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February 23, 2014

Trial starts for former Haverhill officer

Stalking case latest disciplinary incident for police force


That report said the Pellots separated in September 2011 after 24 years of marriage and that Doreena Pellot and Ratte began dating on July 7, 2012.

Another report by City Solicitor William Cox documented four instances in which Pellot aggressively confronted his ex-wife and Ratte, including one in which Pellot threatened to kill Doreena Pellot.

According to the Cox report, the first stalking incident happened Sept. 21, 2012, at Ratte’s house in Merrimack, N.H.

A second incident took place on Sept. 15, 2012, when Pellot “suddenly appeared and confronted Ms. Pellot screaming at her as Ratte dropped her off at her job in North Andover,” the report said. Pellot then chased Ratte in his vehicle on Interstate 495 while calling him on his phone and leaving profanity-laced messages, according to the report.

A third incident on Nov. 7, 2012, began near Doreena Pellot’s home and ended at the Haverhill police station after the couple drove there with Pellot aggressively in pursuit, the report said. Pellot followed the couple’s vehicles to the back of the police station, then got out of his car and began screaming at the couple and “attempting to get to Ratte, who had locked himself in his vehicle,” the report said.

Haverhill officer Eric Mackinnnon responded to the back of the station as a result of a 911 made to state police by the couple while they tried to flee Pellot. Mackinnon said Pellot was “visibly angry, yelling and swearing at Ratte” and that Mackinnon had to “physically separate (Pellot) and guide him into the station,” according to the report.

The final incident is the one that led to Pellot’s arrest by state police on Feb. 27 of last year. “While Pellot chased the couple on the highway, the officer sent Doreena Pellot and Ratte profanity-laden messages that stated, among other threats, that he was going to kill Doreena Pellot,” the report said.

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