May 12, 2010
U.S. Marshals Recover Missing Girl and Arrest Man Charged in her Disappearance
Charges stem from incident in York County
Harrisburg, PA – U.S. Marshal Michael R. Regan announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Jonathan Luis Torres-Caraballo in Millville, New Jersey.
Torres-Caraballo was being sought by the West Manchester Township Police Department (York County).
In early May 2010, a 16-year old girl from West Manchester Township was reported as a runaway by her parents. An investigation determined the juvenile female may be with a 20-year old male, later identified as Jonathan Torres-Caraballo. Further investigation determined that the minor was being held against her will.
On May 7, the West Manchester Police Department obtained an arrest warrant against Torres-Caraballo, charging him with:
1 count of Interference with the Custody of a Child – felony
1 count of Concealment of the Whereabouts of a Child – felony
This fugitive case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. U.S. Marshals developed investigative leads in New Jersey, which were provided to the USMS New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NY/NJ RFTF).
On May 12 while conducting surveillance, U.S. Marshals spotted Torres-Caraballo outside of a residence in Millville, New Jersey. At approximately 3:00PM, the USMS NY/NJ RFTF made entry into the residence, where Torres-Caraballo was arrested. The missing girl was recovered at the scene.
Torres-Caraballo was turned over to New Jersey authorities for processing on the outstanding Pennsylvania charges. The girl was taken to a local New Jersey State Police barracks, where she will await the arrival of her parents from York County.
E/LA U.S. Marshals Graduates over 100 Charter School students from its Gang Resistance education and training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program
New Orleans, LA – On Monday May 10, 2010 a graduation ceremony was held for over one-hundred 5th and 6th grade students from Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in New Orlean’s Lower Ninth Ward. The students recently completed the Eastern District of Louisiana United States Marshals sponsored Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T) Program.
The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum. The program’s primary objective is to reduce gang violence through classroom instruction and various learning activities. The program’s instruction focuses on helping youths avoid gang membership, prevent violence and criminal activity, develop a positive relationship with law enforcement, and teach life skills.
The event was attended by the graduates, school’s faculty, family members and some special invited guests. Some of the notable guests include: Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School Principal Dr. Doris Roche’-Hicks; United States Marshal Genny May, FBI Special Agent in Charge Dave Welker, New Orleans Police Department Director of Compliance John Bryson and Anne McKinley of the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office.
The guest speakers for the event were Jeff Charleston, defensive end of the New Orleans Saints and Leigh Torrence, cornerback of the New Orleans Saints. The speakers provided the graduates with inspirational words as well as took pictures and signed autographs for them.
For further information about G.R.E.A.T. contact the U.S. Marshals Service E/LA at (504)589-6079 Dial 1 or visit the G.R.E.A.T. website at www.great-online.org. For further information on the U.S. Marshals Service visit www.usmarshals.gov.