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Home burglary suspect nabbed

Police: Woman hits same house twice

HANCOCK — A Manchester woman is facing multiple charges after she allegedly took a pocketbook and checks from a Brimstone Corner Road residence in early April.

According to Hancock Police Chief Andrew Wood, a nearly month-long investigation led to the detention of Raynell White, 33, of Manchester, who was arrested by Manchester police on April 28 on a Hancock warrant charging her with burglary, criminal trespassing and theft.

The investigation began on April 3, when a Brimstone Corner Road woman reported a possible burglary at her home. The woman said her pocketbook had been found in Antrim, although she had not left the house. When the pocketbook was returned, the woman found that cash and checks were missing.

Wood said people in the Brimstone Corner neighborhood provided information about vehicles that had been seen there recently. At 10:52 p.m. on April 10, an officer on patrol noticed a tan 2011 Buick Century with Vermont registration on Bennington Road. Wood said the car matched the description of a vehicle that might have been seen in the Brimstone Corner Road area around the time of the burglary. The officer reported observing a traffic violation and stopped the car. The driver was eventually identified as Raynell White, although Wood said she initially gave false information about her identity to the officer. White was arrested and taken to the Hancock police station. She was charged with driving after her license had been suspended, disobeying a police officer and resisting detention, as a result of her behavior at the station.

White was released on $10,000 personal recognizance, with a court date of June 10 in 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey.

Then on April 17, the Brimstone Corner Road woman told police her home had been broken into again on April 15. She said a friend had come to check on the house and found a door open. Some temporary checks, which had been issued to the woman after the first burglary, were missing.

After additional investigation, police obtained an arrest warrant for White, who Wood said knew the victim. White was arrested on April 28 by Manchester police on the Hancock warrant. She was charged with felony burglary, criminal trespassing and theft. White refused bail, was held overnight at the Hillsborough County House of Correction, and was arraigned the next day in 8th Circuit Court, Jaffrey. After the arraignment, White was held in lieu of $10,000 cash bail, with a probable cause hearing scheduled for May 6.

Wood said White is a suspect in the second burglary that took place on April 15 and that additional charges are likely to be filed.

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