Archives For Manchester, NH

Man held up People’s United Bank on Elm Street

Furnished by Manchester police

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Manchester police were searching for the man who robbed a bank on Elm Street on Wednesday morning.

Police were called to the People’s United Bank shortly after 9 a.m.

Officers said a man entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding cash.

He kept his hand in his pocket indicating that he might have a weapon, but no weapon was shown. No one was hurt.

The man was described as a white man, 35- to 45-years-old, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 120 pounds. He has black hair and was clean shaven.

The man was last seen wearing an olive jacket, dark running pants with stripes and dark shoes.

Police say officer saw confrontation between men

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A driver was arrested Tuesday after a police officer witnessed him get out of his vehicle and attack another driver at a Manchester intersection, police said.

Manchester police said they are still investigating what lead up to the morning confrontation on Brown Avenue.

Police said two drivers stopped in the travel lanes about 7:30 a.m. Inside the first car was the driver and a 3- or 4-year-old child. The second vehicle was a pickup truck with two adults and a child, in addition to the driver.

Police said the driver of the pickup got out and approached the other driver and began to hit him.

A police officer was nearby monitoring traffic by radar.

“After being attacked as he sat in his vehicle, the victim was able to stand up and engage the individual in a confrontation, but the officer was pretty much right there, so he was able to break them up immediately, and there was no reported injuries,” said Lt. Maureen Tessier.

Police said the men cooperated once the officer showed up and defused the situation.

The driver of pickup, Keith Hoyt, 46, was arrested and charged with simple assault. He was released on personal recognizance bail and is due back in court at a later date.

Flames reported at home on Mooresville Road

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Two people were killed Monday in a house explosion in Manchester, fire officials said.

The first firefighters on Mooresville Road saw a ranch-style home fully engulfed in flames.

Two people were killed in the blast, according to fire officials.

There was no immediate word on other injuries.

NewsCenter 5 and will have more details as they are available.

Flames reported at home on Mooresville Road

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Emergency crews are responding to reports of a house explosion in Manchester on Monday.

The first firefighters on Mooresville Road saw a ranch-style home fully engulfed in flames.

There was no immediate word on injuries.

NewsCenter 5 and will have more details as they are available.

Police: Thief stole woman’s purse

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Manchester police said a woman with an infant was robbed at knifepoint on Saturday afternoon.

According to authorities, the woman parked her car behind a building on Main Street and placed the infant carrier on the ground while she retrieved an item from the trunk.

Officers said a man appeared with a knife and demanded money. He stole her purse and fled on foot.

The thief was described as a white male in his 50s, with yellow teeth and a raspy voice. He was last seen wearing a black knit cap, a black jacket, black pants and brown boots.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Manchester police or the Manchester Police Crimeline at 603-624-4040.

Fire breaks out early Friday morning in Manchester

Fire on Joliette Street in Manchester

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Manchester fire officials said a man was killed in a three-alarm fire at an apartment building.

When firefighters arrived at 169 Joliette St. just before 12:30 a.m. Friday, they found heavy fire engulfing the top floor of the three-story building.

At this time, officials are not releasing the identity of the man who was killed. They said the man died after getting trapped on the third floor. Manchester Fire Chief James Burkush said they were still looking for the man’s girlfriend, but did not believe she was in the building at the time.

The Red Cross was helping the other seven people, including two children, who lived in the building.

Flames were still shooting from the building nearly an hour after crews arrived and firefighters had been ordered out of the building.

Crews were also dealing with problems caused by the bitter cold temperatures.

Roads in the immediate area were closed.

News 9 has a crew at the scene. Tune to News 9 Daybreak starting at 5 a.m. for updates to this breaking story.

Amber Grenier found in Manchester

HOOKSETT, N.H. — A 13-year-old Hooksett girl was found safe Wednesday night in Manchester and returned to her family, police said.

Amber Grenier’s family told police they had not seen her since she was dropped off at the Mall of New Hampshire on Saturday.

She last called her father, Michael, around 1 p.m. Sunday and told him she was with a friend’s family.


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