Police: NH man who stole car arrested, multiple pills found in his possession
MANCHESTER — Police said they have apprehended a suspect in connection with a vehicle that was stolen Tuesday.
Manchester police said they spoke with the victim of a stolen 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the parking lot of Belmont Hall around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday night. The car had been stolen in Hooksett earlier in the day, but the victim, Rachel Goyette, 45, of Center Barnstead, said saw the car near Belmont Hall, so she flagged down police.
An officer heading to Belmont Hall spotted the stolen car on parked Belmont Street with one man sitting in the driver's seat. The officer activated his emergency lights and pulled behind the parked vehicle.
Police identified the man as Anthony Kay, 49, of Manchester, and learned that he had an active federal probation warrant and was currently wanted by the U.S. Marshals.
Kay was taken into custody and a search incident to arrest revealed that he was in possession of two Gabapentin pills, police said. Officers also located 20 additional Gabapentin pills inside of the stolen car, police said.
Kay was charged with possession of a controlled drug and receiving stolen property. The vehicle was turned over to the owner while Kay was transported to police headquarters.
He was scheduled to appear in the Manchester district court Wednesday.
Police said the federal probation warrant stems from a case involving the distribution of cocaine and heroin.