Concord, NH – Last night, Portsmouth Police Department arrested this week’s "Fugitive of the Week" Michael David Mahoney in Portsmouth, NH. Mahoney, a 50 year old who was last known to reside in Hampton, NH, was being sought on two outstanding arrest warrants. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, was seeking Mahoney on a warrants for failure to appear for burglary and failure to appear for witness tampering.
A tipster who had seen Mahoney featured as the fugitive of the week, recognized Mahoney in Portsmouth, NH and immediately notified the Portsmouth Police Department. Mahoney was swiftly located and arrested by the Portsmouth Police at a local homeless shelter without incident.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,523 arrests (updated 09/03/2013). 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.