Newport Man Assaults Police Officer During Booking

This arrest comes after the Newport Police Department received reports of a male subject going through cars in the area of the Newport Village Apartments on Whipple Road yesterday at approximately 8:30 PM June 27th.  While in the area conducing that investigation and searching for the suspect, officers were called to an occupied residence a short distance away on Sunapee Street where a male subject was interrupted attempting to gain entry into an occupied residence.  The suspect fled on foot from that residence and while officers were tracking the suspect and conducting that investigation, another active burglary was reported a short distance away to the Newport Police Department Emergency Communications Center.  Officers were dispatched just down the road to Pinnacle Bait and Tackle.  Within seconds of that call, Newport Police Officers and Officers from the New Hampshire State Police were on scene and located a subject matching the caller’s description as well as the previous descriptions from earlier reports. Upon the arrival of the officers the subject started to flee from the closed business.  That subject was taken into custody after a brief struggle with the responding officers.  That suspect was identified as GOBIN.   Evidence found on GOBIN link him to the reports received earlier in the evening.


GOBIN was transported to the Newport Police Department and was in the process of being booked by Officer Dakota Titorenko, when GOBIN attacked him.  After a brief altercation, GOBIN was restrained.  During GOBIN’S attack, he assaulted and even chocked Officer Titorenko.  Officer Titorenko received minor injuries and was treated by the Newport Ambulance Service and was able to return to duty.


The investigation remains very active at this time with evidence and information indicating that there are additional Burglary locations that may be linked to Gobin.


GOBIN who was already out on bail pending unrelated charges was held without bail and was transported to the Sullivan County House of Corrections.


GOBIN was arraigned today and was charged with the following crimes:

Attempted Burglary, class B Felony

Resisting Arrest/Detention, class A Misdemeanor

Simple Assault, class A Misdemeanor

Second Degree Assault, class B Felony

Theft by Unauthorized taking, class A Felony

Breach of Bail, X2, class A Misdemeanors


Gobin previous bail order was revoked and he is currently being held without bail. GOBIN will next appear in Newport’s 5th Circuit Court on July 5th at 2:00 PM for a probable cause hearing.


At this time the Newport Police Department investigation continues and additional charges are expected.  Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in and around Whipple Road, Sunapee Street or the surrounding areas are encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department.  Additionally, the investigation also includes criminal activity in and around the Birchwood Grove area of Town specifically the Alexander Ave and Willow Road areas.  Evidence suggests that the criminal activity from both areas are connected and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department.


Chief Burroughs would like to thank the residents who immediately called and reported the suspicious activity last night.  It was those real time calls which led to the timely arrest of GOBIN.  I also would like to thank the Troopers from Troop C who responded and assisted in the apprehension of GOBIN.


As always, anyone with information about these or any other crimes, or if you witness suspicious activity you are encouraged to contact the Newport Police Department at   863-3232.



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