BRISTOL — Police have charged three area men with a variety of crimes after a reported burglary Monday at 10:47 p.m. at 76 Summer Street.
Lt. Kris Bean said Chance Griffin, 20, and Edward Esty, 18, who police said were homeless, were detained near the scene.
Jeremy Jewell, 17, of 19 Baldwin St. in Laconia was arrested about an hour later by Laconia Police and charged with receiving stolen property for allegedly driving a car had been reported stolen from Summer Street in Bristol.
All three were charged with felony-level criminal liability for another and burglary in the nighttime.
They appeared in the 2nd Circuit Court, Plymouth Division yesterday afternoon.
Griffin was held on $20,000 cash-only bail, Esty was held on $35,000 cash- or corporate-surety bail, and Jewell was held on $20,000 cash-only bail.
Bean said Jewell faces additional charges out of Belmont and Laconia.
In a statement issued yesterday to medua, Bean said police believe the three men had a plan to break into the Summer Street home, use duct tape to restrain the victims, and rob them.
As they attempted to break into the house the first time, they were approached by two men who wanted to know what they were doing. An altercation took place and one of the alleged burglars pointed a gun at the two men who ran and called 9-1-1.
Police said after the altercation, the three tried three more times to get into the secured apartment but fled after being spotted by a man taking out his trash.
Bean said Bristol Police recovered the pistol in a snow pile in Central Square as well as a knife and some duct tape.
Northfield Police Chief John Raffaelly said his officers are investigating what may be a related case of armed robbery.
Raffaelly said a man was walking to work on Granite Street around 10 p.m. on Monday when three men wearing hooded sweatshirts driving in a black sports car got out and robbed him.
Raffaelly said the man told police one of the three put a gun to his head and demanded he empty his pockets.
Raffaelly said the Northfield victim didn't report the crime immediately but waited until 3 a.m. to tell a police officer who stopped by his place of employment — a Tilton restaurant — for a cup of coffee.
Both Raffaelly and Bean said the two cases remain under investigation.
Bean said police got a search warrant for a car that had been used to transport the three. He said police found multiple items they think are linked to crimes committed in Bristol, Northfield, and Bridgewater Monday evening.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Lt. Bean at 744-6320 or 744-2212.