MANCHESTER, NH – A Belmont Street couple was arrested April 12 after neighbors complained several times throughout the day that they were blasting music for hours, which could be heard from several hundred feet away.
Police were dispatched three times on Sunday to investigate the complaint of loud music coming from 416 Belmont St., at about 4 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m., and warned the homeowner about the noise level, described as “loud and unreasonable.”
Officer Derek Feather and Sergeant Robert Bellenoit arrived on scene for the third and final time of the night at about 9:15 p.m. and observed John Robinson, 46, standing on the porch. Music could be heard from several hundred feet outside of the residence, police said.
Officer’s Matthew Mara and Jacob Yaris also arrived on scene and stood outside of the residence as Sgt. Bellenoit made contact with Robinson on the porch. Robinson became belligerent with the officers and declined to turn the music down, then walked back into his apartment. Sgt. Bellenoit advised Robinson he was issuing him a summons for disorderly conduct and asked him to step on to the porch, so he could gather his information for the summons. Robinson again said no and started to turn to walk further into the kitchen.
Sgt. Bellenoit advised Robinson he would be taken into custody. A struggle ensued between Robinson and Sgt. Bellenoit. Officer Feather assisted in the melee after a 15-year-old inside the apartment began throwing punches at the officers. That juvenile was also arrested and taken into custody for simple assault. Robinson was eventually subdued with a taser, but remained combative during the arresting process.
Another person inside of the apartment, Robin Pattengale, 48, of Manchester, was arrested for disorderly conduct after she began yelling and swearing during the incident, which could be heard outside of the residence.