Thomas Arbuckle, 39 years-of-age,
was last known to be transient living somewhere along the border of New
Hampshire and Vermont. Mr. Arbuckle was wanted by the Claremont Police
Department on an arrest warrant issued on September 17th. This warrant
was issued after an incident in which Arbuckle was alleged to fled law
enforcement nearly striking two police officers, which resulted in the
following charges being filed against him; reckless conduct with a
deadly weapon X2, conduct after an accident, resisting arrest and
receiving stolen property.
As part of this investigation, Mr.
Arbuckle had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on September
29, 2021. This feature was aired on WTPL-FM, WNTK-FM, WTSN-FM, WEMJ-FM,
The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Manchester
Information, the Manchester Ink Link, The Rochester & Lebanon 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 over 500 fugitives since its implementation in 2007.
Additionally, the “Fugitive of the Week” was also to be distributed
statewide to all law enforcement officers in New Hampshire.
Mr. Arbuckle was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week,” several tips
were received pointing to locations in both New Hampshire and Vermont.
Fortunately, the most recent information received pointed investigators
to an apartment on Princeton Street in Claremont, NH. After conducting
surveillance in this area, an individual resembling Arbuckle was seen
looking outside the door at the residence. Members of the US Marshals
-NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, including members from the Claremont
Police Department, NH State Police, the Rockingham, and Strafford County
Sheriff’s Office, along with deputy US Marshals went to the residence.
After getting all the occupants out of the residence, Arbuckle continued
to refuse to exit the residence. A Claremont Police Department K-9 was
deployed along with task force personnel inside the residence. During
this search, Mr. Arbuckle was located secreted in the bottom of a
closet. Arbuckle was removed from the closet and arrested without
further incident. Arbuckle was transported to the Claremont Police
Department for processing on the outstanding warrant and will be held
pending his initial court appearance.
U.S. Marshal, Nick Willard
said, “We are fortunate to have such strong partnerships with law
enforcement throughout the State of New Hampshire and beyond.” Willard
continued, “As long as we have fugitives, the U.S. Marshals and their
partners will find you. Surrendering is always the best option!”
Since the inception of the U.S. Marshals – New Hampshire Joint
Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over
8,218 arrests (Updated as of 12/16/2020). 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
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency