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  29-OCT-2014

Candia Police: Drug Arrest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

On October 25, 2014 at about 12:30 a.m., Officer Tom Terilli was doing a business check at the Candia First Stoppe/Irving.  He came upon subjects sleeping in a pick-up truck.  Subsequent investigation revealed over a pound of marijuana and underage drinking.

 

Thomas Scott, age 22, from Knox, Maine was arrested and charged with Possession of a controlled Drug with Intent to Distribute.  He was originally held on $10,00 cash bail and after a hearing on October 28, 2014 his bail was set at $2500.00 cash/surety.  A probable cause hearing is scheduled for November 5, 2014 at the Candia Courthouse.

 

Sidney Laskiewicz, age 20, from Salem, New Hampshire was arrested and charged with Unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor, and Transporting Alcoholic beverages By a Minor.  He was released on $750.00 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled for an arraignment in the Candia Courthouse on December 3, 2014.

  23-OCT-2014

Candia Police: Beware of these ongoing scams

The Candia Police would like to alert residents about on-going scams that have occurred over the last week or so.

 

A business reported receiving a telephone call from a male posing as a PSNH worker who threatened to shut off the power immediately unless the employee used a green dot card to make a payment.

 

Also, a resident reported that a man advised that they had won the lottery and had to pay a fee to get their earnings via green Dot Card.  These Green Dot cards are hard to trace.  These were obvious scams.   

 

In addition, a mass mailing from HomeServe USA went to residents of Candia as well as other communities advising of a plan that can be purchased to cover the cost of the water service line to your home that comes off a city or town water supply, which there are none in Candia.  A check of Home Serve USA on the Better Business Bureau website showed over 300 concerns.  We are unsure if this is a legitimate plan for persons who have city water, but wanted residents to be aware.

 

We urge residents to be skeptical of any unsolicited phone calls, e-mails, letters, etc.  Please don’t entertain these people and never give out personal information.  The best advice is to hang up and call the Candia Police if you are uncertain on what to do.  In addition you can report the incident to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Bureau at doj.nh.gov/consumer/index.htm.

 

Several residents have reported receiving phone calls from a man who purports himself as working as a police officer or for the IRS, etc.  The man requests that you send money to clear either an outstanding legal matter, a warrant or for back taxes.

 

Also circulating are e-mails claiming to be from a friend who is in another country and needs money because they lost their passport/ID’s and can’t use their credit cards.

 

Another resident received correspondence through the United States mail which included a fraudulent check. You are asked to cash the check and send some of the money to a certain person/location. 

 

I strongly urge anyone who receives a call, letter, or e-mail to disregard and hang up on the caller, destroy the letter, and delete the e-mail.  Do not give out any personal information.

 

If you would like to learn more about common consumer scams, these websites can help:

  17-OCT-2014

DHHS: Message regarding Spice, K2, and Smacked

From the NH Department of Health and Human Services:  Read this document listing key messages and talking points on synthetic drugs known as Spice, K2, Smacked.

  16-OCT-2014

Nottingham man sentenced to 15 years in prison for possessing firearm

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CONCORD, N.H. – Joshua Fields, 32, of Nottingham, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 15 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas...Read more»

  27-SEP-2014

Candia Police: E-ZPass Phishing Scam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

It has come to our attention that many people have received an e-mail notice from “E-Z Pass Service Center”, with a subject line of “In arrears for driving on toll road”  This is likely a phishing scam and we advise you not to open or respond to the e-mail message.

 

If you have any questions about the validity of any message received from E-Z pass, please contact the E-ZPass Customer Center for guidance.  Also, the FBI has confirmed they have received a number of complaints on this matter to date and have “opened a case file”.

 

Should you receive the phishing e-mail, please file a complaint at www.ic3.gov.  This site is dedicated to sharing information on internet crimes across law enforcement agencies. 

  12-SEP-2014

Candia Police: Road Rage Incident

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

On September 2, 2014, Aaron Bachhuber, age 39, from Nottingham, New Hampshire was arrested on a Candia Police warrant charging him with Disorderly Conduct and Reckless Driving.

 

The charges stem from a report of reckless driving report  which occurred on Route 101 and ended at the Candia First Stoppe/Irving Station.  Bachhuber reportedly exited his vehicle and began yelling obscenities, raised his fists and taunted the occupants of the vehicle to a fight.

 

Bachhuber was released on $750.00 personal recognizance bail, and is scheduled for an arraignment on October 1st, 2014.

  06-SEP-2014

Candia Police: Mail being removed from mailboxes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 

On the morning of September 3, 2014 the Candia Police Department investigated several reports of mail being removed from mailboxes on Patten Hill Road.  Some packages were opened.  We believe this occurred overnight as it had rained and the mail was damp.

 

If anyone has any information on this matter, please contact the Candia Police at 483-2317.