Salem Police Arrest Burglary Suspect

SALEM, New Hampshire — Deputy Chief Joel Dolan reports that the Salem Police Department has arrested an area man following an attempted burglary yesterday.

ERIC MANN, 32, OF MERRIMACK has been charged with:

  • Burglary
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Possession of Burglary Tools

MANN also had an outstanding warrant out of Merrimack District Court.

At 1:24 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29, Salem Police responded to a residence on South Policy Street for a reported burglary in process.

Upon an initial investigation, police learned that the homeowner was home at the time of the attempted burglary. When the suspect, later identified as MANN, allegedly smashed the glass back door of the home and entered the building, the homeowner fled the residence.

Responding officers set up a perimeter around the home and made contact with MANN. Police arrested MANN without incident.

MANN was taken to Rockingham County Jail on $1,000 bail, and was scheduled to be arraigned today.

“Thankfully, we were called early to this attempted burglary in progress and were able to put a stop to this situation before anyone was injured or more significant damage was done,” Deputy Chief Dolan said. “Well done to the officers who responded swiftly and effectively to this call, and who took this suspect into custody without incident.”

These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.