NH man arrested during traffic stop wanted as fugitive from Mass. on weapons, burglary charges

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MANCHESTER, NH – Joseph Stapf, 24, of Litchfield, was arrested by Manchester police Nov. 2, charged as a fugitive from justice for crimes committed in Massachusetts.

Officer Benjamin Foster observed a vehicle on Clinton Street, west of South Main Street on Nov. 2 at approximately 8:30 p.m. with inspection sticker and registration numbers that did not match, so he conducted a motor vehicle stop and identified Stapf as the operator.

Officer Foster was advised by police dispatch that the owner of the vehicle was wanted as for crimes committed in Marblehead, Mass. after failing to show up in Lynn District Court on October 2, 2015.

Outstanding charges against Stapf include: ammunition without an FID Card; 2 counts possession of large capacity firearm (felony); intimidation of witness (felony); 2 Counts breaking and entering a building/daytime; receiving stolen credit card; 2 counts receiving stolen property (felony); and possession of burglarious instruments.

Massachusetts confirmed extradition, so Officer Foster placed Stapf into custody and transported him to police headquarters. He was released on $1,000 cash/surety bail and is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on November 6, 2015 for an extradition hearing.

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