Police Charge Man with Theft of Feline Friends’ Donations

Police say they have solved a crime involving theft of funds from a donation jar at Gage Hill Farms Convenience Store, benefiting Feline Friends.

Justin McGrail, 32, of Methuen, was arraigned yesterday on an outstanding Pelham, N.H., warrant, stemming from the August 2 incident.
McGrail was arrested with the assistance of Methuen Police Department’s Drug Unit, Nashua, N.H. Police Department and the Pelham, N.H. Police Department’s Criminal Bureau. McGrail was taken into custody in the area of Canal Street, Nashua. At the time of his arrest he was driving a motor vehicle stolen from Acton, police said.

“Police were attempting to track his whereabouts after being spotted in Methuen two days earlier. The last attempt to arrest McGrail on these warrants resulted in a foot pursuit as he eluded police,” according to Methuen police.

Police from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Florida wanted McGrail. Each state had an outstanding warrant for McGrail’s arrest. In New Hampshire he was wanted on felony theft charges (Pelham), Massachusetts warrants were for a felony assault (Methuen) and drug charges in Florida (Lee County Sheriff’s Office).

McGrail was later transported to the Pelham Police Department and booked. He was held on $25,000 cash bail. He was later transported to the Valley Street jail in Manchester, N.H.