MANCHESTER, NH – Officer Dunleavy responded to LaQuinta Inn and Suites approximately 5:30 p.m. on May 18 for a suspicious individual knocking on doors inside of the hotel. Officer Dunleavy spoke with one of the hotel employees who described the suspicious individual to the officer. Officer Dunleavy located the man, later identified as Christopher Webber, 19, no fixed address, on the first floor within minutes.
He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses when the officer located him. He removed his sunglasses and hood so the officer could identify him. The man was extremely nervous and could not provide a legitimate reason to be at the hotel. Officer Dunleavy spoke with the man who suddenly blurted out he was on “meth” and became non-compliant. The officer attempted to check him for contraband, but he pulled away and started yelling and screaming at the officer as he placed his hands close to his waistband.
Officer Dunleavy transitioned him to the ground as the man kept his hands close to his waistband as if he were attempting to conceal something. Officer Ian Fleming arrived on scene to assist with the arrest. A search incident to arrest revealed he was in possession of a glass pipe, which is commonly used to smoke methamphetamine.
Webber continued to be non-compliant inside of booking. An additional search revealed he was in possession of one gram of methamphetamine, so he was charged with possession of a controlled drug, loitering/prowling, disorderly conduct and two counts of resisting arrest/detention.
He was scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on May 19, 2017