George Theberge Bio – George Theberge Wiki
The boyfriend of MLB Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley’s homeless daughter has been arrested in connection to the heinous crime of abandoning a baby who was just born in the freezing New Hampshire woods.
George Theberge is 45 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
George Theberge was arrested on Wednesday around 7 pm by Manchester police on Mast Road in the Westside Manchester neighborhood.
The convicted felon and drug dealer was allegedly present when Alexandra Eckersley, the 26-year-old adopted daughter of Boston Red Sox pitcher and Hall of Famer, gave birth to the baby boy in bone-chilling temperatures that reached as low as 10F.
Theberge now faces charges of felony tampering with witnesses, reckless conduct, and endangering the welfare of a child. He is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at Hillsborough Superior Court North.
The baby’s mother was arrested on multiple charges on December 26, 2022, and has since been released on bail.
Police allegedly found the baby uncovered and ‘struggling to breathe’ on the tent’s floor near the Piscataqua River. The newborn miraculously survived the unimaginable act, and Alexandra was promptly arrested.
The couple had been living in a makeshift tent in squalor conditions in a homeless encampment in the New Hampshire woods.
During a bombshell confession, Alexandra told investigators that Theberge also left the baby behind when he went back to the tent to turn off a propane heater.
Theberge’s photo had not been circulated until DailyMail.com released it after Alexander’s arrest.
The ex-con was arrested by New Hampshire police in 2017 during a drug raid that saw cops confiscate $24,000 worth of fentanyl, crack cocaine, and several thousand dollars in cash.
The couple had been living in the woods at the site of several homeless encampments, including one disbanded by cops last year known as ‘The Bucket,’ with Theberge among the several squatters kicked out.
Theberge described his disdain for the city’s decision to break up the encampment – while also expressing his and others’ preference for living outdoors as opposed to a shelter.
‘Some people don’t want to be inside,’ Theberge told NPHR in June 2021. ‘If they want to come to an encampment like this, or a community, [the city] could give us that option. Don’t force us to go into a shelter.’
Before that, Thebergehad been staying at 472 Granite St, property records show – a drug den that came under cops’ radar as a suspected crack house back in 2017.
Theberge and three others were arrested on July 28, 2017, at approximately 5:50 am, after a SWAT team executed an early-morning raid of the premises.
Once inside, cops discovered a litany of drugs, cash, and other illicit paraphernalia – though Theberge was arrested on another police department’s warrant.
Records show that Theberge has had multiple other run-ins with the town police force, being arrested at least nine times for offenses including felony stalking, assault, and possession of a weapon.
A woman who has interacted with him on Facebook told DailyMail.com: ‘To me he’s just one of the random guys that always send me friend requests on Facebook.’
Theberge was not arrested last Monday after cops responded to a call from his girlfriend reporting she was giving birth in woods near the city’s West Side Arena hockey rink – not far from the evacuated encampment – just after 12 am.
Cops would eventually make contact with Alexandra – just outside the wooded area – who had already given birth. The baby, however, and Theberge was nowhere to be found.
Alexandra – who was adopted by the Eckersley and ex-partner Nancy O’Neill in 1996 – then allegedly proceeded to lead police around the wood for 73 minutes, telling them she was bringing them to the child.
Eventually, they arrived at the tent she shared with Theberge, where the baby was found alone in temperatures as low as 10F.
Officers said the infant was found ‘unclothed’ and struggled to breathe.
When asked why she didn’t bring her baby to meet with police and the ambulance, she told officers: ‘What do they tell you when a plane goes down? Save yourself first.’
She was subsequently hospitalized and booked by officers, charged with felony reckless conduct, endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree assault with extreme indifference, and falsifying physical evidence.
She was arraigned over the phone on December 27 and appeared in court virtually while being treated at the hospital.