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Wolfeboro man arrested for impersonating officer, pointing gun at suspected 'human traffickers'

By MELISSA PROULX
Union Leader Correspondent

November 10. 2017 2:22PM

David Monteith (Courtesy)

SALEM — An armed Wolfeboro man was arrested Friday for pretending to be a police officer when he confronted people he suspected were involved in “human trafficking” outside a local hotel.

David Monteith, 30, is charged with reckless conduct with a deadly weapon and “false personation” of a police officer.

On Friday, police responded to the parking lot of Park View Inn on South Broadway for a reported dispute. There they found a man pointing a handgun at another man in a vehicle.

Police said they were able to quickly gain control of the situation.

The male victim and a female companion came to the motel to meet someone she had been communicating with from an online dating site, they explained when questioned by police.

Monteith explained that he suspected the woman was involved in human trafficking so he had retrieved a handgun from his vehicle, police said, allegedly identified himself as a police officer and ordered the male victim to “freeze.”

Monteith was taken into custody and later released on $2,500 personal recognizance bond. He will be arraigned Nov. 17 in Rockingham County Superior Court.


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