Aug 28, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
Aug 14, 2014
Jul 24, 2014
State Police: Truck that plunged into Sugar River was stolen, Walpole man charged
Travis Hattey, 18, of Walpole, was charged with conduct with a deadly weapon, receiving stolen property, disobeying an officer, conduct after an accident and DWI. He is to be arraigned in the 5th Circuit Court, Claremont Division Friday afternoon, State Police said.
About 3:20 a.m. Friday morning State Trooper Charles Newton attempted to stop a vehicle on Elm St. in Claremont near the intersection of Factory St. and Main St.
When the trooper activated the blue lights of his cruiser the 2006 Toyota Tundra accelerated rapidly through the intersection and onto Factory Street, a dead end that borders the Sugar River.
"The vehicle went through the end of the road, crashing through trees, became airborne and crashed into the river," State Police said.
While attempting to reach the vehicle, police spotted a passenger, a juvenile from Westminister, Vt., swimming across the river and away from the police. The juvenile was later located in Bellows Falls, Vt.
Hattey, who is believed to have been driving, was first seen clinging to rocks at the base of the embankment. When police tried to assist Hattey up the embankment using a rope, he disappeared into the river.
A dive team from the Southwestern Water Rescue Task Force searched the river for more than five hours, but did not find Hattey. He was located hours later in Claremont.
Investigators have determined the Toyota was stolen earlier that morning from a home in North Walpole, State Police said. Trooper Newton did not have that information when he attempted to stop the Toyota.
State Police were assisted by Claremont police and fire departments, the Southwestern Water Rescue Task Force and Walpole police.
Anyone with information is asked to call the New Hampshire State Police at 223-8494.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- NH killer in 1991 Smart trial seeks time with wife - 0
- Newport shooting victim in stable but critical condition - 0
- Nashua arrests 9 on drug warrants - 0
- Police: Nashua man in car targeted by gunfire was felon with gun - 0
- Man shot at in Nashua drive-by charged with unrelated possession of stolen gun - 0
- NH Supreme Court rules 4 teen killers entitled to sentencing hearings - 6
- Hampton woman who fatally struck pedestrian wants blood test thrown out of court - 0
- Man seeks to upend conviction in Deerfield home invasion case - 0
- Police say North Hampton man distributed child sex abuse images - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Goffstown's Bourque impresses; Memorial, Bishop Guertin, Pinkerton win in Queen City Jamboree - 0
- Hanover boys soccer edges defense-minded BG - 0
- NH Fisher Cats, Pierre stun Rock Cats in 4-3 win - 0
- Helping hands for new St. Anselm students in Manchester on move in day - 0
- To market, to market: Market Basket shoppers flock on in - 0
- Nashua Market Basket employee: 'Worth every day of work lost' - 0
- NH teen killers to get sentence reviews after state Supreme Court decision - 0
- Lakes Region Casino for sale last two months; asking price $3.5 million, manager says - 0
- Hudson police warn of cars being broken into - 0
Where is Shaheen? Hiding from you
Goffstown's Bourque impresses; Memorial, Bishop Guertin, Pinkerton win in Queen City Jamboree
Hooksett highs: A good multiple choice test
- Mass. Supreme Judicial Court has found upskirt photos taken on a subway aren't illegal. Should such voyeurism be a crime?
- Total Votes: 917