O.B. police aid ICE in arresting fugitive wanted for murder

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Dorvino Rocha Ribeiro, was wanted for murder in Brazil, was arrested on Martha's Vineyard by Oak Bluffs police. — Courtesy Oak Bluffs Police Depar

Oak Bluffs Police assisted U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in tracking down a Brazilian national on the Island who was wanted for murder in his homeland.

On Thursday, May 3, ICE contacted the Oak Bluffs Police Department, saying the man, Dorvino Rocha Ribeiro, also known as Luciano Rocha, 47, was possibly living on the Vineyard, according to a post on the Police Department’s Facebook page.

On Wednesday, May 9, Oak Bluffs Police allegedly spotted Ribeiro working on a roof on Linton Avenue, the post states. ICE was alerted, and later that day, agents arrested him at the Linton Avenue residence without incident, the post states. He was taken off-Island that afternoon.

Police had no further information about the investigation Wednesday, and ICE officials did not immediately return calls seeking comment.