For Immediate Release
|February 21, 2013||Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire, (603) 225-1632|
|Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force|
Concord, NH – ‘Fugitive of the Week’ Steven Spolidoro, 36 formerly of Hampton, NH was arrested this morning by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force from Massachusetts. Spolidoro was located and arrested at a Boston area drug rehabilitation facility after a two month long investigation.
The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was requested by the North Hampton Police Department to assist in this investigation in the middle of December. The North Hampton Police Department had an arrest warrant for Spolidoro alleging that he committed an armed robbery of a Home Depot in North Hampton, NH on November 26, 2012. During this robbery, Spolidoro was reportedly confronted by a store employee about multiple items that he had concealed on his person. Spolidoro then pulled a knife and threatened to stab the employee.
As part of this investigation, Spolidoro was aired as the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force’s weekly feature known as the 'Fugitive of the Week' on January 3, 2013. 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. Spolidoro was also recently added to the Seacoast Crime Stoppers web site for additional public awareness of this case.
This investigation took members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force from both NH and Massachusetts back and forth across state lines following numerous leads. These leads were continually developed, which led investigators to the drug rehabilitation facility this morning where Spolidoro was arrested without incident.
Spolidoro was turned over to the Massachusetts State Police to be charged as a fugitive from justice on the outstanding North Hampton, NH arrest warrant. Spolidoro is expected to be held pending his initial court appearance and transfer back to New Hampshire.
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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