Feb. 22, 2009
San Jose Police report that on Monday Feb. 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm, accused child molester Daniel Lopez Ponce walked into the Santa Clara County Jail and surrendered to authorities after being featured in the Fugitive Watch Newspaper and website www.fugitive.com.
The San Jose Police Department was seeking Daniel Lopez Ponce on a warrant charging him with 12 counts of child molest. According to Detective Tanaya Rose, Ponce was believed to be evading police and living out of his motor home.
Today, Fugitive Watch received a tip that Ponce was hiding out at the El Buen Pastor Church on Dobern Ave near South Jackson Ave. in east San Jose. The information was given to Detective Rose. She responded to the church and found his motor home had been “tucked away on the side of the church and was not in view of the street”. She then determined that Ponce had turned himself in at the county jail. Detective Rose informed us “I have no doubt that this was due to his
exposure on Fugitive Watch! Thank you!!”
This is 1,066th capture for Fugitive Watch since we began in 1992.
Fugitive Watch Television is the 18-year-old brainchild of San Jose police officers Steve Ferdin and Scott Castruita and has been described by many as a San Francisco bay area version of America’s Most Wanted. Fugitive Watch is the first program of it’s kind and was pioneered right here in San José by San José police officers. The City of San José enjoys the distinction of being the only city in the United States that has such an extensive and successful program like Fugitive Watch. Fugitive Watch has been endorsed by every San José police chief and has been credited with over 1,066 captures or solving of crimes.
Fugitive Watch has successfully blended law enforcement, local business and corporate sponsors and the community into a successful and effective crime-fighting tool that has empowered the community to strike back at crime from the safety of their very own living rooms. Fugitive Watch is one of the longest running local cable TV programs in television history with a dedicated and loyal viewership.
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