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For Immediate Release

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March 04, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White, District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
NH Marshals "Fugitive of the Week" Arrested by Methuen Police

Concord, NH – “Fugitive of the Week” David Macrae, 38 most recently of Salem, NH was arrested Thursday morning by members of the Methuen Massachusetts Police Department. Macrae was located and arrested at a Methuen bank, as he was attempting to cash a fraudulent check. An alert teller contacted police after becoming suspicious about the check that had been submitted to be cashed. Fortunately due to a speedy response by the Methuen Police Department, not only did they arrest a person for trying to pass a fraudulent check, but soon realized they had arrested a U.S. Marshal’s “Fugitive of the Week”.

The U.S. Marshals, New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force was originally contacted by the NH Department of Corrections Probation and Parole division to assist in the location and arrest of David Macrae. Macrae was wanted on multiple outstanding arrest warrants, including the Parole Violation stemming from his earlier convictions for Larceny and an Escape warrant issued by the Salem (NH) Police Department. While on the lam, Macrae is alleged to have continued his criminal activities resulting in several additional arrest warrants being issued for vehicle theft and other thefts and frauds.

As part of this investigation, Macrae was aired as the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force’s weekly feature known as the “Fugitive of the Week” on February 21, 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.

This investigation required the cooperative assistance of numerous law enforcement agencies from both NH and Massachusetts. Information was being readily shared between agencies including; Salem (NH) Police, Rockingham County Sheriff’s, Haverhill, Mass. Police Department, the Methuen Mass. Police Department and most other law enforcement agencies throughout the area. This created a virtual net which was used to safely arrest Macrae.

Macrae was arrested and processed by the Methuen Mass. Police Department and was charged as a fugitive from justice on the outstanding NH warrants and charged with the several outstanding Massachusetts warrants. Macrae is expected to be held pending his initial court appearance and eventual 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.

U.S. Marshals Service NH – Fugitive of the Week - http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/nh/fugitives/fow/

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

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