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Suspicious activities lead to arrest in Londonderry

LONDONDERRY – An alert citizen’s report early in the morning of June 14 led to the arrest of a Massachusetts teenager for loitering, resisting law enforcement and possession of burglary tools.

At approximately 5:15 a.m., Londonderry Police received a call about four men dressed in black and wearing ski masks near 220 Rockingham Road, a location known for its commercial establishments.

Officers from the night shift arrived at the scene of the accident immediately.

Officer Burt encountered one of the suspects, later identified as 19-year-old Nelshon Pires of Brockton, in the woods behind a business at 226 Rockingham Road.

Pires disregarded Officer Burt's orders and attempted to flee on foot.

After a short chase he was arrested.

When Pires was arrested, he was found to be carrying various tools and vehicle key chains.

Pires was charged with loitering/prowling, resisting arrest or detention, and possession of burglary tools and released on bail.

He is scheduled to appear before Derry District Court at 8:15am on July 16.

The whereabouts of the other three people remain unknown and investigations are ongoing.

Londonderry Police are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.

The police department thanks the citizen who reported the suspicious activity and urges the public to remain vigilant and report any unusual incidents.