The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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September 20, 2013

Albion man arrested is illegal alien

Medina Journal-Register — A man wanted in Michigan was arrested by the Orleans County Major Felony Crimes Task Force on Thursday.

The Task Force, after receiving information about an individual wanted for a shooting in another state, was aided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Office of Enforcement and Removal Operation and the Albion Police Department.

Together they stopped an individual on West Bank Street in the Village of Albion and determined that he was wanted for aggravated assault using a firearm in the state of Michigan and was an illegal alien that was deported twice by U.S. Immigration and Customs, once in 2009 and once in 2010. A search at the subject’s residence, located at 129 West Academy St. in Albion, produced a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, ammunition, and a fraudulent alien registration card and social security card.

The operation ended with the arrest with Leonel Lopez-Alvarado, 30, of 129 West Academy St., Albion. He was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, and one count each of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon as a non-US citizen.

Lopez-Alvarado was arraigned in Albion Town Court and was committed to the Orleans County Jail on $5,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to return at 9 a.m. on Sept. 24 to Albion Town Court.

He is also being held on a detainer filed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is facing numerous federal charges, including illegal re-entry into the United States. Lopez-Alvarado also faces extradition to the state of Michigan for aggravated assault with a firearm.

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