Held over the weekend pending arraignment
LEBANON, NH - A report of a prowler walking around vacant houses on Pasture Lane after dark on Saturday evening led to the arrest of a 52-year-old Bristol, New Hampshire resident who police say looks like a burglar seen on a home surveillance system during a December break-in along the same road.
Brian McLaughlin was held over the weekend pending an arraignment scheduled for Monday at the Grafton Superior Court on felony charges of burglary and stalking as well as a misdemeanor count of criminal trespass. He also faces loitering and prowling violations.
Lebanon officers responded to the remote road, which travels up from the Beechwood apartments complex up towards the red-and-white radio antennas atop Crafts Hill, after a citizen reported the unusual activity. While they were still enroute, the police were told the man had just left the area in a Jeep Liberty and one of the officers spotted it heading away and stopped it.
While talking to McLaughlin, the officer recognized him as matching a photo that had been obtained from a surveillance camera inside the home that had been burglarized in December, police reported.
"McLaughlin told officers he was in the area to visit a friend, but he was unable to provide any information about the friend or an address," according to Monday's statement which continued, "Officers were able to determine that McLaughlin was the male who had been seen on the property of the vacant houses. It was determined that he had driven by the residence of a co-worker several times that day with no legitimate purpose."
Brian McLaughlin, 52, of Bristol, New Hampshire is charged with felony counts of burglary and stalking
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