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For Immediate Release
October 16, 2018
For more information contact:
Trooper Nate Johnson
603-223-8496

Arrest/Residential Burglary in Progress, Salisbury New Hampshire

Steven Merkes booking photo

On October 16, 2018 at approximately 9:38 a.m. the New Hampshire State Police were alerted by a homeowner on Bay Road in Salisbury that his camp was being burglarized. The homeowner, who was remotely monitoring the burglary with security cameras, provided a thorough description of the suspect to the responding Troopers.

Troopers Nate Johnston, Mike Andres, Emmanuel Francois arrived on scene and discovered Steven Merkes, Age 52, Gulfstream Florida, exiting the residence. Merkes, who was not authorized to be at the residence, was taken into custody and subsequently charged with Burglary. The State Police were assisted by the Boscawen Police and the State Police K-9 Unit. Merkes was released on personal recognizance bail with an arraignment date of November 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Merrimack County Superior Court.

   
 
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