SEABROOK — A 29-year-old Maine man was arrested Tuesday night and charged with possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute the drug.
Seabrook police Officer Ryan Kane was approached by a motorist about 10 p.m. and told there was a disturbance at the Irving/Circle K on Lafayette Road involving two males and a female, according to a press release.
Kane responded and spoke to the three people near a vehicle in front of the store. Officers Eddie Tyre and Dave Hersey also arrived along with K9 Henry.
During his investigation, Kane learned that a license plate did not match the vehicle. The three people attempted to flee, eventually running behind the Irving/Circle K and continuing north through the Lowe’s parking lot and toward a wooded area.
Hersey and the police dog found a man in front of 18 Autumn Way. He was taken into custody without incident and a plastic bag containing what was suspected to be cocaine or crack cocaine was found.
Jeffrey Jackimocz, 29, of Portland, Maine, was arrested with $2,500 cash. He was charged with resisting arrest/detention and possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.
Bail was set for Jackimocz at $2,500 and he was taken to the Rockingham County jail. He was arraigned Wednesday and his bail was reduced to $500 cash.
Officers detained the female but were unable to locate the second male.
Seabrook Sgt. Dave Buccheri, Detective Frank Brown and Officers Zach Bunszell and Tyler Houldsworth were also involved in the arrest. New Hampshire State Police also provided assistance as well.
Acting Seabrook Chief of Police Brett Walker stated in the release that the incident is a “great example of ‘see something, say something.’”
“A concerned citizen’s report ultimately led to a significant seizure of illegal drugs coming into our community,” Walker said. “The Seabrook PD remains committed to investigating illegal drug activity that is negatively impacting so many families in our community. We remind you that if you see something, say something.”
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Dan Lawrence or Buccheri at 603-474-5200.
Anyone wishing to provide information on illegal activity can report the information to the Seabrook Police Department at 603-474-5200 or through Crimeline for the Hamptons via text to “CRIMES” (274637) keyword: “Hamptons”. http://www.hamptonpd.com/crime/crimeline.htm.