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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested in Dorchester, Mass.



Concord, NH - This morning, “Fugitive of the Week,” Mark Pate, 50, was arrested without incident on Mallard Avenue in Dorchester, Mass. Pate had been wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant for violations of conditions of supervised release. Pate was on supervised release as part of his sentence after being convicted of aggravated identity theft.

As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Pate had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on April 5th. The “Fugitive of the Week” was aired on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Manchester Information, The Manchester Ink Link and prominently featured on the internet. The “Fugitive of the Week” has been a very successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007. Additionally, the “Fugitive of the Week” is distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers.

Due to the “Fugitive of the Week” poster being accessible on the internet, a tipster in the Dorchester, Mass. area contacted the U.S. Marshals in NH. This information was passed on to our partners at the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Boston, who were able to develop the information which led to today’s successful arrest of Mr. Pate.

Mr. Pate also had multiple outstanding Massachusetts arrest warrants for uttering counterfeit papers and larceny under $250 and was processed on these warrants by the Boston Police Department. Pate is expected to be arraigned on his Massachusetts warrants at Dorchester District Court sometime today. Once he is released by Massachusetts authorities, he will be turned over to the U.S. Marshals on his outstanding federal arrest warrant.

This arrest was made through the cooperative efforts of several members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, including; Tipsters, Media Partners, Boston & Cambridge Police Departments, 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 6,628 arrests (Updated as of 12/27/2016).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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