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Alton man who allegedly went on crime spree is arrested
Union Leader ^ | March 2, 2012 | Dan Seufert

Posted on 03/03/2012 4:48:21 AM PST by Jim Noble

WOLFEBORO – An Alton man who allegedly went on a crime spree early Tuesday morning has been arrested near the Canadian border by Vermont State Police.

Joshua Dearnley, 27, was found walking in woods in close proximity to the Canadian border early Friday morning, according to Wolfeboro Police Detective Guy Maloney...

“We're not sure how he got as far as he did, he seems to have been on foot most of the time, and whether he was hitchhiking or what, he seems to have had some help from a motor vehicle,” Maloney said.

Arrest warrants were issued for Dearnley Wednesday for burglary, criminal trespassing and resisting arrest. More charges will likely be filed against him, Maloney said.

Police said his crime spree began at a residence on North Line Road in Wolfeboro at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The homeowner reported seeing an intruder and then said he saw the man fleeing from his house. When they arrived at the home, police found footprints in the snow leading from the house to North Line Road. Soon after, officers found a state Department of Transportation vehicle parked a few hundred feet away. The state vehicle was reported stolen from the Strafford area, Maloney said.

The footprints at the residence matched the footprints near the vehicle, he said. For three hours after the reported burglary, police said they followed Dearnley's footprints through several business parking lots and across the properties of numerous local residents.

Officers found another residence on Allen Road that had been illegally entered, but the suspect had fled. Officers ended that search at 5 a.m., but at approximately 7 a.m. a resident on Beach Pond Road called police to report his vehicle had been stolen. Police believe Dearnley stole that vehicle as well...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: notnews
Couple of interesting things: He's lucky he didn't get shot. Break-ins are on the rise - maybe the burglar community doesn't watch the news about how much the economy is improving.

Most of all - he was walking in the woods, away from the road and very close to an unfenced border - but they sure knew he was there. If the Vermont State Police can do this at night in the dark of the woods in February, why can't La Migra do it in Arizona?

1 posted on 03/03/2012 4:48:23 AM PST by Jim Noble
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To: Jim Noble
So, where is this "Alton"?

I searched the St. Louis Post Dispatch for the story and found nothing.

Geographical information would be nice. Sometimes there are more than one city or county with the same name.

I live near Alton, IL. But I had to read the poster's comment to find out it was in VT.

2 posted on 03/03/2012 4:59:05 AM PST by woofer
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To: woofer

There is an Alton, NH and a Wolfeboro, NH.


3 posted on 03/03/2012 5:07:01 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jim Noble
he seems to have had some help from a motor vehicle,”

They gonna arrest that vehicle for aiding and abetting?

4 posted on 03/03/2012 5:59:14 AM PST by maine-iac7 (.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Thanks Jack

At least that resolves some of the mystery. The city name "Alton" in the title was what drew me to the article. How hard is it to include the two letter state in brackets to the title.

Besides, what else has ever happened in this NH Alton that could possibly keep its name at the forefront of American thought?

5 posted on 03/03/2012 7:12:31 AM PST by woofer
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