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Chief Paul Toussaint reports that the Rochester Police Department, after an aggressive investigation, has arrested a suspect in the brutal attack of a young woman outside a local fitness center.

Jordan C. Lamonde, 22, of Portsmouth was arrested after the Rochester Police Detectives responded at 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon to Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

He has been charged with Second Degree Assault (B Felony)

One June 12, 2017 at 10 p.m., the Rochester Police Department responded to Planet Fitness at 306 North Main Street for a reported assault. Upon arrival, Officers found and 18-year-old female who told police that she was walking out to her car when she was attacked from behind by an unknown man.

Surveillance footage capturing the first moments of the attack was widely circulated by the Rochester Police Department shortly after the incident.

Lamonde was held on $150,000.00 cash bail and will be arraigned Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Strafford County Superior Court.

"This was a vicious, unprovoked attack that shocked our community, and I am proud to report that the suspect has been identified and apprehended," Chief Toussaint said.

We would like to extend our thanks to the Portsmouth Police Department for assisting in the investigation.
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On 07-22-2017 at 8:41am, Officers of the Rochester Police Department responded to Washington Street for a report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, a 52 year old male was driving on Washington Street with his 1 year old daughter. The male saw a female walking in the roadway, prompting him to stop and ask if she needed a ride.

The female, later identified as Joanne Shaw, said yes and got into the vehicle. The male and Joanne did not know each other prior to this interaction. Joanne told the male she was going to take his daughter and made attempts to unbuckle the 1 year old, prompting a struggle to ensue.

Joanne then grabbed for the male's car keys and broke the vehicle key in half. As the vehicle came to a stop, Joanne was able to take the 1 year old and fled the vehicle on foot with the child.

The male caught Joanne, who then punched him twice. Officers arrived on scene and attempted to detain Joanne, who resisted. The child was returned to the male, unharmed.

Joanne was arrested on the following charges:

Kidnapping - Class A Felony
Simple Assault x 2 - Class A Misdemeanor
Criminal Mischief - Class B Misdemeanor
Resisting Arrest or Detention - Class B Misdemeanor

Joanne was held on $5,000.00 cash bail and transported to the Strafford County House of Corrections, pending her arraignment on 07-24-2017 at 12:30 Strafford County Superior Court.
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Cash rules everything around me, at least I think that's how it goes. This gentleman here loves money so much that he passed a counterfeit bill at the Rochester One Stop.

Officer Ball would like identify this man.

If you know the identity of this individual or have any knowledge about the crime, please call the Rochester Police Department at 603-330-7128 and reference case # 17-3758-OF.

You can also provide information and remain anonymous by calling the Rochester Crime Line at 335-6500

or Text to: CRIMES (274637) Body of Text: TEXT4CASH + your tip. Cash rewards are offered for information that leads to an arrest
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Thank you to all who provided us as well as the Strafford County Sheriff's Office with tips. The Farmington Police Department was able to place Cody Haycock under arrest.

He is currently being housed at the Strafford County Jail awaiting arraignment.

Maybe I'm tired but this picture always makes me laugh a lot.
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