Arrest made in library robbery

Manchester man turns self in after Litchfield police issue a warrant

LITCHFIELD – An arrest was made in conjunction with an incident at the Aaron Cutler Memorial Library in Litchfield last month, according to police.

Nicholas Walker, 28, of Manchester turned himself in at the Litchfield Police Department Monday after a warrant was issued for his arrest, not for overdue library fines, but for an alleged attempted burglary.

Reports said a librarian was investigating a loud bang in the basement in the afternoon Feb. 20 when she ended up confronting an intruder, who police said had gained entry by kicking in a window.

The librarian then “hit the panic button,” which triggered the building’s security system, police said, but the suspect had fled before officers arrived. They determined that a laptop and monitor had allegedly been taken from a shed on the library property.

During the investigation, officers received multiple calls reporting a silver sedan that was “operating erratically and looking inside mailboxes,” police said, and the vehicle, operated by Walker, was located at a gas station in Hudson.

The vehicle was seized and searched following a search warrant, according to police, and Walker was allegedly connected to the attempted burglary at the library and mailbox thefts.

He was charged with attempted burglary, class B felony and 41 other class A misdemeanor charges including theft, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass.

Walker was released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled for arraignment at the Nashua Superior Court on March 22.

Hannah LaClaire can be reached at 594-1234 or hlaclaire@nashuatelegraph.com.