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For Immediate Release
August 16, 2018
For more information contact:
TFC Richard Dupont
(603) 223-8778

Man Arrested After Using a False Identity at the Salem DMV

Jose Manuel Arias-Guerrero booking photo

On August 16, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m., staff at the Salem New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles, alerted the New Hampshire State Police – Troop G to the presence of a male subject, who was believed to be falsely using the identity of a United States Citizen in an effort to obtain a New Hampshire Driver's License.

The New Hampshire State Police were told the male was identifying himself as Ricardo T. Roman, age 33, of Manchester, NH.

Upon arrival Troopers spoke with a male who maintained that he was Ricardo M. Roman, a citizen of Puerto Rico.

With assistance of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Troopers were able to identify the male as, Jose Manuel Arias-Guerrero, who has used three different identities in the past and has been in the United States illegally since 2001.

Once the suspect realized he had been identified, he admitted he was Arias-Guerrero, age 37, and confirmed he is a citizen of Bani, in the Dominican Republic.

The New Hampshire State Police ultimately took Arias-Guerrero into custody. He was charged with one criminal offense of Unsworn Falsification contrary to RSA 641:3 and four offenses of Prohibitions of a Driver' License contrary to RSA 263:12. Arias-Guerrero refused bail and was transported to the Rockingham County House of Corrections. He was arraigned on Friday August 17, 2018, at the Derry District Court, and is currently being held on $20,000.00 cash only bail. His trial is scheduled for September 13, 2018, in the 10th Circuit Court– District Division – Salem.

The New Hampshire State Police – Troop G was assisted by members of the Salem Police Department, the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the State Police Major Crime Unit.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact TFC Dupont at (603) 223-8778 or by email at

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