NH – The United States Marshals Service – NH Joint Fugitive
Task Force is very pleased that several tipsters provided information
that ultimately led to the arrest of a “Fugitive of the Week” hiding out
in Concord, NH.
Joseph William Meserve, 27 years-of-age, was
featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on May 18th. Mr. Meserve was
being sought on three outstanding arrest warrants including a State of
NH warrant for parole violations on an original conviction for second
degree assault, a Merrimack County arrest warrant for failing to appear
on charges of assault, and lastly a Strafford County warrant for failing
to appear on a narcotics charge.
Last month, Meserve had been
featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” which was aired on WTPL-FM,
WNTK-FM, WTSN-FM, WEMJ-FM, 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” was
distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.
Today, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force followed
up on the multiple tips indicating that Meserve was residing at a
residence on Matthew Street in Concord. At this residence, the team
knocked and announced at the door, and received no response. Upon
entering the residence and again announcing “police,” Mr. Meserve called
out and surrendered without incident.
Meserve was searched after
being handcuffed and a quantity of narcotics was found in the pocket of
his shorts. Mr. Meserve was transported to the Concord Police
Department, where he was processed on the outstanding arrest warrants
and the new possession of a controlled drug charge.
processing, Mr. Meserve was transported to the Merrimack County Jail for
holding pending his initial court appearances on his multiple
outstanding warrants and new narcotics charge.
This arrest was
made by several member agencies of the U.S. Marshal’s – NH Joint
Fugitive Task Force, including members from the Strafford County
Sheriff’s Office, the Concord, and Greenfield Police Departments along
with deputy U.S. Marshals.
U.S. Marshal Nick Willard said, “The
arrest of Mr. Meserve is another example of the hard work of the task
force, the public and the media combining efforts to keep our
neighborhoods safe.” Willard continued, “The NH Joint Fugitive Task
Force continues to work every day on countless federal, state, county,
and local arrest warrants to help maintain the State of New Hampshire as
one of the best and safest places to live, work, and play.”
the inception of the U.S. Marshals - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task
Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 8,542 arrests
(Updated as of 12/31/2021). 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
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency