On January 22nd, 2015 at 4:08pm, Officer Byers responded to Walmart for a female that exited the store without paying for merchandise. When Officer Byers arrived in the area, he located a female on West River Rd. who matched the description given by Walmart loss prevention. The suspect was identified as:
April Clark, 41
After an investigation she was taken into custody for Willful Concealment and Breach of Bail. Clark was recently arrested by the Hooksett Police Department on January 19th for Obstructing Government Administration. Clark was transported back to the Hooksett Police Department where she was bailed on $3,000.00 Personal Recognizance and is scheduled to appear before the 6th Circuit Court in Hooksett on March 4th, 2015.
Sgt. James Bradley
On January 19, 2015 at approximately 8:08pm Officers were dispatched to the area of Hooksett Road near Cinemagic to look for a female in a blue jacket walking in the middle of the road, which had been called in as a complaint. When Officers arrived in the area they found a female who was later identified as:
April Clark, 41
While speaking to Clark she identified herself as April Smith, then April Leclair and then eventually gave officers her real name of April Clark. When her name was run as Clark she came back with several warrants. She was arrested on those warrants and also charged with Obstructing Government Administration. She was released on personal recognizance for Obstructing and one of the warrants. She was held on another warrant which was a cash warrant for $1,000.00 which was issued by the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Department. A Sheriff’s Deputy came and transported her to the county jail.
On January 19, 2015 at approximately 10:40 pm Officers responded to Coaker Ave in Hooksett for a report of a residence that had broken into. Officers were told by the residents that their son:
Patrick Griffin, 31
Could possibly be in their home and he was not supposed to be. When Officers arrived they found that a window to the rear door had been smashed in. While checking the home Officers found Griffin in the living room and ordered him to the ground. Griffin did not comply and was forced to the ground. Griffin was taken into custody and charged with criminal mischief, criminal trespass, resisting arrest and he was also wanted by the Manchester Police Department as a suspect in a Domestic Violence Assault which had occurred in Manchester. Griffin was transported to the Elliott Hospital after complaining of health issues. He was bailed on Hooksett’s charges at the Hospital and custody was transferred to the Manchester Police.
On Tuesday, January 20th, the Hooksett police took reports of nearly 20 motor vehicle break-ins which occurred from Monday, January 19th into the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 20th. The break-ins occurred town-wide and were not specific to one area.
Detectives have since identified two juvenile suspects who are responsible and have been able to recover numerous items that were stolen during the break-ins. Detectives are in the process of identifying the owners of the items and will be working to return the property to the victims. We are asking residents to contact us if they have not yet reported items missing or stolen from their vehicles during this time frame.
Hooksett police are urging residents to LOCK THEIR VEHICLES AND SECURE VALUABLES inside their homes. All of the vehicles in these cases were left un-locked. During an interview, one suspect told a Hooksett Detective that they were “Surprised to find so many cars unlocked.”
Please contact Detective Williams at 624-1560 x318 with any questions or information.
Sergeant Janet Bouchard #60
On Saturday, January 3rd the Hooksett Police responded to Mowtown Power Equipment located at 242 West River Road and took a report of a burglary. During the burglary, two people were seen on surveillance video stealing several chainsaws and leaf blowers. After an investigation, Hooksett Detectives identified Daniel Racca, 53 of Manchester as one of the persons involved in the burglary.
On Friday, January 16th Racca turned himself into the Hooksett Police Department and was arrested on their warrant. Racca was charged with Burglary and Theft, both class A felonies. Racca was arraigned on Tuesday, January 20th and held on $10,000 cash bail.
~Sergeant Janet Bouchard #60
On January 19, 2015 Officer Aku stopped a vehicle on Hooksett Rd for a speeding violation. The operator of the vehicle was identified as:
Jepson, Robert A
49 years old
While Officer Aku was speaking with JEPSON he detected an odor of alcohol emitting from the vehicle and believed JEPSON had consumed alcohol. Officer Aku asked JEPSON to perform standard field sobriety tests and he failed. JEPSON was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and issued a citation for speed. He was released on personal recognizance bail and ordered to appear before the 6th Circuit Court in Hooksett on February 4, 2015.
Sergeant Kris Dupuis #52
On January 18, 2015 at approximately 3:25 pm Officers responded to K-Mart for a report of a shoplifter in custody that was cooperating with store associates. When Officers arrived they identified the suspect as:
K-Mart employee’s explained to Officer that they were watching Rolon and they had observed her conceal several items and then attempt to leave the store without paying for them. They approached Rolon who willingly went with them to the Lost Prevention office. Officers observed recorded video of Rolon concealing several items and attempting to leave the store without paying for them. Rolon was placed under arrest and later released on personal recognizance bail.
On January 17, 2015, Officer Aku stopped a 2005 Chevy Equinox on Hooksett Road by Silver Ave. for speeding. Officer Aku identified the operator of the vehicle as:
Maria Hassan, 26 years old
A license check revealed Maria’s New Hampshire driver’s license was suspended. Maria was arrested, charged with operating on a suspended license and issued a summons for speed. Maria was released on personal recognizance bailed and ordered to appear before the 6th Circuit Court in Hooksett on March 4th, 2015.
Sergeant Jake Robie #39
On January 12, 2015 at approximately 8:00 pm an Officer traveling on Londonderry Turnpike observed a vehicle that appeared to be stuck in the side yard of number 310 Londonderry Turnpike. The Officer stopped to see if the driver needed assistance and the driver who was later identified as:
walked away from the Officer who had asked to speak to Raiche. Raiche then proceeded to enter a garage and close the door. The Officer again announced that he was a Police Officer and Raiche continued to try and close the door and avoid the officer, Raiche then refused to submit to detention and had to be physically restrained and taken into custody. Raiche was eventually placed under arrest for resisting arrest or detention and was later released on personal recognizance bail.
The Hooksett Police Department is investigating a burglary at MowTown Power Equipment, located at 242 West River Road. The burglary occurred just before midnight on January 2, 2015. Surveillance footage shows a dark colored Dodge pickup truck park in front of the business, two males wearing hoodies exit the vehicle, smash the front door and enter the showroom. Once inside the suspects take high end power equipment from the display rack and load the equipment into the pickup truck. Stolen items include Jonsered chainsaws, Dolmar chainsaws and Rexmax backpack leaf blowers.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Hooksett Police Department at 624-1560.
Sergeant Jake Robie #39