Police: Man suspected of threatening Hanover worker with screwdriver has been arrested

Jaime Torres (Hanover Police photograph)

Jaime Torres (Hanover Police photograph)

Published: 10-10-2023 2:14 PM

HANOVER — The man who is alleged to have threatened a town worker with a screwdriver at a municipal pumping station last month has been apprehended in Windham, N.H., and is being returned to Grafton County to face charges.

Jaime Torres, 26, of New York State, was taken in custody by police in Windham in Rockland County and is being transported back to the Upper Valley to be processed on robbery and other charges, Hanover Police said in a news release on Tuesday,

Torres is alleged to have broken into the Hanover pumping station where he brandished a screwdriver at a town worker before stealing the worker’s phone and fleeing the scene.

The Sept. 22 incident occurring on the same day that dignitaries were arriving in Hanover to attend the inauguration of new Dartmouth College President Sian Leah Beilock.

It triggered a large police response in search of the suspect in the area around the Hanover Co-op and Dartmouth College athletic fields. The suspect was believed to have stolen a bike and fled into the woods.

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