NH – An attorney representing “Fugitive of the Week,” Joseph P.
Kelley, 49, went to the Rockingham County Superior Court on Thursday,
February 7th and requested that Mr. Kelley be granted a new court date.
This request was granted and the Rockingham County arrest warrant was
Additionally, Mr. Kelley is still being sought by the
Portsmouth Police Department on two outstanding charges including Theft
by Unauthorized Taking and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. If anyone
has information on the whereabouts of Mr. Kelley, they can contact the
Portsmouth Police Department at 603-427-1500.
Kelley had been
featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on January 30th. 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 Rochester 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.
Since the inception of the New
Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have
resulted in over 7,475 arrests (Updated as of 12/10/2018). 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
Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency