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January 27, 2014

Two Men Charged in Bob House Break-in

RINDGE, N.H. – Two men have been charged in the 8th Circuit Jaffrey District Court for crimes related to an incident that occurred on January 9, 2014, in which a bob house on Grassy Pond in Rindge was vandalized and fishing gear stolen.

On January 11 a Rindge resident discovered that his Grassy Pond bob house had been broken into and vandalized.  The victim found several items had been stolen and the bob house had been severely damaged with a hatchet.  The victim then contacted the Rindge Police Department, who in turn contacted NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers. 

Through a lengthy cooperative investigation by New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers, The Rindge Police Department, and The Henniker Police Department, two suspects were identified and subsequently charged on January 25. They are:

* Jesse Vajgrt of Weare, age 21, was charged with Theft by Unauthorized Taking, Criminal Mischief, Operate a Motor Vehicle While a Habitual Offender, Misuse of Motor Vehicle Plates, Operating a Snowmobile with a Suspended Driver’s License, and Operating an Unregistered Snowmobile.

* Michael Murray III of Antrim, age 18, was charged with Theft by Unauthorized Taking, Criminal Mischief, Operating a Snowmobile without a Driver’s License, and Operating an Unregistered Snowmobile. Vajgrt is currently being held in Hillsborough County Department of Corrections on unrelated burglary charges.  Vajgrt is scheduled to be arraigned in the 8th Circuit Jaffrey District Court on the charges March 5th.

Murray  is scheduled to be arraigned in the 8th Circuit Jaffrey District Court on the charges March 5.

Operation Game Thief (OGT) is a silent witness, anti-poaching program that encourages the public to report any suspicious activity or knowledge about a poaching violation. The toll-free hotline 1-800-344-4262 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to report violations. Violations may also be reported online at wildnh.com/OGT. Poaching is the illegal take of game or fish, trespassing, littering, theft, or destroying of property.

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