Brittney Adjutant (Age 26)
LKA 42 North Main Street A-6
Rochester, NH 03867
failed to return the children from a scheduled visit. At the time of the report two minor children ages one and five years of age were under court ordered guardianship.
The initial investigation caused investigators to believe that the mother had traveled out of the State of New Hampshire with the children.
The following law enforcement agencies provided assistance and support during the investigation:
The Nashua NH Police Department, The Rochester NH Police Department, and the Somersworth NH Police Department. The Strafford County Dispatch Center provided critical support by ensuring that proper information was timely transmitted to law enforcement agencies nationwide. The Office of the Strafford County Attorney provided legal assistance from the early morning hours of the report.
The Center for Missing and Exploited Children were notified of the case.
During the early morning hours of 8/7/2016, members of the Middleton Police Department obtained a criminal arrest warrant for Adjutant issued out of the 7th Circuit Court in Rochester, NH. Once a criminal arrest warrant was secured, the Police Department turned to our media partners and social media partners for assistance.
Ms. Adjutant was located and arrested by members of the Maine State Police at the Salmon Falls River Camping Resort in Lebanon, Maine after police began receiving tips of her location. Members of the Maine State Police charged Adjutant with being a Fugitive from Justice out of the State of New Hampshire. She is currently being held without bail at the York County Maine Jail. She will be arraigned at the Springville District Court at 1:00 p.m on 08/07/2016 where she can waive extradition or request that extradition proceedings commence.
The children were returned to their legal guardians without any injury or harm. The investigation is still in it's preliminary stages and follow up investigation is continuing.
The successful apprehension of Ms Adjutant without any available vehicle information in 4 hours is a direct result of our media and community partnerships. We greatly appreciate those relationships which in cases like this bring quick conclusions to complicated matters.
No amber alert was issued as the members of the police department did not have any information to indicate that the children were in danger. Both the children and Ms. Adjutant were entered into the NCIC law enforcement system alerting law enforcement nationwide of the missing status.
Ms Adjutant's booking photo is shown below: