US Marshals arrest 833 fugitives in Albuquerque, Buffalo, Cleveland, 7 other locations

Headquartered in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, United States, the U.S. Marshals Service conducted Operation North Star II in January 2023. It was the second phase of a high-impact fugitive apprehension initiative that lasted for 30 days.

The initiative focused on the most violent offenders in the U.S. in 10 locations in the country namely Albuquerque, New Mexico; Buffalo, New York; Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Jackson, Mississippi; Kansas City, Missouri; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Oakland, California and Puerto Rico. It resulted in the arrests of 833 fugitives and violent criminals.

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force (©Bennie J. Davis III)
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force (©Bennie J. Davis III)

Albuquerque, New Mexico

A total of 88 of fugitives were arrested in and around Albuquerque. One of them is Brandon Sanchez, 29, who was wanted for a federal probation violation with the underlying charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

On January 10, 2023, Sanchez was located at a motel in Albuquerque. He was arrested after a brief stand-off.

Sanchez is also a suspect in 14 armed robberies that occurred in Albuquerque two weeks before his arrest. He was booked into the Pete Domenici Federal Courthouse-USMS Cellblock in Albuquerque.


Buffalo, New York

In Buffalo, 92 fugitives were arrested and a total of 110 warrants were closed. Among the fugitives, 20 were arrested for assault charges, four for sex offenses and three for homicide charges.

Among the arrestees in Buffalo are Dennis Parson, 19, and Shamere Kidd, 18. The former was located in a hotel in the city.

Parson was arrested on murder and weapons charges. Kidd was wanted by the special victims unit of the Atlanta Police Department in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on rape, incest with a minor and forcible touching of a minor charges.


Cleveland, Ohio

In Ohio, 145 fugitives and violent criminals were arrested and a total of 188 warrants were closed. Among the fugitives, 59 were arrested for assault, 20 for robbery, 17 for sex offenses and 14 for homicide.

On January 20, 2023, Gregory Kalvitz, 43, and Jessica Lynn Downing, 32, were arrested in Cleveland. They are accused of taking their daughter Elena Kalvitz, 8, without custody and fleeing to Cleveland.

Gregory and Downing were booked in jail in Cleveland. Elena was ordered into the care of Henry County Job and Family Services.

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