MANCHESTER — A city man is accused of breaking into a former gas station at Hanover Street and Mammoth Road and then taking a truck and crashing it through the garage door and speeding off the wrong way up Tarrytown Road about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
The garage, at 740 Hanover St., is now part of the Hanover Street Health Care Center, a nursing home and rehabilitation facility.
According to a news release from Manchester police, Maurice Bellmore, 54, hit a sign and telephone pole after taking the truck.
Bellmore was arrested by Hooksett police in a parking lot near Shooters on Hooksett Road after pulling in and hitting a sign, Hooksett police said.
Bellmore, who showed signs of impairment, Hooksett police said, was unable to perform a field sobriety test, and refused further testing at the Hooksett police station.
He is charged in Manchester with theft by unauthorized taking, burglary and conduct after an accident, according to the Manchester news release. He also was found in violation of bail conditions, police said.
In Hooksett, he is charged with driving while intoxicated. operating as a habitual offender, driving after suspension, driving without a valid license, receiving stolen property, conduct after an accident and having an open container.
Bellmore was scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Hillsborough County Superior Court North on the Manchester charges, and is scheduled to appear in Merrimack County Superior Court Oct. 24 on the Hooksett charges.