Concord, NH - This afternoon, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, along with officers from the Manchester Police Department, arrested Osvaldo Cancela, 29, of Manchester, NH. The U.S. Marshals were requested to assist in the location and arrest of Cancela, who was being sought on a Manchester Police Department warrant for Armed Robbery, in which the victim was allegedly sliced with a knife.
Members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force were in the process of setting up surveillance in the area of the last known address for Cancela, when Mr. Cancela was observed departing the residence on a bicycle. Cancela was followed for approximately two blocks, where he was stopped by the task force and arrested without incident on Dix Street in Manchester.
Cancela was transported to the Manchester Police Department, where he was booked on the outstanding arrest warrant. Cancela will be held at the Hillsborough County Jail pending his initial court appearance on this very serious charge.
This arrest was made by members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including members from the Manchester Police Department, and deputy U.S. Marshals.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 6,089 arrests (Updated as of 7/29/2015). 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.