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Public Enemy No. 1 arrested in Pocatello

By Pat Reavy | Posted - Feb. 21, 2011 at 9:38 a.m.



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POCATELLO, Idaho — One of the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit's most wanted was arrested Sunday.

David Andrew Fink, 33, was arrested in Pocatello, Idaho, without incident in his sister's driveway by U.S. Marshals, said Deputy U.S. Marshal Rick Simonelli.

Investigators believe Fink had been in the area just a couple of days. Police were notified after Fink was spotted at the Walmart in Pocatello. Simonelli said when a stranger like Fink, who is a member of a white supremacist gang and has several conspicuous tattoos including a mask on his throat, is in a place like Pocatello, "word travels pretty quickly. People start figuring out who you are."

Simonelli said residents discovered Fink had a federal warrant out for his arrest by finding him on the Internet and called authorities.

Over the past three weeks, investigators had received reports that Fink was in places like Arizona and Mexico.

"He was moving around a lot, trying to avoid us," Simonelli said. "He knew we were looking for him."

Fink was wanted for federal probation violation. His previous crimes included arrests for simple assault, aggravated assault, robbery, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a dangerous weapon, forgery, and cocaine possession.

E-mail: preavy@desnews.com

Pat Reavy

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