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Kingston man dashes out of his home to stop alleged thief

Union Leader Correspondent

February 13. 2018 9:21PM

Madison Teague Kingston Police Department

KINGSTON — A Newmarket woman suspected of breaking into vehicles was arrested Tuesday morning with help from a homeowner who said he spotted her inside his car and ran outside to apprehend her before police arrived.

Madison Teague, 19, was charged with criminal trespass and receiving stolen property after police received a 911 call around 6:50 a.m. reporting that a woman was breaking into vehicles in the Simes Road area off New Boston Road, police said.

Officers were headed to the area when they learned that a homeowner had already nabbed Teague and was waiting for police.

The homeowner’s wife told the New Hampshire Union Leader that her husband was upstairs in their house when he saw a woman in a white Volvo get out and then climb into his Subaru and start rummaging around.

“He ran out and I just heard him yelling at me to call 911. I called 911 and our neighbor heard as well and came out to help,” she said.

She said her husband was able to keep the woman from leaving.

“It was pretty incredible. We’re definitely happy because so many people have been mentioning that they’ve had things stolen and their cars broken into,” she said.

Police said Teague was not armed; no one was injured.

Several quarters fell out of Teague’s pockets in the scuffle and were still sitting in the driveway Tuesday afternoon.

The neighbor who ran over to lend a hand said he was inside his house when he heard the yelling and ran over to help while armed with a piece of firewood.

“I didn’t know how big the person was he had. It turned out it was just a girl,” he said.

Teague was arraigned Tuesday afternoon and held at the Rockingham County jail on $1,000 cash bail, which will revert to personal recognizance if she participates in a drug treatment program, police said.

According to Police Chief Donald Briggs Jr., Teague was out on bail on charges she broke into several cars on Wadleigh Point Road in November.

Police are also investigating whether she may be connected to other vehicle break-ins on Ball Road last weekend.

Briggs said he’s seen some cases over the years where homeowners have used physical force to restrain a suspected perpetrator for police, but stressed that it can be dangerous because the person could be armed with a firearm, knife or other weapon.

He said police generally do not recommend engaging in a physical confrontation and to use cellphones to take as many pictures as possible to help police with their investigation.

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