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Manchester man charged with burglary at pizza restaurant; Keno machine damaged

September 24. 2018 1:59PM

MANCHESTER — Police who noticed a broken door at a Maple Street pizza restaurant early Saturday used a K-9 to catch the man they said broke into the business.

James Fowler Jr., 35, was arrested about 2:10 a.m. and charged with burglary and resisting arrest, police said.

According to a news release, officers noticed the broken door at Salona Pizza, 128 Maple St., and found Fowler inside hovering over the cash register with a crowbar. When ordered out of the building, police said, Fowler jumped onto the bar, then put down the crowbar and tried to flee. He was caught by K-9 Doug, police said.

Fowler allegedly caused more than $2,000 damage to the restaurant’s Keno machine, a cash register and the door, police said.

Fowler was scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court North on Monday.

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