November 24, 2008
Troop E makes arrest after joint surveillance along Routes 16 and 302
On Saturday, November 22, 2008, New Hampshire State Police, along with members of the U.S. Forest Service and Carroll County Sheriff's Office, conducted joint surveillance of an area south of Pinkham's Notch within the White Mountain National Forest.
After continuously watching the area for approximately 7 hours, a lone male drove a silver Lincoln Town Car into a parking lot and targeted a Massachusetts registered Subaru by breaking a window and removing a small electronic device from inside. The male then drove southbound and was stopped by police a short distance away. He was subsequently arrested at the scene by New Hampshire State Police and identified as:
Timothy RAYMOND, Age 28
Following his arrest, RAYMOND was charged with Criminal Mischief and Theft by Unauthorized Taking, both Class A Misdemeanors that if convicted include a potential sentence of up to a year in jail and/or up to a $2000 fine for each charge.
RAYMOND was bailed in the amount of $5000 Cash and $5000 Personal Recognizance, but could not post the total so he was held in the Carroll County Jail pending his arraignment today. RAYMOND was formally charged by New Hampshire State Police this morning in District Court Northern Carroll County with 14 counts of Criminal Mischief, Theft, and Misuse of Plates, stemming from crimes committed in the towns of Jackson, Albany, and Tamworth. At the same time, RAYMOND also faced charges entered by Carroll County Sheriffs Office. Ultimately RAYMOND was released on $20,000 Personal Recognizance with extensive pre-trial bail supervision conditions to be monitored by the Carroll County Jail Staff.
With the assistance of Berlin Police Detectives, a search warrant was also conducted over the weekend in Berlin resulting in the recovery of more stolen property and additional charges are expected to be filed in both Carroll and Coos Counties.
The joint operation was initiated in response to multiple reports over the last few months of daytime vehicle thefts, burglaries and other suspicious activity along the Route 16 and Route 302 corridors within both Carroll and Coos Counties. The task force met earlier in the month to share information and also conducted one other surveillance previous to this operation. U.S. Forest Service Special Agents, New Hampshire State Police Troop E and Troop F Detectives, Carroll County Sheriff's Detectives, Conway Police Detectives, Bartlett Police, Jackson Police, and Berlin Police Departments, all contributed heavily to the successful results.
The investigation is still ongoing and anyone having information regarding similar crimes may contact Troop Detective Justin Rowe at (603) 323-3333.