Wednesday, April 30, 2014

4 Acts of Violence, 4 Arrests; U.S. Marshals and Partners Clean up the Streets

San Francisco, CA – The U.S. Marshal led Pacific Southwest Fugitive Task Force (PSWFTF) in California, working in conjunction with San Francisco Police, Oakland Police, and Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, apprehended 4 fugitives, who are charged with violent crimes, in the last 48 hours.

Tyrell Harvey, 25, is charged by San Francisco Police with Attempted Homicide. Harvey is alleged to have been involved in a shooting in early January in the Bayview district of San Francisco. Harvey was found at a local apartment complex where he surrendered to authorities without incident.

Dwight Carroll, 38, is charged by the Oakland Police Department with Attempted Homicide and Assault with a Firearm. Carroll is accused of shooting a female in the face and back after a verbal altercation. Carroll was found in the 3000 block of Paxton Ave., in Oakland, where he was arrested.

Michael McQueen, 28, is charged by the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office with Homicide. McQueen is suspected of shooting an individual in the Terra Hills area of Contra Costa County. McQueen was arrested by PSWFTF members within the 18000 block of Wagele Drive in Sonoma without incident.

Chad Mills, 35, is charged by the Covington County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama with Sodomy on a child. Mills, who is HIV positive, was arrested after moving from homeless shelter to homeless shelter in Oakland. Mills was arrested and will be extradited back to Alabama to answer the charges against him.

“It is not a coincidence that these fugitives were all arrested in this short time frame. The U.S. Marshals Service, working alongside their fellow law enforcement officers, diligently and relentlessly investigate until they capture their man or woman and bring them to justice. These arrests are merely a result of that ongoing effort and our collective commitment to making the community a safer place.” stated Don O’Keefe, U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of California.

Established in 1789, the United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Nationwide, the U.S. Marshals Service averages 337 fugitive arrests every day. In fiscal year 2012, the U.S. Marshals arrested 123,006 fugitives, 12,451 of those were wanted for sexual offenses and 3,962 for homicide. Locally, the PSWFTF in Northern California arrested about 750 fugitives during that same period and have arrested approximately 68 for homicide or attempted homicide in Oakland alone in the last two years.

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