On March 23, 2015 at 6:22pm, Hooksett Police responded to Kohl’s for a female shoplifter being detained by loss prevention personnel.  The female was later identified as:

Christine Lescault, 23 years old

Loss prevention reported Christine entered the store, selected a denim jacket valued at $46.99, entered a fitting room and concealed the jacket in her purse.  After exiting the fitting room it was reported Christine walked past all points of sale without rendering payment and walked out of the store with the denim jacket.  After speaking with loss prevention and reviewing the surveillance footage there was not enough probable cause arrest Christine so she was released.  An Officer in a marked police vehicle parked in the Kohl’s parking lot watched Christine walk out of the store onto the curb.  The Officer witnessed Christine on the curb take her top coat off and remove a denim jacket which she had on underneath the top coat.  Christine was seen throwing the denim jacket against the building and putting her top coat back on.  Officers recovered the denim jacket and confirmed with loss prevention that was the jacket she was suspected of concealing in the fitting room. Christine was arrested and charged with a class B felony willful concealment because she had two prior theft convictions.  Christine was later released on personal recognizance bail.

Sergeant Jake Robie #39

On March 23, 2015 Hooksett Police Officers were called to Shooters Outpost in Hooksett for a report of a suspicious male in a black vehicle that had been in the parking lot awhile.  When Officers arrived they identified the male as Ronald Barone, 50.  When Officers made contact with Barone he was in his vehicle and his genitals were exposed through his pants. Barone appeared intoxicated and refused to cooperate with the Officers.  He started his vehicle, then attempted to close the door and leave.  He was removed from the vehicle and placed in custody.  A small amount of marijuana was located in Barone’s vehicle.  Barone was charged with Indecent Exposure and Lewdness, Resisting Arrest and Possession of a Controlled drug.  He was transported directly to Merrimack County Jail where he will remain until bailed or arraigned on Tuesday 3/24/15.

 

Sgt. Sargent

On March 15, 2015 at 9:04pm, Hooksett Police responded to Target for a male shoplifter being detained by loss prevention personnel.  The male was later identified as:

Robert Johnson, 28 years old

Loss prevention reported Robert entered the store, selected electronic merchandise valued at $54.99, placed the merchandise in his shorts, walked past all points of sale without rendering payment and proceeded to walk out of the store.  Robert was detained until police arrived.  Robert was arrested, charged with willful concealment and later released on personal recognizance bail.

Sergeant Jake Robie #39

On March 15, 2015 at 3:22pm, Hooksett Police responded to Walmart for a male shoplifter being detained by loss prevention personnel.  The male was later identified as:

William Hernandez Candelario, 29 years old

Loss prevention reported William entered the store, selected electronic merchandise valued at $118.00, placed the merchandise into a shopping cart, walked past all points of sale without rendering payment and proceeded to walk out of the store.  William was detained until police arrived.  William was arrested, charged with willful concealment and later released on personal recognizance bail.

Sergeant Jake Robie #39

On March 14, 2015 Officers responded to the Firebird Motel located at 10 Bell Ave in Hooksett for a welfare check of two people possibly fighting with a small child in the room.  It was also reported to Officers that drugs were potentially being sold out of this room.  Officers arrived and spoke to the residents of room #109 Jarron Mccabe, 20 and Jaquan Davis, 19 who dispelled any rumors of a fight or argument.  However while officers were there they had probable cause to believe drugs were in the room.  A search warrant was obtained and the room was eventually searched which led to the arrest of Jarron and Jaquan.  Marijuana was found in the room as well as scales, packaging materials, cellphones and other items used in drug trade.  There were several small plastic bag corners that had been ripped open that were found near the sink and toilet area as well.  Jarron and Jaquan were both charged with possession of a controlled drug.  Jarron was released after paying a $500.00 cash bail and Jaquan was held on a cash bail of $2,000.00.  Jaquan was transported to the Merrimack County Jail where he will remain until bailed or he is arraigned on 5/16/15.

 

Sgt. Sargent

On March 13, 2015 Hooksett Police had a victim of simple assault walk into the Police Department and file a report that her ex-husband David Proulx, 34 assaulted her while she was trying to pick up their children at daycare.  According to the victim Proulx refused to allow her get to her children and then pushed her into a chain link gate.  This caused minor lacerations to the victim.  Proulx then picked up the children and left the area.  Police made contact with Proulx later, who voluntarily came to the Police Department where he was arrested for Domestic Violence related Simple Assault.  Proulx was released on $2,000.00 personal recognizance bail.

 

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POSITION     VACANCY

Police Officer

The Hooksett Police Department is currently accepting resumes for the position of Police Officer.

