Two charged with lewdness following arrest on Hall Street

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MANCHESTER, NH – Two people were charged with lewdness, a violation of NH state law, following an arrest on Feb. 17 by members of the police department’s special street crime unit, which has been targeting high crime “hot spots” around the city.

David Hoffens
David Hoffens

A plainclothes detectives undercover in the area of Maple and Manchester streets reportedly observed a woman, later identified as Cindy Canney 33, of Manchester, allegedly get into a white pick-up truck operated by David Hoffens, 22, of Manchester at about 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

Detectives said the truck drove to the 800 block of Hall Street where they allege Hoffens pulled over and turned off the truck’s headlights, and the two “engaged in illegal activity,” according to the detective’s report.

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Cindy Canney

Following his arrest, police discovered more than 12 grams of marijuana in Hoffens’ backpack. He was charged with lewdness, possession of a controlled drug and placed on a 72 hour hold for a probation/parole violation.

Canney was charged with lewdness and released on $500 personal recognizance bail.

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