Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Two Foreign National Criminals Arrested in St. George (KCSG-UT)

Two Foreign National Criminals Arrested in St. George
by John Heppler, Contributor

(St. George, UT) - St. George Police officers in cooperation with Special Agents of Home Security Investigations arrested two El Salvadorian criminal alien fugitives with ties to transnational gangs Sunday, May 22, 2011.

Luis Antonio Cano, 40, and Juan Carlos Candray, 23, of St. George were arrested and booked into the Washington County Purgatory correctional facility.

The case is related to an ongoing investigation by St. George Police and Homeland Security Investigation’s concerning fraudulent identity and security threats in the St. George area. The suspects came to the attention of law enforcement as possible instigators of multiple disorderly incidents reported at the soccer fields in the Little Valley area. Both suspects were previously deported. Cano has been convicted of numerous violent crimes including assault of a police officer and assault by a prisoner. Police learned the men had likely used false identification to obtain employment and other benefits in the St. George area.

Detectives located Cano and Candray as they were traveling to the soccer fields early Sunday morning. Their investigation led to a residence on the 1500 West block of 1400 North in St. George. Several forged identification documents were found including social security cards, a resident alien card, and a permanent resident card along with financial documents showing monetary value was obtained by the identity theft.

Cano and Candray were arrested and charged with one count of 2nd degree felony identify theft, a 2nd degree felony, as a result of $5,000.00 earned from working under another person's identity. Additionally, each was charged with two counts of 3rd degree felony based upon possession of a forged document. Bond for the pair was set at $20,000.00 each and a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer was placed on both suspects. Detectives with the Washington County Area Gang Task Force assisted with the apprehension of these two suspects.

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