US Marshals Operation Alpha & Omega Underway (Learn More, Video)

The United States Marshals Service for the District of New Mexico has been conducting Operation “Alpha and Omega,” in New Mexico.

The Operation runs from May 15, 2017 – December 31, 2017.

Operation Alpha and Omega will partner the United States Marshals Service in NM with the New Mexico Department of Corrections (NMCD) and local law enforcement agencies across the state in conducting a statewide fugitive gang member operation.

The two primary sources that these felony warrants will come from are, the NMCD – Probation Parole Security Threat Intelligence Unit and the District of New Mexico Federal Probation Office.

These warrants will include, but are not specifically limited to; probation violators, parole retake warrants, and other gang-related fugitives with felony warrants.

(Learn More about the US Marshals Service, courtesy of Shane T. McCoy and YouTube)

Since starting the operation the United States Marshals Service along with its Task Force partners have arrested 28 fugitives with gang connections.

Two notable arrests thus far are the arrests of homicide suspect Robert Sanchez and Escaped fugitive Deonte Winkfield.

Sanchez was arrested on 05/23/2017 after refusing to exit a residence in the 100 block of 60th street NW in Albuquerque. Winkfield was arrested in the 4000 block of Montgomery on 05/04/2017. Winkfield was wanted by the state of Alabama for time owed on a prison sentence.

“All 28 of these arrests symbolize the ongoing success of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Operation Alpha and Omega by demonstrating the ability of the U.S. Marshals Service and its Task force partner’s to capture fugitives that are wanted locally as well as fugitives seeking refuge here in New Mexico,” commented United States Marshal Conrad E. Candelaria.

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

“This Operation will have a profound impact on the safety and wellbeing of New Mexico citizens.” 

Frankie Rivera of Grant County was put on New Mexico’s Most Wanted by the Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team in April 2017.

Fugitive Frankie Rivera (37), is wanted on a Probation Violation for Trafficking Cocaine.

He also has a history Shooting from a Vehicle and Battery on a Household Member. Rivera has a tattoo with the name “Nunie” that might be visible on his neck.

Rivera is a hispanic male who is 37 years of age and could possibly be in Santa Clara.

He is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 230 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair, is affilated with the gang Sureno and is believed to be armed and dangerous.

He has tattoos that say Annie and Robert on his chest & a tattoo of Carlos Rodriguez on his left arm and his neck tattoo says Nunie.

If anyone has information on Rivera, contact Central Dispatch at (575) 388-8840 or the U.S. Marshals Service at (505) 346-6400 or (575) 527-6850.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.


Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined.

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