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Multi-Agency Effort Results in the Arrest of a Providence Man in New York City Wanted for Homicide in Providence

Contact: Major Todd E. Catlow Detective Commander Rhode Island State Police Headquarters 401-444-1005

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety; Marshal Jamie A. Hainsworth, United States Marshal for the District of Rhode Island; and Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Chief of the Providence Police Department announce the arrest of a suspect wanted for homicide in Providence.

On April 3rd, 2013 at 11:00 AM, members of the Rhode Island State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force (VFTF), the United States Marshalls Service for the District of Rhode Island, and the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Felix Olivares, age 20, of 109 Porter Street, Providence, Rhode Island on an arrest warrant from the Providence Police Department for First Degree Murder.

An investigation by the Providence Police Department identified Olivares as a suspect in a homicide that occurred in Providence on Friday, August 9, 2013. Through a multi-agency effort, information was developed by the VFTF that Olivares was believed to be hiding in Brooklyn. This morning, Olivares was tracked to an apartment at 1L 1163 President Street Brooklyn, New York where he was taken into custody without incident.

Olivares will be arraigned in New York (Manhattan) Criminal Court, 100 Centre Street, New York, NY as a Fugitive from Justice pending extradition back to Rhode Island.

Inquires related to the homicide should be directed to the Providence Police Department at (401) 243-6406 extension 6323.

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Department or agency: Rhode Island State Police


Release date: 04-03-2014

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