Conduct following an accident after joyride
Anthony Stuker, 18, of Concord was charged with two counts of conduct after an accident and one count of taking a vehicle without owner consent.
About 12:05 p.m. on Aug. 28, Officer Daniel Reilly was traveling west on School Street when several people by the side of the road motioned for him to stop. They told him that a green Saab traveling east had hit parked vehicles, smashing the cars’ mirrors, then had driven off, according to the report. One witness told the police a young white male with shaggy brown hair was driving the car.
The police ran the vehicle’s plates and visited the registered address to talk to the owners. The man who answered the door told the police his daughter had taken the vehicle and was at a cheerleading practice at Memorial Field. The girl’s father told the police that she may have been with Stuker.
The police went to Concord High School and found the vehicle in the parking lot. According to Reilly’s report, Stuker was standing in front of the vehicle. The girl’s father was also there.
Stuker told the police he’d been driving the car, but that he did not have a driver’s license.
Reilly said he asked Stuker if he’d gotten into an accident on School Street.
“He told me he drove the car over to a gas station on Pleasant Street and got into an accident with another car,” Reilly wrote.
Eventually, he wrote, Stuker confessed to hitting the cars on School Street.
Reilly also spoke to the daughter of the car’s owners. She told the police she and Stuker drove to her cheerleading practice together but that the coach would not allow Stuker to stay.
The girl said she felt bad for Stuker and gave him the car keys so he could sit and wait for her, the report said. The girl said she gave Stuker permission to take money from the car to buy something at the corner store but never said he could drive it, Reilly’s report said.
Theft, endangering welfare of a child
Ian Hanley, 29, of Manchester was arrested on one charge each of theft, endangering the welfare of a child and a bench warrant.
About 3 p.m. on Aug. 28, Officer Brian Cregg was dispatched to Walmart on Loudon Road for a report of theft.
When Cregg arrived, he met with the store’s loss prevention officer, who told them Hanley and his girlfriend had concealed six DVDs and tried to exit the store through the grocery department. The couple also had their 3-year-old daughter with them while the alleged thefts were made, according to Cregg’s report.
Hanley’s girlfriend told the police she had removed the DVDs from their packaging and placed them in her purse without paying for them, the report said.
“Hanley said he was initially unaware that (his girlfriend) was shoplifting, but soon became aware that she had done something while they were about to exit, because they were being followed,” the report said.
Dispatch informed Cregg that Hanley had an active $2,500 electronic bench warrant for failing to pay child support in Strafford County. While he was being handcuffed, Hanley reached into his pocket and removed an “Alvin and the Chipmunks” DVD, which had been taken from the store.
In all, Hanley and his girlfriend stole about $110 in merchandise from the store, the report said.
Hanley was processed and was released to the custody of the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office.