Illegal immigrant 27-year-old Erubia Moreno escaped from the custody of U.S. Border Patrol early Thursday when the agency’s transport vehicle slowed at the intersection of State Route 95 and Swanson Ave.
Lake Havasu City Police Department said it is unknown how Moreno disengaged the locking mechanism of the vehicle to escape. A search was conducted in that area but to no avail.
Moreno recently was contacted by Border Patrol during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 and determined to be an illegal immigrant. During arrest, a fight ensued and Moreno suffered minor cuts to his arms and knees. In the end, Moreno was successfully restrained.
Moreno last was seen wearing pants (color unknown) and a red shirt. He is described as having three rows, or strips, shaved into his full beard. Moreno was travelling from Austin, Texas, to California when he was stopped by Border Patrol.
At this time, there is no information suggesting Moreno poses a threat to citizens but he is wanted by Border Patrol. Any information pertaining to the whereabouts of Moreno can be provided by Border Patrol at 760-921-7001, or to the local police at 928-855-1171.
Anonymous tips can be called into Lake Havasu Silent Witness at 928-854-TIPS (8477). Citizens also can utilize the department’s anonymous text messaging tip service by texting LHCPD and your message to CRIMES or 274637. Furthermore, tips can be anonymously submitted online at www.tipsoft.com or via the “TipSubmit” mobile application of iPhone- and Android-type smart phones.