3 arrested after NH Neighborhood Watch member reports suspicious activity
BELMONT — Three people were arrested on various charges Saturday with the help of a Neighborhood Watch member.
Belmont police said around 8:20 p.m., a member of the Arlene Drive Neighborhood Watch Program reported a suspicious vehicle parked at an abandoned residence.
Officers found the vehicle with two men and a woman inside.
Police said the woman gave them a false name and date of birth in an effort to keep them from discovering that she had outstanding arrest warrants. One warrant was from the Gilmanton Police Department and several electronic bench warrants were active from the courts.
She was identified as Mariah Vetrone, 26, of Meredith, and turned over to Gilmanton police to answer for her misdemeanor criminal trespass warrant.
Police said the two men Vetrone was with had narcotic drugs in their possession and are facing felony charges.
One of the men, identified as Christopher B. Hodges, 41, of Laconia, was charged with two counts of illegal possession of a controlled narcotic drug, a class B felony, for having a bag containing amphetamine and a quantity of the drug Suboxone, police said. He is scheduled to appear in Belknap County Superior Court on Oct. 5 for an arraignment.
The other man, identified as William J. Vanderhoef, 33, of Gilford, was found to be in possession of the prescription narcotic drug Lorazepam, police said. He was charged with illegal possession of a controlled narcotic, a class B felony.
A number of other pills found in Vanderhoef’s possession were unidentifiable and have been sent to the state lab for testing, police said.
Police said Vanderhoef will face additional charges if the lab returns a finding that the pills are a controlled/narcotic drug. He is scheduled to appear in Belknap County Superior Court on Sept. 28 for an arraignment.