MANCHESTER, NH – Police arrested two people after a vehicle stop led to a police chase through the city’s West Side.
Alfredo Gonzalez-Blas, 45, and Jordan Beaudette, 26, were both charged with resisting arrest and other charges following the Aug. 28 incident.
According to a police narrative, police officers on patrol noticed a 2004 BMW driven by Gonzalez-Blas allegedly drive through the stop sign at Granite and West streets at around 8:30 p.m. and pulled over the vehicle. Beaudette was in the front passenger’s seat and there was another female passenger in the backseat.
Sgt. Richard Brown backed up Officers Sarah Kulig and Kyle Daly as they were speaking with Gonzalez, who was being uncooperative, according to police. Officers confirmed there were outstanding warrants for Gonzalez, so they asked him to shut off the vehicle before exiting the car.
Gonzalez-Blas turned off the ignition, but allegedly refused to step out of the motor vehicle even though the officers informed him he was being taken into custody. Instead, he began fighting with the officers as they attempted to remove him from the driver’s seat. His front seat passenger, Beaudette, allegedly started the car’s engine as one of the officers deployed a Taser on Gonzalez-Blas. The taser had no effect on the Gonzalez-Blas who was able to fight off the officer and flee the scene in his motor vehicle.
The BMW sped west on Conant Street before turning northerly on to Blucher Street. The officers ceased the pursuit because the BMW crashed into a street sign at the end of Blucher Street. The operator appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed, which most likely caused him to improperly navigate the sharp turn, police said. The BMW continued past Parkside School, where children were playing. The officers lost sight of the car, but ultimately located the abandoned car behind 25 Bremer St. Once a perimeter was established they were able to flush out both Beaudette and Gonzalez-Blas.
Beaudette was located behind 56 Bremer St. by Officer Peter Flanagan who noted that she was uncooperative during the arrest process. A post-arrest inventory search revealed almost 9 grams of marijuana, so she was charged with two counts resisting arrest/detention, hindering apprehension (for attempting to start the vehicle), possession of a controlled drug and violation of bail.
Officer Thomas Donovan located Gonzalez-Blas a short time later in the area of Mason and Youville streets. He refused to comply with the arresting officer and allegedly threw his shirt off and replaced it with a sweatshirt (falsifying physical evidence.) He was arrested and charged with two counts resisting arrest/detention; simple assault, conduct after an accident, falsifying physical evidence, reckless conduct and violation of bail.
The passenger of the vehicle was not located. Police said it is unknown at this time whether charges will be forthcoming against her. The BMW was impounded and towed from the scene. Both will appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on August 31, 2015.
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