MANCHESTER, NH – Two Hooksett men were arrested May 5 and charged with prowling after someone reported seeing a group of men on bicycles peering into cars in a North End neighborhood.
Hunter Bessette, 18, and Curtis Tremblay, 20, were charged with prowling. Bessette was further charged with resisting arrest and violation of bail. The violation of bail charge is the result of a recent criminal trespass incident.
Police said they have been investigating a recent rash of thefts from vehicles in that area.
At about 2:45 a.m. police were dispatched to the area of Chestnut and West Clarke streets and were patrolling the area. Officer Robert Bifsha remained in the area and eventually witnessed five individuals on Webster Street near Union Street fitting the description of the bicycle group, four on bikes and one on foot. Officer Bifsha pulled up to the group and activated his emergency lights in an attempt to detain them, so he could investigate the matter.
The four individuals on bicycles dropped their bicycles and started to run toward the rear of 365 Walnut St. Three of the suspects managed to evade police capture, but two were located a short time later. The two men, later identified as Bessette and Tremblay, were located near 128 North St.
Bessette appeared in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on May 5. Tremblay was issued a summons for prowling and released from the scene. He will appear in court on June 9, 2015.