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For Immediate Release

Contact:
September 09, 2019

Jeffrey White, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

District of New Hampshire (603) 387-6308;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested at Lee Gas Station

NHJFTF LogoConcord, NH – On September 7, 2019, members of the U.S. Marshals - NH Joint Fugitive Task Force and the Lee Police Department arrested Fugitive of the Week, Orlando Carrero, 37, of Rochester. Mr. Carrero was wanted on an outstanding Strafford County arrest warrant for bail violations stemming from failure to comply with conditions of the drug court program. Carrero was in the drug court program in lieu of a criminal prison sentence for narcotics related offenses.

Carrero had just been featured this past week 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 Rochester Voice and prominently featured on the internet. The “Fugitive of the Week” continues to be 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.

After the feature was aired, the U.S. Marshals Service had received numerous tips indicating that Carrero was frequently going back and forth to Manchester in an effort to avoid police contact. On Saturday after a lengthy period of surveillance, a vehicle occupied by Carrero and driven by an associate had stopped at a gas station in Lee, NH. Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, with the assistance of the Lee Police Department took the opportunity to move in and arrest Carrero at gun point. Carrero was arrested without any significant incident. The driver of the vehicle was identified, detained and turned over to the Lee Police Department, and later released.

Carrero was transported to the Strafford County Jail, where he will be processed and held pending his initial court appearance in Strafford County Superior Court. Carrero is facing the imposition of his prison sentence due to his non-compliance with the drug court program.

This arrest was made with the cooperative effort of several members of the U.S. Marshals – N.H. Joint Fugitive Task Force including, members from the Strafford, and Belknap County Sheriff’s Offices, the Lee and Somersworth Police Departments, along with deputy U.S. Marshals, We want to thank them all for their continuing support of the U.S. Marshals – N.H. Joint Fugitive Task Force.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,751 arrests (Updated as of 07/25/2019). 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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