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For Immediate Release

Contact:
December 28, 2016 Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of New Hampshire (603) 225-632
U.S. Marshals 'Fugitive of the Week' Program
Leads to the Arrest of 44 Fugitives in 2016
NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH - In 2007, the United States Marshals Service partnered with Peter St. James and the “NH Wake Up Show” to create the “Fugitive of the Week” program for the State of New Hampshire. The success of this program over the years has continued to grow both in the number of arrests and the number of partners spanning all media styles from radio, print, web and television.

The staff of the United States Marshals Service wants to extend their thanks to all of our media partners for their continuing support to make this program a huge success. A special thank you goes out to Peter St. James, Jim Fronk & WTPL “The Pulse” for being visionaries in the success of the “Fugitive of the Week” program back in 2007, and continuing to be great advocates for law enforcement to this day.

Most important to this program are the endless number of tipsters that have provided a lot of valuable information that has directly resulted in the numerous successful arrests of these serious offenders. Thank you for all of your assistance, both big and small to help make our communities safer for all of us.

 

2016 Arrests

Violent Crimes

14

Unregistered Sex Offender

3

Firearms

2

Drugs

6

Larceny

1

Parole/Supervised Release Violations

18

Total Arrests for 2016

44

 

 

Total Arrests for 2015

41

Total Arrests for 2014

46

Total Arrests for 2013

45

Total Arrests for 2012

42

Total Arrests for 2011

37

Total Arrests for 2010

26

Total Arrests for 2009

30

Total Arrests for 2008

33

Total Arrests for 2007

20

Total Arrests in Cooperation with Media Partners and Tipsters

364

 

The “Fugitive of the Week” is only one facet of the work done by the U.S. Marshals Service here in NH. The U.S. Marshals here in NH are responsible for the day to day transportation and production of defendants for federal court hearings, as well as ensuring the security of the federal courthouses, the judges and staff. On a national scale the US Marshals are also charged with the seizure and forfeiture of assets taken in connection with civil and criminal cases; Prisoner transportation around the country to and from court hearings and correctional institutions (think Con Air!); Additionally, the U.S. Marshals Service operates the Witness Security Program, sometimes referred to the “Witness Protection Program.” This program provides for the security, safety and health of government witnesses and their authorized family members, whose lives are in danger as a result of their cooperation with the U.S. government.

All of this is done, while operating the very successful NH Joint Fugitive Task Force. The task force is comprised of five full time task force officers, deputy U.S. Marshals and over 40 local, county, state and federal agencies working together to locate and arrest fugitives around the state, country and world. As of December 27, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force has been responsible for locating 430 fugitives during this past year. This would not be possible without the level of teamwork provided by the fugitive task force.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 6,628 arrests (Updated as of 12/27/2016).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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