Pursuit of pair after suspected NH drug deal turns confrontational at Manchester police station
MANCHESTER- Two men who ran from what police suspected was a street drug deal were captured after a chase Tuesday, but not without further problems for one of them once they were taken to the Manchester police station.
Manchester officers Brian Karoul and Fred Gillis were patrolling the area of Lincoln Street and Merrimack Street at 1:40 p.m. yesterday. They observed a silver Hyundai parked in front of 329 Merrimack Street. The vehicle was facing westbound in the eastbound lane with a male seated in the driver’s seat. Another male was standing outside of the driver’s window as the cruiser passed by. It was then that officers observed what they believed to be a hand to hand drug transaction.
The man standing at the window immediately fled on foot when he saw the police cruiser. The officers exited the police car and gave chase. The man in the vehicle started to run as soon as the officers went after the first subject. He refused to stop even though both officers ordered him to do so.
The officers caught up to the man, later identified as Chandler Innarelli, 19 of Manchester, at the corner of Maple Street and Londonderry Lane. He remained uncooperative as they took him into custody.
Additional officers arrived on scene in an attempt to locate the second individual who fled. Officer Andrew Choi and Robert Harrington located the man, identified as Yohani Nzomararamwe, 19 of Manchester, in the area of 361 Hanover Street within minutes of the initial foot pursuit.
Nzomararamw was hiding under a parked vehicle. He was taken into custody without incident and a search incident to arrest revealed he was in possession of a small scale and 2.4 grams of marijuana.
Nzomararamw was charged with resisting arrest/detention and possession of a controlled drug. He also had two outstanding arrest warrants for failure to appear in both district and superior court.
Meanwhile, Innarelli remained uncooperative on scene and inside police headquarters. Officer Gillis and Detective Joe Lorenzo walked toward the gun safe to secure their firearms when they instructed Innarelli to face the wall. A patrol officer walked by with a long rifle and Innarelli made a comment about taking his rifle. Detective Lorenzo had him turn around as Officer Gillis secured his firearm. Instead, Innarelli turned toward the detective and made comments about taking one of the officer’s guns. The detective turned him around toward the wall but he pushed back and became confrontational. Innarelli was detained on the ground and secured in handcuffs.
Innarell is charged with two counts resisting arrest/detention and one count criminal threatening.
Both subjects are scheduled to appear in Manchester District Court Wednesday.