Haverhill Man Refuses to Waive Extradition on Prison Escape

Police photograph of Adam Bergeron, 21, of 3 Federal St., Haverhill.

A Haverhill man, who escaped earlier this month from New Hampshire State Prison, is resisting extradition after his arrest in Haverhill Wednesday.

As WHAV first reported Thursday, Adam Bergeron, 21, of 3 Federal St., Haverhill, was arrested by Haverhill police on a charge of being a fugitive from justice. Bergeron, however, refused to waive extradition Thursday in Haverhill District Court. As a result, he is being held at Middleton House of Corrections until a hearing Dec. 2.

Haverhill police arrested Bergeron just after noon, Wednesday, at 2 Balgreen Court, in the city’s Bradford district. The residence was placed under surveillance by police, working with Pelham, N.H., detectives assigned to the Hillsborough (N.H.) County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Task Force and U.S. Marshal’s Office, Boston.

Bergeron was originally imprisoned at the New Hampshire State Prison, Concord, N.H., after being convicted of a Pelham, N.H. burglary. He was discovered missing from the minimum-security unit of the prison Oct. 2. Upon receiving notification of Bergeron’s escape, Pelham detectives began an investigation into his possible whereabouts. Two properties in Pelham were searched, as well as other locations in Southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts. During surveillance, Bergeron was observed arriving at Bradford location. He initially provided a false name when arrested, but was positively identified by detectives, according to Pelham police.