Captured: This Week's Fugitive Of The Week
The United States Marshals Service – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force is happy to announce the arrest of this week’s featured “Fugitive of the Week” yesterday morning in Laconia, NH.
Jesse E. Pickard, Jr., 34 years-of-age, was featured Wednesday as the “Fugitive of the Week.”
Mr. Pickard was wanted on four outstanding arrest warrants including two warrants for sex offender registration violations out of both the Concord and Tilton Police Departments, a warrant for bail violations on a driving offense out of Franklin Police Department and lastly a narcotics warrant issued by the Concord Police Department.
Mr. Pickard is required to register as a sex offender due to two prior convictions for felonious sexual assault on a child over the age of thirteen, less than the age of sixteen with an age difference of more than four years. These convictions occurred in 2010 and 2011 in Merrimack County (NH) Superior Court.
As part of this feature as the “Fugitive of the Week,” Pickard was aired on WTPL-FM, WNTK-FM, WTSN-FM, WEMJ-FM, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Manchester Information, the Manchester Ink Link, the Rochester Voice and prominently featured on the internet. The “Fugitive of the Week” continues to be 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” was distributed statewide to all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.
Yesterday, members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force followed up on countless tips that all seemingly pointed to the same area of downtown Laconia, NH. After a couple of interviews in the area, Pickard was observed around the WOW Trail adjacent to New Salem Street. Members of the task force approached Mr. Pickard and arrested him without incident.
Mr. Pickard was transported by the task force to the Concord Police Department, where he was processed on the four outstanding arrest warrants.
This arrest was made by several member agencies of the US Marshal’s – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including members from the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, the Greenfield Police Department along with deputy US Marshals.
Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals - New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 8,542 arrests (Updated as of 12/31/2021). 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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.