Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fugitive of the Week Arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Berwick, ME

Concord, NH – Early this morning, members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force arrested this past week’s Fugitive of the Week, Michael Delgreco in Berwick, Maine. Delgreco, a 35 year old whose last known address was in Hudson, NH was being sought on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Rockingham County Superior Court. This arrest warrant was issued for probation violations, stemming from an original conviction and sentence for sales of heroin.

As part of the U.S. Marshal’s fugitive investigation, Delgreco was aired on October 24, 20113, as last week's 'Fugitive of the Week'. The 'Fugitive of the Week' is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch and is prominently featured on the internet. Tips provided by the public were instrumental in locating Delgreco this morning. Information provided by tipsters indicated that Delgreco was possibly employed in the Berwick, Maine area. This information was further developed by the U.S. Marshals this morning, which ultimately led to his arrest this morning without incident.

Delgreco was turned over to the Berwick, Maine Police Department for processing and charging as a fugitive from justice on the outstanding NH arrest warrant. Delgreco will be held at the York County Jail pending his initial court appearance in Maine and eventual return to NH to answer to the charges in Rockingham County. Numerous members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force participated in this investigation and arrest, including members from; the Berwick (Maine) & Greenfield (NH) Police Departments, the Rockingham and Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices, along with deputy U.S. Marshals.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,523 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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