Operation Blood Drive Fugitive Turns Himself in to the Newburgh Police Department
|FBI New York May 25, 2010|
Today, Brandon Jackson, an associate of the Bloods street gang in Newburgh, NY, turned himself in to the Newburgh Police Department. Jackson has been on the run since May 13, 2010, when the FBI’s Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force (HVSSTF) conducted a major law enforcement operation in Newburgh. Seventy-eight gang members were indicted in the Southern District of New York on various federal charges, and starting in the early morning hours of May 13, over 500 law enforcement personnel carried out a major arrest operation. Seventy-four of the seventy-eight subjects have now been captured or turned themselves in.
“Since the wanted posters went out to the media, 10 of the 14 fugitives have surrendered or been captured. The pressure is on, but we won’t rest until we have 78 out of 78,” said FBI Special Agent Jim Gagliano, supervisor of the HVSSTF.
The FBI and the HVSSTF are searching for the remaining fugitives and seek the public’s assistance.
The fugitives’ pictures have been placed on the Clear Channel digital billboard in Times Square and have appeared prominently in the local press.
“The public’s awareness of these fugitives has been raised by seeing their pictures on the web, in the news, and on the billboards. The public can play a valuable role in tracking down them down. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is requested to call the FBI at 212-384-5000 or the local police,” said Special Agent Richard Kolko.
The Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force is comprised of agents and law enforcement officers from DOJ (SDNY); City of Newburgh PD; New York State Police; Orange County D.A.’s Office; Orange County Sheriff’s Office; ATF; ICE; USMS; NYS Dept. of Corrections; City of Middletown PD; Town of Newburgh PD; Town of New Windsor PD; Village of Monticello PD; City of Poughkeepsie PD; Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office; Beacon Police Department; Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office; and NYS Department of Parole.
Photo of Brandon Jackson in Times Square, NY
Photo credit: Clear Channel Outdoor