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Maine Fugitive wanted by Maine State Police arrested in Rochester, New Hampshire

Thompson
Matthew Thompson, 39, of Lebanon

Maine State Police out of Troop A have been actively looking to arrest a Matthew Thompson, 39, Lebanon, since September of 2018 for a burglary committed in Lebanon in which tools worth hundreds of dollars were stolen from a residence.

Thompson also had an outstanding warrant from an incident on May 22, 2018 in which he and two other defendants attempted to steal a shed in Lebanon and drag it down the street. Thompson was wanted for Violation of Condition of Release from that arrest. Thompson had previously fled from a home in Lebanon when Troopers attempted to arrest him and he was able to evade arrest.

On March 17, 2019, Tpr. Kyle Wells developed information that Thompson was hiding at a home in Rochester, New Hampshire. The State Police requested assistance from the U.S. Marshal-N.H. Joint Fugitive Task Force in assisting in locating and arresting Thompson.

On March 19, 2019, at approximately 8 a.m., the U.S. Marshal-N.H. Joint Fugitive Task Force located Thompson at a home in Rochester and placed him under arrest without incident. Thompson was transported to the Strafford County Jail where he will be held pending extradition back to Maine.

Man wanted on multiple warrants from Connecticut arrested in Maine

Stephen Hluchnik
Stephen Hluchnik, 50 

SCARBORO, Maine – The Maine State Police in conjunction with the Maine Violent Offender Task Force run by the US Marshals Office, and the Scarborough Police Department arrested a man wanted on multiple warrants out of Connecticut.

Authorities received a tip that Stephen Hluchnik, 50, transient from Connecticut was in the greater Portland area. As a result of the investigation and surveillance, law enforcement observed Hluchnik in the parking lot of a local shopping center and he was taken into custody without incident. The State of Connecticut plans to extradite him soon.

New Hampshire resident held on Alfred theft

Evan Fixler
Evan Fixler, 22, of Kensignton, NH

ALFRED, Maine - A New Hampshire man is facing charges in connection to a theft that occurred in Alfred, Maine.

 

On January 29, 2019, Tpr. Benjamin Handzel out of Troop A, took a report of a theft from a business in Alfred. The business owner reported the theft of $1,700 in cash and a men’s diamond ring valued between $5,000-$10,000.

 

The resulting investigation developed probable cause for the arrest of Evan Fixler, 22, of Kensington, NH, for Class C Theft by Unauthorized Taking or Transfer.

 

On February 24, 2019 Fixler was located in New Hampshire and arrested as a Fugitive from Justice. He is being held at the Rockingham County Jail pending extradition back to Maine.

 

 

New Hampshire’s “Fugitive of the Week” tracked down and arrested in Maine

Rand
Sasha Rand, 33, of New Hampshire

CONCORD, NH –  The US Marshals “Fugitive of the Week,” Sasha Rand, 33, was tracked down yesterday, hiding out in West Baldwin, Maine. Rand was wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant issued out of the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire.  The warrant was for bail violations on an underlying offense of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled drug.  Rand, along with her husband, Derek Rand were originally arrested on these offenses in December, and Sasha Rand was released on bail after a court hearing. 

On Feb. 27, 2019, members of the US Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force, with the assistance of the Maine State Police Troops A and B, went to a residence on Chase Road in West Baldwin, Maine.  At this residence, Sasha Rand was located hiding in a closet and arrested without further incident. During the search of the residence, Ashley Cameron, 36, another fugitive being sought by the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force was located and arrested.  Cameron was wanted by the Carroll County (NH) Sheriff’s Office on a warrant for probation violations, stemming from her original conviction and sentence for drug offenses.  Cameron was also found hiding in another closet inside the Chase Road residence.

As part of this investigation, Sasha Rand had been featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on February 13th.  This feature 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, The Rochester Voice 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. 

Although, the “Fugitive of the Week” feature produced numerous valuable tips on the location of Sasha Rand, it was the hard work of investigators from countless federal, state, and local agencies that ultimately developed the information leading yesterday’s arrest.

Rand was transported to the Strafford County Jail, where she was held on behalf of the US Marshals pending her initial court appearance in Concord later today.  Custody of Ashley Cameron was transferred to the Maine State Police, so she could be charged as a fugitive from justice based on her outstanding Carroll County arrest warrant.  Cameron will be held at the Cumberland County Jail pending her court appearance today.  Cameron will likely be detained until she is returned to New Hampshire to face her probation violation charges in the Carroll County Superior Court. 

U.S. Marshal Nick Willard said, “This arrest is another example of the outstanding interstate cooperation between law enforcement agencies to capture fugitives.”

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