Hampstead News

Hampstead Incident and Arrest of Shaine Clarke Reynolds
By Penny Williams     7-9-20

Hampstead Deputy Chief Robert Kelley issued a press release about a trespass and threatening incident  and subsequent police pursuit that took place starting on Ells Road at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7.

The Hampstead Police Department received a report of a verbal altercation taking place on Ells Road and responded. When officers arrived at the scene it was found that one of subjects had fled. That subject was identified as 21 year old Shaine Clarke Reynolds, whose last known address was Groveland, Massachusetts. 

While on scene officers learned that Reynolds had been threatening a family member and he had been previously trespassed at the residence. As he was leaving, Reynolds struck a parked car and drove off. While officers were taking the initial report,  Reynolds returned to the area and a police pursuit ensued. Based on  Reynolds' driving on Kent Farm Road, the pursuit was terminated, said Kelley's report.

Kelley's release continued, saying that a short time later, a Hampstead officer located Reynolds driving in the northern area of Main Street. A second police pursuit ensued and resulted in Reynolds driving at a police cruiser on Ashford Road. This resulted in Reynolds striking the driver's side mirror of a Hampstead police cruiser and then eluding police for a second time.

Reynolds then returned to the address on Ells Road and drove at people standing in the driveway, according to Kelley's release. The individuals had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit. Reynolds then struck a second parked vehicle and drove off. Hampstead officers and a Danville officer engaged in third pursuit with Reynolds that resulted in him striking mailboxes and a fence in the Ells Road neighborhood.

Kelley's reports notes that at approximately 9:50 p.m., the police pursuit came to an end when Reynolds drove into the Hampstead Police Department parking lot. Reynolds rammed an unoccupied police cruiser that was parked out front, causing significant damage. Fortunately,  Reynolds was taken into custody without further incident and no one was hurt, said Kelley.

Reynolds was processed at the Hampstead Police Department and then transported to the Rockingham County Jail where he was held without bail. Reynolds was held pending an arraignment in Rockingham Superior Court on Wednesday where he was held without bail pending a mental health evaluation.

Reynolds initial charges consist of;
* Stalking – B felony (2 counts)
* Reckless Conduct – B felony (4 counts)
* Criminal Mischief – B felony

The Hampstead Police Department will be working with the Rockingham County Attorney’s Office and anticipate a lengthy list of additional misdemeanor level charges to follow, which will include but are not limited to, multiple counts of disobeying an officer, multiple counts of conduct after an accident, driving after suspension, criminal threatening, reckless driving and possibly receiving stolen property.

        Kelley said the Hampstead Police Department would like to thank the Rockingham County Dispatch, the Chester Police Department, Sandown Police Department and the Danville Police Department for their assistance in this matter. 














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