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Yuma Border Patrol Agents recover stolen motorcycle
November 4, 2017
YUMA, Arizona – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a 24-year-old Yuma man riding a stolen motorcycle Friday evening, October 27, after he failed to yield to agents during a traffic stop. Agents patrolling near the U.S. and Mexico border and Avenue F attempted to stop the rider, but the rider failed to yield and fled into a lettuce field before abandoning the motorcycle.
Agents continued to pursue the man on foot before finally apprehending him. Records checks conducted on the motorcycle revealed it had been reported stolen the day before.
Agents later turned the man and motorcycle over to the Yuma Police Department.
The Border Patrol often works with state and local law enforcement partners to keep border communities safe. 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 may remain anonymous.
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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