Burglary suspect identified and arrested in Hooksett

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HOOKSETT — On February 20, Hooksett Police responded to a report of a burglary at Lets Play Collectibles located on Hooksett Road.

During the overnight hours, over $10,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from the store.

Officers interviewed witnesses and with the help of local businesses in the area, they were able to obtain video footage of the suspect.

Through the footage, Nickolas Messier, 39 years old and from Hooksett, New Hampshire, was identified as the suspect.

Officers applied for and were granted an arrest warrant for Messier, as well as search warrants for Messier’s motor vehicle and residence.

On March 5, at around 10 p.m., Messier was taken into custody on the arrest warrant without incident during a motor vehicle stop on College Park Drive in Hooksett.

He is facing multiple charges including two counts of Burglary (Felonies), two counts of Theft by Unauthorized Taking (Felonies), two counts of Receiving Stolen Property (Felonies), and Criminal Mischief (Misdemeanor).

Messier refused bail on the arrest warrant, was placed on a 72-hour hold by Probation and Parole, and transported to the Merrimack County House of Corrections with a pending arraignment.

On March 6, search warrants were executed on Messier’s motor vehicle and residence in Hooksett.

During the search, a quantity of the stolen items from the burglary were located.

The police are requesting anyone with additional information about the crime to contact Officer Joshua Preve or Officer Eric Foley at 603-624-1560.

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