MANCHESTER, NH – A neighborhood disturbance involving teenagers armed with baseball bats led police to arrest a man on felony weapon and drug charges.
On March 1 at about 5:15 p.m. officers responded to Third Street for a possible fight involving baseball bats. Dispatch also advised of a possible domestic disturbance taking place inside of 14 Third St., bringing multiple officers arriving on scene.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with two 16-year-olds outside of the residence. Additional officers located Cory Raikes, 21, of Manchester, inside the Third Street apartment. Bystanders pointed officers toward the fourth floor of 14 Third St. and indicated a disturbance came from that location.
Residents of the neighborhood observed two young men armed with baseball bats yelling in the middle of the street. By accounts, it appears the two teenagers were most likely involved in a shouting match with the fourth-floor residents of 14 Third St. They were identified and released to their parents a short time later with no pending charges.
Once inside the fourth-floor apartment, police located Raikes, his 19 year-old girlfriend and their one and a half year-old toddler. Raikes was allegedly armed with a handgun. Officers also located another handgun, a bullet proof vest and 6.76 oz. of marijuana inside of the apartment. The marijuana was packed in a manner consistent with distribution, so he was charged with felonious use of a firearm; endangering the welfare of a child; and possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell. Raikes was arraigned in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on March 2, 2016.