MANCHESTER, NH – Lawrence Stone, 55, of Manchester, was arrested Nov. 27 for allegedly trying to sell stolen plumbing parts.
Officer Chris B. Day responded to a theft complaint at Lachance Plumbing and Heating, 195 S. Beech St. on Friday at approximately 8:15 a.m. Upon arrival, he met with the owner, William Lachance.
Lachance told Officer Day that one of his work trucks was missing several thousand dollars worth of equipment. A 2006 Ford van was broken into sometime overnight and approximately 450 oil burner nozzles, as well as various tools, were removed from the van. Lachance told police the items taken were worth approximately $4,000.
Officer Day took the initial report but continued to follow-up on the case. Officer Day received information about a person trying to sell similar plumbing items, so he arranged a meeting with the man, later identified as Stone.
Officer Day met with the Stone at 10:10 p.m. on November 27 behind the 99 Restaurant, 1685 South Willow St. He spoke with Stone about the items he was selling. Stone consented to a vehicle search and multiple items were recovered, to include oil burner nozzles and a DeWalt battery and charger. The items seized had a combined total of $2,446.02 resulting in a class A felony theft by unauthorized taking charge.
Stone was transported to police headquarters and appeared in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on November 30, 2015.
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