MANCHESTER — Police say a city man fought with them after they found him running along the concourse at Delta Dental Stadium at 2:15 a.m. on Monday.
Two officers on patrol reported hearing loud noises from inside the stadium and found Chad Montminy, 24, running along the concourse. The officers said they caught up to Montminy on the field and subdued him near the third base line after a struggle.
Officers Drew Fleming and Ken Brunini said Montminy was uncooperative during the booking and later kicked open a door to a police vehicle while the officers were attempting to take him to the House of Correction. He also allegedly kicked an officer in the leg.
Montminy was charged with burglary, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.
Armed home invasion
Police are seeking three men who entered a city home at 6 a.m. Sunday while the resident was sleeping, then demanded money at gunpoint before taking off with an assortment of valuables.
The 24-year-old resident told police she was alone and asleep when she heard noises. After going downstairs to seek the cause, the woman was confronted by the three suspects. One pointed a gun at her and demanded cash, another punched her. She told officers she was then forced into a closet, which was barricaded shut.
The woman wasn’t hurt.
The intruders got away with a television, cell phone and keys. Police said the men apparently got inside the dwelling through a ground-floor window and ransacked the residence. The woman described the suspects as two black men, wearing dark clothing, and a white man. A silver handgun was used in the attack, police said.
Alley drug arrests
Police arrested two suspects and recovered a quantity of crack cocaine, as well as several prescription pills, on Cedar Street Saturday after a getting a complaint that men were doing drugs in an alley.
Carlos Claudio, 36, and Nadir Mohamed, 25, both of Manchester, were arrested at about 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Officers said they found Claudio with a needle and a plastic bag containing less than a gram of crack cocaine, while Mohamed was found to be carrying nine pills believed to be diazepam, a form of the anti-anxiety drug Valium.
Both men were charged with possession of a controlled drug, while Claudio faces additional charges of resisting arrest and falsifying physical evidence.
Man claims pistol whipping
A local man reported being pistol-whipped on a Manchester street Friday night.
The 32-year-old man said a gold or silver Cadillac pulled up to him near Manchester and Chestnut streets. A passenger got out of the car, accused the victim of committing a crime, and hit him twice in the face, causing a gash to the victim’s cheek. The victim ran away and was assisted by a resident on Manchester Street.
The attacker was described as an Hispanic man, about 5’7”inches tall.
Worker foils heist
An employee of the Palace Theatre in downtown Manchester was credited with stopping an attempted burglary in the Hanover Street building.
The employee was in the theater’s office at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday when he heard noises and went to investigate. The worker found a man perched halfway through a roof-top window. The intruder immediately reconsidered his plans for the evening, climbed back out through the window and hastened off into the gloaming.
The employee described the intruder as a white man in his mid-30s with scruffy facial hair, wearing a red shirt and toting a dark backpack.
Police theorize the man made his way to the Palace roof via the fire escape.