May 20, 2016 9:02 PM

Career criminal evades police capture in Raymond

RAYMOND- William “BJ” Maurier, 35, is on the run from police. He has a warrant out of Hillsborough County for being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon. Raymond Police received information Thursday he was in the area, possibly staying at the Pine Acres campground. An officer spotted him nearby on Prescott Road Friday morning.

“Went to perform a motor vehicle stop and he took off on him,” said Raymond Police Corporal Kerry Pomeroy.

Maurier eventually ditched the vehicle on Kristy Court and took off running. Police from several departments including State Police and a K-9 unit from Brentwood assisted in a massive manhunt, but they were unable to find him. Police searched with such force because they know all about his past.

“He’s had numerous contacts with police over the last few years,” Corporal Pomeroy said.

In March of 2015, Maurier was involved in a standoff with Londonderry Police, he was charged with resisting arrest.

In 2014, another standoff this time in Manchester.

Go way back to 2003 in Kingston, Maurier was again charged with resisting arrest and DWI.

In 2002 he escaped police custody in Plaistow but was eventually captured and charged.

And out of state in Massachusetts in 1999, at just 18 years old, Maurier was charged with armed assault and assault with a dangerous weapon.

“He’s not a person you want to be dealing with,” Corporal Pomeroy said.

Police do not believe Maurier is still in the area, but they continue to patrol near the campground. They say the public is not in any danger.

“If we could get information from the public if they see him or know of his whereabouts we would certainly take any and all information and keep it private,” Corporal Pomeroy said.

Police urge anyone with information to call their local department or dial 911.

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