner, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania stated, "No parent should ever endure the loss of a child. We thank the public for assisting us in the apprehension of Aaron Sims. We hope the Robertson family can now have some semblance of closure after Chloe's tragic loss."
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. Membership agencies include the Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania State Parole Officers, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Attorney General Agents, Chester Police Department, and Bucks County Sheriffs.