Check-condition call leads to arrest after woman kicks police officers

Police said the apartment was a shambles, but no other person was found inside.

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MANCHESTER, NH – On May 27 Officers responded to 49 Rimmon St., Apt. #3, at approximately 2 a.m. for a check condition call after fielding calls about a loud disturbance. Officers Amanda Smith and Matthew O’Connor heard commotion as they walked toward the third-floor apartment. They heard a female screaming and noises consistent with items being thrown inside of the apartment, so they knocked on the door and were met by a female who immediately slammed the door on both officers.


The female was later identified as Amanda Marusarz, 33. The officers continued knocking on the door and advised Marusarz they needed to check on her wellbeing. She ultimately unlocked the door for the officers. Officer Smith was kicked in the chest as she tried to enter the apartment. The kick caused her to fall backwards down three steps to the landing below. Fortunately, she was not injured. She entered the apartment to assist Officer O’Connor who was placing Marusarz into custody.

Marusarz continued to struggle with the officers while pulling her hands underneath her body. She kicked Officer O’Connor during the arresting process and refused to comply with them. They finally handcuffed her and walked her downstairs toward the transport wagon. Marusarz continued yelling and screaming, which woke several neighbors inside of the apartment building as well as a neighboring building.

She was transported to the Hillsborough County Jail instead of police headquarters because she remained extremely uncooperative as they placed her into the transport wagon. She again kicked Officer O’Connor and Officer Cheryl Trudeau as they attempted to place the seatbelt on her. Officers checked the apartment and noted numerous broken items and several holes in the wall, but no other individual was located inside.

Marusarz was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest/detention. She was scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on May 30, 2017. [No booking photo was available.]