On October 20th, 2018, at approximately 5:34PM, Officers of the Rochester Police Department responded to the area of Farmington Road (Route 11) to assist the Farmington Police Department and Alton Police Department with a motor vehicle pursuit involving a vehicle that failed to stop. The call originated from a motor vehicle complaint involving a silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in Gilmanton, NH. Rochester officers were in the area and followed the pursuit southbound on Farmington Road into Rochester to assist as needed. The pursuit was called off by the initiating agency and Rochester officers followed marks in the roadway caused by one of the trucks tires that had deflated causing the rim to mar the pavement. Several residents called in additional sightings of the vehicle and it was located at the Rochester Ice Arena on Lowell Street where the driver had left the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers set a perimeter around the wooded area and using a description provided by a witness Rochester Police apprehended the suspect when he attempted to flee through the perimeter. Ultimately the Rochester Police Department was able to determine that the vehicle had been reported stolen by the registered owner. The suspect was identified as Joshua Warren, age 30 of Groveton, NH. He was charged by the Rochester Police Department with Resisting Arrest/Detention, Conduct After an Accident (X2), Reckless Conduct, Disobeying an Officer, False Report to Law Enforcement, Criminal Threatening, Receiving Stolen Property and attempted Violation of a Protective Order. He was also arrested on a warrant from the Northumberland Police Department for Second Degree Assault (X5), Domestic Violence – Assault, Domestic Violence – Obstructing the Report of a Crime or Injury, Domestic Violence – False Imprisonment and Criminal mischief. Other charges maybe forth coming for all involved jurisdictions.
If anyone has any further information pertaining to this incident, please contact Officer Robinson of the Rochester Police Department at 603-330-7128. You can also provide information and remain anonymous by calling the Rochester Crime Line at 335-6500 or Text to: CRIMES (274637) Body of Text: TEXT4CASH + your tip. Cash rewards are offered for information that leads to an arrest.
For Chief Paul R. Toussaint
Sgt. Michael Miehle