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Feb 11, 2015 6:15 PM

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.


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