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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Two Violent Fugitives Arrested in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM – In the last 48 hours, United States Marshals arrested two extremely dangerous fugitives residing in Albuquerque, NM. On March 11, 2014, US Marshals arrested Jason Medrano. Medrano is a known Laguna Hills Street gang member from Los Angeles and was found living in the 9000 block of Ojito Court in Northwest Albuquerque. Medrano was wanted on Homicide charges stemming from an incident that occurred in Los Angeles, CA, in 2010. The Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, holds the warrant on Medrano. Once the US Marshals Service in Los Angeles, CA, identified that Medrano was living in Albuquerque, NM, Marshals in California contacted the South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) task force in Albuquerque, NM, and requested their assistance in locating and apprehending Jason Medrano. Tuesday afternoon, SWIFT team members along with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, arrested Medrano at his home. Medrano was arrested without incident and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center on a warrant charging him with Homicide. Medrano’s warrant has a bond of $3, 000,000.00.

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the US Marshal’s SWIFT task force arrested Frankie Trujillo in the Wyoming Tarries Mobile Home Park in Northeast Albuquerque, NM. Trujillo, 24, is a convicted sex offender and was arrested on a probation violation for Failure to register as a Sex Offender. Trujillo’s original conviction was for the Kidnapping and Criminal Sexual Penetration of a Minor under 13 years of age. Swift task force members took Trujillo into custody without incident and booked him into the Metropolitan Detention Center.

District of New Mexico, United States Marshal Conrad Candelaria said “the Marshals Service fugitive task force is comprised of many law enforcement partners from throughout varying agencies. Collectively and with significant effectiveness to pursue dangerous and violent fugitives, the efforts of the Task Force help to keep communities and citizens safer by removing those that have absconded justice. These fugitives will be returned to the jurisdiction from which the crime was committed so that justice can be served”.

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