Law enforcement agencies nationwide had a banner week from April 4 through 10, running rampant across the country in a mad dash to snatch up fugitives with outstanding felony warrants. The operation was labeled FALCON (Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally), and resulted in a total of 10,340 arrests of fugitives. Locally, 44 fugitives were arrested in Ada, Canyon and Owyhee counties, on charges ranging from financial fraud to vehicular manslaughter to failing to register as a sexual offender.
One such fugitive, 66-year-old Alexander Ricardo Davis, was apprehended on April 7 in Meridian on an outstanding charge of sexual abuse of a minor under 16 years old. He was one of 553 sex offenders nabbed nationally, and had a robust 50-year criminal record, including 14 convictions for such crimes as attempted murder, robbery, buglary and interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle.
"This was an enormous challenge that produced the largest number of arrests ever recorded by a single operation," said U.S. Marshal Patrick E. McDonald of the District of Idaho. The operation coincided with the beginning of the Department of Justice's "National Crime Victims' Rights Week."