SAN DIEGOÂ â€” U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the San Ysidro port of entry Monday caught a fugitive that was wanted by authorities on homicide as well as assault with a deadly weapon charges.
â€œCBP officers have a significant responsibility in inspecting every individual entering into the United States to safeguard the American people and our communities,â€ said San Ysidro Port Director Sidney Aki.Â â€œThe officerâ€™s commitment and diligence in this case will ensure that this man will now have to face the serious charges against him.â€
On January 11, at about 3:20 p.m., a man arrived at the San Ysidro pedestrian border crossing, Ped West, and provided his valid Calif. birth certificate as well as an expired Calif. driverâ€™s license to a CBP officer.Â During the inspection, the CBP officer ran a routine query of law enforcement databases and discovered a possible match for an active warrant for his arrest.
Upon further examination his fingerprints confirmed the manâ€™s identity as 31-year-old Victor Manuel Valdovinos, a U.S. citizen.Â The officers confirmed he was the subject of an outstanding warrant for homicide as well as a warrant for assault with a deadly weapon.Â The warrants were issued at the request of the Stanislaus County Sheriffâ€™s Department with bail set at $1 million.
Valdovinos was transported by CBP officials and booked into the San Diego Central Jail to await extradition.