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Friday, August 29, 2014

Busy Start to the Week: Several Arrests Including 'Fugitive of the Week'

Concord, NH – This week has started off very busy with a few significant arrests, including the arrest of one of last week’s Fugitives of the Week. Monday started off with the arrest of fugitive, Rosaire Gauthier. Gauthier, 38 of Hooksett, NH was being sought on an outstanding federal arrest warrant after he was indicted by the Drug Enforcement Administration for fifteen counts of distribution of a controlled substance. Gauthier was arrested at a residence on Brandywine Drive in Hooksett, NH by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Upon approach to the residence, the open front door was suddenly closed and investigators had to force entry into the residence when the occupants did not re-open the door. Once inside the house, Gauthier was located and arrested without any further incident. At the time of this arrest, investigators observed several firearms and suspected narcotics inside the residence. Based on the observations of the Marshals Fugitive Task Force, the Hooksett Police Department executed a search warrant on the residence and recovered narcotics, several firearms and a large amount of cash. The Hooksett Police Department investigation is ongoing at this time and additional charges are possible. Gauthier was brought to U.S. District Court in Concord for processing and his initial court appearance.

Monday evening, anonymous tips led the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force to a Lowell Street, Manchester residence, where one of last week’s Fugitives of the Week, Dominick Stanin was arrested. Stanin, 47, was wanted by the Manchester Police Department for 1st degree assault and armed robbery in connection with a robbery and stabbing with a knife that occurred in Manchester on August 14th. Stanin was brought to the Manchester Police Department for processing on these serious outstanding charges. Last week’s other Fugitive of the Week, Dominic Stanin, Jr., is still being sought on an outstanding arrest warrant in connection with the same incident. During the search of the Lowell Street residence, multiple people were located inside. During routine checks, three additional arrests were made for probation violations. Those arrested were: Jessica Lauziere, 38; Cecil Harding, 34; and Peter Talington, 59. All three were brought to the Manchester Police Department for processing on their outstanding arrest warrants.

Tuesday morning, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Travis Crawford, 25 of Derry, NH Crawford was wanted by the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office for a Probation Violation, stemming from an original conviction and sentence for 2nd degree assault. Crawford had fled from probation officers and local law enforcement on foot during two recent encounters. Yesterday, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force received several tips via its anonymous text/web tip service. This information led investigators to an address on Bridge Street Extension in Manchester, NH Members of the Fugitive Task Force, along with the assistance of the Manchester Police Department went to the suspected residence of Crawford. The occupants of the residence refused to open the door and entry was forced. Crawford was quickly located and apprehended without incident. Crawford was transported directly to the Rockingham County Jail for processing and holding pending his initial court appearance on his probation violation.

The “Fugitive of the Week” program is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat and is prominently featured on the internet. The “Fugitive of the Week” program has been a very successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007. The Stanin case is just one example of this program’s success, but this program also has provided citizens a method to anonymously provide information to the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, which is regularly used. Since early in 2014, the tipsters have been able to send anonymous tips directly to the Task Force by texting keyword “NHTIP” and your tip to 847411 (tip411). Additionally, each fugitive poster has a link on it for a web tip, which also submits anonymous tips to investigators.

All of these arrests were made with the cooperation and assistance of our task force partners from the Manchester & Hooksett Police Departments, the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, along with deputy U.S. Marshals. U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr. said “What makes the U.S. Marshals Task Force so successful is the cooperative effort it fosters while working together with federal, state and local law enforcement, along with the public.” Cargill continued, “It is this spirit of teamwork and commitment that makes our communities a safer place.”

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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