Archive | July, 2012

Double shooting in Salem, NH

31 Jul

Twitter reports indicate two people were shot and killed on Wheeler Ave in Salem, New Hampshire late this morning. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

UPDATE: The Eagle-Tribune reports three people are dead in what appears to be a murder/suicide.


Manchester Police find stolen, loaded gun in stroller with 2 year old

25 Jul

On Monday, a Manchester, NH officer spotted a man needing assistance near the intersection of Kelly and Rimmon Streets. The man reported that he tried to run away from a man who pointed a gun at him in a robbery attempt, but that the man chased him down and punched him. The victim’s mother also approached police, and said that the same man had been brandishing the gun on Dubuque St. Police were able to identify the suspect as Jonathan Bijoel, a 28 year old Manchester resident.

Bijoel was spotted walking with his girlfriend, Cassandra Gagnon, and her two year old daughter on near Kelly and Rimmon a short time later. As officers approached the couple, Gagnon tried to walk away with the stroller. When police searched the stroller, they found a stolen 9mm pistol in the storage area under the child’s seat.

Bijoel was arrested and faces charges of robbery, theft of a firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Gagnon was also arrested and charged with falsifying physical evidence, and violating conditions of her bail.


Persons named are suspects only, and are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Police helicopter over Lowell this morning

25 Jul

A State Police helicopter is working over Lowell this morning, searching for a suspect wanted in a car theft. Nursing homes in the area were instructed to go on lock-down, as police have reason to believe the suspect is armed.

Breaking – update: Subject was spotted in the Merrimac River under the Frost Rd bridge, after possibly jumping from the bridge. Several Fire Departments launched boats with police on board, and the man was taken into custody.

Pedestrian struck at Gallivan Blvd & Dorchester

25 Jul

Police are searching for a pickup truck that fled the scene after striking a man at Dorchester Ave and Gallivan Blvd just before 10:00 AM. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a 1999 blue pick-up truck with Rhode Island license plate 39149. Witnesses described the driver as a black Hispanic male. The victim was not seriously injured.

Person shot in the head in Brockton

25 Jul

A medflight helicopter was requested after a person was shot in the head in the area of 10 West Chestnut Street around 1:00 AM in Brockton. The victim was transported by helicopter to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

UPDATE: Per Mark Parkinson, the victim was actually shot on Clinton Street, and walked to West Chestnut.

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Fire in Hampton Beach Motel

24 Jul

Firefighters responded for a fire at Jonathan’s Motel, 415 Ocean Blvd just after 9:00 this morning. The fire was confined to one room on the second floor of the motel, and was knocked down within 20 minutes.

3 alarm fire in Weare, New Hampshire

24 Jul

Fire broke out in the Weare Center store on South Stark Highway just after midnight on Tuesday and quickly grew to a 3rd alarm. Firefighters from multiple nearby towns have been called in to fight the blaze.