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Man wanted for theft of pet donation jar; Thief steals 3 bottles of wine in Concord

Man wanted for theft of pet donation jar

PELHAM - Police have issued an arrest warrant for a Massachusetts man they say stole a donations jar for Feline Friends from a convenience store on Aug. 2.

According to a news release, police got some anonymous tips and help from Methuen, Mass., police that led them to identify the alleged thief as Justin McGrail, 32, of Methuen.

McGrail is known to frequent Methuen and Salem, police said.Police said a man was caught on video surveillance entering Gage Hill Farms on Route 38 around 8:20 p.m. on Aug. 2 and taking the donation jar.

The store offered a $200 reward for identifying the thief and plans to donate that reward money directly to the Feline Friends Fund.Store manager David Bergeron said numerous donations have come in for the charity since the theft and many customers have stopped by to contribute, raising more than $500, according to a news release.

Feline Friends is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization. It does not have a shelter, but relies on foster homes and an adoption center in the PetSmart store in Salem. Any money donated goes directly toward supplies and medical care for the animals, the release stated.Police ask anyone with knowledge of McGrail's whereabouts to call 635-2411.

Thief steals 3 bottles of wine in Concord

CONCORD - Police released a video surveillance photo and asked for the public's help to track down a man they say stole three bottles of wine on Aug. 1 from Cumberland Farms on Manchester Street by hiding them in his pants.

According to police, the man, who appeared to be in his 30s, took three bottles of Wild Irish Rose Wine, valued at $5.99 each, and concealed them in his pants. A delivery person reported seeing the man take the wine, and the store manager later discovered three bottles were missing.

The manager then reviewed the store's surveillance footage, which showed a gray Toyota Camry pull into the parking lot around 7:25 a.m.

The passenger got out, entered the store and went to the wine display, where he was seen lifting his shirt and putting something in his pants. The man then selected and paid for two bottles of sports drink and left the store.

The thief was described as having a medium to heavy build and brown hair in a "buzz cut," wearing a light blue T-shirt, blue plaid shorts and a gold chain.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Concord Regional Crimeline at 226-3100 or

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