, Derry, New Hampshire

October 17, 2013

Man convicted of local burglaries

By Alex Lippa

---- — A Sandown man was found guilty last week of breaking into homes in three towns.

Joshua Fowler, 34, was convicted on seven counts of burglary in Rockingham County Superior Court Oct. 10.

Hampstead police Lt. John Frazier said cell phone records indicated that Fowler would call the victims’ homes prior to breaking into them.

Frazier said Fowler would enter the homes by shooting the windows with a BB gun.

Fowler broke into four homes in Hampstead, two in Derry and one in Londonderry between 2009 and 2010. Frazier estimated that $30,000 of electronics, jewelry and cash were stolen from the homes in Hampstead.

Fowler was on the run for more than two years, before he finally turned himself in to Hampstead police on June 7. Fowler was featured as New Hampshire’s “Fugitive of the Week,” by the U.S. Marshals Service before he turned himself in.

Frazier said he was pleased Fowler was convicted.

“I am exceptionally satsified with the convictions in this case,” Frazier said. “The relentless pursuit on investigating these cases by Detective Bob Kelley was quite labor intensive. Equally important was the substantial and significant work done by Rockingham Assistant County Attorney Jerome Blanchard in presenting this case through the trial process.”

Fowler will be sentenced on Oct. 25.