Blaine, WA – A 17-year old Mount Vernon Teen was arrested at the Blaine border crossing over the weekend on outstanding warrants out of the Skagit County Juvenile Court.
According to a press release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry, Canada Border Services Agents performing routine inspections found a 17-year old teen from Mount Vernon who was hiding as a stowaway on a Greyhound bus heading into Canada.
Canada Border Services Agents (CBSA) escorted the teen back to the Pacific Highway crossing after searching him and removing marijuana and a pipe from him. The press release said the teen was wanted on warrants for burglary in the second degree and minor in possession of alcohol.
The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office took custody of the teen and drove him to the juvenile detention center.
In a Separate Incident, a 31-year old commercial truck driver from Atlanta Georgia was returned to Blaine by CBSA because of a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant out of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia. The man was wanted on a warrant for “Aggravated Assault Strangulation”
CBP and CBSA officers are diligent in keeping criminals out of our neighboring countries,” said Area Port Director Kenneth L. Williams.
“At the end of the day, two fugitives from justice are back in custody in order to face their crimes.”
The press release did not name either suspect.