The town of Franconia are thanking a Good Samaritan

The town of Franconia — from residents to elected officials and town staff and police officers — are thanking a Good Samaritan who did his part to end a rash of car burglaries. That Samaritan, Danny Ballentine, who detained the suspect caught in the act, said he believes the encounter was more than pure chance and wanted to share his story. As the Franconia, Bethlehem, Littleton and Sugar Hill police departments work through a plethora of evidence to bring formal charges against the suspect, Franconia Police Chief Mac Cashin on Tuesday officially named Ballentine as the resident who snapped into action.