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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

[NH] Trooper McCabe found not guilty of everything

Foster's Daily Democrat
By Jason Howe
Friday, February 11, 2005
[Excerpts] Local police arrested State Trooper Donald McCabe Thursday night for allegedly threatening his wife in the YMCA parking lot. McCabe, 38, of Somersworth, was arrested outside the Lowell Street YMCA around 9 p.m. and charged with criminal threatening and disorderly conduct. The charges stem from an 8 p.m. incident in the parking lot involving his wife, police said. “He allegedly pushed his wife in the lot, banged on the window and called her vulgar names, which led to the disorderly and criminal threatening charges,” Rochester police Capt. Paul Callaghan said this morning. He was released on $2,500 personal recognizance bail about 11 p.m., according to police... “After an investigation and a consultation with the county attorney’s office, we determined that the charges would be filed. This was not an incident where our officers arrived to witness the acts,” Callaghan said [Full article here]

Foster's Daily Democrat
By Jason Howe
Saturday, February 12, 2005
[Excerpts] A State Trooper arrested for threatening his wife in a YMCA parking lot Thursday night has been assigned to "administrative duty" and could be "terminated," police command said Friday.... McCabe was put on administrative duty Friday afternoon, State Police Commander Col. Frederick Booth said Friday evening. He will be assigned to a desk and wear civilian clothes. McCabe will also not be able to carry a firearm and will be prohibited from driving his state police cruiser... He will be paid his regular salary and no final action will be taken until after Rochester's criminal investigation and court proceedings are complete, Booth added... An internal investigation will be conducted by Major Barry Hunter, of the State Police, Booth said, although he said everything was still preliminary... No employees at the YMCA, which was closed when McCabe was arrested, witnessed the incident, said Joanne Desrosiers, branch director at the Lowell Street YMCA... [Full article here]

Foster's Daily Democrat
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
[Excerpts] Earlier this month a judge found a Somersworth state trooper not guilty of criminal threatening for yelling at his wife outside the Lowell Street YMCA in February. The County Attorney's Office previously dropped a disorderly conduct charge in the case. Trooper Donald McCabe, 38, pleaded not guilty to both of the charges stemming from the Feb. 10 incident. Police responded to the scene after receiving a call that McCabe, a youth hockey coach, was pounding on a car window and yelling obscenities at his estranged wife, who was there dropping their son off for hockey practice... State Police Lt. Mark Myrdek confirmed McCabe is still with the force and said he was happy Judge Robert C. Cullen found the officer not guilty. "I guess all I can say is we react the same to any other court case," he said. "Obviously I'm probably more pleased that an employee is not convicted of something like that"... [Full article here]

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