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Saturday, June 03, 2017

'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested After Hiding in Manchester Attic



Concord, NH - Late last night, “Fugitive of the Week,” Steven Bussiere, 25, was arrested by the Manchester Police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Bussiere was located hiding in the attic of a residence in the 400 block of Dubuque Street. Bussiere had been wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants. The first warrant was issued by the NH Parole Board for violations of parole, stemming from an original conviction and sentence for robbery; the second warrant was issued by the Goffstown Police Department, alleging that Bussiere had committed the crime of aggravated felonious sexual assault in April, 2017.

As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Bussiere had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on May 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.

After Bussiere was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” the U.S. Marshals Service received countless tips about the possible location of Bussiere. The particular tips that came in last night were very specific and resulted in the U.S. Marshals requesting the assistance of the Manchester Police Department to quickly respond to an address in the 400 block of Dubuque Street, while members of the Marshals Fugitive Task Force could also respond. The officers of the Manchester Police Department went above and beyond in conducting a search for Busierre. After the initial search, it was determined that Bussiere was hiding in the attic of the residence. Officers attempted to convince Bussiere to surrender without success, but as soon as the attic hatch was opened Bussiere was immediately visible. Bussiere came out of the attic on his own, and arrested without further incident.

Bussiere was transported to the Manchester Police Department, where he was processed on the outstanding arrest warrants, and also charged with resisting arrest. Bussiere will be held without bail until he has his initial court appearance later today.

U.S. Marshal David L. Cargill, Jr. said “The U.S. Marshals are extremely happy with the arrest of seven “Fugitives of the Week” since May 19th.” Cargill continued, “This continues to demonstrate the power of cooperation between law enforcement, the media and our countless tipsters that want to make their cities and towns safer.” Cargill added, “I also want to thank the Manchester Police Department for everything that they did last night to make the arrest of Bussiere safe and successful.” “Without their assistance this arrest would not have been possible.”

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.

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