Woman wanted for identity theft & forgery in New Mexico arrested after Gilford traffic stop

GILFORD — A Laconia woman who was a passenger in a car being driven by a person accused of driving while intoxicated is being held on $2,000 cash bail on a charge of being a fugitive from justice.

Police affidavits obtained from the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division said Melissa Bossier, 39, formerly of Albuquerque, New Mexico but now of 735 Main Street in Laconia was indicted in the "Land of Enchantment" on December 9, 2013 for one count of identity theft, and two counts of forgery.

She had been freed on cash or surety bond of $5,000 and the warrant said New Mexico authorities would extradite her from anywhere.

Once learning this, police arrested Bossier.

While doing a physical inventory of the car before it was towed, police found a broken glass pipe inside a black purse.

While Bossier was in the booking room at the Gilford Police Department, she allegedly admitted that the glass pipe was used for smoking methamphetamine and was charged with one count of possession of the banned drug.

In an additional Gilford arrest over the weekend, police charged Shelley Anderson, 33, of 8 Cumberland Road #24 with theft by unauthorized taking for allegedly selling an $1,800 television to three guys for $150.

According to police affidavits, Anderson had been staying at the home of a friend but the two had a falling out and the male who had rented the television from Rent-A-Center had left the home temporarily while she found another place to live.

While he was gone, she allegedly took the television to a Laconia pawn shop whose owner declined to buy it from her. The pawn shop owner said he saw her sell it to three men who were outside his shop.

The pawn shop owner reported to police that he got a phone message the next day from Anderson who, he said, seemed upset. He told police he had already gotten a phone call from the manager of the Laconia Rent-A-Center, who was also looking for the television.

Around the same time, Gilford Police got an e-mail from a Laconia Police Officer who said a Gilmanton man had spoken to her about a stolen Rent-A-Center television so she passed it on to Gilford. He admitted to taking Anderson to the pawn shop but said he didn't know the television wasn't hers.

The Gilmanton man also said he saw her sell the television to the three men but said he didn't know who they were.

Judge Jim Carroll told Anderson that he would release her on personal recognizance bail for the theft but was going to hold her on $250 cash bail for violating his previous order that she refrain from all alcohol.

Gilford police said when they went to arrest her for the theft of the television, she had been drinking, however she didn't appear to be drunk.

He told her he was disappointed in her and said she needed to start making some efforts at getting sober and responsible.