MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police Officers Matt O’Connor and Mike Roscoe responded to the area of 32 Myrtle St. on Aug. 15 at about midnight for a report of a man trying to get into vehicles. Joseph Lamarche, 34, of 55 Pennacook St., Manchester, as he was later identified, was said to be walking two dogs at the time. A witness described Lamarche while observing him attempt to access her vehicle. While communicating with MPD dispatch, the witness was able to describe Lamarche’s clothing, the dogs and his current direction of travel.
Officer O’Connor located Lamarche as he was exiting a vehicle that did not belong to him. He could not explain his presence in the vehicle, nor did he know who owned the vehicle. Lamarche was taken into custody after it was learned he had several active felony warrants out of Manchester for theft by deception and receiving stolen property.
Lamarche got agitated while being arrested. He began screaming and refused to submit to the arrest. He was charged with loitering/prowling, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest or detention. It was later learned that Lamarche was on parole and had active bail conditions not to commit a crime while on release. He was additionally charged with violation of bail and a 72-hour parole hold was placed on him.
He was not admitted to bail and will be arraigned in the 9th Circuit Court Manchester on August 15, 2017.