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Merrimack woman arrested three times in five days in theft of dog and drugs, ice-cream store burglary

September 06. 2018 1:18PM


MERRIMACK - A local woman faces numerous charges after being arrested three times in five days, the latest time on Wednesday police said.

Ashley Compagna's legal problems started Sept. 1, when police arrested her and charged her with three felony counts of receiving stolen property involving the theft of a German Shepard dog the night before.

According to a news release, police were called about 11:45 p.m. Aug. 31 to the Residences at DW Highway, where the 34-year-old Compagna lives in Room 422. Another resident of the 246 D.W. Highway building told officers Compagna had stolen her dog, “Cody,” as well as her purse containing prescription medication and other items.

Officers went to Compagna's room, where they said she denied taking the dog. “Cody,” however, barked and looked over a railing from a loft, police said, and officers also found the victim's purse and identification.

Compagna was arrested and later was released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail, with a Sept. 13 date to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court South, police said.

Two hours after her release on bail, an officer on patrol about 6:20 a.m. found Compagna trying to climb into “King Kone,” 336 D.W. Highway, through a window, police said.

Compagna was arrested again, this time charged with burglary, criminal mischief and breach of bail conditions, police said. Bail was set at $10,000 cash, with a 72-hour probation hold, and Compagna was taken to the Valley Street jail in Manchester, scheduled to appear in Superior Court Sept. 4, police said.

On Wednesday about 9:30 p.m., police again were called to the Residences at DW Highway for a report of Compagna knocking on a door and refusing to leave. Officers said they saw Compagna walking away from the victim's room. Wen approached, police said, Compagna handed officers prescription medicine she said belonged to the victim, who she had been ordered not to contact.

She was arrested again, charged with possession of a prescription drug, receiving stolen property and with breach of bail conditions, police said.

Compagna was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court North on Sept. 20.

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