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2 arrested in break-in, theft at bob-house

Two men have been arrested and charged with breaking into and vandalizing a bob-house on Grassy Pond in Rindge on Jan. 9.

Jesse Vajgrt of Weare, 21, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking, criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle while a habitual offender, misuse of motor vehicle plates, operating a snowmobile with a suspended driver’s license, and operating an unregistered snowmobile. Michael Murray III of Antrim, 18, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking, criminal mischief, operating a snowmobile without a driver’s license, and operating an unregistered snowmobile.

Vajgrt is currently being held in Hillsborough County Department of Corrections on unrelated burglary charges. He is scheduled to be arraigned in the 8th Circuit Jaffrey District Court on the charges on March 5. Murray is scheduled to be arraigned in the 8th Circuit Jaffrey District Court on the charges on March 5.

On Jan. 11, a Rindge resident discovered that his Grassy Pond bob-house had been broken into and vandalized. The victim found several items had been stolen, including fishing gear, and the bob-house had been severely damaged with a hatchet. The victim then contacted the Rindge Police Department, which contacted N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers. After an investigation by Fish and Game and Rindge and Henniker police, the suspects were identified and charged on Saturday.

Operation Game Thief is a silent witness, anti-poaching program that encourages the public to report any suspicious activity or knowledge about a poaching violation. The toll-free hotline 1-800-344-4262 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to report violations. Violations may also be reported online at wildnh.com/OGT. Poaching is the illegal take of game or fish, trespassing, littering, theft, or destroying of property.

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