EXCLUSIVE: Mystery State Department Phone Thief Is Being Kept In Hospital Custody

Joel Enriquez-Bueno is the mysterious man who stands accused of stealing phones and other electronic equipment after breaking into U.S. State Department offices in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia on the same day.

Big League Politics has obtained Joel Enriquez-Bueno’s custody records, which show the 42-year old is being held at a “Hospital/Medical Treatment Facility” by the Arlington County Sheriff’s Department.

The suspect is listed as “Unsupervised,” but the Arlington County Sheriff’s Department told a BLP source that the suspect is “in a secure facility and supervised,” according to our source.

“Joel Enriquez-Bueno” appears in previous court records as an illegal alien who was caught illegally existing in the United States. On the current Arlington County custody records, the suspect is listed as “White.”


BLP reported on January 12:

The man who was arrested for stealing phones out of two State Department offices remains a man of mystery at this time.

Joel Enriquez-Bueno, listed as 42 years of age, allegedly broke into U.S. State Department offices in both Arlington, Virginia and also Washington, D.C. and stole cellphones and other “electronic equipment,” according to the Washington Post. The paper reported that Enriquez-Bueno attempted to sell his stolen goods. The Post also reported that Enriquez-Bueno has “no known fixed address.”

Enriquez-Bueno was arrested for the following crimes: grand larceny, grand larceny with intent to sell, breaking and entering, giving a false identity to police.

How did this happen? And who is Joel Enriquez-Bueno?

BLP reported on January 31:

The man who was arrested for breaking in and stealing phones at two State Department offices is believed to be an illegal alien with a criminal history who was previously apprehended crossing the southern border.

Civilian data reveals that “Joel Enriquez-Bueno” is an illegal alien who used fake Social Security and welfare cards, and has a history of arrests and deportation.

The Washington Post named Enriquez-Bueno after he was arrested for breaking in and stealing phones and other “electronic equipment” from State Department offices in both Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia on the same day. He was charged with these crimes: grand larceny, grand larceny with intent to sell, breaking and entering, giving a false identity to police.

The suspect had “no known fixed address,” according to the Post.

The Western District of Texas El Paso Division has the 2016 District Court complaint for United States of America v. Enriquez-Bueno, Joel. He was charged under 8 USC 1326:

“Being an alien to the United States, enter, attempt to enter, and was found in the United States after having been previously excluded, deported, and removed from the United States without receiving permission to reapply for admission to the United States from the Attorney General of the United States and the Secretary of Homeland Security, the successor pursuant to Title 6, United States Code, Sections 202(3), 202(4), and 557.”

Investigator Steve Salvi, founder of Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC, obtained court records showing prior arrests for the suspect, but a judge only granted him some of the documents on the illegal alien.

“According to court records, he is an illegal alien with no known address, no money, but able to get multiple past arrest charges for assault from 2013 dismissed in New Jersey. In 2016 he was caught in possession with an illegally issued New York State Benefit card and U.S. Social Security card. Any individual, prosecutor, or city found violating the law by providing him sanctuary, should be prosecuted,” Salvi said in a statement provided to Big League Politics.

“Any breach of security is bad. If State Department security was breached by a foreign national, it doesn’t get worse. This breach could have resulted in espionage, a shooting, or bombing in addition to theft of devices that may contain sensitive if not classified information.”

“This should be a wake up call not only for State but those who also oppose border infrastructure, call to abolish ICE, and create sanctuaries for criminal illegal aliens like Joel Enriquez-Bueno. ”

“It’s time our public officials stop ignoring the lessons of 9-11 and take homeland security and immigration law enforcement seriously,” Salvi stated.

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