Concord woman, Pembroke man arrested outside Bass Pro Shops

Monitor staff
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A 21-year-old Concord woman and 23-year-old Pembroke man were arrested outside Bass Pro Shops in Hooksett on Wednesday when the woman, who had a warrant out for her arrest, attempted to purchase a firearm, police said.

The warrant for Stephanie Mills, 21, of Concord was issued for non-appearance in court on a drug charge stemming from an arrest in June by the Hooksett Police Department.

The Bass Pro Shops employee likely noticed the warrant when he or she ran a criminal background check for Mills, Sgt. David Scarpino said.

After apprehending Mills, officers attempted to engage Robert O’Neill, 23, of Pembroke, who was at the shop with her, police said.

O’Neill ignored officers and exited the store. Once in the parking lot, O’Neill threw a clear plastic bag containing a large quantity of a white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine, police said.

Mills was arrested on the active warrant and released on $100 cash bail and given a court date of Dec. 1 at the Hooksett 6th Circuit Court.

O’Neill was arrested and charged with possession of a drugs, possession of drugs with intent to distribute and falsifying physical evidence, police said. O’Neill was held on $5,000 cash bail and had a 72-hour hold placed on him. O’Neill was transported to Merrimack County House of Corrections pending arraignment in Merrimack County Superior Court.