Criminal Justice News

Monday, May 23, 2016

Fourth Gunman Captured



Suspect Arrested on Capital Murder Charge


Universal City, TX - Mark Zendejas, 17, was arrested today by members of the United States Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (LSFTF) in Universal City, TX. An arrest warrant was issued pursuant to an investigation by the San Antonio Police Department Homicide Unit (SAPD), where it is alleged that Zendejas committed capital murder.

On April 13, 2016, members of the LSFTF initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Zendejas. Through investigative efforts and extensive surveillance, task force officers observed Zendejas exit a house in the 400 block of East Lindbergh Boulevard, in Universal City, TX. After a short foot pursuit, task force officers identified themselves, apprehended Zendejas, and took him into custody. Zendejas was also found in possession of a 9 millimeter handgun.

On January 26, 2016, Zendejas and 3 other suspects were allegedly involved in the robbery and shooting death of a victim at an apartment complex located in the 8600 block of Fairhaven, on the northwest side of San Antonio. Reports stated that a group of men were standing in the parking lot and a verbal altercation erupted. Gunshots soon followed and the victim was later found dead at the scene from receiving multiple gunshot wounds. After a thorough investigation by SAPD Homicide detectives, a warrant was issued for Zendejas’ arrest. The 3 other suspects had been previously arrested, but Zendejas remained a fugitive on the run until his arrest today.

Zendejas is currently being held in custody at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force:

    New Braunfels Police Department
    San Antonio Police Department
    San Antonio Independent School District Police Department
    Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
    Comal County Sheriff’s Office
    Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office
    Bexar County District Attorney’s Office
    Texas Office of The Attorney General
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Office of the Inspector General
    Immigration & Customs Enforcement – Office of Detention & Removal
    U.S. Marshals Service

Friday, May 20, 2016

Madison Fugitive Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Chicago



Madison, WI - Maurice Graham Jr., 18, from Madison WI, was arrested earlier today in Chicago, IL by members of the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force. An arrest warrant had been issued pursuant to an investigation by the Madison Police Department where it is alleged that Graham was involved in a shooting that took place in Madison on May 01, 2016.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Badgerland Fugitive Investigative Apprehension Squad initiated an investigation in locating and apprehending Graham at the request of the Madison Police Department. Through investigative efforts it was determined that Graham had left Wisconsin and fled to Chicago. Members of U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force in Chicago were able to locate and arrest Graham in Chicago without incident. Graham is currently being held in custody at the Cook County Sheriff’s Office where he awaits extradition back to Wisconsin.

The Badgerland Fugitive Investigative Apprehension Squad is comprised of members of the U.S. Marshals Service, Dane County Sheriff’s Department, Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin Department of Corrections and Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigations (DCI). Since the inception of the Badgerland Fugitive Apprehension Squad in 2007, these partnerships have resulted in over 2225 arrests. These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other violent offenses.

The U.S. Marshals Service, established in 1789, is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. More federal fugitives are apprehended by the U.S. Marshals each year than by all other federal agencies combined.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

2016 National School Safety Conference



The School Safety Advocacy Council's 2016 National School Safety Conference will be held June 25-29 in Orlando, FL. For information, go to http://www.schoolsafety911.org/event.html.