On Saturday March 24, 2018, a resident on Pasture Lane in West Lebanon reported a male subject walking around vacant houses. Lebanon officers were sent to investigate and learned that the male had left the area in a Jeep Liberty. A responding officer observed the vehicle leaving the area and stopped the vehicle to investigate.
During the conversation with the male operator, the officer recognized the male as matching a photo obtained from a home surveillance system during a burglary on Pasture Lane in December 2017. The male was identified as Brian McLaughlin, age 52, of Bristol, NH. McLaughlin told officers he was in the area to visit a friend, but was unable to provide any information about the friend or an address. Officers were able to determine that McLaughlin was the male who had been seen on the property of the vacant houses. It was determined that he had driven by the residence of a co-worker several times that day with no legitimate purpose.
McLaughlin was arrested and charged with Burglary and Stalking, both Class B Felonies. He was also charged with Criminal Trespass, a Class A Misdemeanor, and Loitering or Prowling, a Violation level offense. He was held at the Grafton County House of Corrections on $10,000 cash bail. He will be arraigned on Monday March 26, 2018 at the Grafton County Superior Court.
Authorized by: Chief Richard R. Mello Date: 3/26/2018