Late Oct. 2 the U.S. Marshals‘ featured “Fugitive of the Week,” Jose Miranda was arrested in New York City by members of the NYPD. Miranda, 25, was last known to live in Manchester, N.H., and was wanted on both state and federal arrest warrants. A Federal arrest warrant was issued by the U.S. District Court in Concord, N.H for Supervised Release Violations, stemming from an original conviction and sentence for Distribution of Cocaine. The N.H. State Parole Board issued an arrest warrant for Parole Violations, as a result of a 2010 arrest for Reckless Conduct with a Firearm. During this incident, Miranda was involved in an exchange of gunfire while pushing a baby stroller.
As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Miranda was featured as the “Fugitive of the Week” on July 24 of this year. The “Fugitive of the Week” is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat and is 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.
While Miranda has been on the run, an additional arrest warrant was issued by the Hillsborough County Superior Court, alleging that he was involved in a Manchester armed robbery and shooting on Lowell Street on July 31.
On Thursday night the NYPD in Queens, NY, encountered a person using the name Victor Ocasio. Mr. Ocasio was found to be in possession of a firearm after an attempted theft. Mr. Ocasio was arrested on these charges and was fingerprinted. These fingerprints revealed that Ocasio was in fact fugitive, Jose Miranda. Miranda was charged with the above charges, and resisting arrest for using a false name.
Additionally, Miranda will be held in custody pending his return to N.H. on the other three arrest warrants.
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,801 arrests (Updated as of 08/13/2014). 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, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.