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Vanity plates stolen from various locations in Manchester

MANCHESTER — Police are seeking the public’s help in finding the person or persons who stole vanity and number plates from vehicles parked on Second Street and the parking lots of the Econolodge Hotel on W. Hancock Street and the Comfort Inn on Queen City Avenue Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Although some plates were found discarded in the lot at the Comfort Inn, 11 plates are still missing, including a Maine plate that could betray a Red Sox fondness: FENWAY. Also missing are a Vermont House Representative plate, a Nova Scotia Plate, several number plates from Delaware and a New Hampshire work vehicle plate that reads CORE-2.

Police are asking anyone with information about the thefts to call the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711. Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or at

Groped in city alley

A 16-year-old female told police that a man groped her as she was walking in the alley between Amherst and Hanover streets Friday night. Police responding to Chestnut and Hanover streets at about 7:15 p.m. were told that as the teen walked east in the alley, a man approached her, blocking her passage and backing her against a wall.

She said he repeatedly grabbed at her buttocks, stopping only when she yelled. She said he then walked hurriedly toward Elm Street. She described the man as white, 30-40 years old, 5-foot-10, bald on the top of his head but with hair on the sides, and clean shaven. He was wearing a dark, bulky jacket and blue jeans and, possibly, glasses.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Manchester Police at 668-8711. Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or at

Trace Adkins
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