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Manchester police capture wanted man, thanks to tips from public

A Rochester man, wanted on a parole violation and identified by federal authorities as a prime suspect in a a series of of burglaries in the Lebanon, Maine area in which guns were stolen, was arrested Tuesday night in Manchester.

Timothy Wayne Smith, 22, was arrested after the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force received multiple tips that he was in the Green Street area in Manchester.

One of the tips indicated that Smith was at a specific apartment in the 200 block of Green Street. Manchester police quickly when to that apartment where they found Green and arrested him without incident.

He was booked at the Manchester police station and then taken to the Valley Street jail, pending his return to New Hampshire State Prison.

Smith was on parole due to a prior conviction for receiving stolen property. The state Department of Corrections Adult Parole Board issued the warrant for his arrest for the parole violation.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Green also is the prime suspect in several burglaries in the Lebanon, Maine area in which guns were stolen. Due to the seriousness of those allegations, Smith was considered to be armed and dangerous.

Authorities did not indicate whether he was armed when police arrested him.

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