Tuesday, September 03, 2013

U.S. Marshals 'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested in Dover Based on Tips

Concord, NH - 'Fugitive of the Week' Jose Garcia, 33, was arrested without incident late this afternoon by the Dover Police Department and NH Probation and Parole Officers. Garcia was arrested at a residence on Baker Street after callers reported seeing Garcia at this location.

The NH Department of Corrections, Probation and Parole division had recently requested that Garcia be considered to be featured as the “Fugitive of the Week.” Garcia was featured just this past week on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader and the Nashua Telegraph. This publicity assisted in motivating the public to call in tips that led to the arrest of Garcia. Garcia was being sought on an outstanding arrest warrant for probation violations, as well as a warrant for a domestic violence assault. Garcia was on probation for a prior conviction and sentence for stalking.

As part of this investigation, Garcia was aired in the weekly feature known as the 'Fugitive of the Week' on August 29, 2013. The 'Fugitive of the Week' is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph and prominently featured on the internet.

Information that led to the arrest of Garcia was provided by tipsters that directly contacted probation officers. These tips led investigators to the Dover address, where Garcia was taken into custody without incident. Garcia was arrested on the outstanding probation warrant and was brought to the Somersworth Police Department to be processed on the outstanding arrest warrant for Domestic Assault. Garcia will be held at the Strafford County Jail until his initial court appearance, later this week.

Several member agencies from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force assisted in the arrest of Garcia, including; NH Probation & Parole, Dover & Somersworth Police Departments, the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, and deputy U.S. Marshals.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,370 arrests. 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, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

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