Concord, NH - This past Friday, “Fugitive of the Week,” Vincente Perez, 55, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Epsom Police Department during a vehicle stop just outside of the Epsom traffic circle. Perez had been wanted on outstanding arrest warrants from both the NH Parole Board and the Northwood Police Department. The NH Parole Board wanted Perez on parole violations, stemming from his original conviction and sentence for narcotics offenses. The Northwood Police Department was seeking Perez on charges of disobeying an officer, as well as a subsequent driving after suspension charge after he fled from officers in a vehicle, which was later crashed and abandoned.
As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Perez had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on April 17th. 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.
Once again, it was a combination of numerous tipsters and good old-fashioned police work that led to the safe arrest of Perez during a vehicle stop on Route 4 in Epsom, late Friday afternoon. This arrest was made through the cooperative efforts of several members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, including; the Epsom & Northwood Police Departments, the Belknap & Strafford County Sheriff’s Offices, along with deputy US Marshals. “This was a team of dedicated professionals that worked together to safely take Mr. Perez off the street and we cannot thank our law enforcement partners enough for their continuing support!”
Perez was transported to the Northwood Police Department on his outstanding warrants for processing and holding pending his initial court appearance. After this process, Perez will be returned to the NH State Prison to serve additional time for his parole violations.
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.