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For Immediate Release

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December 18, 2012 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
Allenstown Robbery Suspect Found Hiding in a Basement by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Leading to Two Arrests

Concord, NH – This morning, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Allenstown New Hampshire fugitive, Chrystal Bilodeau hiding in the basement of a Manchester, NH home.

Chrystal Bilodeau, 32 whose last known address had been in Rollinsford, NH was wanted by the Allenstown Police Department for allegedly committing a strong-armed robbery of the Bi-Wise Market on December 9th. Upon the issuance of the arrest warrant, the Allenstown Police Department requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force in locating and arresting Bilodeau.

Over the course of this investigation in several areas of the state, information was developed indicating that Bilodeau was possibly staying with an associate in the 300 block of Kelly Street in Manchester, NH. Investigators located Bilodeau’s vehicle in the area and observed that she had switched license plates on the vehicle in an attempt to trick law enforcement. Once contact was made at the residence, the occupants delayed opening the door which allowed Bilodeau time to secrete herself in the basement. Members of the task force quickly located Bilodeau hiding behind a water heater and arrested her without further incident.

During this arrest another occupant of the residence, Carlos Claudio, 35 was identified as a felon and was found to be in possession of both controlled substances and firearms. Claudio is currently being held by members of the task force on charges of Possession of a Controlled Drug and being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Bilodeau was transported directly to the Allenstown Police Department for processing and holding pending her initial court appearance in Hooksett District Court. Claudio was transported to the Rockingham County Jail for processing on the weapon and drug offenses prior to his initial court appearance.

This investigation was a cooperative effort of several agencies participating in the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force including; the U.S. Marshals, Allenstown Police Department, along with members from the Belknap, Rockingham, Strafford, & Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Offices.

Lt. Paul Paquette of the Allenstown Police Department said “He wanted to thank all the members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force for their cooperative effort and quick response to arrest Bilodeau.” U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr. said “that he couldn’t be happier with the efforts of all of our task force partners. The efforts shown today reflect the hard work that they do each and every day!”

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 4,392 arrests. These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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