MANCHESTER, NH – Below is a police narrative of a weekend incident resulting in multiple arrests outside of Bonfire Country Bar, 950 Elm St.
A Manchester officer was flagged down around 12:50 a.m. Sunday morning by a Bonfire employee regarding a woman patron who was removed from the business. The employee told the officer that a woman was kicked out of the bar but continued to enter, even though she was not welcome.
The officer made contact with two individuals, a male and female, on the sidewalk near the bar, later identified as Brandon Bakios, 35, and Katie Lavertue, 31, both of Lowell, Mass
Bakios allegedly interfered with the officer as he attempted to obtain Lavertue’s identification, so he was told several times to back away from the area. Bakios’ interference with the investigation caused the officer to focus his attention on him instead of Lavertue, which resulted in several arrests, to include Bakios, Lavertue and two others.
The officer attempted to place Bakios into custody as he began arguing with a Bonfire employee. A large crowd was gathering while Bakios refused to comply and actively resisted arrest. The officer, Bakios and the Bonfire employee ended up on the ground as a result of the incident, yet Bakios continued to actively struggle with the officer on the ground. Additional officers arrived on scene and were needed to arrest the Bakios. A Taser was used to gain compliance and once the Taser was deployed, Bakios was placed into handcuffs and transported to police headquarters.
Bakios, who was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, sustained an injury to his left eye during the course of the arrest. He refused medical treatment at police headquarters and was later released on bail and scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on December 21, 2018.
Lavertue was also taken into custody after she allegedly tried to interfere with the arrest of Bakios. She was charged with obstructing government administration and criminal trespass. She too made bail and is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on December 21, 2018.
Isaiah Kitchen, 33, of Manchester, was also arrested on scene after he refused to vacate the immediate area while the first two arrests were made. Kitchen was arrested shortly after Bakios was placed into custody and was charged with disorderly conduct. He is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on December 21, 2018.
Daniel Ferrigno, 34, of Haverhill, Mass., was acting disorderly and refused to leave the area as the other arrests were being made, so officers attempted to place him into custody. He refused to comply with the arrest and was taken to the ground. He finally complied when an officer deployed his taser and placed him into custody. He was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
He also made bail and is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on December 21, 2018.