On September 12, 2014, Officer Scarpino checked on a gray Ford Mustang with two occupants, parked on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University behind Webster Hall. Officer Scarpino identified the owner of the vehicle who was sitting in the driver’s seat as, Drew Cunningham, 19 of Quincy MA. While speaking with Drew, Officer Scarpino smelt what he believed to be an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. After a brief investigation Drew admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle and gave it to Officer Scarpino. Drew was arrested and bailed on $1500.00 Personal Recognizance with a court date of October 22, 2014 for Possession of a Controlled Drug.
Sergeant Jake Robie
On Friday, September 19, 2014 at 5 pm at Donati Field, the Hooksett Police and Fire Departments will kick off Old Home Day by squaring off against each other in their third annual softball game. The Police Department has hoisted the Safety Cup two years in a row and the Fire Department is looking to stop the streak. Although both teams are looking to secure bragging rights for the next year, they will be fundraising for Sophia Dean and her family.
Sophia Dean was born on April 12, 2011 with dilated cardiomyopathy. In her 3 years, Sophia has undergone multiple open heart surgeries, one of which caused a stroke leaving her with little movement on the right side of her body and unable to speak. After suffering several setbacks, Sophia was on full cardiac support with the use of 2 Berlin Hearts (BiVAD) for 5 months until she underwent a heart transplant July 10, 2014. After being at Children’s Hospital since December 12, 2013 Sophia was discharged on Sept 2nd and is now continuing her recovery at Spaulding Rehab in Boston. With the help of her therapies, she is starting to make great strides regaining the strength on the right side of her body, and is beginning to find her voice again.
Sophia lives in Hooksett, NH with her parents Jon & Dorianne and her two sisters, Chloe – age 8 and Xana who is just 10 months old. Please come and join HPD and HFD as we support this wonderful family by raising funds to help with things such as traveling back and forth from New Hampshire to Boston, paying bills, medical expenses, and any necessities that Sophia may need in the future along with taking care of the everyday needs for the rest of the family.
Come out and enjoy an evening at the ball park and support your local first responders and Sophia. There is no price for admission, but donations will happily be accepted.
Detective Brian Williams
On Monday, August 25th, Officer’s from the Hooksett Police Department assisted the United States Marshals Office with serving an arrest warrant at 2 Brandywine Drive. Rosaire Gauthier 38, of Hooksett was arrested and charged with 15 federal outstanding charges resulting from a DEA investigation.
During the execution of the search warrant, numerous weapons, to include firearms and knives, were found along with illegal drugs and an unspecified amount of cash. Hooksett’s investigation continues and more charges against Gauthier are expected.
On August 24, 2014 at 1:53 am, officers responded to Merrimack Heights for a domestic disturbance. When Officers arrived they identified the suspect as:
Trisha Roberts, 31
Once officers observed visible evidence and gathered information from witnesses. It was found that Roberts kicked open the bedroom door where her boyfriend was sleeping and an argument ensued. Roberts then threw an alarm clock and a ceramic vase at her boyfriend which all struck him causing those items to break. Roberts continued with her actions by punching her boyfriend several times until a friend of theirs pulled her away and called the police. Roberts was arrested and charged with three counts of domestic violence simple assault. Roberts was bailed on $5,000.00 Personal Recognizance from the Hooksett Police Department and is scheduled to appear before the 6th Circuit Court in Hooksett on October 1st, 2014. She was ordered to not have any contact with the victim or go to his residence. Roberts was released from custody at 4:04 am.
At 4:46 am, officers responded back to Merrimack Heights to the same apartment for a report of Roberts banging on the victim’s door. Roberts was taken into custody and charged with stalking after violating the criminal bail order of protection. Roberts was held without bail and transported to the Merrimack County House of Corrections where she will remain until her arraignment on Monday, August 25th, 2014.
Hooksett Police Department
On August 19, 2014 at approximately 12:16pm Officers responded to K-Mart located at 1271 Hooksett Road for a report of a shoplifter in custody. When Officers arrived they identified the suspect as:
Elena Picco, 30
Officers were informed that Picco had stolen several items and when confronted by lost prevention she cooperated with them and came back to the store. After an investigation Picco was placed under arrest and transported to the Hooksett Police Department. While at the PD Picco’s personal belongings were inventoried and it was found she was in possession of several prescription medications that did not belong to her. She was charged with this as well and eventually bailed on $10,000.00 personal recognizance bail.
On August 15, 2014 at approximately 3:00pm Officers observed a vehicle being operated by a:
Randy Owen, 55
This operator was known to the officer to have a suspended license. The officer confirmed this and stopped the vehicle. Upon further investigation it was found that Owen was required to have a vehicle with an alcohol ignition interlock which the vehicle he was in currently did not. Owen was arrested and charged with operating with a suspended license and alcohol ignition interlock circumvention. Owen was released on $1500.00 personal recognizance and was given a court date.
On August 13, 2014 at approximately 3PM, Officer Buker observed a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta traveling on Hackett Hill Road in excess of the posted speed limit. Officer Buker turned around to stop the Volkswagen, which had entered a driveway off Hackett Hill Road. As Officer Buker pulled up the driveway he noticed the vehicle parked and no one was in the driver’s seat. Officer Buker noticed a young male later identified as, Christopher Engelhardt (20 years old), talking with the property owner. Through the course of the investigation Christopher attempted to mislead Officer Buker so he would not be summonsed.
Christopher was subsequently arrested for Obstructing Government Administration, Operating a Motor Vehicle on a Suspended License and summonsed for Speed. Christopher was released on $3,000.00 Personal Recognizance and ordered to appear before the 6th Circuit Court in Hooksett on September 24th, 2014.
Sergeant Jake Robie #39
We have recently received calls from residents in town reporting their houses have been egged. We have also received reports that someone is ringing random doorbells of sleeping residents in the middle of the night. At this time we believe these acts are being committed by children/teenagers in the neighborhoods. We ask that if this happens to anyone to call us immediately so we can investigate.
The direct line into dispatch for emergency purposes is 624-1230.
Sergeant Jake Robie #39
On July 30th, 2014, Officer Czarnec was on patrol when he ran the registration on a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta. The license check revealed the registration on the Jetta was suspended. Officer Czarnec subsequently stopped the Jetta on Veterans Drive and identified the operator of the vehicle as the registered owner, Benjamin Kuol (21 years old from Manchester, NH). A license check revealed Benjamin’s NH driver’s license was also under suspension. Benjamin was arrested and bailed on $2,000 Personal Recognizance and ordered to appear before the 6th Circuit Court in Hooksett on September 3rd, 2014
Sergeant Jake Robie #39
On July 25th, 2014 at approximately 10:30PM, Larry Davenport (39 Years Old) was arrested on Kerri Lane for simple assault and criminal threatening. Davenport was released on $3,000.00 Personal Recognizance and ordered not to have any contact with the victim or go within 300 feet of where she may be.
On July 26th, 2014 at approximately 2:20PM, a Hooksett Police Officer observed Davenport standing on the north side of Hunt Street looking south on Kerri Lane towards the victims residence. The distance from where Davenport was standing to the front of the victim’s residence was 105 feet. Davenport was subsequently arrested and charged with violating his bail conditions. Davenport refused the services of a bail commissioner and was transported to the Merrimack County House of Corrections for video arraignment on July 28th, 2014.
Sgt. Robie #39