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Claremont Man Arrested for Theft After Year-Long Investigation

An investigation by local and state authorities has paid off, resulting in the arrest of a Claremont man for a theft that involved tying up an elderly woman. Police say that 41-year old Jeffrey Buzzell of Claremont was arrested on Wednesday on one count of Receiving Stolen Property, although additional charges are pending.

Buzzell was involved in a home invasion on May 3rd of last year where he and another suspect broke into a home on 437 River Road in Charlestown and tied up the 60-year old homeowner while they stole around $25,000 in coins and personal property.

A contractor doing work on the home found the woman tied up in her basement 9 hours later and police began an investigation into the incident, where it was determined that the men had stolen several items of jewelry as well as gold and silver coins and bars. Over a year later, NH Probation and Parole officers arrested Buzzell without incident.

He’s being held without bail and will be arraigned at a future date in the Newport District Court. Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation should call Detective Sergeant Shawn Skahan at Troop C at 603-358-3333.

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