NH – This morning, shortly after being featured as this week’s
“Fugitive of the Week,” Timothy Michael Leccese, 30 years-of-age, was
located and arrested in Dover, New Hampshire. Leccese was being sought
on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Strafford County Superior
Court for bail violations stemming from an underlying narcotics charge.
It was the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force case agent, Task
Force Officer/Special deputy US Marshal, Colin Wheeler that spotted Mr.
Leccese in a vehicle at a Dover coffee establishment. Wheeler
immediately requested some assistance from the Strafford County
Sheriff’s Department to make the arrest. The vehicle was followed out
onto the Spaulding Turnpike, where the deputies stopped the vehicle and
arrested Leccese without incident. Mr. Leccese was transported to the
Strafford County Jail for processing and holding pending his initial
court appearance later today.
Mr. Leccese had just been featured
minutes earlier as the “Fugitive of the Week” this morning (Wednesday,
June 10, 2020). 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.
Since the inception
of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these
partnerships have resulted in over 7,908 arrests (Updated as of
12/16/2019). 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
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency