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Manchester police: Concord man punched police dog during burglary arrest

Union Leader staff
July 14. 2017 12:00PM

MANCHESTER — A Concord man apprehended after a struggle with a police dog and officers Thursday is charged with burglary and resisting arrest.

David Devera, 42, was taken into custody about 8:30 p.m. after homeowners reported seeing a man in a cottage on their Proctor Road property, police said Friday.

The cottage, which is under construction, was full of power tools worth thousands, police said.

When officers arrived, they saw a light on inside the building and noticed a man lying in a hallway, according to the statement.

Told to come out, Devera first complied, then retreated back inside. That’s when officer Ryan Brandreth unleashed his K-9 partner Cole; together they were able to subdue Devera, police said.

Police said Devera punched the dog while trying to break free and fought with three police officers.

Devera was taken to police headquarters and then on to Elliot Hospital for treatment of a dog bite. 

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