By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
MOULTONBOROUGH — Police arrested a New York man Thursday about an hour after he allegedly robbed the Ossipee Branch of the Citizen's Bank.
Police Chief Leonard Weatherbee said Master Patrol Officer Jared Beaulieu was monitoring traffic on Route 25 when he noticed a black Toyota 4-Runner that fit the description of alleged robber.
Weatherbee said Beaulieu radioed in his location and pulled over William M. Cropsey, 26, of Rochester, New York. He said Cropsey initially gave Beaulieu a false name but Beaulieu was eventually able to identify him.
Weatherbee said Moultonborough Police were familiar with Cropsey because of a recent domestic violence incident.
Moultonborough Police charged Cropsey with one count of stalking, one count of disobeying a police officer for lying about his identity, and one count of driving after suspension.
Weatherbee said Cropsey was taken to the Carroll County House of Corrections where he was later charged by Ossipee Police for one count of robbery.
Ossipee Police said Cropsey was arraigned in the 3rd Circuit Court, Ossipee Division and is being held on $10,000 cash-only bail. Should he post bail, a source-of-funds hearing will be held.
Weatherbee said Beaulieu showed great powers of observation.
"It was a great police of police work," said Weatherbee.
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