Salem police seek help identifying man they say gave false name
SALEM - Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man they say used false documents to try to get an ID.
New Hampshire State Police arrested a man who claims to be Joel Salome-Ortiz, 33, of Salem, police said.
At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the New Hampshire State Police responded to a call that Salome-Ortiz was trying to get a non-driver identification using fraudulent documents.
During the investigation, it was also revealed that Salome-Ortiz had used a false address on his application, police said.
Police took Salome-Ortiz into custody at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Salem.
Salome-Ortiz is charged with multiple counts of tampering with public records and unsworn falsification.
He is being held on $25,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in Salem district court Thursday.
Anyone with information about Salome-Ortiz's identity can call Trooper James O'Leary at (603) 223-8778.
The New Hampshire State Police was assisted by members of the Salem Police Department, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles.