Multi-agency operation nets fugitive in Yuma hotel

Multi-agency operation nets fugitive in Yuma hotel
Francisco Armando “Pancho” Guerrero, 42, was arrested in Yuma on Sept. 29. (Source: Customs and Border Protection)

YUMA, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Members of Wellton Station’s Integrated Targeting Team with assistance from other law enforcement agencies, arrested 42-year-old Francisco Armando “Pancho” Guerrero who was wanted on a federal probation violation Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Guerrero’s federal probation violation originated from a previous charge of “high speed flight” from the Interstate 8 immigration checkpoint.

The U.S. Marshals Service, the Border Patrol, the Department of Public Safety and Yuma Police Department took part in the operation that culminated in Guerrero’s arrest at around 7:30 p.m. at a hotel in Yuma.

According to information from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Guerrero has an extensive criminal history, which includes traffic violations, burglary, fraud, drug and paraphernalia possession, hit-and-run, and human and narcotics smuggling.

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