Concord, NH - Last Thursday night, “Fugitive of the Week,” Ryan Faulconer, 24, was arrested by the Salem, NH Police Department. According to reports from the Salem Police, loss prevention from the Salem Walmart contacted the police after someone was observed departing the store with a television without paying and getting into a car. Officers from the Salem Police Department were able to locate and stop the suspect vehicle. After a short investigation, the theft suspect had provided a false name and was arrested for the theft of the television. Through further investigation, the suspect was later identified as “Fugitive of the Week,” Ryan Faulconer.
Faulconer had been wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant for violating his bail conditions on a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Mr. Faulconer was held at the Rockingham County Jail on a high cash bail. Once Faulconer is bailed out or resolves this criminal matter, he will be turned over to federal authorities on his outstanding bail violation warrant.
As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Faulconer had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on March 22nd. 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.
U.S. Marshal, David L. Cargill, Jr. said, “Thank you to the officers of the Salem Police Department for doing a great job.” Cargill continued, “The officers involved should be commended for their professionalism and persistence in a simple theft investigation, which resulted in the arrest of a federal firearms fugitive.”
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 6,806 arrests (Updated as of 5/25/2017). 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.