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Candia Police: Arrest Made



On June 23, 2015 Jason Robinson, age 36, of Nashua, New Hampshire was arrested for Theft by Unauthorized Taking.


On June 23, 2015 Sergeant Scott Gallagher was checking the Village Cemetery off of Deerfield Road. He located some wheel barrows and car parts on the trail behind the cemetery. Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of stolen auto parts from Car World on Raymond Road. While on scene, Sgt. Gallagher and Officer Rick Langlois located a suspect, Jason Robinson, and he was taken into custody.


Robinson is currently out on parole and he was taken to the Rockingham County Jail. The case remains under investigation.


Hands-Free Electronic Device Law - In effect July 1


NH’s New Hands Free Electronic Device Law will be in effect July 1, 2015. What does this mean?


Candia Police: Seeking Fill-In Secretary


The Candia Police Department has a position open for a fill-in secretary. Candidate will work sick days and vacation days for the full-time Secretary. This position requires excellent communication skills and must able to be available on short notice.


Resumes will be accepted until position is filled. They can be delivered, Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. , or mailed, to the Candia Police Department at 74 High St., Candia, NH 03034


Candia Police: Seeking Animal Control Officer


The Candia Police Department has a position open for an Animal Control Officer. This is a part-time position and will involve some nights and weekends. Primary duties will include enforcing animal control statutes, responding to public complaints regarding possible violations and issuing violations. Driver’s license is required and a high school graduate is preferred. This position requires excellent communications skills and experience with animals is preferred.


Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Download the Employment Application or pick one up at the Candia Police Department Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Candia Police: Free Bicycle Helmets Available


The Police Department has free bicycle helmets for those that need them. If interested, visit the Candia Police Department during office hours Monday - Friday, 8:30am -3:30pm or call the CPD at 483-2318.


Candia Police: Burglary Arrest



On May 1, 2015, Andrea Santa, age 31, of Candia, turned herself in on a Candia Police warrant charging her with a burglary that occurred on March 13, 2015 on Podunk Road. She was released on $2500.00 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled for an arraignment on June 3, 2015 in the 10th Circuit Court-Candia Division.


Candia Police: Mailboxes Vandalized



On the morning of April 28th, 2015, the Candia Police Department received reports of approximately five acts of vandalism to mailboxes that had occurred overnight. Anyone with any knowledge of the above events are asked to contact the Candia Police Department at 483-2318.


Candia Police: Burglary on Critchett Road



The Candia Police Department would like to let residents know of a burglary which occurred April 17, 2015 at a residence on Critchett Road. Several items were taken.


We asked that if you have any information on this burglary to please contact Officer Kevin Mahoney at 483-2318.



Stay Vigilant Against Bogus IRS Phone Calls and Emails


IRS Tax Tip 2015-20, February 17, 2015

Tax scams take many different forms. Recently, the most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. They use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try to steal your money. They may try to steal your identity too. Here are several tips from the IRS to help you avoid being a victim of these tax scams:


The real IRS will not:

  • Initiate contact with you by phone, email, text or social media to ask for your personal or financial information.
  • Call you and demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call about taxes you owe without first mailing you a bill.
  • Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For example, telling you to pay with a prepaid debit card.

Be wary if you get a phone call from someone who claims to be from the IRS and demands that you pay immediately. Here are some steps you can take to avoid and stop these scams.


If you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you do:

  • Contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Use TIGTA’s “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page to report the incident.
  • You should also report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your report.

Candia Police: Recent burglaries-Podunk Road & Chester Tpke



The P.D. would like to alert residents to a recent burglary and two attempted burglaries.  On Friday, March 13, a residence was burglarized on Podunk Road.


On Wednesday, March 18, two attempted burglaries occurred on Chester Turnpike.  A male subject was seen walking into driveways and is believed to have been picked up by a black sedan.   


Anyone with information on these incidents or who may have seen suspicious activity in the these two areas is urged to call the Candia Police Department at 483-2318.


Candia Police: Recent burglaries in the Main Street area



The P.D. would like to alert residents to a recent burglary and two attempted burglaries.  On Wednesday, February 25, an attempted burglary occurred at a business on Old Manchester Road.  A window was broken; however, no entry was gained.


On Monday, March 2, a residence on Main Street was burglarized during day time hours.  Items were taken.  Shortly after, an attempted burglary was reported from the residence across the street.  No entry was gained.


Anyone with information on these incidents or who may have seen suspicious activity in the Main Street area on March 2 is urged to call the Candia Police Department at 483-2318.


Candia Police: High snow banks and visibility access

The Police Department has been receiving complaints in reference to high snow banks and visibility access.  Residents, whether plowing their driveways or hiring contactors, are urged to:

  • Refrain from pushing or placing snow back into the street.  Doing so not only creates hazards for drivers, but also makes it difficult for the highway department to keep the streets clean
  • Maintain proper access to your mailbox.  Keeping this area open will also provide greater visibility of the mail box allowing the plow truck drivers to see them and avoid them
  • If you have curbside trash pickup, make sure your trash cans are well behind the road edge or in the driveway so the plow will not hit them.
  • Check your roofs for excessive snow loads.  Existing snow accumulations can become much heavier once they begin to melt or become saturated with water from rain and wet snow.
  • Keep all chimneys and vents clear to prevent carbon monoxide from backing up into the building. Some vents, such as pellet stove vents, may exit the building through a wall and are susceptible to being blocked by excessive snow buildup on the outside of the building.
  • Many driveways have high snow banks and visibility is difficult when exiting.  Try to find someone to guide you out, if possible.
  • Because of this limited visibility, we are urging drivers to be aware of residents pulling out of driveways.  Please slow down and be alert.

Candia Police: Burglaries at Stubby's and Candia House of Pizza



The Candia Police Department is asking the public for their assistance in identifying the suspect(s) in two recent burglaries at two Candia businesses.


On Wednesday, January 14, 2014, two overnight burglaries were reported to the Candia Police. At 3:56 a.m., the owner of Stubby’s Place at 26 Old Manchester Road reported that his restaurant was broken into.


Later in the morning, the owners of The Candia House of Pizza, 3 Main Street reported that their business had also been burglarized.


During this same time period, there were several business break-ins in Bedford and Manchester that may be connected. We are asking if anyone saw any vehicles and or persons near any of the Candia businesses from mid Tuesday evening to early Wednesday morning, to call the Candia Police at 483-2318.



*UPDATED on 2/28/2015: Suspects have been identified and cases are under investigation.



Candia Police: Snow blower stolen



On December 31, 2014 a resident reported that their snow blower was stolen from their yard on High Street.  The day prior, an older model red Chevy pick-up truck with no tailgate was seen parked on Baker Road near the address with a single male occupant.  

Residents are urged to keep their snow blowers under cover or out of the sight of motorists.


Candia Police: Abandoned dog found



On Sunday, December 7, at approximately 6:15 pm, the Candia Police Department’s Animal Control Officer was dispatched to the intersection of Langford Road and Raymond Road in reference to a found dog. 


The dog, described as a white Boxer mix, had no identification and was extremely emaciated.  He was very timid and believed to have been dropped off by unknown persons. 


Anyone with information is urged to call the ACO at 483-2317.