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Police dog helps nab stolen car suspect in Bow

Union Leader Staff
July 05. 2018 9:09PM

BOW — Roxy, the Bow Police Department’s canine, played a pivotal role in the arrest of a suspect who officials said was driving a stolen vehicle Tuesday.

Travis Allard, 39, of Manchester, was arrested and faced two counts of receiving stolen property along with a violation for driving a car after suspension or revocation of his license, officials said.

During the day Tuesday, officer Phil Goodacre told colleagues he noticed a man acting suspiciously walking around parked vehicles in the park n’ ride lot at the junction of Interstate 93 and Route 3A.

When Goodacre made contact with the man, who was Allard, he fled into the woods.

Allard had been driving a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Bedford, police officials said.

Master patrol officer Matt Pratte and Roxy responded to the scene and a short time later they found Allard hiding in the woods.

Allard was to be arraigned on the charges by the end of this week.

New Hampshire state police troopers assisted Bow officers with the arrest, officials said.

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