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U.S. Marshals Help Recover Critically Missing Teen


Interagency Partnership Leads to the Recovery of a 14-Year-Old Girl

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For immediate release

Al Maresca, Deputy U.S. Marshal

District of Maryland
(410) 362-7550

Baltimore, MD – The U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF), District of Maryland, and Anne Arundel County Police Department collaborated with the Baltimore City Police Department to recover a critically missing juvenile in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. The female minor, 14, was located and recovered on the evening of May 6 as part of an ongoing interagency public safety initiative. 

The goal of Operation Silver Shield, which runs from May through August, is to protect the community by prioritizing the recovery of critically missing children and arresting those offenders who pose the greatest risk to public safety. 

During the first week of Operation Silver Shield, the U.S. Marshals Service received information indicating a critically missing child had left North Carolina and traveled to Maryland. Due to the interstate travel and risk factors associated with the case, the U.S. Marshals Service agreed to assist with the case. Within hours of receiving the case file materials, Deputy U.S. Marshals tracked down and recovered the female child, who was turned over to the custody of the Anne Arundel County Police Department. 

“Juvenile-runaway cases can be extremely dangerous because critically missing children are often vulnerable to exploitation,” stated acting U.S. Marshal Mathew Silverman. “As part of Operation Silver Shield, the U.S. Marshals Service is going to do all we can to protect our children.”

Anyone with information on a non-compliant/wanted sex offender, violent fugitive, or critically missing child is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals Service office at 1-866-4WANTED or submit a USMS Web Tip.

The USMS CARFTF began operations in June 2004. The CARFTF has partnership agreements with more than 133 federal, state, and local agencies and operates in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. The CARFTF has apprehended more than 78,000 fugitives since its inception and is always striving to make communities safer.

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