Shoplifting Suspect Arrested After Resisting

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$900 Worth of Camping Equipment Allegedly Stolen

On May 13, at 12:55 p.m., Lebanon Police Officers responded to Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) for a report of a male subject who had allegedly stolen over $900 in camping equipment from the store and placed it in a stolen backpack. A description of the suspect and stolen merchandise was obtained and broadcast to all officers and surrounding agencies.

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At approximately 5:20 p.m. on this same date, K9 Officer Tyler Hewes was on patrol on the Miracle Mile when he observed a male subject walking east and noted that he appeared to be in possession of the merchandise allegedly stolen from EMS, said Lebanon Police Chief Richard Mello. Hewes attempted to make contact with the male subject but the individual refused to stop and speak with him, said Mello. The male subject was later identified as James Thibodeau, age 39, of Wolfeboro Road in Hanover, NH.

According to Hewes, the police officer then attempted to detain Thibodeau after he refused to stop and a struggle ensued; Thibodeau refused to cooperate with officers and resisted their attempts to take him into custody, said the Lebanon Police Department. Thibodeau was subsequently arrested and charged with Resisting Detention, Receiving Stolen Property and Theft by Unauthorized Taking, all Class A Misdemeanors.

Thibodeau refused the services of a bail commissioner and was arraigned this morning in Lebanon District Division, New Hampshire Second Circuit Court where he was held on $500 cash bail.


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