At approximately 2205 hours, July 26, 2014, Tpr. M.Suttmeier was on patrol on Interstate 293 in Manchester. He observed a group of several motorcycles travelling I-293 southbound between Granite Street and Queen Avenue at a high rate of speed. He was able to catch up to the motorcycles as they traveled south on the Everett Turnpike and took Exit 13 to R.W.Drive. He clocked the motorcycles at varying speeds between 122 and 132 mph. He followed them as they continued through the Manchester Airport area before they separated. Coordinating with other Troopers, they were able to stop one of the motorcycles on South Willow Street near the Mall of New Hampshire.
The driver was arrested. He was identified as: Kyle M. GOFF, age 21, of Pembroke, NH. GOFF was driving a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle.
GOFF was charged with Reckless Driving and Hindering Apprehension. He was later released on bail and faces arraignment in the Merrimack District Court on September 4, 2014.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to call Tpr. Suttmeier at Troop B in Bedford at 603-666-3333.
This is the sketch police have released in the Abigail Hernandez case. Click for a large image.
Attorney General Joseph A. Foster, Conway Police Chief Edward Wagner, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn and FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent in Charge William Scott O’Donnell announce that they are seeking information regarding the identity of the man depicted in the attached sketch. Law enforcement authorities have been provided information from Abigail Hernandez that the man depicted in the sketch drove her away on October 9, 2013, between 2:20 and 3:00 pm. At the time, the man was driving a navy blue pick-up truck on North South Road in Conway, north of the rotary. Abigail described the man as having darkish skin, dark brown eyes, black stubble facial hair, and a large build, who was slightly overweight and slightly taller than she was (5’4”).
While the investigation remains on-going, law enforcement authorities are still attempting to ascertain and confirm information as to whether this man or any others who may have been involved with Abigail’s disappearance took her against her will, enticed her away, detained her or concealed her whereabouts for the last nine months. As law enforcement authorities have maintained throughout this investigation, Abigail was 14 years old at the time of her disappearance and had no known means to facilitate her disappearance on her own or provide herself with food, shelter and other necessities over the past nine months. It is a felony for any person to take, (or cause to) entice away, detain or conceal any child under the age of 18 who is unrelated by blood. Should the investigation reveal evidence that a crime was committed, in regard to any aspect of this investigation, then all appropriate charges will be brought.
Attorney General Foster said, “We are all pleased Abigail was returned safely to her family. Law enforcement officers must now obtain satisfactory answers to the questions surrounding the facts and circumstances of Abigail’s disappearance and nine month absence. The individual or individuals who were involved with her disappearance and absence will now have to face the consequences of any unlawful actions. Finding these answers and assuring the perpetrator is brought to justice will help ensure a similar act is not committed against another child.”
Because the investigation is on-going and there remain many unanswered questions regarding this case, the public is reminded to remain vigilant.
Anyone who recognizes the man depicted in the attached sketch is asked to contact the New Hampshire State Police at (603) 271-3636 or the Conway Police Department at (603) 356-5715.
On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at approximately 5:18pm, New Hampshire State Police – Troop B Troopers came upon a rollover accident northbound on 93, in the vicinity of the Exit 7 on ramp, in the city of Manchester. Upon their arrival to the scene, Troopers observed the vehicle, a 2008 Subaru Outback, which was resting on its roof in the right breakdown lane of the Exit 7 on ramp and beginning to catch on fire.
Several good Samaritans were on scene and were attempting to offer assistance when the Troopers arrived. Two of these individuals were active members of the U.S. Army. Capt. Robert Burnham of the 12th Civil Support Team based out of Concord as well as Lee Kershaw of the Manchester U.S. Army Recruiting office.
The operator of the vehicle, identified as Michelle Maslanka, Age 35, of Laconia, NH, was trapped inside the vehicle as the vehicle was catching fire. Tr. Juan Infante had to break the front window in order to gain access to Maslanka to provide aid as others extinguished the fire. Maslanka’s six year old daughter was removed from the vehicle by a good Samaritan and removed from the immediate area. Once Manchester Fire & Rescue Personnel arrived on scene they were able to extricate Maslanka from the vehicle. Both Maslanka and her daughter were transported by ambulance to the Elliot Hospital for treatment. Maslanka suffered non-life threatening injuries and was admitted to the hospital for treatment. Maslanka’s six year old daughter was treated and released from the hospital for minor injuries.
The initial investigation, comprised of witness statements and roadway evidence, indicated that as the Subaru was traveling north on Interstate 93 for an unknown reason it veered to the right across the median at the Exit 7 on ramp, across the Exit 7 on ramp then off the right side of the ramp where it then struck a rock ledge which caused the vehicle to rollover and come to final rest in the right side break down lane on its roof as it began to catch on fire.
Troopers were assisted on scene by the Manchester Fire Department and the Department of Transportation. The Exit 7 on ramp in this area was limited to one lane for approximately 60 minutes while the accident was investigated.
This accident investigation is active and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Trooper Ryan Hajjar at the NH State Police – Troop B barracks at 603-666-3333.
During the hours of 9:00pm, Friday, July 18th through 3:00am, Saturday, July 19th, New Hampshire State Troopers from Troop B in Bedford and officers of the Londonderry Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Route 102 in Londonderry.
The checkpoint was authorized by an order of the Rockingham Superior Court and conducted under guidelines promulgated by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.
A total of 218 vehicles and operators were screened. Numerous warnings, and one summons for child restraint was issued.
Five people were arrested including:
- Kaylei Judkins, age 23, of Derry, NH was arrested on warrants.
- Courtney Jewett, age 24, of Manchester, NH was arrested for felony Possession of a controlled drug.
- George Theberg, age 37, of Manchester, NH was arrested for felony Possession of a controlled drug.
- Jose Valentin, age 28, of Derry, NH was arrested for misdemeanor possession of a controlled drug.
One juvenile was also arrested for Minor in possession of alcohol.
New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn and Londonderry Police Chief William Hart and the officers of their departments consider the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers to be a top priority. They will continue to collaborate and utilize sobriety checkpoints and other means to deter, detect and remove impaired drivers from New Hampshire’s roadways.
Police Logs for 6/29/2014-7/05/2014
Tuesday, July 1st, 34 year old Marc Krajewski was arrested by Londonderry Police after a motor vehicle stop on Winding Pond Road. Krajewski was then charged with driving after revocation or suspension of license, possession of controlled/narcotic drugs, and failed to stop at stop/yield sign. His bail was set at $5,000 PR and has a court date of July 28, 2014 in Derry.
On Thursday, July 3rd, Logan Westfall was also arrested by Londonderry Police after a motor vehicle stop for speeding Southbound on Mammoth Road, and crashed at Valley Rd. The 18 year old was charged with reckless operation, disobeying an officer, reckless conduct; place another in danger, and more. His bail was at $3,000 PR with a court date of July 28, 2014 in Derry.
Police Logs for 6/22/2014-6/28/2014
Sunday, June 22nd, Elmer Urias of Malden MA was arrested after a motor vehicle stop for reckless driving at exit 5 on 93. Elmer was charged for reckless operation and endangering the welfare of a child/incompetent. The 21 year old will be in court on July 14th at Derry Court.
On Saturday, June 28th, Richard Schofield was also arrested after a call to Londonderry Police about a domestic disturbance. The 46 year old of Londonderry was then arrested and charged with second degree assault and simple assault. Schofields bail as set at $5,000 cash and had a court date of June 30th.