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'Most Wanted' among 72 fugitives arrested during Oahu sweep

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A U.S. Marshals task force arrested 72 fugitives and cleared 109 outstanding warrants during a four-day sweep on Oahu.

The operation which began on July 16 focused on arresting fugitives wanted for the following crimes: robbery, possession of narcotics, sexual assault, parole and felony probation violation.  

On Tuesday, July 17, officials located and arrested one of Utah County's most wanted fugitive. 33 year-old Lydell Cristobal was taken into custody at a residence in Lahaina Street in Waianae. Cristobal was wanted by the State of Utah for multiple counts of theft by receiving stolen property and unlawful acquisition/possession of transfer card. Cristobal is currently being held at Oahu Community Correctional Center pending extradition to Utah.

On Wednesday, July 18, officials arrested 41 year-old Salt Lake resident Robert Ferrer. Ferrer who was wanted on 3 State warrants eluded authorities by hiding in an attic. Upon learning of his whereabouts, law enforcement officers on scene at the Likini Street residence tried to convince Ferrer to surrender. Ferrer was uncooperative. The Department of Public Safety Sheriffs Division K-9 Unit was eventually called to the scene. Ferrer surrendered after recognizing the presence of the K-9. Ferrer is currently being held at OCCC pending further court proceedings.

The agencies involved in the collaborative initiative include the Honolulu Police Department, Department of Public Safety Sheriffs Division, Hawaii County Police Department, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security- HSI, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Secret Service, Western States Information Network, Federal Protective Services, and the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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