MANCHESTER, NH – Police arrested Dennis Delisle, 56, who was caught drinking in public and was arrested after he allegedly threatened to punch a police officer and resisted arrest.
At 5:10 p.m. on June 10 Community Policing Officer Anna Marie Martin was on a bike patrol on Elm Street when she saw two men coming out of Bunny’s Market with beer. The two men sat down in an alleyway off Elm Street and Officer Martin saw them drinking beer. She rode over to them prepared to give them each a citation for drinking in public.
One of the men, later identified as Delisle, refused to give the officer any identification and swore at her. Delisle got up and tried to walk past the officer, and when she tried to hold him back he became increasingly hostile. Delisle began to posture as though he was about to fight, according to police.
Another officer arrived to assist, and when the two officers tried to handcuff Delisle he began to struggle, trying to hit Officer Martin. When officers brought him to the ground, he ended up pushing so hard the handcuffs went flying into the alleyway. Another officer and a K9 arrived and, at that point, Delisle calmed a bit. However, he still made threats to punch Officer Martin in the face.
He was handcuffed and taken back to headquarters for booking. During fingerprinting he attempted to strike an officer, refused to listen, and began to struggle again. Officers tried to put him in handcuffs again, but he resisted to the point that a taser was deployed. With this and the combined effort of four police officers, the handcuffs were successfully put on Delisle.
Delisle was charged with two counts of resisting arrest, criminal threatening, and obstructing government administration. He will be arraigned in Manchester Circuit Court on July 16, 2019.
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