New Hampshire Crime Briefs
PORTSMOUTH — A fifth person has been arrested in connection with an alleged heroin distribution ring in the Gosling Meadows neighborhood.
Jonathan Barrett, 23, of Salem turned himself into Salem police on Friday, on an outstanding police warrant for conspiracy to sell heroin.
The bust follows an investigation by the Portsmouth Police Department, the Rockingham County Sheriff's Department, the Kittery Police Department and the Portsmouth Housing Authority.
The sale of more than a gram of heroin is subject to a penalty of up to 20 years in jail and a $300,000 fine.Barrett and the other suspects are being held pending arraignment in Portsmouth Circuit Court today.
KEENE — A city man was arrested Sunday and charged with robbing a Circle K on West Street.
Police say Joshua Compos, 27, approached the clerk at the convenience store around 8:00 p.m. and demanded cash. He was unarmed, according to police. The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of money.
No one was anyone injured during the incident.
Compos is being held without bail at the Cheshire County House of Correction. He is to be arraigned today in Keene Circuit Court.
HOOKSETT — A Boscawen man has been charged with felony criminal threatening and driving while intoxicated, after he allegedly waved a gun at another driver while traveling north on Interstate 93 on Sunday.
The driver called the police after observing Jackson allegedly driving in an erratic manner while displaying a handgun. The caller said Jackson waved the gun in a threatening manner and then pointed the gun at him.
Jackson was arrested and transported to the state police barracks in Concord. He has been charged with felony criminal threatening and driving while intoxicated, subsequent offense.
Campground open after building burns
LANCASTER — Despite a fire that destroyed a large building on the property, the owner of Roger's Campground says it will be business as usual at the White Mountains resort during the summer season.
The New Hampshire State Fire Marshall's Office is investigating the cause of the fire, and the structure won't be taken down until the investigation into the cause is completed.
"The building really doesn't affect anybody's plans," said Peck, who has been an owner of the business for 16 seasons. "It won't affect anything as far as the campground or the motel or anything goes."
Nashua oven fire sends 1 to hospital
NASHUA — One person required hospital treatment after heavy smoke from a pre-dawn oven fire drove several people to the street early Sunday.
While the fire was put out quickly, the smoke escaped the apartment and caused a heavy smoke condition on the second and third floors.
Merrimack man hits information booth
MERRIMACK — A local man motoring on Daniel Webster Highway early Sunday morning apparently fell asleep and crashed his car into the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce informational kiosk, police said.
Jones did not require hospital treatment. The accident is under investigation and police have asked anyone who may have seen the crash to call Merrimack Police Department at 424-3774.
PELHAM — Police are seeking a suspect in the robbery of a cab driver in the town early Sunday morning.
Police said a man who hailed a Checker Cab. Co. taxi in Lowell, Mass., had the cabbie drive him to Tyngsborough, Mass., but provided directions that led to Pelham.
Police describe the robber as a pale white male in his 30s, over 6 feet in height, and wearing a blue fleece zippered jacket and blue jeans. Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect is asked to call Pelham police at 635-2411.
PORTSMOUTH — A woman was arrested shortly after police said she robbed a local pharmacy and crashed her car a short distance from the store.
Cheryl Lees, 59, of Portsmouth, was arrested after police spotted her SUV and gave chase.
Enfield man killed in hit-and-run in Vermont
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UPDATE: 2 dead in I-89 crash in Lebanon, highway northbound restricted to one lane as of 8:20 p.m.