A 33-year-old British Columbia man was arrested on a King County fugitive warrant earlier this week while trying to cross the U.S.-Canada border at the Blaine Peace Arch Port of Entry.
Michael Thomas Vareschi, of Prince George, was booked on suspicion of a first-degree child molestation and domestic violence charges.
Vareschi arrived at the Blaine border crossing on a Greyhound bus headed for Vancouver and a systems check in the National Crime Information Center showed he had fugitive warrants out of King County, according to a Customs and Border Protection news release.
Vareschi was arrested by the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and later transferred to King County.
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“CBP officers are diligent in apprehending dangerous individuals and keeping them out of our neighborhoods,” said Area Port Director Kenneth L. Williams in a prepared statement. “This suspected child molester is off the streets thanks to the great work and tireless efforts of our officers.”