Concord, NH – A short time ago, Fugitive of the Week, Eddie Cepeda was
arrested at an apartment located on E. Main Street in Amsterdam, New
York. Eddie Cepeda, 44, who was last known to live in Manchester, NH, was wanted
on an arrest warrant issued by the NH State Parole Board for parole
violations. Cepeda is on parole due to his sentences for a robbery and
two burglary convictions.
As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Cepeda was selected to
be featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on June 19th. The “Fugitive of the
Week” is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua
Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat and is prominently featured on
the internet. The “Fugitive of the Week” has been a very successful tool
that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its
implementation in 2007.
Investigators in New Hampshire received several tips in this investigation,
which led them to several different addresses in Manchester, NH. Through
this investigation, additional information was developed indicating that
Cepeda was likely in the State of New York living with family members. This
information was sent to the U.S. Marshals out of the Albany, NY office,
which followed up on this lead. Early this morning, members of the U.S.
Marshals Fugitive Task Force in New York, along with the Amsterdam Police
Department checked a family member’s apartment on East Main Street in
Amsterdam, NY, where Cepeda was ultimately located and arrested without
incident. The Amsterdam Police Department took custody of Cepeda and is
charging him with being a fugitive from justice on the outstanding NH
State Parole warrant. Cepeda will appear in court today in NY and will be
held in a New York jail pending his return to the New Hampshire State
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002,
these partnerships have resulted in over 5,523 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.
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