3 NH Teens Charged with Stealing 2 Vehicles, Setting 1 on Fire
EXETER — Three teens are accused of taking two vehicle from a family and destroying them, including setting one of them on fire.
On Oct. 15, Exeter and Stratham police along with the New Hampshire Fire Marshall’s Office began a joint investigation into the theft and destruction of two vehicles belonging to the same owner in Exeter.
One of the vehicles had been found in Stratham and had reportedly been set on fire. The second vehicle was found in Exeter near the edge of the Exeter River.
After an extensive investigation, police arrested Tyler Peel,18, of Brentwood; Madison Parah,19, of Kingston and a 16-year-old from Stratham.
Police charged Peel with two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, one count of theft from a motor vehicle, and one count of criminal mischief, all class B felonies. His bail was set at $5,000 cash.
Parah was charged with two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, class B felonies. Her bail was set at $5,000 cash.
Peel and Parah are scheduled to be arraigned at Exeter district court Friday. The juvenile has been petitioned to appear at the Brentwood family court for two charges of theft of a motor vehicle, class B felonies, one charge of theft from a motor vehicle, class B felony, and one charge of criminal mischief, class A felony.
Police said there appears to be no underlying motives and that the teen took the vehicles because they had been left unlocked with the keys inside.