North Haverhill woman arrested for trespassing in West Lebanon warehouse 

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 5/26/2023 3:47:55 PM
Modified: 5/26/2023 3:47:41 PM

WEST LEBANON — A 45-year-old North Haverhill woman who said she was following “God’s commands” faces multiple criminal charges after police said they responded to a report of an intruder at a West Lebanon business on Thursday night.

Heather Ainsworth has been charged with criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, contempt, all misdemeanors, and possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony, after police said they located her inside the warehouse of property management firm Chiplin Enterprises at 30 Main St. in West Lebanon at 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, according to court documents.

Police said that after they were alerted about a “burglary in process” at the warehouse, they arrived at the scene and discovered a wooden door that had been “broken open,” the affidavit said.

At first, officers ordered the intruder to come out but received no response. They eventually located an individual, who they later identified as Ainsworth, hiding inside a closet, the affidavit said.

After Ainsworth emerged from the closet and was asked how she entered the building, she responded that “she had been taught that if she saw a place that she could crawl through, it was God’s way of telling her to go there.”

Ainsworth also said she “had waved at the cameras inside the building and told them she was not there to take anything.”

Police also said Ainsworth had a baggy of cocaine, according to a field-test.

Ainsworth was transported to Grafton County House of Corrections, where she was arraigned on Friday and released on bail with the condition not to enter the property at 30 Main St.

In addition to this week’s charges, Ainsworth still faces a 2021 charge of criminal mischief in Grafton County Superior Court, according to court records.

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