The Desert IndependentTM
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Border Patrol Agents Assaulted
May 19, 2017
SAN LUIS, Arizona – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents escaped injury during separate incidents after being attacked with rocks thrown over the border fence near San Luis, Arizona. On Sunday, May 14 an agent was looking for signs of illegal entry into the United States near Avenue H and the border fence when the agent’s vehicle was struck by multiple rocks. The agent was able to move away from the area without injury.
On Tuesday, May 16 an agent on patrol noticed rocks being thrown over the international border fence near Avenue D. The agent was able to move to a safe distance without injury or damage to the vehicle.
An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
All persons, drugs and vehicles are processed per Yuma Sector guidelines. Federal law allows agents to charge individuals by complaint, a method that allows the filing of charges for criminal activity without inferring guilt.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to illegally transport people and contraband through southwestern Arizona and California. Citizens can help the Border Patrol and U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling 1-866-999-8727 toll-free to report suspicious activity. Callers can remain anonymous.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP strives to keep terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.
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