Man uses crowbar inside closed pizza shop to smash into Keno machine, cash register

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MANCHESTER, NH – Police arrested James Fowler, 35, of Manchester on Sept. 22 after he was found inside of a Maple Street pizza restaurant which was closed for business.

At about 2:10 a.m on Saturday Officer Jacob Tyler and his K-9 partner Doug observed a broken front door at Salona Pizza, located at 128 Maple St., so they entered the business to investigate. Officers Tyler and Emmet Macken found Fowler inside of the closed business. Fowler was allegedly hovering over the cash register with a crowbar when Officer Tyler ordered him out of the building. Fowler turned in the opposite direction and jumped on top of the bar.

Officer Tyler closed in on Fowler as he placed the crow bar on a nearby barrel before fleeing toward another egress. K-9 Doug apprehended the Fowler, who was quickly placed into custody by Officers Macken and Garrett Bombard. Fowler allegedly caused over $2,000-worth of damage to the Keno machine, cash register and door, even though he was unable to remove cash form the establishment.

Fowler was charged with burglary and resisting arrest and is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on September 24, 2018.