Community tip leads to arrest of wanted man in Hooksett

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HOOKSETT — A vigilant community member’s tip led to the apprehension of a wanted man on Feb. 26, who was taken into custody by local police and state troopers after a short search near a highway rest stop.

At approximately 7:07 a.m., Hooksett Police Department Officers Kapteyn and Laliberte were conducting a vehicle stop at the I-93 North rest area when they received information about Aaron Cipriano, 34, of Concord, who was inside the rest stop building and had several outstanding drug-related warrants from Grafton County.

Upon entering the rest stop, the officers were informed by employees that a man matching Cipriano’s description had fled the building just before they arrived.

New Hampshire State Police were called to assist with the search.

Around 20 minutes later, a local resident alerted one of the officers that his home security camera captured footage of a man, who resembled Cipriano, running through his backyard heading south along the railroad tracks.

With this crucial information, Hooksett Police and state troopers established a perimeter and commenced a search.

Officer Laliberte, along with several state troopers, found Cipriano on the Trestle Bridge.

He was arrested without incident.

A subsequent search revealed Cipriano was carrying several suspected lorazepam pills and a loaded needle containing what was believed to be heroin.

Following his arrest, Cipriano was transported to the Hooksett Police Department, where he was charged with two counts of drug possession.

He was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear at the Hooksett District Court on April 4.

Cipriano was also taken to the Merrimack County Jail, where he will face arraignment for the outstanding warrants from Grafton County.

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