Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Three Face Illegal Immigration Charges Following City Stop

The Post-Journal

Three people were charged with being illegal immigrants Saturday.

Santos F. Segundo-Matias, 33, of Mexico; Jose L. Tapia-Sanchez, 32, of Mexico; and Jose Cruz-Lopez, 31, of Columbus, Ohio, and Mexico, were all charged at 1:29 a.m. Saturday with being in the United States illegally.

According to Jamestown Police, a vehicle was seen driving on East Second Street nears James Street, failing to keep right and crossing the fog line. The vehicle was pulled over on East Second Street near Niagara Street.

Three Hispanic men were found in the vehicle and all were allegedly found to be intoxicated. Multiple open and closed beer containers were allegedly found throughout the vehicle. The three men were reportedly staying at a hotel in Falconer and were in the area installing tile.

According to police, it was believed that the three men were in the country illegally. The U.S. Border Patrol was contacted and the three men were taken to the Jamestown City jail pending charges. The Border Patrol arrived at the city jail and found that the men were in fact illegal aliens.

No charges were pursued from the incident and the three men were released into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, of Erie, Pa.