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Manchester sex offender accused of breaking into Londonderry home

Union Leader Correspondent

March 26. 2017 3:19PM
William O'Reilly (Courtesy)

LONDONDERRY — A Manchester man who is a convicted sex offender was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly kicking down a door, trying to steal a jacket and fighting with the owner of a home in town, police said.

William O'Reilly, 26, now faces three charges: burglary, simple assault and marijuana possession.

Sometime after midnight, the owners of the Wheelwright Circle home woke to noise downstairs. The male homeowner went to investigate and saw a man leaning against the kicked-in door, according to Londonderry police Detective Chris Olson.

Neither the homeowner nor the intruder, whom police later determined to be O’Reilly, knew each other, Olson said.

O’Reilly then tried to take a jacket from the home, claiming it was his, Olson said. The homeowner and O’Reilly had a brief physical altercation, and O’Reilly fled from the house, the detective said.

Neither man was injured.

Responding police arrived moments later and found O’Reilly intoxicated in the driveway and he was taken into custody.

Police identified O'Reilly as a convicted sex offender with two counts of sexual assault out of Hillsborough County in 2010.

O'Reilly also has several other convictions, according to the state police’s online database, including a simple assault in 2008, failing to register as a sex offender in 2011, disorderly conduct in 2014 and stalking (domestic violence) last April.

Court and bail information for the most recent set of charges was not immediately available.

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