SWIFT Task Force Arrests Two of New Mexico’s Most Wanted

Deputy U.S. Marshals assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service South West Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force arrested fugitives Damon Hatanaka and Kenneth Alcon.

Both fugitives were featured on the U.S. Marshals New Mexico Most Wanted Program.

Both fugitives were also wanted for allegedly committing violent felonies.

Alcon was wanted by the Bloomfield Police Department for a felony warrant of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon while Hatanaka was wanted by Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Conrad E. Candelaria, United States Marshal
Conrad E. Candelaria, United States Marshal

Alcon was tracked down across multiple local jurisdictions and safely apprehended on Sanchez rd in Bloomfield, NM while Hatanaka was apprehended on Gun Club Rd. in southwest Albuquerque, NM.

The SWIFT Task Force officers involved in the fugitive investigation and arrest represent the Bloomfield Police Department, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, the New Mexico State Police, ICE, and the U.S. Marshal’s Office.

United States Marshal Conrad E. Candelaria said, “with no coincidence, Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers partnered from various agencies and across several jurisdictions to pursue two dangerous and violent fugitives.

The arrests of both was a culmination of many hours or surveillance, intelligence sources and exhaustive grass-root police work that led to the apprehension of both fugitives, which in no small measure our New Mexico communities are much safer with both of them incarcerated”.


The United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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