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Robbery suspect arrested on Main Street in Wolfeboro



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THE ARREST SCENE on South Main Street next to Cate Park on Monday, March 8, as Wolfeboro Police, Carroll Country Sherriff and N.H. State Police personnel surround the car driven by robbery suspect Jed Cameron. (Courtesy photo by Douglas Plasencia) (click for larger version)
March 11, 2010
WOLFEBORO — Guns drawn, police surrounded and captured a suspected armed robber on South Main Street in Wolfeboro on Monday morning around 9:30 a.m.

Thirty-one-year-old Jed Cameron of Wolfeboro, wanted in connection with two robberies of Hannaford pharmacies in Westbrook and Sanford, Maine, in which Oxycontin was stolen, and facing a strong law enforcement presence, was arrested without incident.

Minutes before, as police were staging in the Ocean Bank parking lot for the arrest, Cameron had left his 112 North Main St. residence, joined by a male passenger, reportedly on their way to put the car in for repairs and to acquire a rental.

Officers Chris Keaton of the Wolfeboro Police Department and Lt. Mike Santuccio of the Carroll County Sheriff's Department followed and pulled Cameron and his passenger over alongside Cate Park.

Downtown traffic was halted momentarily as police vehicles blocked the street to prevent the suspect from fleeing.

Wolfeboro Chief Stuart Chase, Lt. Dean Rondeau and officer Mark Livie were joined by Deputy Sheriff Paul Bois of the Carroll County Sheriff's Department and two New Hampshire State Police officers at the scene. Cameron has a history of resisting arrest and reckless conduct, as well as drug and DUI offenses. Police were advised that he might be armed.

Chase said that his department received a "Be on the Lookout" (BOLO) bulletin Sunday evening from the Sanford, Maine police with a description of the suspect's car and his North Main Street address. The Sanford Hannaford's Loss Prevention Officer had followed the suspect out of the store and watched him enter his vehicle with NH license plates. The BOLO became an arrest warrant not long after.

Police were on the alert through the evening, and at around 8:30 a.m. Bois reported that the vehicle was at the suspect's North Main Street address.

Cameron was brought to the station, charged as a fugitive from justice, and escorted to the Carroll County House of Correction. An investigation is underway by Wolfeboro and Sanford, Maine police, N.H. State Police Troop E and the York County and Carroll County Sheriffs' Departments.

A search of Cameron's apartment and two vehicles his and that of his friend produced narcotic pharmaceutical drugs and direct evidence of crimes of armed robbery, according to Lt. Rondeau.

Cameron's male companion, who was not charged, remained unidentified at press time.

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