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N.H. Man Arrested for Wilmington Theft Found With 8.6 Grams of Heroin

Matthew Carrier, 37, of Auburn, N.H., allegedly stole two rings from a Wilmington resident.

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Wilmington Police announced on Tuesday night that a New Hampshire man was arrested for allegedly stealing from a person over 65 years old while inside a woman's home to give her an estimate for work she wanted performed.

After an investigation, police arrested Matthew Carrier, 37, of Auburn, N.H., and charged him with larceny from a person over 65 years old. He was also charged with possession of a Class A substance with intent to distribute. The drug charge was for possession of heroin.

According to a press release, the arrest came as a result of an ongoing investigation that began after a 69-year-old Wilmington resident reported that two gold rings were stolen from her home.

The woman told police that she noticed the rings missing after she had a contractor inside her home to give an estimate for work she wanted done at her home.

While investigating, police determined that it was Carrier who was inside the home representing a company based in Manchester, N.H.

Wilmington Police Inspector Brian Stickney led the investigation with the assistance of Manchester Police and members of the Auburn Police Department, both out of New Hampshire.

"Inspector Stickney was able to work with the reporting party and arrange for Mr. Carrier to come back to her residence for an additional quote," Wilmington Police said in a press release. "When Mr. Carrier arrived back at the reporting party's residence, he was arrested by the Wilmington Police Department."

Police said that while searching Carrier's vehicle, police located about 8.6 grams of heroin. Carrier is scheduled to be arraigned in Woburn District Court on Wednesday.

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