Mar 6, 2016 12:49 PM

Pelham police arrest 3 in connection with burglary of convenience store

PELHAM - Police say they caught a burglar and his two accomplices in the act after stepping up night-time patrols around the town's businesses in response to a growing number of break-ins in the region.

Officer Ryan Donovan had stopped by the Mammoth Convenience store when he said he saw a black Subaru sedan parked behind the building with its headlights on shortly after 1 a.m..

Donovan noticed the front door of the store had been smashed. Spotting the officer, the vehicle began backing out and then headed down Mammoth Road. Donovan stopped the car about 100 yards north of the store and arrested three suspects.

Those included Jonathan T. Flynn, 19, of Pelham, Danielle P. Hagan, 19, of Hudson, and Dennis M. Martinez, 18, of Hudson.

Officers from Dracut, Hudson and Salem responded to help secure the store, and the Salem police K-9 Dash conducted a search of the store for any other suspects.

After reviewing surveillance footage with the store owners, police say it was Flynn who had smashed the glass front door and removed cartons of cigarettes, lottery tickets and other items from inside while the Subaru, driven by Hagan, waited behind the store with Martinez as a passenger.

Flynn, who also had a warrant for his arrest on a charge of criminal mischief out of Nashua, was charged with burglary, criminal mischief and loitering or prowling. Hagan was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal liability for the conduct of another and loitering or prowling. Martinez was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and loitering or prowling.

Flynn was held on $10,000 cash. Hagan and Martinez were held on $5,000 cash bail and all three were taken to the Hillsborough County fail.

They are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Salem District Court. Police say they do not believe that the three suspects were involved in any prior burglaries in town.

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