NH man who put $900 of camping gear in stolen backpack arrested after struggle with police
LEBANON — A man was arrested after stealing over $900 in camping equipment from Eastern Mountain Sports Saturday.
Lebanon police said they responded to Eastern Mountain Sports around 12:55 p.m. for a report of a man who had placed camping equipment in a backpack from the store and left.
Around 5:20 p.m., a K-9 officer was on patrol on the Miracle Mile when he observed a man walking east who appeared to be in possession of the merchandise stolen from Eastern Mountain Sports.
The officer attempted to make contact with the man, but he refused to stop and speak with the officer, police said.
Police said the man, identified as James Thibodeau, 39 of Hanover, continued to refuse to stop and a struggle ensued. He was eventually arrested and charged with resisting detention, receiving stolen property and theft by unauthorized taking, all class A misdemeanors.
Thibodeau refused the services of a bail commissioner and was arraigned Monday in Lebanon District Court where he was held on $500 cash bail.