NH police catch wanted man in Nashua neighborhood
NASHUA- Police were able to capture a wanted man Wednesday after a patrol officer spotted him in a neighborhood near a local school.
Nashua police Lt. Robert Giggi said Thursday Jeremy Tappan, 28, was wanted on a warrant for criminal trespass when an officer spotted him near Bishop Guertin High School shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday.
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"One of our officers in the area of Bishop Guertin happened to see him walking down the street and knew there was a warrant out for his arrest," he said.
Giggi said the officer attempted to apprehend him. "At that point he fled from the BG lot into woods by Dora Street," he said.
Giggi said officials at the school "locked down on their own" when they saw officers at the scene.
The area where Tappan fled to according to Giggi was described as "swampy", with high grass, brush and with a brook and pond nearby. He said about eight additional officers were called in to surround Tappan.
"He spent little time in there," said Giggi. "We set up perimeter around that area and waited for him."
Tappan eventually attempted to flee the area again.
"At some point he was spotted and continued to run through backyards in that neighborhood," said Giggi.
Officers eventually were able to apprehend Tappan and place him in custody.
Tappan faced his original criminal trespass charge and an additional charge of resisting arrest from Wednesday's incident. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Nashua district court Thursday.