Sep 18, 2014
Sep 4, 2014
Aug 28, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
Plow driver gave chase following man's scuffle with officer outside Epping Wal-Mart
"I could see the officer was clearly waiting for someone to come out," she said.
The owner of Barker Backhoe in Exeter, Barker knew something was up so she kept her eye on the scene. She saw Hero attempt to nab the suspect, later identified as Joshua Peno, but she jumped into action when she saw Peno dart across the front of the parking lot with Hero chasing after him.
"I thought maybe I could at least slow him down enough for the officer to catch up to him," she said.
But before she could intervene, Hero had caught up to Peno and the two were wrestling on the ground.
As Hero tried to arrest him, the video shows Peno slipping out of his sweatshirt, which is thrown to the ground.
Peno allegedly struck Hero in the head before escaping Hero's grasp and racing toward a getaway car.
A female driving the car — a 1995 blue Ford Taurus — was able to get by her and fled the parking lot.
He is accused of attempting to steal $1,172 worth of DVDs from Wal-Mart.
While Peno initially got away, Hero was able to remember the number on the vehicle's temporary license plate.
Peno also had active felony arrest warrants for theft issued by the Concord Police Department, Newman said. He was arraigned on those charges Friday and was expected to be turned over to Epping police to face arraignment on their charges.
Hero wasn't injured and did not require medical treatment.
"Luckily Officer Hero did not sustain any serious injuries," Police Chief Michael Wallace said.
"We certainly appreciate her effort to assist us," police Capt. Jason Newman said.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Son says shooting of mom during DEA raid was a mistake - 20
- Dalton man sentenced for assaulting inmate - 0
- Hampstead man accused of sex assaults on girl - 0
- Police say man kills daughter, 6 grandchildren in Fla. murder-suicide - 2
- 2 men arrested in Manchester SWAT raid, drug bust - 4
- 2 women sentenced in Home Depot scam - 0
- Man accused of stabbing man in Concord's White Park - 0
- Friends, co-workers mourn loss of Amherst mother and son - 4
- Vermont father, two sons facing charges for Canobie Lake Park scuffle - 2
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Scots spurn independence, vote to stay in the United Kingdom - 1
- Roger Brown's First and 10: Answers forthcoming - 0
- NHMS chief Gappens is on board with the Chase changes - 0
- Another View -- Ben Rose: How NH's John Stark helped defeat the British at Saratoga - 1
- Celebrating Claremont: A 250th birthday party - 0
- Trashed lunches: Brownies, broccoli and bucks - 7
- Hampstead's Suess ready for Whelen Modified race - 0
- College Football: Big Green kick off season vs. Cent. Connecticut - 0
- Londonderry Rotary to host forum next week - 0
Supporters eager for Hillary's return to NH
Manchester family heartbroken after finding lost kitten was adopted from shelter, family refuses to return it
- Mass. Supreme Judicial Court has found upskirt photos taken on a subway aren't illegal. Should such voyeurism be a crime?
- Total Votes: 917