Derry Woman to Plead Guilty in House Burglaries

Bonnie Usher, 46, of Derry will plead guilty in a plea agreement on July 14 regarding charges of burglarizing a dozen homes across Rockingham County, including some in Derry, and for allegedly selling jewelry taken from the homes.

Usher, of 13L Blackberry Road, was arrested Jan. 15 after police pulled her car over on South Main Street.

She is alleged to have sold some of the jewelry to a Derry pawn shop and attempted to sell other pieces to a local jewelry store. According to a press release from the Derry Police Department, detectives had observed Usher entering a residence on Kingsbury Street and leaving a few minutes later carrying property from that house. Officers checked the house and discovered that it had been burglarized. Neighbors on Dexter Avenue told police they had observed a woman matching Usher’s description prowling around houses whose owners were not home. Usher is reported to have left after a neighbor confronted her.

She was charged with burglary and attempted burglary, and was also arrested on two warrants for alleged theft by deception and receiving stolen property. Several items that were identified as stolen in a Jan. 2 burglary on Dustin Avenue were later pawned at a ‘Cash For Gold’ store and traced back to Usher.

She is also accused of burglarizing homes in Auburn and Londonderry between September and mid-January and is charged with attempted burglary for attempting to break into a Windham home Oct. 28, 2013.

She has been held at the Rockingham County House of Correction on $100,000 personal recognizance bail but is currently free on electronic monitoring.

She was indicted by a grand jury on 12 counts of burglary, three counts of attempted burglary, and counts of receiving stolen property and theft by deception.

She could face 3 1/2 to seven years on each charge.