One prowler caught, one still at large after Saturday theft spree of cash, gift cards, from parked cars

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Antonio Beltrane
Antonio Beltrane

MANCHESTER, NH – One man is in custody and another is being sought in a theft-spree on April 25, after a caller reported two men in an area near Memorial High School, dressed in black and “checking car doors.”

Officer Ken Brunini and Chris Cunningham responded to the area at about 2 a.m. and ultimately chased two men in a wooded area behind a Stanton Street home. The two men fled into the woods, but were located a short time later by Officer Golia as they exited the woods and ran towards Hoyt Street. The two refused to stop for Officer Golia and a brief foot pursuit ensued.

Area where police made aarrest after a report of prowlers checking parked cars.
Area where police made arrest after a report of prowlers checking parked cars.

One of the prowlers managed to escape apprehension, but police caught up with and arrested Antonio Beltrane, 19, of Goffstown. Beltrane was charged with resisting arrest/detention and was issued a summons for loitering/prowling.

Police said he was in possession of loose change totaling more than $50 and an assortment of gift cards. He is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on May 29. He was released on $500 personal recognizance.

The second subject is at large and police continue to investigate the incident.

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