MANCHESTER, NH — A disturbance in the front parking lot of the Manchester Police Department prompted a robbery investigation which led to the arrest of Victor Ramon Alvarado Vega, 27, of Manchester, who faces a number of charges — from robbing a teen at the skate park to biting a police officer.
Officers located the victim and several of his friends in front of the police station at 2:05 p.m. on July 25 and a victim, 19, was bleeding from the temple while speaking with the officers. He stated he was robbed at knifepoint moments before at the Adam Curtis Skate Park, 275 Maple St. He stated he and his friends chased after the armed suspect, later identified as Vega, after he Vega struck him in the head with the handle of a knife. Vega fled on foot with the victim’s $60 phone charger and ran into the police department after the victim and his friends gave chase.
Police located Vega, as he exited the public restroom in the lobby of police headquarters. They also located the stolen phone charger and knife inside of the public restroom.
The victim declined medical treatment on scene, but identified Vega as his attacker, who was taken into custody. Officers placed Vega into custody without incident. However, he became combative inside of the booking area and tried to flee the secured area once handcuffs were removed.
Vega engaged in a fight with officers and bit a police sergeant who was attempting to prevent him from escaping the facility. Vega continued to struggle after he bit the officer and was eventually subdued by a Taser. He was immediately placed in handcuffs and transported to Hillsborough County House of Correction.
He was charged with attempted escape, two counts falsifying physical evidence, robbery, simple assault and resisting arrest/detention. He will appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on July 25, 2018.