Concord, NH - The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in two states chased down leads that led to the successful arrest of last week’s “Fugitive of the Week.” Giovanni Angel Monroe, 35, who was last known to reside in Rochester, NH, was wanted by Strafford County for Conditional Release Violations. Monroe was out on bail for numerous very serious charges, including; armed robbery (X2), criminal threatening, felon in possession of a dangerous weapon, and falsifying physical evidence, when he violated his conditions of release resulting in the issuance of an arrest warrant.
The Strafford County Sheriff’s Office is a full-time participant on the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and requested our assistance with this investigation. As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Monroe was featured as this past week’s “Fugitive of the Week”. The “Fugitive of the Week” was aired last Wednesday 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. This case was no different. Tips came in and investigators talked to numerous people, which finally led the Marshals Task Force to a possible location in Lynn, Mass.
Early this morning, members of the Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Massachusetts went to an apartment belonging to one of Monroe’s relatives located in the 500 block of Washington Street in Lynn, Massachusetts. Mr. Monroe was located and arrested inside this apartment without incident. Monroe was turned over to the Lynn Police Department, where he was charged as a fugitive from justice based on the outstanding NH arrest warrants.
This arrest was made through a cooperative effort by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in both Mass. and NH. These agencies included; Lynn Police Department, Mass. State Police, Mass. Parole, Strafford & Rockingham County Sheriff’s Offices, 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 6,340 arrests (Updated as of 05/03/2016).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.