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For Immediate Release

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October 21, 2016 Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-1632
'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested in Massachusetts by Marshals Fugitive Task Force
NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH - Early this morning, two time “Fugitive of the Week,” Derek S. Camerato, 22, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in South Boston, Massachusetts. Camerato was wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants. The first warrant was issued by Belknap County for Camerato’s failure to appear on a burglary charge. The second arrest warrant was issued by Hillsborough County for his failure to appear on 3 counts of assault on a corrections officer.

As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Camerato was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on two separate occasions. The first was on May 5th and a follow-up feature was done on August 17th. The “Fugitive of the Week” was aired on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Manchester Information, The Manchester Ink Link and 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.

The two “Fugitive of the Week” features did provide some leads, but it was the hard work of several determined task force officers that developed the information that led to today’s arrest. Camerato was arrested without incident at a residence on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston early this morning. Mr. Camerato has been charged as a fugitive from justice based on the outstanding NH arrest warrants. Camerato is expected to be held at the Suffolk County Jail pending his return to NH, where he will face his outstanding charges in both Hillsborough and Belknap Counties.

This arrest was made by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force from both NH and MA, along with task force officers from Belknap & Hillsborough County, MA State Police, Boston Police and deputy US Marshals.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 6,539 arrests (Updated as of 10/18/2016).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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