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Saturday, June 03, 2017

'Fugitive of the Week' Arrested by Boston Police



Concord, NH - This past Friday, “Fugitive of the Week,” Christopher Rabbia, 51, was arrested by the Boston Police Department in the vicinity of 800 Boylston Street, near the Prudential Center. Rabbia had been wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant for violations of supervised release, stemming from his original conviction and sentence for aggravated identity fraud.

As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Rabbia had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on March 29th. 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 and in this case to law enforcement throughout the Boston metropolitan area.

Rabbia was encountered by the Boston Police Department and used the name, Mark Shriver. The Boston officer conducted checks on the name that was provided and discovered that Shriver was a known alias for Christopher Rabbia. Mr. Rabbia was arrested on multiple warrants, including the federal warrant, and three outstanding Massachusetts warrants for larceny of a motor vehicle (x2); receiving a stolen vehicle and being a common & notorious thief. Rabbia was processed and held in custody by the Boston Police Department pending his arraignment on his state warrants today. Once the criminal matters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are resolved, Rabbia will be turned over to the U.S. Marshals to be arraigned at the U.S. District Court on his supervised release 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.

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