CONWAY — Two New Hampshire residents were arrested on Aug. 7 for breaking into multiple cars along the Kancamagus Highway and in the White Mountain National Forest, according to a news release issued by Carroll County Sheriff Domenic Richardi on Wednesday.

In addition, he wanted the public to be alerted to a scam caller posing as law enforcement.

The car thief suspects, Anna Labraney, 41, of Laconia and Jonathan Richardson, 47, of Concord, were arrested while Carroll County Sheriff's deputies, with the assistance of the U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Division, were conducting surveillance at the Oliverian Brook Trailhead off the Kancamagus Highway (New Hampshire Route 112).

Richardi said the subjects were charged with multiple felonies, including theft, recovering stolen property and falsification of physical evidence, along with several misdemeanors.

Richardson was held on a parole violation warrant.

Labraney was bailed and released for a September court date.

The case remains under investigation as it has led to the recovery of other stolen properties that have not been reported prior to the time of these arrests.

Anyone with any information relevant to this case is asked to email Deputy Stephen Rowe at the Carroll County Sheriff's Office at

Meanwhile, the Sheriff's Office also is warning the public about a scam caller posing as "Sgt. Jeremy Simmons," who requests that local residents purchase gift cards in order to avoid arrest.

According to Richardi, "'Sgt. Jeremy Simmons' is not a member of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. and callers should not purchase gift cards from the caller.

"The caller will advise you that you have been sent a summons and have failed to appear or there is some other reason that there is a warrant for your arrest," said Richardi.

The caller will then have you give them the gift card numbers over the phone.

"You should not purchase the gift and or give the card numbers over the phone. Any type gift cards are not an acceptable form of payment for bail," he said.

If residents are contacted by someone representing themselves as a member of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, they can call the Sheriff's Office at (603) 539-2284 to confirm.

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You get a call from someone who claimed to be from sheriff's office, and he asks for payment over the phone. You should just hang up. No one will call you out of the blue and asking for any kind of payment over the phone. It's 100% scam. I just Googled up about this scam and easily found a report filed at recently.

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