On Tuesday, July 26, Hull Police arrested 31-year-old Kevin Leonard of Park Avenue after he was seen trying to smash through the front doors of Nantasket Pharmacy at about 2:00 a.m.
Hull Police Officer Michael Cambra reported that a pharmacy employee told him that while he was working overnight in the back of the building, he heard “three loud bangs” out front. When he went to investigate, he “saw a vehicle attempting to crash through the doors.”
The employee said the driver, later identified by police as Leonard, told him he “needed his medications,” and drove off toward the southern end of town. Police viewed security footage that showed a 2005 Jeep Cherokee repeatedly ramming the front doors of the building. A piece of the Jeep’s grill was left behind.
The impact of the crash shattered the glass in the front doors and bent the metal door frame. The doors were covered in plywood by the next morning.
Police officers traced the license plate visible in the security footage to the rooming house at 12 Park Ave., where they found Leonard, who matched the description of the driver. The SUV at the residence also matched the description of the vehicle and had damage consistent with the result of crashing into a building.
Leonard faces several charges, including breaking and entering, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, malicious destruction of property, and leaving the scene of an accident, among others.