MPD Weekend round-up: Audi driver charged for drug possession; brothers flee police, arrested

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MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police made several arrests Sunday, including one woman, who faces a heroin possession charge, and in a separate incident, two brothers.

The first arrest occurred Feb. 5  in the area of 460 Hall St.


Officers responded to the area at 10:40 a.m. after a resident reported seeing suspicious activity. The caller mentioned a gray Audi frequenting the area and making repeated stops at a nearby residence.

Officer Thomas McAuliffe Jr. and Officer Adrianne Davenport located the vehicle at Hall Street and Litchfield Lane when they observed two people seated inside. The female operator, Jennifer Clark, 29, of Effingham, initially provided a different name to the officers. Officer Davenport located one gram of heroin while conducting a pat down search. Clark was taken into custody without incident.

Clark was charged with possession of controlled drug and placed on a 72-hour probation hold. Her passenger was not charged in the incident. Clark was scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on February 6, 2017.

James Cassidy
James Cassidy

In a second incident, Detective Justin Mangum arrested two brothers around noon-time Sunday in the area of 736 Pine St. Det. Mangum first observed John Cassidy, 47, of Manchester, operating a Honda minivan, which belonged to John’s brother, James Cassidy, 54 also of Manchester. James had an active felony theft arrest warrant, so the detective was attempting to track him down.

John Cassidy
John Cassidy

Det. Mangum attempted to stop the vehicle as it left Bunny’s Superette parking lot. The operator parked the minivan at 736 Pine St. and the operator ran inside. Det. Mangum made contact with both James and John Cassidy inside. He determined John was the man who fled the minivan, so he was arrested and charged with disobeying a police officer and resisting arrest/detention.

James was taken into custody on a felony theft warrant. James was released on $5,000 personal recognizance and was scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on March 10, 2017.

John was scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on February 6, 2017.

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