The Keene Police were called to the Mon Amie Fine Jewelry Store (Keene Square) when store personnel grew suspicious of a subject offering items for sale and made a report to police. These jewelry items had been reported as stolen during a burglary in Claremont (NH) the day prior. Officers identified the subject in possession of these stolen items, valued at over $10,000.00, as 23YOA Ethan L Fontaine of Newport. Fontaine was taken into custody without incident. Fontaine is presently being held at the Cheshire County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned before the Cheshire Superior Court on March 10th, 2017.
The case remains under investigation by both the Keene and Claremont Police Departments. Anyone who has further information is encouraged to call the Keene Police Department at 603-357-9820, ask to speak to Det. Don Lundin. Or information can be provided anonymously via email on our website at: http://www.ci.keene.nh.us/departments/police/anonymous-crime-tips