Girl, 14, watches lousy invader break into garage

Sahuarita Sun — Green Valley, Arizona
A 14-year-old girl home alone watched a man later identified as an illegal immigrant enter the garage of her home in the McGee Ranch area and leave with some items. — The man was arrested April 3 on suspicion of third-degree burglary and booked into Pima County Detention Center after a Border Patrol agent heard Pima County Sheriff’s Department respond to the girl’s call and saw a man matching his description… Read More

Agents nab 26 illegal alien sex fiends

KPHO-TV — PhoenixUS Border Patrol
Tucson — The month of March was a busy one for U.S. Border Patrol agents stopping dangerous sex offenders from entering the U.S. — In separate incidents, agents in the Tucson sector arrested 26 illegal [aliens] who were later identified as sex offenders during processing. — That’s almost one a day. — Of the 26 arrested, 21 were from Mexico, three were from Guatemala, one was from Honduras and one was from Ecuador… Read More

Invader nabbed with pot after high speed chase

Arizona Republic — Phoenix
A high-speed pursuit near Safford on Saturday netted the arrest of one undocumented immigrant and the seizure of more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana, officials say. — Arizona Department of Public Safety officials attempted to stop a vehicle, but the vehicle sped away in excess of 90 mph, department spokesman Bart Graves said. — Officers used spike strips to slow the vehicle, but it continued to drive on the rims before losing control near the Page Ranch Road exit on eastbound Interstate 10, Graves said. — DPS officers arrested the driver, 38-year-old Jose Manuel Miranda Fuentes, and searched his vehicle… Read More

Invaders busted at Phoenix cockfight

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (Press Release)MCSO
Sheriff Arpaio announced today that 17 of the 40 suspects who were arrested over the weekend for being present at a cockfight are suspected of being illegal aliens. Included in the 17 is the homeowner, Pedro Reyes-Lopez, who is also facing various felony charges. — On Saturday night, Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Animal Cruelty Unit went to Lopez’s residence located at 2415 S. 6th Avenue in Phoenix to serve a search warrant. Deputies received a tip from the animal cruelty hotline that the residence was being used for cockfights. Once at the property, deputies saw evidence that a cockfight was in progress at the residence. Numerous subjects fled upon deputies arrival but all were taken into custody. Numerous individuals had warrants out for their arrest… Read More (PDF Document)

Mexican invader gets 3 years for illegal re-entry into U.S.

Tucson Sentinel
A 30-year-old Mexican woman was sentenced to three years in prison on Feb. 15 for illegally re-entering the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said. — Maria Soto Favela, of Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, was apprehended by Douglas Station Border Patrol agents in February 2011. During processing, agents found Soto had a 2002 conviction for felony armed robbery, felony attempted aggravated assault and theft in Maricopa County, the Border Patrol said… Read More

Mexican perv gets prison for illegal re-entry after deportation

Tucson SentinelOff to Jail
A 53-year-old Mexican man was sentenced to 33 months in prison for illegal re-entry of a felon into the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday. — Marcial Avilar Perez, of Zacatecas, was arrested by Border Patrol agents when he tried to re-enter the United States in September, the Border Patrol said. — During a background check, agents discovered that Avilar was convicted in 1990 for lewd acts against a child under 14 in Riverside County, Calif, for which he was sentenced to one year in prison… Read More

MCSO busts 2 invaders with fake IDs

Maricopa County sheriff’s detectives arrested two people during an investigation into a north Phoenix maid service business. — Detectives determined that employees were using false identification to unlawfully gain employment. — MCSO served search warrants on the company headquarters near Cave Creek and Bell roads Wednesday morning. Detectives arrested two employees and seized business documents and computers… Read More

Suspected invaders nailed

KPHO-TV — PhoenixUS Border Patrol
Tucson — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working in the Tucson sector have made several arrests in separate cases since Monday. — A 38-year-old Mexican man, wanted for escape in Olympia, WA, was apprehended early Tuesday morning by Casa Grande Station agents on suspicion of illegally re-entering the U.S. The man will be extradited to Olympia. — Willcox Station agents received a citizen’s report of possible human smuggling near Huachuca City on Monday. Agents stopped the suspect vehicle and discovered the driver, a U.S. citizen, was transporting three illegal [aliens], CBP officers said. One of them was hiding in the trunk of the vehicle. The driver faces federal smuggling charges while the illegal immigrants will be processed for removal… Read More

Florence officer involved shooting (invaders involved)

KNXV-TV — PhoenixShooting
A Florence Police officer fired his weapon while trying to make an arrest southeast of the Valley Sunday morning. — No one was injured in the incident which happened just before 7a.m. at the intersection of Hunt Highway and Felix road. — Florence Police say an officer noticed a suspicious pickup which appeared to be having mechanical problems. When the officer stopped the vehicle, six or seven people in the truck began running in to the desert. — As the officer was taking one person in to custody,  he saw what he believed to be a weapon in another suspect’s hands and fired at least once… Read More

9 arrested, 500 pounds of pot and AK-47 seized by multi-agency operation

KVOA-TV — Tucson, Arizona
A multi-agency operation resulted in the arrest of nine suspects, and the seizure of an AK-47 and almost 500 pounds of marijuana near Interstate 8 in Stanfield, Arizona Wednesday night. — At about 10 p.m. Wednesday, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies teamed up and used detection equipment and air assets to intervene and deny smugglers from delivering narcotics to their designated location, according to a news release from Customs and Border Protection. — Nine suspects were arrested, and authorities seized an AK-47 assault rifle and 498 pounds of marijuana near Interstate 8 in Stanfield, the release states… Read More