MANCHESTER, NH – Police have arrested Tucker Bean, 25, no fixed address, and charged him with the April 13 Dumpster fire behind Cold Stone Creamery. He was caught after police saw him urinating on the sidewalk later that same day, and recognized him from surveillance video of the fire scene.
At about 2:55 p.m. on Friday Det. Scott Ardita and Manchester Fire Department Fire Marshal John Reese investigated a Dumpster fire in the rear of 933 South Willow St. (Cold Stone Creamery). The fire caused more than $1,000 in damage to the building and the Dumpster.
Investigators reviewed a surveillance video from the store and noted a man wearing red-and-black pants and a gray shirt near the Dumpster prior to the fire.
At about 9:20 p.m. Officer Maguire observed a man urinating on the sidewalk near Pleasant Street, so he made contact with the man, who he identified as Bean. Bean was wearing red and black pants and a gray shirt at the time he was urinating on the sidewalk. Officer Maguire made an attempt to speak with Bean. But Bean fled on foot, and was apprehended almost immediately on Merrimack Street as he attempted to run away from the officer.
He was ultimately charged with resisting arrest/detention, contempt of court and was issued a city ordinance violation for conduct in public places. He is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on April 16, 2018.
In addition, Bean was charged by Det. Ardita with arson (felony) in connection with the Cold Stone Creamery incident earlier in the day. Bean will appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on April 16, 2018 on that charge.