On August 1, 2023, the Rochester Police Department was made aware of open warrants for 23-year-old Travis Moseley, stemming from felony and misdemeanor crimes in Newmarket, NH.
RPD received information that Moseley and his vehicle may have been in the parking lot of the Spaulding Common at 306 North Main Street, Rochester. At approximately 12:17 pm, Officer Dwayne Hatch and his K9 partner, Ripley, located the parked, unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot, backed into a parking space with a tree directly behind.
Hatch positioned his cruiser in front of the vehicle to block it in and proceeded to look for Moseley on foot. Moseley was able to make it back to his vehicle and was making several multi-point turns in an effort to get around Officer Hatch’s parked cruiser. By this time, an NH State Police Trooper had arrived to assist.
Moseley ultimately pulled forward, out of the parking space, striking both Officer Hatch’s and the Trooper’s unoccupied cruisers. The crash was at a low speed and there were no injuries to either law enforcement officer. K9 Ripley was inside the RPD cruiser and was uninjured.
Moseley drove his Ford Escape onto the Spaulding Turnpike where officers lost sight of him. Officers searched the area and eventually located Moseley, in his vehicle, in the parking lot of Cumberland Farms on Knight Street. Moseley sped away from the officers, traveling south on South Main Street/Rochester Hill Road. Officers followed Moseley and did not catch up to him before he left the City of Rochester.
Moseley was ultimately apprehended in Maine later that day. Fortunately, no residents or visitors to Rochester were injured during this incident.
Moseley will face charges for his actions and significant threats to the safety of the public created in Rochester.