Woman arrested after homeowner finds her and her dog in Mont Vernon home

MONT VERNON – Police arrested a Concord woman Wednesday, roughly three weeks after a Wilton Road homeowner discovered her and her dog inside his home, police said.

Sarah Hodge, 51, was arrested in Concord and charged with one count of criminal trespassing in connection with the incident. Police said she is due in Milford district court June 6.

Police said officers had spoken with Hodge outside Fishbones General Store on May 10, after receiving reports of a woman walking her dog and hitchhiking on Wilton Road.

At the time, police said, Hodge identified herself and said she was awaiting a ride home.

Several days later, police said, a resident of Wilton Road told police he discovered a woman matching Hodge’s description, and who had a dog with her, inside their home. The resident had a brief conversation with the woman, police said, after which she left with the dog.

Based on the information, police on May 22 issued a warrant for Hodge, which led to Wednesday’s arrest.

Police ask anyone who may have encountered Hodge, or who has more information on the incident, to contact the police department at 673-5610.

– DEAN SHALHOUP