Manchester crime news in brief
Car crashes into Prestige Auto Body
MANCHESTER - A vehicle that crashed into the Prestige Auto Body building over the weekend left some tell-tale clues for police.
Manchester police said the car in question is a Chrysler Pacifica hatchback, 2005 model, color silver. After crashing into the building, the car left enough debris behind to be identified. It should be heavily damaged in both the front, where it crashed into the building, and the rear, where it struck a cement pillar while fleeing.
Police said the car left Frontage Road at some point, cleared a curb and crashed into the building. It penetrated into the office area.
Anyone with information about the accident should contact Manchester police or the Manchester Crimeline, 624-4040 or manchestercrimeline.org.
Police look for man who robbed Tedeschi
MANCHESTER - Police are looking for a man who ordered a clerk at a convenience store to open his register after gesturing that he had a gun, police said.
The robbery took place about 2 a.m. Sunday at the Tedeschi Food Mart, 582 Second Street.
The 28-year-old clerk said the man asked for several packs of Pall Mall cigarettes. After the clerk retrieved them, the man ordered the clerk to open the cash register, and gestured as if he had a gun.
The man fled on foot with the cash and cigarettes.
He is described as a white male, about 5-foot-9 and skinny. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black winter gloves, black snap-on warm up pants with white stripes down the leg. He wore white sneakers and a dark scarf covered his face.
N.Y. man arrested with oxycodone pills
MANCHESTER - A Queens, New York, man was arrested after more than 100 oxycodone pills and $2,000 in cash was discovered during a traffic stop Saturday, police said.
Simon Fernandez-Sosa, 23, was charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell. Police said he was the passenger in a car pulled over about 8:40 p.m. Saturday at Maple and East High streets.
The driver, Charlie Foster, 30, was charged with operating after suspension and disobeying a police officer.
Four arrested for fracas at Holiday Inn
MANCHESTER - Four people were arrested early Sunday morning, one on three charges of assault against a police officer, when police answered a disturbance at the South Porter Street Holiday Inn Express.
Police charged Kyle Green, 28, of Salem with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and three instances of assault on a police officer. He is accused of punching Officer Daniel Craig repeatedly as Craig tried to handcuff him.
Police said Green initially walked away as they were arresting Krista Pare, 27, of Derry and Justin Lavoie, 29, of Londonderry, both who allegedly refused to quiet down and leave the hotel. But Green returned, took Pare by the arm and tried to pull her away from police.
Police arrested Michael Johnson, 27, of Boston when he arrived at the police station to post bail for the three. Police believed he had recorded the incident on his cell phone.
"Police requested he turn over his phone so that any potential evidence of the crime recorded on the phone could be preserved. (Johnson) refused to produce his phone and was subsequently arrested," police said in a statement. He was charged with hindering apprehension and prosecution. His phone was seized as evidence.
Man confronts teen with brick in store
MANCHESTER - After losing a fight to a teen, a 21-year-old man approached him with a brick in hand, which resulted in a confrontation with the youth's stepfather, police said.
The incident took place about 9:15 a.m. Sunday at the Gulf Express, 21 Main St.
Police a 21-year-old approached a 16-year-old acquaintance in the store, and the two engaged in a fight outside the premises, police said. The older male returned with a brick, which caused the teen to run off, his potential assailant in pursuit.
The teen's stepfather threw a bucket at the young man, who threw the brick at the stepfather. He missed, and the stepfather subdued him, only releasing him once the aggressive behavior stopped. The man left the area on foot shouting threats at the teen.