Merrimack man defecates during alleged crime spree

Merrimack police photo Christopher Rosati, 26, LKA of 44 Dahl Road, Merrimack

MERRIMACK – Before allegedly breaking into a safe in which he hoped to find a treasure, a man who now faces multiple burglary charges reportedly left a mess on the floor by defecating.

Police said Christopher Rosati, the 26-year-old man charged with several burglary and theft-related offenses at two locations during the course of several days, defecated on the floor of one of the businesses.

Rosati, whose last known address is 44 Dahl Road, is accused of breaking into Currier Orchards farm stand on Peaslee Road on July 11, 17 and 20, then burglarizing 1st International Auto Group, 475 Daniel Webster Highway. Police received a report of this possible break-in around 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Once inside the used car business, the suspect, later identified as Rosati, “proceeded to defecate on the floor, and used one of the shirts he was wearing to clean himself,” police said.

He then allegedly used tools to open the safe, but, according to police, didn’t take anything from it.

But he allegedly took several sets of keys, one of which matched a 2009 Scion parked in the lot. Police said he drove off in the Scion before crashing into an older model Mercedes S500 on his way out.

Monday’s alleged crimes occurred a day after Rosati was released on bail following his arrest in connection with the Currier Orchards burglaries, according to police and Rosati’s case files.

In all, he faces four counts of burglary, Class B felonies; one count of felony-level theft for allegedly stealing the car; and one count each of criminal mischief for damaging the Mercedes and breach of bail conditions, for violating the terms of his bail order.

Police said Rosati refused the services of a bail commissioner, and was taken to Valley Street jail. He waived Tuesday’s scheduled arraignment in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South. A judge set bail at $25,000 cash only and scheduled a hearing for Monday.

In the Currier Orchards case, police said the owners reported a person or persons had broken into the farm stand three times in about 10 days, and various items including food, along with a total of $80 in cash, was stolen.

In reviewing store security video, police said they saw a man, later identified as Rosati, eating a “honey stick” inside the building. The sticks were among items the owners reported missing, police said.

After collecting more evidence, police issued a warrant for Rosati’s arrest. An officer patrolling the area early Sunday morning spotted a man matching Rosati’s description, and after confirming his identity took him into custody.

Police also reviewed security video in the 1st International Auto Group burglary, and were soon able to identify Rosati as their suspect.

He was taken into custody a short time later, police said, adding that the stolen Scion soon turned up in Nashua.

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-1256, or, or @Telegraph_DeanS.