BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Niagara Falls officials say two men with felony warrants issued by the Pennsylvania State Police were taken into custody following a police pursuit that started in Niagara Falls and ended in Buffalo.
On August 3 officials located a vehicle with Pennsylvania license plates on John B. Daly Boulevard. The driver was identified as 31-year-old Richard Reiss and NFPD attempted a traffic stop but the vehicle fled.
#VIDEO Yesterday, a @CBPAMO air crew from the Buffalo Air Unit conducted surveillance partnering w/@NiagaraFallsPD & agents from @USBPChiefBUN as they apprehend 2 suspects. The pair has felony warrants by @PAStatePolice. 1 suspect in custody is also a convicted Sex Offender. pic.twitter.com/TU0SOzZDry— CBP AMO Regional Director Northern Border (@CBPAMORegDirN) August 4, 2020
NFPD continued its pursuit until other agencies took over as the vehicle continued into Grand Island.
The vehicle came to a stop on Niagara Street in Buffalo, Reiss and 34-year-old Dewayne Shields were taken into custody without incident by U.S. Border Patrol and turned over to NFPD.
#USBPBuffaloSector & AMO assist in arresting two persons with extensive criminal history is a great example of our important relationship with state & local law enforcement. All law enforcement must work together to keep our country and communities safe. #HonorFirst @CBPBuffalo https://t.co/9NuKD4LrIn pic.twitter.com/Ws9H3PST2i— Chief Patrol Agent (@USBPChiefBUN) August 4, 2020
A CBP Air and Marine Operations aircraft assisted in the pursuit.
“This is a great example of the excellent relationship the U.S. Border Patrol has with the state and local law enforcement.” said Eduardo Payan, Chief Patrol Agent for the Buffalo Sector. “We will always work together to protect our country and communities."
PA State Police are expected to extradite both parties involved, according to officials.