For two years a U.S. citizen residing in Mexicali avoided arrest despite being wanted on two warrants — one in connection with an El Centro burglary, the other for a probation violation.
Today Richard Emilio Quintero Mascarenas, 39, is in the Imperial County jail with bail set at $250,000.
He was taken into custody in Mexicali by the Baja California Preventive Police agents for carrying a concealed weapon, according to information released Wednesday by the U.S. Border Patrol.
Officers in Mexicali "believed Quintero might have an outstanding warrant in the U.S.," Border Patrol officials stated in a press release.
The state police contacted the Border Patrol Mexican liaison unit, which ran a records check on Quintero and determined there were two warrants for his arrest on this side of the border. Mexican authorities then advised the Border Patrol that Quintero would be deported as an undesirable.