Criminal Justice News

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Fugitive Of The Week” Arrested By Task Force Partners At Strafford County Sheriff’s Office

CONCORD, NH – Last evening, “Fugitive of the Week,” Nicholas LaPanne, 44, was arrested by our task force partners from the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office. This arrest was possible after information was developed by officers from the Strafford Police Department, which was relayed late yesterday afternoon.  This information was further researched, leading a team of deputies to a motel located on Milton Road in Rochester, NH.  Lapanne was located inside aroom, were he was staying using a relatives name.   

Mr. Lapanne had been wanted on an arrest warrant for bail violations stemming from an original charge of reckless conduct.  LaPanne was transported to the Strafford County Jail, where he will be held pending his initial court appearance at Strafford Superior Court.

Nicholas LaPanne had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on December 6, 2017. The “Fugitive of the Week” had been 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.

Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 7,029 arrests (Updated as of 12/18/2017). 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, 8 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

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