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For Immediate Release

Contact:
October 04, 2018

Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

District of New Hampshire (603) 387-6308;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Viewer Tips Lead to the Arrest of 'Fugitive of the Week'

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – This morning, members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force were able to locate and arrest “Fugitive of the Week,” Julio Gonzalez, 59, based on numerous tips from viewers.

Julio Gonzalez was wanted on an outstanding Strafford County arrest warrant for failing to appear on a charge of indecent exposure and lewdness. Just yesterday, Gonzalez had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week.” This feature 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, The Lebanon Voice 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. Additionally, the “Fugitive of the Week” is distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers.

This feature resulted in several tipsters contacting the U.S. Marshals Service. Based on these tips, members of the Marshals Fugitive Task Force were able to locate and arrest Mr. Gonzalez without incident in the 400 block of Rollercoaster Road in Strafford, NH this morning. After Gonzalez’s arrest, he was brought to the Strafford County Jail for processing on his outstanding arrest warrant and held pending his initial court appearance.

This arrest was made by several members of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force, including; the Belknap, Hillsborough, Rockingham & Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices, deputy US Marshals, along with the assistance of the Strafford Police Department.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,253 arrests (Updated as of 04/29/2018). 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, 8 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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