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For Immediate Release

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December 19, 2012 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire, (603) 225-1632
NH 'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested in Methuen, Massachusetts

Concord, NH - This morning ‘Fugitive of the Week’, Adalberto Miranda was arrested at a residence in in Methuen, Massachusetts. This arrest was made by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force from both NH and Massachusetts, including; U.S. Marshals, Belknap & Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Offices, and a task force member from the Cambridge Police Department.

Adalberto Miranda, 33 whose last known address had been in Nashua, NH had been wanted on an outstanding Federal arrest warrant for Supervised Release Violations since November 30, 2012. This warrant was issued out of the U.S. District Court in Concord, NH Miranda was on supervised release as part of a court ordered sentence for the offense of Distribution of Cocaine Base (“Crack”).

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force from Massachusetts had developed information indicating that fugitive Adalberto Miranda was in the area of Phillips Street in Methuen, Mass. This morning, members of the task force went to a residence that was a known relative of Miranda on Phillips Street. Miranda was located and arrested without any incident.

Today, as part of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force’s investigation, Miranda was aired in the weekly feature known as the 'Fugitive of the Week'. The 'Fugitive of the Week' is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, the Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph and is prominently featured on the internet. The arrest of Miranda occurred just as the ‘Fugitive of the Week’ was being broadcast this morning on WTPL-FM.

After Miranda’s arrest, he was transported directly to the U.S. District Court in Concord, NH for processing and his initial court appearance on his outstanding warrant.

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.

U.S. Marshals – District of New Hampshire – http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/nh/index.html

U.S. Marshals – District of Massachusetts – http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/ma/index.html

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

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