NHSP TROOPER TIP LEADS TO FUGITIVE ARREST

by Christian Mower on April 4, 2013

CONWAY POLICE SAY A TIP FROM A VIGILANT OFF DUTY NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE TROOPER LED TO THE ARREST OF A WANTED FUGITIVE IN BARTLETT TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

LT. CHRIS PERLEY SAYS HIS OFFICERS RESPONDED AFTER TROOPER SETH TURNER OF TROOP E IN TAMWORTH CALLED FROM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN NORTH CONWAY AROUND 4 P.M. TO SAY HE THOUGHT HE SAW 50-YEAR-OLD MARK ALVIN MALO OF HAMPTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE WALKING UP THE HOSPITAL DRIVEWAY.

THE MAN TURNER SAW APPARENTLY THEN GOT INTO A CAR AND HEADED NORTH ON ROUTE 16 INTO BARTLETT.

PERLEY SAYS TWO OF HIS OFFICERS FOLLOWED THE CAR AND STOPPED IT, ARRESTING MALO WITHOUT INCIDENT.

HE SAYS THE INCIDENT IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF A COOPERATIVE EFFORT BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE VIGILANCE LAW OFFICERS MAINTAIN EVEN WHEN OFF DUTY.

MALO WAS TURNED OVER TO SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES FROM ROCKINGHAM COUNTY. PERLEY SAYS HE WAS WANTED IN THAT COUNTY THERE AND IN NEWBURY, MASS. FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING A MOTOR VEHICLE AND OTHER CRIMES.

PERLEY SAYS MALO HAD BEEN MISSING FOR A FEW WEEKS AND MAY HAVE BEEN IN THE VALLEY AREA BECAUSE HE’S KNOWN TO BE AN AVID SKIER.

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