The Denver Police Department has been doing such a good job of rounding up criminals on its recently announced roster of fifty most-wanted fugitives -- click to see the entire mug-shot gallery -- that it's losing track of the numbers.
Yesterday, the department announced that it had captured No. 27, Mandi M. Sanchez, and No. 5, Clay Garcia-Baeza. Actually, though, Garcia-Baeza was No. 4 -- and given how hard he undoubtedly worked to hit that spot, don't shortchange him, okay? (Information about other listees captured to date is available here.)
Now, however, the DPD has put out a call for someone who didn't make the final cut: Jacob Joseph Medina, formally identified as a sexually violent predator. Get more information about him, and check out photos and details about the capture of Sanchez and Garcia-Baeza below:
The Fugitive Location Apprehension Group (FLAG) along with several other Metro Area Law Enforcement agencies are continuing to look for the fugitives identified on the 50 Most Wanted list. Yesterday, Mandi M. Sanchez (# 27) was arrested in Denver in the 1300 block of Downing Street, without incident. She had an active warrant out of Jefferson County for Forgery, Vehicle Theft and various drug charges. Clay Garcia-Baeza (#5) was arrested last night in the 4300 block of West Florida Avenue. Garcia-Baeza was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued from Jefferson County for Distribution of Drugs.
Officers are making great progress this year and have already apprehending 14 of the 50 Most Wanted with in a short period of time. There are 36 fugitives that still remain at-large. We are still in need of the public's assistance in bringing these individuals to justice.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of any wanted fugitive, please contact your local police department. If you wish to remain anonymous you may do so by contacting Crime Stoppers. You can reach Crime Stoppers by visiting their website at www.metro-denvercrimestoppers.com or by calling their 24- hour tip line at (720) 913-STOP (7867) or text CRIMES (274637). If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash award up to $2,000.
Wanted Sexually Violent Predator
Jacob Joseph Medina (03/11/84)
WM, 6'2", 210 lbs, Black hair, Brown eyes
Tattoos on face and sleeved arms
Wanted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender (case #10-5003357)
The suspect was convicted of Criminal Attempt Sexual Assault on a Child in April 2004 in Denver District Court. The suspect was later convicted of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender in Denver District Court and then designated as a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) in September 2009 by the Colorado Board of Parole. Medina was last know address was 1525 Valentia Street (Shepard's Motel).
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jacob Joseph Medina, please contact your local police department. If you wish to remain anonymous you may do so by contacting Crime Stoppers. You can reach Crime Stoppers by visiting their website at www.metro-denvercrimestoppers.com or by calling their 24 tip line at 720-913-STOP (7867). If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash award up to $2,000.00.