Fugitive trucker arrested at I-19 checkpoint

Fugitive trucker arrested at I-19 checkpoint

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Feb 1, 2014

TUBAC, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Salvador Ibarra, 50, a permanent resident from Mexico, was arrested at the U.S. Border Patrol check point located south of Tucson on Interstate 19.

According to Deputy Daniel Leyva, deputies assigned to the U.S. Marshals led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force received information from the San Diego Fugitive Task Force requesting assistance.

The San Diego Fugitive Task Force was contacted by the San Diego District Attorney’s Office and was requested to assist in locating Ibarra, who is an over the road truck driver.

Deputies and taskforce officers assigned to Violent Offender Task Force in Tucson headed south towards the Nogales and Rio Rico areas after they received information that Ibarra was in the area working as a truck driver.

Marshals immediately contacted law enforcement agencies in the area including the U.S. Border Patrol, in hopes of locating Ibarra.

Ibarra was spotted by Marshals traveling northbound on I-19. An arrest team was in place at the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, where Ibarra was arrested without incident.

Ibarra is charged with six counts of criminal threats; two counts of making criminal threats; and three counts of making an annoying phone call. The charges stem from many years of repeated harassing and threatening phone calls to various State of California government employees with the majority of the phone calls pertaining to child support and irreconcilable differences between
Ibarra and his child’s mother.

Ibarra was transported to the Santa Cruz County Detention Center by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department where he will remain pending his extradition back to the State of California to answer to his charges.

Ina Ronquillo

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Ina received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.