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Concord woman arrested for giving false name

A Concord woman who the police said had previously given her sister’s name to the police was arrested yesterday after rescue crews were called to pull her out of the Merrimack River.

Susan Marston, a 48-year-old homeless woman, was arrested on warrants for criminal trespassing and giving false reports to the police, said Concord police Lt. Timothy O’Malley.

Rescue crews responded to a call about a woman in the river off Fort Eddy Road yesterday afternoon. O’Malley said it’s unclear why Marston was in the river. The police believe she jumped and that alcohol may have been a factor.

No charges have been filed against Marston for yesterday’s incident, O’Malley said, but the police arrested her at the scene because warrants for her arrest were issued three weeks ago. When Marston was issued a court summons for criminal trespassing on two separate occasions last month, the police said she provided them with her sister’s name. Her sister went to the police department after the trespassing charges were reported in the Monitor’s arrest log.

O’Malley said Marston is facing charges for two counts of criminal trespassing and two counts of making false reports to law enforcement. Both offenses are misdemeanors.

(Laura McCrystal can be reached at 369-3312 or
lmccrystal@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @lmccrystal.)

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