Concord, NH – The U.S. Marshals Service – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force is very pleased to announce that Oct. 26 “Fugitive of the Week,” Grant William Ohlson was arrested Sunday in Nashua. A public tip led Nashua Police Officers to the corner of East Hollis St. and Allds St. where the Strafford County Superior and Rochester District Court fugitive was identified and taken into custody.
Ohlson, 43, was wanted for failing to appear for an arraignment in a case where he is alleged to have smuggled fentanyl into the Strafford County Jail. In addition, Ohlson has active warrants for Theft, Probation Violations, and Criminal Trespass. Despite strong ties throughout Strafford County, Ohlson found his way to Nashua where he was able to lay low for almost two months. Ultimately, a diligent observer was able to aid police in capturing an individual whose lengthy criminal history and violent tendencies are now one less thing the community need worry about.
In addition to the four arrest warrants, Ohlson may face additional felony charges, as his arrest on Sunday yielded evidence of additional criminal behavior that is still being looked at by the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office.
“The Nashua Police Department did an admirable job responding quickly to the public tip and taking a reckless fugitive, who was actively committing more crimes, off the streets,” said Deputy U.S. Marshal Andy Grillo. “The Fugitive of the Week program is meant to empower all aspects of the community, and here is an example of an empowered citizen using the most reactive law enforcement entity available to them to bring a consequential case to its safe and effective resolution.”
Ohlson had been aired as the “Fugitive of the Week” 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, resulting in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its creation in 2007.
Additionally, the “Fugitive of the Week” was distributed throughout the New Hampshire law enforcement network.
Since 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 countries.