Barnstead police connect brothers to burglaries

BARNSTEAD — Two brothers have been charged with two counts each of criminal trespass and one count each of receiving stolen property after an alert citizen reported some suspicious activity to the police yesterday.

Acting Chief Joseph McDowell said the Terince Belanger, 27 of Farmington and Kyle Belanger, 25 of Manchester were apprehended by a N.H. State Police sergeant and his officers on Pitman Road.

McDowell said items consistent with those reported stolen from area vehicles were found by police in their pickup truck.

He said Kyle Belanger also had an outstanding electronic bench warrant from Concord District Court.

McDowell said the Belanger's are well known to police in both Alton and Barnstead and the investigation into their recent activities continues. He said both will likely face additional charges.

McDowell added that he really appreciated the efforts of the people of Barnstead who are watching their neighborhoods for suspicious activity and reporting it to police when they see it.

"We need to work together to keep this community safe," he said, noting the Pitman Road caller had noticed a suspicious truck on his road and had called them.

He said the Belanger brothers were released on personal recognizance bail and both have been given court dates in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division.