Tucson Sector

Press Release

January 18, 2005

Predator Illegal Alien with Warrant Arrested

Tucson, AZ –On January 16, 2005, agents assigned to the Douglas Border Patrol Station arrested Concepcion Mendoza-Pedroza, a 28-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, with an active felony warrant for his arrest.

This past weekend, agents in Douglas encountered Mendoza during a vehicle stop off Davis Road near McNeal, Arizona. Mendoza was one of 13 illegal aliens in an orange 1977 Ford Pick-up truck. All 13 of the illegal aliens were arrested and transported to the Douglas Border Patrol Station for processing.

At the station, Mendoza was entered into the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), where it was revealed that he had an active warrant out for his arrest, in Colorado. The warrant was for “Contempt of Court” and “Failure to Comply” which stemmed from the original charge of “Sexual Assault on a Child”.

Mendoza was turned over to the custody of the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office to await extradition to Colorado. After Mendoza is finished with his state charges, he will be prosecuted for “Re-Entry of an Aggravated Felon”.

For the current 2005 Fiscal Year, which began on October 1, 2004, the Tucson Sector has apprehended 8,221 illegal aliens with criminal records, 96 of those were for sexual offenses. Last Fiscal Year, in Tucson Sector, agents apprehended 14,506 illegal aliens with criminal records. Of that number, 202 were for sexual offenses.

The Border Patrol is a division of the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, a new agency within the Department of Homeland Security, responsible for managing and securing our nation’s borders.


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