Vehicles stolen from street, outside diner
MANCHESTER — Police are seeking the people who stole one car off a city street, drove it to a city diner where they stole another vehicle and headed off to the Cohas Avenue sandpits.
Police said a white Mini Cooper was discovered stolen at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday from the area near 246 Cranwell Drive. The owner reported a spare key was missing and may have been used in the theft, which apparently happened during the overnight hours.
Later Sunday, at about 12:30 p.m., a brown GMC Suburban was reported stolen from the Moe Joe’s Diner on Industrial Park Drive where it had been parked with the keys in the ignition. Video tape of the parking lot showed a white Mini Cooper entering the lot shortly before the theft.
A witness later told police that a brown GMC and a white sedan were seen entering the sandpits, but took off after being seen.
The stolen Mini was found on Green Acres Drive, where a witness said its driver and a passenger got out of the car and were picked up by a GMC truck with a back seat.
Two people are being sought for questioning, a white male in his early 20s or late teens with light colored curly hair, and a white female teen described as chubby with long blonde hair.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 668-8711.
Manchester police arrested at 25-year-old city man on charges he grabbed a paramedic’s tablet computer
A paramedic at Catholic Medical Center reported that a man grabbed a Samsung tablet computer from the hospital admissions desk and took off.
Police responded and arrested Randall Joyner, 25, of 45 Log St., Manchester in Lafayette Park. Police said he had a Samsung tablet computer with him and he tried to run off when confronted by an officer.
Joyner was tackled by polie officers and had to be subdued with a Taser device.
He was charged with theft, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.
Nabbed on Beech Street
A man who residents of a Manchester apartment house said looked like he was trying to gain access through a third-story window was arrested Sunday night.
Polie said a resident of the third floor of the building called police after seeing an unknown man on the third-story porch who appeared to be trying to open a window.
Kyle Mehlthorn, 20, of 136 Page St. Manchester was arrested and charged with prowling. Officers said Mehlhorn could give them no reason why he was on the third-floor porch and had no connection to the building.
Bar cash taken
A man who helped himself to the cash in the till at a Manchester bar is being sought by police.
Police said a bartender at TJ Sports Bar on Central Street took a food order from the man and went inside to place the order. While the bartender was away from the bar, the man opened the cash register and grabbed the cash.
He ran off when the bartender confronted him.
Graffiti artist nabbed
One youngster was arrested and others are being sought after vandalizing a Buckley Circle building.
Officer Rob Megowen was patroling when he saw a group of teens running from the rear of United Refrigeration at 60 Buckley Circle, which showed evidence of fresh spray paint
McGowen detained a 16-year-old Manchester youth, and said he had paint on his fingers and spray can caps in his pockets.
Pulling gun alleged
A city woman had been charged after allegedly pulling out a BB pistol and pointing it at a group of people with whom she was having an argument.
Police said a group of seven people, including a 13-year-old, wer gathered outside a Central Street building when a next door neighbor came out and started yelling about rocks thrown at her house.
As the dispute escalated, the woman pulled out a silver and black handgun and threatened to start shooting, leading members of the assemblage to dive for cover.
Police arrested Cynthia Ritter, 50, of 200 Central St. and charged her with seven counts of felony criminal threatening. The gun was found in a common hallway at the address.