Two More Arrested In Drug Raid Case
The twin of one of the other Perkins Avenue suspects faces criminal threatening and riot charges for threatening a neighbor, while another man faces drug charges.
Hampton police have arrested two new individuals on respective gun and drug possession charges in connection to Friday's sizable cocaine and marijuana bust on Perkins Avenue.
James Wojtowicz, 24, of 7 Perkins Ave., and Reinaldo 'Chooki' Ruiz, 24, of 7 Perkins Ave., were each charged on Monday, according to Police Lt. Dan Gidley.
Ruiz faces felony possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute charges, while Wojtowicz faces felony criminal threatening and riot charges.
Gidley said Wojtowicz wasn't charged at the time of the May 4 search, although Gidley said the man allegedly used a handgun to threaten the neighbor on Monday in connection to the Perkins Avenue investigation.
Gidley said police received a report about a fight in front of 7 Perkins Ave. at about 11:17 p.m. Monday. The suspects weren't present at the time officers arrived, although he said Ruiz answered the door at 7 Perkins Ave. when officers knocked on the door.
Police determined Ruiz had a warrant out for his arrest and took him into custody. The warrant was active Friday during the drug bust, although Gidley said officers weren't able to locate him until the incident Monday.
Shortly after, police received a tip that Wojtowicz and four other people were involved in the fight and that he was seen at the nearby Wally's Pub, said Gidley.
Officers made contact with Wojtowicz inside Wally's just before midnight Monday, although Gidley said they weren't initially able to positively identify him because Wojtowicz has a twin brother, who was taken into custody Friday.
Gidley said it was later determined it was James Wojtowicz the officers saw in Wally's, and brought him into custody at 12 a.m. Tuesday after locating him near the intersection of Ashworth Avenue and K Street.
Gidley said Wojtowicz allegedly removed a couple articles of clothing after the Wally's encounter to make himself harder to identify.
Few details were available Tuesday afternoon about the fight, although Gidley said Wojtowicz allegedly displayed a firearm of some kind in front of an individual or individuals he and his group of individuals were trying to intimidate.
The man faces the riot charge because he had four other individuals with him, said Gidley. No one was injured during the fight, and no one else was charged as of Tuesday in connection to the incident.
Wojtowicz is being held on unspecified cash bail in the Rockingham County House of Corrections and is scheduled for arraignment in Hampton District Court on Wednesday, June 6, according to Gidley.
Ruiz was released on unspecified bail and is also scheduled for arraignment in Hampton District Court on June 6.
Hampton police and detectives from the N.H. Attorney General's Task Force and Drug Enforcement Agency arrested five individuals Friday morning after executing search warrants on Perkins Ave and at two other homes in Hampton Beach and Seabrook.
Gidley urged anyone with information about the case is to call the Hampton Police Department at 929-4444. Anonymous tips can be made through the Crimeline for the Hamptons at 929-1222 or at email@example.com.