Police Bust Teen Drinking Party
Several significant calls highlight this North Hampton police log.
The following entries are excerpts from arrest and call logs supplied by the North Hampton Police Department. The information does not indicate a conviction.
MONDAY, FEB. 20
- 4:48 p.m. — A resident reported a woman identifying herself as Allison had come to the home claiming she was conducting census information. The caller told police Allison asked if there were any members of the household younger than 13 years old. Allison didn't try to sell anything and didn't ask for personal information. Police recorded the incident and are asking residents to report similar suspicious activity in town.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
- 8:20 a.m. — The Hampton Veterinary Hospital called to report an individual had turned in a tan/dark brown, 1-year-old terrier mix at the hospital. The individual had reportedly found the dog, which isn't microchipped, wandering behind Home Depot. Police weren't able to determine the animal's owner.
- 10:45 a.m. — An officer running license plates along Lafayette Road came across a blue Toyota Echo operated by Todd Mercier, of North Hampton. Mercier showed an electronic bench warrant in the system, and the officer stopped Mercier's vehicle and took him into custody. Mercier was released on $500 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled for arraignment in Hampton District Court on March 19 at 8:30 a.m.
SATURDAY, FEB. 25
- 11:08 p.m. — Police received an anonymous complaint about an underage drinking party at 11 Woodland Road. Officers ultimately determined there was a party in progress, and using the assistance of Rye and Greenland police as well as state police, officers took 17 juveniles — all between 15 and 17 years old — and five other underage individuals into protective custody. The various partiers were later released to their parents. Police didn't release information about criminal charges in connection to the party.
SUNDAY, FEB. 26
- 4:17 p.m. — An officer responded to the Rockingham County of Corrections at the request of another officer and arrested an inmate — Jordan Welch, of Hampton — on an active warrant. Welch was booked and released on $1,500 personal recognizance bail. Welch is scheduled for arraignment in Hampton District Court on April 11 at 8:30 a.m.