NH – Early this morning, last week’s featured “Fugitive of the
Week,” Adam John Montrose, 40 years-of-age, was located living in a
camper on cleared lot in the 200 block of High Street in North Berwick,
Maine. Mr. Montrose was being sought on multiple outstanding arrest
warrants issued by both the Strafford County Superior Court and the NH
Parole Board. The Strafford County warrant alleges that Montrose failed
to appear on a narcotics charge, while the parole violation warrant was
issued as a result of Montrose failing to abide by the conditions of his
parole in connection with a prior larceny case.
Mr. Montrose had
just been featured this past Wednesday (07/29/20) 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
New Hampshire law enforcement officers.
After being featured as
the “Fugitive of the Week”, members of the US Marshals – NH Joint
Fugitive Task Force received multiple calls pointing to the camper on
High Street in North Berwick. It was due to these very strong tips that
led investigators to the trailer this morning, where Montrose was
arrested without incident. Mr Montrose was transported to the York
County Jail for processing and holding as a fugitive from justice based
on his outstanding warrants in New Hampshire.
This arrest was
made by several member agencies of the U.S. Marshals, NH Joint Fugitive
Task Force and the Maine Violent Offenders Task Force including the
Belknap, Strafford & Rockingham County Sheriff’s Offices, Maine State
Police, North Berwick, Greenfield & Biddeford Police Departments along
with deputy U.S. Marshals.
Since the inception of the U.S.
Marshals - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these
partnerships have resulted in over 8,061 arrests (Updated as of
06/30/2020). 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