Sunday, June 15, 2008

Police arrest man wanted by ICE (Worcester Telegram & Gazette News)

Police arrest man wanted by ICE


Sunday, June 15, 2008

LEICESTER— Police are holding a Spencer resident without bail on a federal immigration detainer, two default warrants and charges resulting from a traffic stop.

Tritan Mane, also known as Dritan Manaj, 25, of 42 R. Jones Road, was taken into custody at 1:30 a.m. yesterday after he was stopped for speeding on Route 9 and handed an international driver’s license and an Albanian passport to Officer Scott Brooks. Police Chief James J. Hurley said Officer Brooks determined that the international driver’s license was not valid because of the length of time Mr. Mane has been living in Massachusetts.

Chief Hurley said Mr. Mane was initially charged with speeding and driving without a license. During booking at the police station, his fingerprints were taken using the Police Department’s live-scan fingerprinting system, which automatically sends the prints electronically to state and federal databases for comparison.

Mr. Mane identified himself as Dritan Manaj, but the fingerprint comparison results showed a match with Tritan Mane.

Officers then searched state and federal databases and found two outstanding warrants for his arrest, as well as an outstanding warrant and order to detain issued by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Chief Hurley said Mr. Mane was being held without bail pending arraignment tomorrow in Western Worcester District Court in East Brookfield.

He was charged with speeding, a marked lanes violation, driving with a suspended license, refusing to provide positive identification, providing a false name to avoid prosecution, and providing a false name and Social Security number. He has a default warrant from Westboro District Court for leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving negligently, driving without a license, and a marked lanes violation. He also has a default warrant from Central District Court in Worcester for driving without a license, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, and driving with a suspended registration.

Chief Hurley credited Officers Brooks and Daniel Dyson, who assisted in the investigation, for paying attention to detail while booking Mr. Mane.

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