Pelham Police: Home Invasion Report Was False
PELHAM, N.H. -- An Aug. 22 call to police reporting that two people nvaded a home and stabbed a resident was false, police said Friday.
Police began investigating after the homeowner reported an attempted home invasion and burglary that resulted in a stabbing. The department did not say what did occur, but said that after studying blood pattern analysis, cell phone records and more, officials determined that there was no home invasion.
“Upon analysis of their investigation, the detectives determined that false information had been reported to police and furthermore a stabbing by an assailant did not occur,” the department wrote in a press release. “It was also determined that an attempted burglary/home invasion did not occur.”
Police Capt. Stephen Toom said in an interview that the caller was the owner of the home on Kopers Lane. He said the investigation had not yet determined why the caller would have submitted false information.
“Our main concern is to let the public know there’s no danger,” Toom said. “I don’t think there’s any motive we’ve determined yet, and that’s part of the investigation that’s ongoing.”
Toom said he could neither confirm nor deny whether any charges would eventually be sought.
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