Wages range from $18.55 for non-certified candidates. Certified candidates range from $20.69 to $30.75 depending on past police officer experience.  All candidates must successfully complete all hiring phases to include:  physical agility testing, oral board, psychological exam, polygraph exam and medical/physical exam as well as an extensive background check.

Work Schedule: Rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays.

Written examination and physical agility testing will be held on April 6, 2015.  In order to participate in the physical agility testing you will have to provide a note from a physician advising that you are clear to participate. Oral Boards are scheduled for April 13, 2015 and April 14, 2015. Benefits include: 10 paid holidays, sick time, compensatory time, and vacation time accrual, life and disability insurance, tuition reimbursement program through current collective bargaining agreement, enrollment in NH Retirement system, uniform allowance.

THE JOB

Under general supervision, the Patrol Officer performs duties necessary for the stability and safety of the community, to include but not limited to: Identifying criminal offenders and activity, apprehending offenders and participating in subsequent court proceedings, preventative patrol, aiding individuals in danger of harm, facilitating vehicular and pedestrian traffic to include the investigation of accidents, investigating crimes, writing reports, creating and maintaining a feeling of security in the community, promoting and preserving the peace and providing other services on an emergency basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

United States citizen, high school diploma or GED, weight in proportion to height, no criminal record, good driving record, must be 21 years of age, clear speech and diction, ability to deal successfully with public under stressful conditions. Must possess ability to receive and transmit information accurately under extremely stressful conditions, must successfully complete the NH Police Standards & Training Council recruit academy.  Must be free of any conditions that results in a person not being able to perform the essential functions, with reasonable accommodation, of a police officer as determined by a physician under contract with this agency.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Applicants can submit cover letter and resume on line to townadministrator@hooksett.org or by mail to the Hooksett Town Hall Attn: Town Administrator, Police Officer Selection, 35 Main Street, Hooksett, NH 03106.

CLOSING DATE: All resumes must be postmarked by March 31, 2015, in order to be accepted.

The Town of Hooksett and the Hooksett Police Department are an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

On March 3rd, 2015 at approximately 9:40pm, the Hooksett Police Department responded to Greystone Terrace for a report of a domestic disturbance.  When officers arrived they met with the adult female victim outside.  The victim told officers during the course of an argument with her brother Elias Soulios (31 years old), he grabbed her head and hair and pulled her to the ground.   The victim was able to get free and ran outside to call the police.  While contacting the police Elias threw the victims books and personal belongings outside into the snow, causing damage to two of her books.  The victim did not require any medical aid.

Elias was arrested and charged with simple assault (domestic violence related) and criminal mischief.  Elias was later released on personnel recognizance bail.

Sergeant Jake Robie #39

On 02/28/15 at approximately 1:40pm Officers from the Hooksett Police Department were dispatched to 19 Vindale Rd. for an assault and possible attempted theft of a motor vehicle. Upon arrival Officers found the property owners 68 year old Richard Bernier and 49 year old Keri McCallum had been in a dispute with the tenants at this address. Earlier that day McCallum entered the residence at 19 Vindale and had taken the tenants dog without their consent. The landlords returned and entered the residence without the tenants consent. This time the tenants were home and a dispute started. During this dispute over money owed to the Landlords, the car keys and house key that belonged to the tenants had been taken by McCallum. The tenants attempted to retrieve their property and a struggle ensued that started in the doorway and ended outside of the home. One of the tenants was thrown to the ground and he hit his head off the ground causing a laceration. The other tenant had minor bruising from the struggle.

McCallum and Bernier where taken into custody. Bernier was charged with Robbery and Criminal Trespass and was bailed on $5,000 personal recognizance. McCallum was charged with Robbery, Criminal Trespass, and Burglary and was bailed on $10,000 personal recognizance. Both are scheduled to appear before the 6th Circuit Court in Hooksett on April 15, 2015.

 

Sergeant Mathew Burke #59

On February 23, 2015 while on patrol a Hooksett Police Officer observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Firebird Motel which is a known high drug use area.  The Officer ran the plate to the vehicle and the registered owner came back with a warrant.  The Officer approached the car and identified one of the occupants as:

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Tiffany Fraher, 35

 While speaking to her and the other occupant the Officer could smell an odor of marijuana.  Fraher also stated that she had a needle on her in her purse.  Fraher was asked if she would consent to a search of her purse which she stated she would allow.  The Officer found several needles and crack pipes inside the purse as well as other drug paraphernalia.  One of the needles was loaded with what Fraher confirmed was heroin.  Fraher was arrested for possession of a narcotic drug.  Fraher was held on $5,000.00 cash and will be arraigned tomorrow via video from Merrimack County Jail.

Sgt. Sargent