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For Immediate Release
February 15, 2016
For more information contact:
Trooper Nicholas Levesque - State Police-Troop E
(603) 603-223-8516 or
Officer Colby Morrison- Campton Police Department
(603) 603-726-8874

Stolen Vehicle Pursuit/Arrest

On February 15, 2016, at approximately 1:09 PM, Trooper Nicholas Levesque of the New Hampshire State Police-Troop E, was traveling southbound on Interstate 93 in the town of New Hampton, when he observed a vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 93 that he believed matched the description of a vehicle which had recently been reported stolen out of the Plymouth State University Police Department, described as a blue Jeep Cherokee. Trooper Levesque was able to get behind the vehicle on Interstate 93 northbound in the town of Ashland and confirmed that it was the vehicle in question. Trooper Levesque activated his emergency lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle to which the operator of the stolen vehicle failed to stop and initiated a pursuit. Trooper Levesque was able to maintain eye contact with the vehicle where it exited the interstate and continued north on Route 3 in Ashland while traveling at high speeds and operating erratically and recklessly. Eventually the vehicle continued to Route 175 where it traveled through the town of Holderness and into the town of Campton. The vehicle continued to Beebe Road in the town of Campton where it was seen traveling down the railroad tracks toward Blair Road. The vehicle was eventually cornered along the rail road tracks and was later found to be abandoned once responding trooper and officers approached on foot. A short time later, the Campton Police Department received the report of a stolen vehicle, described as a Jeep Wrangler from Strong Road in the town of Campton, a short distance from the where the first vehicle had been abandoned. Officer Colby Morrison of the Campton Police Department located the second stolen vehicle traveling southbound on Route 175 in the town of Campton when Officer Morrison activated his emergency lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle to which the operator of the second stolen vehicle failed to stop and initiated a pursuit. The pursuit continued into the town of Holderness where it was picked up by the Holderness Police Department. The pursuit continued south on Route 175 and onto Perch Pond Road where this vehicle then traveled north on Perch Pond Road and back into the town of Campton. Other responding police units were able to set up tire deflation devices along Perch Pond Road and were able to successfully deflate the suspect vehicle tires. The vehicle continued a short distance onto Page Road in the town of Campton where it finally came to a stop. The operator, identified as, Cory Conant-Gould, age 28, Rumney, NH, along with his passenger, identified as Nicole McGowen, aage, 25, Rumney, NH were ultimately taken into custody. Conant-Gould was charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Disobeying an Officer, Breach of Bail, Reckless Driving and Operating After Suspension. More charges may be forthcoming. Conant-Gould is being held and will be arraigned in the 2nd Circuit-District Division-Plymouth Court on February 16, 2015. McGowenwill be charged with Accomplice to Receiving Stolen Property.

Assisting personnel at both incidents included Troopers from the New Hampshire State Police-Troop F, New Hampshire State Police-Troop E, Conservation Officers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Officers from the Campton Police Department, Plymouth Police Department, Holderness Police Department, Plymouth State University Police Department, Ashland Police Department and the Rumney Police Department.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Trooper Nicholas Levesque of the New Hampshire State Police-Troop E at 603-223-8516 or Officer Colby Morrison of the Campton Police Department at 603-726-8874.

   
 
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