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Candia seeking help in investigation of burglaries

By Cyrus Moulton
Union Leader Correspondent

August 03. 2015 9:17PM

CANDIA — Candia police are asking the public for help and warning residents to be aware after burglaries at two commercial buildings and an attempted residential burglary were reported within a week at the end of July.

“We are asking if anyone saw any vehicles and/or persons near any of the Candia businesses or the residence (affected) to call the Candia Police at 483-2318 or dispatch at 483-2317,” Candia Police said in a news release Monday.

The alleged incidents were reported to police on July 23, 25, and 29, according to the news release.

Police responded to Candia Trailers at 45 High St. on Thursday, July 23, after a report that several black Galion truck cab guards were stolen from the storage area located at the business’ property where Raymond Road and High Street intersect, according to police.

Candia Police Chief Michael McGillen described the cab guards as shaped like an upside-down “L” which fits over the cab of the truck to protect it from the dumping body (the part that tilts) in a dump truck.

McGillen said the cab guards were brand new, shiny, and likely to be offered for sale out of state. He said that police believe two individuals were involved in the alleged theft, as two sets of footprints were seen at the site and the cab guards weigh several hundred pounds.


Police said they believe the theft occurred sometime over the previous two weeks.


Police said a second burglary was reported Saturday, July 25, at JNS Groundworks at 200 Raymond Road. Police responded to the business on the report that supplies such as bark mulch and crushed stone had been taken during the previous several weeks. Items from the building were also reported missing, police said.

McGillen said there was no indication the two incidents were related.

Police responded to the most recent alleged incident at approximately 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, when a resident on the Chester Turnpike reported an attempted residential burglary. Police said that a “beat-up” tan or gold vehicle with a man and a woman inside was seen in the driveway of the property. The man was described as wearing baggy shorts, and the female was possibly Hispanic, police said. Both individuals were in their early 20s, police reported.

McGillen said that officers are working with Milford Police after a similar vehicle and incident was reported in that area.

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