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Hampton Falls man charged with burglarizing home while woman slept
HAMPTON FALLS — A Hampton Falls man is facing felony burglary charges after police say he broke into a house in his neighborhood and stole items while the homeowner was asleep.
Nicholas Zucconi, 31, of 11 Mill Lane, was arraigned Monday morning on charges related to a burglary at a nearby home on Mill Lane Dec. 22.
State police Lt. Chris Vetter said the 59-year-old female victim slept through the burglary, even as Zucconi allegedly entered her bedroom and began rifling through her belongings.
“I’m glad she didn’t wake up because there’s no way of knowing what would have happened if she had woken up,” Vetter said.
Zucconi forced his way into the residence around 1:30 a.m. and made off with jewelry and other valuables, Vetter said.
At one point the victim heard “plastic falling” in a room near her bedroom but assumed it was just her cat roaming around the house at night, according to an affidavit by state police trooper John Kelly.
Stolen items included jewelry, the victim’s checkbook, Social Security card, license, several credit cards, sterling silver flatware and two class rings, the affidavit said.
State police quickly identified Zucconi as a suspect after an alert dispatcher at the Troop A barracks noticed in the dispatch logs that an unrelated 911 hang-up call was made on Dec. 23 by a female at Zucconi’s residence. Vetter said the dispatcher noticed that the call came the day after the burglary and that it was made from a residence near the burglarized home on Mill Lane.
In the affidavit, Kelly said Seabrook police informed state police on Dec. 23 that Zucconi was being detained as part of an investigation into a theft at an Irving gas station on Route 1 in Seabrook.
During Seabrook’s investigation, Zucconi admitted to a “3 gram a day heroin habit,” the affidavit said.
He was ordered held on a probation violation at the Rockingham County jail.
State police investigators also learned that he had a lengthy criminal history that included several burglary cases in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, according to the affidavit.
After learning of Zucconi’s criminal history and the fact that he lived near the burglarized home and admitted to Seabrook police that he had a heroin addiction, state police responded to his home and eventually obtained a search warrant. During a search of his bedroom, Kelly said items belonging to the burglary victims were found. They included assorted jewelry, two sterling silver flatware knives, two Garmin GPS units and the victim’s driver’s license.
He was charged with burglary, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, and possession of burglary tools.
Vetter praised the state police dispatcher and Trooper Kelly for their work on the case.
“This trooper did a nice job on it and put it together quickly,” he said.
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