SAN JOSE, CA – Karim Wills, 40, was arrested in Hayward, CA at an apartment complex by US Marshals and partnering law enforcement agencies. Mr. Wills is wanted by the Salinas Police Department for armed robbery of a convenience store that occurred in 2006. WILLS is a featured fugitive on the Northern California’s Most Wanted website.
On February 6, 2014, members of the U.S. Marshal led Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force (PSWRFTF), alongside Salinas Police Department, surrounded an apartment complex in the 25200 block of Carlos Bee Blvd. Hayward, CA. While conducting surveillance within the apartment complex, investigators noticed Mr. Wills walking through the complex towards a vehicle. Task Force members moved in, surrounded Mr. Wills, and arrested him without incident. Mr. Wills was transported to the Alameda County Jail where he will await extradition back to Monterey County.
Donald O'Keefe, the U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of California stated, “This is the kind of arrest that shows the U.S. Marshals and their partners will not stop searching, will not stop looking, will not stop asking questions until they bring men like Mr. Wills to justice. I'd like to thank all of our partners for their help in this capture.”
The U.S. Marshals Service is the primary federal agency charged with conducting fugitive investigations throughout the United States and abroad. The U.S. Marshals Service regularly works in concert with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sex offenders, and has established task forces throughout the nation to facilitate the apprehension of fugitives. To find information on fugitive’s currently being sought by the U.S. Marshals in Northern California, or to submit a tip on the whereabouts of a fugitive, please visit: http://northerncaliforniamostwanted.org