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Illegal Immigrants Captured Following Foot Chase
Illegal Immigrants Captured Following Foot Chase

According to a statement released by the Niagara County Sheriff Office:

On January 14, 2011 at approximately 8:30am, Niagara County Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Furey was conducting traffic/ radar enforcement in the area of Ransomville in the Town of Porter. Deputy Furey initiated a traffic stop near Ransomville Road and New Road after observing a seat belt violation. Deputy Furey approached the driver, Jesus Garcia- Rosario, who presented an expired Mexican driver’s license.

The front seat passenger presented a valid NYS license and registration for the vehicle. Deputy Furey requested ID from 3 rear seat passengers but none of those passengers could produce any ID. Deputy Furey wrote down their names and returned to his vehicle to check the records of all 5 in the vehicle. While running the records check, 2 of the rear seat passengers ran from the vehicle into the woods.

The three subjects that remained in the vehicle were detained by a second responding deputy. Deputy Furey and Deputy Paul Harrer then gave chase thru the woods in search of two males that fled the vehicle. Multiple agencies, including DSP and Border Patrol responded to assist in the search. Within about 10 minutes, Deputy Furey and Deputy Harrer took both subjects into custody at gunpoint, just north of the 2400 Block of Youngstown- Lockport Road without incident.

All five subjects were turned over the US Border Patrol for further processing. At the time of this release, the following determinations have been made by Border Patrol.

All three rear passengers, Blanca Reyes-Rios, Saul Pacheco- Garcia and Martin Garcia-Rosario, including two that ran away, have been deemed illegal and our currently detained by Border Patrol. The driver already has a pending deportation hearing and the female front seat passenger is a legal US citizen.

Jesus was issued a ticket for unlicensed operation and no seat belt. The front passenger, Janna Marie Smith, 24, of Ransomville was issued a ticket for permitting unlicensed operation.

Stephenson Elementary was notified of the incident after the subjects fled but the subjects ran away from the direction of the school.


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