Londonderry man faces burglary charge following home break-in
LONDONDERRY — A Londonderry man accused of breaking into a Bockes Road home and later leading officers on a foot chase is facing multiple charges.
Shortly after midnight on Monday, Londonderry police received a call from a homeowner reporting the presence of an intruder, Detective Chris Olson said.
“She was upstairs in her bedroom and could hear banging downstairs,” Olson said.
Windham and Londonderry police arrived on the scene within minutes, and officers heard noises coming from a nearby barn.
After a subject was spotted running into the woods, a Londonderry police dog unit began pursuing him, with Hudson police officers staging nearby.
Olson said multiple officers saw fresh footprints in the snow as the police dog led them eastward through the woods toward Mammoth Road and ultimately to another Bockes Road residence.
Police arrested Sean Paul Koehler, 24, following the search.
Koehler was arraigned in the Derry Circuit Court on Monday morning, where he was charged with burglary and attempt to commit motor theft. He was held on $10,000 cash bail.
Olson said an investigation of the burglarized home later revealed that the suspect accessed the home by ripping through a screen on the first floor. The homeowner reported that her flat-screen television had been removed from a wall and her car keys were missing.
Several bottles of alcohol were also missing from the residence, and the trunk of the victim’s car had been opened.
Police later discovered the stolen car keys next to a fresh set of footprints in the firstname.lastname@example.org