ROCHESTER - A Dover man and oft-time transient released on bail on Tuesday after his arrest on burglary charges was arrested again on Wednesday for criminal trespass at a Rochester business.
But this is not the first time Grant Ohlson, 43, of New York Street, has strung together multiple arrests within hours of being released on bail.
In September 2017 he was charged with theft for stealing a woman's purse from her home shortly after his release by Somersworth Police on no bail on two felony-level theft charges.
Rochester Police say the Tuesday arrest unfolded as officers responded to a residence on Old Dover Road for what was called in as a burglary in progress.
"The reporting party stated the back door was open, there were items missing and they thought someone may still be inside the residence," Rochester Police Capt. Todd Pinkham said on Wednesday.
While clearing the residence, officers located Ohlson, who did not have permission to be there.
Ohlson was arrested on one count of burglary and one count of contempt for violating bail conditions of a prior unrelated arrest.
He was released on PR bail.
Then on Wednesday he was arrested again for trespassing at a local business that had a no trespass order served on him previously. He was charged with criminal trespass and contempt for violating bail conditions.
Meanwhile, Strafford County Jail personnel confirmed today he was not being held at the jail. Pinkham said Ohlson was able to come up with $250 cash bail money to allow his release.
Other recent arrests include
May 19: violation of protective order and an EBW for conduct after an accident.
May 6: EBW for criminal trespass.
April 26: CAPIAS (a Superior Court EBW) for possession of scheduled drug
April 18: Criminal trespass X 2, drive after rev/sus and
Dec. 27: Burglary night plus EBW
July 27: Arrest on Warrant
It should be noted that the May 6 arrest was the result of Ohlson screaming at people and swinging a knife in the area of Columbus Avenue and South Main Street near Jimmy Jones restaurant.
No threats were made with the knife and no one was hurt, so no charges were forthcoming in connection with the knife, Pinkham said soon after the arrest.
Strafford County Attorney Tom Velardi was not immediately available for comment on the repeated no bail releases of Ohlsen.